Half the fun of a honeymoon is making your romantic getaway last as long as possible. So why not tack on a second leg of the trip for a two-part honeymoon that is simple to plan despite an extra stop? Inspired by our partner Sandals Resorts' Honeymoon Hop® program, we've rounded up five trips that are easy to double up on to help you get the most bang for your honeymoon buck.
1. Jamaica & Saint Lucia
Island hop from one Luxury Included® resort to another for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon at any of Sandals and Beaches' 18 resorts, spread across eight Caribbean islands, and you'll enjoy their premium amenities at every spot. Even better? Their travel pros will take care of all the details so no need to stress about figuring out the transport for a multi-stop trip. With seven locations in Jamaica, three in Saint Lucia, and many more across the Caribbean, Sandals offers up plenty of luxe lodgings that still boast laid-back beach vibes. Start with a stay at the new Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Ocho Rios for VIP treatment in a Love Nest Suite with butler service — plus 16 gourmet eateries, 11 bars including a Speakeasy, and the Ochi Beach Club, the lounge to be come nightfall — before jetting over to Sandals Regency La Toc in Saint Lucia, nestled along a crescent cove with the vast Caribbean Sea spanning the distance. Snag the exclusive Sunset Bluff Millionaire suite for the ultimate romantic escape, complete with a private pool on the terrace where you can smooch overlooking the sea.
__2. Antigua, Grenada & Barbados __
Explore adventurous islands in the East Caribbean with a mapped-out honeymoon hopping itinerary flying between three of Sandals' resorts. Start in the "land of 365 beaches" at Sandals Grande Antigua where you can hide away in a Mediterranean-inspired seaside villa that's so romantic, it's been named one of the world's leading honeymoon resorts. Next stop: Sandals Barbados and its crystal lagoon, swim-up suites, and al fresco soaking tubs, with the beach just beyond your door. The last leg of your honeymoon hop is on the Spice Island of Grenada on Pink Gin Beach at Sandals LaSource Grenada with its Italian Oceanview Skypool suites with your private infinity pool, overlooking the resort and the Caribbean sea.
3. Fiji & New Zealand
Couples looking for an idyllic island escape complete with lagoons and luxury digs in overwater bungalows (with an adults-only atmosphere) can kick off their honeymoon in style in the South Pacific in Fiji. After soaking up island life for a few days, hop on a direct flight with Fiji Airways to Auckland, New Zealand for a trip taking in the great outdoors caving, climbing, and canyoning, or sitting back and enjoying a glass of vino on a wine tour.
4. Paris & Provence
Combine a taste of the city with a trip to the countryside starting in one of the most romantic places of them all — Paris — for a few days of fine dining, sightseeing, strolling arm-in-arm on the Seine, and sleeping in charming hotels, before heading south to Provence. A quick trip by train to Aix-en-Provence puts you in the heart of this region known for its medieval villages, lavender fields and — best of all — rosé wine. You can even arrange a romantic roadtrip driving through the stunning scenery visiting the area's lakes and vineyards, where you can toast to your new nuptials.
__5. Johannesburg & Zambia __
If you want your honeymoon to take on a more adventurous edge while still taking time to sit back and enjoy the sunset (and a sundowner), pair a game drive in South Africa with a river safari in Zambia. Start your trip scouting for the Big Five at Pilanesberg National Park near Johannesburg, one of the largest parks in South Africa, during a sunset excursion by elephant or hot air balloon over the bush. Then set off on a short flight to Zambia staying in a luxury lodge on the Zambezi River, where days can be spent hiking or gliding over Victoria Falls and nights enjoyed over romantic candlelit dinners.