Here are our top five out of this world summer honeymoon destinations for newly-weds hoping to get away from around June to September…
Les Roches Rouge, Côte d’Azur, France
Set along the coast from Nice, Les Roches Rouge is an effortlessly cool boutique hotel in an utterly romantic setting . You’ll find sweeping views of the Mediterranean, a carefully curated cocktail list and a natural saltwater pool right by the sea. In fact it’s so close sea water regularly crashes in. There’s also a petite spa, alfresco bar, and a renowned mod-Provençal restaurant in which to feast on the most delicious market-fresh specialities.
Doubles are from £271 per night*, including breakfast.
Sublime Comporta, Comporta, Portugal
Made up of cosy cabanas assembled from sleek glass, white wood and modernist va-va-voom, Sublime Comporta is a design masterpiece surrounded by pretty woodland and wildflowers. What’s more, it’s all within easy reach of Portugal’s best beach.
It’s all about the outdoors here. Take a late-night dip in the cooling infinity pool before kicking back with a mojito and a plate of the hotel’s famed grilled black pork by the fire pit. Honeymoon bliss.
Doubles are from £179 per night*, including breakfast.
Como Shambhala Estate, Bali, Indonesia
Boutique spa Como Shambhala Estate near Ubud is the place to go if back-to-nature relaxation is on your honeymoon checklist. This jungle wonderland offers holistic therapies from Ayurveda and anti-ageing to Thai massage and stress management. You may not need them, though. Any lingering knots in your shoulder muscles might just untie themselves the second you see these tropical thatched pavilions.
Doubles are from £519 per night*, including breakfast.
Timber Cove Resort, California Wine Country, United States
Timber Cove Resort prides itself on bringing style and nature together. The rugged Pacific coastline looks more than fine from the deckchairs by the fire pit, and in smartly designed rooms you’ll find a record player and stack of LPs. The timber-clad restaurant will have you purring, too, and as for that cellar of Sonoma pinot noir… This might be a summer honeymoon trip worth repeating.
Doubles are from £227 per night*.
Albero Capovolto, Sardinia, Italy
Sun-soaked Sardinia is the perfect spot for a balmy summer honeymoon, with its white-sand beaches and bucolic countryside. We’d check into Albero Capovolto, a charming owner-run bed and breakfast with just six rooms. They’re all furnished with tasteful fashion finds too, and built from honey-hued stacked stone.
Newly-weds can pick up authentic Sardinian kitchen skills with a private cooking lesson, arrange an in-room massage, or simply canoodle by the exceptionally tempting outdoor pool.
Doubles are from £120 per night*, including breakfast.
*Prices correct August 2017.
Guest post by Claire Wilson of Mr & Mrs Smith
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