Some couples go all out when it comes to their wedding. They rent massive halls, fly family members to various parts of the globe, hire superstar bands, order their dresses and tuxedos from the most famous fashion designers, and provide their guests with lavish wedding favors. Entire countries could be fed on the amount of money some people spend on their weddings. However, it is not just the wedding that can command mountains of money. The honeymoon can also be an expensive venture. For some, a trip to a nearby national park, or a quiet weekend on a local beach, is enough. For others, the honeymoon experience is all about opulence.
Everyone wants their honeymoon to be special. After all, these are the first nights of your new life with someone else. Turns out, when it comes to making those first nights special, the sky is the limit if you have deep enough pockets. Here are some of the most expensive honeymoon destinations in the world.
Parrot Cay Resort, Turks and Caicos
$20,000 per night
Turks and Caicos is a British Overseas Territory that is known for its gorgeous beaches, stunning weather, and blue, blue ocean. Parrot Cay Resort is one of the island's most popular tourist destinations. Within Parrot Cay, there is a very secluded (and very exclusive) private area known as Sanctuary Villa. Only reachable by a five-minute buggy ride, Sanctuary Villa features a private beach and pool, personal butlers, a personal chef, and decor designed by Donna Karan.
Stoneleigh Penthouse Suite Life Package
$20,000 per night
The two-story penthouse at Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa is the epitome of over the top. Lavish furnishings fill 3 bedrooms, a dining room, a living room, a library, a bar, seven bathrooms, and a 590-square foot terrace. Included in the "Suite Life" package is use of the 7,200 square foot penthouse, and both the Bridal and Presidential suites. The use of the three massive spaces also includes a dedicated chauffer, butler service, an art tour of Dallas, two seats to the Dallas Opera, a private shopping tour of Neiman Marcus, and a six-course dinner for 12, among other perks. It almost makes the $20,000 price tag make sense.
Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris, France – Royal Suite
$26,000 per night
There have been whole movie plots based around honeymoons in Paris, so it stands to reason that it would house one of the most expensive honeymoon suites in the world. The Hotel Plaza Athenee is in the center of everything that is Paris, and the Royal Suite looks out on a number of major landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Avenue Montaigne, and Montmarte. If you're not too busy taking in the stunning view, you can enjoy the perfectly preserved 18th century furnishings, the Turkish baths, and the jacuzzi. Did we mention that booking the suite also includes the use of a Maserati Quattroporte for sight-seeing?
Crystal Serenity Cruise – Penthouse Suite
$73,240 – 11 night minimum stay
The Crystal Serenity Cruise requires that you book their penthouse suite for the entire 12-day, 11-night cruise. Hence the hefty price tag. However, if you have the money, it's actually a pretty nice trip. Your 1,345 square foot room features gorgeous views of the surrounding ocean, a private workout room, and a jacuzzi. You have daily stops in such locations as Venice and Istanbul, and if you feel like a little upscale dining, you can visit the ship's restaurant, Silk Road, with a menu designed by famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa.