Two Spanish Islands That Should Be on Your Honeymoon Shortlist

Honeymoons & Destination Weddings

Photo: Courtesy of Ameni Hotel

There are plenty of reasons to love Spain: The tapas, the wine, the men (Javier Bardem, Rafael Nadal ... we could go on!) And you can you indulge—in the first two, anyway!—when you book your dream honeymoon to one of the country's gorgeous islands. Whether you want the history of a classic destination like Majorca or want to journey to more uncharted territory like Formentera, traveling to one (or both!) of these enviably gorgeous spots offers relaxation, history, and a whole lot of culture.

The Classic: Majorca

The Romans ruled here; so did the Moors. But since the 1960s, European jet-setters have been the main invaders, spending long weekends lolling in palatial hotels and touring secret grottoes and underground lakes. Check in at the newly opened Castell son Claret, a hushed 18th-century castle encircled by almond and orange trees.

Doubles from $390; Hotel Castell Son Claret

The Up-and Comer: Formentera

They may call it Ibiza's little sister, but this isle of 10,000 souls, a World Heritage site, is less about discos and more about communing with the crystalline Mediterranean on beaches ranked among the best in the world. Book a room at Gecko Beach Club, known for its boho-cool crowd (Leo DiCaprio's stayed here) and unspoiled stretch of sand.

Doubles from $234; Gecko Beach Club

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