Where to Honeymoon If Food Is Your Main Priority
Foodies take all forms, from simple gourmands to Anthony Bourdain–style culinary anthropologists. If the two of you live to eat (or drink, or cook, or crush grapes), one of these trips will be a recipe for delight. Here, some of the trendiest (and tastiest) honeymoon destinations for food and culinary enthusiasts.
Eat Your Way Through Tuscany
To sample the bounty that is Tuscan cuisine, stay at the 12-room hilltop hotel Monteverdi Tuscany and do just about anything. (Options include truffle hunting and wine tasting.) Don't worry about over-indulging: The new spa offers ways to detox (from $425).
Shuck It All!
Your shellfish, that is. At the 140-year-old Wauwinet, on Nantucket, Massachusetts, guests can experience ocean-to-table firsthand. You'll watch as the captain of the Wauwinet Lady pulls bivalves from a nearby oyster bed, and learn how to chuck the bad and shuck the good—then pair them with wine (from $225).
Dine à Deux
The Vines Resort & Spa, at the foot of the Argentinian Andes in Mendoza's malbec country, offers the ultimate souvenir: At the property's vineyard, you can learn how to blend wine with master vintners and create your own barrel to toast future anniversaries. After you've worked up an appetite, hit the on-site restaurant run by famed chef Francis Mallmann (from $550).
Cook a Greek Feast
Grapes, olives, and figs are all ripe for the picking at The Romanos resort, part of the Costa Navarino complex on the fertile Peloponnese. Ladies from the region will teach you how to prep your spoils. At breakfast, take full advantage of the local fare, including multiple types of organic honey—and honeycombs (from $436).
Live Farm to Table
When Kittitian Hill, on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, calls its 400 acres of organic farmland and forest "an edible landscape," they mean it: A “Pick Me” sign invites guests to pluck fruit right from the trees. Book one of the Belle Mont Farm villas, where you can make your own meal with fresh produce delivered to your door (from $625).
Cast a Line
On an excursion available at Vietnam's Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, you'll spend the day angling with local fishermen before taking your haul to a cooking class. That night, enjoy your masterpiece in the ultimate romantic setting: The Wine Cave, a hillside rock cavern (from $660).
Wine and Dine
Plan a (Beach) Shack Attack
Forget fancy restaurants. In Negril, Jamaica, the more casual the setting, the better. Hit Murphy's West End (876-367-0475) for its spicy jerk chicken and Sweet Spot to try the national dish of ackee (a lychee relative) and saltfish.