Imagine spending your honeymoon on one of the world’s most beautiful islands. Nothing could be more blissful than escaping to one of these luxury resorts…
Rustic chic in Corsica
Imagine all of the world’s best bits in one place… mountains and fields with a shimmering coastline, and tortoises tottering freely by your feet; this is Corsica. La Signoria Hotel is just ten minutes away from the beach town of Calvi and rests quietly out of the way at the foot of the mountains. Framed by palms and potted orange trees, La Signoria is a laid-back retreat dotted with original 18th-century features and works of art. WJ loves room 18, a junior suite with cool birdcage lights and a deluxe bathroom. For privacy, the villas rock with their own pools, petite gardens and terraces. There’s also a private beach club at the nearby Calvi beach.
From £228.28 per room per night (inc tax). Visit Mrandmrssmith.com
Drift away in Fiji
With 14-acres of private island as a playground, Fiji’s Dolphin Island is an absolute delight. Amongst the suites here is the romantic hilltop sleep-out bure, an utterly divine, thatched open-air bedroom. So romantically refined, this bure is lit by lanterns and candles only. Guests can dine lavishly by the infinity pool, on the beach or surrounded by lanterns on a floating pontoon. Cultural visits to nearby villages and tours to areas of historical interest can be arranged, as can aquatic adventures and pampering massages and facials.
£819 pp per night (includes vehicle and boat transfers from Nadi Airport, all meals and a standard bar). Visit Parnassustravelgroup.com
Fun times in Tenerife
Tenerife, the largest island in the Canaries, is where you’ll find The Hotel Vincci Plantación del Sur. This luxury five-star hotel, featuring a colonial Canarian style, is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Its deluxe villas boast a garden or solarium with private outdoor jacuzzi and an essential oils bath menu whilst the Imperial Suite offers exclusive butler service. The jewel of the hotel is the Nammu Spa – a space to relax and unwind featuring an extraordinary volcanic cave set-up and blissful mineral treatments.
Double Superior Room from €210 per night for B&B based on two people sharing. Visit Vinccihoteles.com
Barefoot luxury in Thailand
On the east coast of Koh Yao Noi overlooking emerald waters, studded with mysterious limestone rock, lies Six Senses Yao Noi. An exquisite award-winning resort, Yao Noi is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The exquisite Hilltop Reserve with its sensational infinity pool boasts the most spectacular bay views. Whilst there, feast on gourmet meals and sip on world-class wines at the Hilltop Restaurant. Of the pool villas scattered on the hillside, the split-level Ocean Deluxe Pool Villas with private infinity pool are to die for.
From £1774 pp for 8 nights in a Hideaway Pool Villa. Visit Kuoni.co.uk
The high life in St. Lucia
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, in St. Lucia sits between the world-famous Pitons. The resort is spread across more than 100 acres of tropical forest unsurpassed for its natural beauty and has the only white sand beach in the area. Worth checking out are the Superior Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms which are nestled into the mountain side boasting a private plunge pool, walled garden and roof terrace. The Bayside Bar & Restaurant provides open-air seaside dining with a magnificent view of the Pitons whilst the funky, glowing white Cane Bar, which specialises in rum, comes complete with its own ‘rummelier’.
A Luxury Sugar Mill Room is available from £230 per room per night based on double occupancy. Visit Viceroyhotelsandresorts.com