One of the most anticipated, planned and quintessential times to travel for a couple is for their engagement and, of course, their honeymoon. Whether you want to explore a new city, be pampered, or lay on the beach all day, there are plenty of luxurious options around the world. Below I recommend five hotels that represent different choices for romantic trips.
Hilton Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
"Love is worn like a wreath through the summers and the winters. Love is everlasting." That is the tagline for the wedding and honeymoon package at the Hilton Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. Whether it's just the two of you venturing on this journey, or friends and family as well, this resort has the capacity to make this celebration of your new lives together as special as possible. The resort is filled with gardens, gazebos, and beaches that stretch on endlessly. With endless sunsets, fine dining, and rooms, this honeymoon will be full of relaxation and romance. There is no doubt that you will feel like a true islander by the end of this trip. For more about booking weddings at this resort, look here.
The Twelve Apostles, Cape Town
Another coastal gem that also specializes in weddings and honeymoons is the Twelve Apostles Resort in Cape Town, South Africa. Surrounded by large majestic mountains, endless flower-filled fields, and a seaside teeming with dolphins, this town is full of magic. The reason to celebrate here is clearly the scenery. Every location in the hotel overlooks a different breathtaking place. Enjoy a five star hotel that features many activities, exclusive spa treatments, healthy cuisine, and first class service. The most special touch is the large in-house cinema, where the two of you can have a private viewing of your wedding video and "ooooh and aww" together.
Hotel 41, London
Traveling to Europe, London's five-star luxury Hotel 41 knows what it means to be romanced. They have even made an easy-to-follow, and enticing seven steps to get your partner to say YES to the engagement plan. Some highlights are choosing a location in the hotel, setting the mood with champagne and chocolate covered treats, his or her massages to put you both in a relaxing mood, an intimate candlelit dinner with oysters, as well as special deals that continue the next day and for your anniversaries to follow, Hotel 41 knows how to treat a girl! On top of that, 41 also offers a selection of romantic packages that include red roses, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to welcome you to your room. Individually sectioned suites offer romantic touches such as skylights and fireplaces. This boutique hotel is perfect for celebrating your new lives together in an intimate way.
Hotel de Crillon, Paris
If you would like to honeymoon in the most romantic city in the world, then the Hotel de Crillon is an exceptional place to enjoy Paris. Currently they are offering a Parisian Suite Lifestyle package that includes 30 percent off all junior and superior suites. This offer is valid until the end of October. Also included in this package is access to the fitness center and free WiFi throughout the suite, so you can Skype home and tell everyone about your adventures in the true City of Love. The suites come equipped with large bedrooms and lounges, TV, minibar, work area, and plush robes and slippers. This hotel sits on the iconic Place de la Concorde, easy walking distance to the museums Louvre and l'Orangerie. And just below The Champs Elysees, it's the perfect location to grab a cab or train to anywhere in this romantic city.
Huntley Hotel Santa Monica Beach, California
Back states-side, you can enjoy the luxury of the Huntley Hotel. This California property is perfect to soak up the sun and feel like you're at a natural oasis away from the city. The hotel has a very eclectic feel with warm tones, refined wood, and soft leathers creating the palette. The hotel aims for a serene feel and offers 15 different luxury suites. Currently they are offering a Suite Escape with a superior suite that has ocean views. A $100 food and beverage is accredited for every night you spend and the package also includes free movie rentals as well as late check out. However, if you would just like to stay in a regular room, the Huntley is currently offering 25 percent off weekend getaways.
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