We believe a harmonious honeymoon balances indulgence, adventure and plenty of downtime. Whether you envision galloping through dramatic Patagonian landscapes on horseback, or sipping caipirinhas overlooking the ocean, we’ll go the extra mile to make it a reality, hand-crafting every detail.
Still unsure where to go? Below we’ve pinpointed some of our favourite honeymoon hideaways that blend wilderness and extravagance.
A gloriously slow pace of life permeates Pousada Tutabel. Just steps away from serene Itapororoca beach on Brazil’s golden coastline, this lush oasis balances luxury with the chic, bohemian vibe of Trancoso. Each of the 17 spacious suites are hidden around the tropical gardens, with airy interiors furnished in typical Bahian style. If you’re keen to explore on your honeymoon, you might try horse-riding on the beach, kayaking through wildlife-rich creeks and hiking in the Pousada’s own nature reserve. At dusk, the beautiful main square in Trancoso buzzes with al-fresco diners, live music and local artisans selling hand-crafted wares. Yet with so many activities on offer, Pousada Tutabel is also a wonderful place to kick back in a hammock and do nothing.
It is hard to overstate the charm of Cavas Wine Lodge. The 60-acre vineyard is nestled in the Lujan de Cuyo area, in the heart of Argentina’s wine country. Its 18 adobe-style villas are scattered among rambling vines and weeping willows, offering the utmost privacy. Which is just as well, because every room features its own outdoor rain shower, plunge pool and a roof terrace overlooking the Andes. Nothing is too much trouble for the exceptionally friendly staff, who will happily light a fire and fetch wool blankets while you stargaze. Spend your honeymoon exploring on horseback with a gaucho, dining on seasonal cuisine and visiting neighbouring wineries. Cavas itself offers over 250 varieties of local wine to sample, as well as many innovative wine therapies at their sumptuous spa.
Seeking a little adrenaline on your honeymoon? Mountain bike through ancient monkey puzzle forests, traverse vast glaciers and kayak across vibrant turquoise lakes with an expert guide at Awasi Patagonia. This Relais & Chateaux lodge is nestled in the breathtaking Patagonian landscapes carved by ice and wind, home to pumas, guanacos and soaring condors. Each of the 14 cabins is utterly secluded in the steppe, with views towards the iconic Torres del Paine massif. Inspired by traditional Patagonian ranching outposts, the lodge blends seamlessly into its surroundings. Stylish, cosy interiors make use of local wood, soft leathers and colourful Andean textiles. Meals are exquisite and feature fresh produce from the lodge’s own garden. After each day of exploring, soak in your private outdoor hot tub as the last light of day casts long shadows across the open grasslands and granite massif.
For a bespoke experience with exceptional attention to detail, head to Mandla on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. You’ll have the entire oceanfront hideaway to yourself, with three oceanview rooms and a friendly team of staff on hand at all times. Owner and chef, Katie, will design an innovative menu according to your preferences. The quiet beach town of El Transito is renowned for its surf breaks, which you can learn to master with the help of the best local surfing guides. Also on offer are horse rides along the beach, volcano hikes, kiteboarding and quad biking. Once you’ve had your fill of adventure, unwind by the beachfront pool with a swim-up bar serving cocktails galore, created using the freshest tropical fruits, infused liquors and homemade syrups.
Nothing spells romance like a rail journey winding through Peru’s ancestral landscapes. On board the Belmond Andean Explorer, relax in cosy cabins with elegant furnishings and watch the sun rise over the lofty Andean plains from the observatory deck. If you’re in the mood to dance, head to the lounge for live entertainment. Or slip away for an exclusive couple’s treatment in the Picaflor Spa Car. Offering the world’s highest rail routes, destination highlights include the immense Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon and Cusco, the spellbinding capital of the Inca Empire.
Tucked away in Oaxaca’s impossibly colourful centre, Casa Oaxaca is a short stroll from the city’s beautiful churches, boutiques, artisan markets and bustling main plaza. The attractive 18th-century colonial house features just seven rooms and an airy central patio shaded by pomegranate trees. From Oaxacan art on the walls to hand-painted bedsteads, the minimalist rooms are decorated with local flair. During your stay, enjoy bespoke market tours, yoga classes or perhaps a traditional temazcal steam ritual. You can also book a private cooking class with one of the country’s finest chefs, Alejandro Ruiz, who creates sensational modern Mexican cuisine using ingredients cultivated in the hotel’s organic garden.