Do you and your fiancé love to hit the slot machines? You're not alone — plenty of couples are taking a page from the Bond novels and turning to a casino honeymoon. And betting on a gambling honeymoon doesn't have to take the romance, or luxury, out of your first trip together as husband and wife. There are plenty of honeymoons that deliver not just a casino to play in but also plenty of honeymoon-worthy indulgences for when you're not at the card table. Here, five of our favorite options!
Las Vegas, Nevada
Where to Stay: The Cosmopolitan
Why We Love It: This sexy hotel has a nightclub with steaming hot acts, a bar that looks like the inside of a Champagne bottle, and plenty of great restaurants to choose from — including our personal favorite, the Jaleo tapas bar by Celeb Chef Jose Andres.
Don't Miss: The hotel's Sahra Spa and Hammam is home to one of only two Turkish hammam's in the United States. Stop in for some much-needed post-wedding relaxation.
Where to Stay: Fairmont Monte Carlo
Why We Love It: There's no place quite as romantic, and historically sophisticated (Grace Kelly anyone?). Located just down the hill from the Casino de Monte-Carlo, and it's gorgeous you-have-to-pay-to-even-walk-in-the-door setting, the Fairmont is a seaside hotel with a stunning rooftop pool. Run by the Nikki Beach Club, this is a see-and-be-seen scene, so you won't see any Marco Polo or kids playing tag between the day beds. Instead, expect a model service crowd.
Don't Miss: Don't want to walk up all those steps to get to the casino? There's a seventh-floor exit that cuts down on all the climbing, especially walking when your dressed to impress in stilettos and something slinky.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Where to Stay: The Borgata
Why We Love It: While much of this Jersey town feels a little more trashy than classy, the Borgata really delivers on that just-right mix. Sure, you can wear a skirt that's just a little too short here, but you can also dine in the Old Homestead Steakhouse, an elegant spot with polished service and strong drinks.
Don't Miss: The spa at Borgata is a very peaceful place that feels far, far from the caching! of slot machines.
Where to Stay: Wynn Macau
Why We Love It: This 20-story hotel looks just like the one on the Vegas strip, from the outside at least. Inside, there's no denying you're just a short ferry ride away from the lights and energy of Hong Kong, with a a Cantonese restaurant, a noodle bar, and plenty of red everywhere.
Don't Miss: Dim Sum at Wing Lei, the Wynn's Michelin-starred restaurant, is as beautiful as the room itself, which is overseen by a giant crystal dragon you won't be able to take your eyes off of — when you're not looking at each other, or your perfect dumplings.
Sherri Eisenberg is the Editor-in-Chief of ShermansCruise.com, a new deals, reviews, and advice site just for cruisers.