You’ve officially made the transition from Ms. to Mrs. and are looking for the perfect, most romantic honeymoon destination. What’s more ooh-la-la than five-star treatment, luxe spa services and dreamy Sonoran Desert vistas? Not much! Plan your honeymoon in Scottsdale with this guide to romance.
Think about it as your passport to romance. The Royal Palms Resort & Spa has an entire staff dedicated to making your stay lovely and memorable. Let them set you up with honeymoon packages like the Elaborate Capulet Experience, a special that includes accommodations, limo transportation to and from the airport, and a fresh bouquet of flowers in your room upon check-in. You and your sweetie will also indulge in a special Tuscan welcome amenity, private three-course meal, and a 90-minute couple’s ritual at Alvadora Spa. Visit website
The vows have been made and the guests have gone home, but the fun is just beginning! Honeymoon in style at The Phoenician, where an array of activities like fine dining, championship golf and relaxing spa treatments will keep you just busy enough. The Grand Romance Package takes care of your deluxe guestroom accommodations and breakfast, which can be served in-room for a quiet morning or at any of The Phoenician’s restaurants. Toast to new beginnings with chilled champagne upon arrival. Visit website
Do you and your husband or wife love the spa scene? Book the Made in Arizona Spa Package at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa for some homegrown pampering. Included are your accommodations in a casita guest room, daily breakfast for two in Rita’s Kitchen, and two 60-minute spa treatments per day at The Spa at Camelback Inn. Choose from a variety of treatments that make good use of locally-sourced ingredients, like the Desert Nectar Honey Wrap that features Arizona Honey or the Adobe Clay Purification Treatment with local red adobe clay. Visit website
If it’s good enough for Beyonce and Jay-Z (they honeymooned here!), it’s good enough for all of us, right? Commemorate your first days as husband and wife with Romance in Paradise, a special that includes a one night’s stay in your choice of a mountain casita or suite, or spa casita or suite. You’ll both indulge in plush robes and a goose-down feather bed, plus chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne, and rose-petal turndown. Make your celebrity-worthy honeymoon complete with dinner at elements, a restaurant headed by Chef Beau MacMillan who’s a star in his own right with several appearances on The Food Network under his belt. Visit website
Experience authentic Southwestern amour with the Desert Romance deal at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. You’ll be welcomed with champagne, and a sumptuous dinner and breakfast top off the stay. Booking the special gives you a handful of dining credits, luxurious casita accommodations and rose petal turndown. A fantastic add-on to your stay is the Celestial Picnic, a gourmet meal for two based entirely on your cravings and preferences. Executive Chef Mel Mecinas pairs it with a bottle of champagne or wine and packs it in a deluxe basket with all of the traditional picnic trimmings. A complimentary constellation chart guides you through the night sky, or you can arrange for a private stargazing session with professional astronomer Richard Allen. Visit website
Supplement your honeymoon in Scottsdale with these activities:
- A photo in front of Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture at Scottsdale Civic Center.
- Gondola rides at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa, where your gondolier serenades you with Italian opera.
- The Night Lights Tour at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, a desert masterpiece that comes to life in a jewel-like quality after sunset.
- Watch the sun rise as your pilot preps for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert.
- Hop a flight for a day trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona, or make a splash along the Apache Trail with any of these air tours.