YOHO (You Only Honeymoon Once)
AS HOPELESS ROMANTICS, WE BELIEVE YOU ONLY HONEYMOON ONCE… OR AT LEAST, THAT’S OUR AIM! WE’RE HERE TO MAKE SURE IT’S BOTH THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME AND THE TRIP OF YOUR DREAMS. LET US TAKE YOU TO A PARADISE ISLAND, WHERE YOU’LL SINK INTO YOUR PRIVATE SUITE, ENJOYING LAZY BREAKFASTS IN BED, SOAKING UP GLORIOUS SUNSHINE BEFORE INDULGING IN AN INTIMATE DINNER FOR TWO ON A DESERT ISLAND BEACH - HAVE WE SET THE SCENE? FOR A TASTE OF THE HEAVENLY HIDEAWAYS WE HAVE IN STORE, HERE’S A SELECTION OF OUR FAVOURITE HONEYMOON GEMS.
Viceroy Riviera Maya, Mexico
There are just 41 villas at Viceroy Riviera Maya, an intimate jungle hideaway where couples can enjoy the utmost privacy in villa-style accommodations complete with plunge pools.
The luscious spa, draped in exotic jungle foliage, is simply outstanding and offers revitalising treatments and rituals for loved-up couples to enjoy together. Choose between two superb restaurants or, for something really special, why not opt for a candle it dinner on the beach, just the two of you.
7 nights from £2,179 per person sharing a Luxury Villa including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 35% plus $100 resort credit per stay.
STAY: 17 Apr - 25 Dec 2018.
Shangri- La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Experience world-class luxury at the renowned Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa. Where better to base yourselves for that honeymoon of a lifetime than on the white sands of the celebrated Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, the embodiment of tropical bliss. The Frangipani Suites are ideal for a romantic stay, located on the resort’s very own private islet which juts out into the ocean, offering heightened privacy and incredible views over the ocean.
Guests of these suites receive sparkling wine upon arrival, daily sunset cocktails and a complimentary mini-bar. The chic Junior Suite Frangipani Ocean View is decked out with state-of-the-art technology and a luxurious bathroom complete with generous bathtub. One thing not to miss out on here is enjoying a day spent on the resort’s private island, Ilot Mangénie. You can book your very own secluded beach cabana, which comes with a private butler for a day of pure relaxation.
7 nights from £1,439 per person sharing a Deluxe Ocean View Room including breakfast.
OFFER: Honeymooners save 50%, plus one 60 minute complimentary massage.
STAY: 22 Apr - 20 Dec 2018.
Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Hop into a speedboat at Malé and within just 30 minutes you’ll have entered another world entirely – welcome to Huvafen Fushi, an outrageously luxurious resort of the kind fantasies are conjured from. This incomparable adults-only dreamland boasts ultra-lavish thatched-roof bungalows and pavilions, thakurus (butlers) waiting to attend to your every need, four restaurants of the highest calibre and a surreal underwater spa.
All this sits on a private lagoon hemmed in by a ribbon of brilliantly-white sand and the hypnotising shimmer of an aquamarine ocean. Luxuriate in the comfort and romance of your accommodation, which features a king-size bed, waterfall showers, mini bar, private deck and plunge pool. The Deluxe Beach Bungalow with Pool is an extravagant option; these have two private pools, one on the front deck overlooking the ocean and one in your private courtyard. Or, if you’d prefer to be over the extraordinarily clear waters of the lagoon, the Lagoon Bungalows with Pool are split-level, lead directly into the tropical waters below and provide spectacular panoramic views.
Superb cuisine is yours to savour at four impeccable restaurants, each offering their own unique blend of tastes and styles with talented chefs surprising and delighting you with their creations each day. Feeling Koi is an over-ocean wonder featuring Japanese- Latin fusion cuisine, Forno is the place to be for Neapolitan delicacies, and Vinum is an incredible underground wine cellar where wine flights are paired with sumptuous cuisine.
Enter the glittering ocean and you’ll find that the waters surrounding the resort are teeming with marine life including manta rays, nurse sharks, hawksbill turtles and coral reefs. Delve beneath the surface to explore this underwater world on a diving expedition or spot creatures from the comfort of your private deck as you bask in the sun.
There are so many special spots in which to enjoy a dining experience like no other. Dine under the stars on a private sandbank, enjoy a multi-course feast in the shallows of the fibreoptic- lit pool, or venture beneath the ocean’s depths to the underground wine cellar.
HUVAFEN SPA & PEARL
The first of its kind in the world, Huvafen Fushi’s revolutionary underwater spa draws you into the submerged realm of the Indian Ocean. Let your tension float away with the tropical fish as you treat yourself to a massage between two worlds.
Huvafen Fushi’s watersports centre, FLOAT, encompasses a fully-equipped PADI dive centre and a resident marine biologist who will accompany you on snorkelling trips to visit the incredible house reef which is located just 30 metres from the beach.
7 nights from £2,355 per person sharing a Beach Bungalow with Pool including breakfast.
OFFER: 50% saving plus complimentary speedboat transfers for honeymooners.
STAY: 11 May - 30 Sep 2018.
Rendezvous, Saint Lucia
Rendezvous is the holiday of 'StolenTime' where couples can take a break and concentrate on each other for a time. Renowned for its all-inclusive offering, this honeymoon haven transcends the ordinary, creating an unforgettable range of experiences for couples to treasure long after leaving this Caribbean paradise.
Set on a two-mile stretch of beach, Rendezvous offers the perfect honeymoon location. Relax under secluded beachside cabanas, tuck yourselves away in a secret spot in the water garden, take part in complimentary watersports including scuba diving, treat yourselves to a couples massage at the spa, and sip Champagne at the nightly ‘Bubbly Hour’ in the piano bar.
Being exclusively for couples, Rendezvous has created a range of couples’ experiences for you to enjoy together, known as ‘Stolen Moments’. Breakfast in bed, a Champagne cruise, wine tasting and a visit to a local organic farm are just some of the experiences included in this collection.
During the evenings, romantic dinners are on the menu, with three outstanding restaurants to choose from. Dining by candlelight under a unique open-sail roof, toes in the sand at Malabar Beach Club, is simply unforgettable.
LOCAL CARIBBEAN FLAVOURS
Enjoy ‘Farm to Table’ dining, where in-house chefs will accompany you to a local farm to select your own fresh produce for a delicious meal under the stars. Join a cooking class to learn how to create meals infused with Caribbean flavours and spices.
TRULY ROMANTIC EXPERIENCES
Feel the wind in your hair and salt on your skin with a ‘Champagne Cruise’ through Saint Lucian waters or a traditional night of romance on the terrace with ‘Date Night’ – topped off with wine and a delicious à la carte menu.
SPECIALITY BEACH OFFERINGS
With ‘Breakfast in Bed on the Beach’, the resort team will set up a ‘bedroom’ on the beach where couples can enjoy a delicious breakfast. Sip Champagne on a picnic rug with ‘Bubbles & Sand’ or indulge in an exquisite lunch in the sea with ‘Lunch, Sand & Sea’.
7 nights from £1,769 per person sharing a Premium Garden View Room on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 40% plus honeymooners receive a complimentary massage.
STAY: 17 Apr 2018 - 02 Jan 2019.
Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia
If you’re looking for somewhere that packs a real ‘wow factor’ for your honeymoon, let us assure you that Jade Mountain won’t disappoint. This wildly-luxurious resort is a vision of architectural splendour, designed to exist in harmony with its natural environment. And what a natural environment it is; the majestic Pitons rising up from the rippling Caribbean Sea, and a lush landscape draped in the intense emerald of the rainforest. It’s easy to cast your eyes over these unbeatable views as all of the open-plan suites have just three walls. From your king-sized bed, infinity pool or Jacuzzi, you can revel in the sight of this awe-inspiring landscape.
If you’re tempted away from your private sanctuary, there are a series of exciting experiences and excursions, from chocolate making to snorkelling, to fill your days with. When daytimes call for relaxation, there are two beaches to stretch out on, a hilltop spa offering couples rituals, and the mesmerising Celestial Terrace which hosts sunset cocktails and private candlelit dinners.
7 nights from £3,195 per person sharing a Sky Jacuzzi Suite including breakfast.
OFFER: Stay 4 Pay 3 or Stay 7 Pay 5.
STAY: 15 Jul - 15 Oct 2018.
Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia
Nestled into a carpet of dense rainforest and sitting on the beachfront, this 600-acre resort is the perfect retreat from which to escape the rest of the world. The gentle melody of bird song and the chirruping of tree frogs provide a tranquil backdrop to this scenic haven where the focus is on exploring your natural surroundings and enjoying the multitude of outdoor activities on offer.
Directly behind one of the beaches, you’ll find the ruins of an old French plantation, consumed by the rainforest and providing a romantic setting for photography. Exploring further with the estate’s knowledgeable guides, through the 12 miles of jungle biking and hiking trails, you’ll enter a landscape bejewelled with flowers and flourishing with tropical birds. The individually-designed rooms are some of the most romantic in the Caribbean – they either cling to the hillside or sit in the beachside tropical gardens. For honeymooners, we recommend the Premium Hillside Rooms which boast incredible views of the Pitons and ocean.
7 nights from £1,899 per person sharing a Standard Garden View Room including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 35% plus $50 resort credit and room upgrade for honeymooners.
STAY: 17 Apr - 16 Dec 2018.
As you pull up in a speedboat, James Bond-style, to this spectacular island, you’ll know you’ve arrived somewhere truly spectacular. Surrounded by the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean and poised on a coral lagoon, Baros ascends to new heights of romance and luxury. The 75 spacious villas allow easy access to the pristine surroundings, whether you choose to stay on the beach or over the shimmering lagoon.
Their rustic thatched-roof appearance is inspired by traditional Maldivian architecture, the sandstone and timber blending in magnificently with the natural environment. Water Pool Villas feature their own plunge pools set above the ocean and have direct access from the sundeck to the lagoon. Another option we love is the Baros Pool Villas which are surrounded by tropical gardens to create a sense of seclusion and intimacy whilst having direct access to the beach.
The Serenity Spa is a haven of wellbeing where you can indulge yourselves in a couples' spa treatment tailored to you both. And for a special experience to remember, take a cruise on a traditional handcrafted Maldivian dhoni, reclining on deck as you sip Champagne and absorb the views of dazzlingly-blue waters alive with turtles and tropical fish.
You could become lost in the breathtaking setting here, but another highlight of Baros is the absolutely incredible food. There are breakfast buffets bursting with anything you could possibly want, the overwater Lighthouse Restaurant serving up some of the finest cuisine in the whole of the Maldives, and private dining experiences that are simply out of this world. Dining on a solitary sandbank in its own lagoon, or revelling in the sense of total privacy as you dine on a wooden deck far out at sea are two experiences you and your loved one will never forget.
7 nights from £2,079 per person sharing a Baros Villa including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 25% plus a complimentary villa upgrade and a candlelit dinner.
STAY: 16 Apr - 30 Sep 2018.