If you just got hitched or are planning a babymoon to celebrate the arrival of your bundle of joy, indulging in a celebratory vacation is one of the best ways to relax and recharge before your next chapter begins. Whether your priorities are swimming on white sand beaches, indulging in treatments at a full-service spa, or a long list of all-inclusive amenities, there’s a new hotel or resort to deliver your needs. All you have to do is show up, leave the hustle and bustle of your daily life behind and lean into the breathtaking views and 5-star treatment. 

Not only do these luxurious resorts offer romance and serenity, their newly-opened or renovated status requires the highest standards for service, aesthetics and customer satisfaction. Their attentive staffs will cater to your needs and curate appropriate experiences, whether you’re looking to chill by the pool or to explore outside the resort. Regardless of your travel preferences, a once-in-a-lifetime trip awaits you.

Ready to de-stress during your honeymoon or babymoon? Check out our curated list of 2023’s newest hotels and resorts to visit, with options for every type of traveler, budget and activity level. 

Morningstar Buoy Haus Beach Resort, Frenchman's Reef, Autograph Collection, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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If your ideal honeymoon is equal parts leisure and exploration, this lush St. Thomas boutique hotel has the best of both worlds. From the sunny tropical decor to the savory Caribbean cuisine, the 18,000 sq. ft. resort captures the tranquility of island life so well, you’ll begin to unwind upon arrival. On-site, you can hit the full-service spa for a refreshing facial and massage, or lounge while sipping fruity cocktails at the scenic infinity pool. When you’re ready to venture out, Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is just minutes away. The city has plenty of historical sites and photo ops for a day of sightseeing. It’s also a duty-free shopping destination, so you can hunt for bargains. If the crystal blue waters are calling your name, sign up for aquatic activities, including kayaking and scuba at the nearby Coral World Ocean Park. 

Wyndham Palmas Beach & Golf Resort, Puerto Rico

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Ideal for highly-active travelers who never slow down, even on vacation, the recently renovated Wyndham Palmas Beach & Golf Resort provides endless opportunities for you and your partner to escape, explore, and experience together. Nestled within lush gardens and a secluded golden beach, the Puerto Rican resort sprawls across 30,000 acres and is set up like its own private town with 5 restaurants, 6 bars, 5 swimming pools, 1 private beach, a main street with 90 shops and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship golf course. There are also plenty of on-site activities, like tennis, horseback riding or bicycling, so boredom is never an option.

The Pink Palm Hotel, St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands

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A creative pair will absolutely love the rosy aesthetics of the all-new Pink Palm Hotel on St. Thomas, which is breathtaking against the background of turquoise waters and emerald palm trees. Located in the hillside of downtown Charlotte Amalie, the exquisitely designed property is the result of a historic renovation of the famed Smith’s Fancy, known in the '50s as a destination guesthouse for those in the fashion, art, music and film worlds. Today, it is a 27-room boutique hotel with nostalgic delights including daily breakfast picnic baskets offered for in-room delivery, private outdoor balconies and terraces for pre- and post-dinner refreshments, and garden walks to learn about the island’s native species. There are also opportunities for cultural immersion, including shows featuring local artists and galleries and live music from Caribbean musicians.

Aurora Anguilla, Anguilla

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The unparalleled beauty of Anguilla, known as the “Caribbean’s hidden gem” is unmatched. A babymoon at Aurora Anguilla resort allows expecting parents to experience the best elements of the island’s culture without leaving the resort. While the resort isn’t brand new, it has been recently enhanced to increase its list of world-class amenities that appeal to a broad range of travelers, pregnant or not. Expectant mothers can hit the top-notch spa for a personalized, restorative prenatal massage to relieve the discomforts of pregnancy. The hotel recently opened the island’s only golf course, 6 restaurants with curated, hydroponic farm-to-table dining, and a state-of-the-art amphitheater with an incredible roster of performances. Additionally, the resort will debut the Aurora Entertainment Park this summer, a deluxe sports center which includes a tennis center, basketball, pickleball, a climbing wall and more.

Loews Hotel Coral Gables, Coral Gables, Florida

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Just 7 miles away from downtown Miami, this modern hotel is the perfect destination for couples who want to want a city-meets-beach experience, with endless culinary, cultural and entertainment options. Based in the heart of the Plaza Coral Gables, the massive property boasts 242 guest rooms, 4 restaurants, and a rooftop pool with spectacular city views and luxe private cabanas. As a bonus, the hotel offers access to Summerfest by Loews Hotels, an immersive “Sip, See, Stay and Swim” program exclusively for guests that have special offers and pricing. This includes destination-inspired cocktails and mocktails, scenic cultural safaris, special hotel rate offers and a LIVELY swimwear discounted shopping experience.

Hotel Indigo Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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Few places exude tranquility and magnificent beauty the way that the "Enchanted Islands" of the Galápagos does—especially the Hotel Indigo on San Cristóbal Island. Surrounded by beautiful beaches, the breathtaking hotel is a romantic refuge for newlyweds. From enjoying global cuisine to soaking in the Pacific Ocean views from your balcony to renewing your body and soul at the spa, you’re guaranteed to turn your phone off, stay in the present and leave your everyday stressors at home.