Newlyweds in search of a honeymoon in an exotic locale with plenty of privacy have their pick with these off-the-beaten-path romantic escapes.
Located in Tulum, Mexico, the 5-suite Casa de las Olas is set on a secluded beach near the 1.3-million-acre Sian K’an Biosphere Reserve, an UNESCO World Heritage site.
“Casa de las Olas is one of the few places in the world where environmentally conscious honeymooners can fall completely off the grid after the stress of planning and entertaining a wedding,” says James Greenfield, owner of Casa de las Olas. “Our property is totally private and intimate, which gives couples a chance to focus on each other and truly enjoy the simplicities of life.”
Newlyweds can choose from a 5- or 7-night package in an Ocean Front Master Suite, complete with two king-size canopy beds, a full kitchen, family room, patio and a hammock. In addition, the couple will receive welcome champagne on arrival, a couples’ massage on the beach, a private catamaran ride and a dinner for two at Hartwood (not including alcohol). The 7-night package also includes dinner for two at Celti, excluding alcohol.
The package is available from now through Oct. 15. Rates start at $3,000 for the 5-night package and $4,050 for the 7-night package. For more information, visit casadelasolas.com.
While some couples are looking for beachside romance, others may have an exotic city in mind, such as Vietnam. Artisans of Leisure offers a 13-day Romantic Vietnam trip heading from Saigon to Hanoi, combining sightseeing, luxury resorts and cruises.
While on the tour, couples will experience the markets and temples in Saigon; enjoy a villa at an island resort in the Con Dao archipelago, with activities like cooking classes and sea kayaking; and take an overnight cruise in Halong Bay on a traditional junk-style boat, relaxing with tai chi at sunrise and hiking to a scenic overlook. In addition, Artisans of Leisure customizes itineraries, arranging personal guides, restaurant and spa reservations, and hotel stays at Park Hyatt Saigon, Six Senses Con Dao, The Nam Hai in Hoi An, and Sofitel Metropole Hotel in Hanoi.
Rates start at $8,490 pp dbl excluding airfare. For more information, visit artisansofleisure.com.
Chile has all the makings of a romantic destination—beautiful scenery, outdoor adventure and wine. With Jacada Travel’s Luxury Chile Honeymoons, newlyweds can embark on a customized trip depending on their interests.
For example, the Luxury Chilean Patagonia Tour visits Torres del Paine, the Lake District and Santiago, and couples can choose excursions such as mountain biking and boat trips in the Lake District; sailing, trekking or climbing in Torres del Paine; and a romantic dinner and tour in Santiago. As far as accommodations go, newlyweds can stay in hotels such as Cliffs Preserve on a private coastal reserve in the Lake District or Remota in Torres del Paine.
Rates start at $5,776 for eight nights, excluding airfare. For more information, visit jacadatravel.com.