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The perfect mini-moon destination - Nobu Hotel Marbella

Nobu Hotel mini moon

The voguish and sexy Nobu Hotel Marbella has upped the ante as a mini-moon destination for newly-weds this year. Already renowned for hosting unforgettable stays with extraordinary dining, chic rooms and epic nightlife in an enviable location, in celebration of its first birthday Nobu Hotel Marbella has launched new imaginative and ‘Instagrammable’ experiences that can be enjoyed for a memorable mini-moon.

 

Honeymoon locations: East vs West

founder of La Fete, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, advises on honeymoon locations East and West

If you’re trying to decide between a Greek getaway or an Eastern adventure for your honeymoon, then international wedding planner and founder of La Fete, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, is here to help. She offers Vows & Venues readers invaluable insight on tips and details from both locations for anyone researching honeymoon destinations themselves!

My husband and I were fortunate enough to experience two radically different trips as newlyweds: a three-week honeymoon travelling throughout Japan and a long weekend ‘mini-moon’ if you will, in Mykonos. Both very different, but both equally memorable: which are you more drawn towards?

Natural, Moisturising sun protection from MooGoo

Moo Goo sun protection

Heading off on a glorious honeymoon? Can't decide on the right sun protection? Look no further than Moo Goo.

Choosing products that offer the right level of sun protection can be tricky, especially when seeking a natural alternative, which both protects and hydrates the skin without being too greasy.

According to a University of California study, the process by which sunscreens absorb UV rays can result in the release of harmful compounds, potentially causing skin cancer and premature ageing. The potential risks are making a growing number of people turn to 'natural' sunscreens, which work by reflecting UV radiation off the skin like an umbrella or a mirror.

Why You Should Choose to Honeymoon in the UK

Couple stood watching sunset

After the chaos of organising one of the biggest days of your life, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to taking some time together to relax and unwind on your first trip as newlyweds. As more and more couples are opting to honeymoon in the UK, we have explored some of the top reasons why you should consider staying local for your honeymoon, and how this can be equally as romantic as travelling abroad. 

 

Top reasons to honeymoon in the UK

 

Jaw-Dropping Scenery 

Winter Honeymoon Getaways

Norway honeymoon

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t get away to somewhere fabulous for your winter honeymoon. Europe has many destinations on offer which would suit every couple, from mountain walks to an overnight stay in an igloo the possibilities are endless to try something new. 

The experts at the Baltic Travel Company have put together 10 destinations which you can enjoy for your honeymoon getaway, expect to be amazed at what Europe has to offer. 

 

Top 10 destinations for a winter honeymoon

 

Finnish winter honeymoon1) Finnish Lapland 

Honeymoon Without the Crowds in Santorini

Honeymoon Without the Crowds in Santorini

Wondering where to set off into the sunset after your wedding? Carpe Diem’s unparalleled service and serenity make the perfect honeymoon hideaway in Santorini. Discover why Carpe Diem is the ideal honeymoon hideaway and the packages designed exclusively for honeymooners.

Designed for Couples

Having won “World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway” and “Europe’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway” in the 2017 Boutique Hotel Awards, Carpe Diem really is the ideal place for your honeymoon. The hotel has specifically been made for couples, offering you the most private and exclusive experience.

The Most Likely Royal Honeymoon Destinations

Cyprus

There are just over two weeks to go until the Royal Wedding, but perhaps the biggest questions on everyone’s lips at the moment is - where will be the Royal Honeymoon be?

Meghan and Harry are expected to jet off together shortly after their big day, and luxury holiday provider Sovereign have broken down their potential destinations in their Countdown to Paradise - which spans the globe from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.

 

royal honeymoonThe Seychelles

Honeymoon by the sea with some hearty food

Honeymoon by the sea

FOODLOVERS and romantics looking for a honeymoon hideaway where they can discover and indulge in culinary delights are being invited to head for Portishead this year (2018).

In the heart of the historic seaside town and above the Venga Restaurant & Tapas Bar, is The Loft Apartment and brides and grooms can even book the restaurant for their reception too.

The Loft, which has a full-sized kitchen-diner, is perfect for those wishing to cook their own candlelit meals or for anyone wanting to ditch the cooking utensils and to dine out in style with Venga’s menu.

The Loft is light and spacious, covering the entire second floor of the property and despite its central location, it is tranquil and peaceful.

A unique minimoon in a fortress

Minimoon fortress

If you’re looking to book somewhere incredible for your minimoon, look no further.

Last minute rental provider, Snaptrip.com has a truly amazing venue, right here in the UK, so you won’t even need to leave the country!

The fabulous Gosport Solent Fortress, originally built to protect Portsmouth harbour from a French invasion, could be a dream come true for a newly married couple.

A tranquil honeymoon destination in south-west France

South-west French Honeymoon

An oasis of calm and tranquillity awaits newlyweds at beautiful Les Pres d’Eugenie Hotel & Spa, in south-west France, where a superb new minimoon package has be launched for 2018. The three-night Honeymoon Getaway, featuring an afternoon exploring the treasures of Gascony in a vintage C2V Citroen, three-Michelin star dining, Love Bird Spa Rituals and accommodation in the estate’s main building which features stunning 19th century colonial style architecture.

Enjoy ocean bliss with an all-inclusive minimoon package

Minimoon by the beach

Endless shores, untamed waves and enchanting former hunting lodges, Les Maison Marines D’Huchet is an idyllic five-star haven and its new Honeymoon Getaway package is the perfect exclusive minimoon escape on France’s Atlantic coast – it even includes surfing lessons.

Located on the Landes coastline, the Huchet beach house and villas are a secret, hidden gem in the portfolio of three Michelin star chef Michel Guerard. The bolthole features an English Pavilion that exudes colonial charm, beautifully decorated with authentic furniture and paintings dating back to the Indo-Chinese and Indo-Portuguese periods. There are also two sun bleached villas, former hunting lodges, with equally stunning decors.

Honeymoons For A Princess with VIVID Travel

Honeymoon For A Princess with VIVID Travel

With two royal weddings taking place in Windsor this year, speculation is rife as to which majestic holiday destinations will achieve the royal seal of approval. Regardless of where they head, VIVID Travel believes that every happy couple deserves the royal treatment. Each of their tailormade adventures is therefore carefully curated by their expert travel designers to ensure all brides and grooms embark on an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime adventure together. 

Cruises Make A Perfect Wedding Venue

Cruises Make A Perfect Wedding Venue

“There are a number of very good reasons why a cruise makes a perfect wedding venue. Many cruises offer a variety of services to help you plan a shipboard or shoreside ceremony, followed by a romantic cruise honeymoon. This enables couples to get married in a beautiful location without the immense hassle of wedding planning. A cruise wedding can also prove a cost-effective option, with prices starting from as little as £1,010, on top of the cost of the cruise.  In addition, family and friends can join you for just the ceremony, or the full cruise – so it makes an interesting experience for everyone.

“For anyone looking for a cruise wedding, there are a variety of ceremony options and price points. Here are four of some of the best:

The Ultimate Honeymoon Experience

The ultimate honeymoon

When it comes to planning a wedding most us look forward to booking a once in a lifetime adventure with the person we love. Whether that’s going to a Caribbean island or an American road trip we are torn for by so many options online and on social media when it comes to planning that ultimate honeymoon experience.

Following from inspiration from Jules Verne’s famous French novel Around the World in 80 days. Insurance experts at icarhireinsurance have created a jet-setter guide for couples who have the desire to see the world as they’re able to visit beautiful destinations such as Paris, Rome, Mumbai, Yokohama, New York and San Francisco for less than £4,000 in under a fortnight.