We’re old romantics at heart, and this collection proves it. Here we bring together retreats from around the world that should grace the honeymoon wish list of every bride to be.
However, a honeymoon isn’t the only time you want to show the person you love how you feel and spend quality time with them. A short getaway or a place to hideaway, this collection has been brought together with love.
Discover this vibrant, all-inclusive resort which sits on the islands prestigious west coast of Barbados. A wonderfully warm and friendly atmosphere awaits at this village-style resort which boasts just 88 rooms. With personalized beach service and beach & pool ambassador service, this award-winning resort is a favourite for many.
Set on the southern tip of stunning Koh Samui and with peerless views towards the mainland across the Gulf of Thailand, the villas of the Conrad Koh Samui offer luxurious vacationing between the sea and the lush tropical rainforest. Rich décors of dark woods and cool cream soft furnishings and sumptuous marble bathrooms offer chic comfort and luxury.
Sandy Lane is where Barbados gets ultra glamorous. And just like the superstar guests who flock here, Sandy Lane continues to reinvent itself, constantly making the little nips and tucks necessary to keep it firmly in the spotlight.
Scenically it doesn’t get much better than a 300-acre private island with show stopping white beaches and some of the clearest waters in the Caribbean. Throw in a money-noobject Rosewood Hotel & Resort and you achieve something close to perfection.
A perfect length tour for that short break, 4 days gives you an in-depth flavour of these indomitable automobiles. It is time enough to allow you to really get to grips with your chosen vehicle, plus enjoy a good dose of stunning Italian countryside to boot.
Set in beautiful tropical gardens that are rich in flowers and foliage, the luxury rooms and suites are reserved for adults only and have the benefit of a dedicated pool for Tagor‘ Villa residents only, offering you peace, quiet and seclusion for truly relaxing holiday.
This former 11th century palace is set 350-metres above sea level on the highest point in Ravello. Nowadays it’s a 50-room getaway looked after like a favourite child by Belmond Hotels.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a leading operator and developer of luxury hotels, resorts and spas in Asia, the Indian Ocean, Africa and the Middle East, prepares to launch the first Anantara in Europe, with Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort scheduled to welcome its first guests on 1 April 2017. Located along southern Portugal’s picturesque Algarve coast, Europe’s first Anantara will offer a tranquil retreat overlooking the Arnold Palmer designed Oceânico golf course, just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, close to the ocean and stunning beaches, and a five-minute drive from the glamour of Vilamoura. The property is currently operating as Tivoli Victoria, with a number of key renovations being undertaken prior to relaunching as Anantara Vilamoura.
Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa, member of “Leading Hotels of the World”, is located on the south coast of Spain, on the famous “Golden Mile”. This is a luxurious residential area situated between Marbella and Puerto Banus, just 35 minutes from Malaga airport. Its low-rise white buildings and paved streets make you feel as you are in a traditional Andalusia village at the beach. The resort is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens with over 400 botanical species from across five continents, which create a unique atmosphere of tranquillity and tradition.
Imagine a place where indulgence and serenity cohabit peacefully. Where you have the ease of time and the freedom to pursue all of your desires. Set on the turquoise shores of Talamanca Bay, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay brings a new level of inspirational living, soulful service and Balearic style to the white isle.
Madeira is blessed with a magnificent climate as well as rich culture and for more than a century, Belmond Reid’s Palace has been its premier destination, luring travellers to its subtropical gardens on the cliff edge above Funchal Bay.
Marbella Club Hotel, the legendary resort which is located on the stylish Southern Spanish Costa del Sol. A "Leading Hotel of the World" this beachfront property boasts elegance and glamour, providing acres of landscaped lush gardens combined with direct beach access. Marbella Club boasts a princely residence feel, it was founded by Prince Alfonso Von Hohenlohe after all.
Mallorca Hidden away in the foothills of the Sierra Tramuntana, this award-winning hideaway is made up of a 16th and a 17th century manor house and is set against a backdrop of date palms and olive trees. The stylish guest rooms are all about dark woods and cream linens, their traditional Majorcan furnishings enhanced by modern must-haves.
Launched on an unsuspecting world in 1988, Cap Juluca is as impressive today as it was all those years ago. It’s theposter child for unbridled Caribbean glamour. The mile-long beach is as groomed as the high-profile names who drop in here regularly.
At Constance Le Prince Maurice, Feng Shui principles give harmony to the vast space this small hotel occupies. Beds are huge and high to help the circulation of energy and concrete and wooden columns at L’Archipel restaurant are positioned to increase its concentration. When the sun sets lights glimmer and hundreds of night jasmine flower in the garden, filling the air with their heady scent.
A unique design boutique hotel Kenshō opened its doors recently in the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. With an innovative way Kenshō combines the Mykonian tradition with the natural wealth of the island through minimalistic and elegant approach. Our "hidden treasure" bedecked with unique works of art by world-renowned designers, along with the high - quality services, create a unique experience for the visitor.
The island of Santorini is one of the most romantic locations in the world and this elegant boutique hotel perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets, is a honeymoon haven.
Villas at L'Alyana Ninh Van Bay offer the ultimate in luxury Vietnamese-style. Situated in the picturesque Ninh Van Bay, surrounded by tropical forests, majestic mountains, white sand beach and sparkling ocean, the resort offers sublime accommodation coupled with exquisite food and flawless service.
High atop the cliffs of Big Sur, 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Post Ranch Inn is a sanctuary of romance, relaxation and rejuvenation. The ultimate luxurious escape, it’s natural architecture echoes the coast’s dramatic beauty, the 39 rooms blending rustic elegance and comfort with panoramic ocean and mountain views.
Only 30-minutes by speedboat from Samui Island, this ‘Small Luxury Hotel of the World’ is an eco-chic hideaway inspired by its back-to-nature setting on Phangan Island. Its lushly forested hillside overlooks a private beach and crystal clear bay, and whilst island villages, elephant treks and even full-moon parties can all feature here, such is Santhiya’s escapist vibe that it’s all very easy to ignore if you want to.
Gili Lankanfushi is set on the intimately private coral island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll. Jetties wind across the sparkling lagoon to 45 luxurious overwater villas, some of which are so secluded they’re reached only by boat or pontoon so that you can experience the aquatic beauty of the Maldives in a world of your own.
Song Saa Private Island is Cambodia’s first truly high-end private island where the core principles are luxury and sustainability – reflecting the motto “luxury that treads lightly”. The resort spans the islands of Koh Ouen and Koh Bong, connected by a footbridge over a marine reserve established to safeguard the islands’ reefs and marine life including turtles, seahorsesand tropical fish.
Perched on the bluff of the Aegean Peninsula in Sithonia, it’s no surprise this hidden gem is part of the Leading Hotels of the World. From the moment you arrive you feel like you have escaped to your own personal retreat. Here, each suite is unique and set amidst verdant gardens leading down to the pristine beach and crystal waters.
Definitely ‘the’ place to stay in Agra, all of its rooms boasting views of the Taj Mahal standing only 600-metres away. In keeping with this unique setting the hotel embraces a suitably romantic ambience, its Moorish and Mughal architecture enhanced by reflection pools and rich pavilions.
Those looking for tasteful high quality life-style, an air of exclusive privacy, the finest gourmandize and a superb ambiance … then this combination is met at the Londa Hotel in Limassol. The Londa, gazing directly at the blue Mediterranean, indulges its guests with an unusual blend of Mediterranean flair and modern lifestyle.
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa lies between verdant acres of jungle and turquoise award-winning beach on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Almost as a secret haven, the resort offers 63 rooms and suites aligned to the ocean, innovative Mexican cuisine and a spa with a Mayan mysticism.Families are amply catered for with a range of fun adventures and a kid’s game center with organized activities. Connecting rooms for families, children’s menus and spa treatments are part of this new discovery.
Set on the magical Maroma beach on the Riviera Maya in Mexico, sheltered by lush jungle and colourful gardens teeming with flowers, parrots and butterflies, this is a paradise of well-being. Laze away the day by the pool or with a mystical Mayan ritual in a spa aligned with the stars.
Imagine waking to gaze on your own private Tuscan estate, surrounded by vineyard-cloaked hills dotted with ancient farmhouses? Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, a 5,000-acre country estate founded by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo, in the UNESCO Val d’Orcia National Park and in the the Brunello di Montalcino wine-producing region, offers just that: a skilful blend of authentically restored 17th- and 18th-century villas and suites, and 21st-century refinements.
Situated at Porto Ercole this elegant property clings to the rugged hillside above the blue waters that lap its beach club – think more Amalfi coastline than Sardinian beach – with its classic Tuscan styled rooms reflecting the style and beauty of the region of Tuscany.
A 7000 acre, family-owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region, some 40 miles from historic Siena, the Castello Banfi has its origins as an ancient Etruscan settlement and as a Romanesque Renaissance castle even merited mention by Dante.
The first hotel to be built in Taormina, in the rocky hills of Sicily’s east coast, this glamorous Belmond Hotel is all that an enchanting retreat should be. The 70 rooms and suites are full of Italian style and flair, from Sicilian baroque to country charm, and offer balconies, terraces and bay or garden views.
There are so many reasons to stay in Portofino on the Ligurian coast and the Hotel Splendido, on a luxuriant hillside overlooking the yachts and islands in the harbour, is not least among them.
Originally a 19th century private house, J.K. Place is still elegant enough to convey the warmth and intimacy of a cherished seaside home. This chic all-white getaway overlooks Capri’s main harbour and both its flower-filled public areas and 22 guest rooms display the inspired taste of someone unafraid of mixing the antique with the contemporary.
Since it opened in 1997 in the quaint hilltop village of Ravello, Palazzo Avino has won almost every award going. Not only is this 12th century Italian villa overflowing with refinement and romance, but its attentive staff can’t do enough for you, its fine dining restaurant boasts a Michelin star and its leisure amenities include a sublime spa, a stunning swimming pool and a beautiful new beach club just 15 minute’s drive away.
For pure Italian opulence in a commanding position on the shores of Lake Como, the Villa D’Este is utterly peerless and entirely worthy of its reputation as one of the finest hotels in the world. Built in the 16th century as the summer residence of a Cardinal, it became the favoured hotel of European royalty since opening it’s doors in 1873, its 152 rooms and suites offering true splendour and graceful living.
Peeking out from the cypress trees that flank the Fiesole hillside, Il Salviatino is an ‘urban resort’ with a bit of a past. This aristocratic palazzo dates back to the 15th century and still has the handpainted frescoes and centuries-old mosaics as evidence. These vintage gems are now carefully matched with exquisite antiques, whilst the 45 rooms are all individual works of art, yet the comfortable lounges, cordial ambience and friendly ‘service ambassadors’ contribute more than enough warmth.
This 15th century monastery was transformed into one of the world’s most romantic getaways by Belmond Hotels in the 1980s. Of course, the company had a particularly good start – the hotel’s façade is attributed to Michelangelo, whilst its setting high in the hills of Fiesole yields stunning vistas over Florence and the Arno Valley.
This historic 20th century residence is all about privacy and discretion, the mood definitely more ‘country estate’ than ‘urban retreat’. Central in its location just a 5-minute walk from the Trevi Fountain, you’ll be protected from the masses by the kind of walled Italian garden that comes with gazebos, fountains and manicured lawns.
The British Virgin Island of Necker is famed for being Sir Richard Branson’s private home and hideaway and is normally only hired out exclusively to an individual or group. But for several weeks each year Sir Richard opens his beautiful island for couples and families to book individual rooms in what is known as ‘Celebration Weeks’.
Peter Island is 1,800 acres of British Virgin Island tranquility, complete with romantic rooms and seductive spa surrounded by white sand beaches, secluded coves and miles of panoramic hiking trails.
If you’ve ever dreamt of cruising the Caribbean aboard ‘your own’ motor yacht, The SeaDream Yacht Club can transform your fantasy into a reality. It’s no ordinary cruise line but a family-owned boutique yacht company, SeaDream 1 and 11 both award-winning vessels accommodating no more than 112 pampered guests.
The tiny privately-owned Grenadine isle of Mustique is synonymous with exclusivity and Cotton House is the only full-service resort here. It was originally an 18th century sugar plantation and was given a new lease of life in the early seventies by Lord Glenconner, who blended lush tropical beauty with plantation-style elegance and created an exclusive retreat perfect for high flyers.
A lush paradise with over two miles of pure white beaches, this is truly the place to come to get away from it all. The 22 cottages have neither wi-fi, TV nor phones as part of the back-to-nature ethos, but this is no survival course, just utter luxurious solitude away from ringtones and keyboard clicks.
This intimate luxury hotel has held iconic status for more than 60 years under the care of the Morrow family and celebrities and travellers are as drawn to its timeless charm as they were in 1950. It is the ultimate romantic getaway.
A peaceful and pristine paradise, fusing West Indies charm and French savoir-vivre in an elegant yet laid-back spirit. The former Hotel Saint Barth, on one of the loveliest beaches of St. Barthélemy, Flamands Beach has now joined the Cheval Blanc portfolio with all the flair and luxury amenities that name brings.
Built atop a panoramic bluff overlooking the Caribbean and reaching down to the white sands of Meads Bay and Turtle Cove, Malliouhana has a legacy of luxury with an iconic ocean view restaurant. Regarded as one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean for 30 years, it is newly refurbished and reopened as an Auberge Resort in 2014.
With an evocative past which recalls the Age of Discoveries, Denis Private Island is the epitome of an exotic holiday retreat. Giant tortoises, rare endemic birds and a myriad of marine life call the island home. Natural turquoise lagoons are guarded by coral reefs and cottages sit along the beachside.
Fregate Island Private is the most remote of the Seychelles granite islands and amongst its natural attributes you’ll find giant aldabra tortoises, flying foxes, rare magpie robins and seven beaches. The hotel’s architecture is borrowed from the Far East, the mahogany woods and thatched roofs blending with towering coconut palms.
Maia is a boutique villa-style resort on the main island of Mahé. In keeping with its sensual back-to-nature surroundings, it’s been fashioned as a romantic sanctuary, yet playful toddlers will feel just as welcome as honeymooners.
North Island is a 250-hectare mini-paradise where self-indulgence and eco-tourism fuse seamlessly. It offers its visitors nature-inspired luxury all wrapped up in the untouched beauty of the Seychelles. Just eleven ylang-ylang thatched villas are secreted away amidst the island’s verdant foliage, each one a generous 450 square metres in size (the Villa North Island being 750 square metres) and distinguished by their fashionably rustic designs and use of raw and rough materials.
A Maldivian utopia on a sizeable pear-shaped island in the Baa Atoll. Anantara Kihavah is a carefully-conceived haven of ultra-private pool villas, set along the beach and perched over the water.
Airy and spacious suites at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi are appropriately called ‘Revives’. Each offers a breathtaking view over the ocean or the idyllic island and boasts a private white sand beach and a garden with a secluded sun deck.
The flagship property of Soneva Resorts, Soneva Fushi not only redefined the Maldives when it opened in 1995, but it also reinvented luxury resorts throughout the tropics. ‘Intelligent Luxury’ became a concept synonymous with simple sophistication, exceptional service and indigenous design, and nearly two decades later no one has come up with anything better.
This ‘Leading Hotel of the World’ takes full advantage of its setting in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Most of it is stilted over the water and guests are able to enjoy panoramic seascapes whether relaxing upon their terraces, surrendering to soothing treatments in the spa or enjoying Progressive World Cuisine in the over-water restaurant. It consists of just 64 palm-thatched villas, each one striking the perfect balance between rustic appeal and fine living.
Mozambique’s most stylish ‘eco’ boutique retreat, Azura was built by the local community entirely by hand. It comprises just 15 luxurious villas located only steps away from the beach, each one the essence of modern chic and boasting their own private plunge pools.
Krabi Phulay Bay is the very first Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a much-anticipated portfolio of intimate sanctuaries designed to be chic yet casual, luxurious yet indigenous. Of course, all of them are also highly service-orientated and private butlers will be at your service 24-hours a day. They’re also tucked away in some of the world’s most picturesque spots - Phulay Bay’s own setting on the Andaman Sea offers unblemished vistas of Krabi’s rugged shoreline, as well as its dramatic limestone karsts. Everything here has actually been designed on a grand and oversized scale.
Phuket Sweeping views of the Andaman Sea and panoramas of Phuket’s legendary hills make this five star boutique hotel one of the most romantic destinations in Asia. The Pavilions, Phuket overlooks Bang Tao Bay with its own stretch of Layan Beach and boasts five types of villas, nestled among Emerald coconut groves,white sandy beaches and sweeping azure bays.
A boutique beach resort that evokes the spirit of former resident and nobleman’s daughter, the legendary Lady Sarojin. Contemporary Asian architecture, first class hospitality and attention to detail are its hallmarks
Famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti loved Pangkor Laut Resort so much that a luxury suite here is named after him. He described the resort, set on a private 300 acre island off the West Coast of Malaysia, as ‘paradise’.
Al Maha Resort, a boutique resort nestled in a palm-fringed oasis in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, offers a tantalising taste of Bedouin life amongst Arabian oryx and gazelles. Watch indigenous wildlife from the temperature controlled infinity pool or your own sun deck outside your villa.
Set on the very tip of one of the worlds most iconic and original locations, One&Only The Palm combines a stunning location complete with perfect Gulf views with elegant exclusivity.A subtle blend of Moorish and Andalusian architecture is the backdrop to spacious, stylish living with exquisite furnishings, sumptuous bathrooms with rain showers and up to the minute in-room connectivity.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is a luxury oasis in the dramatic, mystic Liwa Desert of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, where mountain-high sand dunes reach as far as the horizon.
A 45-minute drive outside Marrakech, Sir Richard Branson’s rose-tinted retreat is all about the serenity of the Atlas Mountains. You’ll be hard pressed to discover anywhere quite as spellbinding as this fairytale getaway which still overflows with antiques picked up from the Orient and Middle East.
Treat yourself to a few days at The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, a luxurious all-suite resort that not only inspires overwhelming feelings of serenity but also the occasional delusion of grandeur. How do you return to reality once you’ve chilled out in your deluxe suite with its sunken marble bathtub? Yes this is definitely somewhere to escape from 21st century pressures, especially as the nearest town is 25-minutes away and only merits the briefest separation from your sunbed.
The Oberoi Zahra luxury Nile Cruiser offers some of the most spacious and sumptuous accommodation on the Nile and is also the only boat on the river with a full-service spa. The elegant timber-floored Luxury Cabins and Suites are beautifully appointed with modern luxuries and bathrooms in marble and mosaic.
The three Villas categories at Bahia del Duque opened their elegant, contemporary doors just a few years ago. Built using dramatic volcanic stone indigenous to the island, and they bring added benefits of space and privacy, while having the freedom to enjoy the wealth of resort facilities on your doorstep.