Planning a wedding is one of the most exhilarating, magical and, let’s face it, stressful experiences of your life! After pouring so much of your time, energy, heart and soul into your big day, you absolutely need, no, deserve a proper break in the lap of luxury.
Deciding on the perfect destination to start your married life can be tricky, which is why we’ve brought in some real experts in hotel curation to help narrow it down – Mr & Mrs Smith.
Mr & Mrs Smith is the travel club for hotel lovers: an award-winning boutique-hotel booking service specialising in the world’s most seductive stays. Founded in 2003, there are now more than 1,000 boutique and luxury hotels in the collection, all hand-picked and anonymously reviewed.
For anyone who hasn’t yet had the pleasure of staying at an incredible Mr & Mrs Smith property, they are so divine that even if you never left your hotel or villa, you would still have an amazing stay – they’re basically destinations within themselves, and come with a round-the-clock service from in-house travel specialists, Smith24! Oh, and if this piece leaves you full of wanderlust, you can even create a honeymoon gift list and request donations from your loved ones towards your ultimate Smith-inspired honeymoon.
Their iconic Get a Room! gift cards are also available to purchase through the Mr & Mrs Smith shop – winning wedding gift inspiration indeed!
In 2018, booking your dream honeymoon starts with the hotel – which means Mr & Mrs Smith is your secret honeymoon weapon, especially with its helpful itineraries! Here are a few of our favourite hidden gems!
1. Sumba Island, Indonesia
If you’re looking for an idyllic break that’s steeped in local culture, traditions and history, as well as the opportunity to surf some world-famous breaks, then the gorgeous Sumba Island in Indonesia is definitely one to daydream about – and then turn into a reality.
Packed with lush vegetation, coconut and papaya trees, Sumba Island is the perfect choice for travellers who want to stay away from touristy crowds and opt, instead, for something off the beaten path. Stay at Nihi Sumba Island, which has been shortlisted in the World’s Sexiest Bedroom category of the Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards 2018.
2. Sri Lanka & Maldives
From the bustling hub of historic seaport Colombo to the peace and quiet of Sri Lanka’s lush Hill Country and across to the picture-perfect blue seas of the Maldives, this truly is the perfect honeymoon itinerary.
Book Mr & Mrs Smith itinerary a luxury honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives and have anything your heart desires, from cookery lessons to spa treatments and beyond.
We’re getting jealous just thinking about what a phenomenal time you’ll have!
3. Tulum, Mexico
Explore the immaculately preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city, or relax on the brochure-ready beaches of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. We love Mr & Mrs Smith hotel, Be Tulum, for its haute hippie rustic vibe!
4. Kruger National Park, South Africa
For couples who are wild at heart, Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa, is the perfect place to spot a sleepy lion or encourage your inner wildlife photographer! Stay at Mr & Mrs Smith hotel Lion Sands Game Reserve for your own super-romantic private pool and luxurious interiors.
You can also get a closer look at the local wildlife through one of the telescopes on the deck and on game drives and safari walks that’ll get you close to some of the world’s most magnificent creatures in a totally pristine habitat.
5. Basilicata, Italy
Beautiful Basilica is slightly off the beaten path and boasts the breathtaking Monticchio Lakes. Enjoy the romantic cave city of Matera and unparalleled romance, and, while you’re there, eat your way through the region’s delicious local delicacies.
Book a Mr & Mrs Smith itinerary a four-night stay at Palazzo Margherita. This trip lets you spend five days living the glamorous Coppola film-dynasty lifestyle vicariously, while discovering Bernalda’s untapped beauty.
What are you waiting for?
Did you know that Mr & Mrs Smith can now book your flights too? Speak to Smith24 – Smith’s team of travel specialists – available 24/7 on 0330 100 3180
So where are you going on honeymoon? Have you immediately booked one of these amazing breaks or are you already doing something incredible? Let us know in the comments so we can live vicariously through you adventurous lot!