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DE S T I N A T I O N W E D D I NG & H O N E Y MO O N h o n e ym o o n h o t l i s t TROPICAL PARADISE Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina offers residential-style suites, plenty of outdoor dining and lounging, an open-air spa oasis, and activities galore. CAPELLA MARIGOT BAY RESORT AND MARINA, SAINT LUCIA On the glorious west coast of Saint Lucia, Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina—which recently underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment—o ers awe-inspiring views of tropical gardens and the private yacht-lled Marina Village from its lofty hillside perch. What to Love Newlyweds can begin their married lives by chartering a catamaran for an evening sunset cruise; clanking glasses of bubbly in the hot tub on their suite’s spacious deck (in select rooms); enjoying a couples massage at the enchanting Auriga spa, where West Indian-style huts serve as treatment rooms; climbing the Gros Piton; or zip lining through the emerald rain forest. Chef William “Billy” Boyle helms three restaurants, where he serves authentic Saint Lucian dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients, many plucked from the resort’s garden. At day’s end, toasts are made over nightcaps in the Rum Cave, known for curating ne rums from local distilleries, or in an en suite hot tub. Package Deal e Penthouse Honeymoon Experience includes accommodations in the hill-perched penthouse, a private chef for one special dinner, a bottle of premium Champagne, one couples massage and a one-hour sunset cruise for two. From $8,620 for ve nights, capellahotels.com/saintlucia ACTIVELY IN LOVE Keep your passion of pursuits alive while celebrating your nuptials at Turtle Bay Resort, where you can learn to surf and paddleboard as well as take part in an endless array of activities on or near the property. CAP JULUCA, ANGUILLA Like Brangelina and other Hollywood paramours, you’ll nd seclusion at Cap Juluca, a romantic hideaway on the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies. e discreet 179-acre member of Leading Hotels of the World, which recently completed a $15 million renovation, has an attentive sta known for catering to guests’ every whim. What to Love Privacy seekers will cherish the secluded mile-long beach, free-standing cabanas and 70 spacious suites. Serenity begins at sunrise with yoga on the beach, led by guest instructors, and continues throughout the day with activities such as snorkeling in a lagoon among trunk sh, rock beauties and gray angels. At sunset, chartering the resort’s private 38-foot luxury cruiser, Juluca Pride, is a great way to witness the sun melting into the Caribbean. You can savor French-born, Michelin-starred chef Daniel Le Guenan’s cuisine on board, as well as in Pimms, his European-in ected seafood restaurant overlooking Maundays Bay, which boasts a 3,200-bottle wine cellar. Not to be missed: a private white-tablecloth dinner beneath the stars with the lapping waves as background music. Package Deal e Romantic Rendezvous package includes Champagne and owers upon arrival, a beachfront guest room, dinner for two at Pimms, a Caribbean-themed beachside dinner for two with wine, a couples massage and two sunset cocktails daily. From $4,278 for ve nights, from $5,470 for seven nights, capjuluca.com SERENE SECLUSION Spread out enough to make you feel like the only lovers in residence, the all-inclusive The Wakaya Club & Spa offers a true private-island experience. THE WAKAYA CLUB & SPA, FIJI CAPELLA MARIGOT BAY RESORT AND MARINA PHOTO COURTESY OF CAPELLA MARIGOT BAY RESORT AND MARINA; THE WAKAYA CLUB & RESORT PHOTO COURTESY OF WAKAYA; TURTLE BAY RESORT PHOTO COURTESY OF TURTLE BAY RESORT; CAP JULUCA PHOTO COURTESY OF CAP JULUCA TURTLE BAY RESORT, HAWAII Turtle Bay Resort’s $45 million eco-sensitive refurbishment brings fresh allure to this stellar retreat rooted in Hawaiian mana (spirit) and ensconced on 850 acres—including 5 miles of sugary sand and crashing waves—on Oahu’s lesser traveled, unspoiled North Shore. over the new private beach cottages, which come with a dedicated concierge. e panoply of activities includes in-room spa treatments; helicopter rides above the North Shore’s spectacular mountainside, waterfalls and vibrant coastline; sur ng, golf, horseback riding and paddleboarding lessons; and cage diving with sharks. Sunset cocktails at e Point followed by an ocean-to-table dining experience at Pa’akai is a rare treat. Later this year, celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi will open Roy’s Beach House on the property. e North Shore Honeymoon package o ers a greeting with fragrant leis, Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries; nightly turndown service; and a pre-honeymoon consultation with the concierge team to help add unique touches to your stay. $650 per night with a two-night minimum, turtlebayresort.com Package Deal What to Love Honeymooners will swoon One of the 322 Fijian islands strewn like pearls across the South Paci c, Wakaya is the private property of David Gilmour, co-founder of Fiji Water. On this 2,200-acre piece of paradise sits e Wakaya Club & Spa, a laid-back, intimate, sophisticated resort where the sta treats barefoot luxury seekers like family. the resort’s private plane, which departs from Nadi International Airport, then take a short four-wheel SUV ride down a bumpy, forested road to e Wakaya Club & Spa. Fijian-style houses, called bures , face the sea and are adorned with Asian art, woven bamboo accents and Tibetan rugs. A lava-rock outdoor shower beckons, as do hammocks strung between trees. e most fascinating pastime here is snorkeling—or simply wading—in the azure water, an o cial Marine Park teeming with life. At meal time, the sound of lali drums calls all to feast on Paci c Rim dishes created from island-grown produce, locally raised meats and farm-fresh eggs. Ocean View Bure include all food and beverages (nonalcoholic and alcoholic), one scuba dive per person, one 50-minute spa treatment per person, a private gazebo dinner for two and a special handcrafted honeymoon gift from the resort. From $12,600 for ve nights, from $16,760 for seven nights, wakaya.com Package Deal Honeymoon packages in an What to Love Travelers arrive on the islet aboard CARIBBEAN CHIC Cap Juluca’s 70 luxurious suites all face the property’s private, pristine mile-long beach, where you can lounge in a cabana or choose from an array of water activities. 10 9 M O D ER N LUXU RY B RI D ES SO UTH FLO RI DA AN D TH E C ARI B B E AN

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