10 Of The Best Honeymoon Hotspots

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Now the real fun begins. We have put together our picks of some of the best villas in some of the most magnificent hotspots around the world where you can kick back, relax and celebrate your new married life together

Anguilla Villa 61, Caribbean

This breathtaking villa in the Caribbean is the perfect place to relax and unwind post-wedding. The villa features curved ceilings and is surrounded by magnifi cent ocean views and swaying palm trees, making for an idyllic honeymoon retreat. Newlyweds will have tropical scenery on their doorstep and a wide selection of activities to keep them busy, including access to the villa’s own tennis court and infinity-edge drop pool.
Bookings can be made online at tripadvisor.com.au

Villa Vista Ballena, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

For a spot of Mexican magnificence, head to this hacienda-style home in Los Cabos. The villa overlooks the Sea of Cortez and boasts traditional Mexican features such as handmade tiles, intricate tapestries and beautiful ironwork. Guests will be treated to stunning views, a custom Jacuzzi and in-pool cocktails from the swim-up bar.
Bookings can be made online at tripadvisor.com.au

Villa Bayuh Sabbha, Bali, Indonesia

Sporting views out over Bali’s beautiful coastline, Bayuh Sabbha is a popular choice for honeymoons as well as weddings. Perched on a clifftop 50m above the sea, this villa might not be for those with vertigo but it is for those who want to savour the stunning views on offer. Perks this venue offers include grassy lawns, almondshaped infinity pools, ample private spots for relaxation, breezy living areas and even a view out to the twinkling lights of Java, which can be seen in the distance at night. 
Bookings can be made online at tripadvisor.com.au

Almiral de la Font, Catalunya, Spain

This tranquil haven offers the best of both worlds with its dramatic sea views and historical country magic. A beautifully restored property, Almiral de la Font sits high atop a hillside in the Penedès wine region and offers more than 300 acres of private grounds filled with olive groves, vineyards and fruit trees to explore.
Bookings can be made online at tripadvisor.com.au

Finolhu Villas, Maldives

Club Med’s brand-new luxury resort is due to open in February, 2015, and promises both opulence and relaxation. Perched on stilts above glistening waters and alongside pure white sand, Finolhu Villas epitomise why the Maldives are such a popular honeymoon destination. Luxury is on the menu here and the 52 villas are all situated on their own island offering exceptional privacy. They also feature their own butler and organic spa! It appears Club Med has also endeavoured to be ecologically sensitive by fitting each villa with its own solar panel. 
Bookings can be made online at clubmed.com.au.

Eagle’s Watch, California, USA

Boasting 360° views over Malibu’s most magnificent canyons and seascapes, this villa’s striking architectural form sets it apart from the pack. Hard to miss as you cruise along the Pacifi c Coast Highway, this property offers a distinctive North American experience. Every room in the villa has uninterrupted panoramic views over the stunning landscape surrounding it as the property juts out from the cliff ’s edge — hence its name. 
Bookings can be made online at tripadvisor.com.au

Arajilla Retreat, Lord Howe Island, Australia

For somewhere a little closer to home, Arajilla Retreat is only a two-hour flight from Sydney and offers pristine beaches, untouched wilderness and a truly relaxing experience. Nestled under a canopy of kentia palms and banyan trees, the property is only minutes from Old Settlement Beach where couples can snorkel through scenic waters. The retreat offers the island’s only Ayurvedic Wellness Spa, in addition to five-star dining and a specialised honeymoon package.
Bookings can be made online at arajilla.com.au

Villa Machiavelli, Tuscany, Italy

If sand and sea aren’t on the cards but rolling green hills and rustic vineyards are, consider this historic 16th-century Italian villa, complete with fi ve royal guest suites and a frescoed terrace. Steeped in grandeur and magic, newlyweds will feel like king and queen. Totalling 750 acres, the estate is surrounded on all sides by olive groves and Tuscan forest. Enjoy the in-house executive chef or lay by the pool for a truly romantic escape. 
Bookings can be made online at tripadvisor.com.au

Historic Caribbean Chic (Mullins Beach 3), Barbados

A luxury villa with a difference, this beautiful property gives a nod to times gone by. Constructed around a 17th-century sugar mill and positioned on eight acres of landscaped grounds, this estate is both rustic and magical. A stunning option for both honeymoons and weddings, those who chose to wed here will be privy to a selection of scenic spots, a private beach cabana on picturesque Gibbs Beach, a gazebo with far-reaching views over the ocean, a ridge-side infi nity pool and lush tropical gardens. The property includes six bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. 
Bookings can be made online at tripadvisor.com.au

Looking for somewhere different to tie the knot?

YL Residence in beautiful Koh Samui, Thailand, is a special place that’s not quite a hotel or a resort. The property must be taken in its entirety (or part thereof), making it an exclusive and magnifi cent location to honeymoon. It’s also the perfect spot to have an overseas wedding as it is situated on 12.5 acres of land with 1km of private beach, offering a beautiful and relaxing backdrop for those all-important nuptials. There are 10 villas with 25 staff members and the option to overflow to the nearby ShaSa Resort & Residences is there if you plan on having more guests. ylresidence.com


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