Hidden Doorways 2023 Honeymoons For Each Couple
February 3, 2023 by Hidden Doorways
What makes for a great honeymoon? For some couples, it’s an exotic, far-flung escape, and breathtaking views. For others, it’s about luxury, impeccable service, and special treatment. And then there are the adventure-loving couples who would rather search out action, adventure and excitement. From private island escapes to a picturesque French countryside chateau to a luxury tiger safari camp in India, Hidden Doorways has an unforgettable Honeymoon location perfect for you every type of couple.
Micato Safaris | Africa
For adventure lovers, an African safari honeymoon is a life-changing trip. From the stunning Serengeti and Kalahari to the Cape Winelands, couples can count on Micato Safaris for world-class accommodations, decadent dining and incredible opportunities to view the continent’s unfettered wildlife.
Just for two: Micato is adept at organizing any kind of honeymoon safari a couple desires, whether it be the classic safari, a private off-the-beaten-path journey, or personalized explorations of Africa’s tribal cultures and rituals.
Asia Concierge | Thailand
Asia Concierge is a full service luxury DMC and your guide to explore Asia and South East Asia in a new perspective.
Just for two: A new fleet of luxury long-tail boats in the South of Thailand brings a touch of class and finesse to island hopping in the Andaman Sea. The Andaman Sea, off the western coast of Thailand, is a treasure trove of azure waters dotted with beach fringed islands and limestone pinnacles that rise out of the water like natural towers. Akin to a tropical gondola the traditional eco-luxury long-tailed boats exudes a distinct local flair but doesn’t compromise on comfort. Access hidden coves and bays and enjoy a sumptuous picnic meal on your own private beach with full services.
SUJÁN Wilderness Camps | Rajasthan, India
A collection of three luxurious tented wilderness camps in Rajasthan, India, SUJÁN offers honeymooners an incredibly immersive, romantic safari experience with unparalleled natural beauty, sumptuous accommodations, and unforgettable exotic explorations. Each SUJÁN camp (Sher Bagh, JAWAI, and The Serai) has a unique and spectacular setting, from the wild jungles of the Ranthambore tiger reserve to a 100-acre private estate in the Thar dessert. Each camp has splendid luxury tents that offer an elegant sanctuary of rest and relaxation amongst the exotic beauty of India’s wilderness.
Just for two: From camel and 4×4 excursions to pottery and craft classes with local artisans, cooking classes, national park tours, wilderness photography lessons, and more, SUJÁN offers adventure-loving newlyweds countless incredible adventures and cultural explorations.
Robertson Lodges | New Zealand
Robertson Lodges offers an extraordinary luxury resort experience in New Zealand with a trio of stunning landscapes for adventurous honeymooners to choose from. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs on the coast, The wine and food lovers’ Farm at Cape Kidnappers, and the mountain-front Matakauri Lodge form a string of luxurious destinations, each distinct and authentic to the region they inhabit.
Just for two: All three lodges offer wonderful honeymoon packages that include a complimentary bottle of New Zealand sparkling wine, a $70 voucher for a pampering session at the luxurious spa, dining for two at the lodges’ signature restaurants, and romantic turn-down service in the beautiful signature suites.
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Ellerman House | Cape Town, South Africa
Set inside a beautifully restored Cape Edwardian mansion, Ellerman House is a boutique gem perched high above the Atlantic. In addition to those sweeping views, it’s home to a spectacular art collection. The works in the house span two centuries of South African history, with more to see in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery. Arrange a private tour of the property’s gallery with the in-house guides, then let them take you to the best galleries in the city.
Just for two: Indulge in Ellerman House’s honeymoon package. With its fiery sunsets, gorgeous white-sand beaches and world-class cuisine, Cape Town is the perfect to celebrate the start of a couple’s new life together.
Casa Polanco | Mexico City, Mexico
Situated in a leafy enclave of one of Mexico City’s most upscale neighborhoods, Casa Polanco is a design-forward, über-luxe boutique hotel for city-loving honeymooners that feels like you are staying at a friend’s chic private home. This 19-suite property is the perfect city escape, just steps from some of the best shops and restaurants that Mexico City has to offer, yet still perfectly peaceful and secluded.
Just for two: If you can drag yourselves away from the luxurious comfort of your private suite and beautiful iron-wrought balcony, then venturing out for a romantic dinner is a must. The city is home to incredible cuisine and restaurants that are widely considered the best in the world- including award-winning Pujol, Quintonil, and the ever-popular Contramar.
The Leela Palace Jaipur | Rajasthan, India
As romantic as it gets, The Leela Palace Jaipur is a stunning luxury hotel nestled against the majestic backdrop of the Aravalli mountain range, boasting over eight acres of lush, landscaped gardens and an enviable setting just north of Jaipur near key heritage and tourism sites within the ancient city. The paradise for honeymooners, the sprawling, sumptuous grounds of the property host villas, courtyards, fountains, terraces, and a stunning sun-drenched pool surrounded by silver-domed pavilions.
Just for two: The royal villas are the perfect room choice for couples looking for extra privacy and romantic seclusion, offering sprawling windows, luxurious furnishings, large baths and even private plunge pools.
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova | Alentejo, Portugal
The perfect escape for wine and art loving couples, Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is a gorgeous property surrounded by 450 hectares of vineyards and rolling fields. With peaceful private villas and romantic country suites set against the golden Alentejo scenery, this family-owned estate is the ideal Portuguese honeymoon hideaway.
Just for two: Activities and experiences for honeymooners include wine tasting and vineyard/winery tours, romantic hot air balloon rides, picnics, canoeing down the Guadiana River, cooking and artisanal bread-baking classes, horseback riding, and much more.
Mas d’en Bruno | Priorat, Spain
Nestled among the rolling vineyards of Spain’s magnificent Priorat wine region in Catalonia, Mas d’en Bruno is a stunning new boutique hotel opening in Spring 2023. Honeymooners will love this seemingly untouched area of Spain, which is only two hours from Barcelona, yet feels like a world unto itself. The property has 24 luxurious suites, a pair of wonderful restaurants, bars, an exquisite spa, a wine cellar and tasting room, and a spectacular infinity pool.
Just for two: Wine-loving couples will know that Priorat is one of only two wines in all of Spain to have been awarded DOC status by the Spanish Wine Regulation, the highest possible qualification level for a wine region.
Coquillade Provence | France
Is it really a wine-lovers honeymoon if it’s not in Provence? Perched on a hilltop in the heart of Luberon, Coquillade Provence epitomizes the quintessential tranquility of a French countryside retreat. This superbly romantic Relais & Chateaux five-star resort boasts charming rooms, private country houses, three sensational restaurants celebrating Provençal cuisine, and its own renowned Aureto winery.
Just for two: After an afternoon of wine tasting, honeymooners can relax and unwind at Coquillade’s renowned 1,700-square-foot Spa Mêilaij and Wellness Centre, offering couples incredible rejuvenating and holistic treatments inspired by its bucolic setting, plus a sauna, hammam and steam baths.
The Madrona | Healdsburg, California
Deep in the heart of California’s famed wine region is The Madrona, Sonoma county’s newest boutique hotel and dining destination. The perfect honeymoon destination for wine-loving couples, this historic 24-room property sits on 8 acres of pristine land and is surrounded by vineyards. Beyond the perfectly manicured gardens and fragrant citrus groves, there is also a heated outdoor pool where couples can lounge on daybeds, and nearby fire pits create the ideal atmosphere for relaxing with a glass of wine year-round.
Just for two: The hotel’s exceptional Concierge will arrange bespoke, personalized experiences for honeymooners like intimate picnic dinners in the famed Redwood Forest and private vineyard tours with local winemakers.
L’Andana | Tuscany, Italy
L’Andana is a spacious Tuscan paradise idea for couples seeking to combine beach time, wine, and local exploration. Both luxurious and intimate, the property is set on 1.2 picturesque acres near the gorgeous Tyrrhenian coastline surrounded by ancient villages, lovely beaches, olive groves, and incredible wineries.
Just for two: For honeymooning oenophiles, there are incredible Tuscan winery tours and tastings offered at the nearby Tenuta La Badiola.
L’Albereta | Franciacorta (Lake Garda), Italy
L’Albereta is an ivy-covered villa situated in Brescia, in Italy’s Lombardy region, just one hour from Milan. This charming Relais & Chateaux property is surrounded by vine-blanketed hills, historic castles, lush greenery, and of course, superb wineries. It also has a world-class Espace Chenot Spa, four gourmet restaurants, and two on-site wineries. This boutique hotel is the perfect honeymoon location for wine lovers, foodies, and anyone couples craving a bit of la dolce vita.
Just for two: L’Albereta’s prime setting in Lombardy also makes it the perfect starting point from which honeymooners can explore other epically romantic cities like Milan, Bergamo, Verona, and Venice, though couples will find that the nearby perfectly picturesque Lake Iseo is worth the trip alone.
Pereh Mountain Resort | Golan Heights, Israel
A haven for wine loving honeymooners, Pereh Mountain Resort feels like a true hidden gem, set among sprawling vineyards in Israel’s historic Golan Heights, which is fast becoming known as the next Napa Valley. Foodies, oenophiles, and design loving couples will feel right at home with the hotel’s contemporary Bauhaus aesthetic and exquisite locally-sourced wine and culinary offerings.
Just for two: Wine enthusiast honeymooners at this adults-only hotel will love the private tasting classes with renown sommeliers, vineyard walks, and winery tours.
The Brando | Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
If you’re looking to get off the grid, a private island in French Polynesia should do the trick. Set on Marlon Brando’s former island in the South Pacific, The Brando is totally luxurious and eco-friendly, with seawater-powered cooling, solar power and generators that run on coconut oil. The 35 villas each have their own private beach area, plunge pool and a rocking chair for two.
Just for two: When you do decide to leave your villa, there’s snorkeling over the reefs, exploring the lagoon by Polynesian outrigger canoe or soaking in the spa. Splurge on the Fare Manu spa experience, where you’ll be pampered in a private bird’s nest above the treetops, ending with a soak in the sacred bath.
Kokomo Private Island | Kadavu Islands, Fiji
Located within Fiji’s awe-inspiring Great Astrolabe Reef, this luxurious all-inclusive property boasts lush rainforests, crystalline waters, and spectacular white sand beaches, setting the scene for a truly unforgettable romantic escape or honeymoon. Along with pristine surroundings and luxurious accommodations, Kokomo Private Island Fiji also offers a myriad of exclusive amenities and experiences that couples will love, and the island is perfectly secluded but also easily accessible by seaplane or helicopter, and is just a short flight from Nadi International Airport.
Just for two: Kokomo Private Island Fiji offers incredible excursions for couples like private sunset sails, romantic candle-lit picnics on the beach, couples massages, incredible scuba diving opportunities, and much more.
Kālesma Mykonos | Greece
Kālesma means “inviting” in Greek, and it’s a truly fitting name for this intimate, whitewashed Mediterranean hideaway in the hilltops of Ornos Bay in Mykonos. The 25 spacious one-bedroom suites and two villas are set in iconically Cycladic buildings with views of the Aegean Sea. Each suite opens up to a terrace with a private pool. (In fact, it’s the only property in Mykonos with private pools for each suite.) Kālesma is just 10 minutes from Mykonos town for easy access to the island’s shops, restaurants and beach clubs. Or, stay in and soak up the view: each suite delivers both sunrise and sunset views.
Just for two: Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on your suite’s terrace, starting with aperitifs at sunset, then dine under the stars on a meal specially prepared for the two of you.
Andronis | Santorini, Greece
The award-winning Andronis brings to life the beauty and mystique of Santorini. Where romance meets luxury, Andronis is a Greek oasis where the views of the Aegean Sea and caldera are remarkable, especially at sunset. The perfect place for romance, there is something special awaiting every couple at their atmospheric and intimate boutique hotels in Santorini: Alta Mare by Andronis,Andronis Arcadia,Andronis Boutique,Andronis Honeymoon, Andronis Luxury Suites and their wellness sanctuary, Andronis Concept.
Just for two: Venture out for a memorable half-day sail to see and explore undiscovered coves and breathtaking view of Santorini’s caldera on board of Andronis’ new yacht, the Andronis Feretti.
Trisara | Phuket, Thailand
Sun-kissed and secluded, Trisara lives up to its namesake as a romantic, palm-filled resort paradise in northwestern Phuket, Thailand. A perfect destination for honeymooners, Trisara offers stunning oceanfront villas that are secluded and intimate, allowing you and your partner ample alone time to enjoy the gorgeous sea, sun, and sand views. Newlyweds will love the couples’ massages at The Jara Spa–consistently voted among the best spas in Thailand.
Just for two: Trisara offers honeymoon benefits including a bottle of champagne upon arrival, a romantic floral arrangement and scented candles at turn down service, and a complimentary hour-long spa session for two with a stay of 5 nights or more.