The cherry on top of your big day is having the honeymoon of your dreams. Whether you want to have some R&R in the Caribbean, explore the hills of Tuscany or get cozy in a true winter wonderland, we have six destinations that you absolutely have to add to your 2017 travel bucket list.
Located in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island Resort & Spa rests on 1,800 acres of serenity. The property has a romantic private beach that you can enjoy either while watching the sunrise or just going for a swim. Take in a truly stunning view as you hike the Sunset Loop trail, where you will be rewarded with what could only be described as the place you go in your mind when you want to escape the madness of your everyday world. Rates start at $900/night during the winter season.
Located just outside of Port Antonio, Jamaica, Kanopi House is still one of the island's best-kept secrets. This piece of paradise is built around the idea that we are one with nature — in fact no trees were felled in the building of the property. Set on six acres, Kanopi House is perfect for the honeymooning couple because it is all about privacy and discretion. Rates start at $300/night.
Country Club on the Beach
Also located in Jamaica, Half Moon resort offers its guests a wide variety of activities to enjoy, whether on land or sea. Activities include horseback riding, snorkeling, windsurfing, water skiing, swimming with dolphins and more. The resort also offers six delectable restaurants. Located by Montego Bay, this 400 acre property also offers a 68,000-square foot spa where newlyweds have a long list of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments to choose from. Rates start at $294/night.
Unwind together with an authentic Turkish hammam experience at Ciragan Palace Kempinski, where the spa features "The 1001 Nights Hamam" treatment. Nosh on sweet treats (of cinnamon, Turkish coffee, honey, milk and olive oil) followed by a sherbet palate cleanser before an indulgent full body and scalp massage. For utter relaxation, take a dip in the heated infinity pool where you'll feel like you're floating serenely on Istanbul's Bosphorus. The honeymoon package starts at $1146/for two nights.
An 800-year-old medieval Tuscan village turned resort that's located in the Golden Triangle (the Tuscan area between Florence, Pisa and Siena), Toscana Resort IL Castelfalfi is Tuscany's newest luxury escape. When it opens in March, the property will offer guests such activities as the chance to go hunting, play golf or partake in private cooking lessons with a Michelin-starred chef. Or you could just lounge the day away in your private villa staring at the countryside — then hit up their restorative salt cave. Rates start $314/night.
Small Town Fun
For couples who want a little New England charm, no place offers more than Woodstock Inn & Resort, a little slice of joy tucked away in Vermont. Though Vermont may not be the first location to come to mind when you're thinking about where to honeymoon, it's a perfect destination for a memorable honeymoon that doesn't break the bank. Ski its 24 trails across 100 acres of woods or head to the Tubbs Snowshoes Adventure Center and cruise through 30 kilometers of trails surrounding the village of Woodstock on snowshoes, Nordic skis or fat tire bikes. At the end of the day, curl up in front of the fireplace with your one and only! Rates start at $306/night.