Settling on one country or faraway city for your honeymoon destination can seem pretty daunting at first. We mean, this is your first vacation as newlyweds! You want it to be perfect, right? Luckily, the editors at Brides get the chance to check out spots all over the world for you so you can narrow down the most magical place for you and your future spouse. If you're on the hunt for a relaxing, sun-soaked beach locale, look no further than the tiny French island of St. Barth.
With tons of luxury hotels and private villas staking claim on the land, you have many options when it comes to where you're going to stay. One of our favorites? Le Guanahani, which features vibrantly hued cottages and heaps of lush vegetation—not to mention wildlife like turtles and hermit crabs!—all on the edge of two white-sand beaches. Yes, it's as heavenly as it sounds, especially when you check out the Clarins spa, as seen below. And if you're in for a thrill, make sure to check out Tradewind Aviation for your flight into the area (It's one of the most difficult airports to land in in the world).
Besides hanging out at your resort or villa, there are plenty of other fun activities to do around the island. If seasickness isn't in your DNA, we totally recommend heading out on a catamaran for a tour of the island's best beaches. Trust us when we say the crystal-clear water is a sight to behold.
Rather stick to solid ground? The island is littered with these fun-colored jeeps for a little excursion. But be warned, there are quite a few steep roads to drive up (or down), so pick the best driver to be behind the wheel!
Just because relaxation is on your agenda all day doesn't mean you can't get a little wild come nightfall. Insert Le Ti, the French-inspired cabaret bar where patrons dance on tables and use the prop closet to transform their slinky dresses into something more flashy. And if you really want to go over-the-top with your costume, Native American headdresses are available for purchase in the gift shop by the bar.
If foodies are searching for something to tickle their tastebuds, they'll be pleased to know the island is full of sweet and savory bites. Check out Shellona for its fresh seafood fare or Nikki Beach for its adorable rose-gold pineapple cocktail glasses.
And if all else fails, sit your exhausted wedding-planning booty down and enjoy the quietness of your resort pool.