{Bon Voyage} Luxurious Honeymoon and Engagement Destinations

Having just pulled off the biggest party of your life, is there a better time to get out of town? In the past, the honeymoon was a chance for a newly married couple to get to know each other better. Nowadays, it’s a chance to recuperate. Or, if you want to celebrate a recent engagement, take a trip to relax before diving into wedding research!

But, you still want it to be romantic, and it’s not easy gathering the energy needed to do more planning after you just spent what seemed like a year running from vendor to vendor. Let our San Antonio Wedding Planning team Principles in Action, here in San Antonio, help give you a lovely grace period before returning to reality. For many couples, this might mean somewhere the two of you can be alone together, but not so alone that you can’t pick up the phone and ring for room service (or another bottle of champagne).

Whether you opt for a private ocean view or a balcony overlooking your favorite city, don’t hold back when it comes to your honeymoon, since it only happens once! Check out some of our favorite, luxurious honeymoon and engagement destinations!

Capri Palace Hotel & Spa

Situated in Anacapri, arguably the most sought after and exclusive part of the island of Capri, the Capri Palace & Spa offers its guests spectacular views across the waters and the chance to gaze over such veritable masterpieces of nature as the Bay of Naples and islands of Ischia and Procida. A selection of traditional crafts shops, high fashion boutiques, and a number of the island’s most important tourist distractions are within easy reach of the hotel. The Palace has 79 rooms, including 11 suites luxuriously furnished and equipped. Celebrities who have chosen the Capri Palace include Harrison Ford, Whitney Houston, Julia Roberts, Keanu Reeves, and Mariah Carey.

The Michelin Star “L’Olivo” Restaurant is a veritable gastronomic haven for the most discerning of palates. The hotel’s talented chefs prepare exquisite Mediterranean dishes, served in the stylish dining room. In addition to the poolside terrace, a number of intimate areas exist within the restaurant, including fireplaces and bookcases. The Capri Palace wine cellar has recently been inaugurated and boasts more than 12,000 bottles of the finest wines. The hotel’s “Capri Beauty Farm” is no longer the well kept secret of a few celebrities, and has now become the declared favorite of many of the best known names in the world of art and show business. A Baia 50 motor boat and spectacular 65ft sailing boat are available for individual transfers, tours around the island, and longer excursions.

The Lough Eske Castle, A Solis Hotel & Spa

Tucked within the woodlands of Northwest Ireland, the Solis Lough Eske Castle offers a luxurious accommodation in a meticulously restored 17th century castle. This 5 star hotel features 96 guest rooms, two bars, and a restaurant, conference, and a luxuriant spa. Despite an imposing glass and stone facade, an easygoing blend of casual, country-side comfort, and modern luxury awaits inside. Offering a fresh perspective on castle living, the accommodations range from the contemporary stylishness of their garden suites to the country charm of their converted stables to the more traditional elegance of their Presidential castle suites.

Lough Eske Castle traces its roots all the way back to the late 1400’s and the famous O’Donnell family that founded the nearby town of Donegal. The original castle was built around 1474. A date stone of 1621 remains on the property to this day. The current Lough Eske Castle was constructed in the 1860s on the site of an old Brooke mansion, but destroyed by fire in 1939. The newly renovated castle stands as a continuing testament to the region’s rich history.

Guests at the Solis Lough Eske Castle enjoy easy, close access to golf, fishing, lakeside strolls, horseback riding on the beach, and the slower paced charms of Irish village life. Guests are also invited to the stunning and spacious indoor swimming pool, with its glass atrium. The spa features eight treatment rooms, including two couple suites, a manicure/pedicure room, and a thermal suite with hot and cold benches, steam sauna, luxury showers, and more. The relaxation area is even equipped with iPod docking stations and six designer beds which face into the courtyard. Looking for a more active vacation? The area has a beautiful coast with some of the best surfing in Ireland.

Want some more ideas for delightful destinations for your honeymoon or engagement celebration? Check out Five Star Alliance’s compilation of the world’s best honeymoon resorts! We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Our team is here to fulfill your honeymoon fantasies, so feel free to comment below with your ideal honeymoon. We’ll have you saying “bon voyage!” before you know it!

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