5 Far-Flung Honeymoon Locations

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​By Jemma Walker

Once the stressful period of wedding planning is over, it’s time for the fun part – arranging your first romantic break as a married couple.  Whether your idea of honeymoon paradise is relaxing on a tropical island, exploring unknown lands or trying something a little more active, we have the perfect destination for you. 

For a touch of paradise – Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

Nestled in the lush green Piton Mountains of St Lucia is the luxurious Ladera Resort, located on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s the only resort of its kind, with overwhelming views of the Caribbean ocean. The relaxing retreat boasts a private plunge pool, wooden swings, four-poster beds and an open view of your surroundings so during your romantic break (thanks to the ‘open wall’) you won’t forget you’re honeymooning in this magical paradise. Although the rooms are wooden suites decorating the hillside, it’s a resort connecting newly weds with nature and romance where you can forget the bustling world back home.  

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

For the ‘once in a lifetime’ couple – Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

The natural wonder that is the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) is a phenomenon everyone should experience at least once in their lives and while sleeping under the stars in a glass igloo, there’s really no better way to spend your first evening in Lapland. Gazing up at the stars from the comfort of your bed is a unique and unforgettable experience, followed by a few days in the luxury queen suite with your own sauna and heated pool to warm up on cold snowy evenings, you’ll start your married life in style. If you can pull yourself away from your traditional cabin, try skiing or panning for gold in your own winter wonderland. 

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

For beach lovers – Brando, Tahti

French Polynesia is renowned for its beauty, by choosing to honeymoon in the beach-based Brando Resort your celebrations can begin before you even set foot on the white sands, with a private plane from Tahiti to the small Motus island occupied by sea turtles and exotic birds – it’s a destination like no other. The lagoon surrounding the island is only seconds away from your private villa and the breathtaking beach is on your doorstep – perfect for beach lovers. Relax in your own private paradise previously home to one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, Marlon Brando. Spend your days in the resort’s organic spa, tasting the local cuisine and snorkeling with tropical fish along Mermaid Bay – it’s as magical as it sounds. 

Brando Resort, Tetiaroa

For city lovers – Hotel Danieli, Venice

Venice is the city for star-crossed lovers and with a Luxury Collection Hotel there’s no better way to start your first vacation as a married couple. Majestic views of city, opulent regal red rooms to retreat to and all within walking distance of St. Mark’s Square, whether you visit for a long weekend or two-week break you’ll feel romanced by this peaceful city. Hotel Danieli treats you to dinner on the rooftop overlooking the maze of canals decorating the city, crackling fireplaces and an abundance of history. 

Hotel Danieli, Venice

For avid explorers – Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Peru

Explore the Machu Picchu Citadel just opposite Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, walking among the ancient ruins you’ll be surrounded with rich history before retreating to your own piece of luxury hidden in the Sacred Valley. There are lots of activities to choose from, whether you spend your days hiking to the picturesque Sun Gate, challenge yourself climbing Putucusi Mountain or star gazing with the hotel’s telescope – there’s beauty at every turn with this unique destination. 

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Peru