The Hottest Honeymoon Destinations for 2013

Where you should plan your romantic getaway for two.

Last year we picked 8 incredible honeymoon destinations (one of which our co-editor Jenn visited for her own honeymoon!). This year we decided to enlist the help of a few travel experts, who share their top picks for honeymooning in 2013, in addition to selecting our own must-visit places too.

Four Seasons Bora Bora.

Destination: French Polynesia

Moorea and Bora Bora in French Polynesia are always a popular choice but they are also expensive. Some good alternatives are Fiji, Cook Islands, Hawaii, or Pangkor Laut Island in Malaysia, which you could combine with a trip to southern or northern Thailand. All of these destinations will give you that romantic island getaway so many couples are looking for on their honeymoon. — Johnny Jet, johnnyjet.com

Hotel Pick: Four Seasons Bora Bora (fourseasons.com/borabora)
Motu Tehotu – BP 547
98730 Bora Bora
+(689) 603 130

The Ritz Carlton in Barcelona.

Destination: Barcelona, Spain

A fun city that never sleeps, you can see great architecture and art during the day (after sleeping late, of course) and then dine on tapas and great wine every night … way into the wee hours. — Tara Soloway, Luxe Destination Weddings

Hotel Pick: Hotel Arts Barcelona (ritzcarlton.com/Barcelona)
Marina 19-21, Barcelona 8005 Spain
+34 93 221 1000

Wickaninnish Inn, Vancouver Island

Destination: Tofino, British Columbia

Vancouver Island is a real gem, whether you visit in the summer or during storm season. Get cozy and cuddle up with your loved one to experience something truly unique. — Tara Soloway, Luxe Destination Weddings

Hotel Pick: Wickaninnish Inn (wickinn.com)
500 Osprey Lane, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0, Canada
(250) 725-3100

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Destination: Anguilla

Anguilla (I’m partial to the gorgeous CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa) has the most gorgeous beaches you’ll step foot on next to Cancun and Turks & Caicos. There is nothing to do in Anguilla, but lay on that gorgeous beach, roll around in the covers and eat.  Day two…repeat.  It’s like a Chris Isaak video. Sexy, sandy and sultry. Just gorgeous. — Jody Diamond, Diamond PR
Hotel Pick: CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa (cuisinartresort.com)
Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla, AI-2640, British West Indies
264 498 2000

Amangani in Jackson Hole

Destination: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
I think there is nothing more fun or bonding than having fun and creating memories with someone you love. Jackson Hole is my kind of place. I just love it there. In the winter, the best skiing and snowboarding one could imagine, coupled with cozy hotels and fireplaces and insanely fabulous restaurants and deep, deep red wine.  Lots of it. In the summer, take advantage of the national park and hike, learn to fly fish, river rafting etc.  Honeymoons should be about memories and this will leave you with tons of them. — Jody Diamond, Diamond PR
Hotel Pick: Amangani (amanresorts.com)
1535 North East Butte Road, Jackson, Wyoming 83001, USA
307 734 7333

Gondwana Game Reserve. Photography Justin Harrington.

Destination: South Africa

Ok, I’m a little biased. I went there just a few months ago as a portion of my own honeymoon! But I was blown away by the beauty, the hospitality and the food. South Africa has a bit of everything, making it ideal for couples who don’t want to only veg out on a beach. You can have an action packed trip with safaris, mountain climbing and biking. Or go totally romantic touring through the Winelands just outside Cape Town, and driving the stunning Garden Route along the Western Cape. And there are plenty of beaches to completely unwind throughout the Western Cape and into the resort town of Durban. Not to mention the service at the hotels has to be hands down some of the best service in the world. With the fuss over the World Cup a few years ago finally fizzled, South Africa is the perfect place for honeymooners who love adventure with their romance. — Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington

Hotel Pick: Gondwana Game Reserve (gondwanagr.co.za/)
Heuningkip Farm, R327  Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 44 697 7077

Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Destination: Montenegro

With my own wedding coming up later this year I definitely am in honeymoon mode and while researching beach destinations in Europe discovered the unspoilt beauty of Montenegro. Described as Croatia without the crowds, it’s all about laid-back beauty here. Found in the south of the Adriatic, there are unspoilt beaches, gorgeous mountains and tons of history. Accommodations-wise I’m eying the luxurious Aman Sveti Stefan located right on the coast on the tiny islet of Sveti Stefan. Here we’ll be able to take in the sun on the pink sand beach, relax with a spa treatment in one of the cottages, or dine on local seafood in the intimate The Dining Room. Outside of the hotel, we have the option to check out some nearby vineyards, rent a bikes and check out the nearby villages or drive up to Kotor, listed by UNESCO as a “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site.” — Stephanie Gray

Hotel Pick: Aman Sveti Stefan (amanresorts.com/amansvetistefan)
Sveti Stefan 85315, Montenegro
(382) 33 420 000