Top 10 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations for 2015
Planning a honeymoon can feel like a lot of pressure. It’s supposed to be the best, most romantic holiday of your life, but hasn’t anyone noticed you’ve got a wedding to plan? At ITC Luxury Travel we don’t want your honeymoon to be just another item on the to-do list. Tell us your dreams and our Travel Specialists will create a bespoke package offering romance, seclusion, relaxation, adventure, you name it…
Haven’t had time to even think about what you want? Well, with all the colour-schemes, flower arrangements and table-plans we’re not surprised! So we’ve put together our top 10 luxury honeymoon destinations to inspire you and give you a once in a lifetime holiday to look forward to celebrate the start of your marriage.
St Lucia’s towns burst with life and colour, inviting you to while away your time making new discoveries and new friends. But for a secluded honeymoon we’d recommend a base in the island’s tranquil south with its tropical rainforests, idyllic beaches and emblematic twin volcanic peaks, the Pitons.
Jade Mountain’s set of exquisite Infinity Pool Suites perch above the wider resort of Anse Chastanet. Taking the term ‘sea-view’ to new levels, at Jade Mountain the ocean forms your room’s fourth wall so the private infinity pool, just a few steps from your bed, seems to merge into the Caribbean Sea. Looking out on the Pitons, but not overlooked by another soul, privacy has never felt so expansive.
For many the very name of this island conjures up a smile and sense of carnival atmosphere. A luxury Caribbean honeymoon in Jamaica can encompass the buzz of the city and leisure of the beach, all with the nation’s signature laid-back charm.
If your idea of the perfect honeymoon involves lazy lunches, secluded stunning beaches and dinner under the stars then consider a stay at Jamaica Inn. Here you are invited to step out of the daily grid and go off the clock, quite literally. With no TV, radio or ticking timepiece in sight it’s hard not to enter into the relaxed atmosphere of this exclusive resort. With this change of pace and a trip or two to The Ocean Spa, you’ll soon release those last knots of wedding tension.
If you’re picturing a decadent beach holiday in an exotic setting, then a luxury Maldives honeymoon simply won’t disappoint. The archipelago is made up of 1,200 islands, each with crystalline waters, powdery white sands and welcoming people. A perfect location for romance and escape.
An all-inclusive stay at LUX* Maldives guarantees the height of honeymoon luxury. This relatively large island resort offers 4km of unspoilt beaches, giving you the space to explore and find a private spot to snooze away the hours in the tropical sunshine. And in the evenings? Enjoy a culinary experience to remember or a delicious light bite at one of the 7 restaurants before taking a walk under the stars to the resort’s open-air cinema. Dinner and a movie as you’ve never known it.
Not every couple’s idea of the ‘perfect holiday’ completely matches up but, having been described as a ‘world-in-one-island’, Mauritius could be the answer. Diverse colonial history make the towns a cultural cacophony of sights and smells, while its interior holds the natural jewels of virgin forests and breathtaking mountain ranges. Oh, and did we mention the beaches?
The stunning natural setting of Le Touessrok exemplifies the beauty and indulgence you can expect from a Mauritius honeymoon, while offering a diversity of activity that should please everyone. One of you can indulge in the highly exclusive Givenchy Spa and the other can hit a round of golf or enjoy the complimentary watersports activities on offer. At the end of the day, why not meet for a romantic meal at one of the resorts five restaurants? Or enjoy dinner in the private and chic setting of your own suite. Bliss!
A Moroccan honeymoon is perfect for adventurous couples with itchy feet and a longing for luxury, with its cosmopolitan life, ancient Arabic heritage, the iconic Atlas Mountains and many desirable beach locations. Our Travel Specialists will be happy to mix and match to create your perfect bespoke booking.
Perhaps you’ll begin at La Mamounia, set within the walls of the Medina, Marrakech’s ancient quarter. The exclusive resort boasts elegant rooms and suites, and a perfect location from which to explore this fascinating city.
After all the hustle and bustle, why not retreat to the enchanting Kasbah Tamadot, a walled resort at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. We recommend the luxury Berber Tented Suites, which offer couples a private deck and jacuzzi. A truly magical setting for your Moroccan honeymoon.
'Island paradise' may seem like a cliché, but it's hard to think of a better way to describe Bora Bora. More than the unspoilt white powdery sands and deep turquoise waters, this place oozes romance from its very pores and it's no wonder that a luxury Bora Bora honeymoon is so highly desired.
The St Regis Bora Bora Resort offers a choice of beachfront and overwater villas, which all benefit from impeccable butler service. If the stunning surroundings, swim-up bar and Clarins spa weren't enough to entice you, the St Regis has its own tailored Romance Menu and a dedicated Romance Concierge service. Your options range from Sunset Champagne (the bottle will be sabered by your own private waiter) to an escape by boat to your own private Eden. Have your own romantic idea? Your wish is their command on a Bora Bora honeymoon.
Nothing says once-in-a-lifetime like a luxury safari experience. Botswana’s combination of a sparse population and vast natural spaces make it a haven for endangered species and perfect location for a safari honeymoon. The low-capacity tourist industry is focused on maintaining precious wildlife and Botswana is becoming a major player in sustainable luxury.
Each of our partners here offer their own personality and specialist service. Abu Camp, for example, has its own resident elephant herd who roam around the camp, easily watched from the private deck of your luxury accommodation. We can’t think of more unique honeymoon experience than this camp’s ‘Star Bed’. Raised high above the ground this is the opportunity to spend a night under a dazzling canopy of stars with the sounds of elephants dozing nearby…you’ll feel like the only people on earth.
Closer to home but no less exclusive; remember to bring your bling on an Amalfi Coast honeymoon! A constant draw for jetsetters and celebrities alike, this 50km stretch of coastline – dubbed ‘the road of a 1,000 bends’ – boasts picturesque coral-coloured villages that cling to the cliffs, overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
The Belmond Hotel Caruso is an 11th century palazzo perched 1,000ft above sea-level. This privileged position looks out over lemon groves, hanging gardens and mountains, but perhaps its most attractive feature is the vast infinity pool, which melts into the Mediterranean. Luxuriate in this most desirable of Italian honeymoon destinations.
If you think you have to travel long-haul to find a romantic, unspoilt island, let a luxury Santorini honeymoon prove you wrong. Dramatic red cliffs dropping off into the deepest of blue seas offer an exquisite contrast to the gleaming white houses, which tumble down hillsides towards the sparkling Aegean.
The open-air rooftop restaurant of the Katikies hotel is a perfect place to regard the breathtaking vista’s Santorini has to offer. With tables only available to guests and a no-child policy at the hotel, you are guaranteed a peaceful romantic dinner every night. Like many of our partners, Katikies offers a range of accommodation from stylish and spacious Double Rooms to the truly decadent, but equally elegant, Master Suite. There is a luxury honeymoon option for you, whatever your budget.
What honeymoon top 10 would be complete without a mention of the City of Love? What Paris lacks in beaches it more than makes up for in iconic architecture, romantic winding streets and cosmopolitan class.
The Four Seasons Hotel George V has everything you could ask from a luxury Paris honeymoon. Romantic décor, impeccable 24-hour service and a prime Parisian location are just the start. Dining in the three Michelin-starred La Cinq restaurant is an experience you won’t forget, neither is a day spent in the indulgent spa. What better way to recover from post-wedding fatigue than with a margarita body scrub or hot stone massage?
...And this is just a sample to whet your appetite. Our Travel Advisors are ready to create your bespoke luxury honeymoon and once you’ve booked, our Concierge service will take over to make sure every detail is perfect from the moment you step onto the plane.
Call us now on 01244 355 550 to begin planning your trip of a lifetime.