We’re deep in wedding season and even if you’re not the lucky newlyweds embarking on their long anticipated honeymoon, here are some picks for every type of couple that will up your romance ante whether you’ve been married a day or a decade.
The Jetset Couple
Positano, Italy: Le Sirenuse
This legendary family-run hotel with spectacular views over the bay of Positano has been a hub for socialites and VIPS since it’s heyday when Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor holidayed here.
Make it more memorable: Sail to Capri for the day, see the iconic Faraglioni rock rotation and Blue Lagoon, stop for a pair of handmade da Costanzo sandals (founded by Costanzo Ruoco in the 1960s), and end at Carthusia, the oldest perfumery on the island whose storied history includes the first perfume created by a monk.
The Eco-Conscious Couple
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam: Mango Bay Resort
This eco resort takes sustainability very seriously. With it’s charming open-air bathrooms, bungalows built with locally sourced materials, and no electricity after sunset, this is eco luxe at its finest. Did we mention it’s stunning?
Make it more memorable: You may not want to leave the grounds but if you do, charter a boat to one of Phu Quoc’s secluded beaches and snorkel in the ridiculously clear turquoise water surrounding the islands.
The Hipster Couple
Los Angeles, CA: Ace Hotel
Located in the heart of downtown LA’s urban renaissance, the perfectly curated decor at the Ace has every corner perfected for envy-inducing Instagram snaps.
Make it more memorable: Create your own gastropub and coffee shop crawl at the myriad of new pop-ups in downtown Los Angeles. Drink your weight in microbrews and cold pours before indulging in dinner at the industrial chic oasis of modern Italian that is Officine Brera.
The Classic Couple
Sorrento, Italy: Maison Tofani
For those who have always dreamed of living in a different era a la Midnight in Paris, Maison Tofani is an classic Italian villa (still owned by the same family) from the 1800s updated with luxurious modern amenities.
Make it more memorable: Visit a local farm, walk through olive groves and sample fresh olive oil and homemade limoncello just as the Italian families have been doing for generations.
The Lavish Couple
Danang, Vietnam: Danang Intercontinenal Sun Peninsula
This luxurious resort in Danang has everything you need to not leave the sprawling property; spectacularly decadent rooms, indulgent spa treatments, world-class cuisine and multiple bars depending on your mood, all impeccably well-designed with Indochine flair.
Make it more memorable: Take a day trip to Hoi An (a 30-45 minute drive) and watch this historic village (an UNESCO world heritage center) light up by lanterns at night.
The Gypset Couple
Tulum, Mexico: Coqui Coqui
Along a spread of Tulum’s pristine coastline, the boho chic lobby of Coqui Coqui sets the standard for interior design moodboards. In this intimate and natural setting, soak in an oil infused bath before dining at the beachfront restaurant serving only the freshest ingredients.
Make it more memorable: Immerse yourself in the spiritual energy of Tulum, one of the most well-known wellness destinations: Wake up to yoga and meditation classes offered along the beach and experience an ancient Mayan healing massage.
The Eclectic Couple
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Alcove Library Hotel
This cozy boutique gem boasts a floor to ceiling library in the lobby and is the perfect hub to explore the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City.
Make it more memorable: Dive into the city’s burgeoning art and film scene and discover up-and-coming local and international artists. One stop is deciBel Lounge, a two-story building with bar, dining area and exhibition space on the ground floor and a cozy-funky lounge on the first floor that offers film screenings, live music and art exhibitions by local and international artists.
Natasha Lee is the founder of DestinationEnvy.net. Inspired by her love of travel, interior design, conscious living, yoga, and after many questions from friends for travel recommendations, she launched Destination Envy as another outlet for her travel and lifestyle photography and to share destinations that inspire us to slow down and relish the joys and treasures life has to offer.