Marriage is the beginning of a lifelong journey and as they say, well-begun is half done. For most people, the first memory they create as husband-and-wife is their honeymoon. And so, planning the perfect holiday should definitely not be taken lightly. The assumption is that you’ll be spending a lot of time in your bedroom (ah, yes!) which makes it a nice hotel and room an absolute must. Fortunately, there are many extraordinary stays peppered across the world. You need to pick the destination and then you’ll be good to go. Keep in mind, good ambience goes a long way in setting the mood! Here’s a list of the most extraordinary stays for a honeymoon that you could consider booking.
1. One&Only Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
This chic urban resort is the very definition of exclusivity and luxury. Offering spectacular views of Cape Town’s famed Table Mountain and marina, all its rooms are spectacularly decadent. One&Only Cape Town is well known for the culinary experiences it promises with restaurants by Nobu and Gordon Ramsey. Its infinity pool is also a site to behold while the private spa on a landscaped island is most alluring. This hotel will be great for those who like to live life king size.
2. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia
For those who love beaches, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora will be like a dream come true. From over-water villas to beachfront bungalows, pool-side cabanas to private tubs, this resort has it all and how! Swimming, lounging, sunbathing, spa and massages – all in-house facilities are par excellence. With four on-site restaurants offering Polynesian, French, Asian and World Cuisine, dining here is truly delightful too.
3. Hapuku Lodge And Treehouses, South Island, New Zealand
A veritable homage to nature’s fine beauty, Hapuku Lodge And Treehouses ranks amongst the most unique lodges across the world. The tree houses are centred in a manuka grove some 10 meters above the ground with numerous windows on all sides. There are spacious regular suites as well, though it’s the homes in the trees that are most sought after. The specialty, other than the accommodations and ambience, is the three-course dinner meal served here. Nature-lovers and foodies, head to this one!
4. Shangri-la Paris, Paris, France
The pride and joy of Paris’ hospitality industry, the Shangri-la Paris is a restored mansion where Napoleon Bonaparte’s great grandson once resided. It boasts of the best views of the Eiffel Tower and an exclusive split-level Eiffel duplex suite from where it is almost at touching distance. The classical decor and ambience has guests feeling like royalty. Those with a penchant for history and tradition should book a room here.
5. The Chedi, Oman
Couples that are a little bit conventional and a little bit quirky, The Chedi at Oman beckons. A fusion of classic Arabic forms and contemporary stylistics makes this hotel an exciting, novel honeymoon stay. There are villas and bungalows interspersed with palms and interiors embellished with sultans’-inspired furniture. Modern comforts and resort facilities are no short of brilliant either. Prepare yourself to be surprised by the fusion of cultures at The Chedi.
A pristine paradise awaits you on your honeymoon. Read some extraordinarily beautiful hideaways you can choose for getting away from the ennui of your life.