Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora’s endless perfect white-sand beaches, thatched-roof overwater bungalows and lush tropical climate is only topped by the heavenly scent of the Tahitian white hibiscus that perfumes the entire island.
Where to stay: The tranquil and supremely luxurious Four Seasons Bora Bora is exactly what honeymoons were meant to be: serene and secluded. Bliss out in one of their luxurious overwater bungalows and watch the sun rise or set on your own private porch.
Where to eat: Start with a sunset cocktail on the beach and move to a private oceanside dinner for two by candlelight.
What to do: The Four Seasons Bora Bora will organize a private day out for deux that involves swimming in a coral reef, getting up close with string rays and ending with a Polynesian lunch for two cooked on your very own island.
Known to have one of the cleanest environments in the world, Finland’s water is so pure that you can drink it straight from the source. Tour the polar night with your very own kicksled or see the blue light of twilight by ski.
Where to stay: The unique and ultra-cozy Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort.You can choose between 20 glass-domed thermal igloos or 40 fireplace-equipped log cabins, 250 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. If you care to take a dip, hotel staff will cut you a hole in the ice.
Where to eat: Enjoy local Lappish cuisine at Santa’s Celebration House (Finland’s largest log cabin) and a post-dinner drink (think vodka) at the ice bar.
What to do: Visit the world’s largest smoke sauna, where the heat can help you relieve any lingering post-wedding stress.
Prague, Czech Republic
A city with a thousands of years of medieval architecture, historic cobblestone streets, dynamic gothic neighborhoods and a lively nouveau restaurant and bar scene, Prague is the answer for cosmopolitan couples. Prague Castle dominates the city’s skyline and the Old Town Square (Staré Město) boasts one-of-a-kind shops, underground labyrinths and beautiful courtyards.
Where to stay: Add a little Eastern European charm to to your honeymoon with the sublimely discreet Four Seasons Prague, conveniently located by the legendary Charles Bridge, built in 1357.
Where to eat: Indulge at the Michelin-starred Allegro, where Czech delights are world-class.
What to do: An evening stroll along the Charles Bridge is a must. Buy a painting or souvenir from one of the bridge’s artisans and enjoy the view of the glimmering Vltava River.
Palm Beach, Florida
This tiny jewel of an island, far removed from the typical tourist attractions, stretches 13 miles. Jaw-dropping drives along the Atlantic Ocean feature OTT real estate, plus the most perfectly clipped hedges and stunning open beaches. Palm Beach is filled with world-class dining, impeccable shopping and luxurious hotels.
Where to stay: The Breakers Palm Beach, an oceanfront property that has lured generations of glamorous travelers since 1893.
Where to eat: Buccan, a sophisticated resto serving small plates with big flavour. Their watermelon martini is a must.
Where to shop: Stroll along the fashionable street of Worth Ave.—voted one of the most iconic streets in North America.
What to do: Rent one of the 25 private beach bungalows at The Breakers,where your personal concierge will cater to your every whim. At sunset, take a drive along the South Ocean Blvd., where you’ll be surrounded by incredible views: the lapping Atlantic ocean on one side and some of the most beautiful real estate in the world on the other.
Built atop 118 small islands separated by series of glorious bridges and picturesque canals, Venice is considered one of the most magical destinations in the world. Exploring the city by gondola is a romantic rite of passage. Wander the winding streets and you may stumble upon street musicians and starry-eyed lovers tangoing the night away.
Where to stay: The Aman Grand Canal Venice, which features private gardens, al fresco dining and views over the iconic canals. FYI: the most interesting woman in the world, Amal Clooney, was married there in 2014.
Where to eat: Harry’s Bar in Venice, the home of the first bellini and one-time Ernest Hemingway haunt.
What to do: No trip to Venice is complete without a sunset ride along the canals. Don’t forget to bring along a bottle of bubbly.