A luxury wedding is not complete without a luxury after party for two – your honeymoon. For most couples this will be the most romantic holiday they will ever have. It is a time to splurge on all the extras, choose that suite, include a massage and delight yourselves with the degustation menu. Our luxury honeymoon picks feature out of this world architecture, comfort trimmings fit for royalty, all in exotic locations most will only read about. Whether you decide to soak up the atmosphere of Italy or the heat of the tropics, these resorts are all about opulence and grandeur and your expectations will be forever lifted.
BORGO SANTO PIETRO, ITALY
Tucked away in the Tuscan countryside, Borgo Santo Pietro, a lovingly restored 13th century villa, sitting in 13 acres of enchanting gardens is a bespoke luxury private retreat. The estate was originally a resting place for pilgrims en route to Rome. Today it has been restored to its former glory with rooms individually designed with period furniture and artisan decoration to create a sense of Tuscan glamour and history. Opulent bedrooms, luxurious spa treatments, fresh off-the-vine food and discreet, yet attentive service are set in a dramatic backdrop of orchards, ornamental and organic gardens and a fresh water infinity pool. This hidden jewel is the perfect place for lovers of perfection to escape to.
For further information visit www.borgosantopietro.com
KASBAH TAMADOT, MOROCCO
With a backdrop of snow capped mountains and perched on the edge of a valley in the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Tamadot is as romantic and luxurious an escape as you are going to get. With its peaceful courtyards, intriguing staircases, landscaped gardens, five-star spa, infinity pool, superb Moroccan and International cuisine and breathtaking views, you will leave the hustle and bustle of the world behind you. Decorated with opulent furnishings, elaborate mosaics and magnificent carved wooden ceilings and doors you may find it hard to venture further than the resort. When you do tire of lazing by the pool you can go trekking, horse riding and hot-air ballooning. A perfect retreat for lots of lounging and loving. Kasbah Tamadot is part of Sir Richard Branson’s portfolio of unique retreats so you know it’s going to deliver.
For further information visit www.kasbahtamadot.virgin.com
Surrounded by the wild natural environment and positioned on an elevated plateau along the southern coastline of Bali, Alila Villas Uluwatu is the perfect tranquil spot to let the world go by. This remarkable resort is conveniently located only 30 minutes from the International Airport. Each villa has its own private pool and pavilion and comes with magnificent vistas of dramatic limestone cliffs that sweep down to the ocean. Combining luxury living, contemporary style and Balinese-inspired design, each villa is fully equipped with modern day technology for today’s globetrotter. This is honeymoon heaven.
For further information visit www.alilahotels.com
EL PALAUET LIVING, BARCELONA
El Palauet Living, Barcelona, a member of Design Hotels, is located in the city’s most prestigious central spot, offering guests access to the best and most vibrant of this incredible Catalan city’s soul. A collection of six exclusive apartments each spanning 150m² combine an eccentric blend of modernist architecture and structural ornamentation with the simple grace of contemporary and classic design and luxury. Guests are invited to unwind in the private spa lined with local stone and a delicate glass or relax in the Finnish Sauna, massage room and relaxation areas. A private assistant is available to take care of any logistical arrangement, maximising the comfort of an individual’s stay and minimising the hassle of everyday life. The ultimate private sanctuary in the city.
For further information visit www.elpalauet.com
X2 KOH SAMUI – THAILAND
The X2 Koh Samui resort occupies five acres of undeveloped beachfront on the southeast coast of Thailand’s third largest island, Koh Samui. The X2 resort, pronounced, “cross-to”, is a member of Design Hotels and offers guests a new dimension in laid-back luxury. It’s all about unpretentious pampering and privacy without isolation. Guests can relax, explore or socialise to their hearts’ content in a peaceful and undisturbed environment. The main activity is relaxation. The resort has a unique spa and impressive outdoor massage pavilion. The Pavilion has only two beds and is situated on 1 acre of land providing an unbelievable sense of space and freedom so typical of X2. This is a great place to chill out.
For further information visit x2resorts.com/resorts/samui/