Are you planning your honeymoon, but not sure where in the world to start? We’ve combined some of the most luxe and exotic destinations from around the globe that you have probably never considered. So grab your groom, update your passport and pack your bags, fairies, because we’re in for a once in a lifetime ride.
There’s no denying the exotic appeal of Brazil as one of the hottest new luxury travel destinations. Far enough away from the mega cities yet close enough so as not feel isolated, Ponta dos Ganchos Resort is luxury in real Brazil. Ponta dos Ganchos is set against a secluded backdrop of rainforest, edged by sandy bays and the crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast. Located on its own private peninsula, the resort boasts sophisticated, charming bungalows finished with simple, uncluttered décor in neutral tones for serene relaxation. Many bungalows feature outdoor terraces complete with Jacuzzis overlooking coastal vistas or the lush green of the rainforest. Renown for sheer comfort, perfection of cuisine at Beach Restaurant and the exceptional quality of services, Ponta dos Ganchos is a magical escape.
The very notion of Marrakech conjures up images of an exotic oasis. The Royal Palm Marrakech captures this spirit with a supremely luxurious hotel featuring the perfect blend of elegance and modernity. Set over 231 hectares of surreal landscapes, Royal Palm Marrakech is built in the heart of a century-old olive grove with unbelievable views of snowy peaks in the distance. This sustainable, luxury hotel seamlessly integrates the old and the new as Moroccan influences punctuate exceptional, modern finishes. Royal Palm Marrakech features a spectacular 18-hole golf course, three world class restaurants, lavish suites and villas and a day spa. Located just outside of colourful and cosmopolitan Marrakech and only 40 minutes from the picturesque Atlas Mountains, the Royal Palm Marrakech is a sublime destination unlike any other.
3. Canouan Island, St. Vincent and The Grenadines
Located on the southern tip of Caribbean, Canouan Island is an exotic escape boasting pristine blue waters and a blissful, tropical climate. The luxurious Canouan Resort blends into 300 hundred lush acres of tiny Canouan Island, a remote sanctuary for pure relaxation. Featuring unspoiled seascapes, secluded coves and an abundance of picturesque diving and snorkeling locations, The Canouan Resort offers visitors a truly exotic escape. The selection of villas and suites capture the breathtaking views with lush, natural finishes and a sense of calm throughout. One of the most spectacular features of Canouan Resort is The Amrita Spa. With treatment suites built overwater, the glass bottom floors give serene views of marine life below during rejuvenating treatments.
4. Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Vietnam has enjoyed a boom in popularity in recent years thanks to incredible natural scenery and a rich cultural heritage. However, nowhere has re-invigorated Vietnam’s luxury hotel scene quite like The Nam Hai. This enchanting resort is located near the ancient trading port city of Hoi An, lining a seemingly infinite stretch of pure white sand. The Nam Hai resort infuses contemporary, elegant designs with an abundance of dark wood furniture, slate floors and sleek finishes. The sumptuous villas and suites are an expression of pure luxury and comfort, set amongst lush green gardens and the ocean’s edge. Three symmetrical swimming pools cascade down the manicured lawns to Ha My Beach, a stretch of white sand looking across the South China Sea. The Spa at The Nam Hai features eight stunning spa villas floating on a private lagoon and offers a wide selection of natural therapeutic treatments and holistic beauty rituals, all designed with total well-being in mind. The Nam Hai has become one of Vietnam’s must see destinations in its own right, while being perfectly located to enjoy the magnificent cultural experiences on offer.
5. Limpopo Province, South Africa
There is something truly exotic and majestic about the notion of going on safari. The Zulu Camp at Shambala is a remarkable destination, capturing the thrill of being on safari while offering complete comfort and luxury.
The Zulu Camp is built in traditional Zulu style, with streams from the nearby river running through the captivating camp. Capturing the natural beauty of its surrounds, Zulu Camp offers guests a refuge of complete relaxation, contemplation and adventure. Within this beautiful setting, guests have the chance to reflect and gain a true understanding of the connection of their surrounds with the environment. At Zulu Camp, the unhurried atmosphere, combined with the natural beauty of the surroundings, creates a romantic backdrop for an idyllic bush retreat. Villas offer guests a private oasis, combining natural materials and luxurious touches for a complete safari experience like no other.
6. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
When dreaming of exotic holiday destinations, it’s hard not to picture the idyllic blue waters and picture perfect villas of Bora Bora. The Pearl Beach Resort & Spa captures this image like no other, located on 17 waterfront acres of unspoiled coral reefs and blue lagoons. The Pearl Beach Resort & Spa offers guests the ultimate in simplistic, sophisticated luxury, with thatched-roof, Polynesian-style bungalows scattered in lush tropical gardens and across the turquoise water. The rich natural beauty of the resort invites guests to partake in a wide variety of water sports such as kayaking, outrigger canoeing and catamaran cruises. However, with private bungalow balconies that were made for relaxation, the temptation to do nothing at all is just as strong.
7. Zadar, Croatia
Boasting incredible scenery, a vibrant culture and charismatic locals, Croatia is emerging as Europe’s most exotic new destination. The Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera, Zadar captures stunning views across the Adriatic Sea, Kornati Islands and the imposing Velebit mountain range. Undoubtedly Croatia’s finest resort and wellness spa, The Falkensteiner combines relaxation and world class facilities in a relatively unexplored destination. The sophisticated and spectacular architecture of The Falkensteiner exudes Mediterranean flair, creating a unique, luxurious ambience. With flawless service catering to your every whim, life at The Falkensteiner is tranquil, peaceful and uplifting. Located in close proximity to some of Croatia’s most magnificent natural wonders and the cosmopolitan energy of Zadar, The Falkensteiner is the luxury destination to experience the best of Croatia.