Where stars align: Top US honeymoon spots

Six exclusive honeymoon resorts with celebrity connections.

US super-star, Beyonce and her equally-famous husband Jay-Z honeymooned at the Sanctuary Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photo / AP
US super-star, Beyonce and her equally-famous husband Jay-Z honeymooned at the Sanctuary Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photo / AP

Sanctuary Resort, Arizona

Beyonce and Jay-Z chose a desert rather than a deserted beach for their honeymoon when they stayed at Sanctuary Resort, the mountain-meets-desert honeymoon resort perched on Camelback Mountain, Scottsdale. All 105 casitas have private patios, plus the resort has a top-notch spa.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Florida

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, off the Florida Keys coastline, is so remote it's accessible only by sea-plane or boat, making it a perfect hideaway for US presidents and celebrities. Romantics adore the sandy beaches, palm trees and tropical flowers setting off the thatched roof bungalows with Jacuzzis and outdoor showers, canopy beds with mosquito netting, and chandeliers.

Sundance Resort, Utah

Robert Redford's idyllic 98-cottage mountain resort, Sundance Resort, just outside Park City, is an intimate place focusing on reconnecting with nature. In the summer, guests can golf, hike alpine trails or raft the Provo River. In winter, they can cross-country ski or call for owls while night snowshoeing.

San Ysidro Ranch, California

Guests adore the peacefulness of the San Ysidro Ranch, nestled in Southern California wine country's Montecito foothills. Myth and history mingle in the gardens where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows, and Hilary Duff stayed in the Kennedy cottage (where Jackie and J.F. Kennedy honeymooned) on her wedding night. Other well-known honeymooners include Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, Danny Moder and Julia Roberts.

Hotel Park City, Utah

Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins and his wife spent their honeymoon in the mountains of Utah at the Hotel Park City, which is surrounded by native pines and aspens. The suites have a modern lodge theme and stone fireplaces. Each of the 100 suites also has a jetted tub and mountain views.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii

Internet gossip had Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green honeymooning at oceanfront Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Ka'upu-lehu, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The luxurious resort is a favourite with many LA-based stars, and features beautiful Hawaiian artwork.

Further information: See DiscoverAmerica.com for more on great US destinations.

- NZ Herald

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