Thailand – Keemala, Phuket
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Phuket may be a busy tourist destination but just a short drive from Patong beach is a blissful eco-spa resort with a difference. Based on ancient tribal living, the cocoon-like Bird’s Nest and Tree Pool Villas at Keemala nestle in the canopy of the rainforest, with views of the mountains and sea. With your own pool and sun deck perched on stilts, plus a four-poster bed and al-fresco bath, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles from anyone. Heaven…
Book it! Prices from £345.06 including breakfast, a villa host and personal fitness programme. mrandmrssmith.com
Brazil – Ponta dos Ganchos Resort
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If the Rio 2016 Olympics fired up your passion for South America, then the Bungalow Especial Vila Esmeralda at this Emerald Coast resort is one to start saving for. With its own private wine cellar plus jacuzzi bath, sauna, infinity pool and underground fitness centre all with views of the sparkling sea and evening sunsets, even Usain Bolt would be happy to check into this one.
Book it! Double rooms at the Ponta Dos Ganchos resort start at around £850 per night including breakfast. The Especial Vila Esmeralda costs from £1,255.49 per night in low season including breakfast. lhw.com
Namibia – Chobe Water Villas
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Fancy a safari, but not so keen on the dusty Jeep rides and canvas accommodation? Then why not consider a visit to this brand-new, all-inclusive resort situated in the Zambezi region of Namibia? The high-spec villas here have 180-degree views over the river and are reached only by boat (so romantic). Snuggle down on your balcony day bed and use your own personal telescope to watch elephants roam wild in their natural habitats, just across the river.
Book it! Prices start at £333 per person per night including safari activities and full board. chobewatervillas.com
USA – The Mark Hotel, New York
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When it comes to class, NYC’s swanky hotels have it nailed. Situated on exclusive Madison Avenue, The Mark is about as lavish as hotels come – with its designer furnishings by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, personal shoppers on call whenever you need them, deep marble baths with flat-screen TVs and one-touch room controls that take care of lights, music and temperature. Want to bring your pet? There’s even a special canine dinner menu, stylish dog beds and signature water bowls.
Book it! Prices from around £430 a night for a Superior Courtyard Queen room. themarkhotel.com
Indian Ocean – Baros, Maldives
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Perched above the water with nothing but pure blue skies and a never-ending horizon around you, a honeymoon in a water villa has some serious romance credentials. Just a 25-minute speedboat ride from Maldives International Aiport, the villas at Baros not only have their own individual pools, but also direct access to the clear blue lagoon below – meaning you can swim with the colourful marine life. There’s also a 24/7 ‘villa host’, BOSE sound system and outdoor day bed.
Book it! Double rooms cost from £531.70 including breakfast. mrandmrssmith.com
India – Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
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Get ready to rock your honeymoon like royalty (or at least Mick Jagger, just one of the hotel’s famous visitors) – this floating palace is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. With their beautiful hand-painted décor and ornate furnishings, the rooms gaze out over the water and have everything from ‘sleep kits’ with essential oils to help you relax, to in-room yoga kits. There’s also a butler on-hand to bring you whatever you need, whenever you want it. The dream.
Book it! Rates start at £585.30 per night for a Luxury suite, including breakfast and transfer. tajhotels.com
UK – The Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield
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For a lavish experience that doesn’t involve flights, this quaint 15th-century coaching inn (just 20 minutes from London) hides a fantastically quirky interior that includes 32 individually-designed suites. Each one is different, but think decadent velvet walls, mirrored ceilings, copper baths and Moroccan chandeliers. It’s all totally over the top but if you’re looking for a minimoon with a difference, this is one hotel stay you’ll never forget!
Book it! Rooms start from just £99 a night for a Townhouse room, including breakfast. crazybeargroup.co.uk/Beaconsfield
Crete – YouPhoria villas, Chania
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Forget having just one measly hotel room for your honeymoon, how about a whole house to yourselves for the week? Situated in the hills and surrounded by olive groves, these contemporary villas all have state-of-the-art underfloor cooling/heating systems, private infinity pools, sleek and luxurious furnishings and breathtaking views of Crete’s Kissamos Bay. The best bit? They’re pretty affordable too. Hurrah!
Book it! Rates start at £1,500 a week for the one-bedroomed Villa Abyss in low season. youphoriavillascrete.com
From private infinity pools to 24/7 butler service these honeymoon suites are incredible. Get ready to develop serious wanderlust and book your dream holiday now.
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