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Five Unforgettable Honeymoons

Published: 01 Apr 2011 - in honeymoon articles
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After a fairytale wedding, keep on living the dream with a romantic, luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon. These five amazing ideas are perfect for newlyweds with a taste for luxury, adventure and excitement.

Set in an unspoilt area of Africa, Limpopo Lodge is a unique, private property offering access to awe-inspiring adventures. Explore this stunning part of the world in a vehicle, on foot, or try an elephant-back safari.

Spot nocturnal animals with highly-experienced game rangers, ride a horse through the bush or take a fishing trip to the magnificent Palala river.

The five star Limpopo Lodge is beautifully decorated in Afro-colonial style with spacious rooms and a private chef.

You'll have access to your own ranger, game drives, bush walks, sundowners, camp outs and other game reserve activities.

Price from R7,000 per night, per person.
www.limpoposafarilodge.uniquehomestays.com

Idyllic and bathed in sunshine, Oberoi on Lombok’s Medana beach will be a dream start to your honeymoon.

After relaxing there, get adventurous with a two-night trek up Mount Rinjani with beautiful views and wildlife, swimming, cave exploration and hot springs.

After your descent, head to Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali, and stay at the picturesque Ubud Hanging Gardens village, surrounded by volcanoes and rice terraces. This luxury resort has 38 private pool villas and suites and an infinity swimming pool set on two levels.

10 nights in Bali from £2,999 per person including international flights, transfers and accommodation.
www.blacktomato.co.uk

For timeless romance and opulent luxury, consider the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. From the second you step onboard the legendary train you'll be transported to a more gracious and elegant age of travel.

When you arrive in Venice, take a five minute boat ride across Venice's lagoon from St. Mark's Square to the chic and iconic Hotel Cipriani.

A legendary waterside retreat with unrivalled views of the lagoon and Doge's Palace, Cipriani also boasts the city's most fabulous swimming pool.

Garden view rooms overlook the hotel's Casanova garden and vineyard and each has a private balcony or terrace.

Prices start from £1,690 per person, one way. Double garden view rooms at Hotel Cipriani start from €930 per room, per night excluding VAT.
www.orient-express.com and www.hotelcipriani.com.

Combining city buzz with the tranquillity of a beach and spa resort, The Setai is right around the corner from Miami Beach's thriving cultural scene. Set amongst tropical gardens on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel has a private beach

and offers specially-tailored itineraries with activities ranging from Lamborghini rental to private helicopter tours.

The Setai's 'celebrations package' is ideal for honeymooners, including complimentary limousine transfer from the airport, chocolate truffles, fresh roses and champagne upon arrival, two, hour-long treatments at the hotel’s spa and a four-course dinner.

The celebrations package starts at £535 per night. Activities are additional.
www.setai.com

Overlooking Vembanad Lake, this beautiful resort has 10 luxurious presidential pool villas complete with spacious bedroom, a separate lounge and dining area, two bathrooms and a private garden with swimming pool.

The resort is also home to the Maya Spa, one of the largest and most luxurious spas in Southern India.

During their stay, newlyweds can hire the Zuri Honeymoon Houseboat for an evening, cruising along Vembanad lake with their own chef, butler and driver.

A traditional houseboat, it is set out over two floors with a bedroom on the first and a living area with jacuzzi on the second.

Presidential Pool Villas start from £268 a night and a one-night stay on the honeymoon houseboat is priced at approximately £213 plus taxes.
www.thezurihotels.com

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