Where Won't It Be Hurricane Season?
How to find the ideal destination for the season you choose to marry in.
FOR RELAXATION ARTISTS
Go to: Pamalican, Philippines
Stay at: Amanpulo
It doesn’t get more remote than this privately owned island in the Philippines archipelago an hour’s flight (by hotel charter) from Manila. Expect a private casita, white sands, and plenty of private-dining opportunities. Make sure to reserve the Island Cave for a one-on-one beach barbecue ($800; amanpulo.com).
Don’t Miss: Windsurfing and board-sailing in the island’s blue lagoon.
Go to: Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Stay at: Azura
Be among the first to stay in one of the fifteen just-opened villas on this chic Mozambique property offering unparalleled luxury (butler, double outdoor shower, and private sundecks). Hit the beach, rinse in a private infinity pool, repeat (from $475, opening October 2007; azura-retreats.com).
Don’t Miss: Learning to sail on their 40-foot dhow and swimming with dolphins.
Go to: San Pedro, Belize
Stay at: Cayo Espanto
While the Caribbean can be plagued by erratic weather, Cayo Espanto has a near-perfect climate year-round. It doesn’t get more luxurious than five posh casitas, each with alfresco showers, plunge pools, seaside hammocks, and all the accoutrements for a holiday à deux—massages, picnics, and a houseman at your disposal (from $1,695; aprivateisland.com).
Don’t Miss: Snorkeling in Hol Chan.
Go to: Pangkor Laut, Malaysia
Stay at: Pangkor Laut Resort
A year-round equatorial climate plus a villa over the ocean on a privately owned island equals a summer honeymoon of utter bliss. These people are pros when it comes to pampering couples. Think flower-scented baths and sunset cruises (from $275; pangkorlautresort.com).
Don’t Miss: The Belian Treatment Pavilion at the spa, with its own nap gazebo and steam room.
Go to: Big Sur, California
Stay at: Post Ranch Inn
Sitting snugly on the cliffs of Big Sur overlooking the Pacific, the inn feels miles away from civilization, even though it’s only 30 minutes from Carmel. Check into the Peak Suite for a hot tub carved from a granite boulder, wake to morning Ashantis, and join the house astronomer for some stargazing (from $550; postranchinn.com).
Don’t Miss: Some soul retrieval with a Shamanic session in the spa.
Go to: Skoura, Morocco
Stay at: Dar Ahlam
This converted casbah just outside the Skoura palm groves offers anything you could ever need from a honeymoon: fireside dinners, tea service in the desert, a private jeep on demand—everything except a cell-phone signal, thankfully (suites and villas from $1,000, all inclusive; darahlam.com).
Don’t Miss: Horseback riding through the gorgeous palm groves.
From the Winter 2007 New York Wedding Guide