Sure, you should be gazing in to each other’s eyes – but it doesn’t hurt to do a bit of star gazing, too. Here’s our top 10 honeymoons that combine A-list luxury with A-list sightings…
BARBADOS: Sea Breeze Beach House
Celeb spot: Mark Wahlberg
Following a seven-month closure for major refurbishment, Sea Breeze Beach House is now open – and the results are incredible.
Set over 1,000ft of Caribbean beachfront on the south coast of Barbados, this luxury, boutique all-inclusive resort features 78 guestrooms, a new lap pool and a vibrant new kids club with chill out zone for teens. Four bars serve premium branded drinks, there’s six dining experiences, and you can relax at one of three pools or adults-only Jacuzzis.
CRETE: The Royal Blue
Celeb spot: Lucy Watson
Following an extensive refurbishment, The Royal Blue will reopen in April 2018 as Crete’s most luxurious hotel. Located on the tranquil northern coast of Crete, The Royal Blue is a five-star hotel with 190 elegant rooms, luxurious waterfront suites and exclusive villas; with the addition of a new outdoor gym area, gourmet restaurant exclusively for adults and new outdoor bar. For pure luxury and sophisticated character, which also maintains the authenticity of local Cretan culture and heritage, The Royal Blue is the ideal setting for guests to relax, unwind and enjoy the ultimate serenity in a home away from home.
DUBAI: The Ritz-Carlton
Celeb spot: Sam Faiers
This five-star beach resort offers the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. Think white sand beaches, luxury shopping and the picturesque Dubai Marina for the ideal honeymoon to remember. Featuring 294 luxury rooms, an exclusive Club Lounge, nine restaurants and lounges and a luxury spa – we recommend you experience the signature Arabian Felix treatment, utilising rosewater, Dead Sea salt and camel’s milk.
ENGLAND: Kudhva, Cornwall
Celeb spot: Jamie Oliver
The eco-conscious can book a stay smug in the knowledge their honeymoon is having minimal impact on the environment. Based a mile inland from Trebarwith Strand (one of the most impressive beaches in North Cornwall), Kudhva is set in a 45-acre disused quarry that has now become home to willow groves and wild flowers. Its ‘hideout’ accommodation stands high above the ground for total privacy – or why not sleep in one of the six Tentsile Tree Tents hanging between the trees?
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GREECE: Spiti Stelios
Celeb spot: Katy Perry
This privately owned property on Santorini sits on the mountain with views of the sunset and is away from the crowds. Situated in the mediaeval hilltop village of Pyrgos, this traditional building with beautiful caldera has been restored and converted into a beautiful and peaceful space and includes a cobblestoned courtyard with outdoor dining area and barbecue, and large roof terrace which offers near panoramic views of the island.
MEXICO: UNICO 20°W 87°N
Celeb spot: Jennifer Aniston
Changing the face of the all-inclusive experience, couples will be spoilt for choice at this luxury hotel, with a package that includes fine dining, unlimited selected spa treatment and exclusive immersive excursions.
For the ultimate honeymoon stay, couples have the option to stay in the Alcoba Ocean Front suites, offering panoramic views of the ocean and boasting an exterior double hydro spa tub and exterior lounging area. Guests are also allocated their own unique Host for their stay, replacing the traditional butler service whilst still allowing all of their individual needs to be met.
SEYCHELLES: Vivid Travel tailor-made trip
Celeb spot: Ronan Keating
Island hopping is one of the best ways to see the Seychelles, each one bursting with tranquil beaches and fascinating Creole culture.
Spend seven nights at Carana Beach in an ocean view chalet, kayaking in the crystal clear waters and visiting the mainland of Mahe. Next, head to Denis Island for seven nights in a tranquil beach cottage, snorkelling and diving around the Sainte Anne National Marine Park and discover the abundance of marine life including dolphins and sea turtles.
SRI LANKA: Lantern Boutique Hotel
Celeb spot: Myleene Klass
Relax in paradise in Sri Lanka, heading to Lantern for all the comforts of a hotel but without the formality and structure. There’s just six rooms in total – a ground floor Garden Suite facing the ocean, an Ocean view suite with extensive balcony space, and four classic rooms all with ocean views and balconies. Take a tuk-tuk to nearby Mirissa beach – we promise you won’t regret it.
THAILAND: Chiang Mai Riverside Resort
Celeb spot: Beyoncé
A salute to Chiang Mai’s traditional Lanna heritage whilst celebrating the best of modern luxury, Chiang Mai Riverside Resort has elevated comfort, style and service in Thailand’s cultural capital. Distinctively blending the old with the new, the 30-room hotel stands out from its peers with a prime waterfront location, spacious, stylish accommodation, a stunning rooftop pool and constantly evolving menus of world-class, Michelin cuisine.
UAE: The Cove Rotana Resort
Celeb spot: Selena Gomez
Located on an idyllic water inlet on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront overlooking the Arabian Gulf, The Cove Rotana Resort offers a truly romantic setting. Resembling a beautiful Mediterranean village by the sea, the villas are aesthetically designed with a Nubian touch. Honeymooners can enjoy an intimate couples massage at the Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Centre or take a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the sparkling lagoon below.