Celebrity Honeymoon Spotlight: St. Barths

St. Barthélemy, or St. Barths in English, is known to be a top celebrity destination attracting many with its high-end accommodations and yacht harbor. It is listed  among the top eight honeymoon destinations for celebrity couples.

Pictured below is the famous Eden Rock resort, one of the world’s top 100 hotels. This unique property offers 34 individual accommodations “on the rock” and is a haven for gourmet food.

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To no surprise the island comes with a hefty price tag. However, off-season pricing drops drastically. The busy island atmosphere slows down from the heavy party scene, with bustling streets and busy shops and restaurants. It turns into a quaint and very relaxing island getaway. Personally I think it is the best time to go. Instead of traffic jams and overcrowded parking areas, you get vacant, secluded beaches, great dining and excellent off-season bargain shopping. Whether you decide to stay at one of the many hotels, rent a private villa, or stay at one of the guesthouses, the island is sure to enchant.

Some of its recent A-list honeymooners included Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo.  Power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé also known to enjoy St. Barths’ atmosphere. Another couple who chose St. Barths for their private relaxation is Real Housewives of New York’s star Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy who honeymooned there in 2010. They stayed at the Hotel Guanahani & Spa which consists of 68 creole-style, colorful cottages.  Bethenny raved about her stay and about the service when she visited.

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Celebrity Honeymoon Spotlight: Anguilla

Pirates of the Caribbean’s Orlando Bloom and the Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr jetted off to Anguilla after a secret wedding in the US last year. They stayed in one of the Viceroy’s private villas. Set in 35 acres of lush tropical vegetation, their villa came with their own private pool, cabana, spa, and personal butler. After four days in Anguilla, the pair flew off to two additional Caribbean islands rumored to be St. Lucia and Mustique. Other celebrities visiting Anguilla include Sandra Bullock, Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman.

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Viceroy Resort Anguilla

Anguilla is a warm and welcoming island tucked away in the northern Caribbean. It is surrounded by stunningly white beaches and breathtaking turquoise water. Anguilla is casual and easy, a unique blend of high style and low-key elegance, and the best of the good life set to a slow and casual island tempo.

One of the most popular things to do on Anguilla is sailing. There are plenty of options to charter all kinds of boats. The island can easily be explored by renting a bike. With one main road and very easy-to-navigate side roads you can discover this paradise at your own pace. There are plenty of small shops and art galleries throughout Anguilla and the island boasts some of the finest Caribbean rum and cigars.

Anguilla is a great destination for a honeymoon couple who is looking for a true Caribbean paradise to get away from it all. Take every day as it comes and do as much or as little as you wish.

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Celebrity Honeymoon Spotlight: Paris

Paris is well known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. Recent celebrity couples spending their honeymoon in the City of Lights include Lily Allen and Sam Cooper as well as Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Lily and Sam got married in June 2011 and traveled to Paris by train for their honeymoon. Lily is a famous British singer, very well known in Europe, less so in the US. If you would like to check find her on Myspace. Little is known about their stay, however, they added an interesting twist by spending a couple of nights in a luxury tent at the Glastonbury Music Festival in England. More details here.

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Another famous couple who chose Paris for their honeymoon are Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen. They spent a week in the Coco Chanel Suite at the Ritz. The lavish two-bedroom suite was previously inhabited by the legendary fashion designer. A bit more about their wedding and honeymoon from People Magazine.

Paris is a great honeymoon destination for a couple wanting to romance but also explore and enjoy European culture. What I think is really neat about Paris is that you can do it either very lavish, or on a budget. Having lived in Paris for a year I feel it offers plenty of options for both. Climbing up to Sacre Coeur at night and taking in the spectacular view of the illuminated city is priceless, super romantic, yet totally free.

Work with a travel consultant that knows the city, can explain the different pros and cons of the “arrondissements”, that makes sightseeing suggestions, and helps setting them up. We like to go as far as making dinner reservations for our clients, pointing out off the beaten track sights as well as hot spots…

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Celebrity Honeymoon Destination Spotlight: Los Cabos, Mexico

Most recently Los Cabos was chosen by Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie as well as LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian for their honeymoon.

Hilary and Mike opted to stay in a private residence at El Dorado Golf and Beach Resort and shared their honeymoon pictures with OK magazine.

LeAnn & Eddie on the other hand chose the modern boutique resort Esperanza which is perched above the Sea of Cortez and boasts perfect ocean views. The resort is also known for its extensive collection of over 100 different tequilas. For more info on their honeymoon check out People magazine’s article.

Los Cabos Honeymoon

At the tip of Baja California lie the twin cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo which each have their very distinctive charm.

Cabo San Lucas is a vibrant hideaway that offers some of the most thrilling water sports anywhere. From world-famous deep sea fishing to whale watching, Cabo offers great access to abundant marine life.

San Jose del Cabo on the other hand is a peaceful town of cobblestone alleys that meander past enchanting colonial achitecthure.

Los Cabos is home to lush golf courses, exciting resorts, and fine art galleries. After the sun sets it comes to life with refined dining and an exciting nightlife. From a vacation concierge standpoint I would recommend Los Cabos to anyone who loves walking in celebrities footsteps, dramatic scenery and breathtaking oceanviews. Los Cabos is where the desert meets the sea. Do not expect lush tropical vegetation or calm ocean waters.

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Celebrity Honeymoon Destination Spotlight: Belize

Most recently Reese Whiterspoon and Jim Toth headed to Belize for a “family” honeymoon (yes, indeed they took along Reese’s two children from previous marriage with Ryan Philippe). They split their honeymoon stay between two of Francis Ford Coppola’s properties, Turtle Inn and Blancaneaux Lodge. These properties are ideal for visitiors who wish to experience the rainforests, mountains, and rich culture of Belize in luxury but without destroying the pristine natural beauty of Belize. Read more about Reese & Jim’s honeymoon in: Ambergris Today.

Belize Honeymoon

Ancient archaeological sites of Mayan temples, a pristine environment, the second-largest barrier reef in the world, living coral gardens and exotic marine life are just some of Belize’s attractions. From a vacation concierge standpoint I would recommend Belize to anyone who loves nature, is willing to experience local culture, and is looking to relax whether it be in a jungle lodge or on one of the pristine beaches. It is also a great destination to combine both.

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