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The coolest all-inclusive honeymoons

Looking for an all-inclusive honeymoon that’s actually fun? We’ve rounded up the best resorts from around the world

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The coolest all-inclusive honeymoons
The beautiful Kuramathi Island Resort in The Maldives

Think an all-inclusive honeymoon means naff wristbands and bad buffets? Think again. Here’s our pick of the most luxurious all-in romantic holidays for the ultimate relax… 

Kuramathi Island Resort, The Maldives
When it comes to dreamy honeymoon destinations, The Maldives always delivers. Most resorts only offer half board, but Kuramathi Maldives has an incredible all-inclusive package that is pretty special. This stunning resort manages to mix laid-back island cool with seriously luxurious touches and amazing facilities (including two, yes TWO, oceanfront infinity pools!). You and your new Mr can spend your days snorkelling around the stunning house reef, indulging in some spa treatments and working your way around the amazing restaurants and bars. There is even a Champagne Loft here. We know. We’ll see you there. 


Book it: Kuoni offer seven nights all-inclusive in a garden villa, including flights on Sri Lankan Airlines from Heathrow via Colombo and speedboat transfers in resort. The price for October 2017 is from £2,348 per person, based on two sharing.  
Getting there: Flights from Heathrow, via Colombo, take around 11 hours.

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Lion Sands, South Africa
Imagine dining al fresco with your new husband, under the stars in the South African bush. Heavenly, right? Head to Lion Sands for a super-stylish safari honeymoon and you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. Stay in one of the 20 gorgeous thatched rooms that overlook the bush or the Sabie River, then head out on one of the twice-daily game drives to spot the Big Five. The food here is amazing, and you’re in for a treat whether you decide to eat in the open-air of the boma or in the grand surroundings of the dining room. For a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, book a night in one of the romantic tree houses. The views are out of this world and are guaranteed to induce peak Instagram-envy among your friends!


Book it: Five nights all-inclusive with Virgin Holidays Wonderlist, including Virgin Atlantic flights from Heathrow direct to Johannesburg with transfers, from £3,265pp. Price is based on two adults sharing a standard room. 
Getting there: Flights from Heathrow take around 11 hours.

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Sandals Montego Bay, Jamaica
Wave so-long to that wedding diet, with a stay at the indulgent Sandals Montego Bay resort. The all-inclusive package includes unlimited gourmet dining at nine incredible restaurants and premium drinks at five bars – there’s even a swim-up pool bar – so cool! The food here is exceptional and you’d be forgiven for wanting to do nothing but spend your days moving from one restaurant to another (sounds like heaven to us!). But the resort, with its authentic Jamaican vibe, has so much more to offer. A stunning reef-protected beach, luxurious suites that scream romance and the lush Red Lane Spa, will all make this a honeymoon to remember.


Book it: Seven nights at Sandals Montego Bay in a Luxury Room costs from £1,395pp. Price includes Luxury Included (all-inclusive) accommodation, return flights from Gatwick and transfers. Price based on select dates between 01 May to 23 June 2017. 
Getting there: Flights from Gatwick take around nine hours. 

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Melati Beach Resort and Spa, Koh Samui
Located on the north-east coast of the island, Melati Beach Resort and Spa is a tropical paradise, complete with a private beach with its own waterfall – how much more romantic can you get?! If you’re looking for a honeymoon packed with adventure, Melati is the perfect base. With some incredible snorkelling right on your doorstep, Koh Samui is also a great destination for scuba divers, so be sure to book an excursion out to the best dive spots. You can also hire bikes to explore the tropical surroundings, as well as kayaks to paddle around the clear waters. If this all sounds a bit tiring, take yourself off to the award-winning spa, before enjoying a romantic candlelit supper on the beach to toast married life. Bliss.


Book it: Seven nights all-inclusive from £2,049 per person, based on two adults sharing a Grand Deluxe Room, including return economy class flights from Heathrow via Bangkok and private transfers. Visit westernoriental.com 
Getting there: Flights from Heathrow to Bangkok take around 12 hours.

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Keyonna Beach Resort, Antigua
Seating plan stress? Forget it! Uninvited plus ones? Whatevs! As soon as you arrive at this chilled-out island paradise all those wedding worries will be a distant memory. Nestled on the south-western coast of Antigua, Keyonna Beach Resort is all about taking it easy. Long stretches of secluded white beaches, the dazzling blue of the Caribbean Sea, your own private beach cottage and a rum cart that serves cocktails and punch direct to your beach bed – Keyonna has got it just right. Book the all-inclusive honeymoon package for cool extra touches like fresh flowers and a bottle of champagne in your room when you arrive, a couple’s massage and a private candlelit three-course dinner on the beach. You’re worth it, obviously…

 
Book it: An all-inclusive, seven-night stay in a beach view cottage, on the Honeymoon Package, costs £3,745 per couple. Flights not included.
Getting there: Flights with British Airways, from Heathrow to Antigua, start at around £514pp, and take eight and a half hours.

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Ikos Oceania, Halkidiki
Short-haul honeymoons are a great way to make your money go further, so put that extra cash to good use and book into the uber-luxe Ikos Oceania Resort, on the Greek peninsula of Halkidiki. The hotel has just had a major refurbishment and everything nails Mediterranean elegance, from the landscaped gardens that lead to the private beach, to the modern suites. With menus carefully designed by Michelin-starred chefs, expect the best of the best in all-inclusive dining. You can even opt for the Dine Out experience, and discover what culinary delights the locals have to offer at some of the best nearby restaurants, at no extra cost. All this plus a spa, free mountain biking, yoga, windsurfing and use of the tennis courts – among many other activities; what more could you possibly want, hey?


Book it: Ikos Oceania offers all-inclusive stays from £180 a night, based on two people sharing a double room. Flights not included.
Getting there: Flights with EasyJet, from Gatwick to Thessalonki Airport, start at around £134pp, and take just over three hours.

Words by Sarah Dawson

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