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Don’t leave it till the last minute and put your honeymoon plans in the pipeline with these dreamscape destinations.
Why you should consider it: Remember any feeling of joy and trepidation that gave you a high (like the day you said yes)? That level can only be matched by a safari in the wilds of the Masai Mara. Words won’t do the place justice.
Where to stay: Fairmont Mara Safari Club; Mara Olapa; Olare Mara Kempinski; Olarro and Sarova Mara Game Camp.
Best time to go: June to October and January to February
Why you should consider it: Tropical islands made up of those amazing over-water villas, turquoise waters and soft white sands. Those photos you see of The Maldives while you’re doing your research, none of them are photoshopped. Don’t second guess yourself, you cannot go wrong with a honeymoon in The Maldives. Fly in, flop down and live your dream romance.
Where to stay: Niyama Private Islands, Coco Bodu Hithi, Soneva Fushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort.
Best time to go: December to March
Why you should consider it: Overlooking azure seas and featuring white-washed walls, this is the Greece we’ve all dreamt of – or at least seen on Instagram every summer. Its where time seems to stand at a standstill – think sunshine, acropolis and majestic islands.
Where to stay: King George, Athens; Four Seasons Astir Palace, Athens; Canaves Ola Suites, Santorini; Domes of Elounda, Crete and Belverde, Mykonos
Best time to go: June to September
Why you should consider it: Uma Thurman, Heidi Klum, Ricky Martin, Rose Leslie and Emilia Clarke are just a handful of celebrities who flock to the Himalayan mountains and other parts of India to get their wellness on. And they swear by it. Honestly, if it’s good enough for Khaleesi (GoT), it’s good enough for us.
Where to stay: Ananda Spa Resort in The Himalayas; The Oberoi Udaivillas, Udaipur; W Goa, Vagator; Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai; Le Meridien, New Delhi.
Best time to go: March to April
Why you should consider it: Rumour has it that when Ed Sheeran teamed up with Camila Cabello and Cardi B for South of the Border he only had eyes for a luxury resort in Mexico. Even if that rumour is false, you owe it to yourself to experience the opulence that some of these resorts and beaches in Mexico have to offer.
Where to stay: Azulik, Tulum; Nobu Hotel, Los Cabos; Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun; JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa and Casa Oaxaca, Oaxaca.
Best time to go: November to March
Why you should consider it: While Bangkok remains a favourite for bachelorette parties, the islands of Phuket and Koh Samui boasting tropical coconut groves, starch white beaches, beautiful sunsets and countless coral reefs – is where the romance blooms.
Where to stay: Avani + Samui, Koh Samui; Amanpuri, Phuket; Paresa Resort, Phuket; Phulay Bay – A Ritz Carlton Reserve, Krabi and Anantara, Chiang Rai.
Best time to go: December to April