Your honeymoon is sure to be one of the most memorable vacations of your life, but after orchestrating an entire wedding, trying to pin down the perfect honeymoon destination can seem daunting. Don't dismay-we've narrowed down our top five honeymoon recommendations for winter that offer the perfect setting for you to kick off your life together-in style. Bon voyage!
St. Kitts and Nevis. (Credit: Flickr/Sonya Bobb)
1. St. Kitts and Nevis
These tiny Eastern Caribbean islands may not be on everyone's radar, but that's a huge part of their appeal. Lauded as two of the world's most romantic retreats, St. Kitts and Nevis are the perfect destinations for couples looking for solitude and spectacular natural beauty. These mountainous islands are covered in lush rain forests and miles of golden beaches, with plenty of opportunities for exploration that go beyond sunbathing and water sports. History buffs can visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brimstone Hill Fortress on St. Kitts, and outdoor adventurers can hike to the majestic peak of Nevis's volcano.
strong>Where to Stay: Just steps away from Nevis shores, nestled by lush gardens and swaying palm trees, the five-star Four Seasons Nevis features three infinity-edge pools, a world-class spa, a scenic golf course, and sweeping views of the island's solitary volcano. Take a complimentary afternoon tour to check out the island's playful vervet monkeys, or participate in the hotel's "Dive and Dine" program where you'll dive with a local expert and catch your own lobster (to be prepared later at a beach barbecue).
Thailand in November 2011 - Paradise Resort, Koh Yao Noi. (Credit: Flickr/Rev Stan)
Thailand proposes one of the most seductive vacation spots in the world and, accordingly, makes a superb honeymoon choice. While the country's intoxicating natural beauty may draw you here, it's the Thai people's graciousness and warmth that will make you want to stay. Whether you're looking to unwind on Thailand's southern beaches, enjoy awe-inspiring cultural pursuits in the northern regions, or explore the grand metropolis of Bangkok, everyone will find something to enjoy. Added bonus: Thailand offers a great value for American visitors, to boot.
Where to Stay: Tucked into the province of Chiang Mai, the magical Dhara Devi makes guests feel like royalty from the moment they arrive. The regal resort is comprised of several palace-like structures inspired by the former Lanna Kingdom. Friendly staffers, famous for spoiling guests, ensure that you'll never want to leave-and with an enormous spa, eight restaurants, fitness center, temple house, shopping village, arts-and-crafts center, cooking school, and library, why would you ever need to?
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