Minimoons are becoming ever more popular, allowing newly-weds to spoil themselves with a short, romantic and relaxing break after the big day and save a long honeymoon for later on (any excuse for another vacation!). We’ve put our heads together to give you some minimoon inspiration…
1. Casa Angelina, Amalfi Coast, Italy
The view from Casa Angelina is one of the finest on the coast; set on a cliff facing the sunset and the island of Capri’s famous “Faraglioni” rocks. Spend your days exploring the coastline, relaxing on the beach or indulging in the hotel’s fantastic Un Piano nel Cielo restaurant.
2. Petite Marmotte, Courchevel, France
This is the ultimate alpine hideaway with an incredible ski-in/ski-out location. It’s cosy and romantic, has a hot tub with glorious views of the mountains and a wood burning fire to snuggle up in front of after a day on the slopes.
3. Chedi Muscat, Oman
Situated on the Indian Ocean and backed by stunning mountains, this hotel’s serene atmosphere and landscaped gardens are the perfect luxury retreat. Explore the souks in Muskat, be pampered in the extensive spa, enjoy authentic Arabian cuisine and explore the desert landscape by camel.
4. Crillon Le Brave, South of France
Crillon Le Brave is found at the top of a small hill village in the south of France, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. The hotel is soaked in fascinating history, has a wonderful restaurant and bikes for you to take out and explore the area.
5. Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
This 19th century manor house is set in the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and boasts beautiful views over the valley. Explore the fascinating local area, take a boat trip down the Douro River and get tipsy with wine and port making and tasting.
6. Luxury Chalet, Lapland, Finland
Surrounded by snow-clad trees and a myriad of winter activities, we have a hand-picked selection of exclusive wooden chalets dotted around Lapland. Be spoiled by your own chef and host, head out on a romantic sleigh-ride, meet local reindeer and seek out the spectacular Aurora Borealis.
7. Grace Mykonos, Greece
Exuding elegance and luxury, the Grace Mykonos sits just above the sandy beach of Agios Stefanos and is a short shuttle ride away from Mykonos Town. Relax by the perfectly positioned pool with a cocktail in hand, soak up the Greek sunshine and appreciate the stunning sea views.
8. The Greenwich, New York
The Greenwich hotel is a home away from home in the desirable TriBeCa neighborhood. Owned by Robert de Niro, his sense of style exudes informal elegance. It has an indoor swimming pool (rare for a New York hotel), a Japanese spa and a brilliant restaurant serving Italian comfort food.
9. Hermitage Bay, Antigua
If you’re after barefoot luxury, then look no further. Hermitage Bay is hidden in a beautiful cove with only 25 suites dotted along the hillside. It’s luscious and green, peaceful, the food is mostly home-grown, the spa looks out onto the turquoise water and the service is second-to-none.
10. Sea Five, Cape Town, South Africa
Just 300 meters from the beach in Camps Bay, this small boutique hotel is the most relaxing and elegant place to stay in Cape Town. Guests can spot whales from the shore, go cage diving, surf at the coast’s best spots, play on signature golf courses, eat at world-class restaurants, we could go on…