Hello lovelies! I am so excited to leave on a cruise to the Bahamas TOMORROW!! I’ve been dreaming of sun and sand for weeks, so I figured it was the perfect time to highlight some amazing spots for the honeymoon of your dreams!
If you dream of the beach (like me!): Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
Back in the golden days of Hollywood, this is where all the big stars would come to relax in fashion. Now visitors are still treated to the same gorgeous views, but with the modern hospitality today’s traveler expects. Since it’s your honeymoon, splurge a little on an ocean view room at the Ritz Carlton Reserve.
If you dream of the mountains: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
I drove through this little town on a West Coast road trip years ago and fell in love with the amazing views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the snowcapped mountains. It’s so close to amazing ski resorts for the winter, but has excellent white water rafting and golf in the summer. There’s even Silverwood Theme Park for all of you roller coaster enthusiasts. Book a room in The Coeur d’Alene Resort and you’ll be right in the center of it all.
If you dream in French: Amboise, France
This small city just outside Tours is conveniently located in the Loire Valley. You are completely surrounded by historic chateaux and amazing wines. What could be more romantic?! Stay in one of the chateaux at La Bourdaisière or put a little modern in your trip with the Hôtel Novotel Amboise. P.S. It’s just a short drive up to Paris to get your Eiffel Tower fix!
Whatever you dream of, there are always people (and websites!) out there to help, guide, and inspire you. Here are a few of my favorites.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World: This curated collection of hotels features some of the most beautiful properties from around the globe – all with less than 100 rooms or so. Join “The Club” for free to have access to travel perks like free upgrades and breakfast. Most of these properties can be a little pricey, so decide if splurging on your hotel is what you want to do with your honeymoon funds. Extra points to those of you that say the Wentworth Mansion sent you!!
Condé Nast Traveler: You may know Condé Nast from the wide variety of lifestyle magazines they publish (Brides Magazine or Vogue anyone?) but they also have a great travel guide that always features the hottest in hospitality. Whether you want to go across the globe or just across town, Traveler can help you choose the perfect hotel and activities. Pick up the latest issue on newsstands or jump on the website to look for a specific destination.
The Points Guy: This has to be the ultimate travel website on the entire internet. It is definitely my favorite! The Points Guy, Brian Kelly, and his staff travel all over the globe to find the best places to go and how to maximize rewards points to get there and stay. If you belong to any hotel or airline rewards points club at all, this guy is a must follow! Check out the TPG Hot List for his top destinations of 2015.
No matter where you go, make sure you enjoy your time as a couple. Relax and settle into that new last name and your new life together!