There's no better way to spend your cash than to indulge yourself with an extravagant honeymoon resort. We've selected some highly desirable locations to fuel your imagination.
Honeymooners flock to Thailand tirelessly owing to the countries far flung islands, endless oceans, exotic wildlife and mouthwatering fare. Phuket in particular remains a desirable destination due to its size; it's Thailand's largest island and despite being ascended on by tourists on an annual basis, Phuket still retains pockets of serenity; it's perfectly possible to locate an oasis here and there. The island itself boasts elegant waters, plenty of affordable shopping, nightclubs and gorgeous views of the sunset.
The Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa is ideal for honeymooning couples who want to escape to a sublime setting.
Turkey marries a mystical fusion of east meets west with a sense of penetrable exoticism and views that can't be beaten. Another key to Turkey's success is its affordability. Bodrum itself is situated in the southwest of Turkey and sailing and boating is particularly popular here. Swimming, relaxing on the beach and enjoying Mediterranean fare are very much on the menu. The sense of culture and history mingled with a laidback culture of heady relaxation makes this a prime spot for lovers.
The Mandarin Oriental Bodrum contains a beachfront property that gives you plenty of views of the sea, sand and sun.
Venice was catapulted to attention having ensnared the senses of artisans, poets, writers and romantics alike. This is a city of striking architecture, scientific improbability (it floats on water) and an uncertain future. Mythic and mystic, Venice is renowned for its romance; a gondola ride on the Grand Canal is absolutely necessary and platefuls of pizza and gorgeous gelatos will really suck you into this sensory time warp. In fact, Venice has been referred to as the honeymoon city.
Opt for the Al Ponte Antico Hotel for sublime views.
St. Barts, Caribbean
Celebrities love St. Barts as one of those secret little getaways but the cats out of the bag now. The Caribbean is renowned for its natural abundance; that water, that sand, those sunsets! It's one of those locations that is hard to beat in terms of its sumptuous aesthetic beauty. It's highly likely that you might catch sight of a celebrity or two and it's perfect for those who enjoy lazy days by the water and nights peppered with flutes of champagne.
Le Guanahana contains ten signature suites to suit all tastes.
Las Vegas, USA
Vegas is synonymous with shotgun weddings rather than honeymoons but actually Las Vegas is a very fun place to let loose! Sin City is a great place to paint the town red with your partner. For world class dining, gambling, extravagant performances, the strip etches out into ethereal natural beauty; the boundless desert, tropical trees and the Grand Canyon itself which you can explore on horseback or via helicopter.
The Four Seasons is one of Vegas' most famous spots and for good reason!
Rome is a city that echoes with history whilst also buzzing with modernity all at the same time. From the Coliseum to the quaint balconies of everyday Italians, Rome is a ravishing sight and retains an authentic sense of love and romance that is typically Italian. There is so much to see and do that Rome truly is a festival for the senses.
The Barocco Hotel offers gorgeous views with interior luxury.
New Orleans, USA
New Orleans is a hip and happening spot famous nowadays for the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Katrina. Actually, New Orleans still has so much to offer. There's Mardis Gras, horse drawn carriages, unusual architecture, the flowing Mississippi and earfuls of jazz and soul food.
The Roosevelt Hotel is decadence at its very best. A butler will even take you to your room!
City of love and romance, Paris has it all. Losing yourself by the Eiffel Tower or taking a walk around the Notre Dame reveals that French history and culture is all around us at every turn.
For a 5 star experience with clout, look into the Hotel de Crillon which is absolutely gargantuan inside and packs real magnitude. The Hotel Plaza Athenee is another great choice if you want unparalled luxury.