An epic honeymoon needn’t involve sun, sea and sand (not that there’s anything wrong with that). If you’re itching to try something different, we invite you to widen your horizons with these unique otherworldly escapes, where the landscape is just as unforgettable as the luxury resort.
Topas Ecolodge, Sapa Vietnam
High above the jade-hued landscape of terraced rice fields near Sapa in northern Vietnam sits Topas Ecolodge. Spectacular views stretch out in every direction; expect unobstructed panoramas of the mountains and valleys speckled with local villages. Gaze upon the otherworldly vistas from one of the 33 on-site bungalows or just before sunset from the infinity pool that’s so high up it feels as though you’re swimming in the clouds. In a breathtaking setting such as this, it’s only right that the outdoors takes centre stage, and the best way to explore it all is with a hike or bike ride. Starting from approx £680 for a week all inclusive.
Longitude 131°, Uluru, Australia
This luxury wilderness camp in Australia is eco-sensitive, romantic and comes with epic views of the outback. Out here there’s zero light pollution so after days spent soaking up the Martian-like beauty of Uluru, spend nights gazing upwards at the cosmos in the majestic southern skies. Min 2 night stay approx £3,300 for two, all inclusive inc transfers.
Svart, Arctic Circle, Norway
With a design aesthetic that looks straight out of a sci-fi movie, a honeymoon at Svart promises to be an experience like no other. For starters, it’s the world’s first ‘energy positive’ hotel, producing more energy than it uses. Set above the Arctic Circle, gasp at awe-inspiring views of Svartisen glacier and at night, the alien-like spectacle of the Northern Lights. Hike, bike and dive (if you dare) to discover the untouched Arctic world. Planned to open in 2021.
Explora Rapa Nui, Easter Island
Start married life on Easter Island, 2,300 miles from the rest of the world in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. But don’t expect to put your feet up at the luxe Explora resort; not when there are 30+ tours to go on, including one to the massive Rano Kau volcanic crater (above). Rooms from £940 per night, all-inclusive.
Four Seasons Tented Camp, Chiang Thailand
Set above the canopy of a thick bamboo jungle in northern Thailand, Four Seasons’ resort is all colonial romance; think polished bamboo, mosquito nets and a vintage jeep that transports guests around the 15-tent resort. Follow a sunrise hike with a spell in the spa, before a candlelit dinner in the elephant camp. Bliss. From £1410 per night.
As seen in Khush Wedding Autumn Winter 2018 KW20. Buy this issue here