Super-Romantic Places To Elope

Super-Romantic Places To Elope

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To some, the term “elope” still conjures images of hasty lovers stumbling into clandestine chapels, or frugal pairs looking to save a few pennies on the guest list.
But elopements have changed.
Today, they’ve become an intimate alternative to a traditional wedding, where the details matter less than the vows being exchanged. No longer taboo, eloping is an incredibly romantic and wild way for adventurous couples to profess their love in some of the most stunning destinations around the world. Here are some of our favorite romantic places to sneak away to say “I do.”
Nevis, West Indies

This quiet, off-the-beaten-path Caribbean island is an oasis with its sandy beaches, warm water, and chill seaside bars.

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The Four Seasons Nevis offers plenty of versatility when it comes to a spot for your ceremony; you can get hitched in the sand, on a golf course, beside an old sugar mill ruin… Stay in one of the little cottages dotting the grounds.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE RESORT AT PAWS UP.
Greenough, MT

Many couples want to stray off the beaten path when they elope — and amid Montana’s gorgeous wilderness, you can do just that.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE RESORT AT PAWS UP.
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Paws Up resort offers luxury vacation homes or glamping for couples and their guests. The resort’s elopement package includes a ceremony with a private carriage ride, a gourmet dinner with Champagne, a couples’ spa treatment, and a wedding cake with a Western-style topper.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE DATAI LANGKAWI.
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi is an idyllic getaway for anyone who seeks blissful solitude, loves water sports, or just wants to hang on the beach.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE DATAI LANGKAWI.
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From rainforest pool villas to bespoke weddings to the ultimate couples’ spa experience, The Datai Langkawi will take care of you during your elopement vacation.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF BANYAN TREE.
Lijiang, China

Lijiang, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, is a charming, historic town with cobblestone streets and a dramatic Himalayan backdrop. It’s also a Unesco World Heritage site.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF BANYAN TREE.
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You don’t want to miss the Spa Sanctuary Duplex at Banyan Tree Lijiang, a private townhouse where you can also indulge in daily 90-minute spa treatments for couples. Plus, the resort has a “romance concierge” who will help you plan your ceremony.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE HOTEL CANOUAN.
Canouan, Grenadines

This tiny island is just the place for a tropical-paradise elopement. With sandy beaches and clear-blue waters, you’ll have the most picturesque seaside ceremony.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE HOTEL CANOUAN.
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The Hotel in Canouan is a luxurious beachside spot where you can stay in a penthouse or even a private villa and enjoy plenty of amenities like tennis and a spa. The good life awaits you…

PHOTO: SCHLOSS ELMAU.
Bavaria, Germany

Sure, we often think of elopements as beach affairs, but frolicking among the Alps Sound of Music-style (yes, we’re aware that was set in Austria, but go with us here) — complete with beer and bratwurst — could be just what you need.

PHOTO: SCHLOSS ELMAU.
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The Schloss Elmau is partially inside an early-20th-century castle and describes itself as “a sanctuary framed by dramatic peaks, whispering forests, and rushing streams.” Onsite, there’s an extensive wellness program, including a hammam, a pool, yoga classes, personal training, and a Chinese-medicine center. You can also enjoy world-class performances in the concert hall.

[“source-refinery29”]