At these incredible destinations, enjoying every moment of the big day is easy. Once the vows have been made, it’s time to relax from all the excitement (and let’s be honest, those pesky nerves, too). Here’s how to kick back and honeymoon to the fullest, all while seeing the best of what’s around.
La Maltese Estate – Santorini, Greece
Can’t-miss island excursion: Explore the excavations of Akrotiri, or take a boat tour to the nearby volcano and white beach.
Bring home some Greek goodies: From Santorini’s famed Vinsanto wine to sundried tomatoes and olive oil, stock up on these edible souvenirs at any local island shop.
Best local watering hole: Sip local wines and cocktails at the hotel’s own bar, The Day Lounge.
Don’t forget to pack: A Just Cavalli white bandeau bikini and a camera for seeing the sights.
Lake Placid Lodge – Lake Placid, New York
Best way to take in the surrounding scenery: A drive through the mountains. The Lodge is partnered with Lexus, so you can take out some wheels to explore on your own.
Most romantic spot for a sunrise: Take in a glowing sunrise on a canoe or kayak from the pristine waters of Lake Placid.
If the weather takes a turn for the worse, indulge in: A class in the Lodge’s Teaching Kitchen with executive chef Nathan Rich, or cozy up near one of the wood-burning fireplaces.
Don’t forget to pack: A Chloé taupe lace-up one-piece and sneakers to go on a hike nearby.
Chatham Bars Inn – Chatham, Massachusetts
Where to find the best lobster: Snag the area’s best lobster and fried clams at Sesuit Harbor Cafe, a BYOB spot with spectacular views of the harbor.
Savor a happy-hour cocktail: Take in the views (while sipping on a well-made martini) at the Inn’s own Beach House Grill.
Best spot for a picnic: Rock Harbor in Orleans is one of the best places to catch a sunset. (And if you’re lucky, a steel drum band will be playing!)
Don’t forget to pack: A Chloé white oversized hat and your most colorful beach towel.
St. James’s Club – Antigua
Best way to indulge: A luxurious massage at the spa, using all-natural products.
Must-try local dish: The fare changes daily, but make sure to sample the Dukuna (a blend of sweet potatoes, coconut, and brown sugar wrapped in banana leaves) paired with the local beer, Wadadli.
For adrenaline-junkies: A zip-line tour through the rainforest gets hearts pumping, or get a great view with a helicopter ride over the active volcano in neighboring Montserrat.
For relaxed romantics: Head out for a sunset champagne cruise for a glimpse of the Green Flash – the color that results when the sinking sun hits the blue water.
Don’t forget to pack: A BALMAIN navy & orange print silk scarf and extra SPF.
– By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer
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