WHAT’S YOUR HONEYMOON STYLE?
WE’VE ROUNDED UP FOUR HONEYMOON STYLES WE LOVE. LET THE ’ MOON PLANNING BEGIN!
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:
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