Seeking a sun-soaked winter honeymoon? Look no further – here’s the low-down on tropical post-wedding sun…
20 Degrees Sud, Grand Baie, Mauritius
An adults-only boutique retreat steps from the ocean’s edge, 20 Degrees Sud is an intimate island home perfect for a romantic beachside honeymoon. The colonial-style rooms have tempting four-poster beds decked out in swathes of cool white linen, and are lined with elegant dark wood. I particularly love Room 2, with its private pool, and Room 4, a spacious suite with stunning tropical views.
Doubles from £120* per night. Includes breakfast and à la carte dinner, plus daily transfers to Grand Baie in a motorised longboat.
Song Saa Private Island, Koh Rong Islands, Cambodia
Song Saa Private Island is a stunning eco-luxe paradise spread out over two pristine isles, with unspoilt tropical horizons and chic villas perched above the clear sea, or dotted around the lush jungle canopy. I love the incredible infinity pool, and there’s a spa and yoga pavilion too, as well as a breezy overwater restaurant and champagne bar. All villas have four-poster beds, incredible ocean vistas and private pools. Honeymoon perfection.
Doubles from £1,144* per night. Includes all meals, house wine, beer and spirits, watersports and boat transfers to and from Song Saa.
Six Senses Yao Noi, Phang Nga, Thailand
With breathtaking ocean vistas in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, Six Senses Yao Noi is an incredibly romantic honeymoon escape. Its rustic private pool villas feel like you’re staying in a luxe treehouse. Perched cliffside, the Ocean Panoramic Pool Villa is my top pick, with a sea facing infinity pool, alfresco dining, refreshing outdoor shower and of course, jaw-dropping views. Each stunning wood-crafted villa also has a 24-hour personal butler.
Doubles from £357* per night. Includes breakfast.
*Prices correct September 2015
Guest post by Claire Wilson of Mr & Mrs Smith
Images from Mr & Mrs Smith