Decadent Honeymoon Destinations

   Eureka! You have finalized your guest list, picked your signature sip and planned the marital march all the way down to your rhinestone-covered kicks.

   One thing left on your To Do List: Determine your honeymoon destination. Do you favor an action-packed adventure or a historical escape? A carefree cruise or a beach getaway? With so many options, picking one special spot can be pretty challenging.

   Sourced from the pages of our Weddings Illustrated and Palm Beach/Naples Illustrated publications, here’s an edit of six “let’s-get-lost” excursionsfrom intimate boat cruises along Burgundy’s verdant waterways to two of the Caribbean’s newest, most tantalizing properties. Bon voyage!


FRANCE

Belmond Afloat in France, Burgundy

Belmond Afloat in France

   Are you self-proclaimed oenophiles? Let your nose for big, juicy vintages lead you to France’s illustrious Burgundy region. Don’t get land-locked, though. For a truly authentic travel experience, hop aboard a river cruise—we recommend Belmond Afloat in France, a floating fleet of five decadently designed, Dutch barges—and savor the Instagram-worthy scenery from the deck or the comfort of your cabin.

   Toast to your love of viticulture at one of the boat’s daily wine events or disembark for an afternoon of personal tours and tastings at one of the region’s famed estate vineyards.

Read Palm Beach/Naples Illustrated’s story HERE.


THAILAND
Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

Dhara Devi Chiang  Mai

Dhara Devi Chiang  Mai

  Rate a great getaway by its exotic locale and rich cultural offerings? Look no further than Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, one of Thailand’s most luxurious properties, where a stay typically results in “complete self and explorative enlightenment.” From “perfect-scoring” service to its artifacts-dotted rooms (each offering stunning views of the property’s gardens and rice paddy fields beyond), newlyweds can participate in a myriad of activities, together or solo, from cooking classes and flower arranging to Thai kickboxing and the always-popular water buffalo rides.

   Don’t miss: Dinner and a traditional dance performance at Le Grand Lanna, one of the resort’s award-winning restaurants. The experience is so lovely, we’ve heard some couples have left speaking in tongues.

Read Palm Beach/Naples Illustrated’s story* HERE.

*Written when Dhara Dhevi was a Mandarin Oriental property.


ENGLAND

The Treehouses at Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Treehouses at Chewton Glen

Treehouses at Chewton Glen

   Love a relaxed, environmental escape? Channel your inner tree hugger at this exquisitely quintessential English property, housed on the famed, and former, hunting grounds of William the Conquerer. While not treehouses in the literal sense, Chewton Glen’s wood and copper-roofed structures were erected on stilts to give visitors the surrealistic sense they’re floating high above a densely wooded forest in Hampshire.

   Influenced by its rustic environs, rooms feature wood-burning stoves, heated marble floors and Sonos entertainment systems to coax couples into a cozy state. If those aren’t the ingredients for a romantic evening in, we don’t know what is.

Read Palm Beach/Naples Illustrated’s story HERE.

THE CARIBBEAN

Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

   Dreaming of a crystalline blue backdrop and a “nothing-to-do” itinerary? Two words: Parrot Cay. This secluded 1,000-acre island paradise features two miles of unspoiled, powder-soft sand beaches, a holistic, Asian-inspired spa and dreamy beach villas with panoramic ocean views, private sundecks and heated plunge pools. Need some extra-pampering? Call on your personal butler who’s main objective is satisfying your every whim.

   Need to recharge your zen supply? Indulge in a day of restorative mind-and-body treatments at the COMO Shambhala Retreat. Swing back to your suite for a pitcher of butler-made tipples then hang up your “Do Not Disturb” sign. You’ve earned it.
Read Wedding Illustrated’s story HERE.

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico

Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach

Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach

Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach

   Bikinis, boardshorts and no budget? Beach j’adoring couples (with lots of cash) are flocking to Dorado Beach, the newest, most dazzlingly opulent resort in Puerto Rico. Developed by the prominent Rockefeller family, and now operated by the Ritz-Carlton, the property’s palm-speckled setting once attracted flamboyant stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Crawford.

   Today’s guests are similarly drawn to its sublime ocean vistas as well as its signature chef cuisine and a 5-acre spa center with treatment platforms built right into the treetops. Need a restorative reboot? You’re in the right place. 

Read Wedding Illustrated’s story HERE.

SOUTH AMERICA

Explora, Chile

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