Villas and private apartments live at the heart of perfect vacations. These are luxurious accommodations that can include everything you need to make your dream stay come true: breathtaking panoramic views, private sunset dinners at a moment’s notice, sparkling cerulean infinity pools and impeccable service that is truly intuitive.
Villas are not all sun-drenched estates nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany. They come in a wide range of architectural styles, from French chateaus and overwater bungalows to remote estates and historic palaces – all set within the world’s most captivating locales. And with a travel agent’s advice and expertise, couples planning their honeymoon (or a group vacation after their wedding) should consider a stay at one of these 7 luxurious retreats found around the world. All you have to do is enjoy the space to stretch out and truly relax.
Jumby Bay Island Resort (Antigua)
Newlyweds looking for tropical getaway in Antigua should consider a stay in one of these elegant seaside villas. Jumby Bay Island features an expansive collection of privately-owned, one-of-a-kind properties, including 16 villas and 18 estate homes. Upon their arrival, couples will be greeted with a welcome drink and snack in addition to a property tour. Relax and unwind on the 300-acre private island with 3 restaurants and 4 bars and a dedicated concierge team.
Villa Manzu (Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica)
For an eco-friendly luxury retreat, couples can book a stay at the Villa Manzu, a private sanctuary located on the lush Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica. Check into one of the 8 villas that feature elegant furnishings, marble baths and breathtaking ocean views. Feel the stress from your big wedding day dissolve on this luxurious post-nuptial getaway. Your transportation, guides, custom chef-prepared menus and butler services are all included in Villa Manzu’s all-inclusive rates. Consult a travel agent to help you plan an adventurous excursion, and after a long day, guests can indulge in a rejuvenating experience at the Waterfall Spa.
Dolphin Island (Fiji)
What happy couple doesn’t dream about being whisked off to some exotic location? An expert travel agent can make your dream trip come true and help you plan your honeymoon at Dolphin Island, located 20 minutes from the Fiji mainland. This idyllic resort offers several high-end amenities including, relaxing massages for two and tasty on-site eateries that serve Fijian fusion cuisine. Guests can also embark on a kayak adventure to explore the island’s jaw-dropping natural beauty and arrange cultural visits to local towns for the ultimate immersive excursion. This barefoot luxury experience in the South Pacific is perfect for honeymoons, romantic getaways and family vacations.
Villa Sola Cibiati (Tremezzina, Lake Como, Italy)
Since the 18th century, the ornate Villa Sola Cibiati has been one of the most beautiful villas flanking Lake Como. This hallmark of Italian art was passed through the hands of one of the most noble families in Lombardy for generations. And now it is open exclusively to guests of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. Newlyweds have the opportunity to experience the magic of Lake Como in the opulent style that has enchanted the most illustrious travelers in the world for over 3 centuries. The villa features an Italian garden, park with a swimming pool and a museum. Butler service and a chef at your disposal for lunch, dinner and snacks are provided for guests, too!
Villas at Esperanza (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
Head south of the border to Mexico for an unforgettable honeymoon at this luxurious property designed for the ultimate couple’s getaway. Enjoy all the comforts of home and access to top-notch resort amenities including a world-class spa, a yoga studio, a club house, a game room, daily housekeeping and concierge services. Take a refreshing dip in one of the 7 pools, including 2 adults-only pools. Arrange a candlelit dinner with your spouse at one of the 5 on-site restaurants with sweeping ocean views. Honeymooners enjoy celebrating their nuptials at this private vacation retreat.
Villas at Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf and Spa (Casares, Malaga, Spain)
You can’t go wrong if you both pick Spain as your dream honeymoon destination. Instead of hitting the normal haunts, such as Barcelona, consider other off-the-beaten-path destinations like Casares, located in Malaga near the southernmost tip of the country. Ten villas feature high-quality furnishings, 5 en-suite bedrooms, a living room with an authentic wood-burning fireplace, dining room, marble bathrooms as well as a guest bath. It’s more than enough space if the happy couple wants to spend it alone or plan a group trip with friends or family. Enjoy the Andalusian sun on vast exterior terraces and porches, and in the private garden and swimming pool. Arrange a private transport for the not-to-be-missed excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, located an hour south of Casares.
La Réserve Paris Apartments (Paris, France)
Welcome to the City of Light (and Love)! Paris is undoubtably one of the most romantic cities in the world – the perfect place for an unforgettable honeymoon. Consider having an expert travel agent book your extended stay at La Reserve Paris Apartments. This secret hideaway – total of 10 apartments – allows couples to be free to explore Paris. Amenities include an outdoor pool, terraces with views, and a full private wine bar. After a long day of sightseeing, retire to your apartment terrace, where you can toast to your new adventure together with a glass of wine or champagne, while watching the Eiffel Tower light up the night sky.
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