Honeymoon and travel ideas for Yorkshire couples

Whether looking for long haul or UK honeymoons, Your Yorkshire Wedding has lots of ideas along with essential travel advice.

Enjoy the ultimate ski-moon at Higashiyama Niseko Village in Japan

Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, made its highly-anticipated debut in YTL Hotels' Niseko Village, Hokkaido, on 15th December, 2020, as the winter season unfolds in Japan.

The first Ritz-Carlton Reserve to grace Japan, the 50-room resort resides at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri in Niseko Village with panoramic views of Mount Yotei and the surrounding mountain ranges. This exciting new opening will offer a world-class gateway to Niseko's adventurous mountains with 2,191 acres of skiable terrain and access to extensive backcountry skiing, and gastronomy, culture and traditions through its collection of authentic experiences year-round.

Posted: 5 May 2022

Honeymoon in an ancient palace at Palazzo Ducale Venturi in Puglia

Situated in a picturesque Apulian Borgo in Salento, in the southern end of charming Puglia in Italy, Palazzo Ducale Venturi is a luxury five-star boutique hotel in a restored aristocratic palace from the 16th century. The palace has been carefully restored to offer 20 refurbished bedrooms, a restaurant, one indoor and one outdoor pool, luxury spa and Puglia's first Cryotherapy chamber, alongside a wealth of experiences to enjoy Apulian traditions and explore the local area with you loved one.

Located in the quaint village of Minervino di Lecce, Palazzo Ducale Venturi boasts two outdoor spaces, the main green garden, and a secret citrus grove; perfect for private, romantic dinners. The main garden is accessed through a rose garden, which overlooks the outdoor saltwater swimming pool, as well as the pool bar and the old armoury, recently restored to house the gym, wellbeing area and four majestic suites with floor length windows for couples to enjoy the magical Apulian sun.

Posted: 3 May 2022

A thrill-seeker’s paradise: Elivi Skiathos

Reopening for the season this May, ELIVI Skiathos invites guests to experience more with their stay with tailor-made activities for an unforgettable holiday.

From hiking through the national park and forest, to cycling or horse riding through the olive groves and pine forests, to numerous watersports including swim safaris, guided snorkelling and scuba diving – there is something for everyone to enjoy, not matter what your passion.

ELIVI invites guests to live every day to the fullest, to open their eyes to new horizons and seize every pleasure there is.

Posted: 2 May 2022

Relax in a haven of peace and tranquillity this summer at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian provides the perfect destination for making the most of the city and indulging in the total serenity of the new Waldorf Astoria Spa.

The spa has undergone a wellness overhaul. The treatments available have evolved beyond your typical R & R and now focus on sincere wellbeing.

Guests can indulge in a range of beauty and wellness treatments from the hotel's new partnerships: 111SKIN and Ground Wellbeing, each designed to offer a rejuvenating experience.

Posted: 28 April 2022

Get married at Monkey Island Estate or The Glasshouse and honeymoon for free with YTL Hotels

Couples who host their wedding celebrations at The Glasshouse in Edinburgh or Monkey Island Estate in Bray, will be treated to a complimentary honeymoon at their choice of YTL Hotels' four flagship properties in Bali and Malaysia.

Couples booking vibrant city weddings over £10k at The Glasshouse and those opting for a traditional British country wedding of over £35k at Monkey Island Estate in Bray, will receive a complimentary seven-night honeymoon. Those who tie the knot at idyllic Monkey Island Estate will also receive a generous (500 MYR) daily resort credit to be used towards their choice of gourmet dining, tranquil spa village or selected activities in their chosen destination.

Posted: 28 April 2022

Pet Friendly Villas: Invite your furry friends on your honeymoon

As more couples up and down the country are opting to bring their furry friends along with them on their honeymoon, Sicilian villa company, Villatravellers is announcing its new collection of dog-friendly properties in South Italy.

Robert Sortino, Founder and Managing Director of Villatravellers, comments, "During the pandemic, many couples added a new pet to their household. We at Villatravellers feel it is important to adapt our offering to keep up with the rise in demand and changing needs of holidaymakers. We are proud to announce our new collection of dog-friendly villas, with incredible locations featuring plenty of outdoor space, dog friendly beaches and walking paths."

Posted: 26 April 2022

Holiday like a King; Sicilian prince’s farmhouse transformed into luxury resort

Welcoming guests for its first full season, Il San Corrado di Noto is now open. A former fortified farmhouse and once the home of Prince Nicolaci, Il San Corradi Di Noto is the first boutique resort of its kind.

Situated in the enchanting Val di Noto and surrounded by stunning citrus and olive groves and breath-taking views, the resort is the perfect destination to recharge after a stressful wedding planning period and experience genuine Italian hospitality with authenticity at its heart.

Nestled in the east-Sicilian countryside just outside of the historic town of Noto, Il San Corrado di Noto has been converted into an idyllic retreat, following a three-year transformation.

Posted: 22 April 2022

Experience fun family safaris with Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness' Safaris has created a selection of impactful family safaris, with every booking contributing USD20 to its non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness' educational programmes, enriching the lives of rural children in its areas of operation.

Recognising the importance of nurturing future conservationists, Wilderness offers extraordinary adventures customised for all generations, bringing families together to reconnect with each other and nature, in some of the most pristine natural areas in the world.

Wilderness Safaris specialises in family-first experiences that are safe, educational and enriching. "We've got every family member covered, from granddad to grandchildren, with action-packed itineraries, endless options for every mood, and all-included logistics. It's the perfect first adventure for children, and the ideal way to tune in and reconnect with all generations," says chief commercial officer, Hadley Allen.

Posted: 21 April 2022

Crillon Le Brave is offering a refreshed culinary experience

Reopening for the season on 22nd April, Maisons Pariente's Hotel Crillon le Brave has introduced Tata Harper at its new spa partner, a new children's amenity partner as well as a refreshed culinary offering. Head chef Adrien Brunet will be presenting new menus with locally-sourced delicacies across two restaurants, inviting guests on a gourmet journey through Provence.

This splendid five-star hideaway invites friends and families to enjoy the best of Provence and a slower pace of life. From exquisite dining and sublime spa treatments to new hotel management and a children's amenity partner with a personalised touch.

Posted: 19 April 2022

Luxury Family Hotels announces investment in Moonfleet Manor, Dorset

Luxury Family Hotels has announced an investment for Moonfleet Manor, the group's Dorset-based hotel located on the Jurassic Coast. The multi-million-pound investment project will see the refurbishment of the guest bedrooms located within the classic Georgian manor house, offering spectacular views of Chesil Beach. All Coach Houses will also be upgraded to include three luxurious bedrooms per accommodation, each featuring a king-sized master bedroom and two twin bedrooms. The property will also unveil an updated lounge and a new, fully accessible room. Designed by award-winning interiors experts Studio Jill, the bedrooms will feature luxurious four-poster beds, new bathrooms and a colour palette inspired by the hotel's unique location on Chesil Beach.

Posted: 14 April 2022

Broadwick Soho, a 57-room townhouse hotel in the heart of London, is set to open in 2022

Keep your eyes peeled in 2022 for Broadwick Soho, a 57-room townhouse hotel in the heart of London. Home to a Sicilian-inspired restaurant and terrace, rooftop lounge, intimate dining room and speakeasy bar, the refreshingly original property will offer impeccable personalised service in opulent yet cosy surroundings, inspired by the spirit of Soho. Conceived by a group of friends, who dreamed of creating a hideaway in London's most loved neighbourhood, the hotel will offer sanctuary and a place for fun, where all are welcome.

Posted: 12 April 2022

Luxury Family Hotels' Woolley Grange has upgraded its glamping suites for 2022

Luxury Family Hotels has announced the return of Woolley Grange's Glamping suites from 1st April, with several upgrades and new additions for 2022. This year families no longer have to leave their furry friends behind, as the site is now fully dog-friendly, meaning staycation fun for little ones and furry friends alike. The hotel's pop-up café and bar 'The Hideout' has been transformed into a woodfired pizza experience, where guests can opt to dine in or take away to enjoy on their own private terrace or even a picnic in the sun. All glamping suites have been fitted with woodburning stoves to keep guests cosy and warm on those chillier evenings.

Posted: 7 April 2022

Explore Southern Iceland with new panorama glass lodge escapes

A new travel experience has launched in the remote highlands of Southern Iceland. Visitors can soak up the stunning vistas from the comfort of a panoramic glass lodge, before being taken on a four-day private guided tour of the surroundings, located just 1.5 hours from Reykjavik. The new immersive four-day Panorama Glass Lodge Escape experience has been created by specialist travel company Off the Map Travel. This is the first time this accommodation has been included in a luxury travel itinerary, where couples can watch the Northern Lights or enjoy the stunning summertime views from the comfort of their eco-friendly lodge, before being taken on privately guided tours of nearby hotspots.

Posted: 5 April 2022

Nobu Hospitality to open first hotel and restaurant in Greece

Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, has announced its first hotel and restaurant in Greece – the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini, scheduled to open in spring 2022. Situated on the island's captivating northeast coast, the boutique hotel houses a signature Nobu Restaurant, full-service spa, fitness facility, dual-level infinity pool, and five luxurious pool villas, and offers panoramic views of both the Caldera and Aegean Sea from its unique clifftop location in Imerovigli. Just a 10-minute drive to the charming coastal town of Oia and 20 minutes from Santorini (Thira) International Airport, the hotel is well-positioned along the famed Oia-Fira hiking trail that runs between Oia and Fira, Santorini's cosmopolitan capital.

Posted: 31 March 2022

Marbella Club launches bespoke wellness retreats for private groups

Blissfully surrounded by spacious sub-tropical gardens, palm-fringed golden sands, the soaring Sierra Blanca mountains and year-round sunshine, the Marbella Club is a restorative Mediterranean haven with an innovative and soul-enriching approach to wellness. The property is offering private groups of four to 10 the chance to create their very own bespoke wellness retreats, perfect for families or groups of friends looking to reconnect with their inner selves and each other, and embrace Marbella's magical outdoor way of life.

Posted: 29 March 2022

Broadrayne Farm in the Lake District has launched a chic minimoon hideaway for two

Broadrayne Farm in the Lake District has launched The Byre, a chic minimoon hideaway for two. Nestled on Broadrayne at the foot of the fells near picture-perfect Grasmere village, The Byre is a contemporary one-bedroom apartment converted from the farm's original cow byre. It has stunning views towards Helm Crag and Steel Fell and offers an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with a log burning stove to stay toasty, a plush bedroom for two, a sparkling bathroom and an enclosed, private, outdoor seating and barbecue area which makes the most of the surrounding scenery.

Posted: 24 March 2022

2022 marks the 500th anniversary of the Siege of Rhodes

2022 marks the 500th anniversary of the Siege of Rhodes, and premium seafront resort Amada Colossos is brilliantly placed for those looking to explore this history-rich island and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre the Medieval City of Rhodes. The resort boasts an impressive 140m swimming pool running parallel to its private Blue Flag beach, with dedicated adults-only zones it's perfect for honeymooners! Its swim-up suites offer luxury for all the family, while the standalone villas provide privacy as well as private pools and sea views.

Posted: 22 March 2022

Enjoy a romantic escape at Drimsynie Estate Hotel in Scotland

Drimsynie Estate Hotel is a stunning getaway in Scotland that was recently visited by Towie's Dan Edgar and Amber.

Couples can enjoy a relaxing minimoon at Drimsynie Estate, a stunning hidden gem near the banks of Loch Goil, surrounded by the picturesque Arrochar Alps. There's a spa, pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, and lots of romantic walking routes on your doorstep in this bonnie part of West Scotland.

Drimsynie Estate makes it easy when it comes to dining, with a restaurant, takeaway and cosy inn all on your doorstep, while Loch Awe Holiday Park is just a short hop to Oban, Scotland's seafood capital.

Posted: 17 March 2022

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is a five-star hotel in Edinburgh

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is a five-star hotel that first opened its doors in 1903 and today stands at the pinnacle of Scottish hospitality. Located just a few minutes from the historic Edinburgh Castle and close to The Royal Mile, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian Hotel, features 241 beautifully decorated guestrooms and suites, a spa and an indoor swimming pool overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Featuring two of Edinburgh's finest restaurants, the dining experience at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian celebrates the best of Scottish fare. MasterChef The Professionals finalist and Chef Proprietor, Dean Banks, creates delicious signature tasting menus focused on sustainable produce at Dean Banks at The Pompadour, whilst chef Mark Greenaway champions locally-sourced ingredients in shareable dishes at Grazing by Mark Greenaway.

Posted: 15 March 2022

Beaverbrook Town House is the debut London outpost from the lauded Beaverbrook brand

Joining its beloved Surrey sibling, Beaverbrook Town House is the debut London outpost from the lauded Beaverbrook brand, in partnership with Cadogan. This heritage hotel occupies two masterfully revamped Georgian townhouses, with views of the leafy- green, Grade II listed Cadogan Gardens opposite – a prime perch on Sloane Street, in the heart of Chelsea. Inside the hotel, guests will be in awe of the 14 theatrical suites, art and antiques, the 60-cover contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar, as well as benefitting from meeting and private event rooms, and a pretty perfumed garden reserved for corporate functions and private hire.

Posted: 10 March 2022

Lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke has launched Beckett Locke in Dublin

Lifestyle aparthotel brand Locke has launched Beckett Locke in the centre of Dublin's thriving Docklands area. Tucked behind the 3Arena, the 241-studio aparthotel is a new hub for culture and entertainment in the city. Set around a naturally lit atrium, Beckett Locke features a neighbourhood co-working space, artisan coffee shop, restaurant and intimate cocktail bar in addition to meeting and event spaces for up to 100 people. Locke's hybrid 'home-meets-hotel' concept has proven popular among guests seeking flexible accommodation for a night, a month or longer.

Posted: 8 March 2022

Oliver’s Travels has introduced a stunning collection of wellness villas

Oliver's Travels has introduced a stunning collection of wellness villas for those seeking to indulge in some R&R and hide away from the stresses of modern life in 2022 pre- or post-vows. Boasting an incredible selection of private and exclusive tranquil European villas, opulent British boltholes, and relaxing rentals afar, Oliver's Travels has a host of properties for an idyllic wellness retreat. From private yoga studios and spa facilities to state-of-the-art gyms, these luxury wellness villas have the ultimate power to refresh and rejuvenate burnt-out guests.

Posted: 3 March 2022

Sheraton Maldives has opened a honeymoon garden

A stunning destination for newlyweds, Sheraton Maldives is home to a newly completed honeymoon garden, designed especially for couples to celebrate their honeymoon in the most picturesque of settings. Surrounded by an enchanting orchard of lush foliage and exotic flowers, couples are invited to bask in the idyllic honeymoon garden during their stay. Honeymooners are invited to an exclusive cocktail reception where guests will be greeted with a custom engraved wooden token to ceremoniously hang on the standing tree in the centre of the garden, commemorating their love eternally.

Posted: 1 March 2022

The Feathered Nest Inn has launched a new cottage to add to its bespoke room collection

Beautiful country retreat The Feathered Nest Inn has launched a new cottage to add to its bespoke room collection, giving guests more options for a luxury break in the Cotswolds. The cottage sits within the grounds of the 15th-century inn, located in the pretty village of Nether Westcote – it has stunning views of the Cotswolds countryside. Known as the 'Little House' the cosy cottage combines period charm and modern elegance and includes key original features: flagstone flooring, exposed fire mantle and wooden beams.

Posted: 24 February 2022

Ruby Mimi in Zurich a must see

Ruby Mimi in Zurich opened in October 2021, and is the first hotel of the Munich-based Ruby Group, to open in Switzerland. Situated where one of the first cinemas in Zurich used to thrill audiences more than 100 years ago, the Art Deco-listed hotel's 208 rooms are spread over its seven floors. The new hotel takes guests on a journey back to the exciting golden era of Hollywood of the 1910s and 1920s with its charming cinema hall. A reminder of the building's history, its cosy armchairs, red velvet curtains and popcorn machine create a retro cinema feeling. Ruby Hotels follow a clear structure: a location in the heart of the city, top design and high-quality furnishings, focusing on the essentials in order to remain affordable. There are six different room categories available at Ruby Mimi in Zurich, ranging from the NEST Rooms and COSY Rooms to the spacious LOFT Rooms and STAR Rooms which are particularly striking. They are inspired by five starlets of the 1910s who all bore the name Mimi, and each of the rooms feature historical dressing tables and a chaise longue. Average room rates range from CHF 210-230 per night.

Posted: 22 February 2022