Nothing beats the thrill of getting back to nature, and there’s nowhere better to do it than in Africa. Today, you can enjoy proper five-star luxury in a canvas tent which means sleeping under a canopy of stars, enjoying a hot-tub for two and making life plans next to a crackling campfire. Someone pop the Dom Perignon please!
The most photogenic fly-and-flop destination in the world, the Maldives has prevailed as the U K’s number one choice for honeymooners since the 1990s – and it’s easy to see why. Hip resorts keep pace with changing trends always offering something new, and ultimately, what does everyone dream of for their honeymoon? Sun, seclusion and a paradise setting. Tick, tick, tick! Turn to our Romance of Being Castaways’ section (p.6) for inspiration.
This dazzling Indian Ocean island delivers something for everyone. There are so many options, from zip-lining through rainforests to exploring local food markets. When it comes to honeymoon hotels, the choice is just as wide.
There’s everything from chic boutique-y hideaways (like Le Cardinal) to grand all-singing beach sprawlers like Le Touessrok, which happens to have just had a makeover by its new owners, Shangri-La. Our advice? Get even more honeymoon for your buck by twinning Mauritius with the nearby volcanic island of Reunion.
Ah, beautiful Bali. It’s the ultimate exotic destination. Like Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray Love, you’re sure to fall for its balmy climate, sweeping landscapes and boundless energy. We love Ubud for its quirky colourful culture but the beach resorts along the coast are hard to beat. Why not start on the coast then head up to the hills for the best of both worlds?
Greece, Italy and Turkey are on our doorstep and are home to some of the world’s most romantic honeymoon hotels. With a warm climate throughout spring, summer and autumn, it’s kind of madness to fly to the other side of the globe when you think about it! We especially love the chic boltholes that are Grace Santorini and Grace Mykonos in Greece (turn to the European G lamour section on p.56) for their mesmerising decor, glittering infinity pools and heart-swelling romantic views.
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