Jennifer Aniston and new husband Justin Theroux have embarked on a luxurious honeymoon in the South Pacific after quietly tying the knot in front of 70 friends and family members at their Bel Air, CA, manse. Here’s what we know so far to inspire your own fantasy honeymoon (even if you have to settle for flying first-class like a mere mortal).
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The Getaway Plan
Odds were on Cabo, the couple’s frequent Mexican getaway, as the honeymoon destination. Instead, they went all-out to mark the special occasion by hopping on a private jet for the roughly 8-hour flight from LA to French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands. In all fairness, Bora Bora already received the couple’s stamp of approval when they celebrated Theroux’s 43rd birthday and their second engagement anniversary there last August.
Breaking With Tradition
While Bora Bora is a honeymooners’ tropical paradise, the newlyweds certainly didn’t plan on holing up in one of 100 overwater huts for a week. Aniston stayed true to her vacation style of beach, bikinis and besties, bringing along Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, Jason Bateman and their families to continue the wedding celebrations. Talk about #squadgoals. READ MORE
To the shock and dismay of women around the world, the world’s most eligible bachelor is officially off the market. George Clooney tied the knot with Amal Alamuddin on Sept. 27 in Venice, Italy, at Hotel Aman, a historic hotel on Venice’s iconic Canal Grande.
This 16th-century palazzo, which was built on water, housed Venice’s elite for centuries, so it was a fitting spot for the Oscar-winning actor and the internationally acclaimed barrister to wed. Renovated into a luxury resort in 2013, Hotel Aman blends the old world with the new — frescoes hang in some of the 24 guest rooms, but there’s also a spa and fitness area. Don’t get too excited about following in Clooney’s footsteps: A night here will cost you — prices start at about $1,000 a night for a standard room. Most star-worthy wedding moment? The glamorous couple and their A-list guests arrived via boat or gondola.
After a dream wedding in Venice, where does a Hollywood power couple such as Clooney and Alamuddin honeymoon? Far-flung exotic locales like the beaches in Mauritius or the Maldives? Or perhaps, as was speculated, at royal honeymoon hot spot Seychelles?
Photography by Chris Schmid / Aurora Photos
After a full day of rhinoceros tracking, toss off your safari boots and take a plunge. As you soak in this infinity pool dangling over the rocky plateaus of northwest Namibia, you might spot a black eagle, a gazelle, or a giraffe.
Photography by The Laguna Resort and Spa
Located 25 miles from the capital of Denpasar, in an enclave of 5-star properties on the island’s southern tip, the resort is known for its nearly 54,000-square-foot swimmable lagoon surrounded by lush gardens.
Photography by The Naka Island
Start the new year off right with a Southeast Asian tropical escape.
Photography by Uma by COMO, Ubud
Bali’s beaches are beautiful, but the town of Ubud, at the island’s green and hilly center, is the cultural core.
Photography by Banyan Tree Samui
Set in the side of a hill on a private cove, the resort is composed of Thai-style villas and sports stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand. More »
Photography by Ulagalla Resort
Sri Lanka’s Ulagalla Resort is home to 20 glass-walled, eco-friendly chalets with private plunge pools, and it’s all built around a 150-year-old mansion that was once home to the local nobility. More »
Photography by Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Just 45 minutes from the party scene of Cancun, the Zen-like Banyan Tree Mayakoba makes travelers feel like they’ve stepped into another world. More »