Not all honeymoon destinations are created equal. Words: Tamsin Wressell
Ideal for unwinding on the beach with a cocktail in hand or relaxing in a luxurious spa, Bali seems made for languid days in the sun.
A huge selection of beaches to relax on, local cooking classes in Ubud plus the Ubud Monkey Forest. Munduk is a gorgeous mountain retreat with jungle hiking trails amidst Dutch colonial homes. For the more adventurous, there is surfing and other watersports on offer.
Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali, with private plunge pool villas facing the ocean and a nearby black volcanic sand beach
China Airlines flies to Denpasar from San Francisco and New York; Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines from New York; EVA Air from Seattle and Houston; Philippine Airlines from Honolulu, among others.
Audley Travel runs a customized Honeymoon to Lombok and Bali itinerary for 16 days from $3,370pp. audleytravel.com
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenous Aires is a city with a lot to offer: cultural and historical immersion by day, learning to tango by night.
Buenos Aires is strongly influenced by European culture — so much so that it’s known as the ‘Paris of South America’, offering a heady mix of old-world sophistication and fiery Latin passion.
The lavish Alvear Palace Hotel is the premium choice for honeymooners. The ultimate in luxury, guest rooms come with a personal butler and a whirlpool bath alvearpalace.com
LATAM Chile flies from Miami to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) and from Washington to Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE).
Zicasso has a bespoke Learning to Tango in Buenos Aires Tour, from $250pp a day. zicasso.com
With dramatic landscapes and romantic hideaway hotels amidst the Northern Lights, Iceland offers a honeymoon with a difference.
Iceland is perfect for active types who can scuba dive between two continental plates in Thingvellir National Park, horseback ride in Öflus, hike through glaciers or unwind in Hengill’s hot springs.
ION Luxury Adventure Hotel sits in the foothills of mountainous lava fields and features a naturally heated pool and a glass-walled Northern Lights bar enabling stunning views ioniceland.is
Icelandair flies to Reykjavik from several destinations, including Orlando, Washington and New York; Wow air flies there from Boston and Baltimore; Air France and KLM fly from NY JFK.
Icelandair offers a Build Your Own Vacation package, from $559pp. icelandair.com