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April 2nd, 2010

Naladhu, Maldives


In the South Malé Atoll, just eight miles from the Maldivian capital Malé, Naladhu offers ocean-view and lagoon-facing beach villas, each with stunning living spaces designed with comfort in mind.  The bathroom has an enclosed outdoor area meticulously landscaped with tropical flora to give an enchanting paradise vibe. For a sexy shower time, guests can rinse off in total privacy in the outdoor rain shower, or draw a bath for two in the al fresco terrazzo bathtub.  Then heat things up in the interior steam room.

From May through July, rack rates start at $2,200 per night for a Beach House (excluding service charge and Maldivian bed tax).

Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

Suite Bath and Shower

At Rosewood Mayakoba, the line between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ is deliciously blurry. But on the beautiful and balmy Mayan Riviera, it’s completely allowed! Let the wild embrace of the jungle saturate your senses in the spacious bathroom of your Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suite, which seems to be floating along the water’s edge.  Enjoy an romantic outdoor shower, surrounded by Yucatán flora or take an evening bath gazing out into the mangrove trees surrounding your villa.

Rates start at $850 per night from May to December for a Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suite.

Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Parrot Cay

Enjoy the outdoor shower garden in a Beach Villa at Parrot Cay in Turks & Caicos and this honeymoon will be about returning to your primal roots. Villas directly face the ocean and have immediate beach access, so all you’ll see as you scrub away your worries is sand, sea and sun. Stay in the buff the whole time, if you like, for the lush greenery surrounding the villa creates total concealment.

Rates begin at $3,146 for a One Bedroom Beach villa.

Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa, Thailand


The “sexiness” of Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa is in its seclusion, as the resort is situated along Mai Khao Beach in the quiet northwest corner of the island, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the strip. Modeled after a traditional southern Thai village and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Pool Villas are spacious and super private, so  newlyweds can while away the days with no fear of interruption or distraction. Queue up your wedding song on the iPod docking station, and step right from the luxurious bathroom into the infinity pool. Then try your best to choose between relaxing in the soaking tub built for two or feeling the breeze in the outdoor rain shower.

Rates begin at $1,082 for a Pool Villa.

La Reserve Ramatuelle, just outside of Saint-Tropez, France

La Reserve Ramatuelle

Honeymoon in the south of France at La Réserve Ramatuelle. Perched on the cliffs of Ramatuelle and overlooking the Mediterranean, all the rooms come “with a view.”  Designed to maximize on its surroundings, rooms are flanked by windows to let in the natural light of southern France.  Enjoy these views from the bathroom in one of the seven rooms or sixteen suites.  And with Saint-Tropez just a few miles away, what could be sexier?

Rates begin at around $1,320 for a Deluxe Room in high season.

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Symphony’s two 982-square-foot Crystal Penthouses boast large verandahs and have the feel of elegant residential apartments with luxurious fabrics, details and finishes.  While both the master and guest bathrooms feature rare marbles and designer fittings, the master bathrooms have new sunken Philippe Stark Duravit Jacuzzi bathtubs with 90-degree ocean views, glass mosaics and recessed televisions, among other features.  The suites also offer an entrance lobby, his and her walk-in closets, private study area, living room, state-of-the-art audio-visual system, and dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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