Guest Author - Kara Williams
In its August/September 2007 issue, Modern Bride reveals the “Ultimate Honeymoon Suites,” according to more than 6,000 elite travel agents surveyed.
No surprise here, these resorts are the crème de la crème. And their premier accommodations will cost you. But if money is no object, consider their recommendations in exotic locations around the world. Otherwise, enjoy dreaming!
Here are the travel agents’ top picks:
Premier Overwater Villa at the St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Situated on a stunning, turquoise lagoon, these villas feature a spacious, private terrace with Jacuzzi; covered gazebo complete with daybed; private pontoon and outdoor shower At 1,905 square feet, these villas give you plenty of room to spread out. All accommodations at the St. Regis in Bora Bora offer on-demand butler and twice-daily maid service, two 42-inch Plasma televisions, and wireless, high-speed internet access.
Grand Water Villa with Pool at One&Only at Reethi Rah, Maldives
The Maldives are a group of 1,190 islands southwest of India in the Indian Ocean. This particular one-bedroom villa at the One&Only resort is perched on a sturdy platform over the ocean. It has a king-sized bed and divan, separate dining and sitting room, private pool, bathtub for two and walk-in rain and jet shower. A dedicated host is on call 24 hours a day to act as your own personal concierge or butler. Fresh fruit is delivered to your room daily.
Tree Camp Suite at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Get up close and personal with wild animals at Londolozi, a luxurious and exclusive safari destination on the banks of the Sand River in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The Tree Camp Suite is air-conditioned and has its own outdoor cascading plunge pool. The shower is also outdoors, with a bathroom en suite. Activities at this unique resort revolve around game viewing, but you might also leave the property for snorkeling, golfing or a hot-air-balloon ride.
Grand Honeymoon Bure at Vatulele Island Resort, Fiji
This remote and exclusive bure (a wood-and-straw hut in Fijian) is nicknamed the “pink house” at the resort. Its 1960 square feet of space offers a king-size bed, two outdoor showers, two indoor showers and bathtub, separate bedroom, dining room and lounge, plus a pool. The resort is 25 minutes by small plane from Nadi International Airport, which is on the Fijian island of Viti Levu.
Vera Wang Suite at Halekulani, Oahu, Hawaii
Personally decorated by internationally known wedding-gown designer Vera Wang, this suite on Waikiki Beach on Oahu exudes elegance. It boasts 2,135 square feet of interior space, plus a 635-foot lanai. Décor and accessories come from Wang’s new home and bath collection, and some of her favorite films are among the DVD collection. Personal butler service and in-room check-in are available. Enjoy Wang-inspired floral arrangements and eat off her china while watching a 50-inch Plasma TV.