From decadence to the absolute sublime, these are some of the world’s most luxurious gems for couples who wish to pay a premium for a honeymoon experience that is second to none.
70 Park Avenue, New York
If you love New York, then this is the place to stay. Lavish but unfussy, the style is of refined fashion where the concept of less is clearly more. Inspiring views of the quintessential Manhattan skyline and Empire State building from the wraparound suit balconies, put you at the very heartbeat of the city.
Il Salviatino, Italy
An exquisitely and lovingly restored Tuscan Villa is a little piece of peaceful heaven amidst the stunning Italian countryside. Located just a stone’s throw from Florence and Tuscany renowned for its wine tasting activities, there will be plenty to keep you both entertained by day and well wined and dined by night.
Hotel de Paris-Saint Tropez
If you make a beeline for utter comfort, sleek and the minimalistic style chic of modern design, look no further. Style, space and haute couture are the three words that come to mind when thinking of the Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez. Saint Tropez itself is the hot spot of the French Riviera so it’s no surprise that the Presidential Suite “Dolce Vita” is easy on the eyes but comes with a serious price tag. If your budget can’t quite stretch that far, The Patio Terrace Room, Suite or Junior Room among others offer alluring alternatives. Just don’t forget to add a little black dress to your honeymoon packing checklist.
Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur
Titled the best of Indian Luxury by Pilar Guzman, Editor-In-Chief of Condé Nast Traveler, the Rajmahal certainly embraces the sophisticated and decadent style of Indian’s rich and famous. The Palace boasts a beautifully ornate interior and stunning landscaped gardens, with the top class service Indian hospitality is proudly known for. Hotel of choice for the Prince of Wales during the polo season, you will feel like royalty.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
The iconic wind sail luxury resort that has become one of Dubai’s most well known symbols. Comprising of stunning views and unparalleled luxury, the Burj Al Arab is a truly spectacular part of the Dubai horizon. Why not treat yourselves to one of the hotels’ romantic packages and experience Dubai from new heights?
Fun and fantastic, the regular guest rooms are stunning but the suites take it to another level. The Royal Towers Bridge Suite is the ultimate in honeymoon luxury, graced by many a VIP. It unashamedly harbours spectacular views and ten sumptuous rooms full of unique amenities including a 1,250-square-foot living room complete with grand piano and twin entertainment centres and beautifully finished with a 22-karat gold chandelier in the dining room (yes, we said dining room). The suites have 12-foot ceilings throughout and floor to ceiling windows to really maximise that view. Guests also enjoy a permanent staff of seven.
The resort itself includes endless dining options, bars, a theme park, pools, a grand casino, beaches, dolphin experiences and 14 lagoons, eight million gallons of salt water and more than 50,000 aquatic animals representing over 250 marine species to top it off. The resort is one of the largest marine exhibits in the Caribbean. We mean it when we say you won’t want to leave.
The ‘oh la la’ of Paris hotels, the Shangri-La is classically timeless. Decorated in pastels, royal blues and shades of whites, cream and beiges in keeping with European Empire and Asian aesthetics, guests can relax in style while overlooking the romantic city that spreads out in front of them. A room with a view takes on new meaning as you sip wine from your bathtub and admire the elegant Eiffel tower as it dazzles against the night sky. All rooms and suites come with heated floors for those winter getaways and a flat-screen television integrated into a large mirror – how’s that for modern?
A visit to London wouldn’t be the same without some pampering from the famous Claridges on Mayfair. It is not just a hotel, it’s a timeless London landmark and delightfully British. Did someone say afternoon tea?
Casa Columbo, Sri Lanka
With a tag line “Nothing signifies luxury like excess” get ready to be impressed. Top notch service, private butlers, decadent décor, silk, satin, marble, the 200-year-old Moorish mansion is a 12 suite Retro-chic boutique that merges contemporary designer style with ancient charm. No two suites are alike in their interior design, bonded only by 15 foot high moulded ceilings, mosaic and sea-grass floors and bags of space.
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Nestled among an archipelago of stunning white sand islands and only 30 miles north of Tortola is Sir Richard Branson’s own installation. A startling 74 acres are also home to 200 flamingos, 60 resident staff and a maximum of 28 guests. The Balinese style villa is a wonderful marriage of sophisticated chic paired with rustic inspired charm, making for an altogether beautiful place to retreat. We nearly forgot to mention that you can actually have your wedding here too!