Planning a wedding is stressful. Planning a honeymoon, on the other hand, is one of the
great joys for any eloping couple. With five-star hotels and resorts across the globe, Luxury Link puts the best honeymoon destinations at your fingertips and sweetens your first trip together as a married couple with great vacation extras like massage treatments, welcome baskets and dining credits.
Here are some incredible honeymooning ideas, but we warn you – these luxe retreats may just entice you to bypass the whole wedding ceremony and hop on a plane today!
A honeymoon is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and many couples are determined to splash out in style following their big day. For the ultimate upscale tropical escape, names like Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti are the stuff legends are made of. Placid lagoons in shades of blue that have to be seen to be believed and jagged volcanic peaks bathed in rich green foliage
frame the perfect backdrop for your romantic holiday together.
Luxury Link features five-star resorts throughout French Polynesia, making it easy to island-hop in style. You’ve seen postcard-perfect images of overwater bungalows in the South Pacific, a concept executed flawlessly by the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
and its sister property Moorea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
. Their Premium Overwater Bungalow includes private sun deck and terrace, mountain views and of course, direct access to the lagoon below your feet!
For a similar experience, but even more secluded, Huahine Te Tiara Beach Resort
near Tahiti is accessible only by boat, features a private whirlpool on your overwater bungalow deck and provides unlimited access to resort activities, including canoeing, snorkeling and kayaking.
Maldives & Seychelles
The South Pacific has French Polynesia, while the Indian Ocean has the Seychelles
, a pair of charming island nations dedicated to delivering the refined service to travelers in intimate settings. Cerf Island Resort
in the Seychelles is a collection of 12 private villas carved into a hillside and surrounded by a marine nature reserve. Honeymooners will love the resort’s Private Mini Spa, which can accommodate only one couple at a time.
Meanwhile, there are upscale vacation experiences, and then there’s Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
in the Maldives, winner of the World Travel Awards Best Luxury Island Resort in the World
. The only hotel property on a private atoll, Bodu Hithi was designed to create a level of relaxation rarely found in our modern world. Choose an Escape Water Residence Package and enjoy unrivaled indulgences including a huge one bedroom overwater villa, barbecue dinner for two served by a private chef on the beach or in-villa, with private chef, sunset fishing trip and choice of spa treatments.
European holidays are generally associated with exploring great cities, taking in history, art and architecture. However, this grand dame of a continent also boasts gorgeous destinations at which a honeymooning couple can unwind in style; the Italian coast and Greek Islands are two that immediately spring to mind.
The Amalfi Coast
along Italy’s western Mediterranean shores offers upscale accommodations along dramatic cliffs and sweeping views. Soak it all in from a junior suite at Hotel Poseidon
in the quaint hillside town of Positano. Whether lying on a perfect day bed on Spiaggia Grande – the lively central beach – or hiking amidst lemon and olive trees in the Lattari Mountains, the stress (yet fun) of your wedding day will seem like a million miles away.
Peaceful, intimate luxury resorts featuring endless panoramas can also be found dotting the countess islands of the Aegean Sea. Three nights at the Santa Marina Resort & Spa
will be just what the travel doctor ordered, as you soak in the Mediterranean sun reflecting off iconic white terra cotta houses and domed hilltop churches. Or choose to honeymoon on Santorini
, the remnant of an ancient volcano which means cliffs drop dramatically into a sweeping bay. Most Luxury Link properties on Santorini welcome you with a bottle of wine or champagne in your guestroom, including the Adronis Boutique Hotel
which also offers guests lunch and dinner options as well as access to a private beach.
Caribbean and Hawaii
Perhaps you don’t have time to jet-set halfway around the world after your wedding, which is all well and good with a treasure-trove of incredible vacation experiences nearby in the Caribbean and Hawaii.
Luxury Link’s Caribbean honeymoon destinations are so
numerous and varied it would be impossible to list them all here; it’s really a matter of personal preference. At the indulgent end of the spectrum, resorts like Jade Mountain
in Saint Lucia and Hermitage Bay
in Antigua execute the five-star island luxury experience flawlessly. For large resorts offering every activity, cuisine and amenity under the sun – literally – head to the Dominican Republic
, Puerto Rico
Hawaii, of course, is a classic honeymoon destination, and many newlyweds opt for the idyllic beachfront resorts of Maui
, Mai Tai in-hand. For a secluded escape in one of the most beautiful spots on the island, consider Travaasa Hana
. Romance also reigns supreme on Kauai, where a stay at Koa Kea Hotel & Resort will take your breath away and help create some of your first memories together as a married couple!