The wedding is over, your honeymoon is but a distant memory, and you’re back at the 9 to 5 grind. Sounds slightly depressing, right?
Well worry not, because a holiday away from home and family is just what the happy couple need! Here are some of the top destinations for newlyweds around the world:
The stunning Rixos Bab Al Bahr hotel complex in Dubai sprawls along the beach like three latter-day pyramids, rising against a horizon in which the clear ocean seamlessly blends with the warm blue sky. The bedrooms are well-appointed and luxurious and you will feel like royalty as your every whim is catered for. You do not have to spend all your time inside, though, there are a host of fun activities to try, and plenty of exploring and retail therapy to enjoy.
Indian Ocean Opulence
For travellers on a budget, Seychelles’ La Domaine de L’Orangerie resort and spa offers a stunning location, beautiful turquoise seas, and crisp sandy beaches without breaking the bank. The resort offers a bijou spa service in just three rooms, but they are carefully laid out to maximise the customers’ experiences.
Old School Elegance
For old-school opulence, honeymooners could do worse than to check into the Ritz in Paris. Paris is, of course, the romantic capital of the world, with love locks adorning all the bridges over the Seine, the beautiful Eiffel Tower, and Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile giving young lovers a hint of knowing approval. The Ritz, opened in 1898, offers a glimpse through time with the rooms retaining their period authenticity while all modern conveniences are unobtrusively to hand.
Far East Adventures
For a relaxing but exotic honeymoon, Vietnam’s Pilgrimage Village offers tranquil beaches, lush gardens, and modern clean buildings in which the best of Vietnam’s modern art is featured. Swim in the pool, play games, take a reviving walk, or simply relax on the beach or by the pool. The staff are welcoming and friendly and you will be able to recover from the trials of the wedding and the run up to it. If you want to explore, this seemingly isolated resort is remarkably handy for urban centres and historic sites.
Something a bit different…
This hotel really is like nothing you’ve ever seen before! Built in to ancient cave dwellings, some of these suites are carved directly out of fairy chimney rock formations. Don’t assume there aren’t the mod cons that you’d expect from a highly rated hotel though, as the rooms (or ‘caves’) come complete with free Wi-Fi, minibars and flat screen TV’s. You can eat breakfast or dinner in the atmospheric outdoor courtyard with a view of the magical ‘fairy chimneys’ which are particularly spectacular when lit at night.