Spoiler alert: Planning a wedding takes a lot out of you. Which is why you and your partner needn’t reserve the R&R all the way until the honeymoon. That’s where the “minimoon” comes in.
It’s the travel trend couples are getting in on before their wedding day, typically taken for two to four days and when stress levels seem at an all-time high (about a month out from “I do”). Here, we’ve rounded up 10 resorts with short-term stays sure to give your spirits and energy a much-needed boost before the big day. Bon voyage!
The Saguaro Resort, Palm Springs
Bottomless well cocktails, trips on cruiser bikes, and a palm-tree-lined pool deck? It’s all accounted for in their Endless Detox to Retox Trip.
From $450 per person per two-night stay
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Zero items on the to-do list. Zero worries. Zero-edge pool. Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific with a couple’s stay at this stunning hotel in historic Santa Barbara.
From $425 per night
One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos
Grab your passport and toast salud. Book a three-night stay and get a fourth night free with the Nights on Us package, or take 15 percent off a three-night stay with the Three by the Sea option.
From $1,500 per package
Churchill Manor, Napa
The historic mansion in downtown Napa offers romantic packages, complete with chocolates, massages, and of course, wine, to add on to your two-night stay.
Package $399, room prices vary
Aqua Bamboo Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu
Enter an aloha state of mind—think mai tais, snorkeling, luaus, and more—with a three-night or four-day vacation package on Honolulu.
From $970 per person per package
Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls
Fall in love all over again at one of America’s seven natural wonders. Their one-night Romance package includes a dinner voucher, a scenic tour of the falls, and a credit to the hotel spa.
From $209 per night
Bayfront Marin House, St. Augustine
We know what you’re thinking. Florida humidity? Heck no. But the add-on packages at this bayfront resort in St. Augustine are worth the trek (and yes, maybe the sweat).
Packages from $85, room prices vary
Rabbit Hill Inn, Vermont
The 19-room bed and breakfast is tucked in the New England countryside, and offers add-ons like in-room massages, candlelit breakfasts, and sparkling wine upon arrival.
From $1,420 for a three-night stay
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar, Puerto Rico
Two words: All inclusive. The massive beachfront resort offers a three-night package of all-you-can-eat food and drink, a free round of golf, and 15 percent off spa treatments.
From $1,830 for a three-night stay
Rendezvous, St. Lucia
PDA alert! This Caribbean resort is a couples-only property. Try one of the luxurious honeymoon packages, or book a minimum three-night stay.
From $1,350 for a three-night stay