Archive for the ‘Honeymoon’ Category

Caribbean Queen

Baoase Luxury Resort in Curacao

A honeymoon means getting away from it all — but you don’t have time to travel to total seclusion. Luckily Curacao, one of the most southernmost (but still not far-flung) Caribbean islands, offers an intriguing history and culture along with a luxe resort perfect for alone time.

Baoase, a chic Caribbean escape with sleek Asian accents, is perhaps the country’s most exclusive offering. You’ll never want to leave a private poolside villa with a tropical terrace that leads to a mineral pool, timber balcony overlooking the sea and open-air shower, along with other modern amenities indicative of paradise. If you decide to wander from your cozy cottage (though there’s no need), stumble over to Baoase’s sexy beach bar or hobnob with local glitterati at the beachside restaurant. For an extra dose of romance, set up a sunset picnic on the private island, or arrange a couples massage on the sand.

Serenity now.

Visit baoase.com.

To the Maxi

Sun-Protective Tunics and Dresses by Mott 50

If your honeymoon plans include a trip to the tropics, make sure to include a few stylish double-duty pieces to take you from brunch to the beach. Mott 50 offers a vibrant collection of comfy cotton maxi dresses and tunics with a 50 UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) to block harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Choose from Mott 50′s cotton poplin tunics in festive herringbone, wild animal print or traditional embroidered styles, or opt for the racerback maxi made from soft bamboo and available in black, fuchsia, poppy or royal blue. The plus: Frolicking in the sun sans damage to your dewy, just-married skin.

You’ve got it covered.

Visit Mott50.com.

Chantilly in Costa Rica

Go Au Natural in Manuel Antonio

Celebrate the pura vida of your honeymoon in serene Manuel Antonio, surrounded by pristine Costa Rican beaches and lush rain forests. Enjoy the great outdoors (monkeys! sloths! toucans!) while staying pampered.

STAY:

Nestled in the rainforest, the oceanfront Buena Vista Villas at Tulemar Beach offer a panoramic view of the Pacific. Enjoy the private beach, meander along nature trails or stay in and sip champagne in your terrace’s stone hot tub.

EAT:

To view magnificent sunsets, head to La Luna Restaurant at the Gaia Hotel & Reserve. Sip on a Gaia Sunset (a fruity mix of guaro, banana liqueur and pineapple and orange juice) and dine on seafood like the ginger and panko-crusted tuna.

ENJOY:

No honeymoon would be complete without an outing to Manuel Antonio National Park–home to intimate bays and beaches surrounded by rainforest. Spend the day snorkeling or scuba diving, or stay on land for some monkey or sloth spotting.

Royal Romance

Princely Tours of Scotland

Love is in the air: Will and Kate will tie the knot any minute, so now is the time to embark on a grand tour worthy of the prince and princess-to-be.

For your U.K. honeymoon, pop over to Scotland to visit the young lovers’ favorite Scottish spots, from the coastal town of St. Andrews where they first met to the fair city of Edinburgh. Get out your tartans and spend a Windsor-inspired week winding through the scenic countryside to Isle of Skye, Castle of Mey, Loch Lomond and even Balmoral where the royal family goes for a little R&R. Cozy pubs and quaint bistros await, then retire to a private nook at the elegant George House in Edinburgh or the luxurious Culloden House in Inverness.

It’s fit for a queen.

Visit royalscottishtours.com.

Chantilly in Buenos Aires

A South American Honeymoon Escape

Bienvenido! Kick off your tour de amor with a stop in Latin America’s most vibrant city. Tango, wine, steak and style…could it get any sexier? It’ll be even better in BA if you do it our way.

STAY:

The new Hotel Pulitzer, a crisp, clubby, cozy boutique hotel steps away from all the sights in the city’s Microcentro district.

EAT:

Haute Argentinian cuisine at the contemporary-chic Sucre in Belgrano, followed by drinks at hidden cocktail lounge Ocho7Ocho in Palermo.

SHOP:

at San Telmo’s busy Sunday flea market (complete with spontaneous tango in the streets), or designer duty among the smart boutiques in Palermo Soho.

PLAY:

Modern Latin American art at MALBA, and romantic strolls through the Recoleta and Retiro districts.