How to honeymoon like a celebrity

How to honeymoon like a celebrity

Feel like a million dollars with these celebrity inspired honeymoon ideas

1. Be snapped by the 'paparazzo' 

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Celebrity cache - Being photographed comes with the territory if you're a celebrity. If you don't want to risk your honeymoon memories being out of focus, over exposed or at the mercy of your camera's self-timer setting, are launching a new service to capture your memories forever.

Stay in one of their villas from May 2012 and you can spend a day being followed unobtrusively by a professional photographer who will snap your special moments. The Amalfi Coast is an A-list destination; Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth and True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have all enjoyed 'la dolce vita' honeymoons on Italy's Amalfi Coast

Love don't cost a thing - For a budget-friendly option take an overseas photography course together, then print your memories in a photo book. If you win our competition with Bob Books, it might even be free…

2. Get away from the world

Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Celebrity cache - Having the eyes of the world on you (or the eyes of all your friends and family) can be tiring and nerve-wracking. Retreat from the world to a Caribbean island paradise for your honeymoon for the perfect tonic. The island comes with a celebrity price-tag, but if you're going to splurge on a trip of a lifetime, then this is an A-list destination. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck spent their honeymoon at Parrot Cay in 2005.

Love don't cost a thing - You don't have to hit the Caribbean for a romantic island break, try wild camping on one of Scotland's isolated islands.

3. Hire a private yacht

St Tropez

Celebrity Cache - 'Honeymoon' and 'yacht' go together like love and marriage, which (although not as catchy as the old rhyme) is perfect if you're planning a celebrity inspired honeymoon. The Mediterranean is a favourite destination for celebrities, especially French destinations St Tropez and Monaco. Join starry-eyed lovers like Kate Moss and Jamie Hince who embarked on a multi-stop Mediterranean honeymoon cruise last year.

The Caribbean and Adriatic also make the grade for celebrity couples - Beyoncé and Jay-Z have cruised off St Barts and Croatia.

Love don't cost a thing - If a super-yacht is rather beyond your budget, how about a boating break on the Norfolk broads, a cruise on a cute canal boat or jaunt to the local sailing club?

4. Go on a shopping spree


Celebrity cache - Dubai is the playground of the super-rich, and a great destination for a celebrity style honeymoon. Splash your cash on indulgent treats at one of the city's mega malls. The Dubai Mall has over 1,200 designer stores, a gold souk and an ice-rink for when you're tired of flashing the plastic. Couples including the Beckhams and the Rooneys have all enjoyed romantic breaks in the city; The Burj Al Arab is apparently Claudia Schiffer's favourite hotel.

Love don't cost a thing - If shopping is your thing but you don't want to blow the budget, head to Bali in idyllic Indonesia. The island has gone from backpacker budget to boutique chic and has some fantastic markets to explore.

5. Party in unusual places


Celebrity cache - Where celebrities lead, we follow… but here's a chance to get ahead of the game and party in true A-list style. The Maldives have long been a honeymoon destination for the loved-up and luxurious; Tom Cruise swept Katie Holmes off there for a romantic cruise in 2006.

This spring, the Niyama resort is upping the anti. Subsix is the world's first underwater club - 500m off-shore and 6m below the surface of the Indian Ocean. From May onwards, honeymooners can party under the sea to a line-up of international DJ's and artists.

Love don't cost a thing - Invest in matching waterproof mp3 players, synchronise your playlists then you're free to create your own private underwater disco wherever you like. From snorkelling in the Isles of Scilly to taking the plunge in Phuket, the seas are your dancefloor.

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