What do you do if you don’t have time for a long, leisurely honeymoon? Why, do as Ivanka Trump and her newspaper scion husband Jared Kushner did, and take a mini moon. After their wedding in October 2009, the couple escaped to the Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut, for a few days. Located just a train ride from New York City, near where they held their five-star bash, the 30-room New England inn provides a restful sojourn for any couple.
It was no joke when funny-girl actress, Anna Faris, and actor, Chris Pratt, eluded the paparazzi to wed on the tropical island of Bali in July 2009. Ringed by coral reefs, transparent waters and pristine beaches, this paradise promises an A-list experience for all.
Villa Cora, Florence, Italy
When actress Melissa Joan Hart, star of television's Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, fell under the spell of bella Italy while shooting Sabrina Goes to Rome in 1998, she vowed that, one day, she'd be married there. Never underestimate the powers of a witch, even a make-believe one: Last July, Hart exchanged "I dos" with musician Mark Wilkerson in a magical ceremony at Florence's Grand Hotel Villa Cora.
Las Alamandas Resort, Mexico
St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora
If you're looking to go all-out on your honeymoon, take a peek at the new St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora. Of its 100 villas, 76 are built over water and the rest are set along the white sands of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. The property's remote location, surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and lush hills and valleys, was enough to entice Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, who honeymooned on the resort's Royal Estate, a secluded 13,000-square-foot villa with its own beach and spa.
Ritz-Carlton, Pasadena, CA
For a four-star honeymoon retreat in a picturesque mountain setting, check into the 392-room Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, California. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, the hotel was the wedding reception venue of choice for actress Marcia Cross and husband Tom Mahoney.
Hideaway Beach Resort, Dominican Republic
If you're imagining a honeymoon spot tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, consider staying at the 19-room Hideaway Beach Resort, near the town of Cabarete in the Dominican Republic. The resort's ideal for couples seeking a secluded retreat—which may be just the reason Diane Neal, of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and former model Marcus Fitzgerald held their destination wedding there in July 2005.
Hotel Montalembert, Paris, France
If cobblestone streets lined with colorful cafés summon the romantic in you, then the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area in Paris might be just your honeymoon haven. A historic landmark on the city's Left Bank, the 56-room Hotel Montalembert offers guests the perfect Parisian experience.
With over 100 miles of pink sand beaches, sparkling blue-green water and loads of private places, Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas, is a location seemingly made to order for the marriage of a diva. No wonder that singer Mariah Carey and actor Nick Cannon chose to host an intimate wedding celebration at the pop star’s private villa there.