D E S T I N AT I O N by Pam Maley
HONEYMOONS THE CLOISTER, SEA ISLAND, GA • THE EQUINOX, MANCHESTER, VT BELMOND HOTEL CARUSO, AMALFI COAST, ITALY
The big day is over, and all the careful planning and decision making was worthwhile – because it was perfect, and it was uniquely yours. But the dream is just beginning; two have become one, and together you’re about to write the first chapter in your forever. It will start with a getaway – a time to catch your breath, relax in the comfort of being newly married, and bask in the glow of happiness. Horse & Style has chosen to highlight three destinations for your honeymoon: The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia; The Equinox in Manchester, Vermont; and for a totally exotic experience, the Belmond Hotel Caruso on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. All feature exquisite, luxury accommodations, attentive and welcoming staff, and beautiful surroundings.
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Timeless Elegance After your big day has ended, and the stress of planning has been rewarded with your perfect wedding, how nice it will be to escape to a honeymoon surrounded by sun, sand, luxury, serenity, and a warm welcome. Sea Island, one of the historic, sun-kissed islands off the coast of Georgia, delivers all that and more. Entering The Cloister property, your pace instantly slows, as the beauty of the setting washes over you. There’s magic on this island, the jewel among the historic barrier islands along Georgia’s Atlantic Coast. Delighting guests since 1928, The Cloister, and now its satellite properties as well, exude a timeless charm, with deep connections to nature, to tradition, and to gracious hospitality. This tradition of excellence has been recognized with 79 FiveStar and Five-Diamond honors; and The Cloister properties are the only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes Five-Stars, nine years in a row. Nestled along the sands of the Atlantic Ocean, in a chain of islands, Sea Island boasts ocean breezes, stately live oaks lavishly draped with swaying Spanish moss, and an idyllic natural environment ready to be explored. Whether you’re looking for quiet relaxation on the five miles of private beach, or to choose from the host of activities, life will slow down to the natural rhythm of the coastal South. For honeymooners, the staff at The Cloister recommends The Lodge at Sea Island, which is