10 Honeymoon hotspots

There is no better way to cap off a lifetime commitment then with a trip of a lifetime. Here's where to go for the most exceptional - and exotic - experiences.

For those looking for an "Out of Africa" romance, brides.com editor Theresa DiMasi suggested combining a beach and safari adventure.

New York-based Absolute Travel can arrange for you to spend five days on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, which has white sand beaches and turquoise water, followed by three days touring the city of Cape Town and its wine regions.

The trip is capped off with two nights in one of eight freestanding suites at the Royal Malewane Private Game Reserve (pictured), which has daytime and night game-viewing outings (lions, leopards and rhinos, oh my!). There is also a gym, a spa, and an infinity pool.

While in Mauritius, it's hard to go wrong with one of the two One & Only resorts on the east coast. One & Only Le Saint Geran is on 60 acres on the Belle Mare peninsula, near the site of Le Saint Geran shipwreck. (Rates start at around $900.)

A spokeswoman for the resort recommends honeymooners reserve the 6,700-square foot villa, which costs upwards of $5000 a night but includes a team of valets, butler and chef at your disposal for the entire duration of your stay. "Anything and everything can be made up, created or modified according to one's fancy," she said.

And only 20 minutes from there is a sister property, the One & Only Le Touessrok, where guests can try spa treatments such as a Ylang-Ylang massage with four hands or a "Canyon Love Stone Therapy" session. (Rates start at around $700 a night.)


Costa Rica & Belize

Turks and Caicos


St Lucia

Bora Bora


New Zealand



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