Congrats on finding that special someone to share life’s adventures with. And speaking of adventures, it’s time to start thinking about your first one as a married couple… your honeymoon! If ever there was an excuse for sunset Champers and starry-sky dinners, this, our friends, is it. So, are you ready? It’s time to fall head over heels for some of the most romantic hotels on the planet. We give you, our Luxe Collection and Indulgent Escapes…
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Paphos Resort, Cyprus (Paphos Airport)
This Paphos love story starts with swoon-worthy sea views, a palm-flanked pool scene and invigorating on-site spa and that really is just the beginning. When it comes to room options here at Amavi, it could only be the Honeymoon Suite, right? But if you really want to go all-out then a little birdy tells us that the Superior Cabanas come with private pools or gardens and a glass-walled bathroom – swit swoo! Spend evenings sipping your signature tipple in the glamourous Serene cocktail bar and watching the sun set over dinner at Immenso rooftop restaurant. Married life’s sounding pretty dreamy to us…
Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
Lusting over Lanzarote? Us too. This new-for-Summer 2021 stunner is chic to say the least with its statement artwork and botanical-inspired accents. Not to mention its incredible postcode, overlooking Playas Chica and Grande and within strolling distance of Puerto Del Carmen Old Town. Kiss goodbye to hectic workdays and open your heart to Bali bed lounging on the rooftop terrace when you opt for selected room or suite options… yep, we think we can manage that.
They say three’s a crowd, but when it comes to the number of infinity pools at Katikies Santorini, well, we’re willing to make an exception. Carved into the cliffside and dressed in white, this spellbinding Santorini hotel has ‘honeymoon’ written all over it. And the fact it’s located in the most iconic town on the island, Oia, is just the icing on the cake – a cake we most definitely want a slice of.
Ooh la la just look at that spa! When you’re not unwinding in Epic Sana’s Sayanna Spa & Wellness Centre, be on the lookout for the glamorous summer soirées that are often held here. We’re talking colourful cultural events and cutting-edge fashion shows. The beachfront location of this enchanting Albufeira base means you and your other half can enjoy barefoot sandy strolls before heading back to the hotel to dine in one of the three fantastic restaurants. And just when we thought the hotel couldn’t get any more romantic, we find out about the ‘love tree’ where couples hang wooden hearts with their own special message.
Hersonissos, Crete (Heraklion Area)
Is shopping one of your top hobbies? Good job there’s a designer mini mall right here within Nana Princess! More of an arty type? Check out the gallery! This thought-of-it-all property is classic indulgence at its finest, and the fact you can share it with your new hubby or wife makes it even more magical. Plus, we can’t mention Nana Princess without talking about the blissful beachfront location – it’s incredible to say the least. Ready to relax? Pilates* or yoga* – the choice is yours.
*Local charges apply.
The Cliff Bay Hotel
Lovers will want to get down on one knee all over again at this romantic Funchal hideaway. Planning a wedding can be stressful, so we think you’ve earnt a stay somewhere with a spa as spectacular as this one. Think steam room, sauna, whirlpool… ahh… When you’ve recharged, stroll hand-in-hand through the gardens, past swaying palms and cascading bougainvillea before enjoying an al fresco dinner at the two Michelin-starred Gallo d’Oro. If that isn’t a way to spend a day on your honeymoon, then we don’t know what is.
Hotel Cala Di Volpe
Porto Cervo, Sardinia
Say bonjourno to one of the largest saltwater pools in the Med, tennis courts, a spa and private beach here at Hotel Cala Di Volpe. This inviting Porto Cervo property is the epitome of Italian elegance with its white walls, bright interiors and twinkling sea views and showcases Sardinia in all its glory. Right, which way to the private beach club? We’ve heard the sunsets are out of this world.
Dubrovnik (Old Town), Dubrovnik (Area of)
Everyone wants to feel like a VIP on their honeymoon, so where better than a former royal villa that’s previously welcomed Queen Elizabeth II? Nope, we can’t think of anywhere either! Hotel Excelsior wears the crown for facilities too, with a private beach and enviable seafront position with views across the shimmering Adriatic. And when you’re ready to venture out, the marble walkways of Dubrovnik Old Town couldn’t be more enchanting if they tried – that’s a fairytale getaway right there.
So, when you’re ready to start planning the trip of a lifetime, we’re here to help.
Posted: 12th Aug 2021. Updated: 19th Apr 2023.