03/17/2014 10:58 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Ways to Add Romance to Your Honeymoon

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While most honeymoon destinations are utterly enchanting by themselves, that doesn't mean your romantic efforts should end right there. To make a honeymoon truly special, it takes some extra planning and initiative. Read on to discover 10 simple ways you can add romance to your honeymoon -- ensuring it's a passion-filled getaway from beginning to end.


Call Room Service

Indulge in a wide variety of gourmet food selections while in the comfort of your luxurious guest room. Many hotels now team up with celebrity chefs to bring guests five-star menu options. For instance, honeymooners staying at the Surrey in New York City can take advantage of some of the world's finest cuisine thanks to room service via Café Boulud. The experience should be even better when you're clad in comfy slippers and lavish cotton robes.

Pick a Room with Exciting Amenities

It will be easy to take the romance to another level if your accommodations feature invigorating extras like a plunge pool, clawfoot bathtub, or Jacuzzi. Draw a bath, add some rose petals, and then pop open a bottle of your favorite champagne.

Pack the Sexy Lingerie

Consider bringing a few sensual outfits that your significant other hasn't seen before. These surprise wardrobe additions will surely spice things up throughout the trip and keep the sparks flying.

Add Custom Touches

Set the mood by adding little personal details throughout your honeymoon. Ideas include scented candles, chocolates, bath salts, fresh flowers, music, and bubbly. Just a few extra touches in your hotel room can take great ambiance and make it extraordinary.

Surprise Each Other

Unexpected gifts and gestures can be extremely romantic. Whether it's a hand-written letter, wedding picture, poem, or jewelry, the extra thought and effort says a lot about your mutual affection. Another unique idea: Bring along a mini camcorder and record secret messages for each other, only to reveal once you're back at home.

Plan a Private Picnic

Choose a vineyard, secluded beach, rolling hillside, or anything in between. Head to a local market to pick out a few of your favorite food items. Be sure to bring a bottle of wine or champagne and make a toast to your new life together. If you're lucky enough, some hotels around the world offer ultimate picnic experiences. For instance at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Florida, couples can choose from three different outings, one being a private island picnic reached via Cessna Seaplane.

Watch the Sunset

Incredible settings can often make for unforgettable sunsets, especially if they feature a dazzling array of colors. Meanwhile, these five places around the world have made watching the sunset an event that no honeymooner should miss.

Dinner with a View

There may be nothing more romantic than an amazing meal featuring a jaw-dropping vantage point. Enjoy speciality cocktails or share a bottle of wine over appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Bonus points if you can arrange a special meal for two. At Esperanza Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, private beachfront dinners feature a fully customized three-course menu and up-close views of the Sea of Cortez.

Go Exploring Together

Set aside at least one day to skip the tour groups. Instead, seek out adventure by taking out loaner bikes, going for a scenic hike, or discovering a local waterfall together. It can be whatever activity that appeals to you most, just look for unique ways to discover a new destination together -- and don't forget to share a kiss or two along the way!

Couples Massage

A rejuvenating spa session will certainly be a memorable and romantic honeymoon experience for you and your significant other. It's common now for top spas around the country to offer incredible amenities like romantic suites for two, food and wine tastings, whirlpools and hot springs, and thatched-roof beachside accommodations. At Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, couples can book private oceanside huts (known as hales) and choose from a seemingly endless list of invigorating massage treatments.

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