Vampire-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations

The release of the new Twilight movie Breaking Dawn: Part 1 got us thinking—where would the undead jet off to for a romantic getaway? Here are six honeymoon destinations we think are suitable for the vampire set

Updated 11/18/11

Courtesy of Hotel Monteleone

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New Orleans

Courtesy of Hotel Monteleone

The Big Easy has been a hotspot for the undead ever since Louis and Lestat prowled the streets in Interview With The Vampire. These days, toothy types flock here for the up-till-dawn nightlife and creepy-cool shops like Boutique du Vampyre, which even sells custom fangs to wannabes—the better to feast on boudin rouge (blood blood sausage, a local specialty).

Where to Bed: Located at the gateway to the French Quarter, the 125-year-old Hotel Monteleone plays host to ghosts, vampire conventions, and honeymooners alike. Thirsty? Have a seat at the Carousel Bar, a circular 25-seat bar that actually revolves, so you can easily scope out the room for your next target.

From $99 (low season) and $169 (high season)

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Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Courtesy of The Icehotel

Sweden and its vamps are currently in the spotlight, thanks to films like Let The Right One In and True Blood vampire Alexander Skarsgård. We suggest skipping Stockholm (though the nightlife is fab) in favor of Jukkasjärvi, a village near the Arctic Circle, where you can take in the Northern Lights.

Where to Bed: The Icehotel is literally built from ice and snow, and temperatures inside range from 17 to 23 degrees F. Newlywed vampires will enjoy a repose on a bed made entirely of ice, while warm-blooded guests may need the cozy fleece-lined sleeping bags provided with the rooms.

From $86 (low season) and $143 (high season).

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Transylvania, Romania

Courtesy of Count Kálnoky's Estate

Obvious, yes. But a trip to the Eastern Europe's most infamous land of the unholy is a pilgrimage every vampire couple must embark on. Dracula's home turf actually is quite beautiful, with its scenic countryside and tiny, time-stands-still towns. The absolute must-see: Bran Castle, fortress of the 15th century Wallachian ruler Vlad Tepes. (Dracula is based on this guy.)

Where to Bed: Stake your claim on a cozy guesthouse at The intimate, seven-room Count Kálnoky's Estate. The count's family lineage stretches back hundreds of years—so, hey, vampire visitors may remember one of his ancestors!

From $400 (year-round), all-inclusive

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Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Courtesy of Lapa Rios Ecolodge

This nature preserve is full of a certain winged species—vampire bats. (The critters thrive on blood for nourishment, but they actually thirst for cattle.) Spot them on a tour through the lush jungle. Vampire honeymooners can beat the crowds by opting for a night tour.

Where to Bed: Bungalows at the Lapa Rios Ecolodge come with two showers (one alfresco) and huge private decks, where you can wake up to spectacular sunset views.

From $540 (low season) and $720 (high season), all-inclusive

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London, United Kingdom

Courtesy of Claridge's

Dracula was on to something: He tried to move to the city in the 19th century, but was foiled by Dr. Van Helsing. Luckily for 21st century vampires, London is booming with swanky hotels, trendy restaurants (they can at least enjoy the atmosphere), and plenty of prey (er, people), especially come summer 2012, when the Olympic Games come to town.

Where to Bed: Diane Von Furstenburg's over-the-top Piano Suite at Claridge's will suit vampires to a tee, with its boudoir-chic décor, plasma (ha!) TVs, and cool marble bath.

$10,863 per night

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Tuscany, Italy

Courtesy of Castello di Vicarello

The Volturi are some seriously evil vamps, but you must hand it to them: Tuscany is a pretty fabulous place to pick as your home base for eternity.

And for honeymooners, the city has plenty to offer, too. Think: jaw-dropping castle hotels, medieval towns that come to life at night, and plenty of vino being poured (making it super-easy do a red-wine-and-blood switcheroo).

Where to Bed: The intimate, seven-room Castello di Vicarello, with two swimming pools—perfect for private p.m. swims.

From $511 (year-round), with breakfast

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