Your honeymoon should be nothing short of spectacular. From windswept beaches in Portugal to the unspoilt countryside of Southern France, these honeymoon hideaways offer peace and tranquility at its best.
Look beyond the tourist trail with these 10 truly once in a lifetime honeymoon locations:
For the ultimate getaway say Bonjour to a sweet escape at Maison d'Ulysse in the South of France. Unwind after a day's walking in the farmhouse gardens among the romantic mulberry trees, ancient oaks and figs, or simply relax in the spa area and take a dip in the Turkish bath. With just the right blend of modern and rustic, there is no better place to recharge your soul while you kickstart married life.
Explore the delights of the Catalonian countryside with a stay in this charming historic Spanish villa. This romantic hideaway allows you to enjoy each others company without being crowded by the bustle of city life, while still being only a stone's throw away from many fantastic cultural and historic sites. With the feel of a luxury boutique hotel, you’ll be well taken care of during your stay, not having to lift a finger. All suites open up into the stunning main patio and garden area, where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy the Spanish sunshine. After soaking in all of the stunning scenery, you can take a bike ride around the local villages and bask in the quiet pace of life that this beautiful part of the world has to offer.
Awe inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean, 13 sprawling acres of manicured grounds to explore, and a luxurious state of the art Mediterranean Villa combine to make the Villa Verano an unbeatable honeymoon lovers retreat. The villa is fully equipped with a recreation room, wet bar, luxurious bathrooms, and its own movie theater, so if rest and relaxation are the order of the day, this is an ideal spot to kick back and enjoy your first days of marriage together without any interruptions whatsoever.
For a truly unique experience head to this paradisaical retreat nestled in the largest protected wildlife sanctuary in all of Africa. With jaw dropping scenery at every turn, The Retreat is the destination of choice for honeymooners looking to indulge in all that Mother Nature has to offer, without sacrificing any luxury comforts. Lay in bed and watch the stars from the exclusive honeymoon treehouse, then wake up to witness the pure joy of hippos playing in the water.
The peace and tranquility of this stunning beachside location are enough for anyone to fall in love with, but when you add to that the charm of the 18th century house and the luxury of its modern amenities, you’re onto a winner. A short stroll across the manicured garden lawn, down the quaint wooden steps, and you’re standing on your own private sandy beach, where you’ll be able to pass away the time swimming, boating, or sunbathing until your heart’s content.
Tucked away inside a 35 acre tropical gardens, Kilindi is quite literally surrounded by idyllic white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters. Originally designed for pop star Benny Andersson from the legendary ABBA, this boutique destination ticks all the boxes for a magical honeymoon escape. All suites boast state of the art rainfall showers and private butler to attend to your every need. The main pavilion features a waterfall bar, 25 foot infinity pool and open air terrace. When not enjoying the company of the resident red colobus monkeys while relaxing in your very own private garden, dive beneath the ocean to explore the wonders of the underwater world, or take a cruise on a historic spice trading ship.
There is sun, sand, and serenity aplenty in the incredible eco modern beach bungalows of Casas na Areia. Enjoy the simple pleasures of fine food, open air swimming, and a romantic stroll under the stars along the beachfront to end a perfect day in Portugal. With the simplistic, stylish and comfortable accommodation, this location allows you to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy an uninterrupted blissful experience together.
If you're looking to be whisked away to an unforgettable location surrounded by magnificent landscapes and unrivaled scenery then the Desert Plantation is the perfect place. Rent the entire property out for the weekend and celebrate your honeymoon in absolute peace and serenity. The uniquely designed suites come complete with antique furniture and fireplaces, as well as TVs and jacuzzi tubs. Sitting just a short distance from the estate's front entrance, the Clark's Creek Natural Area, known for its beautiful waterfalls, has trails for hikers and cyclists alike.
With breathtaking panoramic views of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains, Highlands Castle is a superb spot for a luxurious honeymoon getaway. From the majestic castle grounds to the lavish interiors, feel like king and queen as you wake to enjoy a sunrise breakfast on the outside terrace, before a memorable lunch watching sailboats on the lake, and finally cozying up over a romantic candlelit dinner to complete the perfect day.
The lavish grandeur of the Meadowood estate will leave you breathless as you explore its elegant and beautifully manicured grounds. Set in 250 acres of woodland, there are endless possibilities for taking a romantic walk with your newlywed, picnicking under a wondrous tree, dipping your toes in the stream, and laying back on the grass to experience the sounds of nature. With a spa center, luxurious guest rooms, and a huge croquet lawn, your stay here will certainly leave you feeling on top of the world.
What are you planning for your off the beaten track honeymoon retreat?