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Bang, Zoom, Right to the Moon

What makes a honeymoon unforgettable? New York newlyweds share the highlights of their own romantic vacations.

Amanda Lipitz
Broadway producer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
“My only honeymoon tip is to take one! If you think you can’t
because of busy careers, try your hardest-even if it is just for a few days. We canceled a trip because of my work schedule. So sad. I could not have been more exhausted in the weeks following my wedding. I think even a short honeymoon would have made my recovery time easier."

Darcy Miller
Editorial Director, Martha Stewart Weddings
"Keep a journal during your honeymoon, so you can remember all of the little details. I saved a small bag of sand from the beach, a postcard we sent ourselves, even sketches of the flowers we saw and fruits we ate in Bali."

Cori Zweibel
CEO, Doctor Computer
"If you're going to Capri [Italy], rent a private boat and go to the Blue Grotto, this amazing 60-meter cave. There's a 'secret' little nook, with a four-foot opening, that's a good-luck spot. Our boat rower snuggled the rowboat in for a special good-luck kiss."

Eva Scrivo
"We stayed in a private villa (No. 2) at the Goldeneye Resort in Jamaica. One of the things you can do there is plant your own tree, then return and see how it's grown. Just below and to the right of the villa, there's a private beach. It feels very romantic and remote. In fact, you can only see it from a boat on the ocean. That's how we discovered it."

Susan Lawlor
Television Producer
"In Maui, you have to make the trek to the Hotel Hana-Maui in the middle of the agricultural rain forest. The only way to get there is to travel the Road to Hana-a spectacular drive, with more than 600 turns and 50 one-lane bridges. You're essentially isolated, in the middle of an untouched jungle. The world could be crashing around you and you wouldn't have any idea. It's just you and your husband."

Geoffrey Weill
President of Weill PR
"We had agreed only to go somewhere neither of us had ever been, so we settled on a tiny fishing village in Tenerife [Spain]. We stayed at the Hotel San Roque, a twenty-room place filled with Corbusier furniture. The best thing we did was borrow bikes from the hotel. We went to little local groceries and the market; bought bread, wine, cheese, ham, and fruit; and tootled off along the beachfront and had picnics overlooking the crashing waves."

Laura Robinson
Travel Consultant, Lisa Lindblad Travel Design
"We went to the South African wine country and visited this restaurant called La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek. For the best way to experience it, show up without a reservation. They give you a bottle of wine and you sit on the grass in a huge garden overlooking the rolling hills until a table is ready. It's lovely."

Jamie Parrot
VP of Investor Relations and Marketing, Perry Capital
"The best room in Santorini [Greece] is the Jacuzzi Suite at the Astra Apartments: It's spacious and exotic, the views are gorgeous, and the outdoor jacuzzi couldn't be more romantic. A pirate ship leaves from Fira every day at 4:30 p.m. For something like 30 euros, you get a ride to the live volcano, swim in hot springs, and enjoy a saxophone-serenaded sunset view from the boat."


From the Spring 2005 New York Wedding Guide


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