25 Honeymoon Rooms With A View
As you awake on the first morning of your honeymoon, imagine being greeted with one of these incredible, world-beating sights…
Six Senses, Yao Noi
Six Senses Yao Noi sets the highest benchmark for island resort living in Asia. Simplicity and natural beauty are at the heart of this stunning resort on the unspoilt island. Located beyond Phuket, approximately 40 minutes by speedboat from the mainland, in the truly stunning Phang Nga Bay, there’s a pure sense of privacy and adventure. 55 elevated Pool Villas offer superb space and seclusion and a variety of awesome views. Sea View villas offer glorious vistas over Phang Nga Bay, while Mountain View villas face a plantation of rubber trees and tropical forest.
Cape Sounio, Athens
Overlooking the ancient Temple of Poseidon and the Aegean Sea, Cape Sounio echoes the magnificence of ancient Greek architecture. Colourful gardens of bougainvillea and jasmine, flank arcaded buildings and hilly grounds. Terracotta bungalows and luxury villas sit among the olive trees. Only an hour from Athens, Cape Sounio makes it simple to sightsee, shop and explore the Greek islands.
Cape View Clifton, Cape Town
Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi
Hidden away on Italy’s iconic Amal Coast – the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa is a family- run hotel nestled into the side of a cliff, allowing for panoramic views over the breathtaking Gulf of Salerno from its beautifully groomed five-tier gardens. The hotel is perfectly located just a 20-minute car or boat ride from some of the coastline’s most scenic towns, including Positano, Amal and Ravello.
Chalet Pelerin, French Alps
Nestled in the tiny historic farming village of Le Miroir lies one of the best off the beaten track exclusive chalets – Chalet Pelerin. With just four king bedrooms and a fun four-bed bunkroom, families or groups of friends can take over the entire chalet, turning it into a glamorous private home from home where guests can enjoy off piste skiing, Nordic skiing, ice climbing, dog sledding, snow shoeing and exhilarating heli-skiing across the French-Italian border.
The Anam Resort, Vietnam
As the first true five-star beach resort in Vietnam, The Anam is a sanctuary of serenity and luxury service. No shoes, no news, no stress – experience a view of Vietnam like no other and discover the architectural authenticity of Vietnam from a bygone era at The Anam.
Sasaab Lodge, Kenya
Sasaab is a stunning blend of Moroccan and Swahili style, located in the heart of the African bush. Regular visitors to the nearby watering holes include elephants, lions, leopards and cheetahs. Each of the nine Moroccan-styled rooms is over 100m2 with an enormous open-air bathroom and private plunge pool. From their pools, guests can take in the remarkable views across the Laikipia Plateau towards Mount Kenya.
Aqua Mekong, Cambodia
Aqua Expeditions offer guests the trip of a lifetime onboard the Aqua Mekong. With 20 design suites featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows, guests wake up every day to enjoy views of captivating scenery including landscapes rich with tropical greenery, local villages (including a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve ‘ floating village’), bird reserves, markets and temples. The Aqua Mekong offers travellers the sophistication of five-star, boutique hotel accommodation.
Hotel Eden, Rome
Located in the heart of the Old City of Rome, the capital’s iconic hotel, Hotel Eden, reopened last April following a 17-month restoration. Its exceptional redesigned Bellavista Penthouse Suite offers the most intoxicating views by day and city lights by night over Rome’s skyline, with floor-to-ceiling windows, which can be fully opened to ll the room with natural light. The Villa Medici Presidential Suite’s captivating city vistas were once enjoyed by John F. Kennedy Jr.
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Located in the languid waters of the North Malé Atoll, just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé, Gili Lankanfushi is an intimate and sustainable island paradise existing in harmony with the natural surroundings. The 45 villas — all overwater — provide a secluded retreat from the world, with a rustic design aesthetic that belies the luxurious open-air living spaces, roof terraces and decks leading directly into the lagoon below. It boasts the most incredible views from every angle, but the bathroom view is hard to beat!
Milaidhoo Island, Maldives
At the Maldivian-owned Milaidhoo Island Maldives the accommodation was created to seamlessly fuse indoor and outdoor living. Each villa opens up 180 degrees, inviting the natural elements in with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, while the materials and crafts used blend effortlessly with natural elements. The villas are a barefoot stroll away to three world-class restaurants, incredible watersports, fitness, spa, yoga and world-class diving.
OZEN by Atmosphere, Maldives
OZEN by Atmosphere has a unique Indulgence Plan that covers dining, drinks, accommodation and non-motorised watersports, meaning guests can truly relax. With five restaurants and a semi-submersible submarine, alongside beach and lagoon villas, OZEN creates a thoroughly unique guest experience. M6M, the hotel’s underwater seafood speciality restaurant is a stand-out feature. The resort is spread over two islands and offers spectacular views of the lagoon and ocean.
Les Rives d’Argentière, France
Situated in Chamonix, with breathtaking views over Mont Blanc, Les Rives d’Argentière is a hamlet of four ve-star ski chalets. Guests can choose to stay at one of four chalets with each able to accommodate a minimum of 10 people. Larger groups can hire the entire hamlet where the chalets are linked together to sleep up to 50 guests, perfect for private weddings. Luxury facilities include a gym and spa, heated outdoor pool and a wine cellar fit for a connoisseur.
Capri Palace, Italy
Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, Thailand
For villas with an ocean view, the Hillside Pool Villas at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort offer a secluded haven set into the slopes of the lush tropical rainforest. Each of the villas open up to a terrace with a private pool, boasting panoramic, sweeping views over Loh-Ba-Gao Bay and the neighbouring islands. The most luxurious resort on the idyllic Koh Phi Phi Island, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort boasts 12 breathtaking Hillside Pool Villas.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Ibiza
Designed to be the ultimate playground for grown ups, Ibiza Bay, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, offers a sophisticated gastronomic movement of international, innovative and Ibizan sourced cuisine, nestled in one luxurious locale – Talamanca Bay. Offering four restaurants and a pool bar as well as an endless amount of facilities and activities, Ibiza Bay has direct beach access and two swimming pools. Guests can indulge at the spa, John Frieda hair studio, or yoga pavilion.
Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong
Kerry Hotel is the city’s first urban resort for visitors and local residents, offering trend-setting food and beverage concepts, leisure activities, sports and wellness programmes. The design takes advantage of its waterfront setting with a multi-level podium space and extensive elevated landscaped gardens that connect seamlessly to the hotel’s public areas. This five-star resort is a vibrant hub that seamlessly integrates with the neighbourhood and local culture.
Santa Marina Resort & Villas, Mykonos
Located on the Greek island of Mykonos, just 3km from Mykonos town, this privately owned resort has unrivalled views across the turquoise sea of Ornos Bay. In addition, the resort – which comprises 101 rooms and suites and 13 beautifully designed villas – has the only private sandy beach on Mykonos. It is also the location of the world’s first Buddha Bar Beach. Offering exceptional Mediterranean and Greek fusion cuisine, as well as celebrated signature Buddha Bar specialities, the scene constantly evolves throughout the day.
The Landings, St Lucia
The Landings Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels is situated within 19 sprawling acres of tropical landscaped gardens and boasts its own private marina on a prime beachfront in St Lucia’s exclusive Rodney Bay. The Landings consists of 85 expansive villas offering guests the choice of ocean, beachfront or private marina views with direct Caribbean Sea access. Guests will be spoilt for choice with access to the hotel’s three restaurants and two bars.
Singita Lebombo Lodge, Singita Kruger National Park
Shakti Leti 360° Himalayas
Shakti 360° Leti is located in the little-known Kumaon region in the Himalayas. It offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery, from the snow-capped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north to the pretty hill stations of the foothills. It is a place where you can take time to reflect, and allow the space, peace and beautiful landscape to work their magic around you. Indoors, there is gourmet cooking, beverages and a cosy replace, as well as beds adorned with pashmina blankets and fluffy duvets.
Former residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is the epitome of Asian hospitality and French art de vivre, with 100 rooms and suites that offer unique views of the Eiffel Tower and Parisian landmarks. Three restaurants, including two Michelin-starred, offer French and Chinese gastronomy. Numerous features make this hotel one of the most elegant addresses in the French capital.
Water Gardens, Sigiriya
Tea Trails, Sri Lanka
Tea Trails is the world’s first tea bungalow resort, perched at an altitude of 1,250 metres in Sri Lanka’s panoramic Ceylon tea region, bordering the World Heritage Central Highlands. It is made up of five luxury bungalows, with Dunkeld, the newest addition, which opened in February 2016, boasting spectacular views of the surrounding tea fields and Great Western Mountain Range.
Singita Lebombo Lodge, Singita Kruger National Park
Singita Lebombo Lodge in Singita Kruger National Park is located in the heights of the Lebombo mountains along the far Eastern reaches of the Park, above the N’wantetsi river, in an exclusive game-rich concession on the border with Mozambique. Boasting the highest concentration of wildlife in the entire park, including the Big Five, the area is also known for its majestic Mountain Pride of lions and unique Euphorbia trees.