6 of the world’s most Instagrammable honeymoon spots
Pictured above | Milaidhoo Island, Maldives
JADE MOUNTAIN RESORT, ST LUCIA
Sat atop a lush tropical hillside overlooking the south-western Caribbean coastline, Jade Mountain Resort is the ideal perch from which to take in the breathtaking beauty of St Lucia.
The sprawling sanctuary will see you rolling from your luxurious bed to take a dip in your private infinity pool – all while drinking in a panoramic view of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea from the specially designed floor-to-ceiling window.
Come sundown, make your way to the Celestial Terrace to sip cocktails and spot constellations – your heads will practically touch the stars.
If you fancy documenting a grand entrance for the ‘gram, there’s a helipad to collect you straight from the airport. Need something to sweeten the deal? Why not pick cocoa beans from the hotel’s organic estate, Emerald Farm, before taking them to Jade Mountain’s own chocolate laboratory.
Nightly rates at Jade Mountain’s Sky Sanctuary accommodation start at £842.
KENSHO ORNOS AND PSAROU, MYKONOS
Get your swankiest swimwear at the ready: with deluxe rooms boasting private plunge pools, it’s all about the poolside snaps at Kenshō Ornos and Psarou, two award-winning hotels on the cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos. Kenshō Ornos’ whitewashed décor offers an envious backdrop for selfies, while the views of Ornos Bay will be sure to offer up some stunning scenic snaps.
Follow it up with a trip to The Cave, Ornos’ luxury spa with boulder walls, a colour-lit pool, and a tropical rain bed.
If #Foodstagram is your game, head to the recently opened Kenshō Psarou which stands proudly on the edge of Psarou beach.
Mykonian chef Ippokratis Anagnostelis will provide a masterclass on modern Mediterranean cuisine, which you can follow up with scented shisha and cocktails by the pool, or a spot of people watching by the waterside – you might even catch some celebs dropping by to dock their yachts.
Nightly rates at Kenshō boutique hotels range from £273 – £3,856, based on average rates for a standard room.
MILAIDHOO ISLAND, MALDIVES
Boasting warm turquoise waters, abundant tropical greenery, soft white beaches, and a vibrant coral reef, there’s no need for filters on this one. Take a trip to Milaidhoo Island in the Maldives and you’ll practically have it to yourselves, as this is the island’s only resort – and what a slice of paradise it is.
Tucked away in the heart of the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, you’ll feel like you’ve properly escaped it all.
Make the most of the natural beauty by opting for a night of sandbank glamping under the stars.
Kicking off with a sunset dolphin cruise, you’ll then spend the night as castaways on your own private beach – with a muslin-draped four-poster bed, dressing room, bathroom, four-course dinner, on-call personal butler and a private yacht anchored nearby, of course.
The starting price for a Beach Residence is £2,834/night. The new ‘Sleep Under the Stars Experience’ at Milaidhoo starts from £1,375/night for two.
DEPLAR FARM, ICELAND
Once a humble sheep farm, Deplar Farm has been transformed into the ultimate Icelandic wilderness retreat for honeymooners.
With its black timber cladding and grass-turfed roof, it melds into the surrounding natural landscape of the Troll Peninsula.
Inside, meanwhile, it’s cosy and chic: think sheepskin, muted colours and stylish mid-century furnishings. Luxe additions come in the form of the farm’s geothermal pool, sauna, steam room and spa with flotation tanks.
Whether you’re sitting by the wide windows to take in the sight of 3,000ft snow-capped peaks, hitting the slopes to make the most of the Fljót Valley’s higher than average snowfall, or catching a glimpse of those famous Northern Lights: Deplar Farm is sure to give you a moment you will want to share with everyone (and a few you’ll want to keep to yourselves).
Activities, food, drinks, airport transfers, adventure itineraries and a full guide service are all included in the £1,800 per room start price at Deplar Farm.
TERMINAL NEIGE TOTEM, FRANCE
Not a fan of tropical beach holidays and fancy a honeymoon that’ll allow you to indulge in your passion for winter sports?
With Brutalist architecture which makes the most of the Alpine views and winter sun of France, Terminal Neige Totem is nothing short of panoramic paradise.
Situated on the slopes of Flaine with easy access to the Grandes Platières cable car, you’ll love skiing and snowboarding here, not least because you’ve got direct views of Mont Blanc.
Within the hotel you’ll find Navajo-inspired interiors echoing a chic vintage 70s aesthetic. If you want to drop some culture on the timeline, head into Flaine: it’s home to large outdoor sculptures from Picasso, Dubuffet, Vasarely and Pol Bury.
Or with a buzzing bar, relaxation area and outdoor jacuzzi at your disposal, you could always just eat, ski, spa, repeat.
Double rooms at Terminal Neige: Le Totem are available on a B&B basis £164 per night.
DON CESAR, FLORIDA
Is there any sight more romantic than a pink palace towering magnificently above windswept dunes? We think not.
A stone’s throw from the Gulf of Mexico, Florida’s Don CeSar is the height of old-world glamour, with a façade almost as iconic as those who have frequented it over the years.
A 1920s gem which once welcomed the glitz and glam of U.S presidents, stars of the silver screen, renowned authors and even some gangsters, you’ll find yourself wishing the walls of this hotel could talk.
Colour co-ordinate or contrast your outfit with the hotel’s gorgeous exterior while you enjoy a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi, spa, and tropical garden for the picture perfect ‘gram.
If you fancy exploring, you’ve got the Tampa Bay area on your doorstep, home to an array of beaches as well as theatres and museums. Or you could make the two-hour drive to Walt Disney World…
Rooms at the Don CeSar start from £200 per night.