As Prince Harry and Megan Markle prepare to tie the knot this spring, Mason Rose has compiled a list of the world’s most romantic spots for a royal honeymoon this year.
Whether your dream is to live like north African nobility at the Royal Mansour in Marrakech – owned by King Mohammed VI of Morocco – or cosy up in your own cabin in the Swiss Alps, Mason Rose’s selection of options offers something for every couple to enjoy.
Indulge in honeymoon bliss in Venice
Where: JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Isola delle Rose, Venice, Italy
Why go: Settled on its own private island, JW Venice offers a full package of romantic treats for newlyweds. The Honeymoon Bliss package includes a champagne and chocolate-covered-strawberries welcome on arrival and a 50-minute massage for two in the privacy of a GOCO Spa Venice Spa Suite, as well as a free upgrade upon availability and late check-out.
Rate: The Honeymoon Bliss package is available from 599EUR per night (approx. £530).
Booking: Visit jwvenice.com or call +39 041 852 1300 and quote the promotional code ‘HON’
A princess-perfect honeymoon in Marrakech
Where: Royal Mansour, Marrakech
Why go: The exquisite Royal Mansour – one of the world’s most discreet hotels and owned by King Mohammed VI of Morocco – is designed to regal standards, fit for any princess. The ‘rooms’ are set in 53 individual Riads with exquisite craftsmanship throughout and the hotel is just a stone’s throw from the medina and a short distance from the recently opened Yves Saint Laurent Museum (October 2017). It has an exceptional spa which – among its myriad relaxing treatments – offers one of the best hammam experiences in the world.
Rate: The ‘Romance’ package starts from 3,300EUR (approx. £2,903) and is based on two people sharing a Riad. Valid until 27 December 2018.
Booking: royalmansour.comTremezzo for two
Where: Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy
Why go: A three-night stay in the palatial, historic Grand Hotel Tremezzo – lauded as that ‘happy, sunny place’ by Greta Garbo in 1932 film Grand Hotel – is the picture-perfect location for a honeymoon to rival any movie star. The special offer promises luxury accommodation with lake views and a special champagne and strawberries welcome. Wake up to breakfast served every day in your room, or at the gourmet La Terrazza buffet, and enjoy a romantic three-course à la carte dinner for two at La Terrazza, masterminded by the late, award-winning chef Gualtiero Marchesi.
Rate: The ‘Tremezzo for two’ offer is available from 900EUR (approx. £798) per night, based on two people sharing a Lake View Prestige Room, and stays can be extended at a favourable rate.
Booking: Please contact email@example.com and quote ROMANTIC15 or call +39 0344 42491
Desert island romance at the new JOALI Maldives
Where: JOALI Maldives, Muravandhoo Island, Raas Atoll, Maldives
Why go: Opening in the last quarter of 2018, the new JOALI Maldives is a sophisticated and artistic luxury retreat. Celebrating the joy of life, JOALI is a honeymoon hideaway that represents the ultimate romantic desert island dream; with a focus on sustainability, creativity and individual flair, it couldn’t be further from the feeling of a chain resort.
Booking: For bookings and further information please visit joali.com
Rustic romance in your own Alpine cabin
Where: Gstaad Palace, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Why go: Rustic, cosy and incomparably peaceful, Gstaad Palace’s Shepherd’s or ‘Walig’ Hut – built in 1783 and changed little since – can be hired for an exclusive overnight stay, warmed by candlelight and log burning stoves and complete with a mouth-watering three-course dinner complimented by Swiss wine. With the building sitting proudly at 1,700m above tPatrickhe Gsteig region, couples can enjoy an inimitably romantic evening gazing over Gstaad and the Saanenland. Pair with a luxurious stay at the fairy tale Gstaad Palace itself.
Rate: The Alpine Night at Walig Hut is available from 1,600CHF (approx. £1,220. Summer season only). The Time For Romance package is on offer on select dates subject to availability, from 1,973CHF (approx. £1,505)
Booking: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +41 33 748 50 00
Free ski pass for two across Colorado
Where: The Little Nell, Aspen, Colorado
Why go: Ski stylishly into married life together by exploring the stunning scenery over Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass with two free daily ski passes for every night at this luxurious mountain haven (based on a minimum three-night stay).
Rates: The Ski Free package is available from 585USD (approx. £421) per night, based on a three-night stay in a Town Side Guest Room
Booking: Visit thelittlenell.com and quote promotional code NSKIF