Whether you’re dreaming of barefoot nuptials on powdery, white sand beaches or looking for a romantic escape for your honeymoon, we’ve curated a roundup of our most dreamy destinations with something to suit every couple. Say “I Do” on tropical shores or indulge in a cultural, city break for in celebration of your anniversary– each and every location lends itself to having the perfect pride of place in your wedding album.
Elope to Paradise at Baros Maldives
The romantic ambience of Baros Maldives makes it the ideal Indian Ocean wedding and honeymoon resort. With an unrivalled natural beauty and luxurious accommodation inspiring intimate moments, this idyllic island makes for the perfect setting for romantic occasions. From the renewal of vows complete with traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru procession to the ultimate in honeymoon experiences as you enjoy a candlelit dinner on the beach for two, Baros Maldives has the essence of romance at its core. The Honeymoon package based on a minimum of a four night stay within six months from the date of your wedding includes: a bottle of sparkling grape with premium chocolates in your villa, honeymoon candlelight dinner on the beach for two and exclusive photograph of the couple before departure.
Prices start at USD 2,500 excluding tax. Further packages can be found at www.baros.com
A Glamorous Getaway at Boscolo Venezia
Arguably one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice makes an obvious yet notable choice for both lavish proposals and celebrating newlyweds. Tour the majestic city by water in an iconic gondola, taking in sights such as St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge before you retreat back to the opulence of your room or suite. Boscolo Venice is the epitome of classic Venetian style with high ceilings and period furnishings and the theatrical Presidential Suite immersed in the beauty of the hotel’s garden, boasts windows on every single wall from which it’s possible to gaze out in wonder at the fantastical beauty of the lagoon itself. Lovers can take advantage of the ‘Romantic’ package, based upon a minimum stay of 2 nights, guests can enjoy a stay in a double room, breakfast buffet, flowers and prosecco upon arrival, 30 minute gondola ride, entrance to the SPA and discounts in both the SPA itself and the hotel’s restaurant Il Giordino Segreto.
Prices start from EUR 412.19 per room per night excluding tax. For further information please visit www. venezia.boscolohotels.com.
Eternal Love in the Eternal City at Boscolo Exedra Roma
Where better to pledge everlasting love than Italy’s eternal city, so called by the ancient Romans who believed that no matter what happened in the world, no matter how many other empires might rise and fall, Rome would go on forever. Celebrate your love of a lifetime at Boscolo Exedra, right in the beating heart of Italy’s beautiful capital by holding your wedding at this luxury, five-star hotel. With a dedicated wedding planner on hand to take care of every last detail, an exceptional hotel banquet service known for creating a refined, romantic menu that will leave your guests enchanted and finally, a truly breath-taking backdrop of Rome for your wedding photographs, there really is no better setting for the most important day of your lives.
Prices start from EUR 216 excluding tax. For any additional information please visit www.exedra-roma.boscolohotels.com.
The Alternative Urbanites Romantic Retreat
Who said anniversary breaks need to be in the middle of nowhere? For those stylish couples that are looking for a romantic short break from the GCC, Le Gray in Beirut offers one of the most intoxicating locations in all of the Middle East. Nestled in the heart of the city and boasting beautiful views of not only the glistening Mediterranean Sea but also the statuesque Mount Lebanon, Le Gray Beirut offers a contemporary base to explore the best that Beirut has to offer as well as luxury accommodation and some of the most worthy dining in the region. Enjoy an al fresco dinner for two under the setting sun at Indigo on the Roof where you can delight in the finest fare paired with a specially curated and award-winning wine list before you sink back into the sumptuous style of your suite – among the most sought-after in Beirut – as you take in the city’s joie de vivre. Until March 31st if you book a Terrace Suite you will enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a spacious Corner Suite with a starting rate of USD 595 +10% VAT per room per night. www.campbellgrayhotels.com/le-gray
North Island, Seychelles: The Royals Choice
From weddings to honeymoons you’ll be hard pushed to find a more romantic destination in the world than North Island. This private island in the Seychelles is the Indian Ocean honeymoon hideaway favored by British royals and Hollywood elite alike. It is also the ultimate beach wedding destination with unrivaled luxury, privacy and exclusivity combined with an outstanding natural beauty, ensuring that you and your loved one will experience a day you will never forget. If an elegantly simple, barefoot wedding ceremony celebrating in the company of only your closest family and friends is the big day of your dreams then North Island is your answer. In fact, you can hire North Island and its 11 villas for sole use, guaranteeing that your wedding or honeymoon is as personal as you could possibly make it, letting you bask in these key life moments with just each other. In keeping with North’s flexible and bespoke philosophy there are no set wedding packages, each request is handled individually and personally, creating the tailor-made wedding of your dreams.
Rates for the Presidential Villas are €5,835 per night and €9,185 per night for Villa North Island excluding tax. www.north-island.com