So your wedding is fast approaching but you’re still not sold on the usual honeymoon destinations? Well, we’ve got five of the most upscale and unique honeymooning ideas to satisfy even the royal tastes.
Private Island Escape
Fregate Island, of the Seychelles, is a private island paradise where high-profile honeymooners come for seclusion and romance away from prying paparazzi. The whole island is split amongst just 16 thatched-roof luxury villas, and has seven of the world’s most pristine beaches, but if you’re really looking for privacy whole island rental is available. It’s a haven for nature lovers, teeming with life on the ground, in the skies and under the water. You can explore on foot, by buggy, by mountain bike, or even a helicopter tour, then unwind with yoga, spa treatments or a sweat it out in the fitness centre. A whole range of water activities give guests an array of options to explore the island’s crystalline waters. So whether it’s adventure or relaxation, a private island honeymoon will mould to your desires.
African Safari Adventure
Lewa Safari Camp in Kenya is the ultimate combination of wilderness and luxury. Here amongst the African wildlife, in one of the palatial safari tents, is where prince William proposed to Kate Middleton, so to say it’s a honeymoon location fit for a royal would be highly accurate. The spacious tents are more like opulent villas with a safari twist; spacious inside and wide wooden verandas outside where guests can sit and watch the wildlife move across the breathtaking landscape. You can enjoy game drives or guided walks with your new spouse, go swimming or riding, participate in cultural visits to neighbouring Samburu homesteads, or relax in the day spa for some post-safari pampering followed by an alfresco dinner under the spectacular sunset with views of Mt Kenya.
Newlyweds in New Zealand
Both the Queen and Prince Phillip have visited New Zealand’s Huka Lodge, making it a royally luxurious option for even the most pampered bride and groom. A trip here in winter is a treat for snow-lovers, where couples can hit the slopes in winter and enjoy romantic evenings warming their toes by the fire after a long day of mountain sports. In summer, newlyweds can tour the lodge’s remarkable surrounds, including Lake Taupo, go fishing or hunting, ride horses or play golf, or get the adrenalin going with bungee jumping, parasailing, white water rafting, skydiving, and so much more.
Chilling in Chile
One of Chile’s most exclusive resorts, Awasi Atacama, is situated inside an ancient historical site and pampers guests in a truly unique and traditionally Chilean style. The rooms combine traditional décor with opulent luxury, with private patios and spacious abodes made from stone, adobe and wood. Guides take guests on private excursions to explore the Atacama desert and all the spectacular natural beauty that the area holds. You can choose horseback riding, trekking, cycling, bird watching, star gazing, or even visits to geysers, salt flats and archeological sites, then wind up the day with a traditional Chilean meal in your lavish lodge.
Cruising Through the Mediterranean
Follow in the footsteps of Charles and Diana’s honeymoon and embark upon a Mediterranean cruise to soak up the sun and sea air in relaxed luxury. Even if a private yacht is out of your budget, there are many cruise liners which offer five-star luxury fit for a royal. A cruise holiday means you’ll get to tour the best spots in the Mediterranean while relaxing on deck, enjoying top cuisine, being entertained by onboard talent, pampered in the onboard spa, and shown around on shore visits. It’s absolutely the best way to travel. Visit the Cruiseabout website to find the most romantic cruise holiday packages for a ritzy nautical honeymoon. So whether it’s isolation, relaxation, adventure or exclusivity that appeal to you the most, you’re bound to find exactly what you’re looking for in one of these exceptional honeymoon destinations.
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