If there’s one thing Bachelor and Bachelorette teams are good at is planning a romantic vacation. From Fantasy Suites in Jamaica to suggestions in places like Curacao, Tahiti, and Thailand, the final episodes of each season will leave everyone with serious wanderlust. With that in mind, who better to steal exotic honeymoon inspiration than the most amorous couples on TV?
Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure in Iceland, a safari under the stars, or a few days of absolute idleness in a seaside paradise, Bachelor Nation has it all – even if you’re not a die-hard fan of the shows, it really is for everyone something there. Scroll through to see the best honeymoon destinations in Bachelor’s history and get ready to plan your own camera-ready trip.
Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor has already been filled with a lot of drama, but on Monday night the romance factor will increase by 10 factors as the women and Underwood travel to Thailand to Robinson Club Khao Lak for a hot getaway in the heart of Khao National Park Lak Lam Ru. The stunning property has eight swimming pools, a wellness and spa area, and eight miles of pristine white beaches – meaning Heather gets plenty of secluded areas for her first kiss. And the best part about it? The resort offers romance packages for Bachelor Nation super fans that include a suite with a private outdoor deck surrounded by lush gardens, champagne and of course red roses.
As Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici proved in their suggestion for season 17 of The Bachelor, the quaint Pa Sak Tong mansion in Ban Mae Kon, Thailand is as romantic as it gets. It sits on incredibly private 29 acres of land and is surrounded by extensive gardens, ponds, and rice fields. If you’re looking for a little after-wedding respite, head to the spa for a couples treatment that you both are sure to enjoy. Here’s everything you need to know about planning a honeymoon in Thailand.
Do you want to take your winter wedding to the next level? Nick Viall and Rachel Lindsay-style honeymoon in an igloo. A selection of glass-roofed igloos and log cabins at Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland offer panoramic views of a winter wonderland, including reindeer, a forest full of snow-covered trees and, if you’re lucky, the northern lights. The cabins are available from late August through April (also known as the main aurora borealis season), and don’t worry – they’re heated.
If you’re feeling wild, head to the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in South Africa like Emily Maynard and Brad Womack did on * The Bachelor * season 11. The destination is in the famous Kruger National Park game reserve, where you will encounter the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and Cape buffalo). In addition to a safari and the famous sunsets of South Africa, you have the (optional) opportunity to sleep in one of the tree houses by Lion Sand directly under the stars.
Are you looking for something completely different from the usual beach seating? Take a page from the book by Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik and drive to the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in Zermatt, Switzerland. The resort is as active as it is relaxing and allows you to spend your days hiking, skiing or enjoying the view by horse-drawn carriage and then warming up by the fire.
St. Lucia, West Indies
Imagine waking up to an infinity pool overlooking volcanoes and rainforest. That’s exactly what you get at Jade Mountain Saint Lucia (visited by multiple bachelors and bachelors), where each of the 29 villas has only three walls. Enjoy the beach, spa, and fine dining, and snuggle up in one of the oceanfront hammocks for an unparalleled sunset.
Curacao, Dutch Caribbean
Curaçao is known as one of the most colorful cities in the world, which makes it an ideal destination for long, relaxing afternoon strolls with your loved one. However, the city itself is just the beginning. The beachfront Kura Hulanda Hotel and Spa, where Emily Maynard handed out her final rose in season 18 of The Bachelorette, has marriage, wedding and honeymoon packages guaranteed to make the romantic vacation of a lifetime.
Enjoy all the advantages of island life without actually leaving the country. Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, The Four Season’s Hualali, where Ed Swiderski asked Jillian Harris the question in the fifth season of The Bachelorette, will bring you a vacation you will never want to come home from. There are multiple pools, a five-star spa and restaurants, and nearly 100 species of fish to snorkel with (you can even see a sea turtle!)
Emily Maynard might have had 13 dates at Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda in season 8 of The Bachelor, but it’s the perfect place for two to enjoy all that Bermuda has to offer. The luxury resort is just steps from the island’s famous pink sand beaches and offers a spa and golf course that you can both enjoy together.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
When it comes to dreamy honeymoon destinations, Bora Bora has to be high on the list. The Hilton Bora Bora Nui, where Roberto Martinez asked Ali Fedotowsky the question in season six, features over-the-water villas surrounded by water so blue you can hardly believe it. Yes, the deluxe option can cost you over $ 1,000 a night, but that’s what honeymoon registrations are for!
If you are looking for a trip that is adventure and relaxation in equal parts, Bali is the place for you. In addition to the seemingly endless stretches of beach, there are hundreds of temples across the island that are worth visiting (plus a monkey sanctuary). The Mulia Resort, where Chris Soules gave Becca Tilley the final rose in season 19 of The Bachelor, is located in the stunning southern part of the island and offers a range of experiences for couples such as specialty restaurants and spa treatments.