19th April 2018…// Blending luxury accommodation, fine dining and state-of-the-art spa therapies, royals will be spoilt for choice when selecting their honeymoon destination. From candlelit dinners on the seashore, relaxing on private jetties in the legendary island of the Greek God Zeus to Caribbean getaways in “the most beautiful Bay in the Caribbean”, these world-class destinations are perfect for a quintessential honeymoon. With just a few weeks to go before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the royal knot, Ophir have a couple of ideas in mind as to where they might jet off to, as well as handpicked destinations to inspire anyone looking for a royally themed honeymoon.
Honeymoons Fit for Harry & Meghan
Adult-Only Exclusive Experience at MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas, Corfu, Greece – Opening 5th May 2018
With Greek blood running in the royal family and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh having been born in Corfu, the island may very well be a top choice for the royal couple! Opening the very same month as the Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding, MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas will be the hottest adult-only hotel on the island and the perfect destination for an intimate royal honeymoon. The hotel will not only offer a cosy and intimate atmosphere with a blend of Corfiot heritage and stylish comfort, but the property will echo Corfu’s natural charm, allowing guests to relax and feel at home during their stay.
Inspired by the natural environment, each of the 70 rooms are complemented by sleek design, modern amenities and breath-taking scenery and sea views at every turn. Every room from the junior suites up to the luxury villas with private pool will offer luxurious elegance. Furthermore, the royal couple may also reside in one of the suites equipped with a private terrace whirlpool as well as stylish sunbeds.
MarBella Nido (www.marbellanido.gr, +302661071123) will offer rooms from £135/€153 per night on B&B basis.
Personalised Getaway at [www.marigotbayresort.com]Marigot Bay Resort & Marina, St Lucia, Caribbean
A known destination for royal visits, such as Prince Harry’s official visit and welcome to Saint Lucia just last year, the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is an excellent spot for a royal honeymoon. A place sought after by cultural creatives and described by American Novelist James Michener as “the most beautiful Bay in the Caribbean”, [www.marigotbayresort.com]Marigot Bay Resort & Marina is located in arguably the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Surrounded by luscious natural vegetation and the bright turquoise of the Caribbean Sea, the resort effortlessly blends original personality, bespoke design and gracious personal service. Providing guests with unique and personalised experiences by offering dedicated Personal Assistants, the royal couple’s desires will be distinctively fulfilled.
Offering harmonious design, the highest standards of hospitality and the magical surroundings of Saint Lucia, this idyllic property provides an exceptional sanctuary on the island. An authentic and welcoming luxury resort, Marigot Bay Resort is steps away from its premiere superyacht marina. Offering 124 impeccably designed guest rooms and suites, 2 infinity pools, a swim up bar, a Rum Cave, the Auriga Spa and multiple dining options, find paradise at Marigot Bay Resort.
Marigot Bay Resort & Marina by Capella (www.marigotbayresort.com) offers Resort View Rooms from £274 per room per night on a B&B basis (based on 2 adults sharing).
Honeymoons Fit for all Royals
World-Class Luxury at Elounda Peninsula, Crete, Greece
Elounda S.A Hotels & Resorts, the family-owned brand encompasses three premier hotels in Crete, including Elounda Peninsula which houses the award-winning Six Senses Spa. Perched on the water’s edge, Elounda Peninsula All-Suite hotel enjoys beautiful views across the iridescent Aegean Sea and Sitia mountains. Perfect for royal honeymooners looking for the ultimate island getaway, this seaside paradise offers a selection of some of the most premium accommodation in Greece, including private suites, villas and residences. Guests can enjoy being in total privacy with direct access to private jetties and the hotel’s very own beach, the only hotel in Europe offering this. Decorated with luxurious finishes including marble bathrooms, a sauna, massage room, the property also features an indoor pool and outdoor private pool that looks out on to the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.
The Peninsula Residence is a true masterpiece of architecture and style featuring a 400 m² indoor space with open fireplace and surrounding private terrace offering spectacular views over the sea and distant mountains. Set within the 700 m² of private landscaped grounds is the heated outdoor swimming pool, directly located on the waterfront leading down to a private jetty by the sea. The Peninsula Residence is however not the only room featuring a breath-taking pool, each suite and villa at Elounda Peninsula in fact comes with its very own private heated seawater pool.
Elounda Peninsula (www.eloundapeninsula.com, (+30). 28410.68250) offers the Peninsula Collection Suite from £552 per night on a B&B basis based on 2 people sharing.
Secluded Paradise at Danai Beach Resort & Villas, Halkidiki, Greece
An Eden-like haven, Danai Beach Resort & Villas is located on Sithonia, the second peninsula of Halkidiki, Greece, surrounded by the Aegean Sea, key cultural sights and filled with natural beauty. Set amongst 40,000 sqm of picturesque gardens and facing a private beach, Danai Resort offers guests luxurious accommodation in Villas and Suites, a SPA, 3 Restaurants and a Seaside Bar. The resort provides the highest level of service and the hospitality Greeks are renowned for since antiquity, and ensures guests leave having had the experience of a lifetime. With 64 individually designed luxury suites and villas, private pools and stunning sea views, the resort is the ideal destination for a romantic and traditional royal honeymoon.
Spend an idyllic Honeymoon holiday on the shores of Danai Beach Resort & Villas and indulge in a once in a lifetime dining experience. Guests can be treated to a private, exquisite four-course dinner on the beach with their loved one surrounded by dozens of flickering candles and the gentle sounds of the ocean.
The Honeymoon Executive Pool Suite features ocean blue toned walls, a handmade bed, with belle époque motifs and designer silky fabrics. The living room offers a neoclassical style with a marble fireplace, smooth, lighted candles and fresh flowers and a hydro-massage Jacuzzi bathtub can be found in the marble bathroom, also featuring Bulgari toiletries. The Honeymoon Executive Pool Suite is the ideal couple’s retreat as it offers breathtaking sea views and a private, infinity deep-water pool on the 65sqm terrace.
Danai Beach Resort & Villas (www.danairesort.com/, +30 23750 20400) offer The Honeymoon Executive Pool Suite for two people per night from € 1,350 / £1,180 per night. Each honeymoon package is unique and therefore pricing is on request.
Timeless Elegance at The Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland
The recently refurbished 5 star Culloden Estate & Spa stands on the forested slopes of the Holywood hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and the glorious County Antrim coastline. Having recently celebrated 50 golden years of the Culloden Estate & Spa, the estate also celebrated the completion of its £4.8M Renovation Programme. From a 13 bedroom boutique hotel, the recent refurbishment has unveiled 98 enlarged bedrooms spanning two floors, with en-suite bathrooms overlooking the estate’s landscaped gardens. Originally built as an official Palace for the Bishops of Down, the hotel stands in 12 acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland and provides the perfect city break. The recent hotel refurbishment has now greatly redeveloped the Culloden’s Mitre Restaurant, the Stuart Suite and the Spa.
In close proximity to Belfast City Centre, the luxurious spa at the Culloden Estate is Northern Ireland’s premier sanctuary for mind, body and soul. Guests can revel in a range of ESPA products and lavish therapies with eight treatment suites, two pre and post treatment relaxation rooms. The hotel also offers a variety of different classes at the Health Club including Aquafit, Yogalates and Pilates. Guests can also enjoy relaxing in the pool, Jacuzzi and eucalyptus steam room.
Hastings Hotels (hastingshotels.com, 028 9042 1066) offer rooms at The Culloden Estate & Spa from £125 per person on a B&B basis.
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