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A 5-Star Luxury Included® honeymoon at Sandals Resorts is as close to perfect as you’ll find. Pristine beaches. Exotic islands. Decadently romantic suites, many with private pools and butlers. Endless land and water sports, including scuba diving* and golf. 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining at up to 16 outstanding restaurants. Unlimited premium spirits and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wine served 24/7. Plus beach parties and authentic “island” entertainment. It’s all included, all unlimited, all the time. So take a closer look at Sandals and discover the perfect honeymoon for two people in love.
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‘First stop? This Maldivian paradise. Arriving here was totally mind-blowing. We ate breakfasts of fresh fruit, orange juice and pastries, surrounded by the topaz sea.’
‘We spent most of our time in our villa, hanging out on the balcony. This is where we looked through our wedding photos for the first time; it was such a special moment.’
‘The idea was to visit places neither of us had ever been. Seeing the iconic over-water villas in the Indian Ocean for the first time was so exciting!’
I loved the bikes – a fab way to get around the island. Here, we were on the way to the beach to watch the sunset. The feeling of salty wind on your face and sun on your skin is unbeatable.’
‘This For Love & Lemons dress was so perfect for the Maldives. A real “throw-on-and-leave- the-room” kind of dress. Their pieces are so beautiful and easy to wear. I had lots like this in my honeymoon wardrobe.’
‘A little secret for you all: I was petrified of getting in the water because of the sharks (even though the experts told us they were totally harmless!).^® Anthony was worried, too… but we did it. Such a great experience!’
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‘Optional island style: bare feet. Here, we were heading off on a cruise to spot dolphins.’ ,
‘Our favourite day? Spending time on a private island – literally just the two of us – with a picnic and ice¬cold rose. We felt so utterly free.’
One serious Insta-envy ‘moon
Posing on sun loungers! I love this Rae Feather bag – they personalise each clutch with your name. Tip: if you’re in Dubai but staying at a different hotel, you can still experience the One&Only – they have private rooms by the pool.’
‘This was one of my favourite outfits from the whole trip. Dubai is a glamorous place, so I enjoyed dressing up there. This dress and handbag are both Fendi. I adore the cream- and-peach colour combo.’
‘It’s SO hot in Dubai that, really, the best thing to do is hunker down in your hotel, which is exactly what we did! This was their immaculate beach, where you could flop onto day beds or even have a go at kayaking and paddle boarding.’
‘One of the best things about the property is that, every 15 minutes, they have a boat that takes you to their sister hotel, One&Only Royal Mirage, so you can eat at their restaurants, too. We loved Eauzone, where your dinner table floats above water.’
‘Here we are, about to go on our first game drive! To begin with, we saw wildebeest and giraffes, but our brilliant tracker, Mavuto (pictured), soon spotted lions drinking at a watering hole, so we paused near there for a sundowner. As the lions departed, a herd of 10 elephants appeared for their evening drink. It was magical.’
‘On our way from Johannesburg to the camp in Zimbabwe. Both Anthony and I were nervous about climbing into this teeny, tiny six-seater plane… but as soon as we took off and saw the incredible views of the bush beneath us, we forgot all about our nerves!’
‘One evening, we got back to camp and the staff surprised us with a private dinner on the balcony of our suite. There was Champagne (of course), plus an outdoor bed set up so we could sleep under the stars! They’d even run a bubble bath with petals scattered over it. It was so romantic.’
‘Hanging out in the spacious communal area. It’s basically an outdoor living room with lots of squashy day beds and a spectacular wooden terrace jutting out onto the lake. With powerful binoculars, you can spot animals from here – we saw deer grazing while we were having afternoon tea.’
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The lucky winners will experience seven nights in a gorgeous Beach Bungalow with private pool – these secluded rooms are nestled among the resort’s tropical greenery and just a few steps to that picture-postcard white sand beach of your dreams.
It’s a foodie paradise at this resort: the signature restaurant White Orchid is located in an over-water bungalow so you can try exquisite Asian-fusion cuisine (think crispy prawn tempura) while enjoying to-die-for views. Ocean Grill on the beach is the place to head to for fresher-than-fresh seafood (go for the sublime local lobster) or sample the truffle pizza at Italian-inspired Andiamo Bistro. As part of this sensational prize, the winners will be treated to a romantic dinner for two at the Cellar restaurant. Feast on
delicious dishes paired with prestigious wines by the island’s sommelier.
A sunset boat cruise is also included where you’ll sail over crystal-clear water watching the sky turn fiery red and spotting pods of playful spinner dolphins.
You can do as little as you like here – from flopping on the pristine beach or sipping a cocktail at the glorious Horizon Lounge to the more active watersports or even join in a Maldivian cooking class.
To complete the full relaxation experience, don’t miss a visit to the wonderful Calm Spa, which specialises in bespoke treatments that have been developed specially for the hotel including Ayurvedic therapies and healing rituals. Find your inner bliss with a complimentary traditional Maldivian massage each during your stay.
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for a bottle of Champag ne. Returning to your treehouse couldn’t be more tempting. With under-floor heating, a wood¬burning stove and hampers of goodies regularly refreshed, this is as close as it gets to a luxurious African safari on UK soil. Best of all, breakfast (and dinner if you choose) is delivered into a cleverly concealed hatch so you needn’t ever be disturbed. iconicluxuryhotels.com
TREEHOUSE AT CHEWTON GLEN, HAMPSHIRE
Peeping out from the treetops, these vast eco-suites are havens of smooth bleached wood, raw linens and botanical hues. Gaze out at the savannah-style surroundings from your wrap¬around terrace complete with daybeds and hot tub, take a stroll along the nearby shingle beach or head over to Chewton Glen
PALAZZO CONSIGLIA, MALTA
A converted townhouse owned by a Maltese family just a few minutes’ walk from the waterfront, this bolthole is ideal for exploring Malta’s capital. J ust a dozen rooms and a rooftop pool, it’s easy to settle in, and there’s plenty on the doorstep. Charter a yacht and take in Valletta’s harbour or head into town for a night of jazz at the Bridge Bar. Nearby restaurant, Panorama, dishes out full-flavoured Mediterranean dishes (pistachio-crusted lamb and poached local rockfish) and if you time it right (April) you can catch the annual fireworks festival – best observed from the Palazzo’s roof. palazzoconsiglia.com
BRIDES PARTNERSHIPS SAO LOURENÇO DO BARROCAL, PORTUGAL
A newly restored 19th-century farmhouse – with its own winery and spa – Sâo Lourenço do Barrocal provides a rustic-chic sunshine blast. Days are spent sipping the estate’s sparkling wine, exploring nearby orchards, vineyards and wildflower meadows, and dozing under olive trees. In the Susanne Kaufmann spa, vaulted chambers lead to fizzing hydrotherapy pools, and after the sun goes down, you can dine in the hotel’s old bull-fighting ring; cante alentejano (traditional singing from the Alentejo) playing softly in the background. On your way back to your room, be sure to glance skywards – the hotel is located in the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve.
Hotel’s plush cinema. Communal spaces are filled with modern art (spot the Tracey Emin) and there’s nowhere better to eat: Megu for Japanese and the Stübli for bubbling vats of fondue. To round things off, hands-on Asian healing is provided in the Six Senses spa, an underground warren of curvy tunnels and glistening wet rock.
Whether you ‘do’ Gstaad in winter or summer, this little Swiss town hits the jackpot. Hotels here are in a leag ue of their own, and the Alpina – one of the newer arrivals – trumps them all. Ask nicely and they’ll arrange a helicopter to take you to lunch overlooking the Glacier 3000, or a scenic tour of the Matterhorn, before returning for hot chocolate and a classic in the.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MARRAKECH
Just ten minutes from the Medina, this Moroccan pleasure palace is as tranquil as it is grand. It took Parisian design duo Gilles & Boissier three years to complete the ultra-swish interiors with Chanel colours, hand-woven rugs and Berber motifs etched in clay. Each riad-like villa is stand-alone and comes with a secluded courtyard, outdoor kitchen and open fireplace. The gardens are equally impressive with 30 different varieties of rose dotted among ancient olive trees and shoulder-high cacti. H it horizontal by the main pool and watch waiters in cricket jumpers buzz about with trays of Caesar salad and San Pellegrino – the thrills of the Red City can wait. mandarinoriental.com
Renting a villa might seem at odds with your typicai honeymoon notion but Ficimori is no ordinary uilla. A stand¬alone trulli set among the rolling hills of the Valle d’ltria, it’s small and perfectly formed: two breezy bedrooms, a glimmering pool and private hammam. Whitewashed walls melt into honey¬stone terraces and springy lawns; the villa’s rustic trulli cones lending an extra level of authenticity. Beaches, cobbled old towns and buzzy piazzas are all there foT the taking but if you choose to revel in isolated bliss, massage therapists and yoga instructors can be summoned at the press of a button.