Hotel Spotlight: Four Seasons Bora Bora

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Four Seasons Bora Bora is a gorgeous resort in French Polynesia and it sure does not disappoint! I was lucky enough to visit this incredible resort with photographer Jose Villa, videographer Joel Serrato, Cortnie Fausner from The Venue Report, and Summer Ball from Grey Likes Weddings. We spent our days relaxing, eating amazing food at restaurants with incredible views, getting treated at the spa, riding jet skis around the island, and swimming with sharks (!!!). As you can tell, Four Seasons Bora Bora is the perfect destination for couples who want a tropical paradise getaway. The breathtaking mountains and the clear blue water provide the perfect surrounding for a romantic and surreal vacation. The overwater bungalows are absolutely gorgeous- you can jump right into the water from your balcony!

Enjoy these photos by the incredibly talented Jose Villa!

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The absolute highlight of the trip was the full day shark and ray tour with lunch! We went out on a small boat with the most fun guide named Stephen. He was such a character and we laughed nonstop all day! We snorkelled, swam with rays, and even swam with sharks, it was such a surreal experience! Below is a photo Jose Villa took… those are my legs with a shark swimming below!

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Four Seasons Bora Bora has a lot of water activities available, from snorkelling to canoes to stand up paddle boards. There is so much to do while you’re there! I would highly recommend riding jet skis around the main island of Bora Bora, we had so much fun! It was so gorgeous to see the mountains on the main island from all the way around. It sprinkled for a little bit and then there was a huge rainbow over the mountains, it was like a dream. And it was incredible to see all of the shades of blue in the water! Even these beautiful photos cannot do it justice – it is so clear. We stopped a couple times along the way and jumped off of our jet skis and swam for a bit. Definitely a memorable experience!

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Stay tuned for Thursday’s post on the romantic private dining options that Four Seasons Bora Bora offers – so perfect for your honeymoon!

Photos by Jose Villa

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Hotel Spotlight: Song Saa, Cambodia

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Located in Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago, two pristine islands lie side by side. They are known locally as Song Saa – Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’. Perfect for couples who are looking for a private island getaway, Song Saa offers incredible scenery, food, culture and luxury. You can spend your days at the spa, doing yoga on the beach, scuba diving, dining at their world class restaurant or relaxing in your infinity edge swimming pool. “Song Saa Private Island is as seductive as the name implies. Think intimate. Think luxurious. But above all think harmony – with all the elements of nature that make this place so special.” Take a look through these photos and I’m sure you’ll agree that Song Saa would make for an incredibly intimate and memorable honeymoon experience!  

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Gorgeous, right?! If Song Saa speaks to you, send me an email to get started planning your dream honeymoon at this incredible resort.

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Honeymoon Destinations of 2013

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Glamour Magazine recently reached out and asked me to provide my 5 favorite destinations and hotels for honeymoons in 2013.  It was so tough to narrow down- there are so many fabulous spots!  I put together a list of my current favorite spots, based on what I am loving and what clients are asking for when planning their 2013 honeymoons.

First up, Fiji!  With a number of private island resorts, including the newest couples only resort Tadrai Island Resort, Fiji is the perfect spot for couples looking to relax in a beautiful & secluded destination.

Next up is Croatia.  With a beautiful coastline, cool medieval towns, and small islands off the coast, Croatia is a dream honeymoon spot.  My favorite hotel in Croatia is Villa Dubrovnik, with balconies right over the water!

My next favorite is the Amalfi Coast in Italy.  Italy is such a beautiful and romantic country, and the Amalfi Coast has small towns with gorgeous scenery and incredible little restaurants.  My favorite hotel is Palazzo Avino in the quaint town of Ravello.

St Barths is another fabulous spot!  This island has such a unique French and Caribbean culture, with boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants, and white sand beaches.  The perfect honeymoon hotel is Hotel Le Toiny which has private villas, each featuring their own private pools!

Last up is St Lucia.  This island is so green and lush, with the most warm and friendly people.  BodyHoliday Resort is the perfect spot for active couples, where activities like water skiing, guided ocean swims, paddle board yoga classes, archery, and so much more, is already included!

So tell me…which of these fabulous destinations would you pick for your honeymoon?

Contact me if you need help with your upcoming honeymoon!

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Wishing I was…

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On a guided bicycle tour exploring the scenic views of Addu Atoll on the Republic of Maldives.

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Travel by bike to discover five nearby islands through the natural landscape of lush foliage, banyan trees, coconut trees, natural lagoons and 45 species of plants. The experiences are limitless with options to picnic on the beach or in the jungle, to explore the culture of Maldivian villages and meet with the locals or stop for a snorkeling excursion. Jump on over to Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives  for your honeymoon and have an tropical adventure!

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{images via Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives}

Let nature take your breathe away. Contact me to plan your next honeymoon or trip to the Maldives.

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Australia

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All of my clients are pretty amazing, but I really loved working with Pete and Carmen who were such a delightful and fun couple!  After their gorgeous wedding (which was featured on Green Wedding Shoes here and here) they headed out for an incredible honeymoon to Australia. Their honeymoon let them see the sights of Australia from the waters of the Grand Barrier Reef to the top of Harbour Bridge in Sydney. They were lucky enough to stay at four separate hotels giving them a true Aussie experience!

{snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef}

{relax at the Kewarra Beach Resort}

{hike (and swim!) to waterfalls}

{wine tasting in the Hunter Valley}

{personalize a lock of love on a Sydney bridge // enjoy your day relaxing at a pool or beach}

 {climb Harbour Bridge in Sydney}

Thank you Pete and Carmen for letting us enjoy your photos and experiences. It looks like you took your love to new heights!

Looking to get explore Australia? Let me plan your honeymoon at no cost to you. Contact me!

Hotels:
Kewarra Beach Resort
Thala Beach Lodge 

Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour Sydney
Chateau Elan Hunter Valley

Planning: Ever After Honeymoons

Bon Voyage!