You’ve survived your father’s speech, the first dance and even the band’s rendition of “Stairway to Heaven” — twice — so now it’s time to make your escape. Read on to discover our top hot spots for your honeymoon soiree!
Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai
If five-star is your norm, where can you go that will really take your breath away? The world’s only seven-star hotel, the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. On arrival, your own private butler will show you around your love nest. Versace bedspread? Check. Hermès bathroom goodies? Check. Television framed in gold? Check.
Most romantic The Royal Suite has a marble and gold staircase and rotating four-poster canopy bed.
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Decisions, decisions. After a tropical breakfast of guava, papaya and mountain apples, do you play tag in the ocean with your honey or share a soothing Wailea couples massage at the hotel’s Spa Kea Lani?
Most romantic A private two-storey villa with its own plunge pool and a panoramic view of the Pacific.
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Singita Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Embrace your wild child with a torchlight safari in South Africa’s Singita Private Game Reserve — a haven for lions, leopards, elephants and rhinos. Expect clawfoot bathtubs and 1986 Meerlust Merlot, not drafty tents and lukewarm stew.
Most romantic The Ebony Lodge suites have private decks with outdoor showers and plunge pools.
Banyan Tree, Seychelles
Lush rainforest, soft white sand, turquoise water and a coral lagoon offer a serene backdrop for 47 plantation-style, private-pool villas.
Most romantic The Presidential Villa — with its own dining pavilion and infinity pool — sits on a private cove.
Château de Bagnols, France
Set among the vineyards of Beaujolais country, this 13th-century, honey-coloured château has a moat with drawbridge and a Michelin-starred restaurant, La Salle des Gardes.
Most romantic The Appartement aux Bouquets with its black marble bath and Louis XVI-style bed.
Photo courtesy Singita Private Game Reserve
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