10 Best Honeymoon Destinations

10 BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATION IDEAS 

  1. DELAIR GRAAF WINE ESTATE – STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

Calling all wine lovers! Just a short drive from Cape Town into the most magical wine regions, Stellenbosch is full of beautifully manicured gardens and home of some of the best wineries in the world.

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2. EICHARDT’S PENTHOUSE QUEENSTOWN

Perfect for both a summer getaway or cosy winter escape, Eichardts has the best views in town and just a stone’s throw from all Queenstown has to offer. Adrenaline junkee? You will have the time of your life with bungee, Shotover Jet, Snowboarding, Heli Skiing and more. Relax at Onsens baths with views over the river.

Eichardts Penthouse Queenstown Honeymoon Accommodation

Eichardts Penthouse Image:Kate Drennan

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3. LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL – MALDIVES

LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

A luxury resort in the Maldives made for peaceful off-the-grid retreats

Whether seeking a peaceful hideaway or active adventure, the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu is home to LUX* South Ari Atoll, a luxury resort where your fantasy of a laid-back, desert island paradise is about to come true.

Here, you’ll discover 193 private villas, dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of powder-fine beaches and perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon. On land or above water, sunset facing or sunrise, these super spacious rooms and suites bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.

With a 5-Star PADI dive centre, the resort’s limpid waters are a diver’s nirvana but there’s an equal abundance of snorkelling and opportunities to visit the resident whale sharks. LUX*South Ari Atoll also offers two infinity pools, floodlit tennis courts and a Technogym fitness centre while the LUX* Me spa, is host to a wellness concierge and a menu of indulgent and stimulating treatments.

LUX* South Ari Atoll boasts eight eateries and five bars. East Market is a sophisticated take on a bustling local night market. Umami offers fine dining from separate sushi, teppanyaki and robata counters as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakes and Japanese whiskeys. Allegria, Senses and MIXE stimulate international palettes and the new Beach Rouge introduces the dolce vita of a fashionable beach club to the island.

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LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

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Snorkel with the fishes or go Whale Shark diving!

4. ARGOS IN CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY  (Possibly no longer the safest option)

If hot air ballooning is your thing, Cappadocia is possibly the most magical surreal place i have ever been to.

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5. THE SEASHELL HOUSE

The world famous Seashell house is a gated property …. owners/architects live next door. You will have a private pool, two king beds , kitchenette and BBQ and entire property, both shells . In shell wifi, air conditioning.

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6. KINGSTON and TINYELETI TREEHOUSE – Sabi Sands 

No words.

Kingston treehouse

Kingston treehouse

Ivory Lodge

Lion sands Treehouse

Lion sands Treehouse

7. GIRAFFE MANOR, KENYA

Giraffe Manor is owned by The Safari Collection and is an exclusive boutique hotel, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings, Giraffe Manor has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, guests often remark that it’s like walking into the film Out of Africa: indeed, one of its twelve rooms is named after the author Karen Blixen.

However, the most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffe who may visit morning and evening, sometimes poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary. Giraffe Manor can be booked for the night or as part of a complete tailor-made safari with The Safari Collection.

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8. Keelmala – Birds Nest Villa – Phuket

Birds’ nests, seedpods, thatched hobbit holes: Phuket resort Keemala’s pool villas are incredible architectural anomalies, and an intriguing mix of history and myth, loosely based on ancient tribe dwellings. Nestled in glorious greenery – a short drive from Patong beach – the resort’s holistic philosophy proposes healing spa rituals, healthful home-grown cuisine and an eco-friendly ethos. Naturally, we’re on board.

BIRDS NEST VILLA

BIRDS NEST VILLA

TREE POOL HOUSE

TREE POOL HOUSE

9. VOAVAH Four Seasons – Maldives

Imagine retreating to your own UNESCO haven where no one is watching and anything is possible. A space to spend captivating moments with family and friends, a place to play and explore to your heart’s content, a secluded sanctuary to retreat and spa, the most exclusive VIP venue to celebrate and party, and an inspiring landscape to meet and motivate. Get ready to design your Voavah experience.

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Four Seasons Maldives Honeymoon Accomodation

Four Seasons Maldives Honeymoon Accommodation

10. Head Over Hills, Knysna, South Africa

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WHERE WE WENT:

We started with a weeks road trip From San Sebastian in Spain up through all the little surfer towns and wine regions through Bordeaux, Hossegier, and Bordeaux, Chambord to Paris. Then We Flew to Santorini, spending 3 nights at Lilium and 1 night at Secret Santorini, splurging on a private 116-course degustation. It was wow.

Lilium Villas Santorini

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Secret Santorini

 Secret Santorini Honeymoon Accomodation

Photo: Kate Drennan

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La tour d’Henri IV – Saint Emilion, France

Cheap experience in the heart of the wine region, Saint Emilion just outside of Bordeaux – a vibrant beautiful city with so much life.

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Disclaimer: These are just ideas – this is not a paid sponsorship. I have no affiliation to these destinations. Please make your own informed decision on whether they are right for you.

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