Honeymoon and travel ideas for Hampshire and Dorset couples

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

Honeymoon News: Easter staycations to book this spring

Easter staycations to book this spring

Enjoy a weekend in London with the family this Easter at Great Northern Hotel. Discover the vibrant King's Cross area, visit Harry Potter's Platform 9¾ and enjoy a luxury night's stay where children between the age of five to 12 years old dine for free, receive a chocolate Easter egg and enjoy a turn-down service with milk and cookies. Parents will also enjoy truffles on arrival, a complimentary three-course dinner at Rails Restaurant and cocktails at Little Bar.

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Honeymoon News: Parga Beach Resort in Greece has unveiled 23 new luxury suites

Parga Beach Resort in Greece has unveiled 23 new luxury suites

Parga Beach Resort in Greece has unveiled 23 new luxury suites for 2023. Set directly on blue-flag Valtos Beach, the resort has chosen to expand after experiencing a 30 per cent increase in bookings year on year post-pandemic.

Featuring a harmonious minimal design with private balconies, terraces and some with private plunge pools, the suites offer a true sense of seclusion. Suited to couples and families alike, travellers of all ages are invited to explore the new facilities.

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Honeymoon News: The Misty Mountain Reserve has launched new glass dome accommodation

The Misty Mountain Reserve has launched new glass dome accommodation

Part of the Misty Mountain Reserve in South Africa, the new glass Ocean Dome is nestled within the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest, 230m above the sea. Surrounded by nature, this stargazing accommodation offers captivating views of the Indian Ocean. Whether lazing on the air bed with a book or soaking up the bubbles in a tub, the dome promises the ultimate relaxation experience.

There are several activities available and day trips to Misty can be organised for couples wanting to explore the local area.

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Honeymoon News: Meet the team at arrangeMY Escape

Meet the team at arrangeMY Escape

We know when it comes to planning your honeymoon, it may seem impossible to pick where you want to spend your first time away as a married couple. The team at arrangeMY Escape have put together a guide to help you find the perfect destination.

ArrangeMY Escape is an independent travel agency, based in Worcester city centre. Its award-winning travel experts Bethany, Ryan, Judith, Rosie and Jennifer have travelled extensively worldwide. They will provide you with personal experience and knowledge to make your trip extra special.

What's hot with honeymoons? Twin centres are the new way to honeymoon, are you and your partner not able to agree on a destination? Then a twin-centre could be perfect for you, there are lots of different options available, including Dubai and the Maldives, Tanzania and Zanzibar, New York and Mexico, and Singapore and Bali just to name a few. This is the perfect way to have some History, Culture & Adventure with the relaxation of the beach.

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Honeymoon News: InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has launched a new package

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has launched a new package

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort, an exclusive private island resort on the southernmost tip of Raa Atoll, has launched an Island Romance Package. Perfect for a luxurious getaway or honeymoon, couples can indulge in lazy mornings by the pool, rejuvenating wellness treatments and intimate dining experiences.

The luxury package includes a stay in a beautifully-appointed villa or residence of the guest's choice, a bottle of champagne, a three-course dinner at The Lighthouse, a 60-minute couples treatment at the overwater AVI Spa, and Club InterContinental benefits.

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Honeymoon News: Jade Mountain in Saint Lucia has launched a new Total Romance Package

Jade Mountain in Saint Lucia has launched a new Total Romance Package

Couples looking for a picturesque honeymoon will love the new Total Romance Package at Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia, which includes everything from all-inclusive dining to a bottle of champagne on arrival. There are a wide variety of activities to choose from, including a tour of the nearby volcano, sulphur springs and mineral baths, a scuba diving course, a half-day sailing on a skippered resort yacht, and a relaxing Swedish massage.

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Honeymoon News: Ibiza Gran Hotel has been awarded Best Gastronomic Hotel of 2022

Ibiza Gran Hotel has been awarded Best Gastronomic Hotel of 2022

Glamorous gastronomy awaits at Ibiza Gran Hotel, which was awarded Best Gastronomic Hotel of 2022, and is a must-visit for couples who love food. Its Michelin-starred flagship restaurant delivers seasonal, locally-inspired cuisine with a celebrated Mediterranean flare.

The property recently launched two new restaurants driven by a two-star Michelin chef, as well as a vibrant new late-night venue from the team behind the world-famous Park Chinois in Mayfair.

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Honeymoon News: COMO Le Montrachet is a new hotel in Burgundy, France

COMO Le Montrachet is a new hotel in Burgundy, France

Located in the heart of Burgundy, France, one of the world's most prestigious wine regions, is the new hotel COMO Le Montrachet.

Built on the former historic Hotel Le Montrachet, the new COMO property will be revamped and re-imagined by esteemed designer Paola Navone. The five-star building will be arranged across four heritage buildings, each of which will house sophisticated, sanctuary-like suites and rooms. Set to open in spring 2023, couples will adore the Shambhala Retreat, the first of its kind in France, exquisite dining options and wine experiences in one of France's most beautiful settings.

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Honeymoon News: Dave Red Athens is the first from the Brown Hotels’ affordable urban collection

Dave Red Athens is the first from the Brown Hotels’ affordable urban collection

Dave Red Athens is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Athens, Greece, and is the first international outpost from the Brown Hotels' affordable urban collection.

The property opened its doors in July 2022 and breathes a fresh, young energy into the recently transformed Omonia Square. Set just a stone's throw away from its sister property, Brown Acropol, the 87-room boutique hotel features the brand's distinguishable, punchy décor, with an industrial-style interior and fiery red branding.

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Honeymoon News: Capella Sydney is opening in March 2023

Capella Sydney is opening in March 2023

For generations, the Department of Education building in Sydney's Sandstone Precinct has stood empty, but in March 2023, it reopened as Capella Sydney. This heritage-listed icon marks the first property under the Capella Hotels and Resorts group to open in Australia.

Spanning eight levels, the 192 guestrooms and suites are anchored by three ground-level food and beverage outlets, with spaces throughout with commissioned and collected artworks – all within footsteps of the harbour foreshore, the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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Honeymoon News: Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the Nobu brand’s first hotel in Africa

Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the Nobu brand’s first hotel in Africa

Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the Nobu brand's first hotel in Africa. First opening its doors in January 2023, the property is just steps away from the city's cultural epicentre, where rich heritage meets contemporary flair.

The luxury lifestyle destination is complete with 71 spacious suites, a stunning rooftop lounge and restaurant, a 2,000 sq. ft luxurious spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant.

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Honeymoon News: The Radisson Hotel Group has added Mansard Riyadh to its collection

The Radisson Hotel Group has added Mansard Riyadh to its collection

The Radisson Hotel Group has had a stellar year of openings and is planning to add new additions to its already impressive collection of properties. One of which is Mansard Riyadh in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which was named because of its distinct Mansard rooflines. Designed as a homage to the signature Parisian Haussmann style of the mid-1800s, the property is made up of 191 luxurious rooms, serviced apartments and duplex villas catering to short and long-term stays. The hotel is adding an outpost of New York's Michelin-starred Carbone restaurant in 2023, which is a must-visit for couples staying at the property.

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Honeymoon News: PoB Hotels, a collection of hotels across the British Isles, announces two new additions

PoB Hotels, a collection of hotels across the British Isles, announces two new additions

PoB Hotels, a collection of independent hotels across the British Isles, announces two new members, Prestonfield House and Cromlix in Scotland. These additions will expand PoB Hotels' offering of carefully curated rooms, the finest restaurants and spas, and the most authentic regional experiences.

Prestonfield House and Cromlix reflect the values of PoB Hotels, showcasing the collection's vision to represent the very best in British hospitality, reflected through passionate, independent ownership, award-winning and exceptional dining experiences, as well as undeniable British charm. Both hotels combine heritage and individuality to provide guests with a sense of place.

Prestonfield House – Opulence, theatre and luxury are combined in this hotel in one of Edinburgh's finest historic buildings. Just five minutes from the city's historic centre, James Thomson's Prestonfield House is the city's most exclusive luxury hotel, offering the privacy and seclusion of a country estate right in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Honeymoon News: What’s new in Greater Fort Lauderdale?

What’s new in Greater Fort Lauderdale?

With a laid-back, welcoming feel, a buzzing restaurant scene, and miles upon miles of unspoilt golden beaches and waterways, Greater Fort Lauderdale is the perfect Florida holiday hotspot.

Made up of 31 neighbourhoods, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors to enjoy, from the area's thriving arts district, shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, fishing and diving spots galore, to the glitzy marinas lined with superyachts and the luxurious five-star hotels.

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Honeymoon News: Salt Hotels has revealed its latest property, The West Hotel in Minneapolis

Salt Hotels has revealed its latest property, The West Hotel in Minneapolis

Salt Hotels, a collection of artfully-designed boutique hotels with properties in Los Angeles, Miami, Nantucket, the Hudson Valley and beyond, has revealed its latest property, The West Hotel in Minneapolis. Located steps from the Mississippi riverfront, the 123-room property encompasses a modern structure thoughtfully integrating four historic buildings. Boasting an expansive lobby housed in a former brass foundry, communal workspaces, a fireside lounge, a library, a rooftop bar with an outdoor terrace offering sweeping views of the city and six flexible event spaces that are perfect for meetings, social events and special occasions.

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Honeymoon News: Nova Maldives is the latest addition to the Pulse Hotels & Resorts Group’s portfolio

Nova Maldives is the latest addition to the Pulse Hotels & Resorts Group’s portfolio

Nova Maldives is the latest addition to the Pulse Hotels & Resorts Group's portfolio. Boasting 76 stunning villas and an extensive range of thrilling water sport activities, couples will have the chance to explore the secrets of the underwater world and the beauty of the marine life surrounding Nova's private island.

Perched overwater, the Eskape Spa at Nova offers a range of holistic spa treatments using organic products that stimulate the mind, body, and soul. The three treatment rooms take guests on a journey through a world of wellness experiences that have been curated to reconnect and awaken the senses.

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Honeymoon News: Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand has acquired its official medical licence

Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand has acquired its official medical licence

Thailand's luxury boutique resort, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, has recently acquired its official medical licence as the hotel expands its ever-growing menu of enriching health and wellness offerings. With innovative, holistic wellness at its core, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa has welcomed a resident doctor, a nurse, and a 'master healer' to support guests through tailor-made health and wellness programmes.

Situated on the unspoilt sands of the Andaman Sea and the pristine Natai Beach, just 25 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, the resort offers an intimate experience, operating on a suite-only basis.

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Honeymoon News: Moskito Island in the Caribbean reveals a new nine-bedroom estate called The Village

Moskito Island in the Caribbean reveals a new nine-bedroom estate called The Village

Moskito Island, off the coast of Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean, has launched a new nine-bedroom grand estate called The Village. Delivering a luxury living experience, The Village joins three ultra-lavish estates that already call Moskito Island home. Crafted into the cliffside, The Village features nine bedrooms, comfortably accommodating up to 18 guests, a hidden DJ booth that rises from the outdoor deck overlooking a two-story infinity pool, a glass-bottom hot tub extended over a cliff, a slide that wraps around the edge of the estate and an advanced lighting and sound system.

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Honeymoon News: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som has unveiled its new Mother-To-Be Retreat

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som has unveiled its new Mother-To-Be Retreat

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Qatar has unveiled its new Mother-To-Be Retreat. Perfect for newlyweds who are expecting, the three to eight night holistic prenatal programme combines nurturing treatments to enhance well-being during all phases of pregnancy while providing parents with the necessary tools to support and empower them, leaving them feeling relaxed, in control and positive about the journey into parenthood.

The Mother-To-Be Retreat is open to women in all trimesters and can be tailored for couples or birth support partners who wish to be part of the journey.

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Honeymoon News: Nestled in a lemur reserve in Madagascar is the new Lodge des Terres Blanches

Nestled in a lemur reserve in Madagascar is the new Lodge des Terres Blanches

Nestled in a lemur reserve on the north west coast of Madagascar and only accessible by air or sea, the new Lodge des Terres Blanches is one of the most intimate and serene hotels on the island. There are 10 exquisite lodges to chose from, each built using mangrove and rosewood trees, and the ultra-spacious interiors are finely decorated and furnished with handmade furniture and soft fabrics. This is the perfect place to observe the rich fauna of Madagascar in its natural environment. The luckiest guests will encounter the four types of lemurs who live in complete freedom on the island, as well as the many bird species.

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