Viceroy Maldives - Vagaru, Maldives
Getting away from it all takes on a savvy sense of style at this enclave set on 17-acre Vagaru island, in the Shaviyani Atoll. While some of the 61 villas are overwater and some are set on sand, all come with plunge pools and luminous decor, and the smallest is still 1,345 square feet. Five eateries and an overwater spa complete the indulgent picture.
The Outer Banks’ only four-star stay just got better. Sanderling Resort’s 2013 revamp means more amenities alongside that same cozy feel.
Provo’s Grace Bay Beach is consistently rated among the Caribbean’s prettiest, and stars favor its lineup of five-star resorts, from Amanyara to Parrot Cay (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner wed at the latter in 2005). But regular folks can bask in Grace Bay’s beauty too, thanks to Ocean Club Resorts, which offer plenty of comfort at a three-star price point.
Keeping with its former life as a coconut plantation, Sugar Reef resides on 65 acres and delivers its beloved produce directly to its farm-to-table menu. Hidden away in one of the Beach House’s three rooms, honeymooners are welcomed with a four-poster bed draped with mosquito netting.
It's 11/12/13, and thousands of brides are walking down the aisle today, due to the consecutive date. Yes, it's a Tuesday, like many consecutive and "lucky" dates before today (remember July 7, 2007?) couples are flocking to have a special date like this one.
A dozen years ago when I was planning my own destination wedding, the one thing I insisted on was privacy — I couldn’t bear the thought of gawkers. So I opted for a private villa in St. Lucia and never regretted it. Fast-forward to today: Still happily married, I found myself enjoying a wedding event at Ani Villas in Anguilla, and I immediately started planning a vow renewal.
Four months after the birth of their little cutie, North West, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are officially engaged. Kanye popped the question at AT&T Field, home of the San Francisco Giants, while an orchestra played Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" from The Great Gatsby (Kim's favorite song). Congratulations to the happy couple! Here, some luxe wedding venues fit for Kimye.
When news got out about the upcoming renovation of Spice Island Beach Resort, the travel world gasped. This fall, the big unveil includes upgrades to the spa and restaurant, as well as the suites themselves, which now flaunt outdoor showers and talk-dirty-to-me lighting.
Calling all art snobs! If you're wishing to wed in a picturesque setting with tons of charm and serious historical value, check out the Degas House in New Orleans' Garden District, just 11 blocks from the French Quarter.
For a chart-topping wedding, look no further than Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos Resort, perched high above the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where rock legend Keith Richards celebrated his wedding 30 years ago.
Everyone knows a wedding at a Four Seasons hotel is bound to be memorable, but the brand’s new property in Toronto’s most fashionable neighborhood is raising the bar even higher.
Many resorts offer private dining for honeymooners, but how many have tables for two overlooking serene Savusavu Bay — not to mention staff members so warm they say “welcome home” the moment you arrive? Even among Fiji hotels, the 25-bure (hut) Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort stands out for its many green initiatives, such as mangrove replanting and evening talks by a resident marine biologist.