Family-Friendly Honeymoon Ideas Inspired by Brad and Angie

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings

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Fresh off their engagement, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie jetsetted to the tropical Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. But the couple wasn't looking for a romantic retreat—the trip was very much a family vacation with each of the six little Jolie-Pitts in attendance. The famous duo rarely travels without their children and even takes turns working on films so they can stick together. With that in mind, we asked Rachel Jacoby, a hotel expert at, to suggest luxurious—and kid-friendly—destinations for a honeymoon that's sure to be a family affair. These five spots offer much sought after seclusion, over-the-top luxury, as well as plenty of amenities to keep the youngsters entertained.

Hotel Le Bristol (Paris, France)
This 88-room haven first opened its doors in 1925 and has since maintained its reputation as one of the most luxurious hotels in all of Paris. Hotel Le Bristol's amazing amenities include a sunlit indoor pool, a 3-star Michelin restaurant, Epicure, and an indulgent three-story spa, featuring a Turkish bath. This posh spot is family-friendly thanks to their Children's Programme, a chic enclave where the gang can hang out while mom and dad soak in incredible city views and excellent shopping along Avenue Montaigne and the Champs Elysee.

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Kahala Hotel and Resort (Oahu, Hawaii)
Though it's been a celebrity retreat since 1964 (the privacy here is nearly unparalleled), the vibe at Kahala Hotel and Resort feels way more family-fun than pretentious glitz. Kid-approved entertainment at Kahala includes Dolphin Quest—which offers the only chance to swim with the sea mammals on Oahu—and a dedicated children's pool. For a more romantic honeymoon setting, Brad and Angie can sneak off to the resort's "kissing point," a picturesque spot to steal a few quiet moments after the brood's in bed.

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Four Seasons Nevis (Nevis, West Indies)
Far the from paparazzi lens, the secluded Four Seasons Nevis offers beautifully decorated rooms with breathtaking views of the nearby mountains and bright blue ocean. And this romantic resort isn't just for lovebirds. Three pools, multiple athletic courts, and a seriously cool kids' club packed with games, toys, and activities based on the native flora and fauna ensure that the little ones are always entertained.

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St. Regis Punta Mita (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico)
Nestled amongst 22 acres of fairways and tropical gardens, the posh St. Regis Punta Mita is, in a word, stunning. The grounds offer three beach-side pools, acres of peaceful gardens, and an incredible stretch of white-sand beach highlighted with rocky coves. And if Brad and Angie need a break from the sun, they can retreat to the super luxe spa or just enjoy the interior's high-end decor. It should be no surprise that a retreat with this much attention to detail is also just as invested in the experience of its younger guests. St. Regis Punta Mita boasts The Tortuga Children's Club, the most comprehensive (and high end) kids' program in Riviera Nayarit, which features a children's spa, an all-inclusive dining program, and plenty of activities like treasure hunts and piñata-making workshops.

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One & Only Palmilla (Los Cabos, Mexico)
Although everything at the One & Only Palmilla comes at an exorbitant price, it's worth the splurge—especially on a movie star's budget. A breathtaking infinity pool, ocean-side spa treatment rooms, and four on-site restaurants supervised by a top-notch chef make this hotel hard to pass up. Additional perks like luggage unpacking, daily fruit and cocktail snack deliveries, an aromatherapy turndown menu, and a 24-hour shared butler service set this property far apart from any other resort in Cabo. And don't worry about the kids—their club offers free activities and gifts for the little ones.

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—Rachel Jacoby

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