The planning, the prepping, those endless checklists: Figuring out all the wedding hoopla is part one of your romantic adventure together. Part two—your honeymoon—is next on your list. Do you want to escape from it all and just chill on a beach? Explore a cool city, trek through exotic temples, or spend a good part of your lazy day being pampered? Or maybe a minimoon is needed to tide you over until the Big One‚ or a stay at an eco-friendly resort that feels naturally perfect.
This year for our annual Brides Honeymoon Awards, we've come up with a giddy mix of old-school and hip, OTT luxe and surprisingly affordable places to kick off your new life together. We've winnowed our choices and given the gold to getaways that will deliver the best memories ever, whether your fantasy trip is sipping a jalapeño margarita in a beach cabana on the Riviera Maya, visiting the ancient pagodas in lush and lyrical Chiang Mai, or having a heli-adventure picnic in Alaska's Denali National Park. Start dreaming now…
Below, see all of the award-worthy hotels and resorts that have our hard-to-impress editors' stamp of approval!
This story originally appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Brides, on sale beginning April 30.