This Is Where Celebrities Stay on Their Honeymoons—And You Can Too
Choosing a honeymoon destination is probably the least daunting aspect of the wedding-planning process. In fact, for many couples, it’s the most enjoyable part of it all. What could be better than spending quality time with your new spouse in a foreign locale—somewhere far-flung like Tanzania, or somewhere peaceful and relaxing like Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit? There’s really no one better to look to for honeymoon hotel inspiration than our favorite stars; they do luxury getaways like pros. So if you’re currently investigating potential honeymoon spots, why not take a cue from Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake?
Ahead, we’ve culled eight celebrity-approved hotels to consider for your honeymoon.
Up for an island getaway? Prince William and Princess Kate visited the North Island resort in Seychelles for their honeymoon in 2011. This tropical paradise boasts 11 luxury villas ideal for the couple that desires seclusion, and guests can enjoy activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba-diving in the clear blue sea.
For an enchanting honeymoon experience with exquisite décor and hospitality, follow the lead of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. The couple stayed at Lake Como, Italy’s Villa d’Este hotel during their getaway. If you and your partner prefer to relax in a serene garden setting with plenty of history, this place will speak to you. The Villa d’Este is a former 16th-century residence furnished with antique statues and paintings, making it an excellent choice for art lovers.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel honeymooned at the environmentally conscious Singita Faru Faru Lodge in 2012. If you and your better half are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, this is the place for you. Located in Tanzania, the setting is perfect for nature lovers looking to explore the wildlife by going on a safari.
At any Four Seasons resort, one can expect a relaxing five-star experience. If you and your significant other desire a hillside oasis in South America that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, take a cue from Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker. The pair spent their honeymoon at the Four Seasons in Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica. Here, guests can enjoy a medley of activities, but the most romantic offering has to be stargazing with a GPS-guided telescope.
If you and your betrothed crave a Mexican getaway, you may want to follow in the footsteps of Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester and The OC’s Adam Brody. (Side note: We’re still not over the union of Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen.) The couple celebrated their nuptials by jetting off to The St. Regis Punita Mita Resort on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Here, newlyweds can enjoy an array of water adventures, dance lessons, Spanish lessons, tennis—the options are endless.
All about blue lagoons and smooth white sands? You and your S.O. may be destined for a luxurious getaway at the One&Only Reethi Rah, located in the Maldives, just southwest of Sri Lanka. Fergie and Josh Duhamel honeymooned here in 2009, where they were offered an array of island activities, which include waterskiing, parasailing, and wakeboarding.
If you and your new spouse don’t want to travel too far, you can journey off to Scottsdale, Arizona, and relish the Sanctuary Resort & Spa, just as Beyoncé and Jay-Z did for their honeymoon. This leisurely destination allows guests to enjoy panoramic mountain views from its suites, casitas, and private estate homes. The resort offers everything from culinary and photography workshops to peaceful hikes.
Care to partake in a stunning French Polynesian getaway with your own private water hut? After Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban said “I do,” they headed to the St. Regis resort, a 44-acre paradise on Bora Bora that offers a rich cultural experience. Newlyweds can enjoy a private supper on the sand and spend their days swimming with resident fish and sea creatures. Other offerings include sailing, sightseeing by helicopter, and hitting the trails to take in Mount Otemanu.