Escape to the Country With Little Coombe Cedar Yurts

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Escape to the Country With Little Coombe Cedar Yurts

Perched on the slope of a sun-dappled, tranquil wooded valley near the pretty waterside village of Dittisham, Devon, Little Coombe Cedar Yurts are an irresistible blend of back-to-nature relaxation and cool, stylish luxury (each with their very own private hot tub!).

On arrival, unload your luggage onto one of the handy wheelbarrows and head to your hideaway, which is just along the pathway through the trees. All four charming yurts are positioned for the upmost privacy from each other and have huge decks, perfect for barbecuing, dining al fresco and taking in the jaw-droppingly beautiful views across the tree-tops to the valley below.

Little Coombe Cedar Yurts hot tub Little Coombe Cedar YurtsEach yurt comes with its own outdoor hot tub

Step inside of the aptly-named Owl[1]Pheasant[2]Buzzard [3]or Woodpecker [4]Cedar Yurt (you may well spot these birds along with other wildlife, including the occasional deer!) and you will not be disappointed. The entrance leads into either the main, larger yurt (an incredible eight metres in diameter!) or the smaller yurt (four metres from side-to-side). The main yurt cleverly houses the living-area, sleeping-area (with king-size bed!) and en suite shower-room. There is a wonderfully well-equipped kitchen with an electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge and microwave, along with a washing-machine, WiFi, wood-burner (ideal for creating that cosy, romantic atmosphere) and even under-floor heating! Not to mention a TV with Blu-ray/DVD player – perfect for a night-in after a dip in the hot tub – and a Bluetooth sound-system, so you can listen to your favourite tunes until your heart’s content. The adjoining baby yurt houses triple bunk-beds and another en suite shower-room.

Little Coombe Cedar Yurts interior Little Coombe Cedar YurtsInside the yurt

If you can bear to tear yourself away, there’s plenty to see and do nearby. Dittisham, less than a mile away, has two pubs, an excellent seafood café, post office, village store and foot ferry to the Greenway Estate [5](owned by the National Trust and once the holiday home of author Agatha Christie). At high tide, the stretch of river from Dittisham to Galmpton is perfect for sailing (you can hire a boat locally). Totnes and Dartmouth are well worth a visit, with shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. Mountain bike hire can be arranged locally, surfing is available at Bantham beach (around an hour away) and Blackpool Sands, a stunning, privately-owned beach with a great organic cafe, is just ten minutes away.

Little Coombe Cedar Yurts surrounding countryside Little Coombe Cedar YurtsThe idyllic scenery

All in all, if you’re looking for a get-away-from-it-all romantic escape where you can switch off from everyday life and enjoy the great outdoors without letting go of life’s luxuries, look no further than Little Coombe Cedar Yurts.

Prices from £590 for seven night, classic.co.uk[6]

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  1. ^ Owl (www.classicglamping.co.uk)
  2. ^ Pheasant (www.classicglamping.co.uk)
  3. ^ Buzzard  (www.classicglamping.co.uk)
  4. ^ Woodpecker  (www.classicglamping.co.uk)
  5. ^ Greenway Estate  (www.nationaltrust.org.uk)
  6. ^ Prices from £590 for seven night, classic.co.uk (www.classic.co.uk)

Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

The long-awaited honeymoon is an exciting time as a newly-wed but with all the wedding planning prior to you jetting off on your honeymoon, you may not even want to think about packing for your holiday.

If you just want to relax after your big day then work from this honeymoon checklist to tick off all the travel essentials that you need for your holiday – and make packing so much easier. You’re welcome!

pink suitcase honeymoon packing checklist Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

What to Pack in Your Hand Luggage

  • Passport

  • Mobile phone and charger

  • Currency or credit card

  • Travel insurance info (just in case)

  • Lip balm

  • Hair brush and hair bands

  • Small bag to keep all your documents (which can double up as a day bag)

  • Mini first-aid kit (with any prescriptive medication)

  • Book/Kindle

  • Playing cards

  • Comfy socks for the flight

  • Small blanket for the flight

  • Sunglasses for when you land at the other end (no matter the weather)

Editor’s Pick: Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, £129[1]

The Ray-Ban Aviator is arguably the most iconic sunglasses style in the world – so keep it classic on your honeymoon with a style you can both share.

ray-ban sunglasses aviator gold Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

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Tech to Travel With

  • Mobile phone

  • Selfie stick

  • Headphones

  • Travel adaptors

  • Camera and camera charger or batteries

  • Portable speaker

Editor’s Pick: Nokia 8.1 Plus Smartphone, £379[3]

When you think of Nokia, you think of the good old days of 3310 and snake. But this mobile phone will have even the loyalist apple user switching to Android for the Instagram-worthy camera alone.Nokia 8.1 best camera phone Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

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Toiletries and Beauty products to Tavel With

  • Toiletries

  • Toothbrushes and tooth paste

  • Deodorant

  • Face wash

  • Shampoo and conditioner – your hotel will probably provide it but if you’re partial to a particular brand, then pack your own

  • Shower gel (as above!)

  • Tweezers

  • Scissors

  • Moisturiser

  • Make up bag

  • Your make up

  • Make up remover

  • Hairdryer

  • Hair Protection

  • Hair bands/ kirby grips

  • Hair straighteners/curlers

  • Nail polish in the shade of your manicure and pedicure, in case your nail varnish chips

  • Perfume and aftershave (invest in an atomiser so you needn’t bring the whole bottle)

  • Razors and shaving gel

  • Sanitary products

  • Insect bite cream/repellent

  • Sun cream and after sun

Editor’s Pick: ghd Travel Hair Dryer, £59[5]

Travel hairdryers have historically been so useless that no one bothers taking one away anymore. But the ghd flight travel hairdryer is by far the best travel-size hair dryer for your honeymoon.

Travel Hairdryer ghd Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

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What to Pack for the Pool or the Beach

  • Beach bag

  • Beach towels

  • Swimwear

  • Swimwear coverups/ kaftans

  • Sun hat

  • Spare sunglasses

Editor’s Pick for her: New Look Black Belted Swimsuit, £24.99[7]

Update your holiday wardrobe with this black-belted slimming swimsuit.

new look black belted swimsuit Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

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What to Pack for the Day

  • A coat – unless you’re sure it won’t be needed!

  • A light jacket/jumper/cardigan

  • Casual day clothes

  • Trainers or comfy shoes (for walking/ exploring)

  • Cross-body bag

  • Flip flops and sandals

  • Underwear

  • Statement jewellery (nothing expensive in case you lose it)

  • Mini sunscreen

Editor’s Pick for him: Blue Mint Swim Shorts, £95[9]

Swimming shorts for your honeymoon should be special – and Blue Mint have a versatile collection of on-trend printed swim shorts for him.

Blue Mint Swimming Trunks Honeymoon Checklist: The Travel Essentials you Need to Pack

BUY NOW: www.bluemint.com[10]

What to Pack for the Evening

  • Lingerie (check out of list of stunning honeymoon lingerie to inspire you!)

  • Clutch bags

  • Dressy flats or sandals

  • One dressy outfit for every evening (bring versatile skirts you can mix up with different tops) and maxi dresses that work from day to night

  • A smart cardigan or jacket you can wear out if it gets chilly

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Should you Take Your Children on Honeymoon With you?

Your honeymoon should be time for you and your partner to relax together, but what do you do if you have children? Should you leave the kids at home or take them with you? We ask the experts…

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Should you Take Your Children on Honeymoon With you?

If you have children, planning your honeymoon can be tricky. Should you enjoy your first holiday as newlyweds without the kids? Or should you make it into a family holiday? We asked expert life and confidence coach Michele Paradise.

It depends on several factors – the age of your children, your budget and where you plan to go on your honeymoon[1]. The first question to answer is: do you really want your children to go with you? There’s nothing worse than having sulky teenagers or bored toddlers in tow, especially for your first newlywed break. If you don’t sort out their activities and interests beforehand, none of you will have a good time!

You’re going to have to put their needs first before booking the destination. If they’re happy then you’ll have a great time, if not, forget it. You’ll spend most of your time entertaining them and not enjoying your very special trip. You need to find a location that suits everyone’s needs so you can enjoy that special time together with your whole family. That said, does it then no longer become a celebration of your marriage, just another family holiday?

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This is a holiday to have some quality time between the two of you and to celebrate the next stage of your life together. Although some people say that if you are living with your partner beforehand, marriage doesn’t change things much, but it does. You’ve made a legal commitment to each other, so the honeymoon is even more important!

You wanted my advice, so here it is – leave the children at home, go off on a fabulous honeymoon to a location that you’ve never been to before and have a wonderful time. Sit back and relax with no worries or responsibilities and give yourselves a chance to reflect on your big day. Honeymoons[2] are what dreams are made of so be sure that you have some wonderful memories on those cold and wet days when you’re washing up for the third time, you’ll need them!

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Our Real Brides say…

“We’re doing both! We have three kids, so have decided to have a ‘minimoon’ for just us for a couple of nights straight after the wedding, and then a ‘familymoon’ a couple of months later with all five of us.” Hailey

“Our son was three when we married, so we had the choice between a very short honeymoon for just us, as I wouldn’t want to be away from him for long, or a good family holiday to enjoy together. The family holiday won us over and 15 other family members joined us on our honeymoon to Disney World Florida.” Jade-Louise

“It wouldn’t be a honeymoon with children there. There are lots of other times to go on a family vacation!” CJ

“My daughter is nearly 13 so she won’t want to holiday with us much longer – we’re making the most of her now! When she’s left home we can honeymoon every year!” Sara

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Money-saving Tips for Your Honeymoon

Want to save money on your honeymoon without sacrificing luxury? Deputy Content Editor of Secret Escapes, Emma McWhinney gives us her top money-saving tips for newlyweds.

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Money-saving Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon

Your honeymoon should be an unforgettable experience. Don’t let your budget get in the way of planning your dream vacation. Check out these 6 savvy money-saving tips make your budget go further.

Currency Calculating

Check for weak currencies to help you get the best value for money while you’re away. While you’re planning your honeymoon look into which currencies offer you the most money for your pounds. Cashing in on changes in the exchange rate can make all the difference to the price of a quick bite to eat and a gourmet, five-course dinner.

Planning Ahead

Many couples put their honeymoon[1] on the back burner because they’re too wrapped up in planning their wedding. While some last minute deals can certainly help soothe the purse strings, it’s a myth that flash deals can only be booked a couple of days in advance. Head to online travel sites like Secret Escapes where you can book breaks up to a year in advance. Don’t leave it to the last minute and risk settling for a destination and being disappointed.

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Added Extras

Booking a package holiday can keep the planning process stress free and can also save you a lot of money. If you want to take the stress of planning out of your honeymoon, why not book a package which is specially curated by experts to include the added extras you’d otherwise end up splurging on?

Many of Secret Escapes’ deals offer luxurious extras such as 3-course dinners, champagne on arrival, late check-outs, spa treatments and guided tours! What better way to celebrate your marriage than being treated like VIPs!

Mini-Moon to Honeymoon

If you’re getting married in peak holiday season, follow in the footsteps of celebrities and book a mini-moon. Book a long weekend or even a city break in one of the stunning destinations Europe has to offer, like the South of France or Italy.

You can save your honeymoon[2] for off-season dates to bag the best rates – plenty of destinations like the Caribbean islands boast year-long tropical climates. Choosing off peak dates allows you to honeymoon in style with the extra spending money you have saved.

Couple drinking cocktails - 6 Money-Saving Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon

Check the Calendar

Researching national holidays and events in specific destinations can keep costs down. Try and avoid busy times of the year such as school holidays or when local festivals are happening. At these times, hotels will raise their prices as they know that their rooms will be in high demand. You’ll also find by avoiding these peak times you’ll find getting reservations for top restaurants and bars much easier.

Don’t keep it a secret

Everybody loves a newlywed! Mentioning it’s your honeymoon really can open money-saving doors for you! Some hotels and airlines will give you added romantic extras such as complimentary champagne or chocolates. You may get really lucky and manage to get a free upgrade on your flights or hotel room (this isn’t a guarantee though!).

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The Most Luxury Honeymoons Around the World

Honeymoons are essentially the holiday of a lifetime, and if there was ever a time in your life to indulge, it’s now! You’ve already been swept off your feet, but there’s no reason why your honeymoon destination shouldn’t do the same. Honeymoon in style at one of these top luxury locations from around the world…

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The Most Luxury Honeymoons Around the World

Your first holiday together as newlyweds should undoubtedly be a trip of a lifetime. If you’re looking to really spoil yourselves, then take a look at some of these stunning locations from around the world that you could be jetting off to after you’ve said your vows.

007 Superyacht Charter Through Asia

Ocean Emerald Yacht - 5 Unbelievable Luxury Honeymoons From Around the WorldThe Ocean Emerald is a contemporary floating masterpiece imagined by renowned architect, Norman Foster, in 2009. That same year master Italian shipyard, Rodriquez Yachts, painstakingly built the 41-meter superyacht that cruises the waters of Asia today. Foster wanted the world to be graced with a floating vessel that combined the latest yachting technology with superior living.

Ocean Emerald can sleep up to 12 guests, but why not have the ship to yourself and live your James Bond and Bond girl fantasies? A nine-strong crew, from captains to chefs, are able to make your honeymoon the experience of a lifetime as you depart from the Gulf of Thailand.

Newlyweds will be able to tailor their route to their own desires, taking in the stunning coastlines of culturally rich countries Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, and Vietnam. You are welcome to disembark the vessel at any of the ports en route and discover the wonders that await on dry land.

However, if you don’t wish to leave your marine bubble, hospitality abroad Ocean Emerald is highly personalised. Expert chefs can create unique menus to suit you and your partner’s tastes. If the breath-taking views, luxurious interiors, home cinema, and jacuzzi weren’t enough, you can take to the water with snorkelling equipment, kayaks, and jet skis.

Ocean Emerald is an enchanting opportunity for those preparing honeymoon[1] plans. It presents a chance to create a bespoke plan for just you and your loved one.

Breaking Waves with Horses in Jamaica

Beach Sunset - 5 Unbelievable Luxury Honeymoons From Around the World

The Half Moon resort in Jamaica is truly a jewel of the Caribbean. Its history spans back 60 years and it has undeniably earnt is status as one of the world’s most admired resorts. Dignitaries regularly frequent the white-washed beach villas, you’ll feel like you’re royalty in this honeymooner’s paradise.

The exquisite dining, opulent spa, and luxury facilities undoubtedly make Half Moon a second to none honeymoon resort. It also has its own horseriding facility, managed by international equestrienne, Trina DeLisser.

The 28 much-loved horses are available for couples to indulge in polo or hacking. When the sun sets, there is no better experience than riding your horse in the warm Caribbean waters. Guests can take in the vermillion skies, leaving a trail of horseshoe prints in the white sands behind them before entering the surf on horseback and relaxing in the tranquil waters.

Those considering a honeymoon in Jamaica may also like to be made aware that the Half Moon resort also offers intimate and grand weddings. There are entire bespoke packages that can be created for the perfect wedding and honeymoon experience.

Your Own Private Maldivian Island

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The Maldives are home to numerous luxury resorts, but few come close to W Retreat & Spa on Fesdhoo Island. The island lies in the mesmerising waters of the Indian Ocean and is only accessible via seaplane. The resort combines contemporary living with unbelievable views and is home to 78 private suites which jut out into the ocean via wooden walkways on stilts.

Each apartment has a private pool or jacuzzi but the ocean is only a few steps away. Honeymooner’s visiting the W Retreat could really indulge and stay in the Extreme Wow Ocean Haven, which is championed as the most luxurious pad. The two-bedroomed ocean villa curves its way around a private lagoon and everything can be viewed through the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors.

There are three fantastic restaurants and six bars on site, offering a wide range of culinary experiences. The private dining option is ideal for newlyweds. Couples can simply choose their favourite spot on the island and the dedicated team will take care of the rest. Dining on the soft white sands as the Indian Ocean gently laps the shore; that is our idea of a blissful honeymoon[2].

Dine with Botticelli and Michelangelo in Florence

Florence skyline - 5 Unbelievable Luxury Honeymoons From Around the World

Italy has stolen the top spot from France as one of the most popular countries to propose in, but it can also make an incredible honeymoon destination. A stay in Florence at the incredible Hotel Savoy (part of the Rocco Forte Collection) is a perfect place to indulge in some of the finest hospitality that Italy has to offer. If you want to taste the finest Italian cuisine surrounded by the works of the great Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli, there is no better place.

The Uffizi Gallery, adjacent to the Piazza Della Signoria, is where you can dine with the masters. Guests of the Hotel Savoy have exceptional access to the celebrated museum, with dinner served under the watch of some of the most famous paintings in the world.

Couples also have the opportunity to walk the Vasari Corridor which connects the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti. Secret tunnels that are also closed off to the public, such as clandestine passageway between the Uffizi and the Palazzo Pitti can also be explored.

The Hotel Savoy itself sits on the Piazza de la Republica, in the heart of Florence. The concierge at the hotel is championed as one of the most attentive in the world, making the getaway limitless for honeymooners. With the landmark Duomo, River Arno, and Ponte Vecchio on your doorstep, Florence is the perfect couples escape for those wanting to be enveloped in a cornucopia of culture.

Find the Aquatic City in Dubai

Dubai Atlantis Complex - 5 Unbelievable Luxury Honeymoons From Around the World

The overwhelming Atlantis complex sits at the tip of the man-made Palm Island in Dubai. Granted, Dubai is not where you honeymoon if you want peace and tranquillity, but it is an exciting cosmopolitan location. The Atlantis complex plaza is huge, comprising of 1539 rooms, 23 restaurants, a spa, an aquarium, a water park, and a plethora of other activities and excursions.

Atlantis is unlike any other destination for honeymooners. The hotel has two luxury suites; nautically named Poseidon and Neptune. Both the lavish apartments have all the facilities a couple could dream of, and personal butler service.

The master bedrooms of each apartment are submerged in the Ambassador Lagoon – the 11 million litre capacity aquarium which is home to 65,000 marine animals, including sharks! Honeymooners can gaze from their bed or bath as if living under the sea and take in the exotic fish and mammals that call the vast aquarium home.

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The World’s Most Instagrammable Holiday Destinations

Instagram holiday destinations are hotter than ever – and whether you’re a social media influencer or just looking for the best hen or honeymoon hotspots, these tried-and-tested Instagrammable holiday destinations from the Wedding Ideas team will provide you with a little escape and inspiration…

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The World’s Most Instagrammable Holiday Destinations

The Wedding Ideas team share their top places to snap for Instagram[1]. Here’s their edit of the world’s best Instagram holiday destinations…

Editor, Danielle Wilkins in Marrakech

“Oh, Marrakech – where the garden game is strong and the taxi rides are ever-so slightly terrifying, but it’s the hustle and bustle of this beautiful city that brings cultured couples back year after year.

“It was a hit in the eighties, when Yves Saint Laurent was so inspired he bought the colonial Majorelle Gardens, and it’s since enjoyed something of a renaissance, with the likes of Kate Moss and Matthew Williamson spotted partying into the early hours, and Poppy Delevingne and James Cook transporting their friends and family over for their wedding.

“When you’re not exploring the sights, sounds and smells of the Medina, there are mountains and greenery to be enjoyed, delicious food to be tasted in rooftop restaurants and traditional Moroccan hammams to be had.

“And while you’re spoilt for choice with plenty of romantic riads to stay in, nothing says honeymoon luxury quite like a five-star hotel.

“The Movenpick Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech is a terracotta-tiled oasis with three dreamy pools, a yoga studio, gym, vibrant gardens lined with lemon and orange trees, a dreamy spa, restaurant and more, all within walking distance from the Medina.”

Follow Danielle on Instagram here[2].


Creative Director, Chloe Collyer in Sri Lanka

“From the scenery to the people, Sri Lanka is the most beautiful place.

“Whether you’re up close with wild elephants in the national parks, or doing sunset yoga on the beach, I cannot say enough… you have to go!

“It’s total escapism in the most awe-inspiring way – just wow!”

Follow Chloe on Instagram here[3].


Editorial Assistant, Annie Quinton in Venice

“Often marketed as one of the most romantic places in the world, Venice is, quite simply, otherworldly.

“Crossing over the bridge from mainland Italy is almost like stepping back in time; boat is the only method of transport here, with gondolas, water taxis and vaporettos vying for space in the narrow canals that snake up and down the city.

“But, for all the hustle and bustle of tourists and locals, it is possible to find a quiet moment – put down your map and get lost in the winding streets, back passages and alleyways and you’re sure to find a hidden courtyard or deserted canal path as a reward.”

Follow Annie on Instagram here[4].


Digital Content Producer, Ruby Norris in Nice

“Nice really is the heart of the French Riviera and an all-time favourite destination of mine. I’ve been coming here since I was a child and every year I love it even more, as the rustic buzz of Provence mixes with the luxe and glamour of the Côte D’Azur.

“After a long day of perusing the promenade and dipping in and out of the Med in between sips of the coldest, palest Rosé on the beach, you can lose yourself in a maze of cobbled streets and hidden squares as the Old Town comes alive at night.

“A city break on the sea, it’s perfect for a long weekend away.”

Follow Ruby on Instagram here[5].


Digital Editor, Jennifer Read-Dominguez in Talum

“This picture was taken at a gorgeous beach bar in Talum, Mexico. I went for a friend’s wedding and it was just an unforgettable experience.

“If you want a beautiful destination wedding on a budget – the idyllic white-sand beaches, crystalline water (and constant flow of strawberry daiquiris for your bridesmaids) make Mexico the perfect place to go.”

Follow Jennifer on Instagram here[6].


Sales Executive, Kat Mcilroy in Méribel

“The amazing Méribel offers a combination of large area of amazing slopes to ski and even better aprés!

“Recharge after a morning of skiing in the beautiful hidden-away mountain restaurants in peaceful surroundings.

“If you’re looking for something a little more lively, La Folie Douce is the place to be for daily after parties and champagne showers before returning to your charming wood chalets.

“Whether you are a skiing enthusiast, lover of mountains or just looking for the perfect Instagrammable getaway, you’re bound to fall in love with Méribel.”

Follow Kat on Instagram here[7].


Digital Content Producer, Kelly Green in Paris

“There’s a reason why Paris is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. You have to see it to believe it.

“If it’s not the romantic, instagram-worthy architecture and tree-lined streets that will have you swooning, then it is definitely the rich, indulgent food at endless, classy bistros and bars.”

Follow Kelly on Instagram here[8].


Senior Digital Executive, Jenny Choo in Corfu

“If you love clear blue skies, white-sandy beaches and cocktails by the pool, Corfu is the perfect destination for you.

“But Corfu offers a lot more than just sun and sea – there are old fortresses to admire, boat trips to explore the island and plenty of restaurants serving traditional Greek food – my favourites being homemade moussaka and mussels saganaki.”

Follow Jenny on Instagram here[9].


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Honeymoon Hotel Rooms With a View

OZEN by Atmosphere, Maldives

Ozen Maldives - 25 World-Beating Honeymoon Rooms With A View!OZEN by Atmosphere has a unique Indulgence Plan that covers dining, drinks, accommodation and non-motorised watersports. With five restaurants and a semi-submersible submarine, alongside beach and lagoon villas, OZEN creates a thoroughly unique guest experience.

M6M, the hotel’s underwater seafood speciality restaurant is a stand-out feature. The resort is spread over two islands and offers spectacular views of the lagoon and ocean. A truly unforgettable experience, perfect for your honeymoon.[1]

The Anam Resort, Vietnam

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As the first true five-star beach resort in Vietnam, The Anam is a sanctuary of serenity and luxury service. No shoes, no news, no stress – experience a view of Vietnam like no other and discover it’s architectural authenticity from a bygone era. A wonderful way to relax after the stress of planning your wedding.

Aqua Mekong, Cambodia

Floating Village Cambodia - 25 World-Beating Honeymoon Rooms With A View!

Ever wanted to travel around Asia but don’t fancy backpacking? Embark on the trip of a lifetime onboard the Aqua Mekong and enjoy a luxury river cruise of Vietnam and Cambodia.

With 20 design suites featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows, guests can travel in style, waking up every day to enjoy views of captivating scenery (much better than staying in hostels!). You’ll be immersed in rich with tropical greenery, local villages -including a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve ‘ floating village’-, bird reserves, markets and temples. The Aqua Mekong offers travellers the sophistication of five-star, boutique hotel accommodation, a perfect destination for you and your travel companion.

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, ThailandPhi Phi Islands 25 World-Beating Honeymoon Rooms With A View!

Imagine waking up every morning in the tropical paradise of the Phi Phi Islands. The Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort offers a secluded haven built into the slopes of Thailand’s lush tropical rainforest.

Each of the villas opens up to a terrace with a private pool, boasting panoramic, sweeping views over Loh-Ba-Gao Bay and the neighbouring islands. The most luxurious resort on the idyllic Koh Phi Phi Island, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort boasts 12 breathtaking Hillside Pool Villas. An ultra romantic place for you to unwind and spend some quality time together.

Shakti Leti 360° Himalayas

Shaki Leti Himalayas - 25 World-Beating Honeymoon Rooms With A View!Shakti 360° Leti is located in the little-known Kumaon region in the Himalayas. It offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery, from the snow-capped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north to the pretty hill stations of the foothills. You can enjoy the stunning scenery of one of the most revered mountain ranges from the comfort of your bedroom.

It is a place where you can take time to reflect, and allow the peace and beautiful landscape to work their magic around you. Indoors, there is gourmet cooking, beverages and a cosy replace, as well as beds adorned with pashmina blankets and fluffy duvets.

Water Gardens, Sigiriya

Water Garden, Sri Lanka - 25 World-Beating Honeymoon Rooms With A View!

Immerse yourselves in the tranquil setting of Sigiriya. This premium resort has everything you need to unwind and relax. It’s a truly unique getaway, which lets you experience nature blended with lavish design and serene surroundings. Switch off your phones and spend some quality time with your partner.

Tea Trails, Sri Lanka

Tea Trails Sri Lanka - 25 World-Beating Honeymoon Rooms With A View!

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12 Days of Wedding Planning: Honeymoon Ideas

It’s no secret that brides often have big dreams for their wedding day, but they don’t stop there. Honeymoons are ranking ever higher on couples’ wish lists, with dream destinations becoming deal breakers. We’ve got some honeymoon ideas to get you started.

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12 Days of Wedding Planning: Honeymoon Ideas

You’d be forgiven for thinking that paradise islands are your only option. While these idyllic resorts are popular for good reason, the world really is your oyster and we’ve got lots more honeymoon ideas to share with you. And with honeymoons typically setting you back by thousands, you really do need to get your choice right.

Budget

The biggest factor when booking your honeymoon will be your budget – where can you afford to go? Will your honeymoon costs be covered by your overall wedding budget, will you save for it separately, or even ask for guests to contribute as their wedding presents to you?

If none of these options will give you the spending power you want, and you aren’t prepared to compromise on this trip of a lifetime, why not wait a little? Weddings are expensive, so take a minimoon somewhere closer to home after the wedding, then give yourselves a year or so to save before splashing out on that show-stopping trip.

Booking

While for many holidays you’ll book your flights and hotels yourself, it can be useful to have help for your honeymoon. That’s why lots of our real couples turn to tour operators and travel agents to create their ideal honeymoons for them. If you want to include lots of stops, tours or experiences, this can often make the planning process easier. The guides and agents will have all the inside knowledge and contacts you need to put your travel plans together seamlessly.

If you’re being careful with your budget, shop around and compare packages or book things separately yourself to make sure you get the most competitive prices.

Maldives huts honeymoon ideas Credit: Club Noonu, Maldives

Destination

For a cultural city break, take a short-haul trip to Europe. Visit just one chic city or grab your train tickets and go inter-railing. City sights, historical monuments and buzzing nightlife are all up for grabs.

Road trippers and backpackers should head for the United States, Australia or New Zealand. You’ll find plenty of vast and varied landscapes, cities and beaches to explore.

For nature-loving couples, your honeymoon presents the perfect occasion to embark on a sought-after safari, whether that’s across the African plains or through the rainforests of Borneo or South America.

Those paradise islands had to feature somewhere, so if it’s a beach holiday like no other that you’re looking for, book your flight and speedboat transfers to the Maldives, Seychelles or the Pacific Islands. White sand and turquoise waters beckon.

And for foodie couples? The world is your oyster on this one! Choose the cuisine you want to taste and then book your flights. But why limit the feasting to just one place when you could sample many? Map out a series of nearby destinations, then hop from one to the next to create a honeymoon that you really will savour.

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The Etiquette of the Honeymoon Registry

The traditional department store wedding registry is a lovely solution to a practical problem. That being, if you’re setting up home together for the first time your guests can make practical and thoughtful contributions towards it. However, if you’ve got everything you need but you want contributions towards your dream honeymoon, then this guide on the etiquette of the honeymoon registry is for you.

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The Etiquette of the Honeymoon Registry

Here’s how to make cash wedding gifts polite and meaningful.

The difference between a traditional registry and a honeymoon registry is more than just the items. Your gifts aren’t about brands, quantities and costs. They’re about the memories you’re making. Think beach sunsets, not cutlery sets.

There’s no problem with asking for money if it’s for something concrete like your honeymoon. You don’t even need to have the cash handed over in a suspect envelope. There are websites for all of this now.

You can create various price points to accommodate all budgets for your guests. You can share the link for the registry in your invitations and then there is no pressure on them spend more than they feel comfortable doing. By adding the link to your invitations it is subtle without being too expectant- very British politeness.

Plus, a picture says a thousand words. Thank your guests with some well-chosen images of your honeymoon, so they can see the value of their contributions.

Couple silhouette by the beach The Etiquette of the Honeymoon Registry

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