After a magical day where you say “I do” to your other half, you can finally call yourselves newlyweds. We can’t think of a better way to mark this next chapter in your lives than jetting off to an exotic place to relax. Plus, after months and months of finalizing seating assignments and selecting table linens, you’re probably in need of some calm, quality time with your partner.
Wondering where to make the trek? No one does honeymoons better than A-list celebrities. Take, for example, Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma’s South African safari or Kate Middleton and Prince William’s private getaway to the Seychelles. From tropical islands to European cities, these honeymoon locations are popular with the stars, and for good reason. Luckily, you don’t have to be an A-lister to stay at these stunning spots. Here are 10 celebrity honeymoon destinations that you can actually visit.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello: Turks and Caicos
After Sofia Vergara said “I do” to Joe Manganiello in November of 2015, the couple flocked to Turks and Caicos to unwind during a week-long vacation. The duo stayed at the Parrot Cay by Como, a luxurious island resort with pristine beaches and private estates featuring personal pools and scenic views of the Caribbean.
The newlyweds stayed at the most private villa on the property, according to E! News. Throughout their trip, the pair documented their travels on Instagram, which looked like a lot of lounging on the beach. “We will never forget this place,” the Modern Family star captioned one of the photos.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas: The Maldives
To celebrate their nuptials, which took place in July of 2019, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas relaxed in the Maldives. The Game of Thrones star and the Jonas Brothers band member booked the deluxe resort Soneva Fushi for their stay. The dreamy hotel has 63 exclusive villas, which all have direct access to the beach and a private butler. Some also come with water slides, saunas, steam rooms, and fitness centers, according to The Observer.
Jonas was a huge fan of the waterslide and even posted a video of himself sliding into the ocean. “I found happiness. 🏝😎♥️,” he wrote alongside the footage. Turner also shared a glimpse into their extravagant stay with photos of the couple lying on a netted bed over the ocean, exploring a tropical oasis, and noshing on sushi.
Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith: Chile
Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith planned an adventure-packed trip in Chile after they traded vows in November of 2018. They recapped the entire getaway on their Instagram Stories. The This Is Us star and indie rock band singer kicked off their honeymoon in Patagonia, where they visited glaciers and completed a lakeside hike. Then, they were off to Huerquehue National Park in the Andes Mountains for another scenic hike. The couple concluded their honeymoon at Villarrica, an active volcano, and the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth.
Prince William and Kate Middleton: The Seychelles
With one of the most highly-anticipated and publicly broadcasted weddings of all time, Kate Middleton and Prince William needed some peace and quiet following their nuptials in April 2011. For their honeymoon, the royal couple fled to the Seychelles, a set of islands in the Indian Ocean that are located off the coast of East Africa.
According to Hello Magazine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stayed at North Island, a private island with 11 villas, so they had plenty of uninterrupted time together. During their stay, they enjoyed a private pool, white sand beaches, luxury spa facilities, a personal chef, sunset dining, and unlimited scuba diving lessons.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher: Tahiti
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher escaped to the French Polynesian island of Tahiti after they said “I do” in July of 2010. People reported that the country singer and the former professional hockey player stayed at an overwater bungalow at Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa. A source told the publication that the newlyweds spent the trip swimming and snorkeling with reef sharks, touring the island via helicopter, and spending a lot of quality time together.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian: The Bahamas
Following Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s November 2017 nuptials, the duo tapped a popular spot for their post-wedding vacation. Of course, the tennis player and the Reddit co-founder’s honeymoon was anything but ordinary.
According to Hello Magazine, the duo stayed at Kamalame Cay for nine days, and they even brought their daughter Olympia along. The pair had a four-bedroom oceanfront villa on 96 acres of white sand beaches, which costs $35,000 per week, the publication reported. Although the secluded island is only accessible by private ferry, helicopter, or seaplane, there are plenty of places on the island that the average honeymooner can enjoy.
Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma: South Africa
Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma rang in the new year after their December 2019 wedding with the adventure of a lifetime in South Africa. The Younger star and “Clarity” singer shared behind-the-scenes footage from their trip, which showed the couple hitting the beach, walking over mountainous landscapes, and watching sunsets.
A highlight of their trip? A safari in Kruger National Park, where they spotted lions and elephants. They also climbed Table Mountain in Cape Town and played Bananagrams in Mozambique, according to Koma’s Instagram recap.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban: Bora Bora
After tying the knot in June of 2006, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban retreated to the Royal Estate at the St. Regis Bora Bora. They spent their honeymoon in a 13,000-square-foot secluded villa, which had access to a private beach, butler, and spa, according to PureWow.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend: Portofino
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend turned their destination wedding in Lake Como into a vacation. After swapping vows in 2013, they extended their nuptials and spent their honeymoon in Portofino. The duo lounged around at a private pool and enjoyed picturesque views of the Italian coastline.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake: Tanzania
Just like Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake pulled off a secret wedding in October of 2012, they also used the same technique for their honeymoon escapade. The Total Recall actress and “Summer Love” singer touched down in Tanzania and stayed at the Singita Faru Faru Lodge, according to People. They also explored wildlife and took a hot air balloon ride at Singita Grumeti, a private reserve in Serengeti National Park, Us Weekly reports.