Celebrities travel to the most beautiful honeymoon destinations in the world. They may have a larger budget to spend but many of the locations can still be affordable for couples that want to visit these places for their own honeymoon.
Party and honeymoon planners Chillisauce speak to hundreds of brides and grooms every week who are planning their romantic getaways, and they are surprised at how many couples choose to stay at the same places as their favourite celebs. Check out these picture perfect celebrity-inspired honeymoon spots…
John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The city of Amsterdam is beautiful with its historic canals. Beatles’ frontman, John Lennon and his new wife Yoko Ono created history here on their honeymoon, staging a bed-in at their suite in the Amsterdam Hilton. You can stay at the infamous John and Yoko Suite for 1750 euros or you can stage your own bed-in at the hotel at a more affordable rate of 299 euros.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale: New York, USA
Musicians Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale chose to spend their honeymoon in luxury at The Carlyle, an iconic hotel in New York City. Rooms at The Carlyle start at about $700 a night, so if you want to splurge for a luxurious honeymoon, this place might be for you. In the city that never sleeps, there will be many things to amuse you.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Country music star Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher selected Bora Bora as their romantic honeymoon destination. They stayed in an overwater bungalow at Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa. Besides relaxing in the water this couple explored Bora Bora by helicopter. If you want to take a tour from the sky, Tahiti-Excursions helicopter tours start at 344 euros per person.
Megan Fox and Brian Austen Green: Hualalai, Hawaii
Actress Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austen Green spent their honeymoon relaxing on the beach at the Four Seasons Hualalai in Hawaii. The couple took advantage of many pampering treatments at the hotel’s award-winning spa. For some relaxation try a traditional Hawaiian massage called Lomi Lomi which starts at $175 for 50 minutes at the hotel spa.
Beyonce and Jay-Z: Arizona, USA
Hip-hop royalty couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surprisingly chose the low-key desert retreat at the Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain Spa & Resort in Arizona for their honeymoon destination. This luxury boutique resort is located in a small town called Paradise Valley so privacy is at a premium. Room rates at this tranquil location start at about $399 a night, so if the desert intrigues you, this is where you should stay.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast in Italy is legendary for its timeless beauty. The picturesque coastline draws celebrities time and time again. Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth ventured to Positano and stayed at the legendary Le Sirenuse where room rates start at 650 euros. They also took time to dine at some fantastic restaurants while there, such as Bruno and La Caravella.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: The Emerald Isle, Ireland
Sex and the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick went to Ireland for their honeymoon. This couple stayed at The Mount Errigal in County Donegal. Donegal is known for its wild, rugged and unique landscape. For some adventure take a trip up Mount Errigal which is the tallest peak in Donegal.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: Tanzania, Africa
Actors Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, went to Tanzania for a very private honeymoon. They stayed at the Singita Faru Faru Lodge in the Serengeti where they enjoyed safaris and a hot air balloon ride. If a hot air balloon ride sounds romantic, head to Serengeti Balloon Safaris where rides cost $499 per person.
Anne Hathaway and Andrew Shulman: Paris, France
Paris was one of the stops for actress Anne Hathaway and her new husband Andrew Shulman on their European honeymoon. They took a train from London to visit the romantic city of love. Europe is the perfect place for a honeymoon because it is so easy to get around. A train ride from London to Paris cost only about 69 euros which is perfect on any newlyweds’ budget.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico was where actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, went for a romantic honeymoon. They stayed at the Esparanza Resort and enjoyed walks in the desert and spent time lounging at the pool. Since the Esperanza Resort is far from town, all you ever need is at the resort including fantastic restaurants, amazing service and absolute privacy.
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