Your honeymoon is the holiday of a lifetime — so you deserve to stay somewhere unforgettable. If you want a dream honeymoon suite (and you’re ready to blow the budget) we’ve tracked down the five most gorgeous places in the world to celebrate the start of your married life.
The Chandra, Bali
From the second your plane touches down, staying at The Chandra is a little like stepping into a luxury dream. As well as being able to arrange VIP immigration and whisking you to the resort in an air-conditioned car, the beautiful, boutique villas are the kind of place you’ll wish you never had to leave. All furnished individually, each villa has a private pool and loungers, and one of the two or three bedrooms can be transformed into a spa therapy room if you fancy a massage or beauty treatment.
After your maid serves breakfast in the morning, you can arrange for a chef to rustle up your perfect dinner. All of this luxury is lavished upon you before you’ve even ventured outside to explore the stunning Seminyak area of Bali, including a string of local beaches that are within walking distance.
For more information visit: www.8hotels.com
The Lodge, Switzerland
If you want a honeymoon with a difference, The Lodge in Verbier, in the Swiss Alps, is a romantic snow-covered retreat. Part of the Virgin Limited Edition Collection, the staff includes a general manager who has worked on Sir Richard Branson’s own Necker Island, as well as a Raymond Blanc-trained chef and a spa therapist. Some of the best skiing in the Alps is only 250m away, from pistes for beginners to more challenging runs. And if you fancy making a grand entrance you can arrange helicopter transfers from the airport.
As well as luxurious velvet throws to brighten the chic, wooden chalet rooms there are funky rubber ducks in the egg baths — with plenty of room for two. Every suite has a fabulous view over snow-capped peaks, but the Master Suite is the ultimate honeymoon hideaway.
For more information visit: www.thelodge.virgin.com
The Danna, Langkawi
The stunning Malaysian island of Langkawi boasts white sandy beaches and lush, tropical rainforest — and after marvelling at the luminescent lagoon you can gaze down on the scenery from a cable car.
At The Danna, you can see the sea, mountains and rainforest courtyard from the comfort of your room before relaxing by the side of the three-tiered infinity pool. For a honeymoon to remember, choose one of the six Countess suites where you’ll sleep in a four-poster, king-sized bed as well as enjoying a rainforest shower, Jacuzzi, sea view and two balconies; or try one of the two utterly indulgent Duchess suites, which have their own private plunge pool and terrace.
For more information visit: www.thedanna.com
The Bellagio, Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world, but whatever ceremony style you’ve chosen, it’s hard to beat the award-winning Bellagio for a luxuriously chic honeymoon experience afterwards.
Situated on The Strip, from the moment you see the famous fountains it is opulence all the way. The Bellagio Suite boasts his and hers baths and deluxe spa products, or if you pick the plush Penthouse Suite you’ll also get a limo from the airport plus private check-in. If you can tear yourself away, the hotel has a string of restaurants, a spa (offering treatments including a caviar fusion facial) and a pool in the Mediterranean-style courtyard.
For more information visit: www.bellagio.com
Buccament Bay Resort, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
The unspoilt island of St. Vincent is one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful spots — and the five star Buccament Bay Resort is set right on the stunning white sand beach. The waters near the resort have some of the best diving and snorkelling in the Caribbean, as well as being perfect for dolphin and whale watching, and romantic sunset cruises.
During your stay, lounge by one of the two pools or indulge at one of seven restaurants and cafes, including a sushi bar and the “barefoot chic” Bamboo, with regular lobster barbecues. All the villas have their own deck and plunge pool, as well as plenty of mod cons like espresso machine and iPod docking station. The luxurious, air-conditioned bedrooms also have king-size beds and there are power showers in the bathroom, as well as views over the tropical gardens, or across to the crystal clear sea.
For more information visit: www.buccamentbay.com