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.

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Experience the alternative side to Ibiza

The Balearics has been pegged as one of the most likely destinations for a post-lockdown holiday, after news of a potential 'green corridor' for vaccinated UK travellers – and, after months of unrest, the slow pace and laidback-lifestyle of the White Isle has never been so appealing. Those looking experience an alternative side to Ibiza should look to Aiyanna; an effortlessly-cool beach restaurant set off the tourist track in Calo Nova Bay. Showcasing a modern take on healthy food - bold flavours, organic produce and innovative sharing plates dominate the menu, where diners will find fresh seafood, zesty salads and seasonal greens plucked from the restaurant's very own gardens. Offering more than just a meal, Aiyanna offers a truly authentic experience, providing guests with an insight into the island and all it has to offer. In an effort to restart Ibiza's vibrant social calendar, this coming year, Aiyanna will host local artists, performances from musicians and talent, as well as pop-up food trucks with local artisan cuisine.

Posted: 14 April 2021

The world's 50 most romantic hotels in 2021

Looking for the ultimate honeymoon destination? Be inspired by Big 7 Travel as it reveals the official Top 50 Most Romantic Hotels across the world - from marble palaces to rustic treetop lodges, there's something for even the most discerning of traveller. This is the third year that Big 7 Travel has revealed the most romantic hotels; Adare Manor in Ireland came in at No.1 in 2020 and Taj Lake Palace in India came at No.1 in 2019.Hotel inclusions were ranked based on several factors, including properties with high Tripadvisor review scores from couples, unique 'romantic' experiences, destination, room facilities and luxury - and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we can't pick our favourite!

Posted: 12 April 2021

Nature-based family experiences in Portugal

This summer, 200-year-old family run estate São Lourenço do Barrocal will launch a new 'Farmland Families' programme for guests of all ages who want to embrace the magic of the great outdoors - and with many couples choosing to go on honeymoon as a family this seems like an ideal choice. Located on a 780-hectare estate in a wild and unspoilt corner of Portugal's Alentejo region, the four-night programme incorporates an array of outdoor activities, wildlife interactions and learning experiences that celebrate the region's agricultural heritage.

Posted: 9 April 2021

Marbella Club launches new social hub

This spring, much to the delight of discerning locals and faithful residents, the latest chapter of the Marbella Club's story will unfold with the launch of its Clubhouse: a series of convivial, free flowing, indoor and outdoor spaces, designed for wining, dining, socialising, pampering and shopping. Drawing inspiration from the hotel's bohemian beginnings in the Fifties as a purposefully low-key hangout for Prince Alfonso and his glittering A-list friends, from Brigitte Bardot to Cary Grant, this reimagining of the hotel's original Clubhouse champions the best things in life – food and drink, fun, nature, friendship and family.

Posted: 7 April 2021

New luxury boutique hotel Kalesma Mykonos

Buoyed by recent news that Greece will welcome travellers from the UK from May, Kalesma Mykonos is delighted to begin welcoming guests to its new 25-suite and two villa luxury boutique hotel. Set to elevate the desirable island of Mykonos to new heights, 'Kalesma', meaning 'inviting' in Greek, is perfectly suited to the ethos of this boutique, privately-owned property.Kalesma is a collection of beautifully designed whitewashed houses, created to resemble a charming Mykonian village which tumbles down a slope to Ornos Bay. The look and feel of a traditional village is deliberate, as Kalesma Mykonos is all about making guests feel at home and encouraging a neighbourhood vibe, enhanced by weekly intimate dinners. Inspired by Cycladic architecture, combining tradition with contemporary elements, Kalesma is a design aficionados dream – offering sleek and minimalist interiors using locally-sourced materials. Spectacular sea views are promised from every part of the hotel and its location is truly unique, with guests being able to see the sunrise and sunset from the same spot.

Posted: 5 April 2021

Opening in spring 2021, Ikos Andalusia

Ikos Resorts is pleased to expand its already impressive culinary offering, with the arrival of Ikos Andalusia in spring 2021. The new resort promises a gastronomic journey with à la carte menus curated by Michelin starred chefs, eclectic cocktails by award-winning mixologists and an innovative Dine Out* concept allowing guests to enjoy local restaurants as part of their stay.Ikos Andalusia will offer six à la carte restaurants and one Mediterranean buffet restaurant, four with menus curated by Michelin starred chefs while guests of the Deluxe Collection will enjoy a "Dinner by the sea" hosted at the Hayma Deluxe Bar. Chef David Ibarboure is a new addition to Ikos Resorts and is behind the menu for Ikos Andalusia's Oliva restaurant, serving authentic Spanish cuisine. David has worked in multiple Michelin starred restaurants including Pierre at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hyde Park, where he spent three years beside Pierre Gagnaire. He obtained his first Michelin star in 2010 at his family-run BriKetenia restaurant in Southern France, specialising in Basque cuisine.Marian Beke, world renowned award-winning mixologist and owner of The Gibson bar in Shoreditch, has created an eclectic collection of cocktails for Ikos Andalusia's six bars. He is known for his innovative bartending techniques, esoteric ingredients, and spectacularly presented drinks.

Posted: 2 April 2021

MarBella Collection exclusive experiences for 2021

The MarBella Collection, a group of three five-star luxury hotels situated in Greece, is delighted to unveil new and exclusive experiences for 2021. The brand's third property, MarBella Elix, is opening its doors for the first time this April, in the Parga region of mainland Greece as the collection's first hotel outside the island of Corfu. These experiences have been designed to provide an authentic flavour of each destination – all with guests' health and safety in mind. New offerings, curated to immerse travellers in local culture and traditions, include a culinary series of renowned Greek chefs abroad, new fitness, water sports and kids' clubs partnerships, 'discovery dining' adventures and daily 'Kaiki' sea cruises on a traditional Mediterranean rowboat.

Posted: 31 March 2021

In search of that pre-wedding glow? Chenot has the answer…. detox!

Europe's most advanced medical retreat, Chenot Palace Weggis offers a result-driven program for future brides looking for the ultimate pre-wedding glow. The signature Advanced Detox Programme consists of a week of a hypocaloric plant-based diet, aimed at cleansing the body from the inside in order to re-energise and reach equilibrium. The nutritional plan is combined with daily spa treatments which use detoxification techniques, activate energy channels, and stimulate physiological functions to trigger preventive, repairing and regenerative actions. The long-lasting results of this retreat include glowing skin, radiant complexion, enhanced metabolism, sculpted body and weight loss. Beautifully located on the idyllic Lake Lucerne (perfect for a dose of lake swimming), Chenot Palace Weggis boasts a 5000 sq spa overlooking the natural alpine surroundings. It offers the most comprehensive facilities in the group's portfolio and houses six different medical and wellness departments including a hydrotherapy department and a medical aesthetic department.

Posted: 29 March 2021

Stylish suites for a London staycation

Muddy walks through the local park will no longer be the only option on the weekend agenda, and as hotels reopen on 17th May, the stage will be set to step back into London in style with a stay in one of the top suites in the Red Carnation Hotels' collection. Each hotel reflects the distinct heritage of its neighbourhood so whether you are looking for a chic weekend break in Kensington or to rediscover the history of Knightsbridge, there is a suite character for everyone. The question is: which suite style fits your criteria comeback?

Posted: 15 March 2021

Make May memorable when restrictions life on May 17th

Spring will have certainly sprung come May, as the delightful change in the weather coincides with the government's announcement that hospitality can open from 17th May, 2021. As the lockdown starts to ease, we can all start dreaming of pastures new in the country once again. Around only a couple of hours from London – travellers can discover their own fossils on the Jurassic Coast, hire a private punt on the majestic River Cam and visit the cultivated gardens and ancient woodland in Bruton. Whether you want a pre- or post-wedding break, feast your eyes on these idyllic properties and destinations.

Posted: 12 March 2021

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