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5 Honeymoon Hot Spots

Much like wedding-day couture, the honeymoon must be perfectly tailored to the bride and groom, and Lindsey Epperly of Epperly Travel is the go-to gal for post-nup bliss. 

Add some extra romance to dinner with bae at The Brando’s outdoor restaurant. No need for candles when the sunset is on point.

Lindsey Epperly, owner and travel advisor at Atlanta-based Epperly Travel, is here to make your fantasy escape after the big day a reality. When it comes to globe-trotting to the world’s best resorts, hotels and inns, Epperly knows what’s good. Whether you’re a natural or a novice at hotel-hopping, simply submit a Request a Trip form with your preferences, and this team of experts will hook you up. Here, Epperly dishes on her favorite all-inclusive stays from continent to continent. @lindseyepperly; @epperlytravel 

1. The Brando, French Polynesia
As its famous name might suggest, the Brando family-owned luxurious hotel that sits on a private island in stunning French Polynesia consists of only 35 villas. “Food and beverages are included in their all-inclusive rates, which I recommend booking since you won’t want to leave this dreamy island while you’re staying here!” says Epperly. Rates from $2,500 per night, @thebrandoresort

2. The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
For those opting to stay domestic, this charming and nature-filled getaway in Philipsburg offers activities for days, no matter the season—think horseback riding, fishing, downhill skiing, skeet shooting and more. Epperly’s suggestion: “The best room to book for a honeymoon? Bluebird Cabin, a cute stand-alone cottage right on the riverbanks.” Rates from $2,160 per night, @theranchatrockcreek

3. Nayara Springs, Costa Rica
Indulge in romance and opulence at this boutique-size hotel in Arenal where you and bae can relax in a stunning natural hot spring. Epperly adds, “Make sure to find time to hike the hanging bridges. Only slightly daunting, these swinging bridges are unique to the area, and if you go with a professional guide, you’ll be sure to spot everything from howler monkeys to poison dart frogs.” Rates from $650 per night, @nayarahotels

Lindsey Epperly 

4. Singita Lebombo Lodge, South Africa
“My personal favorite [Singita property] is Singita Lebombo, a modern accommodation nestled into a hillside, where guests regularly awake to a baboon on their balcony,” Epperly offers. At this Kruger National Park hot spot, you’ll get the most bang for your buck with all-included safari drives, meals, drinks and more. Be sure to chill by the pool in the lodge during down time for some much needed R&R. Rates from $3,570 per night, @singita_

5. Hermitage Bay, Antigua
With only 25 guest rooms, this romantic and secluded oasis in the heart of Antigua is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of stateside city life. Sign up for a cooking course, fishing session, helicopter tour and more. “Make sure you book a Hillside Room. These individual bungalows feature private plunge pools with sweeping views of the beach below,” says Epperly. Rates from $1,275 per night, @hermitagebay