If you’re off on honeymoon for a “Mini Moon “a short but sweet retreat or maybe a “Full Moon” an unforgettable fortnight with your loved one or you’re really going to spend some time with each other on a “Maxi Moon” having a real adventure.
So let’s Mini Moon with our favourite places
La Mirande Provence, France (More Information & Booking)
Historic La Mirande hotel occupies an exalted spot in Avignon: originally a 14th-century cardinal’s mansion, it sits opposite the former popes’ palace, the Palais des Papes. The building has served as a hotel for the past few centuries, and today combines its long heritage of hosting travellers with its history as a grand and opulent home. The current owners spent three years working with a Parisian interior designer and a local architect to restore La Mirande to its former grandeur… as well as filling it with their personal collection of art and antiques and readying it for discerning modern guests.
Monastero Santa Rosa Amalfi Coast, Italy (More Information & Booking)
The painstaking renovation of Monastero Santa Rosa, a 17th-century monastery, has resulted in a unique Amalfi boutique hotel steeped in history, lavished with top-quality furnishings, and set in gloriously scented tiered gardens. Perched dramatically on the edge of a sheer cliff above that blue, blue Bay of Salerno in the fishing village of Conca dei Marini, the 20 ocean-view rooms and Santa Maria Novella-stocked spa are remarkably spacious and utterly romantic.
Pine Cliffs Resort Algarve, Portugal (More Information & Booking)
Featuring a golf course, beach club, spa and fitness centre, Pine Cliffs Resort is an activity-packed treat for families in search of a holiday with more than just sun, sea and sand. The children’s club, spanning 7,000sq m, and catering for babies, teens and in-betweens, is the icing on the cake at this Albufeira retreat.
Let’s bask in a “Full Moon“ for an unforgettable fortnight
The Sarojin Phang Nga, Thailand (More Information & Booking)
Not far from Phuket and the eminently explorable coastline of Phang Nga, The Sarojin is a secluded boutique resort that strives to satisfy every wish and whim. With 10 acres of trimmed and tailored tropical gardens surrounding its ancient ficus tree, this extravagant hotel offers pampered privacy against a beautiful leafy backdrop.
20 Degres Sud Grand Baie, Mauritius (More Information & Booking)
Cloistered in a coconut grove, adults-only boutique resort 20 Degres Sud has 36 colonial-style rooms and suites by a quiet beach, with some just steps from the water’s edge. The hotel’s informal and intimate style, with bookshelf-lined lounges and there-when-you-need-them staff, lets you daydream that you’re in your own island home. And one-off dining experiences, such as eating grilled lobster on a private island or dining on a vintage catamaran, add a special flourish.
Baros Maldives (More Information & Booking)
Perched around an idyllic secluded island in a crystal-clear coral lagoon, Baros boutique hotel in the Maldives will exceed your highest fantasy-island expectations. Encircled by clear, warm waters and sugar-white sands, and dotted with swaying palms and fragrant flowers, this intimate resort’s scenery is swoon-worthy. Team this with serene contemporary rooms (including overwater villas), tantalising fine-dining options, a blissful spa, expansive pool and aquatic activities from yachting to yoga, and you have the ultimate atoll escape.
Taking it to the “Maxi moon” and making an adventure of it
Capella Lodge Lord Howe Island, Australia (More Information & Booking)
Blending in with the landscape in bleached wood and glass, Capella Lodge on tropical Lord Howe Island offers Dr No-ish views over jagged mountains, turquoise lagoons, breath-taking coral reefs and an ever-changing seascape flat out to the horizon. Perfect for exploring this natural paradise, packed with rare birds, flora and fauna.
Beniya Mukayu Kanazawa, Japan (More Information & Booking)
At Beniya Mukayu hotel in Kanazawa, you can eat kaiseki-style, kip on futons, start every day with free yoga and end every night in your private onsen (spa bath). Beniya hotel has developed its own wine, coffee, bath products, pottery and wabi-sabi philosophy. Expect the best night's sleep of your life here.
Marari Beach Resort Kerala, India (More Information & Booking)
Eco-friendly luxury, bang on the sand. Marari Beach Resort hotel near Alleppey is the ultimate Indian coastal hideaway; relax in a hammock under a palm tree or take advantage of an excellent activities programme. Everything you need for a lazy (or busy) holiday, under one thatched roof.