Barcelona has always been a popular destination for UK-based newlyweds, not least thanks to its incredible food, culture and nightlife. But another draw is the fact that the city lies on the Catalonian coast, so that infectious sense of always being on holiday – whether you’re a local or just visiting – is inescapable. As a result, Barcelona has a laid-back, carefree vibe that’s perfect for those looking for a relaxed escape with a side helping of city excitement. There are plenty of places to stay, but if it’s views you’re after (and who isn’t?), we recommend Hotel Arts, part of the Ritz Carlton hotel group, located just moments from the golden beaches. After a day of exploring the charms of Barcelona, returning to a sumptuous suite in this five-star beachside haven is the ultimate treat.
When it comes to picking your room type, a sea-view is a must because waking to seemingly endless views of the Mediterranean is one of the perks of staying at Hotel Arts. The others? Suite residents enjoy exclusive access to the Club Lounge, a regular feature in all Ritz Carlton hotels. The Lounges host a complimentary afternoon tea and sundowner drinks as well as snacks and other refreshments throughout the day.
Book a table at the fabulous Enoteca Paco Pérez, a two Michelin-starred restaurant serving fresh fish alongside wines from a cellar that hold more than 700 bottles. Go for the tasting menu, stay for the terrace views, dream of every morsel for months to come.
Hotel: Hotel Arts Barcelona
When to go: Spring or Autumn has the best weather
Flight time from UK: 2 hours
As seen in Khush Wedding Autumn Winter 2018 KW20. Buy this issue here