3 Design-Centric Destinations That Are The Perfect Setting For Your Honeymoon
1/3Ritz and Glamour
Heading to the city of love for your honeymoon? There’s no better way to celebrate the start of your wonderful journey together than with a sejour at the Ritz Paris, arguably the world’s most famous hotel. Situated in the heart of Place Vendôme, Ritz Paris has been an icon of French art de vivre and luxury since the 19th century.
Have a royal honeymoon of your own by checking into the prestigious Windsor suite, decorated in homage to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, who were regular guests at the Ritz Paris. It really doesn’t get more romantic than spending the night in a suite christened after one of the most moving love stories of the century. Elegantly furnished in cream and gold, the 1,755sqft suite features a room draped in cool hues of pastel blue, with undertones of lilac—the Duchess’ favourite colour.
2/3East Meets West
No one marries Asian and European design like hotelier and designer Anouska Hempel does, and her latest canvas, Six Senses Duxton, couldn’t have been better placed—within a row of 19th century shophouses along Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar-Chinatown district. The hotel is a brilliant embodiment of her vision of utopia, borrowing elements from Chinese, Malay and European motifs that look right at home among its locale's heritage architecture.
The hotel’s rooms are especially grand, each decorated with unique items from Hempel’s personal collection, evoking the feeling of a home away from home. Before jetting off for your honeymoon, enjoy your wedding night at the top-of-the-line Pearl Suite, which features a celestial palette of white and ivory—the perfect setting for newlyweds.
Have a thirst for thrills but a taste for luxury? Recharge from the bustle of your wedding on a savannah in Botswana, at a resort filled with life’s finest indulgences. The Belmond Eagle Island Lodge’s tented suites are the stuff honeymoon dreams are made of. The lodge, established in the 1900s for explorers and crocodile hunters, is now a haven for adventurers who appreciate luxury. Surrounded by the lush safari of Botswana, newlyweds can explore the immense plains by horse, canoe, or even helicopter.
When it comes to design, the lodge promises sophistication and refinement, with 12 air-conditioned tented rooms outfitted with plush oversized beds, walk-in dressing rooms and even plunge pools. The interior adopts a palette of muted blues and copper, a nod to the region’s mining history.
(Related: Where To Go And What To Do For The Perfect Honeymoon)