Honeymoon Escapes

by | Sep 24, 2012

Linda Vonn & Jane Egginton pick the ultimate in honeymoon escapes from around the world. If you and your loved one want to be castaway in your very own paradise, choose one of these island hideaways or exotic getaways for one of the most superlative honeymoons on the planet.

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Linda Vonn & Jane Egginton pick the ultimate in honeymoon escapes from around the world. If you and your loved one want to be castaway in your very own paradise, choose one of these island hideaways or exotic getaways for one of the most superlative honeymoons on the planet.

Honeymoon Escapes
Cambodia for Sweethearts
Song Saa Island Resort Cambodia

In the untouched Koh Rong archipelago, the two unspoilt islands of Song Saa, which is Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’ are heaven sent. Here, ‘luxury that treads lightly’ is the catchphrase of a very special private resort Song Saa. Honeymooners have the unique opportunity of taking part in a traditional blessing ceremony carried out by Buddhist monks, adding a special touch to their honeymoon. The private resort may be the ultimate in luxury, but it is utterly in harmony with the environment, whose reef and marine life is perfectly preserved.

Honeymoon Escapes
Sublime South Africa
Singita Sweni Lodge South Africa

A world – or at least a continent away – is the scenic Sweni River restful. Here the very special landscape of the South African wilderness offers a unique backdrop to the first days of married life. Singita Sweni Lodge is a lovely lodge with floor-to-ceiling glass walls sitting high on stilts surrounded by timber decks. Guests can relax in just one of six secluded suites each with their own outdoor shower over looking the river and day beds in which they can camp out under the stars. A bar, lounge with fireplace, swimming pool and wine cellar stocked with fine South African wines top complete the experience.

Honeymoon Escapes
Enchanting Bali
Alila Villas Uluwatu Bali

Uluwatu is the site of Bali’s most impressive temple that sits 250 feet high above the calm waters of the Indian Ocean This enchanting spot on an elevated plateau sees limestone cliffs meet the ocean’s edge and surfers can enjoy spectacular breaks from a range of white sand beaches, including the aptly named Dreamland beach. Nearby Dua
Bali Collection forms one of the most important entertainment destinations in the country. The beautiful Alila Villas Uluwatu offers unparalleled luxury and relaxation providing an experience fit for the gods.

Honeymoon Escapes
Exotic Bora Bora
Four Seasons Bora Bora

Bora Bora offers a spectacular backdrop for a honeymoon. Fringed with idyllic white sand beaches and unspoilt coral islets, newly weds can drink in the spectacular South Pacific setting. Here, overlooking a clear water blue lagoon, Four Seasons, honeymooners can dine at the romantic Arii Moana restaurant and indulge in luxurious treatments such as the Kahaia Haven Ritual, an ancient South Pacific therapy, with their loved one. The extra special Otemanu over water bungalow provides an extraordinary bolthole for honeymooners with its own spectacular deck.

Honeymoon Escapes
Classic Maldives
Huvafen Fushi Maldives

The Maldives is a classic honeymoon destination – for good reason. Honeymooners can enjoy private beaches, underwater spas and spectacular sunsets over the calm waters of the Indian Ocean. Newly weds can expect all this and even bespoke cruises at Huvafen Fushi or head to a secret hideaway at southern end of rich Maldivian landscape, Jumeirah Dhevanfushi, and let the mesmerizing beauty and luxury captivate and spoil you.

Honeymoon Escapes
Natural Romance in Seychelles
North Island Seychelles

This lovely private North Island tucked away 30km from the main island of Mahe and easily accessible by helicopter offers a very special location for honeymooners and the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Newly weds can enjoy a real retreat atmosphere within a natural sanctuary and look down onto dramatic granite boulders which lead onto a private beach. At the hotel North Island, honeymooners can stay in just one of 11 guest villas that form part of an exquisite lodge, visit the aptly named Honeymoon beach or enjoy a scenic sunset cruise.

Honeymoon Escapes
Magical Bhutan
Uma Paro Bhutan

The little kingdom of Bhutan offers a unique honeymoon experience and the chance to take exciting hiking trips in a pristine landscape against a backdrop of the spectacular Himalayas. In the Paro Valley, Uma Paro provides unparalleled luxury to honeymooners staying in its impressive estate. The 5-night Himalayan Discover is perfect for Honeymooners, who can indulge in holistic spa treatments.

Honeymoon Escapes
Idyllic Greek Island
Ikies Greece

Santorini is famous for its caldera (distinctive cliffs formed by one of the strongest volcanic eruptions in the world) and this unique landscape of the island – one of the most idyllic in the Cyclades – offers a backdrop of spectacular physical beauty. This lovely boutique hotel, Ikies Traditional Houses on the magical island of Santorini is the ideal place to spend one’s romantic honeymoon. Guests can drink in the landscape and panoramic views of the blue Agean sea from their own private terrace. Ikies Traditional houses are located in the tranquil, pretty village of Oia, whose dramatic cliffs are dotted with traditional white washed dome-roofed houses.

Honeymoon Escapes
Treasure of the Turks & Caicos
Parrott Cay Turks & Caicos

Parrott Cay is one of the northern Caribbean’s pre-eminent private island resorts, providing a very special combination of nature, 1000 unspoilt acres and a mile-long powdered beach. On one of Parrot Cay’s Romantic Escapes, honeymooners can luxuriate in one of its extraordinary beach villas which look directly onto the ocean. Offering direct beach access, they are flanked by lush vegetation to ensure total privacy. Loved up guests can relax, choosing from a range of holistic, Asian-inspired therapies or plumping for watersports, diving and island adventures to complete the Parrot Cay experience.

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