Looking for the ultimate romantic honeymoon? These three dreamy hotels are the perfect destination where newlyweds can celebrate tying the knot in style.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania

This article appeared in The London Magazine’s May edition.

Cayo Resort & Spa, Crete

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Cayo Elounda, Greece

Near the fishing town of Elounda, the design-led CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa is nestled away in the charming village of Plaka, a hidden gem on Crete’s eastern coast.

Just 250 metres away, each room at CAYO is complete with a private plunge pool and terrace with uninterrupted sea views.

The unique terraced architecture blends into the mountainous landscape, and guests have access to one of the four restaurants and the Armonia Spa.

From £210 per room, including breakfast. cayoresort.com

Baglioni Resort, Maldives

Baglioni Resort, Maldives
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On the island of Maagau in Dhaalu atoll, the Baglioni Resort Maldives boasts 89 exceptional villas surrounded by turquoise waters. The resort’s location allows guests to enjoy a wealth of diving experiences, with its own 360-degree house reef.

The resort has also curated a special itinerary of experiences for couples on their honeymoon including an excursion to a private sandbank, a sunset cruise aboard a traditional Maldivian boat, and a romantic Italian cooking class.

From £573 for a Beach Villa. baglionihotels.com

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania

An intimate itinerary for two to explore Tanzania’s spectacular landscapes and wildlife treasures on this exceptional nine-day safari adventure.

With your loved one at your side, be captivated by legendary elephant herds and tree-climbing lions and enjoy all the luxury amenities of your tree lodge.

From £5,911 per person based on two sharing. Includes accommodation, all scheduled road transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary, one complimentary night game drive and a bicycle ride exploring Lake Manyara. andbeyond.com

This article appeared in The London Magazine’s May edition.

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More Honeymoon Inspiration: Top Destinations

If stunning natural beauty, Instagram-ready beaches and idyllic sunsets are your honeymoon must-haves, consider these beautiful destinations for your getaway.

The Bahamas

The Bahamas


Boasting palm trees, crystal-clear water and unimaginable luxury accommodation, the Bahamas is the one to beat when it comes to gorgeous honeymoon destinations.

Picture life in your private apartment on stilts over the azure water, island hopping, sipping sunset cocktails, dining in beautiful beachside restaurants and snorkelling some of the best reef in the world. Is there a better way to celebrate your new lives together?


Corfu, Greece virtual backdrop

A short flight away, Corfu has some stunning spots where you and your love can enjoy some time marking the occasion. Base yourselves in a stunning villa in peaceful Arrillas, or choose Kassiopi for a little more activity.

Spend your days lazing on the beach, swimming in the sea or rent a car and explore the island, pottering around the pretty, whitewashed towns. Take luxurious lie-ins, long lunches and slip into the life of total relaxation you’ve earned for your honeymoon.

Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia

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For wild jungle, pristine beaches and stunning marine life, look no further than Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia. A luxury resort here won’t break the bank and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views, technicolour sunsets and impeccable service.

Enjoy Malay barbecue on the beach, swim with turtles and reef sharks, explore untouched coral and relax with sunset cocktails. You’ll never want to leave!


Croatia honeymoon

Croatia offers honeymooners a fabulous mix of history and incredible natural beauty. Start your trip in Split where you can explore the ancient town and enjoy some delectable seafood before heading to a villa in the hills of Hvar where the only decisions you’ll need to make are which secluded beach your personal skipper should sail you to next. It’s a hard life!

The Philippines

5 Quirky Honeymoon Getayways - The Philippines

For some of the most immaculate beaches in the world, consider the Philippines. These mountainous islands offer arguably the clearest water, the quietest shores and the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see.

Coron Island is famed for its beautiful landscape, charter a boat to explore the tiny islands that surround it, discovering hidden lagoons and isolated beaches. Alternatively, head to Apo island for incredible marine life and diving opportunities.

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