If you want an out-of-this-world post-wedding experience, here are our picks of the most luxurious honeymoon destinations on the planet…
Budding Mr and Mrs Crusoes will love the butter-soft sand, swaying palms and brilliant blue water of the Seychelles.
One of its unforgettable retreats is Six Senses Zil Pasyon. On this world-class private-island you’ll find secluded beachside villas, soaring rocky outcrops and sparkling infinity pools.
Paradise is also found at eco-friendly Fregate Island Private. The whole isle, including its seven spotless beaches, is taken up by the hotel. Two of these beaches can be exclusively yours too by turning a sign to read ‘beach occupied’. Heaven.
Doubles at Six Senses Zil Pasyon are from £971 per night*. This includes breakfast, a shuttle boat to La Digue island, cinema screenings and ice creams. Daily activities such as yoga, kayaking and snorkelling also included.
Doubles at Fregate Island Private are from £2,753 per night*. This includes all meals, beer and wine, soft drinks, a three-hour fishing trip, massage, yoga class, introductory scuba session, use of a buggy, all non-motorised watersports, and guided nature walks.
Bali’s combination of lush tropical vistas, white-sand beaches and fascinating culture makes it an out-of-this-world honeymoon hotspot.
Lucky guests at the opulent Chedi Club Tanah Gajah can watch the sun set over the paddy fields and nearby Mount Agung (Bali’s holiest mountain) from the hotel’s candlelit outdoor bar.
For spectacular Indian Ocean views head to The Ungasan Clifftop Resort on the Bukit Peninsula. Thatched villas furnished with linen-draped four-poster beds, freestanding bath tubs and private plunge pools await.
Doubles at Chedi Club Tanah Gajah are from £396 per night*. This includes breakfast, welcome drink on arrival, 24-hour butler service, and a private shuttle to and from Ubud.
Doubles at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort are from £623 per night*, including breakfast.
The most romantic of all the Greek islands. Sun-soaked Santorini is dotted with bride-white villas and turquoise pools perched upon the cliffs, all overlooking the awe-inspiring caldera.
Soak up the dazzling sea-meets-sky vistas from one of The Vasilicos‘ seductive cave-carved suites (the sumptuous Efta Honeymoon Suite is our pick).
Or, toast your nuptials at the buzzy swim-up bar at Aegean-surveying Canaves Oia Hotel.
Doubles at The Vasilicos are from £246 a night*, including breakfast.
Doubles at Canaves Oia Hotel are from £440 a night*, including champagne breakfast.
Rajasthan is the stuff of fairytales. Expect majestic palaces and historic forts, terracotta-hued temples and exotic jungle prowled by tigers.
Romance blooms in the frangipani-filled gardens of Raas Devigarh, where top-notch chefs serve up delectable local dishes, and guests are pampered with holistic rituals at the Ila Spa.
Or, head to regal and rose-hued Amanbagh, a present-day palace replete with Indian marble and intricate archways, turquoise plunge pools and shaded cupolas.
Doubles at Raas Devigarh are from £181 a night*, including breakfast.
Doubles at Amanbagh are from £584 a night*, including breakfast.
Spend days in sun-dappled Tuscany feasting on plump tomatoes, exploring honey-hued mediaeval villages, and wine tasting in the lush vineyards that carpet the hillside.
Village-style sanctuary Monteverdi has pretty cobbled streets, glorious grounds and a peaceful pool surrounded by fragrant gardens. There’s also a heavenly spa, top-flight eatery and romantic library bar.
Set high in the hills over Florence, Il Salviatino has ardour written all over it. This is thanks to its beautiful boudoirs, fine frescoes and grand 19th-century artwork.
Doubles at Monteverdi are from £500 a night*, including breakfast.
Doubles at Il Salviatino are from £363 a night*, excluding breakfast.
*Prices correct May 2017
Guest post by Claire Wilson of Mr & Mrs Smith
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