Honeymoon and travel ideas for Kent couples

Whether looking for long haul or UK honeymoons, Your Kent Wedding has lots of ideas along with essential travel advice.

Honeymoon News: Visitors to Sweden can enjoy the meditative benefits of a new sauna ritual

Visitors to Sweden can enjoy the meditative benefits of a new sauna ritual

Visitors to Sweden can enjoy the health and meditative benefits of a new sauna ritual. Bathe in crystal-clear natural spring water 80 metres below ground as part of the new Savouring Swedish Serenity itinerary created by Scandinavian travel specialists Off the Map Travel.

Couples can access this out-of-the-ordinary experience via a series of spacious tunnels and steps, which gradually descend to the experience below. Guided by sauna master Elin Hietanen, couples will receive local drinks and delicacies, including local cheese from a nearby farm.

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Honeymoon News: Hôtel du Couvent is a former 17th-century convent set to open in France

Hôtel du Couvent is a former 17th-century convent set to open in France

Perched on a hill in the heart of Nice's Old Town, the Hôtel du Couvent is a former 17th-century convent that has been immaculately restored and transformed into a luxurious 88-room hotel. Set to open in June 2024, the property promises a serene sanctuary away from bustling city life. Highlights include an indoor pool, Roman-inspired thermal baths, a 20-metre outdoor pool, a resident herbalist, an outdoor cinema, a colourful farmer's market every Saturday, as well as delicious farm-to-fork cuisine courtesy of the convent's own farm.

To find out more information, visit www.fandptravel.com

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Honeymoon News: Salamander Voyages has announced its new History Voyage

Salamander Voyages has announced its new History Voyage

Salamander Voyages, a small luxury gulet and yacht charter company, has announced its new History Voyage. Launching in June 2024, this new seven-night itinerary will begin at Bodrum Castle. Home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology, it displays shipwrecks and their contents from as far back as 3,500 years ago. From Bodrum, couples will sail onto Gumusluk (ancient Myndos), where they will explore the settlement and walk across the ancient sunken walls to Rabbit Island. From here, it is on to Ancient Knidos, a largely unrestored ancient city dating back 3,000 years. The final port of call before sailing back to Bodrum is the magical Sedir Adasi, which sits at the top of the unspoiled Gulf of Gokova.

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Honeymoon News: Gundari is a new luxury hotel in Folegandros

Gundari is a new luxury hotel in Folegandros

Set high on rugged hills overlooking the Aegean Sea and surrounded by 80 acres of wilderness on the secluded island of Folegandros, Gundari is a new luxury hotel set to open in May 2024. The hotel has just 27 suites and villas, each with its own private heated pool and ocean views. Highlights include gastronomy, with renowned Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou and a clifftop spa offering traditional Cycladic treatments. It will also have a conservation and bird monitoring programme.

As a member of EarthCheck Certified, sustainability is at the heart of the resort, with its use of bioclimatic materials, commitment to renewable energy and target for zero waste.

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Honeymoon News: The Château La Coste estate in France has launched an exciting new addition

The Château La Coste estate in France has launched an exciting new addition

Auberge la Coste is an exciting new addition to the stunning 600-acre Château La Coste estate, situated between Aix en Provence and Luberon Nature Park. Set to open in April 2024 with 76 rooms, the hotel promises intimate and simple provençal living with stunning views across vineyards.

Couples can explore everything the estate offers, from its art and architecture dotted across the estate to learning about winemaking, which dates back to Roman times.

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Honeymoon News: Don Totu Dimora Storica in Italy is celebrating its 10th anniversary

Don Totu Dimora Storica in Italy is celebrating its 10th anniversary

A haven for couples since it first opened its doors 10 years ago, the luxurious Don Totu Dimora Storica continues to raise the bar for boutique B&Bs. The historic mansion is a great example of 18th-century architecture and every effort has been made to retain the soul of the building while continuing to add luxury facilities in keeping with the style and generous layout.

The palazzo has been elegantly restyled to offer six graceful bedroom suites (including a two-bedroom family suite), stunning parlours, a handsome library and a modern wine cellar. The internal courtyard, complete with centuries-old olive trees and sweet-smelling botanicals, is complemented by verandas, rooftop terraces, pergolas and an orchard with aromatic herbs and fruit trees leading to a lush garden and swimming pool area.

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Honeymoon News: Atzaro Okavango is a new property in Botswana

Atzaro Okavango is a new property in Botswana

Wildly luxurious and sustainably powered, Atzaro Okavango is a new property that has been carefully designed to offer comfort in the breathtaking wilderness.

Ten luxury suites, including two double family suites, each with a private plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers and a decked dining area under a grass-topped roof, offer spacious privacy for its visitors.

Further highlights of the 60-acre riverside site include a luxurious spa, a 20-metre infinity pool overlooking a wildlife-rich waterhole, a yoga deck, a gym, a chic wine bar and an ancestral boma for dining and gatherings.

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Honeymoon News: Silversands Beach House is a new boutique hotel in Grenada

Silversands Beach House is a new boutique hotel in Grenada

Silversands Beach House is a new boutique hotel in Grenada boasting 28 rooms, each with distinct architectural canopies and minimalistic, sleek interiors. Situated behind a cliff face on Portici Beach, Silversands Beach House feels exclusively secluded and an intimate island hideaway.

Highlights include a 330-foot infinity pool, the longest in the Caribbean; beachfront dining, where couples will taste Caribbean flavours mixed with classic Mediterranean cuisine; and treatment rooms for some post-wedding R&R. Guests will also be able to take full advantage of all of the amenities at its nearby mother hotel, Silversands.

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Honeymoon News: Embark on an alpine adventure with Oliver’s Travels

Embark on an alpine adventure with Oliver’s Travels

For those of you looking for a honeymoon beyond the beach, Oliver's Travels stunning collection of summer chalets has something to suit. Experience the seasonal changes of breathtaking alpine landscapes on a trip that promises a sublime combination of relaxation and adventure.

Located on the picturesque shores of Lake Bohinj and surrounded by the natural beauty of Triglav National Park, Bohinj Lodge presents an idyllic getaway. The charming lodge allows couples to truly feel at one with nature, with an outdoor terrace, herb garden, firepit and hot tub, as well as offering ultimate relaxation with a wellness area that boasts a Finnish sauna and gym. The interiors are chic and modern, complete with two exquisite bedrooms, a comfortable lounge area, a sophisticated dining room, and a fully furnished kitchen. If you're looking for a Slovenian mountain retreat that oozes tranquillity, look no further than Bohinj Lodge.

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Honeymoon News: Delve into the world of astrology at Four Seasons Megève in the French Alps

Delve into the world of astrology at Four Seasons Megève in the French Alps

This summer, Four Seasons Hotel Megève is inviting guests to delve into the world of astronomy with three new cosmic-inspired experiences.

Excitingly, Four Seasons Hotel Megève has also just received three Michelin keys, the highest rating, in the Michelin Guide's Michelin Keys for France. Only 24 establishments in France have been awarded Three Michelin Keys, positioning Four Seasons Hotel Megève amongst some of the world's very best hotels.

Why Astronomy? This year is big, from mind-boggling eclipses to spectacular meteor showers – plus, scientists are predicting the best displays of the northern lights in 20 years as we approach the next solar maximum (the sun's peak of its 11-year activity cycle). Megève's alpine setting provides the ideal conditions to admire the stars and cosmic marvels that light up the night sky.

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Honeymoon News: Discover Perowne International's finest hotels in Spain and the Balearic Islands

Discover Perowne International's finest hotels in Spain and the Balearic Islands

With Spain and the Balearic Islands already one of the hottest booking destinations for 2024, according to Simon Lynch, global director of sales at Scott Dunn, we've rounded up some of Perowne International's finest hotels in the area.

Located on the fringe of the sandy Cala Gracio Bay, OKU Ibiza is a minimalist haven oozing style and soulful relaxation - the perfect spot to soak up the atmosphere of the famed White Isle. With a focus on slower living and enriching experiences for the curious traveller, the hotel comprises 185 boho-chic guest rooms and suites, a standalone four-bedroom villa with a private pool, two hotel pools, two restaurants and an intimate spa.

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Honeymoon News: Wild Camper Trucks offers a night under the stars

Wild Camper Trucks offers a night under the stars

Wild Camper Trucks offer easy-to-drive, plush 4x4 vehicles fitted with cosy camping pods and an outdoor cinema screen, so you can experience film night off-grid.

Andrew Clark founded Wild Camper Trucks in 2023 and says: "My love of the great outdoors began with Scouting and Duke of Edinburgh Awards and has now evolved into creating the ultimate wild camper truck experience. This business began as my side hustle but is quickly becoming my main hustle. The addition of the outdoor cinema to the already luxurious camper trucks just brings that extra wow factor. Whether it is nighttime Netflix or a romantic movie, this experience will make memories for life."

The rooftop camping pods have solar panels, heating, a king-sized double bed, a cooker and fridge, a hot shower, a toilet and many other features. The additional trailer option allows up to five people to sleep in comfort, and dogs are welcome too.

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Honeymoon News: Enjoy a night of luxury in Edinburgh

Enjoy a night of luxury in Edinburgh

This spring, experience the ultimate evening in Edinburgh with a blend of culinary excellence and theatrical magic. Either before or after the curtain falls at the iconic Edinburgh Playhouse, guests can choose between James Thomson's two outstanding establishments, The Witchery and Prestonfield House, for a dining experience fit for royalty.

James Thomson's The Witchery is now in its fifth decade. The décor, antiques, food, and award-winning wine list have ensured The Witchery has become a much-loved, renowned Edinburgh institution. It invites guests to indulge in the rich baroque surroundings of the original oak-panelled dining room or amongst the elegant candle-lit charms of the Secret Garden dining room, both adorned with antiques and originals. Its features include a hand-painted ceiling and a secluded terrace, enabling guests to dine in the utmost luxury.

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Honeymoon News: CROSSROADS is the the archipelago’s first multi-island leisure destination

CROSSROADS is the the archipelago’s first multi-island leisure destination

CROSSROADS Maldives is a new multi-island leisure destination, home to three beautiful resorts, a 30-berth quay, a Hard Rock Cafe, endless retail and dining options, excursions, kids activities and blissful spa offerings.

This ambitious nine-island project is set among the breathtakingly exotic South Malé Atoll and Emboodhoo Lagoon, just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. Embracing a fresh and innovative approach, every aspect of CROSSROADS Maldives, from resorts and dining to leisure, fashion and entertainment, is seamlessly blended into one destination where there is truly something for everyone. The concept is inspired by the Maldives' maritime history as a waypoint at the centre of the world and designed in the spirit of an island village where travellers can rest, recharge and reconnect.

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Honeymoon News: One of Venice's five-star lagoon hotels has opened its doors

One of Venice's five-star lagoon hotels has opened its doors

One of Venice's renowned five-star lagoon hotels, Hotel Excelsior, opens its Renaissance palace doors for another season of bygone charm and 1950s-style Italian glamour.

Located on the Lido, a 15-minute boat ride from St. Mark's Square, the private golden sand beach with colourful cabanas is the obvious jewel in the crown. This season also promises new offerings, such as:

SUP Board Yoga: Taking place upon the Adriatic Sea, SUP Yoga promotes muscle toning, improves posture and enhances mental and physical coordination.

Capoeira Classes: An Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines music, dancing, fight and defence.

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Honeymoon News: Plan a history-fuelled trip to Sicily

Plan a history-fuelled trip to Sicily

Sicily is home to beautiful coastlines, lively cities and the imposing Mount Etna. In the realm of cuisine, Sicily is renowned for dishes such as caponata (eggplant stew), arancini, and pasta alla Norma. Amidst Sicily's diverse attractions and offerings, it may be easy to overlook that it is an excellent destination for those seeking a historical journey.

Due to Sicily's geographical positioning, the island has served as a crossroad connecting Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Over time, various civilizations have left their imprint on the island, weaving a rich cultural tapestry. Sicily is adorned with remarkable archaeological sites that offer a glimpse into the ancient past.

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Honeymoon News: Wayfairer Travel launches a new eco category, 'Eco by Wayfairer'

Wayfairer Travel launches a new eco category, 'Eco by Wayfairer'

Specialising in tailor-made luxury holidays to the world's most exciting destinations, Wayfairer Travel is an award-winning luxury travel company founded in 2015 with a core commitment to responsible travel. Wayfairer's bespoke itineraries are individually designed by a team of luxury travel specialists and experts in the industry, from trekking holidays and safaris to honeymoons and family adventures.

Following substantial international expansion and a growing category of eco-conscious customers, Wayfairer has defined a specific set of requirements for its accommodation partners to qualify for the new 'Eco by Wayfairer' certification and help customers identify the most environmentally friendly options.

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Honeymoon News: The Montenotte in Cork, Ireland, has unveiled The Woodland Suite Experience

The Montenotte in Cork, Ireland, has unveiled The Woodland Suite Experience

The Montenotte in Cork, Ireland, has announced The Woodland Suite Experience, the first of its kind to open in Ireland. Launching in August 2024, the nine new Woodland Suites and River Suites, as well as an exclusive residents-only Clubhouse, will aim to set a new standard for luxury accommodation in Ireland.

Each suite is nestled within the natural beauty of the Irish landscape and elegantly perched on the hilltop, with stunning views overlooking the River Lee, Cork Harbour, and Cork City. Complete with Italian travertine and oak timber floor finishes, expansive and beautifully detailed bathrooms, view-focused free-standing baths, exquisite furnishings throughout, and exclusive private terraces, guests of The Woodland Suite Experience will be invited to unwind and indulge in the utmost luxury and inherent elegance.

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Honeymoon News: The St. Regis Red Sea Resort has opened its new St. Regis Spa

The St. Regis Red Sea Resort has opened its new St. Regis Spa

The St. Regis Red Sea Resort, the first private island to open in the Red Sea, offers guests an elegant spa that celebrates all that is natural and sensorial. Opened in January 2024, the spa features eight treatment rooms with gazebos and outdoor baths, private treatment cabins and male and female grooming salons.

The design of the spa pays homage to the natural beauty of Ummahat Island, featuring open windows, outdoor cabins and pavilions intended to bring the peace of the outside in.

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Honeymoon News: Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in France has announced a new spa partnership

Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in France has announced a new spa partnership

Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa has announced a new partnership with myBlend and Clarins Precious, the pioneering skincare brands by the Clarins Group. The arrival of these new skincare brands will perfectly complement the extensive treatments already available at the world-class destination spa and enhance the soothing atmosphere of the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa's 47 suites, delivering a more complete list of exclusive treatments in the heart of Champagne, France.

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