Part of the fun of planning a wedding is also planning a honeymoon. In a modern sense a honeymoon is an opportunity for a couple to relax and unwind after the festivities of their wedding.In this modern world many couples choose to have a short getaway after there wedding reception and then plan a grander honeymoon to suit annual leave or to take advantage of seasonal destinations, such as the European Summer, Asia or the warmer parts of Australia.
For a short getaway why not consider Bayside suburb of Brighton. The Brighton Savoy, located directly on Brighton beach allows you to spend a few nights enjoying a bay view room, dining in our Seaview restaurant ,ordering room service, taking romantic beach walks or exploring the local hidden gems of cafes, shops and local art.
I reached out to our friends at Bayview Travel for some the most popular honeymoon destinations that they are booking for couples and here are their suggestions
THE OBEROI – MAURITIUS
Located in the Indian Ocean far off the south east coast of Africa, Mauritius is a melody of multiple ethnicities, languages and religions. The Oberoi has an unrivalled position on the pristine white shores of Turtle Bay. Set within a 20 acre subtropical garden, sunset views, fine international and creole cuisine and private candlelit beach dining are just a few of the delights that await. Villas have private pools or gardens, spa facilities are second to none and deserved after a day of activities ranging from diving to hiking.
COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE – BALI, INDONESIA
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. Como Shambhala Estate is set deep within the lush Balinese forest overlooking the Ayung River, this “retreat” will leave you as tranquil as the waters below. Private villas feature infinity pool, butler service, healthy and energising cuisine, spa facilities guaranteeing a truly Zen experience. Some of the activities are yoga, visit hot springs, white water rafting, cycling, hiking, cooking classes, visiting galleries and temples.
GILI LANKANFUSHI – MALDIVES
The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean and is known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. There are 45 stilted villas floating surreally above the luminous waters with 7 residences accessible only by boat or pontoon for total seclusion. There is a unique selection of romantic experiences such as sunset cruises, dine under the stars, desert island picnics to name a few. There are numerous activities such as water sports, diving, whale shark watching, cruises, exploring atolls and cooking classes.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT THE NAM HAI – HOI AN, VIETNAM
Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved colourful Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The resort sits on a 1km stretch of Ha My Beach bringing luxury beachfront living to Vietnam’s central coast and drawing on Feng Shui principles to the property. There are floating spa villas, 3 infinity pools and private villas have butler service. Some activities are cooking classes, tennis, water sports, spa and then there is always Hội An itself, offering colourful lantern night market, custom-made items, cycling through rice fields and delicious street food.
HALEKULANI – HONALULU, OAHU, HAWAII
Honolulu, on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is capital of Hawaii it is the centre for dining, nightlife and shopping, famed for its iconic crescent beach backed by palms and volcanic Diamond Head crater looming in the distance. The resort has 2 cocktail lounges and 3 distinctive restaurants with entertainment nightly including Jazz music Hawaiian music and Hula dancers. The chef can prepare a romantic dinner for two or perhaps a sunset breakfast before heading out to do some shopping or indulge in numerous water activities.
GRAND HOTEL DU PALAIS ROYAL – PARIS
Paris (aka The City of Love) is France’s capital and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. The Grand Hotel Du Palais Royal is in the heart of Paris’ Right Bank just steps from the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden and Comédie Francaise Theatre. It has the city’s only guest rooms with a direct view into the Palais-Royal gardens. The chic residences have ample art books a hammam and spa allowing one to relax after a busy day of sight seeing some of Paris’ iconic locations, exclusive boutiques, brasseries, cruising the Seine and watching a sunset on a Paris rooftop.
THE RESORT AT PEDREGAL – LOS CABOS (CABO SAN LUCAS), MEXICO
Los Cabos is a municipality at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. The resort is located at the base of Pedregal Mountain and can only be accessed via a private tunnel carved through the centre of the mountain. Voted #1 hotel in Mexico by Travel & Leisure in 2019 it boasts private plunge pools in all guest rooms, fireplace, outdoor terrace and ocean views. Experiences are endless with floating massages, horseback riding, sunset champagne cruises, swim with dolphins, diving, golf, all-terrain vehicle excursions to hidden waterfalls, hot springs, private picnics, culinary & art outings.