What’s the best thing about getting married? The excuse to plan a completely indulging, relaxing, once in a lifetime honeymoon of course. Louise Ryan from lastminute.com.au shares her picks of the world’s most unforgettable honeymoon locations.
French Polynesia is what honeymoon dreams are made of and the island of Bora Bora is by far it’s most breathtaking beauty. For the ultimate honeymoon experience stay in a signature overwater bungalow with direct lagoon access. Spend your days basking in the sun, swimming in turquoise waters and watching the sunset on your private bungalow deck.
Choose the Le Meridien Bora Bora Resort and you’ll also be able to spot tropical fish and marine life through your overwater bungalow’s very own glass floor. If you can manage to drag yourself away from your luxe bungalow, test your newlywed nerves with a shark and stingray snorkel safari, or learn how to paddle board on the clear lagoon waters.
This island paradise is perfect for honeymooners who crave a combination of relaxation and adventure. There are plenty of ways to heat up the romance on this laid back island, whether it’s bike riding down a volcano at sunrise, a day trip to nearby Moloka’i Island, snorkelling with the friendly turtles, or learning to surf aloha style off the shores of Lahaina.
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas on Kaanapali Beach is an ideal place to retreat to at the end of the day, cocktail in hand, watching the sunset from your private ocean view lanai. Or Bliss!
A little closer to home, the newly re-opened One & Only Hayman Island is absolute luxury and the perfect choice for newlyweds who want to stay close to home. After an $80 million facelift, this Whitsunday Island is a bucket list honeymoon destination. Stay in a pool access suite, which gives you direct access into the inviting Hayman Island lagoon style pool from your own balcony.
Spend your early days of marriage relaxing with spa treatments, poolside cocktails, innovative dining, and world class cuisine. For the ultimate in honeymoon romance, take a scenic helicopter flight to the oh so lovely heart reef, the Whitsundays very own love inspired coral composition.
The Maldives is the ideal backdrop to start married life, think breathtaking coral reefs, luxurious bungalow’s and delicious local seafood, the Maldives is about as isolated as you can get. However it is not all about relaxation. If you are the type that likes to get active on holidays, you’re in luck, the Maldives is also renowned as one of the worlds best diving locations.
If you want true seclusion, stay at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa situated on its own island. Your hardest decision is whether you should choose the overwater bungalow option, or opt for your own ocean pool villa. Either way this destination is honeymoon heaven.
Escape to the spiritual oasis of Uluwatu, a world away from the hustle and bustle of busy Kuta. Lastminute.com.au recommends the ultra indulgent Alila Villas Uluwatu for loved up newlyweds. The Panoramic Indian Ocean views and ultra modern touches make you feel like you’re on the set of a James Bond movie, never a bad thing on an island getaway.
For true indulgence, book one of the contemporary pool villas, where you’ll get your own private plunge pool, luxurious day bed and personal butler. Plus if you aren’t relaxed enough, take part in the villas daily yoga classes. Pure heaven.
For more information or to start planning your dream honeymoon visit www.lastminute.com.au