From California to England, discover these chic accommodations for your post-wedding getaway.
Once the excitement of the wedding itself starts to calm, many pairs immediately set their sights on their next task as soon-to-be newlyweds: planning the honeymoon. While grooms often take this responsibility since brides are typically in the midst of wedding-planning decisions, many couples do choose to plan the entire trip together. From where to stay to where to dine and play, planning this once-in-a-lifetime trip can be fun – and also stressful, no matter how often you've traveled separately or as a couple in the past.
The concept of a mini-moon has become very popular with newlyweds who are not able to take much time off work – or those choosing to save their true honeymoon for a time that's more convenient than the days immediately following their nuptials. While we do recommend taking some time to celebrate your new marriage just the two of you following the festivities, the "when" is entirely up to you. A number of the couples featured in Inside Weddings choose to take their honeymoon vacation across the ocean to Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, or South America, while some opt for a more laid-back trip in the United States – or nearby Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean.
For those duos who need inspiration for a mini-moon or honeymoon locale, we've pulled together 12 suites from hotels and resorts across the globe that are sure to be romantic for newlyweds. Choose one, or combine your favorite with a number of other properties you've been dying to visit to create the ultimate vacation you'll never forget.
Pacific View Suite at Casa Del Mar - Santa Monica, California
Get a bird's-eye view of the coastline in this corner suite featuring stylish coastal décor and plenty of natural light. Astronomy lovers will also enjoy taking a look at the stars with their personal telescope before sitting by the fire to enjoy a glass of wine. Photo courtesy of Casa Del Mar
Ocean Suite at The Lodge & Club - Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Though all rooms at this hotel are oceanfront, this particular suite offers a large, romantic hideaway for newlyweds. The accommodations also feature gorgeous views and private access to the exclusive beach. Photo courtesy of The Lodge & Club
Grand Residence at Montage Kapalua Bay - Lahaina, Hawaii
Make Hawaii feel just like home when staying in this luxurious three-bedroom, ocean-view residence, which showcases a stunning lanai (balcony), living room, full gourmet kitchen, and even a washer/dryer – you'll never want to leave! Photo courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay
Pulitzer Suite at Pulitzer Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Couples traveling through Europe for their honeymoon will want to experience this romantic suite. Nearby historically renowned canals, honeymooners can have their very own original canal house featuring high ceilings and an antique-style bathtub for a quintessential Dutch getaway. Photo courtesy of Pulitzer Amsterdam
Imperial Suite at The Breakers - Palm Beach, Florida
For a true, luxury experience, couples can enjoy this elegant suite that evokes a pied-à-terre experience. Make your honeymoon locale a home with two entrances, five balconies, and elegant décor – all overlooking the dramatic coastline. Photo courtesy of The Breakers
Treehouse Suite at Chewton Glen - Hampshire, England
Couples can make their childhood dreams a reality at this treetop suite, which boasts panoramic views of the forest. Nature-loving newlyweds desiring deep relaxation can also book the Treetox program, complete with spa treatments, culinary options, and additional serene experiences. Photo courtesy of Chewton Glen
Beach House Suite at Shutters on the Beach - Santa Monica, California
For a luxurious honeymoon by the beach, this spacious suite is located on the highest floor with picturesque views of the water. It also features chic, coastal décor designed by Michael S. Smith, the White House decorator. Photo courtesy of Shutters on the Beach
Bi-Level Bungalow at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows - Santa Monica, California
Couples who have always wanted a beach wedding will definitely want to check out the residential-style bungalows at this beachside hotel. The quintessential Southern California accommodations were built between 1920 and 1946; however, they've been upgraded with modern décor to offer a home away from home just steps from the sand. Photo courtesy of Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
The Aviary at Twin Farms - Barnard, Vermont
Couples desiring an all-inclusive experience in the countryside will love this romantic two-story cottage, which features a fireplace, sunken hot tub, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Photo courtesy of Twin Farms
Thorsen Suite at The Lodge at Torrey Pines - La Jolla, California
Golf lovers will adore this luxurious suite, which overlooks the 18th green and the California coastline. Spacious accommodations include an oversized fireplace in the living room and another fireplace on the large balcony – perfect for cuddling up with your newly minted spouse. Photo courtesy of The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Prince of Wales Suite at Cliveden House - Berkshire, England
Couples who love history will adore this suite, which boasts panoramic views of the National Trust gardens and showcases original artwork, distinguished antiques, and elegant high ceilings. The hotel is also rooted in love as it was built by the Duke of Buckingham for his mistress 350 years ago. Photo courtesy of Cliveden House
Velasquez Suite at 11 Cadogan Gardens - London, England
For sexy accommodations designed in chic, British style, this dramatic suite is perfect for honeymooners traveling to London. Just steps from the hotel is Pavilion Road in the famed Chelsea neighborhood, which features exclusive boutiques and restaurants for newlyweds to try. Photo courtesy of 11 Cadogan Gardens