Reach a state of total relaxation on your honeymoon in Puerto Rico. This Caribbean paradise is the perfect destination for newlyweds who want to spend time enjoying life’s simple pleasures together, from the beach chair to the massage table to the yoga mat.
Soak Up the Sun
On your honeymoon, the most stressful decision of the day should be whether to lounge on the beach or by the pool. Happily, Puerto Rico offers plenty of stellar options for both. At resorts like the swanky Fairmont El San Juan Hotel and the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, you can sink into a chaise lounge at one of several Instagram-worthy on-site pools or put your toes in the sand along the coast. Elsewhere on property, these high-end accommodations feature everything you and your love need for a carefree honeymoon, from five-star dining to state-of-the-art fitness studios.
Massages and More
Offering treatments ranging from aromatherapy to post-sun rejuvenation, wellness sanctuaries in Puerto Rico put the “aaaah” in spa. On your honeymoon, you can indulge yourselves with soothing massages, cleansing body wraps, hydrating facials and other pampering modalities. For an uber-luxurious experience, get side-by-side massages in a couple’s pavilion set in a pineapple grove at Spa Botanico at The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Dorado Beach. Call upon ancient healing wisdom with a cleansing ritual in the Hammam at The Spa at Condado Vanderbilt. Or rejuvenate with hydrotherapy at Ozone Aqua Massage & AromaTherapy Bar in Old San Juan.
Island time is a pace that’s just right for taking in beauty. For art lovers, spend a leisurely day ogling masterpieces in a striking building that once served as a municipal hospital. The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico encompasses a collection of more than 1,000 works by prominent and up-and-coming Puerto Rican artists. In addition to displaying important pieces by visionaries like Jose Campeche and Miguel Pou, the Museo de Arte de Ponce, designed by Edward Durell Stone, is an architectural masterpiece in its own right. And in Yauco, a unique and eye-catching urban art project has turned the town into an inspiring outdoor gallery while providing a public platform for some of the island’s most promising young talents.
Align Your Chakras
Let Puerto Rico be your “om” away from home during a relaxing honeymoon retreat. All over this tropical oasis, yogis and yoginis can find their inner zen with distinctive practices that embrace eastern wisdom amidst breathtaking natural surroundings. The instructors at Barefoot Yoga lead group and private sessions and meditations just steps from the ocean in Rincon, and they’re happy to bring their services to you if you’re staying out of town. Majestic, free-roaming horses are likely to trot over to check out your downward-facing dog at the open-air yoga pavilion at Hix Island House on Vieques. And Paddle Yoga Puerto Rico fuses the science of yoga and the sport of paddleboarding into a unique, on-the-water experience.