I recently returned from an amazing 10 day trip island hopping around the Caribbean! During this trip I stayed in St Lucia, Antigua, and ended in St Barths. Each of these islands are so beautiful, and so different from each other. I’d love to share the beautiful hotels I stayed in! First up is Jade Mountain in St Lucia.
This is the most incredible hotel. Even though I had seen countless pictures ahead of time, I was absolutely blown away when I first saw it in person. This hotel is built into the hillside with a number of walkways connecting to the suites. The view from every single suite is just insane! The most unique feature of Jade Mountain is that one wall of the rooms is completely open. You have the Piton Mountains to the left, and ocean views to the right. You feel like you are floating in the sky!
Almost every suite has a private pool in the suite, so many guests spend a lot of their time enjoying their pool and the view in their suite. The Sky suites don’t have pools, but still have incredible views. I was able to stay in a Galaxy Suite which was INSANE. The entire suite was so open with just unbelievable views! One tip- use the ear plugs and eye masks that they provide.
Every suite is really spacious with a large Jacuzzi tub. Up for a spa treatment? You have the choice of doing this in the spa or in your suite!
The hotel is set up in the hillside, but you can visit the beach at their sister hotel, Anse Chastanet. There is the main beach, and then another more quiet beach that is just a short boat ride away. This beach has a little beach restaurant with the most amazing burgers! Great way to spend a lazy afternoon!
Want to be a little more active? There are a ton of activities available including deep sea fishing, hiking up Gros Piton mountain, scuba diving, jungle biking, kayaking, zip lining, and much more. No need to worry about getting bored!
I can’t recommend this hotel enough for a couple wanting a really relaxing, romantic honeymoon spot. This is such a special and unique hotel that you will no doubt remember forever. The staff is unbelievable- so friendly and helpful, providing the perfect level of service.
Interested in staying at Jade Mountain? Book your stay with Ever After Honeymoons and you will receive a $100 spa credit and a room upgrade based on availability when you arrive!
If you’re thinking about taking a trip “down under” you definitely will not be disappointed no matter where you end up! Australia is not only stunning with both sandy beaches and red rock terrain, but you can go on adventures that are unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
When clients come to me with Australia on the mind, The Louise in Australia
in Barossa Valley is the first place I think of. It’s a really unique boutique style hotel with an incredible restaurant and it’s a great base for exploring the vineyard rich region. They even have some really cool experiences like Breakfast with the Kangaroos
, wine tasting, and cooking school!
Italy or Napa Valley might be the first place that comes to mind when planning a wine tasting adventure, but the Barossa Valley in Australia is full of gorgeous vineyards and delicious wines! The Louise sits right in the heart of the valley and offers tons of opportunities to experience it all in some amazing ways.
If you’re interested in booking a trip to The Louise or anywhere else in Australia, shoot me an email, I’d love to help!
If you’re looking for a hip, trendy destination for your honeymoon then Milan is definitely at the top of my list! A lot of fashion designers have opened really trendy restaurants and bars in Milan and there is incredible shopping, with both popular designers and boutique shops.
When deciding on where to stay The Bulgari Milan
is always one of my top choices. It has the largest gardens in Milan and it’s a really popular place for locals to visit as well, including many fashion designers, models, and soccer players.
I think Milan is a great place for couples to stay that want to visit some beautiful scenic places like Lake Como, but also want some fun nightlife!
Nadia and her new hubby Nolan came to me wanting to honeymoon somewhere that was the perfect combination of relaxing yet adventurous all while experiencing a new culture and way of life. I knew that Bali would be the perfect place for them! I decided on the districts of Uluwatu, Seminyak, and Ubud in Bali to allow them to experience everything that they wanted to on this trip. They were able to relax on sandy beaches but also visit exciting places like the Monkey Forest and Elephant Safari Lodge!
When I asked Nadia and Nolan what they loved about Bali they answered: “We both absolutely loved the food and the service. Everyone in Bali was very hospitable. In Uluwatu we really enjoyed the Bulgari hotel and the view from the hotel. In Seminyak we enjoyed the liveliness of the town and all the beach bars and in Ubud we enjoyed visiting the Monkey Forest and Elephant Safari Lodge.”
I was able to get them a 3 bedroom Villa upgrade at the Bulgari Resort as well as desserts at night and a $100 credit for dinner. At the Oberoi Resort it was all set so that they received a welcome dessert and free dinner and then at the Uma Ubud they provided a bottle of wine and desserts as well as a complimentary cycling tour for the newlyweds. Organizing for special honeymoon upgrades is one of my favorite parts of my job and I love how well these hotels treated my clients!
With one of my best friends (Summer from Grey Likes Weddings) getting married this week at the beautiful Sunstone Winery, I can’t help but have vineyards on the brain! Today I want to share two of my favorite French getaways for those looking for a romantic, wine country, escape post-wedding!
The Les Sources de Caudalie is in the rural part of France and has everything from a full-service health spa to golf driving-range on site! You can rent bikes to explore the grounds or stay on the property and enjoy the outdoor tennis courts and swimming pools. Everywhere you look seems like you’re in a postcard so definitely don’t forget a camera!
The Chateau de la Barre is filled to the brim with incredible antiques, art, history, and beauty. If you’re wanting a honeymoon that is filled with both relaxation and adventure, then you definitely want to check this place out! It’s less than 2 hours from the buzzing city of Paris but is still a unique, historical chateau with luxurious rooms and a breathtaking property.
And in both these places, of course, is some of the best French wine! So get your toasting glasses and passports ready!