Mexico and the Caribbean are the top honeymoon destinations booked by Travel Leaders agents for their clients. But there are so many options around the world for couples taking their once-in-a-lifetime trip that are just as romantic and adventurous. Here are some hot celebrity honeymoon locales where all newlyweds can feel like superstars.
Venice’s famed canals served as a backdrop for the nuptials of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Of course, a romantic ride in a gondola is a must for any couple visiting this unique and beautiful city. Plan your honeymoon for May or September and you’ll enjoy cooler weather and miss the start and end of the busy tourist season, as well as be able to take advantage of better rates on hotels and airfare.
Florence, Italy, the number eight spot on Travel Leaders Group’s top international destinations for 2016, is also the place where Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spent millions on their wedding. But Florence’s subtle charm is available for free, or nearly so. Panoramic views from a hillside in the capital of Tuscany will make you feel like a million dollars. Afterward, stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge lined with shops, and take in the city’s unparalleled collection of Renaissance art.
To renew their wedding vows, Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, chose the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The island, which has served as a romantic backdrop on many seasons of television’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” is in a gorgeous location with views of the Pitons, two mountainous volcanic spires. It’s also a great choice for active couples, with many outdoor activities, including scuba diving, zip lining and mountain biking.
Couples who want to immerse themselves in another culture might want to consider Havana, where Usher and his bride, Grace Miguel, honeymooned. It’s also the top “up and coming” luxury destination according to a recent survey by Travel Leaders Group. While Americans still face travel restrictions, there are ways to include relaxation and romance on a Cuban honeymoon, such as a Fathom Cruise that includes people-to-people cultural exchanges through land tours.
Newlyweds seeking adventure in the great outdoors may want to emulate Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, who spent their honeymoon on an African safari. The celebrity couple chose Tanzania, home to the Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. But there are many places, including South Africa and Kenya, to explore the continent’s breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife, while enjoying luxurious resorts and lodges to feel pampered.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris tied the knot on the Indonesian island of Bali. This tropical locale boasts a diverse geography of beaches, waterfalls and mountains. Colorful coral reefs teeming with marine life make Bali a great spot for diving and snorkeling. Whether it’s a visit to a Hindu temple or a performance of music or dance, or through shopping for traditional crafts, like textiles, Bali is also a place for couples to experience an ancient culture.
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