The Most Romantic Honeymoons: Bespoke Honeymoons by Elegant Resorts
Posted: 10 January 2017
One of the most wonderful things about booking a luxury honeymoon with Elegant Resorts is knowing that wherever you choose to spend your most treasured time together, you’re certain to experience your own personal paradise. By their very nature, honeymoons are a halcyon; a slice of bliss, rich in love and, with our help, steeped in exclusive luxury – tailor-made for two. Over the years our expert Travel Consultants have co-designed some of the world’s most exceptional luxury honeymoons and handpicked the most select elements of romance to ensure our discerning newlyweds enjoy a truly unforgettable, and unrivalled, start to married life. If you’re seeking an haute-couture honeymoon that only Elegant Resorts can provide, take a look at our selection of our best-loved destinations, luxury resorts and exceptional experiences. When it comes to heavenly honeymoons, all you need is love...and an Elegant Resorts expert Travel Consultant!
For centuries, the language of love belonged to the continent. There is no end to the amorous architecture, captivating culture and mouth watering cuisine in Europe; therefore it makes an ideal destination for a perfect honeymoon. One of our favourite details about a European honeymoon is the short flight time. After the whirl of the wedding, and stress of the planning, you’ll likely want a quick jetaway to your desired destination. In this sense, Europe is a first-class choice for a five-star honeymoon.
When it comes to amore, the Amalfi Coast is the ideal address. Stunning scenery, delectable dining and drenched in la dolce vita; was Italy’s prettiest coastline hand-designed for honeymooners? Alternatively, Puglia, located in the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’, is home to some of Italy’s most beautiful scenery, including Baroque architecture, beaches and quaint harbours. A luxurious stay in Puglia feels like a welcome escape from the throng of Italy’s busier cities, the pace here lends itself to quiet strolls down narrow whitewashed lanes, sipping coffee in charming town squares and lazing by the pool.
Happily for honeymooners, the French obsession with passion extends itself to food, wine and the laissez-faire lifestyle. On the Côte d’Azur, French charm is at its fullest and with the likes of St Tropez and the resplendent French Riviera on your doorstep, it’s hard not to feel in love with that certain je ne sais quoi and la joie de vivre, not to mention each other! Of course, if you’re seeking a classically romantic setting, then Paris is a permanent paramour. Honeymooning in the City of Lights is a surprisingly rewarding experience, with so many famed symbols of love at every turn, not to mention a delectable selection of patisseries, bistros and restaurants inviting you and your loved one to indulge in life’s pleasures. Combine your perfect Parisian honeymoon with some luxurious spa treatments to escape the city or take the train out to the Palace of Versailles – where love and decadence go hand in hand.
The beauty of Greece is the stuff of legend, but it isn’t until you visit one of the illustrious islands that you begin to understand exactly why the Gods chose Greece for their love nests. In Santorini the stunning sunsets, spectacular sapphire shade of the surrounding waters and iconic, azure-rimmed, churches make for a particularly prestigious setting. With our featured luxury hotel’s offering all-suite accommodation with private pools, Santorini can be your secret hideout for a honeymoon spent swathed in sunshine and rich in world-class hospitality.
If an idyllic island setting is your idea of the perfect honeymoon, the Indian Ocean offers a very inviting array of luxury resorts that are sure to deliver. Starting with the Seychelles, this unspoilt tropical paradise effortlessly lends itself to heavenly honeymoons, given that it was once named ‘The Original Garden of Eden’. Crystal clear waters and powder white sands are a perfect backdrop to feel like the only two people in the world. Meanwhile, the Maldives is now synonymous with super-luxury honeymoons and for good reason. Private islands, glamorous over water villas and sumptuous spa facilities make the Maldives a truly mesmerising destination for unforgettable romance. For a honeymoon that makes the most of your time together, why not combine your luxury beach escape with the dazzling Arabian allure of Dubai? With so few of us having quality time available in our busy lives, twin-centre honeymoons are becoming ever more popular. Enjoy private beach dining, any one of Dubai’s renowned restaurants or take to the desert for a thrilling sand dune safari. For something a little more cultural, choose Sri Lanka. The lush emerald landscape, wildlife experiences and inspiring temples of the Indian Ocean’s traditional travel treasure can provide many memorable moments for any couple.
The allure of Africa is eternal, but if you choose to spend your honeymoon on this captivating continent you’re sure to return home with a lifetime of memories. Whilst our abundance of luxury game reserves can fulfil your safari dreams, the more unexplored destinations of Mozambique and Zambia can bring you closer to Africa’s authentic wildlife. Experience the raw power of nature with a visit to Victoria Falls, whilst a Zambezi river cruise is a must for budding photographers wishing to capture Africa’s wild inhabitants in their natural setting. You may be surprised to discover such levels of luxury in the heart of the bushveld, but our ultra-exclusive featured resorts, together with our impeccable concierge service, will ensure you experience the finest service in one of the world’s most wonderous settings.
The Caribbean is an ideal honeymoon destination for winter weddings, and with direct flights easily available from the UK, the timeless charm of this glorious region is yours to explore. Each island has its own distinct character and for honeymoons, our favourite choices are seductive St Lucia and the blissful wonder of Turks and Caicos. St Lucia has long been synonymous with love and romance and there is no end to activities with which to fill your days in paradise. For active couples, a hike up the iconic Pitons is worth the effort for the exceptional views, whilst a trip to Hotel Chocolat is a must for sweet-toothed newlyweds. Turks and Caicos is the go-to destination for unbeatable beaches, including one of the world’s most beautiful, Grace Bay Beach. It is no secret that this illustrious collection of islands is where the uber-A List go to recharge and evade the limelight, so Turks and Caicos’ tranquil charm is ideal for those seeking a truly luxurious escape. Similarly, the British Virgin Islands is home to the Caribbean’s smallest uninhabited coves and cays; a dream setting for those seeking a Robinson Crusoe-style fantasy on honeymoon. Picture a picnic on your own private island, sailing tours to uncover forgotten lands and colourful underwater kingdoms awaiting your discovery.
To plan your perfect luxury honeymoon in any of these distinguished destinations, or to design a bespoke romantic escape, please call one of our expert Travel Consultants on 01244 897 505.