JET SET JANUARY – 5 HOT HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS FOR 2013
Anyone can hop online and search for popular honeymoon destinations, but what we have right here is straight from the source – Katie Frederick, founder of the fabulous Ever After Honeymoons.
“I hate to boast, but as a luxury honeymoon planner I get the chance to seek out only the best travel spots for my clients and when they return, I get to hear all about it! I even get to experience these unrivaled locations myself. I don’t think Google can say that.” – Katie Frederick
If a gorgeous, private island resort sounds terrible, then you will not want to go here. Fiji takes the cake for their secluded and luxurious accommodations. After all the wedding hoopla, my clients love the privacy Fiji presents. The island doesn’t disappoint when it comes to adventure either. Many of my couples come back raving about snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, visiting small villages, and of course being pampered in the spa.
Croatia has it all — beautiful beaches, unique culture, magnificent national parks with waterfalls couples can hike to. One of the most often heard phrases from my clients is that the people they met along the way added such an unexpected value to their honeymoon. In Croatia, this is bound to happen.
To pick one city, I’d have to choose the beautiful walled medieval city on the coast called Dubrovnik. Villa Dubrovnik is the perfect blend of traditional and modern, featuring balconies right over the water perfect for any couple wanting to steal a kiss or two.
Food made with love by small family-run restaurants in this quaint town is only a fraction of its undeniable charm. The Amalfi Coast captures your heart with its incredible views and cute little shops. Go ahead and take a walk through Villa Cimbrone and skip over to other nearby towns along the coast to give into its bliss.
My clients love to stay at the alluring Hotel Palazzo Sasso. Here they receive excellent service and amazing views. There is also a small beach area and restaurant right on the water that every honeymooner swoons over.
I often have couples contact me and share that their dream destination is Europe, but that they only have a week for their honeymoon. In this case, I know exactly where to send them — St Barths. This is one of my most beloved destinations in the world. A French-owned island that gives you the South of France feel without the long flight! I cannot say enough about the unbeatable restaurants, beaches, shopping, and nightlife. It’s so chic and European, and undeniably romantic.
My clients have all treasured the Hotel Le Toiny because it is in a more private area of the island with private villas and pools. A highlight of staying here is the incredible breakfast brought to your villa every morning! Just a short drive away are the best beaches on the island and the fabulous town of Gustavia.
A lot of couples say their ideal day on their honeymoon is doing a lot of fun water activities in the morning, having a relaxing afternoon on the beach and ending the day with a fabulous dinner. St Lucia is the perfect destination for active, adventurous couples because there are gorgeous beaches, plenty of fun water activities, and incredible restaurants. The island is so green and lush, and has the most welcoming, friendly people.
My favorite hotel in St Lucia is BodyHoliday. This boutique hotel has amazing fresh and healthy food, gorgeous beaches, and a fabulous spa. Plus there are more activities than you could ever hope to do, everything from ocean swims, to archery, to water-skiing, to tennis lessons, to paddleboard yoga. They also have a sunset boat cruise on Friday nights followed by dinner on the beach. The best news — it is all included, spa treatments and all!
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