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: Check out The Botanical Experience at Ca’ di Dio in Venice

Check out The Botanical Experience at Ca’ di Dio in Venice

Ca' di Dio, Venice, a Patricia Urquiola-designed hotel, opened at the end of last year and offers many experiences which allow guests to see a different side of Venice. The Botanical Experience offers a special tour of the lagoons accompanied by Botanist Gabriele Bisetto. Gabriele shares the secrets of lagoon life and explains how the herbs and plants are used in the restaurants and bar at Ca' di Dio.

Guests will set sail from Ca' di Dio to the colourful Burano Island. From here, they will embark upon their discoveries on Bisetto's traditional boat called a 'Carolina'. The Carolina has a flat bottom which allows the boat to get close to the island banks. The route follows the traditional wooden structures called bricole, along the navigable canals from the Bacino di San Marco. After travelling along the San Felice Canal, the boat will enter the heart of the northern lagoon, a silent and highly evocative place where the sandbank plants continuously change.

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Honeymoon News: Vrbo reveals its 2022 European Holiday Homes of the Year just in time for the summer holidays

Vrbo reveals its 2022 European Holiday Homes of the Year just in time for the summer holidays

Family holiday rental expert Vrbo® is revealing for the first time the best-in-class holiday homes across Europe, the 2022 European Holiday Homes of the Year. The 10 selected holiday homes are fabulous properties, ideal for families to spend quality time together and make wonderful memories.

The properties can be booked through the Vrbo website and meet a strict selection criteria, including a combination of five-star ratings, guest reviews, number of bookings and feature some of the most sought-after amenities that make special moments together with loved ones.

"We know every family – or whoever you call family - has its own needs and preferences, so in addition to meeting high-quality standards, this list of holiday homes also includes a variety of property types in popular European destinations," said Karen Mullins from Vrbo. "Whether you prefer a beachfront house, a chalet in the mountain, a country mansion or a cottage, you can have an amazing stay at any of our European Holiday Homes of the Year."

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Honeymoon News: Oliver’s Travels launches its Sustainable Villa Collection

Oliver’s Travels launches its Sustainable Villa Collection

Oliver's Travels has revealed its Sustainable Villa Collection, offering guests an impressive selection of eco properties from villas to chateaux in Europe and beyond. The collection allows guests to book a holiday safe in the knowledge that the property is doing its part to be more eco-friendly. Not only this, but guests will be reassured knowing that with every holiday booking made, Oliver's Travels will plant enough trees to offset 100 per cent of the villa stay. With increasing awareness around the importance of protecting the planet, travellers are looking to be more sustainable than ever and this extends to when considering travelling. Oliver's Travels provides the perfect platform in which to travel consciously.

Each property in Oliver's Travels Sustainable Villa Collection is as unique as it is extraordinary, boasting everything from photo-worthy décor and indescribable views to luxurious hot tubs and stunning fireplaces. Whether it's a villa growing produce on-site, celebrating the local heritage, or a villa that uses a renewable energy provider, it is these crucial efforts that set them apart and enable them to be a part of the Sustainable Villa Collection.

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Honeymoon News: Salamander Voyages is the perfect way to explore Turkey

Salamander Voyages is the perfect way to explore Turkey

Salamander Voyages is a great alternative honeymoon option to a luxury villa holiday. Sleeping up to 12 guests, this is perfect for families and groups of friends and provides an intimate and memorable way to celebrate. Explore the stunning Turkish Riviera; all its ancient cities, isolated villages, harbours and stretches of sandy beaches, and swimming in the crystal-clear waters. On board, expert local crew will take care of every need so guests needn't lift a finger.

There is also the option to rent Aganippe and Heyamola alongside Salamander to allow for larger grounds.

Salamander Voyages is a family run luxury gulet charter company, founded by the Cooke family in 2003, it's a wonderful and authentic way to explore some of the most stunning and richly cultured coastlines in the Mediterranean. With a growing collection of beautifully refurbished wooden gulets, Salamander Voyages offer private charters and bespoke itineraries.

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Honeymoon News: Ella Resorts opens five star Helea family resort in Rhodes

Ella Resorts opens five star Helea family resort in Rhodes

Ella Resorts is proud to announce the launch of Helea 5 star beach resort this July, a spectacular family property on the beautiful island of Rhodes.

Designed over a 45,000 square meter estate with 503 rooms and suites, Helea offers laidback luxury for the whole family. The resort was designed to make the most of its magnificent surroundings with floor to ceiling windows that provide spectacular views across the sea, beautifully landscaped gardens & shimmering turquoise pools. The attentive staff and excellent facilities provide a playground retreat for all ages with live music, watersports, an all-day beach bar, entertainment, a cinema and games room. There are 11 freshwater pools to choose from and a dedicated children's pool, plus a 700 square meter water park.

Ella Kids Park has been entirely designed by kids, crafts and costumes create a unique experience for the resorts' little guests. Children will be kept entertained with the plethora of activities on offer, leaving parents plenty of time to relax. The timetable is brimming with fun things to do including: escape rooms, arts and crafts, indoor climbing, and basketball. The kid's club accommodates children from four months to 12 years old and offers a nanny service in the evenings (upon request, with extra service).

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Honeymoon News: The Club Hotel & Spa, St Helier, has launched an exclusive shopping butler hotel package for guests

The Club Hotel & Spa, St Helier, has launched an exclusive shopping butler hotel package for guests

Looking to discover Jersey's hidden premier boutiques, charming local markets, designer department stores and tax-free shopping? The Club Hotel & Spa, St Helier, has you covered with its new Shopping Butler package. Available to book for stays on Fridays and Saturdays, the two-night island escape includes breakfast, a bespoke Shopping Butler experience offering access to exclusive discounts, use of the hotel's world-class spa facilities and a tasting menu dinner in its Michelin-starred restaurant Bohemia.

Shopaholics will have a one-to-one consultation to discuss their tastes and preferences – from designer to pre-loved fashion, jewellery and homeware – with qualified stylist and local retail guru, Laura Morel, before heading on the curated shopping trail in St Helier and the nearby St Aubins and Gorey. Exclusive discounts and a glass of bubbly for that extra special touch will be available to those keen to explore Laura's roster of store partners.

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Honeymoon News: Cosme Hotel in Paros is a new property opening in June 2022

Cosme Hotel in Paros is a new property opening in June 2022

Set to open right on time for the summer season, this luxury escape located moments from the island's vivacious, whitewashed harbor village of Naoussa, will feature its own private beach club overlooking the turquoise Aegean Sea. The resort promises to be a spirited, cosmopolitan home away from home for the global explorer, exuberantly celebrating the enjoyment of life.

The natural-chic décor elegantly blends rare elements from around the world with bold Cycladic lines. Complete with 40 suites designed with a crisp aesthetic, guests will revel in a beachfront Mediterranean restaurant, spa and outdoor wellness and fitness centre.

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Honeymoon News: 7Pines Resort is a new property in Sardinia opening in July 2022

7Pines Resort is a new property in Sardinia opening in July 2022

Surrounded by 15 hectares of nature reserve and secluded beaches on the very beautiful north coast of Sardinia. Comprising of 76 rooms and suites and boasting its own private beach, educational Kids' Club, a Pure Seven Spa and a whopping seven dining options, with unpretentious Sardinian cuisine headed up by Michelin-starred chef Tohru Nakamura, 7 Pines Resort Sardinia really does have it all and promises to be an exceptional luxury beachfront resort overlooking the archipelago of La Maddalena, and just a stone's throw from the sparkling Costa Smeralda.

Days here can be spent exploring the coastline, dotted with fishing villages, castles and archaeological sites dating back to the Medieval period, while there is an exclusive fleet of luxury yachts for those wishing to explore the magnificent turquoise lagoons and deserted beaches of La Maddalena archipelago.

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