Love is in the air, and possibly also in the water, at these celebrity honeymoon destinations. When money, time and distance are of no concern, where do you spend your honeymoon period? Here are our pick of the most luxurious honeymoon hotels.
COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
Sofia Vergara started her very own modern family when she married Joe Manganiello in November 2015. Having tied the knot in Florida, the happy couple flew off to the Caribbean castaway of COMO Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos.
The COMO collection is known for its unparalleled level of luxury and its flawless, bespoke service, making it an obvious first choice for a romantic honeymoon retreat. Pair the brand’s unbeatable reputation with Parrot Cay’s 1,000 acres of private-island paradise, mile-long stretch of unspoilt beach, two tennis courts, ocean-facing infinity pool, watersports facilities, dive centre, two restaurants, bar and spa with his-‘n’-hers Jacuzzis and an over-the-water yoga pavilion and you almost have no choice but to say yes to this hotel.
For a truly unforgettable honeymoon, stay in The Residence. Hidden away from the main resort, the five-bedroom beachfront villa has ocean vistas, several outdoor showers, a private pool and a personal butler service. If you want to really honeymoon like a celebrity, stay in model and actress Christie Brinkley’s three-bedroom, beachfront Lucky House.
One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
After a three-day wedding at their country estate in England, Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley escaped to the secluded One & Only Reethi Rah five-star resort in the Maldives.
The exclusive hotel has a whole long list of accolades; to name but a few, it won the title of ‘Best Hotel in Africa & the Indian Ocean’ and has been voted one of the best hotels in the world for several years. The private island resort offers unprecedented privacy, service and luxury. While honeymooning here you’ll have your pick of 12 beaches, eight restaurants and bars, three pools, two tennis courts, the Maldives’ only National Geographic dive centre and an award-winning spa.
That is of course if you choose to leave your villa. For a room that’ll make you weak at the knees, book the Grand Sunset Residence (around £13,000 a night). Nestled amid tropical greenery at the end of a private road with a gated entrance, the exceptionally lavish residence has 2000sq m of serene white-sand shoreline, two pools, a wine cellar and bar, and a personal butler and chef on-call 24 hours a day.
The North Island, Seychelles
The heirs to two huge hotel empires, Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild have exceedingly high hotel standards, so where else would this celebrity couple honeymoon other than at one of the most exclusive private islands in the world, The North Island in the Seychelles.
This is an isle of unadulterated luxury. Staying here, you’ll have a dedicated team on hand 24/7 to cater to your wishes. The watersports centre offers paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkelling trips and scuba diving excursions with turtles; alternatively you can explore the nearby seas by chartering a boat. Back on dry land, explore the island on guided walks and bike rides to the picture-perfect spots. The island also has two restaurants and a spa for you to while away the hours in.
There are only 11 villas on the island (starting at €6,127 a night), but the Villa North Island is the epitome of honeymoon hedonism. Perched on granite boulders at the far end of East Beach, the decadent 750sq m estate has its own beach, treetop terraces set in coconut groves, a pool, an oversized bathtub and endless ocean views. To truly celebrate like a celeb, exclusively book the entire island (POA).
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia
After an intimate wedding ceremony at their home in LA, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux enjoyed a similarly secluded honeymoon in The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.
Set in the shadow of Mount Otemanu, the luxury resort is spread across a sprawling 44-acre private island paradise with three pristine beaches, two pools and a lagoon filled with tropical fish. An aquatic playground for water-lovers, the watersports centre offers waterskiing, scuba diving, underwater scooter rides and much more. Less athletically inclined couples can make the most of the ocean setting by chartering a boat, booking a wine tasting in the lagoon, or trying a water-based therapy in the spa. One of the highlights of The St. Regis for honeymooners is their wedding-gift registry, through which your friends and family can organise romantic experiences for you.
Begin married life on a luxurious high by staying at The Royal Estate: 1,200sq m of tropical paradise all to yourselves. Set within exotic gardens, the secluded estate features three separate pavilions centred around a pool which overlooks a private beach. You’ll also have a personal spa with a sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Of course, no honeymoon here is complete without The St. Regis’ bespoke butler service or personal chef (available on request).