Honeymoon Fantasy:
Hotel Martinez in Cannes

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
hotel-martinez-honeymoon-fantasy.jpg Photos: Courtesy of the Hotel Martinez

When it comes to honeymoon destinations, I find that couples are often torn between a relaxing beach vacation and a romantic European getaway. For a compromise-free honeymoon spot that allows you to experience both beachfront lounging and mainland luxury (Michelin star restaurants, window shopping at Louis Vuitton), check in to the Hotel Martinez in Cannes. A celebrity favorite, especially during the Cannes Film Festival in May, the five-star hotel definitely falls into the splurge category (rooms start from 610 euros per night) but I think the price is justifiable for a honeymoon. The hotel opened in 1929, so the 409 rooms feature modern Art Deco-inspired decor and views of the sea or the city. Book a relaxing massage at the spa, then head across the street to the hotel's private beach. Finish the evening with an extravagant meal at La Palme D'or, the hotel's two-Michelin star restaurant, overlooking the Mediterranean. Visit hotel-martinez.com for more information, and head to our Honeymoons Index for more vacation ideas. —Lauren Matthews

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