Three Idyllic Honeymoon Destinations

 Add these DREAMWORTHY HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS to your wishlist …

For adventure-loving environmentalists …

Follow in the footsteps of the royal couple-of-the-moment, Harry and Meghan, and try Botswana (where they spent a pre-engagement holiday). The newly-opened Qorokwe camp in Botswana’s south-eastern Okavango Delta, offers a boutique safari experience. There are just eight tented suites and one family suite with a splash pool. Day and night game drives are a highlight while the surrounding scenery will linger in the mind long after the holiday has finished. As for the environmental footprint, the camp is solar powered with all the water heated by thermodynamic solar geysers.

www.wilderness-safaris.com.

Sand, sea and sensual details …

If you’re getting married in the autumn, then check the opening offers at the Avani Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas in Thailand (from September). This secluded coastal hideaway with expansive gardens, prioritises pared-back design and has 58 stylish rooms with balconies or sea-facing villas with plunge pools. At the heart of the resort is the lobby and all-day dining restaurant, while other facilities include two pools, a gym and The Pantry. This beachside bar is a great place for long, lingering lunches. There’s also a watersports centre and an Avani Spa where tailored treatments are on offer. Therapists conduct a consultation before recommending one of four treatment options; Boost, Balance, Calm and Purify.

www.minorhotels.com.

For traditionlist romantics …

In the Pho valley of Lombardy, L’Albereta hotel is immersed in beauty and surrounded by vineyards making it a tranquil escape after the inevitable demands of weddings and their build-up. The cinematic surroundings are an impressive backdrop to the 38 rooms, which are decorated in understated, yet warm hues. Ettore Mocchetti is responsible for the design – he is an architect and editor of AD Italy and the decor unites space, light and harmony. Do book the Cabriolet Suite – a special bedroom where the roof retracts allowing honeymooners to sleep under the stars, in a sumptuous four-poster bed. It also has a lovely balcony with a table for two overlooking the vineyards, while the bathroom facilities also include a relaxing hydro-massage bath. Also on-site is the Espace Chenot, one of Italy’s foremost medical and wellness spas.

www.albereta.it.

Penny McCormick

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