When it comes to the first day of the rest of your life, there’s only one thing that you'll want to leave you and your guests speechless – the location. These staggeringly beautiful settings and superstar hotels could be the icing on the (wedding) cake and turn something special into something truly unforgettable.
Above Blue Suites – Imerovigli, Greece
The balcony to the Aegean becomes the staging area for star-crossed lovers to tie the knot in serious style. Terraced villas look out over the deep blue water, while within the classic whitewashed walls newlyweds can slip into blissful surrender with every possible luxury on hand.
Take in the panoramic views from the terraced villas at Above Blue Suites
The Westin Europa & Regina – Venice, Italy
With gondoliers punting down the Grand Canal and palaces rising up from shimmering waters, Venice is the perfect picture of romance. In the heart of the Floating City is The Westin Europa & Regina, a dream wedding destination for couples seeking elegance and refinement. Gaze over rooftops at the domes of basilicas while the church bells ring in your new life together.
Experience life in the heart of Venice at The Westin Europa & Regina
The Banyan Tree Samui – Thong Takian, Thailand
As if anyone would need another reason to choose the pristine white beaches and idyllic beauty of Thailand’s jewel in the crown! The Banyan Tree Samui is a 5-star retreat set along a private stretch of sand surrounded by tropical greenery. Claim a corner of this island for yourself and be sure to ditch your shoes – you can't beat that romantic feeling of walking hand-in-hand with warm sand under your bare feet.
There's nothing more romantic than a walk along the private beach at the Banyan Tree Samui.
La Maltese – Imerovigli, Greece
Intimate, romantic and truly a Hellenic highlight, Imerovigli is so spectacular we listed it twice. Situated at the top of a volcanic caldera, La Maltese claims the loftiest spot on the island of Santorini. A remarkable Neoclassical mansion with breathtaking views – it's the perfect setting for candlelit dinners and relaxing spa treatments.
If you're looking for the best views on the island of Santorini, look no further than La Maltese
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Cape Town, South Africa
This is the stuff honeymoon fantasies are made of. Overlooking the ocean and surrounded by mountains, the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to indulge your senses. Elegance exudes from every inch of this ocean-front sanctuary and the gentle ambience promises an unforgettable stay.
Your honeymoon dreams will come true at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Constance Le Prince Maurice – Belle Mare, Mauritius
Well deserving its name, Belle Mare's beaches are arguably some of the world's most stunning. Powdery white sand and crystal blue waters put this tropical hideaway at the top of many a bucket list. Relax in bungalows resting on stilts, windsurf along the postcard-perfect beaches, tuck into Mauritian delicacies, and cherish every second.
See for yourself the beauty of Belle Mare's beaches at the Constance Le Prince Maurice
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort – Papetoai French Polynesia
Get away to where the waters glint and glimmer and sunsets blaze pink and orange over cloud-topped mountains. At the Hilton Moorea honeymooners can slip into the lagoon straight from their private bungalow, and soak together in a claw-foot tub while sipping champagne. And if that's not enough to tempt you, this tropical island is heart-shaped. It doesn't get any more romantic than that.
Slip into the lagoon straight from their private bungalow at the Milton Moorea Lagoon Resort
Raffles Grand d’Angkor – Siem Reap, Cambodia
What better way to celebrate your timeless union than by visiting one of the world’s most mysterious and enduring sights? The stunning forest temples of Angkhor Wat are just moments away from the Raffles Grand d’Angkhor. Seeing the sun set here is a rite of passage, and an experience you won't soon forget.
You can't get much closer to the stunning forest temples of Angkor Wat than at the Raffles Grand d'Angkor
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Mandhoo, Maldives
How about a unique ceremony under the sea? The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island bridges two islands together and unites the truly spectacular with the height of luxury. Private villas adorn the beaches while world class restaurants offer gourmet treats – and where else could you expect ceremonial guests like grouper groomsmen and barracuda bridesmaids?
A truly out-of-this-world dining experience waits for you at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island