A perfect honeymoon is maybe the most important aspect you have to consider when deciding to get married. When wedding preparation tend to become a pain in the butt, at least make sure that, after it’s over, the relaxation will be guaranteed. The “back to nature” trend brings you back in the middle of wild nature, where several boutique-hotels wait for you and your partner to celebrate your love.
Chateau Eza, Cote d’Azure
Situated in a splendid location, on a rock, 1,300 meters above the Mediterranean Sea, the delightful Chateau Eza is now opened after a restoration process which lasted for five years. Built in the 17th century, the hotel still holds the original stone walls, the oak beams and the fireplaces in each room. Located at a 15-minute drive from Nice, the luxurious boutique-hotel has only 10 rooms and 2 suites and is a very exclusive and pleasant honeymoon destination. Each room offers a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean, the restaurant serves “nouvelle-cuisine” dishes and the terrace holds a huge jacuzzi…in a word, everything you need for a splendid honeymoon. A double room costs from $570 (400 Euros) per night, while the suites prices start at $1,280 (900 Euros) per night.
But don’t imagine everything you can do at this hotel is just sit, eat and bath in the jacuzzi, because the hotel also offers one-day fishing trips or yacht trips. Not to mention that it’s located only 10 km away from Monaco and 50 km away from Cannes, both offering countless entertainment choices.
Hotel Villa Ducale, Sicilly, Italy
If you want to blend romanticism and adventure spirit, you can choose to spend your honeymoon in Sicilly, Italy, where one of the best destinations is the Hotel Villa Ducale. Offering a splendid view of the famous mount Etna and of the beautiful Sicilian beaches of the Taormina resort, the Villa Ducale is famous for its specific Italian charm, the warm feeling of a private residence blended with 5-star services offered by its owners, Andrea and Rosaria Quartucci.
The hotel has 17 rooms and three luxury suites and the interior design holds the mark of famous designers like Stark our Eamon, plus traditional Sicilian silverware, paintings and fabrics. And if the hotel needed anymore reference, you must know it was voted the most romantic hotel of 2010 by Conde Nast Traveller. Room prices start at 150 euro and, as entertainment choices, guests can opt for a 50 Euros off-road trip to mount Etna among others.
The Waikiki Edition, Hawaii
The Waikiki Edition’s grand opening took place last year, in October 2010 and, ever since it was opened, the hotel promised a very exciting experience for its guests, making worth their long trip across the Pacific. The first hotel in the Edition series is recommended as an unlimited pleasure Hawaiian universe and it successfully combines the owner’s (Ian Shrager) passion for details with the guaranteed standards of the Marriot chain.
The restaurant is the playground of the famous chef Masaharu Morimoto and it offers a beautiful beach view, while movie lovers can watch the most beautiful romantic movies right under the moon light in an open air cinema. Also, in an underground bunker is the Crazybox club with its romantic concept rooms. The price for a room starts from $200 and can go as high as $700. As entertainment choices, guests can pay $50 for a one-day trip on the ocean and diving among the breathtaking coral reef.
Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica, Lesser Antilles
Far away from the glamor typical to most Caribbean resorts, which are very crowded every year, the Rosalie Bay Resort is a perfect destination for those dreaming of a more quiet and relaxing honeymoon. Located in a wild spot in Dominica in the Lesser Antilles, the resort attracts its guest by promising a beautiful and relaxing vacation. And everything you’ll find in this place is a beautiful beach, the tropical forest (which has, among others, more than 170 wild bird species) and the Rosalie river. But don’t imagine a honeymoon or a romantic vacation here is boring, because the resort offers climbing, canoe, swimming in the hotel’s pool and in the ocean, a trip to the beautiful capital Roseau, which is located only 45 minutes away and not to mention the excellent restaurant serving traditional dishes.
The hotel owners also care for the beautiful place their located in, by trying to be as environmental-friendly as possible: all the electricity comes from wind turbines and solar panels, all the food served in the restaurand is organic and the furniture in the rooms is built by local mesteri. The resort has 28 rooms with a garden, river or beach view and prices can go all the way up to.
How about you…do you like these destinations? Or do you have any other favorite place? Feel free to drop a comment below and share your thoughts.