Planning a wedding might be exciting but it can also be stressful. Planning a honeymoon, however, is pure joy. It gives couples the chance to get creative with their travel planning – some will be keen to explore an exotic destination, while others will be happy just chill beside the sea or a resort pool. If you’re a beach-loving couple, here’s some inspiration from Flight Centre on where to go for your post-wedding escape.
SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND
Only a few hours’ flight from Hong Kong, Song Saa Private Island lies off the coast of Sihanoukville in Cambodia and offers overwater pool villas and luxury that “treads lightly” thanks to a focus on eco-tourism and sustainable management and practices.
Song Saa, which aptly means “sweethearts”, comes with a chef at-the-ready and free-flow everything, so it’s the perfect place to celebrate your newlywed status. Aside from eating delicious local dishes, you can also learn how to make them through a cooking class; Cambodia is bordered by Thailand and Vietnam, and elements of each cuisine is evident, with ingredients including fresh coconut milk, black pepper and bitter lemon.
Aside from the sustainable day-to-day management of the property, the owners do what they can to help improve the local villages, their economy and the environment. They manage Cambodia’s first marine reserve and fund a solid waste management facility in the neighbouring village, where they also run a sustainability centre and training programme.
COCOA ISLAND BY COMO
It’s no surprise that the Maldives is such a popular honeymoon destination: turquoise waters, white sand beaches and private island isolation – it’s the textbook definition of paradise.
Our pick for honeymooners is the ultra-exclusive Cocoa Island by COMO, 45 minutes by boat from Male Island. The resort design is inspired by dhonis (traditional Maldivian fishing boats) and features floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to substantial decks, blurring the lines between inside and out, while the blue and white décor brings the sea, sand and sky into the heart of every room.
Don’t forget to experience a spa treatment at the renowned COMO Shambala retreat. Here, you can completely unwind – they can even tailor make wellness packages (including dining) during your stay. This holistic approach is coupled with expert yoga tuition that preaches the balance of mind, body and spirit and inspiration of the soul.
FOUR SEASONS SEYCHELLES
Happy to fly long-haul? Why not go all out and visit Seychelles, a pure honeymoon fantasy, offering more than just an exclusive holiday but an experience in itself.
Thinking pristine beaches, cliff-top yoga and nature? The Four Seasons Seychelles is an exclusive retreat nestled on the side of a cliff face, with undoubtedly the most spectacular location and beach on the main island. Spacious villas are sprawled across the side of the cliff, and a butler is on call to collect you in a buggy and take you to the white, powdery-sand beach, Petite Anse.
You can do as much or as little as you like once you’re here. Some of the great activities on offer include bird watching, yoga, paddle boarding, wind surfing, diving, snorkelling and deep-sea fishing. You should also make time to try out the world famous spa located at the top of the cliff.
To book an exclusive deal and for help with everything travel-related, contact a travel professional at Flight Centre. Flight Centre Hong Kong is at 49 Caine Road, Mid Levels, Central, and 8 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 2830 2779, or visit www.flightcentre.com.hk.