Whether you’re looking for a far-off destination or somehwere stateside, these stylish resorts offer up peace, quiet, and plenty of pampering so you can spend time with your newly minted honey in post-bridal bliss
Hotel: Hotel 1000
Location: Seattle, WA
Go for the: downtown digs and laid-back vibe
1000 is the perfect solution for honeymooners who don’t want to travel too far from home, but want to experience both the city and the great outdoors in one spot. The Chic property sits right in downtown Seattle and is only a few blocks from the famous Pike Palace Market, where you can see, hear, and taste the city’s local culture (yep, they really do throw fish here). If you feel like exploring the area, jump on the Bainbridge Island Ferry. It’s only a 35-minute ride to picturesque Puget Sound, but the secluded isle feels like it’s hundreds of miles away from Seattle’s hustle and bustle. Upon your return to the hotel, opt for a relaxing massage or facial at aptly named Spaahh, or enjoy a cocktail at 0n-site restaurant Boka. You’ll be in honeymoon heaven in no time.
Using two turntables and a microphone, plus LED screens and projectors, Bamboo Beats creates an interactive audio-video experience that will get everyone on the dance floor. “We are universal, party-rocking DJs,” says founder and DJ extraordinaire Joanna Dyckhoff. Bamboo Beats specializes in blending electric musical styles and genres and offering up live performances, the first DJs to do so in the Seattle area. Book them now, and they’ll be sure to get the party going.
Hotel: Ellerman House
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Go for the: New world style and old world charm
Ellerman House is a hotel with roots that date back to 1912, when it was a summer estate for wealthy British shipping baron Sir John Ellerman. With only 11 rooms in the original home and three in the adjoining contemporary villa, it’s definitely small. But what lacks in size, it makes up in location; Ellerman House is location right in the heart of Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred waterfront, situated between popular tourist sites Robben Island and Table Mountain. And when you’re through touring the city, you can take advantage of Ellerman’s plush amenities. “Ellerman has acres of landscaped gardens, hundreds of pieces of unique South African art, and a wine cellar boasting 7,500 bottles of South African wine,” says marketing director Lindsy Marais. There’s even a special Champagne cave coming soon, so you can pick out your favorite bubbly to toast your new life, and enjoy great wine and wide-open space.