Ideal destinations for a perfect honeymoon

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  • Saturday, April 30, 2011
  • WITH William and Kate now married, everyone's thoughts have turned to honeymoons.

    Dream-like ... a paradise island on the South Nilandhe Atoll
    Dream-like ... a paradise island on the South Nilandhe Atoll

    If you want to celebrate YOUR spring wedding with a holiday fit for a future king, check out our selection of resorts that make dreams come true for newlyweds.


    SOUTH NILANDHE ATOLL: A dream destination for the holiday of your dreams.

    Stay at Vilu Reef Beach and Spa Resort on the South Nilhande Atoll in the Maldives, pictured above, for a perfect start to married life that makes "you time" the priority.

    You'll arrive by sea plane and get the perfect view of the lush island with its perfect beaches and turquoise lagoon.

    You can get seven nights' half-board in a water villa with pool from £1,699pp, leaving Heathrow on June 2. See or call 0871 664 0273.

    St Lucia

    WHAT better place for married life to start than a Caribbean island?

    The four-star Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa offers a seven-night package that includes a deluxe garden room, a bottle of champagne and a ten per cent discount on spa services.

    An Enchanted Honeymoon Package upgrade is also available and includes tropical fruit and flower baskets, 50-minute massage and dinner for two. Deals start from £1,407 including flights from Gatwick. See or call 0844 557 3859.

    Take it easy ... on St Lucia
    Take it easy ... on St Lucia


    LA SOURCE is an adults-only resort - a great hideaway for the just married.

    A seven-day honeymoon package includes six spa treatments, three dives and full board.

    There are three restaurants and also a cafe deli so you can prepare for a full day on the beach with a romantic picnic.

    The package costs from £1,279pp for departures between May 11 and June 22. Flights leave Gatwick. Selected departures from August 31 until September 13 are available from £1,379. See or call 0844 332 9371.

    Adults-only ... resort on the Caribbean island of Grenada
    Adults-only ... resort on the Caribbean island of Grenada


    WITH its stunning architecture, seductive cuisine and chic city-dwellers, Rome is an obvious choice for a short honeymoon.

    Stroll the piazzas, stop by the Trevi Fountain and take in a museum.

    And this year, the Colosseum's underground chambers and top tier are open to the public for the first time in 30 years.

    British Airways have four nights' B&B for the price of three at the 4 ESH Hotel, from £323pp. May return BA flights from Gatwick. See or call 0844 493 0758.

    Classic destination ... Rome's Trevi fountain
    Classic destination ... Rome's Trevi Fountain

    Cap Negret, Ibiza

    THINK the stylish side of Ibiza - not the ravers' paradise. It's the kind of place Kate and William went during their courtship.

    You can rent a beautiful secluded villa from £1,600 a week. The Ses Caletes villa has a 10m pool, four double bedrooms, a terrace and access to a shared private cove.

    It's surrounded by protected forests, farms and fincas and the sandy beach of Cala San Vicente is just a few minutes drive away.

    Car hire - which is essential - costs from £80 per week and flights to Ibiza start from £66. See or call 020 3384 7066.

    Mediterranean style ... see the classy side of Ibiza
    Mediterranean style ... see the classy side of Ibiza

    Clipper Cruises

    FANCY a marriage blessing at sunset on the deck of a sea clipper? Star Clipper Cruises offer just that.

    You can chose from cruises in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Central America. Couples will be welcomed aboard with champagne and a fruit basket.

    These ships are much more personal than the huge liners of big cruise firms.

    A seven-night Med sailing aboard Royal Clipper starting and ending at Rome is from £1,375pp, not including flights.

    Flights to Rome start at about £100 return. See

    Sailing into the sunset ... take a Clipper Cruise
    Sailing into the sunset ... take a Clipper Cruise

    Elephant Reserve, Kenya

    YOU can avoid the inevitable sense of post-wedding anticlimax by going on a game drive followed by a beach stay.

    The Maputo Elephant Reserve promises an intimate game drive with opportunities to swim with dolphins, ride horses across the sands or take an underwater safari on one of the nearby reefs.

    A £975 seven-day package includes a four-star hotel and a rustic beach lodge, most meals and driver/guide.

    Call 020 7706 4700 or see Flights are not included but start at £429 from

    Unforgettable ... experience a Kenyan safari
    Unforgettable ... experience a Kenyan safari


    THIS is one for the adventurous couple and it isn't cheap but you're getting the holiday of a lifetime. The 15-day tour takes in Cuzco, the lost city of Machu Picchu, the Amazon jungle and the Sacred Valley.

    And you get a cruise through the Galapagos islands plus a trip on Peru's answer to the Orient Express.

    It costs £4,235 per person including international and domestic flights, transfers, transport, B&B accommodation and most of your meals.

    Call 0845 077 8803 or see

    South American tour ... head for Peru and the Galapagos Islands
    South American tour ... head for Peru and the Galapagos Islands

    Source: The Sun
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