FIVE GREAT HONEYMOON HIDEAWAYS
December 10, 2018
After all the stress and excitement of the big day a honeymoon is a chance for newlyweds to relax, indulge and begin to enjoy married life. Start your years together on a great note at one of these five romantic rendez-vous locations.
Situated just a stone’s throw from South America; Aruba is a melting pot of cultural and historical influences. This rich and varied island offers something for everyone, including beach side restaurants serving fresh seafood, high-end shopping and towering casinos. Active couples can explore the expansive desert in a sturdy 4×4 or submerge themselves in some of the world’s best diving spots. The East coast boasts palm fringed beaches and sparkling blue waters teaming with vivid marine life and the tourists who flock here to experience this thriving coral reef.
CRÈME DE LA CRÈME
Sandy Lane resort on the stunning island of Barbados offers its honeymooning guests the crème de la crème of romantic packages. A chauffeur-driven Bentley will collect you from the airport and whisk you to your luxury ocean-view room. Upon arrival you will be greeted with a bottle of champagne while a butler runs your bath and lays out an assortment of luxury chocolate truffles. If that doesn’t sound fabulous enough, during your stay you will also be able to take advantage of candlelit dinners, a couple’s spa package, daily breakfasts and a catamaran cruise.
If you can’t face a long haul flight, there are plenty of honeymoon hideaways closer to home. Just 40 minutes from Alicante airport the InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & spa is a 5* location with absolutely everything. Situated between the historic cities of Murcia and Cartagena this resort has a wealth of sights and activities on its doorstep including a Roman theatre and Mar Menor, Europe’s largest salt lake.
Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi is the embodiment of the ‘white sand, turquoise sea’ cliché. Situated in the Maldives and nestled snugly inside its very own lagoon, the resort comprises of 18 beach bungalows, each with a private beach, and 26 ocean and lagoon bungalows which jut out into the crystal clear water. Guests can sunbathe on their secluded deck, relax in their infinity pool or cool off in the outdoor waterfall shower. Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi’s focus is on relaxation for body and mind. The restaurant serves nutritious meals made from local produce and geared towards Maldivian cuisine. The resort’s breath-taking underwater spa offers every imaginable treatment and you can even partake in some early morning yoga or Tai Chi in the over water gymnasium.
Rayavadee consists of luxury beach pavilions sprinkled throughout a striking natural landscape of limestone cliffs and immaculate beaches. These diverse surroundings make for a wealth of leisure activities including swimming, rock climbing and sailing. If that doesn’t take your fancy the resort does of course have a lavish spa where you and your loved one will be pampered to perfection. Enjoy a relaxing massage and pedicure followed by a sumptuous, candle lit meal for two at the aptly named ‘Grotto’ restaurant.