Honeymoon and travel ideas for couples in the North West

Whether looking for long haul or UK honeymoons, Your North West Wedding has lots of ideas along with essential travel advice.

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Honeymoon News: Sri Lanka’s newest luxury resort will open its doors this March

Sri Lanka’s newest luxury resort will open its doors this March

In March 2024, Sri Lanka's newest luxury resort, Kotiyagala Luxury Villas, will open its doors. This 12-villa all-pool oasis, nestled between Yala's forest and the Indian Ocean, will offer striking villa accommodations, a roofed lounge boasting far-reaching views, a locally-inspired signature restaurant and bar, a rejuvenating Ayurvedic spa and a well-equipped fitness centre. Kotiyagala Luxury Villas will feature contemporary Sri Lankan design emphasising quiet elegance balanced with a natural ambience that celebrates the property's proximity to wildlife, whereby guests will have the opportunity to view the park's 44 native species of mammals, 215 bird species, and the plethora of additional animal species that call Yala home.

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Honeymoon News: Angama Amboseli has opened in the heart of Kenya’s Kimana Sanctuary

Angama Amboseli has opened in the heart of Kenya’s Kimana Sanctuary

Angama Amboseli has officially opened in the heart of Kenya's 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, one of the last havens for the continent's Super Tusker Elephants. The lodge features 10 suites inspired by the elephants, using a combination of canvas, concrete, rattan and even elephant dung, with earthy, neutral tones accented by shades of green and red from the landscape. The property provides exclusive access to an area of Kenya renowned for its lush landscape and remarkable density of wildlife, all anchored by the unrivalled views of the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.

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Honeymoon News: St. Regis Hotels and Resorts is a new resort in Saudi Arabia

St. Regis Hotels and Resorts is a new resort in Saudi Arabia

The new St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, situated on Ummahat Island in Saudi Arabia, is the first private island from which couples will be able to discover the Red Sea. Ummahat Island is fringed by abundant wildlife, marine ecosystems and natural marvels. Guests will be able to snorkel amongst preserved coral reefs, obtain PADI certifications, and embark on scuba diving expeditions to nearby wrecks and discovery sites, including the Blue Hole, a large natural marine cavern adjacent to the resort. The island's crystal-clear, vivid blue water can also be enjoyed by an array of water sports, including stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Excursions to the mainland via a short trip by chartered boat will offer guests the opportunity to explore dormant volcanoes, heritage sites and sweeping desert dunes.

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Honeymoon News: South Africa’s Babylonstoren has launched a new package

South Africa’s Babylonstoren has launched a new package

South Africa's Babylonstoren, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, is one of a few farms in South Africa that keeps, breeds, and milks water buffalo. The latest experience at this restored Cape Dutch farm will see guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the 200-strong herd of Mediterranean Water Buffalo, each with their own name and personality.

After the tour, for a truly immersive farm-to-fork experience, guests can sample mozzarella, yoghurt and butter made from buffalo milk at the estate's resident hyper-seasonal restaurant. Guests can also join the 'Water Buffalo Whisperer', Leonie Botha, for a feeding session with the water buffalo babies, a delight for all the family.

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Honeymoon News: Chenot Espace Spa in Italy has undergone an extensive refurbishment

Chenot Espace Spa in Italy has undergone an extensive refurbishment

The award-winning Chenot Espace Spa at L'Albereta has undergone an extensive refurbishment and is now ready to welcome guests. The meticulously renovated 2,000-square-metre space includes the restoration of the first two floors of the spa and Chenot restaurant using sustainable and natural materials. The Chenot Espace has introduced several new and modernised diagnostic treatment options to further enrich the wellness programmes. These innovative methods aim to help guests unlock and achieve their physical potential, allowing them to leave in their very best condition.

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Honeymoon News: Odera is a new luxury resort in Tinos, Greece, set to open mid 2024

Odera is a new luxury resort in Tinos, Greece, set to open mid 2024

Launching in mid-2024, Odera will be the first luxury boutique hotel of its kind on the unspoilt island of Tinos, Greece. Sitting in a secluded bay with a private beach amongst the island's dramatic landscape, the hotel will comprise 77 rooms and pool suites, an expansive spa and a private beach club. The commitment to preserving the environment and supporting the island's local craftsmanship is reflected in every corner of the hotel, from traditional Tinian stonework and authentic pigeonholes showcasing the island's natural beauty and heritage to meticulously crafted marble furnishings and dining menus that celebrate local suppliers.

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Honeymoon News: Palihouse Hyde Park Village is a new hotel in Tampa, Florida

Palihouse Hyde Park Village is a new hotel in Tampa, Florida

The new Palihouse Hyde Park Village is the first hotel in the Hyde Park Village area and the brand's first foray into Tampa, Florida. Among the amenities are a lobby lounge with a café and bar that offers guests an all-day dining menu as well as coffee, classic cocktails, beer, and wine. Guests can enjoy Palisociety staples, including bath amenities, fine linens, coffee machines and carefully curated mini bars stocked with a premium assortment of snacks and libations. Walls are awash in a soft French grey colour counterbalanced with wood furnishings, a mix of vintage and custom pieces, and beloved brand touches, including hand-picked artwork, curtain-adorned kitchenette cupboards and more.

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Honeymoon News: Suján Jawai in India is celebrating 10 years of business

Suján Jawai in India is celebrating 10 years of business

Celebrating 10 years of business, Suján Jawai has been widely acclaimed as a wilderness destination and impactful safari holiday for the luxury traveller. Founded on the principle of positively safeguarding the surrounding ecosystem and wildlife, it sustains while providing livelihoods to local communities. The result is that wildlife has returned to what were formerly mustard and wheat fields, with a year-on-year increase in leopard sightings, including breeding leopard females who have given birth a number of times to two to three cubs.

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Honeymoon News: The Lamington Group has opened the new Room2 Belfast in Ireland

The Lamington Group has opened the new Room2 Belfast in Ireland

The Lamington Group has opened the new Room2 Belfast, adding to the brand's portfolio of sustainable hometels. Room2 Belfast offers 175 rooms spread across nine floors, a café and restaurant, a coffee roastery, meeting and work spaces, a gym, a bar and a lounge. Keeping in line with Lamington Group's commitment to sustainability, the fully electric hotel features occupancy-enabled rooms, solar energy generation with 100 per cent renewable energy and local sourcing of materials, products and artwork.

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Honeymoon News: StayOne has teamed up with PrivateFly to offer the ultimate alpine adventure

StayOne has teamed up with PrivateFly to offer the ultimate alpine adventure

This winter, StayOne has teamed up with private jet partner PrivateFly to provide the ultimate alpine adventure. The experience includes snow-table dining at a secret mountain location, discovering Verbier's breathtaking landscape with a guided snowshoe walking day, or you can elevate the experience further with a panoramic helicopter flight of the mountains.

Minutes from the slopes and commanding uninterrupted views towards the Mont Blanc Massif, Verbier: Chalet 2 is a picture-perfect setting that promises the ideal getaway.

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Honeymoon News: Genießerhotel Die Forelle in Austria has won an award

Genießerhotel Die Forelle in Austria has won an award

Culinary delights take centre stage at Genießerhotel Die Forelle, an Austrian hotel on Lake Weissensee that has recently won an award for its delicious food. Hotel owner and head chef Hannes Müller focuses on self-sufficiency, which means that all food comes from the region. The kitchen team also places great importance on seasonal cooking and only uses products that are currently growing or have been preserved in their own kitchen. In addition to the culinary delights, the Genießerhotel Die Forelle offers a charming wellness area and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

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Honeymoon News: Forte Village in Sardinia  has been recognised as a sustainability leader

Forte Village in Sardinia has been recognised as a sustainability leader

Forte Village, a luxury family resort located in southern Sardinia, has been recognised as a sustainability leader by The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW). Forte Village has worked on building up a community of sustainability-focused initiatives, with particular attention to its Sardinian shores. Forte Village's dedication to its history and surroundings creates a fulfilling and enjoyable atmosphere for staff, guests and the local community, sharing in the contribution to bettering sustainable travel and protecting the environment for future generations.

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Honeymoon News: Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is offering a discount on honeymoon stays

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is offering a discount on honeymoon stays

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is situated on a private 20-hectare island and is surrounded by picturesque beaches. Combining tropical scenery with modern design, there are 120 villas to choose from, 60 of which are located on the island, and the other 60 are directly on the sea. Made using eco-friendly materials such as bamboo, natural stones and leaves, the resort has a luxurious spa offering Balinese and Thai treatments in the privacy of 10 air-conditioned bungalows. There's also an Indonesian- style pool and a relaxation area with a Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish baths available.

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Honeymoon News: Borgo Tre is a new eco-wellness hotel in Lake Garda

Borgo Tre is a new eco-wellness hotel in Lake Garda

Borgo Tre is a new eco-wellness hotel situated on a spacious mountain meadow in Lüsen, Lake Garda. Scheduled to open in Easter 2024, this elegantly renovated 18th-century farmhouse is a peaceful hideaway with six suites, each with its own private garden or terrace.

The farmhouse retreat is immersed in nature and offers a heated outdoor pool made from local granite, complete with a relaxation area, a yoga terrace, outdoor cabanas, a cold tub and a Finnish sauna furnished with natural wood and stone.

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Honeymoon News: Lopota Lake Resort & Spa in Georgia has unveiled its latest lakeside rooms and suites

Lopota Lake Resort & Spa in Georgia has unveiled its latest lakeside rooms and suites

Lopota Lake Resort & Spa, a 148-acre family-owned resort nestled in the heart of the Kakheti region of eastern Georgia, has unveiled its latest lakeside business complex of rooms and suites. Comprising of 45 rooms and six suites, the new and energy-efficient two-story building boasts a seamless design concept intended to merge beautifully with its natural surroundings.

Maximising the balance with nature, one side of the building spills out onto the lake, and the other is adjacent to Lopota's vegetable garden and one of eight swimming pools.

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Honeymoon News: Reale is a new eco-friendly villa in Sicily

Reale is a new eco-friendly villa in Sicily

Reale is a new eco-friendly villa in Sicily. This is one of the only properties in the Villatravellers collection with an electric car charging point, ensuring guests can get from A to B in a more eco-friendly way. With panoramic views of the Aeolian Islands from a private infinity pool, this luxuriously modern four-bedroom villa is a spacious haven with a romantic terrace and floor-to-ceiling French windows.

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Honeymoon News: Escape to Italy this New Year's Eve

Escape to Italy this New Year's Eve

This holiday season, guests in search of a luxurious alternative to spending New Year in the UK need look no further than the exquisite sister properties, Masseria Petrarolo and Masseria Pistola, nestled within the Tenuta Petrarolo Pistola Estate, in the heart of picturesque Puglia, Italy. These stunning properties offer the perfect backdrop for family gatherings during this festive season.

Masseria Pistola, a beautifully renovated 10-bedroom family home and estate, is perched in a prominent position overlooking the scenic Canale Di Pirro Valley. Nearby, guests will find Masseria Petrarolo, an impressive nine-bedroom fortified farmhouse and estate spanning 60 hectares of olive groves and lush lavender fields with sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea. Both properties have been lovingly restored by British-Swiss entrepreneur Constant Tedder, with interiors designed by the renowned James Waterworth.

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Honeymoon News: Celebrate the festive season in London

Celebrate the festive season in London

Located in the heart of London, with its own distinctive personality, The Academy is ideally situated to enjoy all that the capital has to offer this Christmas. Just a stone's throw from the Oxford Street Christmas Lights, The Academy's Bloomsbury setting is ideal for enjoying seasonal highlights, including Carols at the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park's famous Winter Wonderland. With beautifully appointed rooms and a contemporary take on townhouse living, The Academy is a hidden gem in the lively city, and this Christmas will be offering an array of festive experiences, from mulled wine and hot chocolate on arrival to its own festive afternoon tea.

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Honeymoon News: The Glasshouse in Edinburgh is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas

The Glasshouse in Edinburgh is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas

Set in the heart of Edinburgh, The Glasshouse offers an iconic piece of history in modern times. The hotel features a rooftop garden with panoramic views and an award-winning Snug, where guests can unwind in a homely setting and sample the hotel's extensive range of Scotch whiskies. With its central city location, The Glasshouse is the ultimate spot to soak up the festivities, including Edinburgh's Christmas, which sees the city centre transform into a winter wonderland with markets, funfair rides, and events.

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Honeymoon News: Monkey Island Estate is the ideal countryside getaway this Christmas

Monkey Island Estate is the ideal countryside getaway this Christmas

With a history that dates back 800 years, Monkey Island Estate, situated on a private island in the village of Bray, is the ideal countryside getaway this Christmas. Set within seven acres of picturesque gardens overlooking the River Thames, the estate offers timeless glamour and modern design with its own brasserie and floating spa. Just a 20-minute drive from Windsor Castle, guests can follow in the footsteps of royalty, and visitors will see the State Apartments transformed with shimmering Christmas trees and twinkling lights for the most regal of festive decorations. From 1st-24th December, the hotel will also be offering a special festive afternoon tea, including an assortment of Christmas sandwiches, cranberry and candied orange scones, and a selection of fancies inspired by traditional desserts, including an Irish Coffee Yule Log.

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