Picking the right hotel or resort is one of the most important decisions of a honeymoon. As newly weds, you want to stay somewhere that fits your ideal blend of relaxation, adventure and romance. You also want to stay somewhere that makes you feel special, which makes your honeymoon feel like the holiday of a lifetime, just like it should be. We’ve assembled some of our favourite resorts for honeymooners, all of which are partners in our new Sapphire Package. Not only do they afford incredible views, romantic seclusion and delicious food, they all offer great honeymoon perks, too.
If ever there was a luxury version of Robinson Crusoe, he would stay at Constance Moofushi. It’s a true barefoot-chic island with a world-class dive site, sparkling white sands and rainbow-hued coral reefs. Its villas, whether you’re on the beach or overwater, are like staying in a beachcomber’s home, inspired by shells and the waves that lap this pristine island. Constance Moofushi is tropical honeymoon perfection.
Honeymoon perks: Complimentary fruit, a bottle of wine, a mystery gift and discounts off selected spa treatments.
Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge
If there’s somewhere that will guarantee unforgettable memories on a honeymoon, it’s a safari in Africa. Sanctuary Makanyane is one of our absolute favourite safari lodges, set in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve, where you can spot the Big Five, cheetahs and rich wealth of birdlife. The open-air Sleepout is the ultimate nocturnal bush experience, a romantic night under the stars where you can drift off to the sounds of Africa!
Honeymoon perks: Sparkling wine, a fruit basket and a complimentary beauty treatment package.
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort
A luxury escape away from the stresses of modern life, Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort beautifully blends Polynesian design with contemporary style, especially in the classic overwater bungalows. Its spectacular location is apparent straight from the off, with a lush mountain behind and a crystal-clear lagoon lapping the shore – this is a tropical oasis like nowhere else.
Honeymoon perks: A complimentary bottle of Champagne!
LUX* Belle Mare
Gorgeously crafted by the renowned designer Kelly Hoppen, LUX* Belle Mare feels very fresh with its light whites and airy feel. Manicured gardens only add to the pleasant surroundings, while the white theme extends to the palm-flecked beach, the ideal place to while away the hours of the day. Whether you’re in the privacy of your room, lazing on the beach or wandering the leafy gardens, your pulse will slow during your stay at LUX* Belle Mare, something you’ll need after a hectic wedding!
Honeymoon perks: Complimentary experiences including breakfast by the water’s edge and bubbles on your terrace.
The Samaya Seminyak
Quite simply, The Samaya Seminyak has a little bit of everything for a honeymoon. It fronts one of Bali’s loveliest beaches, while the town of Seminyak has a number of cool bars and restaurants should you want a night out or would like to experience the local life while on your honeymoon. However, The Samaya Seminyak is far enough from the main town to still feel like a tranquil retreat, where you can float in the pool and hear nothing but the crash of waves.
Honeymoon perks: A delicious honeymoon cake, a flower bath and flower-decorated room and a complimentary souvenir.
The beauty of Velassaru is it lets its surroundings do the talking. The resort’s design is wonderfully minimalist but stylish and sophisticated at the same time. The range of accommodation, from villas surrounded by leafy gardens to heavenly overwater villas, allow you to fully soak up the splendid beaches, cerulean lagoon and stunning house reef on your honeymoon, no matter where you are on the island.
Honeymoon perks: Complimentary bottle of Taittinger Champagne, a L’Occitane gift pack and tapas at Chill Bar once during your stay.
Zuri Zanzibar injects castaway cool into the tropical archipelago of Zanzibar. It’s a luxury retreat that has a strong focus on eco-friendliness, boasting its own desalination plant and vast spice garden, as well as supporting various local educational and community projects. The design of its bungalows, suites and villas taps into the island’s heritage and craftsmanship, which makes you feel like you’re staying in an authentic African village, rather than a five-star resort. This is perfect for couples who want understated luxury.
Honeymoon perks: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, a romantic dinner at Maisha poolside restaurant, a gift on arrival and sundowners served on the beach during your stay.
For a honeymoon where you’ll have your mouth open during the majority of your stay, Raffles Seychelles delivers. Found on the island of Praslin, the resort overlooks gleaming white sands studded with granite boulders and vividly blue waters. Its villas tumble down the lush hillside, all of which come with indoor and outdoor showers and huge soaking tubs placed next to picture windows so you can admire the resplendent views.
Honeymoon perks: Complimentary one hour couple’s massage, a bottle of Champagne and a romantic set-up in your room on arrival.
Found on a beautiful bluff with prime views out to the glittering turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, COCOS Hotel has one of the best locations in Antigua for a honeymoon. Its sea-facing rustic cottages, all built by local craftsmen, take full advantage, especially as there aren’t TVs in the room. This delightfully authentic resort is all about total relaxation, where peace and seclusion come easy in a gorgeous location.
Honeymoon perks: Complimentary flowers and sparkling wine on arrival.
Found high up in the lush mountains of Mauritius’ interior, Lakaz Chamarel is a little bit different to the plethora of beautiful beach resorts that can be found along the island’s coastline. Nestled within tropical gardens, Lakaz is well-placed for active newlyweds who want to explore the many walking trails that vein the pristine rainforest of Black River Gorges National Park. Pick a sea-view room and you’ll be treated to spectacular island-wide panoramas, along with your own private pool!
Honeymoon perks: Complimentary flowers and gift on arrival, a Mauritian lunch, snacks and an aperitif in your room on the evening of your arrival and a 30-minute aromatherapy massage each.
Six Senses Laamu
Located in the far-flung Laamu Atoll, Six Senses Laamu isn’t the easiest resort in the Maldives to reach but we promise it’s well worth the journey. With pristine white stretches of sand, iridescent coral reefs and a sustainable ethos to boot, it’s no wonder Six Senses Laamu has consistently been a favourite with our honeymooners over the years. You can spot turtles and manta rays, both of which make for unforgettable wildlife experiences.
Honeymoon perks: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, a wedding cake, either a 60-minute couple’s massage or a combine sunset dolphin cruise and bed decoration, and more!
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