India-bound lovers of the exotic, the luxurious and the indulgent will find their own palace awaits at Fairmont Jaipur.
Luxury-lovers, there's another reason to set your sights for India. One of the world's most prestigious hospitality brands, Raffles has announced it will be opening two hotels in the magnificent destination. Known for its iconic Singapore property, the brand promises to offer a 'palatial experience' at its new Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur.
A busy, bustling city with attractions that are unique to this area in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is definitely worthy of a visit en route to the Thar Desert beyond. With its famed indigo-painted houses that give it the name the Blue City, and one of India's most spectacular forts, Jodhpur has an air of regality about it – it's a princely state, with an impressive tale to tell.
Udaipur enchants with its regal romance and intoxicating beauty. The City of Lakes bursts to life with lush gardens, stunning marble palaces, mighty mansions, and a charm that could only be bestowed upon India’s very own ‘Venice of the East.’ The city is home to three lakes, the biggest of which is Lake Pichola, where the magnificent and world-renowned Taj Lake Palace Hotel takes centre stage – the epitome of luxury and true decadence and floating on a private island (the hotel was famously the setting for the 1983 James Bond movie, Octopussy).
Romance-seekers, adventure-fiends, culture-vulters and luxury-lovers will all find something to be enchanted by in Jaipur. We asked India-regular Natalie Bannister to make like a Maharani and experience the royal romance of India's most colourful and flamboyant region...
Romance-seekers, book this amazing experience now. Known for their luxury small-boat cruises, Pandaw will take guests on an epic India river expedition along the Lower Ganges, commencing next year. Sailing from Kolkotta to Farraka (and vice versa), the seven-night adventure will travel through West Bengal's lush countryside and stop at plenty of incredible sights along the way.
Romance, adventure, dreamy accommodation and cultural wonders – it all comes together in India's majestic Rajasthan, making it a must-visit for couples. India-regular Natalie Bannister shares her top spots for an escape you'll never forget...
As the sun drops from view, a glimmer of golden light finds its way through the dense canopy of tropical forest, lighting the way for the deckhands returning to our houseboat, which is moored on the bank for the night. Ablutions completed, it’s time for the cook to prepare the evening meal of succulent prawns, blackened fish, rice and vegetables, all cooked in Kerala’s famous zesty spices.
An intoxicating mix of colour, chaos and culture make this northern Indian state a must-visit. From its capital of Jaipur to the rural village of Chanoud, these are the destinations you need to include on your itinerary.
Whether you're seeking spiritual nirvana or just somewhere amazing to visit on your next romantic getaway, we've found seven Asian temples you need to see. Hidden in tropical jungles and clinging to rocky cliffs, these sites will leave you seriously speechless.
From the twenty-four king palms that lead up to the dazzling white entrance, to the marvellous mélange of classic and contemporary decor in its interiors, The Imperial hotel stands as a monument to architect, Edwin Lutyens’ grand vision of India’s new capital city, New Delhi.
India’s expanding offering of extravagant properties, from palatial city hotels to magnificent mountain retreats, is quickly making it one of the world’s most popular luxury holiday destinations.
Those spellbinding views of Table Mountain. Our soul-stirring strolls and bike rides beside the Atlantic Ocean. That dreamy ferry ride to Robben Island. Those juicy seafood platters at the Victoria and Albert waterfront.
Perfect for the couple craving the best of Africa, Beachcomber’s Bush & Beach holiday package has us swooning.
An amazing mix of sights, sounds and smells, India is easily one of the world's most romantic destinations. There’s enchantment to be found in the backwaters of Kerala and on the white sands of the lovely Havelock Island; on the bustling streets and gorgeous beaches of Goa and in the foothills of the Himalayas. It’s to be found in the Palace hotels on Lake Pichola and in the spectacular landscapes of the hill stations that dot the foothills.
Not sure where to begin? We've rounded up five must-see locations for your next adventure...
Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort are offering couples an incredible price for a romantic getaway deal: six nights in a Deluxe Sea Room, flights, daily breakfast and dinner from $2189 per person.
We can’t wait for the 1 November unveiling of Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius, following an extensive six-month renovation.
The opening of The St. Regis Mumbai marks the debut of the century-old luxury hotel brand in India and South Asia.
Exciting news for luxury lovers with a passion for Sri Lankan culture and tropical destinations – Anantara are set to bring their renowned brand of luxury to Sri Lanka for the first time.
There’s nothing quite like the old-fashioned romance of staying on a traditional houseboat – and the Kashmiris have this down to an art form. They’ve been doing it for several generations now: capturing the essence of the 1930s Raj era when the colonial English made this type of holiday popular.
The luxury hotel chain Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are set to open a new resort in Mauritius – Shangri-La's Touessrok Resort and Spa on November 1. Here are some stunning images to whet your appetite for a tropical romantic getaway!
Already offering four incredible dining destinations, Per Aquum in the Maldives has released their newest food attraction, Nest, consisting of Asian inspired dishes from Thailand, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and more.
Perhaps the ultimate luxury honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the world’s most exotic archipelago and has become a synonym for paradise. More than 90 of the country’s 1,190-odd islands house private resorts – here are five of our favourites…
For couples who want to experience the magic of India but don't know where to start, Byroads offers a fully escorted 15-day tour featuring all of the highlights including Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur.
The incredible, brand new Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is now ready for bookings, opening its doors on August 1, 2015.
Dollops of dreamy, creamy sand spooned over a shimmering jelly-blue sea; from the air the tiny islands of the Maldives are a mouthwatering sight. Closing in for landing over the swaying palm trees which help define this fabled and fabulous constellation always brings a shiver of anticipation (as do the seductive tendrils of overwater bungalows which have become de rigueur here). You are about to become a very, very spoiled castaway.
Legendary UK Photographer Paul Reiffer will be staying at Per AQUUM's Maldives properties NIYAMA and Huvafen Fushi from April 17 to April 25, taking private bookings.
An African safari honeymoon or holiday for two is one of the world's ultimate romantic getaways and an experience you and your loved one will treasure forever.
Holidays for Couples asked Wildlife Safari, who have been operating gorgeous honeymoons in Africa for more than 40 years, for their recommendations when it comes to the best African experiences for honeymooners or couples planning a romantic getaway.
Have you ever wanted to get in touch with your inner 'Eat, Pray, Love' guru and embark upon a romantic spiritual journey somewhere around the globe?
There's no time like the present to get to it. Here are five of the best spiritual journeys for couples to take.
We know that there is little else as rejuvenating for the mind, body and soul than a luxurious spa treatment, but with the plethora of spas popping up all over the globe it can be a challenge choosing which one to visit.
Named for a former British general, Havelock Island (at just over 100 square kilometers) is the largest island in Ritchie's Archipelago and one of the few places that the administration of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India has encouraged tourism, with a strong emphasis on eco-conscious travel. For couples who love island locales that are largely untouched by modern tourism, this is the romantic destination for you.
Welcome to Kenya! Picture lush green plains starkly contrasted with the desert, exotic animals prowling the land, and luxurious accommodation - the perfect setting for an African honeymoon.
Although there are many, we've gathered 3 fabulous reasons below on why a honeymoon in Kenya might be just what you're looking for.
Cruises have their fair share of lazing around in the sun, tasty meals, and blue seas as far as the eye can see. What you might forget are the stops along the way. Experiences of a lifetime are just waiting for you to join in. We've picked our top five small ship romantic cruises, ideal for couples that want to experience all of the above on a romantic getaway or honeymoon...
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Watching the countryside fly by while snuggled next to your honey on the train makes for a perfect romantic getaway. Enjoy all the amenities modern trains offer: private carriages, comfortable beds and individual bathrooms.
While your budget informs the level of luxury you choose, make sure that comfort comes first. You'll be spending a lot of time in close quarters with your loved one, and you want every moment to be bliss. All three of the following trains offer a range of itineraries, so couples can easily choose a trip that perfectly meets their needs.
A classic tented camp with 11 luxurious tents and a Honeymoon Suite, Kempinski’s new outpost in the Olare Orok Conservancy on the bank of the Ntiakitiak River is a great place to experience the African wilderness in style.
The spacious tents are grandly furnished, with four-poster beds, classic colonial timber desks, comfy sofas and Oriental rugs.
Indoor bathrooms have slate floors, vanities with two sinks, separate toilets, solar-heated water, bathtubs and showers.
Dawn breaks as the hot air balloon drifts above the straw-coloured plains. The vast savannah of the Maasai Mara is spread out beneath us. Slender-necked giraffes nibble on tree branches and herds of elephants forage in the grass.
The whoosh of gas burners startles a hippo and the hulking animal runs nimbly into the coffee-coloured river.
We drift slowly downwards, cruising above thousands of wildebeests that scatter and run in every direction. It’s the stage in the nature cycle that the Maasai Mara National Reserve is famous for, the annual migration. Each year more than two million wildebeest cross the border on an annual journey from Tanzania’s Serengeti to graze in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.
A tropical island getaway is always a good idea, but if you're looking for a destination that's totally unique and free from the hoards of travellers escape to the paradise that is Zanzibar. Even the name itself is enough to conjure up exotic, romantic Indian Ocean fantasies. But this is one island that lives up to its sultry reputation.
Tanya Joslin discovers the beauty of Sri Lanka … and why it is a perfect destination for couples.
After more than a quarter century of civil war, peace has returned to ‘the island of serendipity’. And, along with this newfound peace comes tourists–lots of them–much to the delight of the Sri Lankan people who are natural-born hosts. There is so much to do and see in this tiny Indian Ocean country but beware: the driving is often painfully slow. So, unless your plan is to simply unwind on one of the island’s gorgeous beaches, the best way to experience Sri Lanka is to map out a route based around the sites you want to see. All visitors arrive just outside of Colombo so take advantage of your entry point and explore Sri Lanka’s most cosmopolitan town upon arriving.
Jemma Fletcher discovers the growing trend of Voluntourism.
‘The honeymoon that gives back’ – could there really be such a thing? A romantic escape which fuses romance, seclusion and luxury with the heart-warming gesture of giving back to the local community? Here at Holidays for Couples, we began to wonder if this fabled honeymoon could really exist … and after a bit of digging, we’re pleased to announce that it most certainly does – in droves!
Below are our top six destinations which provide dream honeymoons with an opportunity to make the world a better place.
In the lead-up to the festive season, MSC Cruises has unwrapped the “perfect gift”... a 25-night holiday package which combines a two-night stay in London with a three-week cruise from the White Cliffs of Dover to the Black Sea, visiting two new ports.
Priced from $5,726 per person, twin share, the specially-tailored fly/stay/cruise package includes return economy airfare with Emirates from Australia on September 7, 2013 along with transfers, accommodation and all the usual inclusions of the cruise as well as port charges, service charges and flight taxes.