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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The Boca Raton in Florida has been entirely redesigned

Recently reopened after a $65million transformation, The Boca Raton has been entirely redesigned by the renowned architecture and design firm, Rockwell Group. Paying homage to the pink hues of Boca Raton, the tower's exterior has been refreshed to a light coastal pink, giving a fresh take on Barbie's dreamhouse, featuring 224 suites and rooms, each with flexible configurations.

Set amongst 200 lake and oceanfront acres, couples are invited to experience the luxury rooms, culinary concepts, a private golden beach, a spa, an 18-hole golf course, a racquet club, a pool club, and much more.

Posted: 28 September 2023

Enjoy a hearty dose of fresh mountain air at the Armancette Hôtel in the French Alps

Enjoy a hearty dose of fresh mountain air at the Armancette Hôtel in the French Alps. Part of the new Almae Collection, Armancette Hôtel is a family-owned hidden gem in the lesser-known, remote town of Saint Nicolas Veroce in Evasion Mont-Blanc. Open year-round, this 19-room hotel is located within the former bakery of the village and offers total privacy, peace and tranquillity in exceptional surroundings. A plethora of activities are available, including guided hikes and mountain biking excursions, where guests can take in breathtakingly verdant views and disconnect from everyday life. Home to an impressive spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor Jacuzzi, three treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness suite, a restaurant, and a wine bar, there is plenty to keep couples entertained.

Posted: 26 September 2023

The Science of the Arctic Expedition Cruise is taking place in June 2024

The Science of the Arctic Expedition Cruise is perfect for couples who want to find out more about the most northern part of the world with a group of like-minded individuals. The perfect opportunity to deepen your connection to one of the world's most rugged and remote archipelagos, travellers will have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sight of polar bears, beluga whales, seals, walruses, reindeer, arctic foxes, and so much more.

Spending 10 days aboard the 104-metre, purpose-built, state-of-the-art Greg Mortimer expedition ship, couples will have the opportunity to listen to a range of exceptional talks, hike across the tundra, cruise past glacier fronts, marvel at fjords, and take to the water on zodiac boat safaris to get closer to some of the world's most stunning landscapes.

Posted: 21 September 2023

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in South Africa has opened its new Loapi Tented Camp

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in South Africa has opened its new Loapi Tented Camp. Offering a wilderness experience in the largest privately protected area in South Africa, couples won't need to share any communal spaces; instead, there are six private safari homes.

With expansive views across arid savannah grasslands, Loapi Tented Camp's private homes are tucked into the contours of the ancient Korannaberg Mountains and can accommodate two or four guests.

Posted: 19 September 2023

Mett Hotels & Resort’s second lifestyle resort has recently opened in Marbella

Mett Hotels & Resort's second lifestyle resort has recently opened on the pristine Marbella-Estepona shoreline. Inspired by the balanced bliss of Mediterranean living and Andalusian charm, the beachfront resort has 249 rooms and suites to choose from, each designed to be beautiful yet functional, with garden, sea, or pool-facing views. For those who wish to be at the heart of the conversation, Lifestyle Pool Rooms can be booked in advance, which have direct access to the Azure Beach Pool, providing immediate access to the hub of the resort.

Posted: 14 September 2023

The Rosewood Resort in Hawaii has reopened its doors

The Rosewood Resort, steeped in centuries of preserved tradition, has reopened its doors. In addition to embodying Hawaii's cultural heritage through craftsmanship, several of the accommodations feature a private lanai to encourage couples to enjoy as much time as possible in the open air. The custom architectural details, furnishings, and fixtures make the most of natural materials and showcase a rich sampling of textures.

Posted: 12 September 2023

Tenuta Zisola in Sicily offers a range of wine tours

Tenuta Zisola lies in south-eastern Sicily, the birthplace of the Nero d'Avola grape, and is just a stone's throw from Noto, a world heritage site famous for its Baroque architecture. Open all year round for wine enthusiasts, Tenuta Zisola is offering new, diversified wine tours with something to suit everyone.

Six wines are produced at Tenuta Zisola, four red and two white, with the aim of bringing out the finest qualities of the historic Nero d'Avola grape. Couples stopping at Zisola can stroll through the 50 hectares of property that extend around the estate, which offers marvellous views of Noto and the surrounding gardens cultivated with vineyards, as well as citrus, olive, and almond trees.

Posted: 7 September 2023

Beautiful honeymoon destinations in the Seychelles

Mango House Seychelles, a member of LXR Hotels & Resorts, is an exclusive five-star Seychellois oasis offering an authentic yet luxurious private residence experience within a remote island location. The ultimate choice for couples looking to combine romance with a dose of art and culture, the property was originally owned and lived in by celebrated Italian photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri. Mango House occupies the same land, mirroring the architecture of the photographer's stylish and distinctive contemporary style.

Home to 41 luxurious rooms and suites all with magnificent views of Anse Aux Poules Bleues Bay, the accommodations vary in size from a King Premium Ocean View to a Three-Bedroom Bay House with Plunge Pool. The most sumptuous choice for honeymooners is the sprawling One-Bedroom Ocean House with Pool, which comprises 130sqm of living space, including a private pool terrace complete with daybeds and a captivating ocean view - just the spot for sundowners à deux.

Posted: 5 September 2023

Romantic getaways in Croatia

Valamar, one of Croatia's leading hotel and resort brands, provides ideal settings for a romantic stay for couples. With luxurious amenities, breathtaking locations, and unparalleled hospitality, these hotels ensure an unforgettable experience for you and your loved one.

Whether it's the enchanting views, intimate Jacuzzi moments, or the exquisite sunset dinners, Valamar's hotels incite an idyllic atmosphere from the moment you arrive. So, take a trip to Croatia to indulge and enjoy personal moments with the special person in your life.

Posted: 31 August 2023

Treat yourself to a UK mini-moon

Located on the Duke of Somerset's Estate in the beautiful village of Maiden Bradley, The Bradley Hare has 12 bedrooms and offers the perfect countryside escape this summer. Swap the two-hour flights, for a two-hour drive from London, to experience the ultimate stylish stay with James Thurstan Waterworth, ex-European design director for Soho House, having overseen the Inn's cool, yet authentic interiors. For those who are able to be torn away from soaking in the gorgeous freestanding baths, the sumptuous beds and linens, or the candle-lit dinners, why not enjoy romantic springtime strolls around the estate? Swap the Aperol Spritz in the Tuscan rolling hills, for a Hare on the Rocks in the sunny Wiltshire countryside this summer.

Posted: 29 August 2023

Discover the thrill of South Africa with these new properties

South Africa is set to continue to grow its immense popularity amongst British travellers. Brace yourself for captivating adventures and awe-inspiring new additions as South African Tourism explores the country of endless possibilities.

BABOHI Lodge is a gorgeous luxury retreat designed for adults with impeccable dining experiences and refined service, set amidst 11,000 hectares of the sprawling Waterberg.

Immerse yourself in one of the 25 rooms and suites, each offering spectacular views of the wilderness, some with private plunge pools and wood fired hot tubs. Guests can choose to get hands on with wild game on a wood fired grill, or enjoy al fresco dining under sweeping starry skies.

Posted: 24 August 2023

Camp Doros by Ultimate Safaris has opened in the heart of Damaraland, Namibia

Camp Doros, nestled in the heart of Damaraland in Namibia, is a new space perfect for honeymoons. Small and intimate, Camp Doros is open 365 days a year and offers a special connection to the fragile wilderness and wildlife of its semi-arid mountainous savanna landscape. Each of the six shaded tents (one of which is a family unit) is raised on platforms, uses solar-powered energy, recycled material destined for the landfill to create comfortable furniture, and wastewater processed through a sophisticated reclamation process – all without compromising comfort or safety.

Camp Doros is perched on a high bank overlooking a riverbed and is completely hidden by Mopane Trees. Guests at Camp Doros will enjoy the fully immersive exploration of Damaraland, where they can take in the sheer magnitude of the environment and learn about the rich culture of Namibia.

Posted: 22 August 2023

Hidden gem road trips across the UK

Motoring experts at LeaseCar.uk have named the 10 best-hidden gem road trip spots for those seeking to find undiscovered yet beautiful places across the country.

Stretching over Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, the Malvern Hills were formed out of some of the oldest rocks in England. The stunning panoramic views along the 13 km stretch of hills and the natural mineral water springs for walkers to explore makes the Malvern Hills a great place to explore the rural countryside.

Posted: 17 August 2023

The Montenotte in Ireland has undergone a rebrand

The Montenotte, Cork's urban resort and one of Ireland's leading hotels, has unveiled a new brand identity, featuring a new logo, tagline, bespoke illustrations and a jackalope motif across the property, its website and social channels. The rebrand aims to capture The Montenotte's eclectic personality and charm, as well as its artistic ethos and design focus, showcasing the vibrant and fun foundation underpinning the striking, contemporary hotel. Situated above Cork, The Montenotte's redesign showcases the hotel as a dynamic urban resort, a gateway to the Irish wilderness inviting guests to run wild in the hotel's Sunken Victorian Gardens and the upcoming Woodland Suite Experience which is set to open in Summer 2024.

Posted: 15 August 2023

Purple Ski unveils a new chalet for ski season

Purple Ski, a premier luxury chalet operator offering exceptional properties across the French Alps, has revealed the latest addition to its portfolio, Chalet Harmony in Méribel. The new build, which sleeps up to 15 in seven bedrooms, will be available for stays from December 2023.

Enjoying a privileged position in Méribel's central Duo du Pont area, the opulent new four-story property presents a rare opportunity to combine luxury and complete privacy with proximity to the Alpine resort's charming centre, with its bustling shops, bars, and restaurants as well as the main ski lift area. Chalet Harmony's French owner fell in love with Meribel's authentic village with its excellent skiing and wanted to create a chalet that was respectful of the traditional Alpine chalet style, whilst offering all the modern comforts and features one might need – from state-of-the-art technology to the impressive wine cellar.

Posted: 10 August 2023

Enjoy exquisite al fresco dining in Spain

With the summer holidays in full swing, couples can escape the crowds and explore authentic Mallorca at Can Ribera by Zafiro, a gorgeous four-star boutique hotel with only 21 rooms in the heart of the island, perfect for those looking for a getaway at a slower pace.

Can Ribera is special to the Zafiro brand, as the elegant 19th-century building was the childhood home of Zafiro owners Antonia and Maria Plomer. This familial feeling is felt throughout the hotel with its traditional Mallorcan design and personalised friendly service. At Can Ribera, couples can experience the true bliss of the Balearics, dining al fresco on the terrace, taking a dip in the rooftop pool and sipping sundowners against the mesmerising backdrop of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains.

Posted: 8 August 2023

Historic hotels perfect for honeymoons

Artfully blending years of history and tradition with timeless glamour and luxury, these grand properties across the globe are the places to see and be seen this summer, from historic palaces in St Moritz to legendary family-owned hideaways on the shores of Barbados.

Hidden away at the southernmost tip of Cap d'Antibes, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, has been the setting for deeply glamorous tête-à-têtes and soirées over the past 153 years, playing host to the great and the good in the worlds of art, film, literature, politics, fashion and, of course, royalty. Past guests include the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more. The true Grand Dame of the Cote d'Azur remains beloved the world over by generations of families who return year after year.

Posted: 3 August 2023

Purple Summer has unveiled the newest villa in its portfolio

Luxury villa specialist Purple Summer has unveiled the newest addition to its portfolio, Villa Can Totxa in Mallorca. The breathtaking residence in Pollença sleeps up to eight people in four en-suite bedrooms and is available to book for stays throughout 2023.

The ideal pick for wellness-seekers, Purple Summer can arrange several in-villa spa treatments for guests of Can Totxa, from blow dries to massages and mani-pedis. Guests can even combine a scalp and head massage, which incorporates relaxing, local Mallorcan oils, with a spot of guided meditation and yoga for a truly restorative experience for the body and mind, all of which can be arranged within the lush greenery of the villa's private garden.

Posted: 1 August 2023

Lango Design Hotel & Spa in Kos, Greece, has re-opened for summer

Lango Design Hotel & Spa is an adults-only five-star boutique hotel nestled in a stunning location on the charming island of Kos, Greece, by the famous Lambi Beach. Recently opened for the season, its designed with the wellbeing and relaxation of its guests in mind. Chill by the pool or beach, rejuvenate at the Idolo Spa and indulge in the local astronomically inspired dishes at the KOAN restaurant.

Posted: 27 July 2023

Yazz Collective is a new boutique resort in Fethiye, Turkey

Set within a private bay in Fethiye, Turkey, the new chic boutique resort, Yazz Collective, invites guests to disconnect from everyday life and create long-lasting memories in its idyllic surroundings.

The 16 spacious guest houses are decorated in serene earth tones, complete with light chestnut furnishings to contrast the resort's lush greenery, plush bedding, outdoor showers, colourful art pieces, and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer plenty of light to create an overall feeling of serenity.

An on-site art gallery showcasing works of renowned Turkish painters and sculptors is available to visit, and couples can also create their very own masterpieces in workshops led by resident artists.

Posted: 25 July 2023

The Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel has recently been renovated

Recently renovated for 2023, the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel offers luxury rooms and suites, a range of fabulous amenities and an exemplary culinary offering across multiple restaurants, including its new Mezzino Snack Bar and redesigned à la carte restaurant.

Creating the ultimate rejuvenation experience is the hotel's luxurious Balance Mediterranean Spa, which has been fully upgraded with a complete redesign of both its wellness area and indoor pool. With complimentary access to the 'Valamar Signature Wellness Programme', guests can relax in the steam bath, Finnish sauna, soft sauna, sauna lounge, indoor pool and room with water beds.

Posted: 20 July 2023

Selinda Camp in Botswana has announced new relaxing treatments

Great Plains, an eco-tourism organisation, has announced an assortment of wildly relaxing treatments now available at Selinda Camp in Botswana. The treatments, which can be enjoyed within one of the tents or out on the pool deck, include the 'Great Plains Renewal', which consists of dry body brushing, exfoliation and an African back massage utilising local ingredients. Assisting with muscle relief, it provides a general feeling of well-being – perfect for combating jet lag on arrival.

Alternatively, the 'Out of Africa Couples Treatment' is an experience for two that includes body exfoliation, a facial massage and a body massage using a specially formulated tranquillity balm rich in natural extracts.

Posted: 18 July 2023

Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives has announced a new wellness journey

The eco-luxury resort, Gili Lankanfushi, has announced a new 'Ultimate Vinotherapy Wellness Journey' at its award-winning Meera Spa. The 150-minute wellness experience includes a relaxing foot ritual followed by a pampering body exfoliation. Next, guests are wrapped in a unique blend of cabernet, clay and fresh grapes to cleanse and tone the skin while boosting circulation. Couples will then enjoy a deep muscle fusion massage, leaving them floating on a cloud before they step into a candlelit rose and wine-infused bath for two.

Posted: 13 July 2023

The best honeymoon spots in Europe

Holiday operator, Eliza was here, has found the best honeymoon spots to head to in Europe for every type of couple. From foodies to adrenaline junkies, there's a destination that's bound to float your boat.

Better still – as well as flights and accommodation, if you book your dream post-wedding escape with Eliza was here, car hire is also included – allowing you and your loved one the freedom to fully explore your destination.

Posted: 11 July 2023

Hilton Lake Como in Italy is offering new spa treatments

Hilton Lake Como in Italy is offering new spa treatments for guests and locals at its award-winning eForea Spa and Health Club. A celebration of Lake Como's centuries-old tradition of silk craft and the property's history as a former silk factory, the 'Signature Silk Touch Treatment' harnesses the material's relaxing and soothing benefits. Tailored entirely to the couple's needs, the therapist will select an aromatic oil, then the skin is prepped to release toxins and the flowing massage works into areas of tension, encouraging optimum circulation.

Posted: 6 July 2023

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