12 Dreamy Celebrity Honeymoon Destinations

Celia San Miguel | Jun 11, 2016 Celebrities

There's no better way to start a new life as Mr. and Mrs. than by spending some quality time alone in an idyllic and romantic destination. For some stars, the perfect place may be a cozy woodland cabin. For others, it may be a beachfront bungalow, a yacht sailing along the Mediterranean Sea, or a posh hotel room with a view overlooking the City of Lights. Whatever their preferences, celebrity newlyweds pull no stops when it comes to choosing a dreamy, unforgettable honeymoon destination.

From Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's African safari to Beyonce and Jay Z's desert retreat, check out where the stars have spent their first blissful days as man and wife!


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  • Prince William & Kate Middleton: The Seychelles


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    What honeymoon destination is fit for a prince and his new princess? Prince William and Kate Middleton bestowed that honor upon the Seychelles, an archipelago of islands located in the Indian Ocean, off the East Africa coast. The royal couple rented the North Island in the Seychelles, an idyllic hideaway with white sand beaches nestled inside granite peaks.

  • Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden: Jackson, Wyoming


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    Honeymooners Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden eschewed an island getaway in favor of a mountainside retreat. After tying the knot during an intimate ceremony in January 2015, the lovebirds headed to the Shooting Star Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The resort features cozy cabins and lodges with breathtaking views of the Teton Mountain Range. In the winter, guests can snowboard, ski, ice skate, go on a dogsled ride, or relax at the resort's spa.

  • Eva Longoria & José Antonio Bastón: Angkor, Cambodia


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    Days after marrying TV executive José Antonio Bastón in Mexico, Eva Longoria jetted off to an exotic honeymoon in Cambodia. Though the Telenovela star never fully disclosed her whereabouts, she gave fans a big clue with a selfie posted on Instagram on May 9. In the pic, Longoria jumped for joy in front of the Ta Prohm temple ruins in Angkor, Cambodia. Banyan trees grow over and through some of the buildings, which were constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries.

  • Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth: Positano, Italy


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    Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth went on a multi-stop honeymoon after exchanging vows in March 2011. They first jetted off to Belize, then headed to Europe, touching down on the City of Lights before traipsing to the picturesque village of Positano, Italy. Located on the Amalfi Coast, Positano features colorful houses, cafes, and boutiques that seem to cascade down a steep hill leading to the ocean. The newlyweds stayed at the Le Siraneuse hotel and feasted on pasta and seafood at local eateries La Caravella and Bruno.

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  • Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban: Bora Bora, French Polynesia


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    A Pacific paradise beckoned honeymooners Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. In June 2006, the Aussie newlyweds checked in at the 100-villa St. Regis Bora Bora resort, which features a number of gorgeous villas suspended over the island's crystalline lagoon. Kidman and Urban opted for the Royal Estate, a 9000-square-foot compound enclosed by coral walls on three sides and featuring its own private beach.

  • Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel: Grumeti, Tanzania


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    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel went wild when planning their honeymoon: The couple traveled to Tanzania, reportedly staying at the Singita Sasakwa Lodge in the Grumeti Reserves. The lodge offers guided safaris, during which guests can admire such magnificent creatures as cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, zebras, and wildebeests. Each cottage, meanwhile, has its own infinity pool, which seems to stretch out into the wilderness.

  • Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl: Paris, France


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    What's the most alluring destination for a trend-setting, glamour-loving socialite and her fashion model husband? The city that nurtured the genius of Coco Chanel, Sonia Rykiel, and Jean Paul Gaultier, of course! In July 2014, a week after getting hitched, Olivia Palermo and husband Johannes Huebl attended Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week as part of their honeymoon celebration. They even posted a photo on Instagram standing outside La Maison Guerlain on the Champs-Élysées. Trés jolie!

  • Beyonce & Jay Z: Scottsdale, Arizona


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    Fans might have expected Beyonce and Jay Z to celebrate their nuptials on a yacht in St. Tropez, but the power couple surprised everyone by heading to the desert instead. In May 2008, Mr. and Mrs. Carter checked into the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. The resort features stunning views of Camelback Mountain's red sandstone formations, large boulders, and saguaro cacti. Guests can experience the outdoors on a scenic hike, splash around in their own private infinity-edge pool, or relax at the in-house spa. 

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  • Solange & Alan Ferguson: Trancoso, Brazil


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    In November 2014, honeymooners Solange and Alan Ferguson enjoyed some quiet time in the palm-fringed, isolated, charming beach town of Trancoso in the Bahia area of Brazil. "Thank you Trancoso for being the most magical lil place to 'honey our moon,'" Solange captioned an Instagram photo showcasing the colorful casita where they were lodging during the romantic getaway. The couple stayed at UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, a resort village built by former Diesel creative director Wilbert Das consisting of nine small houses — most with outdoor gardens and private pools. Each casa's furniture, textiles, fixtures, and décor were handmade by local artisans.

  • Kim Kardashian & Kanye West: Limerick, Ireland


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    How do you follow up a lavish wedding ceremony at a Florence fortress? If you're Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, the answer is clear: with a honeymoon at an Irish castle. Opulence-loving Kim and Kanye began their honeymoon trip at Castle Durrow in Limerick, Ireland. The Victorian castle, which dates back to 1845, sits on 15 acres of land and includes 14 bedrooms.

  • Fergie & Josh Duhamel: The Maldives


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    Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie described her honeymoon destination, the Maldives, as "one of the most romantic places" she'd ever visited. The "London Bridge" singer and hubby Josh Duhamel, who jetted off to the Indian Ocean destination after exchanging vows in January 2009, spent their time canoeing on the blue lagoons, walking along the powdery sand beaches, and snorkeling and exploring the coral reefs, colorful fish, and fascinating caves underwater.

  • Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz: Corsica, France


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    After exchanging vows in August 2010, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats sailed off into the sunset — literally! The newlyweds were spotted sunbathing on a yacht sailing along the Mediterranean Sea, near the French island of Corsica. 

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