Most couples want to start their married life recovering from the wedding madness, lazing in luxury. But maybe you’d like to have a honeymoon with a few surprising twists and a little special something else to talk about. If the idea of breakfast with giraffes or nights in a glass house gets you excited then WeddingSutra has you covered.
This is a handy list of the top 10 offbeat hotels from around the world that are sure to make your honeymoon a truly unconventional experience.
1. Take the perfect selfie at Ovolo 1888, Darling Harbour, Australia
It’s the ‘most Instagrammed’ hotel in the world! And how could it not be with its panoramic city views, sun-drenched rooftop patio and all the luxurious inclusions of the modern high life. The 90 bedroom boutique property is heritage listed and mixed Sydney’s old world charm with cutting edge design. The rooms boast 3 metre high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original ironbark beams, bespoke furniture and feature walls in each room. In other words, picture perfect for selfie-ready honeymooners!
2. Glass house experience at Pure Pod, New Zealand
If living outside-of–the-box is your thing than you will definitely enjoy your stay at Pure Pod. It’s your chance to enjoy an intimate date with nature after you check-in. The Pure Pod is a glass house that sits on a spur in a paddock with Kanuka trees for company and birds singing till dusk in the nearby gullies. Star gaze from your bed and wake up to soothing vistas of rolling hills in every direction.
3. Charming Boutique experience at the Areias Do Seixo, Portugal
Areias do Seixo is a premium luxury hotel surrounded by sea, dunes and pine forests. Its most interesting attraction is the unique ‘Love room’ that has been deisgned to enhance the human sense and perception of smell, vision and colour. The room itself is built for romance with a fireplace, jacuzzi and unique vistas of the sea and the dunes. It also includes a private terrace from which you can watch a the colours of a magnificent sunset merge with those of the dancing bonfire. If you decide to spend some quality time indoors, then can we suggest the luxurious jacuzzi for two or the sublime waterfall shower?
4. Wake up to the ocean at Ovolo Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong
Hong Kong itself is a fascinating cultural cauldron with a heady nightlife and local colour. Pick the gorgeous panoramas of the Corner Sea-View Suite at Ovolo Aberdeen Harbour. Wake up in contemporary luxury to the beautiful view of the Aberdeen Harbour and amble down to chitchat with the aboriginal fisher folk at Hong Kong’s famous fishing community. A trip here will make for a fun-filled, multi-faceted honeymoon experience.
5. Have a wine-happy honeymoon at the Museum Hotel, Cappadocia
Pay tribute to Bacchus on your honeymoon. Imagine an unlimited wine tap in the comfort of your own suite at the Museum Hotel at Cappadocia which features a customised wine tap room so you can continue being alone with your perfect other and don’t have to interrupt anything to order another bottle of wine. The suite takes privacy to the next level as it has no windows and has a mystic, romantic vibe. It has a specially designed spacious bathroom, a sitting area with a fireplace, and priceless antiques.
6. Relax in the Wild at Morukuru, South Africa
This is for those who love jungle adventures. European styling piqued with handpicked African pieces, a wonderful indoor and outdoor flow, plenty of al fresco dining and unwinding opportunities, it is the best place to be if you like to reconnect with nature and wilderness. A small, dedicated, eager staff of seven or eight remain at your beck and call – imagine your own chef, butler, hostess, nanny (if needed), housekeeper and a private safari guide and tracker! Deluxe.
7. Have your breakfast with giraffes at Manor House, Nairobi
Manor House is one of Nairobi’s most iconic buildings and Giraffe Manor has an extraordinary appeal that goes back to the 1930s when European visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris. However, the most fascinating thing about Giraffe Manor is its herd of resident Rothschild giraffe who visit morning and evening, poking their long necks into the windows in the hope of a treat, before retreating to their forest sanctuary.
8. Paraglide your way to checkin at the Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Zighy Bay is an adventure in itself that allows you to experience the rich cultures of both Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Experience both countries’ array of traditional and modern attractions. The best part? You have to paraglide into Zighy Bay to arrive at the resort and you can lose yourself in the beautiful interiors of the hotel even before you check in!
9. Lose yourself in the middle of nowhere at Amangiri, Utah
Amangiri is a remote hideaway tucked within the luminous canyons of the American Southwest. Located in a protected valley with sweeping views, the resort offers both adrenaline-fuelled adventure and a peaceful retreat. A yin and yang of sorts, perfect for the offbeat, adventure junkie couples. It takes off the beaten path to new levels!
10. In-Room Infinity Pool Lovin' at Jade Mountain
Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall exists only as a view of Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries which are stage-like settings that embrace the full glory of St. Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea. Start your life’s journey together in this gorgeous brand new discovery.
With inputs from A TRAVEL DUET