Honeymoon Havens

Snowy scenery, city escapes and island paradises await newlyweds near and far.

Choosing your honeymoon destination comes down to knowing what you like. Are you looking for snowy thrills in a national park or do you prefer some pampering in a tropical locale? Whether it’s a domestic getaway or an international escapade, we’ve got it covered. Check out a few of our faves.

Urban Escapes

Sun International

The Table Bay Hotel​
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is one of the largest cities in South Africa. But what it is most famous for is its picture-perfect harbor and Table Mountain, both of which you can see from The Table Bay Hotel, a 5-star luxury hotel that meets all the requirements for a fairytale honeymoon. We’re talking personalized in-suite service with champagne, fruit, chocolates and flowers, high tea in The Lounge, a rooftop pool and the Camelot Spa. You’ll be in good hands. This hotel knows about star treatment; The Table Bay Hotel has hosted the Obamas, Sean Connery, Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro and Céline Dion, among others. While your cozy room may be inviting, be sure to leave time for a romp through Cape Town’s picturesque wine country or discover the shops along the waterfront. www.suninternational.com

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Rome Cavalieri 
Rome, Italy

The Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria hotel in the heart of Rome, is romantic to the nth degree. For starters, you'll have world-class amenities and dreamy views of the Eternal City. Plus, you'll be within walking distance of several iconic attractions, shopping and, of course, fine dining. For the guys: If you've ever wanted to look like Russell Crowe, check out the hotel's gladiator program where you dress in a traditional tunic and learn ancient combat techniques. For the ladies: There's an extensive art collection that rivals that of nearby museums. Afterward, reconnect with some time in the hot tub. www.romecavalieri.com





Tropical Retreats

Regent Hotels

Regent Palms
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Just below the Bahamas island chain, you’ll find Turks and Caicos, a group of 40-odd islands and cays. On the northeastern edge of Providenciales, the main island, is Grace Bay. And on that stunning, 12-mile stretch of sand sits the Regent Palms Resort, a 5-star, British-estate-inspired property. Pass by gurgling fountains and hyper-manicured gardens brimming with bougainvilla on your way to your sprawling 1,500 square-foot suite. The posh, modern suites have every comfort you can imagine: a gourmet kitchen, four-poster bed, marble floors, a washer and dryer, hydro-massage bathtub, a dining room with sleeper sofa and a spacious balcony with travertine terrace and an oversized lounger covered in terry cloth. Stay in R&R mode by visiting the award-winning, meticulously designed spa, which spans more than an acre of land. Afterward, sip chilled watermelon soup and nosh on shrimp rollups, salad, fruit skewers and coffee-flavored crème brûlée. www.regenthotels.com

Marriott International

Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
Herradura, Costa Rica

This beautiful resort certainly lives up to its name—it's as dreamy as the 1,100-acre tropical rainforest that surrounds it. Be sure to catch the sunrise on one of the resort’s oceanfront gardens for sweeping views of the Pacific, then saunter over to the on-site spa where the Sun Soother facial is a popular choice. When you’re ready to venture out, it’s also the perfect launch pad for adrenaline thrills galore (read: whitewater rafting, zip lining and surfing). And don't forget happy hour at Arrecife Pool Bar & Grill where pura vida is likely the most popular phrase uttered. It can mean nearly anything from hello to goodbye, or cheers to a happy married life. www.marriott.com 



Snowy Hideaways

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, Alberta, Canada

This secluded 1922 lakeside lodge is perfect for the outdoorsy couple that enjoys cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and canyon ice-walk tours. Located next to Lake Beauvert in the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park, the 903-acre lodge has 446 rooms. The historic, upscale cabins are worth the splurge; you might even consider booking a replica of the six-bedroom Outlook Cabin, which once accommodated Queen Elizabeth. Make time for a couples massage at the Fairmont Reflections Spa and high tea, a daily tradition where a selection of teas are available along with tiered trays of sandwiches and fancy desserts. Without a doubt, it is the quintessential mountain getaway. They don’t call it the “jewel of the park” for nothing. www.fairmont.com/jasper

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Limelight Lodge
Aspen, Colorado

For stunning scenery and outdoor adventures galore, Aspen is hard to beat. So is the Limelight Lodge. The 126-room hotel, located in the heart of downtown Aspen, prides itself on luxe accommodations for a reasonable price. Guest rooms have high ceilings, marble and granite finishes, oversized closets, king-size beds, stylish furniture and generous windows that open to the fresh mountain air. Skiing couples will love the Inside Tracks program. It's a stellar ski-ride service that gives guests a complimentary guided tour around any of the four mountains that make up Aspen/Snowmass. Afterward, up the romance factor with a skate at the adjacent ice rink, a S'mores kit for two on your private terrace, or a wine and cheese package featuring local, artisanal cheese, truffles and of course, vino. www.limelightlodge.com




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