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Three Honeymoon Destinations to Swoon Over


Honeymoons should be high on romance and low on maintenance. This is the time to seek out the most luxurious locations, such as castles by the ocean, mansion vacation rentals, or cottages in a peaceful forest.

Here are three unforgettable honeymoon destinations with incredible scenery and over-the-top service that you will savor for years to come.

Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

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Rising majestically above the sea, Jade Mountain, St. Lucia, named by Travel & Leisure in 2018 as one of the top two resorts in the Caribbean, uniquely marries organic architecture with the stunning vistas of St. Lucia. This resort does not offer rooms. It instead welcomes you into your sanctuary, featuring infinity pools and breathtaking views of nature. The sanctuaries are amazingly private, individually designed with these features in common:

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  • A private infinity pool carved into the hillside, facing the mountains beyond. Each pool is a glistening mosaic that reflects light underwater. Chromotherapy lighting can be adjusted to reflect a mood.
  • The fourth wall is a railing between you and the stunning view. Privacy is so protected that only a helicopter can see into any of the sanctuaries—there are only two helicopters on the island.

The resort’s spa cottage has a wide range of classical body and beauty treatments, as well as ayurvedic and holistic services. One of its spa experiences, Alchemy of Two, is a honeymoon favorite. It includes a couple’s massage with special oils, delicious treats, and poetry.

Jade Mountain is open for all three meals and offers room service as well. Jade Cuisine is a modern fusion of tropical influences and unique techniques resulting in wonderful taste adventures created by James Beard award winner Chef Allen Susser.

Palazzo Terranova, Citta di Castello, Umbria Italy

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Step into the luxurious lifestyle of an Italian noble in this renovated Renaissance country house Palazzo Terranova in Italy. With old world charm combined with modern amenities, newlyweds can revel in an elegant, pastoral setting. Each large bedroom, named for a composer or opera, has a marble bathtub. The library holds hundreds of books. A baby grand piano awaits a romantic tune in a sitting room connecting two bedrooms. From every room, terrace, and the infinity pool, not another house can be seen. The countryside invites quiet walks. During truffle season, the staff will organize a truffle hunt.

Palazzo Terranova’s common areas have vaulted or beamed ceilings, tile floors, and original fireplaces. The architecture is complemented by damask sofas, gilt-framed mirrors, wrought-iron sconces and antique chairs and sideboards. The bed frames, locally forged to order, are so large they had to be assembled in the bedrooms. The on-site chef sets out a glorious breakfast and prepares lunch and dinner on request. Food is locally sourced and expertly prepared.

Of course, you’ll want to see Rome, Florence, and Venice. But between the frenzy of the wedding and the bustle of sightseeing, have a beautifully relaxing interlude at Palazzo Terranova.

Baros Maldives, Maldives

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Baros Maldives is a heavenly setting for honeymooning couples. Baros is a natural paradise with a lush island canopy and white sand beaches in the Indian Ocean. The rustic appearing thatched villas are made of indigenous woods and stones that blend into the deserted-island setting. Each villa is a magical hideaway of comfort and serenity, natural woods and cozy furnishings. You’ll never feel stuck in a hotel room because the corridors are sandy, foliage-lined pathways.

From lavish buffet breakfasts by the pool to fine dining at the legendary Lighthouse, every meal offers favorite flavors and a daring new dish to try. Seafood and coconuts are staples here, and garudiihya is a must try. This fish broth served with rice, lime, and chili looks simple but bursts with flavor. Your private chef will cook you an exclusive meal and serve it in the romantic nook of your choice: on the sand, beneath a canopy of stars and tropical trees, or even in bed.

Surrounded by clear waters and warmed by a tropical sun, you can explore the underwater world, float on the sea, or just laze on the sand while you make memories that will last a lifetime.

Honeymoons are times to break away from the crowd and explore the delights of a new scene together. Some lucky couples do, indeed, find paradise.

By Mansion Vacation Rentals