Luxury planner and Virtuoso adviser, Mahla Pourshamsa shares the most romantic places for a honeymoon worthy of taking a flight or riding a train
A perfect juxtaposition of adventure and zen, Bali is a jewel in Asia’s crown. Ubud, the art capital of Bali has galleries, lively restaurants and bars, local art and temples worth visiting while nearby Uluwatu offers the much-needed zen to shake off the wedding planning process.
Stay right in the heart of Ubud’s emerald rice fields at the luxurious Chedi Club Tanah Gajah for a dose of culture paired with the most breathtaking sunrises. For the ultimate in architecture, luxury and privacy, opt for one of Alila Uluwatu’s one bedroom pool villas.
The only country in the southern region to border both the Atlantic and Pacific, charismatic Colombia boasts charming colonial cities, the Andes as a backdrop and glittering coastlines primed to be explored. As a honeymoon destination, Colombia will be sure to leave an everlasting memory on all your senses.
Visit Medellin for a cultural experience, a fascinating case study on urban planning for social change and a countryside just an hour away for sighting of the region’s most dramatic landscape. Then pair the Antioquia region with a short flight south to romantic Cartagena and spend the second half of your honeymoon on a beach.
Art Hotel Medellin is in the perfect neighbourhood to explore magical Medellin on foot while Casa Lola, in the heart of old town Cartagena offers a lovely base in Cartagena and possibly the best tasting coffee in town.
Known as the Spice Island! The lesser familiar of the Caribbean islands, Grenada has managed to maintain its charismatic Caribbean vibe and energetic spirit while owning luxurious accommodation options.
Proud of the island’s both black and white sand, cascading cliffs and a vast coastline, world class amenities and an authentic backdrop, Grenadians are some of the most friendly and welcoming locals you are bound to meet.
For an All Inclusive experience and a Butler to anticipate your every need, stay at Sandals LaSource and opt for the Ocean View Suite with balcony tranquility soaking tub. After all, when was the last time your entire balcony was a pool?
A once in a lifetime honeymoon deserves a once in a lifetime destination.
Watch the sunrise over the desert on a hot air balloon ride or get lost in the walled Medina for endless narrow aisles of textiles, jewellery, mouthwatering local dishes and snake charmers.
Marrakech and nearby Essaouira paired for the perfect culture and coastal duo are bound to feed all your honeymoon desires.
Book early in one of Riad Nora’s 5 rooms, formerly a part of the 19th century Bahia Palace.
Go chasing waterfalls! And do so on one of the world’s most spectacular rail journeys. A journey through time, history, culture, and the ever so breathtaking Victoria Falls. Top off your honeymoon by indulging your adventurous side on a white water rafting excursion on the mighty Zambezi river, where your cruise journey ends.
NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN
Vintage railcars beautifully restored to boast modern amenities combined with the perfect dose of old world charm, brass accents, velveteen chairs and an observation deck made to enjoy Napa’s invigorating air. Best part of it all, the perfect bottle of wine is never far from reach. What more could a honeymooner ask for?
ROCKY MOUNTAINEER’S FIRST PASSAGE TO THE WEST
A journey unlike any other through Canada’s breathtaking natural wonders. The luxurious, ever so reputable Rocky Mountaineer offers a gourmet kitchen, local wines from British Columbia’s finest wineries and crisp mountain air to enjoy in an open air vestibule. This route takes you through spectacular vistas of Lake Louise and Banff while introducing you to a piece of Canadian history on a safe, stress-free journey.
BELMOND SOUTH EAST ASIA RAIL JOURNEY
Care to unpack your suitcase just once and roam between world class cities such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur? Look no further! With a 60 guest limit, the Belmond Fables of the Peninsula offers a personalized service to each guest combined with luxurious accommodations on a 6 night journey through South East Asia. Your adventure begins at the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore and touches through Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands and charming Penang.