ANANTARA Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

On the east crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah lies Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, a 5-star luxury resort that effortlessly blends the classic opulence of the Middle East, traditional Far Eastern design and the modern West. The resort is home to the first Overwater Villas in the Middle East.

Anantara’s unmistakable architecture borrows from its Asian family roots, but this hotel is far from ancient. Inside, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa is ultra-luxurious, taking the most lavish elements of its Far Eastern influence. Its position on the Palm ensures there are spectacular views in all directions, whether it’s of the Arabian Gulf or Dubai skyline.

As a romantic destination Anantara is simply magical. Strikingly the resort features 10,000 square metres of lagoon pools winding through landscaped gardens, making for spectacular scenery. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa’s beach on the inside of the Palm also provides peaceful waters and that iconic skyline backdrop.

Honeymoon offer:

• 20% early booking offer

• Bottle of sparkling for Premier and Deluxe room types

• Bottle of champagne for villas including special turndown with rose petal bath

• 30 minute private long tail boat tour of the Palm

Sir Bani Yas is an island in the Arabian Gulf, 250 km southwest of Abu Dhabi. It’s a place where a myriad of wildlife call home thanks to its longstanding status as a nature reserve and bird sanctuary. Free-roaming giraffe, antelope, cheetahs, hyenas, flamingos, sea turtles and dolphins are all found here.

As you might imagine, the accommodations on Sir Bani Yas harmonise and blend with the natural surroundings, and none so well as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort. These 30 traditionally designed villas are located on the stunning East coast beach and mangrove lagoon.

There is nowhere quite like this for an exotic getaway or honeymoon. As well as nature’s allure, the resorts residents share facilities with the elegant and sophisticated luxury spa resort Anantara Desert Islands, where expert staff will see to your and your partner’s tiniest need. All this, with a dramatic backdrop of rolling hills, Serengeti-esque plains, endless beach and azure ocean.

Honeymoon offer:

• 30% early booking offer

• Bottle of sparkling for Deluxe room types

• Bottle of champagne for suites and villas including special turndown with rose petal bath

• Free wildlife drive

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara

***** ABU DHABI

Located on Sir Bani Yas, this former guest house of the royal family, located on the north beach, is the home of the Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa.

Whether you seek a quiet getaway for two or an adventure-laden honeymoon, the romantic setting of Desert Islands Resort holds limitless possibilities. Nothing could be more exciting than being in the thick of this striking landscape with its undulating hills and exotic wildlife.

If you’ve just started on a your new life together, where better to do so than on an island paradise in award-winning spa hotel.

Honeymoon offer:

— 30% early booking offer

— Bottle of sparkling for Deluxe room types

— Bottle of champagne for suites and villas including special turndown with rose petal bath

Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa

VIETNAM *****

East of Ho Chi Minh City and Phan Thiet, set on the spectacular beaches of Mui Ne, is Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa. Designed with traditional Vietnam in mind, yet offering slick modern delights the likes of which will wow even the most discerning luxury traveller, the resort is welcoming, lavish and a paradise to behold.

As a romantic destination Anantara Mui Ne is simply perfect, with plenty of places to relax with your partner in total bliss. Enjoy complimentary sunset canapes and cocktails by the beach. Relax by the beachfront infinity pool or the deluxe spa, set along wandering paths that snake through the tropical forest.

The landscape makes Anantara perfect for weddings and honeymoons. Anantara offers ceremonies on top of the surrounding sand dunes. Here, they say, one’s feet are grounded in the sands of time.

Honeymoon Offer:

• Complimentary romantic dinner

• Complimentary sunset canapes and cocktail by the beach

AYANI Kalutara

SRI LANKA ****

What makes AVANI Kalutara Resort so special is its exquisite blend of genuine Sri Lankan traditions and colonial majesty with sophistication and contemporary design.

As for its location, the resort is set between a picture-perfect tropical beach and the lush Kalu Ganga River. Explore the enchanting surroundings and get to see the world’s only hollow Buddhist shrine as well as a grand plantation mansion among many other sites. After a sightseeing-packed day or a kayaking trip along the river, head back to the resort and indulge in soothing treatments with an Ayurvedic spa ritual. To cap off your evening in paradise, enjoy a seafood banquet at your candlelit table on the beach.

Needless to say, this is a place made for romance, and a wedding ceremony at AVANI Kalutara Resort will surpass ail expectations. Choose between an intimate celebration or a buoyant Sri Lankan wedding with its colours, dances and rituals. Where else could you begin your life together on the back of a lusciously decorated elephant?

Angsana Balaclava Mauritius

***** INDIAN OCEAN

Angsana Balaclava Mauritius epitomises relaxation, rejuvenation and romance. This 5-star boutique beach resort, located close to the capital and Grande Baie, occupies a blissfully secluded spot on the island’s northwest corner. Its position is perfect for tropical sunsets and the resort is surrounded by natural beauty.

Inside, the stylish juxtaposition of deep-coloured wood and rough stonework add to the relaxed elegance of Angsana Balaclava Mauritius. The resort features only suites and a villa, some with private infinity pools that look out to the ocean.

The hotel’s dedication to love is undeniable. As a romantic destination this could not be more idyllic and intimate. Meanwhile honeymoon packages are available to suit any need, featuring such delights as spa couples massages at the sublime Angsana Spa and private dining.

Honeymoon offer:

• 10% early booking offer

• Free room upgrade upon availability

• One bottle of sparkling wine

• One special dinner

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

MALDIVES *****

Slick, modern, luxury design contrasts beautifully with the ambrosial tropical island scenes here at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi. This is amongst the highest rated Maldivian retreats — a sanctuary with the look, service and sheer sophistication of the world’s top resorts.

Spacious buildings feature floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides that capture the ever-spectacular views of the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, while the surrounding ocean is dotted with stilted villas elegantly perched over the water. The incredible Talise Spa is a lavish delight for the romantics, helping to make the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi one of the most luxurious and remote retreats on earth.

Naturally, this is an unrivalled honeymoon destination. Just sit back and take in the opulence around you while you enjoy quality time with your loved one. Sit down to a meal under the stars, before moving onto the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi’s sublime cocktail bar.

Honeymoon offer:

• 30% early booking discount

• One bottle of sparkling wine

Jmeirah Vittaveli

***** MALDIVES

Combining the traditional thatched architecture of the Indian Ocean islands with a superb modern twist, the striking design of Jumeirah Vittaveli is alluring to say the least. Occupying its own tiny island in the paradisal Maldives, Jumeirah Vittaveli is the ultimate getaway and, needless to say, is incredibly romantic.

Spindles of water villas and jetties extend from the island sandbanks, surrounded by emerald water of a shallow lagoon. On the island itself, Jumeirah Vittaveli is comprised of luxury suites, open terraces, huts and outhouses. It is home to an exceptional spa, fine dining restaurants and beach bars where the party is all yours.

Without a doubt, the hotel’s glorious island in the Maldives is an ideal setting for a honeymoon; Jumeirah Vittaveli ensures your romantic holiday is steeped in luxury.

Blue Voters

ANTIGUA *****

Antigua is the quintessential Caribbean island paradise and Blue Waters showcases ie very best of what to expect if you’ve never visited the island before. This beachfront resort embodies elegance coupled with the kindfofilaid back charm for tiich the Caribbean is so renowned. That’s because it’s a family-run place, and that level of intimacy and personal attention runs throughout your stay, and your exotic ceremony.

Imagine the scene: brilliantly white colonial style buildings overlook secluded beach coves while infinity pools, terrace restaurants and an oceancraft cocktail bar dot the sheltered beachfront.

Blue Waters provides an expert wedding coordinator and arvarray of venue options So if you’d like an alternative to the classic beach wedding, try the wedding gaz which overlooks an azure Caribbean Sea at the end of a beautiful garden pathway.

Honeymoon offer:

Rendezvous

SAINT LUCIA *****

Known affectionately as the boutique hotel for couples, Rendezvous in Saint Lucia practically defines the romantic holiday. Love is always in the air here on Saint Lucia’s gorgeous Malabar Beach, just outside of Castries, where everything is designed with only you and your partner in mind.

With this in mind, you’d be right to imagine weddings and honeymoons at Rendezvous as quite glamorous affairs. The discrete positioning of the resort, the undeniable romance of Saint Lucia’s coastal scenes and the hotel’s long standing dedication to all things love and marriage means that wedding and honeymoon packages at Rendezvous are some of the best in the Caribbean. Rendezvous prides itself on attention to details, leaving nothing more to be desired.

Honeymoon offer:

• One free honeymoon massage

• Receive one bottle of champagne

Grand Velas Rivera Maya

CANCUN *****

Experience your dream wedding at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, one of the most romantic resorts in Mexico. From engagements to vows, the hotel’s attention to detail will make the moment unforgettable. Have this once-in-a-lifetime event in the resort’s unique venues accompanied by family and friends. This is a high-end luxury all-inclusive hotel where you will find a personalised service and AAA 5 Diamond rated facilities.

Grand Velas Resort is located in Mexico’s exotic Riviera Maya and is set within a lush jungle, with a pristine white-sand beach caressed by the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the

Caribbean Sea.

Here, your guests will discover luxurious accommodations with their own distinct atmosphere. Rooms include spacious guestrooms with views of the jungle and lavish oceanfront suites. Enjoy sumptuous dining options in the eight on-site gourmet restaurants. Let the hotel’s wedding specialists assist you in crafting a magical event and take care of every detail on your special day.

Honeymoon Offer:

• $50 spa credit per adult per day

• Bottle of sparkling wine

• Romantic breakfast in bed

• Romantic dinner on the terrace

Viceroy Riviera Maya

***** CANCUN

Hidden away in a small village near Playa del Carmen, Viceroy Riviera Maya is more a quiet retreat than a bustling beach resort. Its gardens extend from a white sand beach deep into the rainforest. Choose from beachfront huts or rainforest eco-villas that merge with their natural surroundings and bring guests close to nature.

As a romantic destination there is little that matches the mystique of the Riviera Maya. The powerful Mayan legacy coupled with the wild feel of the Viceroy make this an incredibly intimate yet vivacious hotel.

As such, it’s an altogether enveloping place in which to tie the knot, and weddings here are not just limited to the beach. The tropical scenery is stunning, and its secluded position gives you the privacy you need for an intimate ceremony. But don’t be fooled into thinking this brilliant resort does things quietly. The beach bar, grill and outdoor restaurant come alive after-hours, ready to entertain your guests into the night.

Honeymoon Offer:

• Bottle of sparkling wine

Banyan Tree Phuket

THAILAND *****

Phuket is known as «The Pearl of the Andaman», Banyan Tree Phuket lives up to its regal setting and practically defines the island’s idea of what luxury hospitality should be. In fact, the resort is where the ‘all pool-villa’ concept was born, and is one of the most luxurious spa retreats in Thailand. Its award-winning architecture hints at a more traditional Thailand, while state-of-the-art facilities remind you that you are experiencing the pinnacle of opulence.

The elegant foundation upon which this resort is built slots naturally within its surroundings. It does not disturb the local ecosystem, rather Banyan Tree Phuket delights in showing it off in all its verdant glory with scenic lagoons, coconut groves and fountain pools dotted about an area close to the beach.

Of course, Banyan Tree Phuket is no stranger to love, and every romantic getaway is covered, including enchanting lagoon dinner cruises and exclusive couples’ spa retreat packages. The one-bedroom villas are perfect for couples while the two-bedroom villas are designed with families in mind.

Honeymoon offer:

• In-villa decoration with one bottle of wine

• Exclusive discount on spa treatments

The Sarojin Khao Lak

THAILAND *****

There are few resorts in Thailand that display such mind-blowing beauty as The Sarojin in Khao Lak. This boutique adults-only resort has it all — a white powder beach barely touched, spectacular tropical surroundings that envelop the pool, fountains and perfectly kept lawns, private pool villas, bars and restaurants hidden amidst the flora. It also has the deluxe Pathways Spa, an intimate spa haven floating over the main estuary.

If it’s a tropical setting for your wedding or honeymoon you seek, The Sarojin is the picture of perfection. Wedding ceremonies have the choice of beach, rainforest or the beautiful temple on site. Traditional Thai custom enters into every auspice: imagine being sent on your way to married bliss on an elephant’s back.

In addition The Sarojin also provides an ‘Imagineer’ — a specialist coordinator able to design unique, tailored experiences for the honeymooners.

Honeymoon offer:

• Free 5-course degustation food and wine dinner.

W Retreat & Spa Bali — Seminyak

***** BALI

Think of Bali, and you automatically think perfection Then a place like W Retreat & Spa Bali Seminyak appears and redefines your concept of excellence. Apart from the classic scenes of palm-fringed white sand beaches next to rainforests and small, bustling market towns of Bali, W Retreat brings you an added level of sophistication. Ultra-modern and exquisitely stylish, Bali has never had a resort quite like this.

The colours, textures and luminescent glow that encapsulate this resort are invigorating and enthralling. With W’s inimitable style in mind, W Retreat is as much a classy, secluded wonder as a fashionable social hub. The romance here sizzles, and the social life is just as vibrant.

Thinking about the perfect romantic escape or honeymoon? Look further than Bali, look at W Retreat.

Honeymoon offer:

— One free night included

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