Think outside the box with 6 alternate honeymoon destinations
The word “honeymoon” inspires images of white sandy beaches, cabanas by the ocean and dipping your toes in the sand. While that sounds like the perfect romantic getaway, (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a week in the sun?), the world is full of beautiful places to celebrate your love.
People are looking to celebrities for inspiration on where to stay. After all, a honeymoon where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry or Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian found newlywed bliss would be unforgettable. In fact, according to a global survey from Booking.com, almost 1 in 5 (17%) of travellers look to celebrity accommodations when booking their trips. So why not travel in style?
For a perfect romantic getaway, a few things are necessary: Privacy, stunning views and endless pampering. Guarantee you receive the crème de la crème when you escape to any of these six honeymoon destinations.
Keep things completely private by checking out the Private Suite at LAX. With 5-star amenities, no crowds and no lines, this is the only way to travel for the stars. Upon arrival, you’ll be immediately blown away by the sun, skies and towering palm trees. Los Angeles is lush with relaxing beaches, 5-star dining, designer shopping and glamourous accommodations. Plus, you may even spot a star or two as L.A. is home to some of the biggest celebrities.
Where to stay: At the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, you and your beau can experience the highest standards of Hollywood glamour and luxury. Featuring marble fountains, crystal chandeliers and a 2-floor, 6000 square-feet presidential suite with a private elevator, you’ll feel like a VIP while you honeymoon in style.
Check out the less-explored side of the Caribbean by opting to stay in Nevis, an island country just southeast of Puerto Rico. It has everything you could want on a couples retreat and more, with turquoise water and picturesque beaches to lounge on with your new partner.
Where to stay: The Four Seasons features villas and suites, with the villas only a short walk from the hotel itself and featuring stunning views of Nevis Peak, St. Kits and the golf course. Sip rum cocktails from the privacy of your own villa and live the life of luxury.
Replace sandy beaches with miles of untouched snowy landscape, and you’ve got Alaska. An underrated honeymoon spot, Alaska is home to the awe-inspiring natural phenomenon The Northern Lights. Sip hot drinks at the fire while you gaze up at the dancing, colourful sky and fall even more in love.
Where to stay: Sheldon Chalet sits on top of the Don Sheldon Amphitheatre in Denali National Park. 5 acres, 5 bedrooms, 5-star service – what more could you ask for? If the night sky isn’t enough to impress, try going heli-skiing for the ultimate adventure.
Get outside your comfort zone by visiting Malawi, where animals roam free and the landscapes are stunning.
Where to stay: At Mvuu Camp, stay in a 5-star tented camp where “glamping” is an understatement. Sleeping on a “star bed”, you will enjoy accommodations on a platform 12 feet off the ground for the best views. Don’t worry though, you won’t be roughing it. The star beds include access to running water, hot showers and radio to enjoy ultimate privacy as well as luxury.
In Kamalame Cay, a short 15-minute flight from Nassau, you can drop every humble pretense you’ve ever has. This spot takes luxury to a whole new level. Expect white sand and amazing views while staying in luxury accommodations.
Where to stay: The island has its own private residences and acts as a resort, featuring endless spaces to relax, golf and private golf carts, massages and the total star treatment. Time your stay correctly, and you’ll get to experience the ‘Billionaires Brunch’, where celebrities and tycoons across the world fly in for brunch.
Are you looking for the perfect eco-getaway? Feel the love and connect with nature in Iceland. Featuring Blue Lagoon, a UNESCO global geo park and one of the 25 wonders of the world, you’ll get to experience the beauty of nature in a unique and wonderful way.
Where to stay: Lay your heads at the Retreat at The Blue Lagoon, owned by Lex Hotels. With lights inside to mimic the phases of the sun and keep your internal clock on track, as well as rooms with the water one step outside the door, this spot is a romantic vacation fit for royalty. At the end of the day, enjoy a relaxing steam in a lava cave.