When you’re getting married, you’ll quickly realize there are many options for every kind of couple and every sort of budget. Do you want to head to city hall? Planning to elope with nobody but your photographer in tow? Is it more your style to have a tiny ceremony and reception? How about a moderate-sized party where you can celebrate with your friends and family? Or do you want to go all out with a big and beautiful wedding?
You’ll see the same kind of variety when you start to plan your honeymoon. You can plan a modestly-priced trip somewhere close to home. Or you can pull out all the stops and book a getaway to the most luxurious destination on your bucket list. There are great options for every couple and every budget. But we’ve rounded up some destinations that are perfect if you’re dreaming of an especially luxurious honeymoon.
Each place that made the list of the most lavish honeymoon destinations will help you indulge, whether you want luxurious accommodations, world-class food, historic sites to explore, or Instagram-worthy beach views. Read on to check out our favorites. Not only will you avoid the locales where a romantic getaway is likely to go wrong, but you might just find the perfect destination for starting your marriage to your new spouse.
1. Côte d’Azur
Samantha Sutton reports for Coveteur that one of the dreamiest honeymoon locations featured in Lonely Planet’s new book, The Honeymoon Handbook, is Côte d’Azur. “Between the French Riviera views and Michelin-starred restaurants, it’s possible you’ll never want to leave,” Sutton explains.
Erin Walters reports for The Knot that the French Riviera is a great destination if you’d like to see both coastline and mountains. And Côte d’Azur also gives you easy access to Cannes, St. Tropez, and Monaco. A flight takes about eight hours from New York City or 14 hours from Los Angeles. June through August are the warmest, driest, and most popular months to travel. So you can score a great deal on even a lavish honeymoon by booking in May, June, September, or October.