We’ve hit peak wedding season, and just like the rest of us, celebrities love a summer ceremony. The past few weeks have seen Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger, and Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas all celebrate their nuptials with romantic getaways. But of course, the A-list’s honeymoon destinations tend to be a little more luxurious than ours — here, we’re counting down 10 of the most stunning locations the stars have been jetting off to this year.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas: The Maldives
After having their Las Vegas wedding spoiled by Diplo’s notorious live-stream of the event, the young couple married again in Provence last month. For their honeymoon, they jetted off to the Maldives for a stay at the eco-friendly, barefoot hotel Soneva Fushi. On Instagram, Turner shared pictures of the pair cycling around the island, dining on sushi at the overwater bar and crossing a rope bridge to the treetop restaurant, Fresh in the Garden. Guests can choose between the secluded Kunfunadhoo island’s sunset and sunrise sides: the former offers best access to the reef for snorkelers, while the latter promises greater privacy, ideal for the newlyweds. Both sides boast white sandy beaches, as captured in a post on Jonas’ Instagram account, next to videos of him snorkelling and having a go on the hotel’s ocean water slide. Soneva Fushi is made up of 63 lavish villas, and guests can enjoy water sports, an open-air cinema, the homemade chocolate and ice cream parlours, and an observatory with 3D telescope. Doubles from $1,796 per night, see here.
Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman: Positano, Italy
Kravitz and Glusman wed in her father Lenny’s three-storey 18th-century Paris mansion last month, and the pair are believed to have spent their honeymoon in Positano, Italy. The couple were pictured soon after the wedding in the coastal village, where they dined in Chez Black. The seaside restaurant dates back to 1949 and has been hailed as a Positano institution, serving Mediterranean cuisine including its specialty, spaghetti with sea urchin.
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
As if their Moroccan wedding wasn’t romantic enough, the actor and model spent their honeymoon on an eco-friendly safari in Tanzania. In May, they travelled to Serengeti National Park, where they stayed in the idyllic Singita Grumeti lodges. Singita is known for its conservation initiatives, and the Grumeti lodges help to generate revenue to sustain the reserves. Elba and Dhowre shared pictures of their stay in two of the lodges: Sasakwa and Faru Faru. The former is built in the style of an Edwardian manor house with east African influences, while the latter offers contemporary African decor offset with the clean lines of Danish design. Guests can take a dip in the private infinity pool, visit the spa, attend a guided safari walk or go on a game drive to get up close to the incredible wildlife. Doubles at Saskwa lodge from $2,150 per night (high season), $1,615 per night (low season). Doubles at Faru Faru lodge from $1,795 per night (high season), $1,475 per night (low season), see here.
Jude Law and Phillipa Coan: Sardinia, Italy
The British actor married Coan, his partner of three years, in April, and the newlyweds spent their honeymoon on the Italian island of Sardinia last month. It’s the second-largest island in the Mediterranean but less crowded than many of its neighbours — perfect for well-known visitors like Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Denzel Washington seeking peace and tranquility. Sardinia boasts romantic five-star hotels with panoramic sea views, fresh seafood restaurants and white sandy beaches for lazy days in the sun. Law and Coan were spotted taking advantage of the gorgeous weather on a boat ride through crystal-clear waters, having lunch at a restaurant along the coast, and driving around the island in a classic Alfa Romeo convertible.
Caroline Wozniaki and David Lee: Portofino, Italy
The tennis star and the former NBA player exchanged their vows under the Tuscan sun in June, but they only had time for a quick break before Wozniaki had to fly to Wimbledon for this year’s championships. Days after their wedding, the pair were pictured enjoying some gelato on the pastel-coloured streets of Portofino, a fishing village on the Italian coastline. Wozniaki shared a few sun-soaked snaps from their 'mini moon' of the two on board a yacht, and later said the couple could only spend 'a couple of days' on the boat, but would be planning a longer getaway after Wimbledon.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra: Musandam, Oman
Jonas and Chopra’s two blockbuster weddings were followed by equally opulent honeymoon trips to the Middle East and the Caribbean. For the first, the couple stayed at the Six Senses Zighy Bay, a luxe resort in the northern Musandam peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. Chopra shared pictures of the two laid out on palm-shaded sun loungers at their beachside retreat, with its high cobblestone walls. Guests are just footsteps from the sea, where they can partake in a variety of water sports, or visit the resort’s spa, tennis courts and saltwater swimming pool. Chopra and Jonas both posted photos from their second honeymoon in January, when the two posed in front of a private pool, as well as a video of Chopra on a beach swing, somewhere in the Caribbean islands. Doubles from $606, see here.
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger: Lana'i, Hawaii
Two weeks after tying the knot in Montecito, California, Pratt and Schwarzenegger headed to the Hawaiian island of Lana'i. Hawaii is close to Pratt’s heart: he lived there before he became a Hollywood star, working odd jobs and sleeping in his van. Pratt returned this year for a relaxing holiday on the smallest inhabited island in the archipelago, where he also celebrated his 40th birthday. Their hotel hasn’t been revealed (although there is just one luxury resort open on the island, the Four Seasons Lanai), but the two were seen hanging out poolside, doing laps, eating French fries and playing cards together amidst tropical gardens and the pristine shoreline.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk: Paris, France
Paltrow and new husband Falchuk also took multiple honeymoons, starting in the rolling hills of Umbria, Italy, where the actress shared a photo of a beautiful sunset. Next up, the couple travelled to Paris, and checked into the honeymoon suite at the grand Four Seasons Hotel George V. The Goop guru gave her Instagram followers a tour of the suite, with its vast marble bath and plush bedroom, which is also where Elizabeth Taylor spent her honeymoon with second husband Conrad Hilton. The rooftop terraces give a 360-degree view of the city, including the Eiffel Tour, and guests can dine at the hotel’s three Michelin-starred restaurants. Doubles from €1,200 (€25,000 for the honeymoon suite), see here.
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber: Ravello, Italy
After their courthouse wedding, the Biebers decamped to the Italian town of Ravello, nestled high above the Amalfi Coast. They spent their holiday in the Belmond Hotel Caruso, a former 11th-century palazzo, which now boasts marble hallways and sweeping arches with original frescoes and antique chandeliers. The famous heated infinity pool offers breathtaking views of the coast, while the hotel also has its own traditional wooden boat, which guests can borrow for sunset excursions, and provides a courtesy shuttle to Amalfi and Positano. Doubles from $938 per night, see here.
Robin Wright and Clement Giraudet: Formentera, Spain
Wright also turned to the Mediterranean for her honeymoon with Giraduet, a VIP public relations manager for Saint Laurent. Following an intimate ceremony in La Roche-sur-le-Buis, France, the couple made their way to the Spanish island of Formentera, next door to Ibiza. It’s not known where they stayed during their trip, but the pair were seen soaking up the sun on the beach and swimming in the turquoise waters, looking the picture of newlywed bliss.