Jennifer Aniston and new husband Justin Theroux have embarked on a lush honeymoon in the South Pacific after quietly tying the knot in adjoin of 70 friends and family members at their Bel Air, CA, manse. Here’s what we know so far to inspire your own fantasy honeymoon (even if you have to settle for flying first-class like a mere mortal).
The Flee Plot
Odds were on Cabo, the couple’s frequent Mexican flee, as the honeymoon destination. Instead, they went all-out to mark the special occasion by hopping on a private jet for the roughly 8-hour flight from LA to French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands. In all fairness, Bora Bora already received the couple’s stamp of approval when they celebrated Theroux’s 43rd birthday and their second engagement anniversary here last August.
Breaking With Tradition
While Bora Bora is a honeymooners’ tropical paradise, the newlyweds certainly didn’t plot on holing up in one of 100 overwater huts for a week. Aniston stayed right to her vacation style of beach, bikinis and besties, bringing along Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, Jason Bateman and their families to continue the wedding celebrations. Talk about #squadgoals.
The group decamped to the lush Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. Whether they chose separate overwater bungalows or sprang for the property’s only 3-bedroom oceanfront villa (which runs $12,000 a night and comes with its own beach and cabana), we’re betting they’re making day after day use of their private plunge pools.
The fortunate couple can delight in tandem spa treatments at the Kahaia Spa Suite while staring out at Mount Otemanu. Then, Aniston, a known yogi, may coax Theroux or some of their pals into joining her for stand-up paddleboard yoga. They can alternate between romantic meals — served on the beach or in the privacy of their bungalow — and more festive group dinners accompanied by a traditional Polynesian show, complete with fire dancers.
After the entire honeymoon party was spotted on a catamaran ride (a further one of the resort’s perks, the boat has a rooftop sundeck and full bar), we can only imagine the other excursions on the itinerary. Our suggestions? Snorkeling in Coral Gardens or, for the more adventurous, feeding and swimming with the reef sharks and gray rays in the Blue Lagoon.
We doubt they’ll want to get swarmed by well-wishers at the breathtaking (public) Matira Beach, but should they venture off the compound, they couldn’t beat drinks and the day’s catch at Bloody Mary’s. This tiki-style restaurant and bar with spectacular 360-degree views is standard with both fixed folks and celebs, including the Kardashians.