Times are tough, and that means that sometimes newlyweds can’t have the honeymoon that they always dreamed of. Many are forgoing the tradition because it doesn’t fit in the wedding budget. Luckily for Long Islanders, the idea of taking a “staycation” instead of an exotic honeymoon can be just as good, if not better! Long Island offers a variety of places to spend that blissful post-wedding period. From out East to the Gold Coast, there is no shortage of beautiful shores, beachside cabins, and secluded peace. And because you are saving so much money on airfare and travel, you will have a much bigger budget to use when you are there! Take a look at some of our favorite Long Island Honeymoon Destinations!
Montauk: The end of the Island is actually one of the best places to vacation with your new spouse. Featuring all the beaches and relaxation of the most tropical getaways, this local hotspot is the perfect honeymoon destination. What makes Montauk great for newlyweds are the luxurious resorts that you can find out there. Ruschmeyer’s is one of many beautiful hotels that you can find in Montauk. Featuring 19 gorgeous beachside cabins, restaurants, spa, hammocks, and more, this is a perfect choice for your domestic honeymoon!
Shelter Island: This tiny little hamlet between the North and South Forks of Long Island is considered one of the most peaceful and tranquil getaways on the Island. Featuring beautiful beaches and gorgeous homes, this Island can give you the getaway feel that you need for your honeymoon. The best place to stay on Shelter Island for the most luxurious honeymoon would be La Maison Blanche. This small resort boasts only 8 rooms and is located right on the famed Crescent Beach. With its award winning restaurant and modern beach chic feel, this secluded resort is the perfect honeymoon destination.
Gold Coast: Long Island was home to one of the most famed novel settings in history, the palatial mansions of The Great Gatsby. These mansions now sit upon a strip of land known as the Gold Coast, giving off a very French Château vibe. For this reason, they are the perfect destination for those looking for the glamorous honeymoon and the ideal spot would be Oheka Castle. You will feel like royalty driving up the long driveway and through the wrought iron gates. The Castle boasts gorgeous gardens, beautiful terraces, and only 32 unique guest rooms, giving the large estate a very intimate feel. The estate gives guests access to the Cold Spring Country Club, fitness center, spa, fine dining, and a very helpful staff to help you plan your stay.
The Hamptons: Probably the most famous destination on Long Island, The Hamptons, is one of the best places for your honeymoon. This historic spot is a favorite among tourists looking to spot celebrities and socialites. The villages of the Hamptons provide sandy beaches, trendy shopping, and plenty of rural charm. One of the best resorts to stay in is relatively new but no less luxurious. The Capri Southampton provides access to their own Bathing Club, modern dining, in-room spas, relaxing rooms. This is a perfect honeymoon destination!