1. Lux * Maldives
Lux * Maldives is a must spot for newlyweds on their honeymoon with villas perched on stilts, private beach, absolutely turquoise waters, tropical gardens. 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé, immersed in the discovery of coral reef fish- it is lounging on sandy beaches and has got a relaxing spa with views of the lagoon and the rich & varied cuisine of the seven hotel restaurants. Address: South Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu, Maldives, Tel. +960 668-0901.
2. Turtle Inn in Belize
Francis Ford Coppola has found her paradise in Belize- with pearl nestling under the huge Yucatan Mexican. Charmed by the tranquility of the area and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, she bought a home here in 1993 in the rainforest and turned it into the Turtle Inn– a complex resort of 18 private villas, foot-in Water and mind at rest. Although there is no phone, no internet or television network. Address: Stann Creek, Belize, Tel. +501 523-3244.
3. Casa Mosquito in Rio de Janeiro
Casa Mosquito- minutes away from the beaches of Rio, is the best place for total immersion in the Carioca culture. On the heights of Ipanema, the hotel appeals to its authenticity of 50 years old decoration inspired by both the French Pierre Paulin and the Brazilian Joaquim Tenreiro. Address: Rua Saint Roman, 222 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22071-060, Brazil Tel +55 21 3586-5042.
4. Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Udaipur- one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan- is also famous as the Venice of India. The Taj Lake Palace– finely carved in precious marble and ivory, seems to float in the waters of Lake Pichola. Provided with a courtyard with flowers, a swimming pool with views, decorated with frescoes and colorful fabrics of the Hindu mythology on the rooms’ terraces, the hotel is a paradise beyond time and an ideal destination for a royal honeymoon. Address: Post Box No. 5, Lake Pichola, Udaipur – 313001, India, Tel. (91-294) 2428800.
5. Soneva Kiri on the island of Koh Kood
The island of Koh Kood, located on the east coast of Thailand– is one of the wildest regions and away from the crowded tourist spots of Koh Samui & Koh Phangan. It also got the perfect setting of lush, sandy beaches and turquoise waters. The hotel group has chosen Soneva- the follower of “Slow Life”- to install the Soneva Kiri. It’s a eco-luxury- staying in the comfortable bungalows with a private pool. Perfect place for the greenest honeymoon. Address: 110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub-District, Koh Kood District, Trat 23000, Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 3961 9800.
6. Amangiri Resort in Utah
The Amangiri Resort deploys its discreet luxury in total communion with nature while arid plains and rocky mountains of sight- nestling in the heart of the Arizona desert. All the rooms are open onto the four corners and desert stone. The minimalism is even more displayed through its design of furniture in black, white & beige with raw materials of wood & stone.Ultra luxury retreat in the land of Navajo Indians. Address: 1 Kayenta Road, Canyon Point, UT 84741, USA, Tel. +1 435-675-3999.
7. Rockhouse Hotel in Jamaica
The Rockhouse Hotel- placed on the cliffs of Pristine Cove– overlooks the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Carved in stone, the huts running along the coast are equipped with private stairs leading directly to the sea and allow the most absolute privacy. Experience a honeymoon with a foot-in water! Address: West End Road, Negril, Jamaica, Tel.1.876.618.1533.
8. Nkwichi Lodge in Mozambique
The Lodge Nknwichi, accessible only by boat, installed in a small private bay surrounded by lush forest in Mozambique, look straight in the eye of Lake Malawi. Live close to nature in the wooden huts built and open on white sand beaches. Ultimate experience- the chance to sleep under the stars but in a bed, on a secluded beach in the bay. For an adventurous honeymoon like Robinson Crusoe in East Africa. Address: Lake Malawi, Tel 2032863181. +44.
9. Tsarabanjina of Madagascar
Listed in the Tatler Travel 2014 in the category “Barefoot Adventure” i.e. “adventure barefoot”, the famous four-star resort is situated in the private island Tsarabanjina northwest of Madagascar. True island resort, the place cultivates a luxurious simplicity combining open wooden bungalows on the beach and ultra luxury hotel service. Be mad in love and live on the other side of the world. Address: 380 Helville 2007, Nosy Be, Madagascar, Tel. (261) 032 02 152 29.
10. KAI Hakone in Japan
This authentic “ryokan” place is installed by the Japanese group Hoshino Resorts on the banks of the river Sugamo and is less than 100 km from Tokyo. Retaining its 100% Japanese structure with sliding panels in wood and Tatami mats, the hotel also accommodates the modern comforts with designer furnishings and plush beds. Walk in the wood’s zen gardens of Hakone, enjoy the therapeutic bath with scents of Cedar, walk on the beach and Japanese Hinoki Cypress, experience the tea ceremony, taste fresh fish and Kobe beef- perfect place for a honeymoon full of activities. Address: 230 Yumoto Chaya Hakone machi Hakone Kanagawa Pref Gun. 250-0312, Tel. 81 – (0) 50-3786-0099.