Romantic getaways,head for the unknown

Looking for a hidden paradise, an extra special city or a year-long honeymoon?
Here are some inspiration for unforgettable destinations between France, the Seychelles, the Maldives or even Antartica.
2017-03-01
Destination

The BIG DAY

Built as a hotel in 1911, Le Beauvallon has been transformed into a private estate. Available to hire, the 42-bedroom residence near Saint-Tropez is a fairy-tale venue for a wedding. With four hectares of landscaped grounds, a private beach club, a ballroom and a boat to whizz you round the bay, this is a destination to end all destination weddings. Best of all, guests can stay on for prolonged celebrations.

SHEER BLISS

Private island? White sand beaches? Spa options? The Six Senses Zil Pasyon resort ticks all the boxes when it comes to the desert island of your dreams. The latest addition to the Six Senses portfolio is set on the unspoiled island of Félicité in the Seychelles, reachable only by helicopter or private boat. The sole competition for space on the island’s three pristine beaches will come from the local turtle population.

Maldives magic

If it’s relaxation and privacy you’re after, Velaa Private Island has it covered. Romance and the Maldives go hand in hand, and this boutique hideaway has been designed to blend into the jaw-dropping surroundings of the Indian Ocean. Spend your days soaking up the sun – perhaps broken up with a leisurely afternoon of stand-up paddleboarding – followed by dinner in one of the resort’s three restaurants.

EXPLORE more

When you think of a honeymoon, exploring sacred temples in Kyoto or Kayaking beside seals in Antartica don’t typically come to mind. Yet making a trip extra special is what Abercrombie & Kent does best, and surely a honeymoon should be the most special of all. The travel company’s latest trips – each with an adventurous twist – can be tailored to suit your tastes or interests.

ALL year round

A fortnight of sunsets and Champagne is all well and good – but how to get more from a romantic getaway? For those willing to free up their diary, he Year Long Wellness Honeymoon offers a 12-month itinerary of activities to promote healthy living. With multiple stops worldwide, newlyweds can team yoga classes in India with hiking in St Lucia.

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Winning MIX

Take a brilliant cocktail alchemist. Mix with elegant surroundings. And then garnish with superb service and there you have it… The Connaught Bar in London’s Mayfair. The super-chic destination recently scooped World’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best International Hotel Bar at the 10th Annual Spirited Awards in New Orleans. And with drinks tailored to your tastes and mood, and an inventive and constantly evolving bar-food menu, this is the place to raise a glass of celebration cheer.

BOOK Ready, steady, GO

When is monsoon season? Is Greece a good idea at Easter? Eyewitness Travel’s Where to Go When is the ultimate toolbox for planning getaways. A total of 130 destinations are broken down by theme – from cultural trips and city breaks to family holidays – via pages of illustrated information. Thanks to its weather overviews, hotel recommendations and a wealth of possible itineraries, plotting your next adventure just got a whole lot easier.

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