Many consider their honeymoon to be the ultimate holiday of a lifetime. It is time to throw caution to the wind when it comes to budget and indulge in whatever trip you and your partner’s heart desires. You have already been swept off of your feet at the altar and the honeymoon is no exception; if there was ever a time to do something luxurious, it is now! Let us take you through some of the best hotels the world has to offer newlyweds.
The Half Moon Resort, Montego Bay
Nestled in Jamaica’s Montego Bay is the world-renowned Half Moon Resort. Admired by royalty, dignitaries and celebrities, it is considered a jewel of the Caribbean and delivers the epitome of luxury. Many honeymooning couples take to the white-washed beach front villas; enjoying the sunset across the Caribbean Sea.
The resort is home to a variety of restaurants and bars, with talented chefs to take you on a one-of-a-kind culinary journey. The Sugar Mill is one of the most popular restaurants, with romantic lanterns hanging from the trees as you are served the finest Jamaican cuisine. Alternatively, the wonderful team at Half Moon can arrange a private dining experience in your favourite spot of the resort.
With an opulent spa and a plethora of leisure activities, including horseback beach riding, Half Moon Resort is the perfect location to spend your first days as husband and wife.
Hotel Savoy, Florence
For honeymooners who want a slice of Italian culture there is no better place to indulge than Florence. Home to iconic sights such as Florence Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo and Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence is rich with history and Italian heritage.
The Hotel Savoy, part of the Rocco Forte Collection, is set in a 19th century stone building and is said to have the most attentive concierge in the world, making the honeymoon limitless for newlyweds. Each of the rooms at the Hotel Savoy have been lovingly decorated in a contemporary Italian style, with parquet floors, marble and mosaics. Whilst the five luxury suites are impressive, opt for the Duomo view room or Piazza view room and feast your eyes on incredible Italian history as you wake.
Florence is a veritable cornucopia of culture and guests of the Hotel Savoy has unrivalled access to some of the most unique experiences in Florence. The Uffizi Gallery is home to the works of famous artists such as Botticelli, Michelangelo and da Vinci. Guests can enjoy a fine dining experience in the gallery whilst be looked upon by some of the most celebrated paintings in the world.
Ocean Emerald, Thailand
Want to escape to the oceans around South-East Asia? Want to charter your own private voyage? Imagined by famous architect Norman Foster in 2009, Ocean Emerald is a bedazzling super yacht stretching an impressive 41-meters long. Honeymooners can alight the vessel, complete with a nine-strong crew, in Thailand and escape to the azure blue of the ocean or hop between dream locations.
The unbelievable floating vessel combines superior living with unparalleled yachting technology, ensuring honeymooners and holidaymakers have the absolute best. The chefs on board can create whatever the heart desires, whilst the water sports experts can have newlyweds snorkelling or jet skiing in no time.
Itineraries are bespoke to each couple and the captain will help create the perfect charter. Vietnam and Cambodia are incredible locations to port with Ocean Emerald and experience completely different ways of life. Journeys can span from Hong Kong, to Singapore and up the west coast to Burma. Whatever you want to do on your honeymoon, Ocean Emerald can make dreams a reality.
The Caves, Negril
It seems Jamaica is a honeymooners’ paradise as it features on our list again, this time in Negril. The Caves are nestled into the cliffside of West Jamaica and are comprised of 12 different secluded cabins, surrounded by the sea and tropical gardens. The physical caves themselves are lit with countless candles and used for private dining.
The exclusive location is peaceful and geared towards couples looking to escape and wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the cliffs below. Couples who arrive at The Caves will notice how personal staff are, referring to guests by name and remembering every minute detail about their likes and dislikes. If you need anything at all, a call to reception will be all you need to do.
The Caves is unlike any of resort on the planet. Whilst it isn’t glitzy or overtly glamourous, the attention to detail and incredible hidden location make it the perfect escape for those wanting to enjoy their first days as a married couple.
Golden Crown Levin Iglut, Levi
Who says you have to have tropical temperatures to enjoy a honeymoon? For some couples, cosying up somewhere snow covered is the idea of a perfect honeymoon. In this case let us introduce you to Golden Crown Levin Inglut in Northern Finland.
With temperatures dropping as low as -15°C during the winter months, couples can keep warm in one of the Golden Crown’s 18 igloos. Glass ceilings allow couples to experience the Northern Lights whilst snuggled in their bed and you never need fear the glass frosting as they are silently heated so that your panoramic view is unobstructed.
With the nearest town of Levi being six miles away, couples are truly secluded and can either enjoy delicious meals at the restaurant or use their igloo kitchen. Excursions can be arranged with the fantastic on-site team who will happily make dreams become a reality.