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Let the ’moon plan­ning be­gin

Mediter­ranean Re­treat SAN GIOR­GIO, MYKONOS, GREECE

When to go: June to Septem­ber for a party, or Septem­ber to Oc­to­ber for fewer crowds.

Why go? Amidst white-washed Cy­cladic houses over­look­ing the Aegean Sea, lux­ury ho­tel San Gior­gio will be your haven af­ter rev­el­ling in the buzz of Mykonos. En­joy or­ganic Mediter­ranean-in­spired cui­sine be­fore in­dulging in a cock­tail or two – the per­fect place to live it up or laze away your 'moon. What to pack:

The Is­land Break

THE RITZ- CARL­TON BALI, BALI, IN­DONE­SIA When to go: April, May, June to steer clear of peak sea­son.

Why go? With sweep­ing views of the In­dian Ocean, re­lax in your lux­u­ri­ous pri­vate villa be­fore treat­ing your taste buds to one of the six restau­rants show­cas­ing the best of the lo­cal seafood and pro­duce be­fore relaxing in their spa sanc­tu­ary, in­spired by the ocean, a revered source of en­ergy in tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese cul­ture. What to pack:

The In­ner- City Es­cape

THE CORDIS AUCK­LAND, NEW ZEALAND

When to go: Fe­bru­ary to May Why go? Try the lux­u­ri­ous Cordis Auck­land for a mini-moon close to home. Cruise on the Waitem­ata Har­bour and stop at Wai­heke Is­land for some wine­tast­ing. Or stay in, en­joy­ing all that on­site Chuan Spa has to of­fer. Fol­low your spa day with din­ner at Cordis’ restau­rant Eight, with in­ter­ac­tive kitchens serv­ing food from around the world, from tan­doori to sashimi. What to pack:

The Sub-Trop­i­cal Oa­sis SHER­A­TON SAMOA BEACH RE­SORT, UPOLU, SAMOA

When to go: May and Oc­to­ber, for less crowds.

Why go? With lux­u­ri­ously de­signed rooms, an in­dul­gent spa, beachfront din­ing and am­ple op­por­tu­nity for you em­brace the vi­brant cul­ture of Samoa, the Sher­a­ton Samoa Beach Re­sort. There’s also a wealth of nat­u­ral won­ders to ex­plore in­clud­ing Pa­pasee’a Slid­ing Rock and To Sua Ocean Trench. What to pack:

The Pri­vate Is­land

AITUTAKI LA­GOON PRI­VATE IS­LAND RE­SORT, AITUTAKI, COOK IS­LANDS

When to go: Year-round. It rarely drops be­low 24 de­grees Cel­sius.

Why go? Aitutaki La­goon Pri­vate Is­land Re­sort of­fers the only over­wa­ter bun­ga­lows set on the only pri­vate is­land re­sort in the Cook Is­lands. In the Kuriri Point Gazebo you can en­joy mouth-wa­ter­ing pri­vate can­dlelit din­ners un­der a black velvet sky twin­kling with stars. What to pack: Karen Walker sun­glasses, $329

The Beachfront Villa

IN­TER­CON­TI­NEN­TAL SAMUI BAAN TALING NGAM RE­SORT, KOH SAMUI, THAI­LAND

When to go: Novem­ber to April. Why go? Book your­selves into a beachfront pool villa at this lux­ury iconic re­sort is nes­tled on the un­spoilt west coast of the is­land. Wake to the gen­tle lap­ping waves from the sea just me­tres away, and re­lax on your pri­vate sun­deck with your own per­sonal pool, sur­rounded by lush trop­i­cal gar­dens. What to pack:

The Luxe Sa­fari

MARA BUSHTOPS & SPA, MARA, KENYA

When to go: June to Oc­to­ber (the best time to view wildlife).

Why go? Head out on an ac­tion-packed sa­fari spot­ting li­ons, ele­phants and rhi­nos be­fore head­ing for a spot of R&R at the Amani African Spa Vil­lage. The lux­ury camp’s restau­rant sits next to a salt lick, a hotspot for the lo­cal wildlife to come ab­sorb its nat­u­ral min­er­als. Dine here to get up close and per­sonal. What to pack: Rebe hat, $ 375

The Get­away on the Slopes

AYA NISEKO, NISEKO, JA­PAN

When to go: Novem­ber to March (for a snowy get­away).

Why go? Ac­tion-packed days on the slopes call for a stay at the luxe AYA Niseko to en­joy their ski-in, ski-out fa­cil­i­ties. Soothe sore mus­cles in Ja­pan’s famed vol­cani­cally-heated spring wa­ter in the ho­tel’s Onsen or with a treat­ment at the AYA Spa. For your Ja­panese après-ski ex­pe­ri­ence, head to Hi­rafu Vil­lage for a night of fun. What to pack:

Heidi Klum Swim bralette, $ 36; briefs, $ 36 Le Specs sun­glasses, $139 Seed cap, $ 35 Twenty Seven Names dress, $430 Seed bag, $ 90 Adam Sel­man x Le Specs sun­glasses, $129 Zara biker jacket $199 Seed sneak­ers, $160 Seed sun­glasses, $ 55 H&M trousers, $ 70 Witch­ery bag, $110 H&M dress, $ 90

Heidi KlumSwim swim­suit, $179 The Cook Is­lands of­fer ev­ery­thing you could wish for in a hon­ey­moon. There’s plenty for all to en­joy, whether hir­ing a bike and ex­plor­ing the lush is­lands, or soak­ing up the re­laxed plea­sures and spend­ing the day snorkelling and pot­ter­ing on the beach. Visit cook­islands.travel for more. Seed ear­rings, $ 30 H&M dress, $ 70 Zara shoes, $ 56 Seed bag, $ 70 Ges­tuz dress, $ 350 Karen Walker Jew­ellery ring, $1079 Zara coat, $199 Seed beanie, $45 Zara boots, $ 259

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