Honeymoon and travel ideas for Bristol and Somerset couples

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

Honeymoon News: Capella Sydney is opening in March 2023

Capella Sydney is opening in March 2023

For generations, the Department of Education building in Sydney's Sandstone Precinct has stood empty, but in March 2023, it reopened as Capella Sydney. This heritage-listed icon marks the first property under the Capella Hotels and Resorts group to open in Australia.

Spanning eight levels, the 192 guestrooms and suites are anchored by three ground-level food and beverage outlets, with spaces throughout with commissioned and collected artworks – all within footsteps of the harbour foreshore, the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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Honeymoon News: Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the Nobu brand’s first hotel in Africa

Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the Nobu brand’s first hotel in Africa

Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the Nobu brand's first hotel in Africa. First opening its doors in January 2023, the property is just steps away from the city's cultural epicentre, where rich heritage meets contemporary flair.

The luxury lifestyle destination is complete with 71 spacious suites, a stunning rooftop lounge and restaurant, a 2,000 sq. ft luxurious spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant.

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Honeymoon News: The Radisson Hotel Group has added Mansard Riyadh to its collection

The Radisson Hotel Group has added Mansard Riyadh to its collection

The Radisson Hotel Group has had a stellar year of openings and is planning to add new additions to its already impressive collection of properties. One of which is Mansard Riyadh in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which was named because of its distinct Mansard rooflines. Designed as a homage to the signature Parisian Haussmann style of the mid-1800s, the property is made up of 191 luxurious rooms, serviced apartments and duplex villas catering to short and long-term stays. The hotel is adding an outpost of New York's Michelin-starred Carbone restaurant in 2023, which is a must-visit for couples staying at the property.

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Honeymoon News: PoB Hotels, a collection of hotels across the British Isles, announces two new additions

PoB Hotels, a collection of hotels across the British Isles, announces two new additions

PoB Hotels, a collection of independent hotels across the British Isles, announces two new members, Prestonfield House and Cromlix in Scotland. These additions will expand PoB Hotels' offering of carefully curated rooms, the finest restaurants and spas, and the most authentic regional experiences.

Prestonfield House and Cromlix reflect the values of PoB Hotels, showcasing the collection's vision to represent the very best in British hospitality, reflected through passionate, independent ownership, award-winning and exceptional dining experiences, as well as undeniable British charm. Both hotels combine heritage and individuality to provide guests with a sense of place.

Prestonfield House – Opulence, theatre and luxury are combined in this hotel in one of Edinburgh's finest historic buildings. Just five minutes from the city's historic centre, James Thomson's Prestonfield House is the city's most exclusive luxury hotel, offering the privacy and seclusion of a country estate right in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Honeymoon News: What’s new in Greater Fort Lauderdale?

What’s new in Greater Fort Lauderdale?

With a laid-back, welcoming feel, a buzzing restaurant scene, and miles upon miles of unspoilt golden beaches and waterways, Greater Fort Lauderdale is the perfect Florida holiday hotspot.

Made up of 31 neighbourhoods, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors to enjoy, from the area's thriving arts district, shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, fishing and diving spots galore, to the glitzy marinas lined with superyachts and the luxurious five-star hotels.

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Honeymoon News: Salt Hotels has revealed its latest property, The West Hotel in Minneapolis

Salt Hotels has revealed its latest property, The West Hotel in Minneapolis

Salt Hotels, a collection of artfully-designed boutique hotels with properties in Los Angeles, Miami, Nantucket, the Hudson Valley and beyond, has revealed its latest property, The West Hotel in Minneapolis. Located steps from the Mississippi riverfront, the 123-room property encompasses a modern structure thoughtfully integrating four historic buildings. Boasting an expansive lobby housed in a former brass foundry, communal workspaces, a fireside lounge, a library, a rooftop bar with an outdoor terrace offering sweeping views of the city and six flexible event spaces that are perfect for meetings, social events and special occasions.

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Honeymoon News: Nova Maldives is the latest addition to the Pulse Hotels & Resorts Group’s portfolio

Nova Maldives is the latest addition to the Pulse Hotels & Resorts Group’s portfolio

Nova Maldives is the latest addition to the Pulse Hotels & Resorts Group's portfolio. Boasting 76 stunning villas and an extensive range of thrilling water sport activities, couples will have the chance to explore the secrets of the underwater world and the beauty of the marine life surrounding Nova's private island.

Perched overwater, the Eskape Spa at Nova offers a range of holistic spa treatments using organic products that stimulate the mind, body, and soul. The three treatment rooms take guests on a journey through a world of wellness experiences that have been curated to reconnect and awaken the senses.

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Honeymoon News: Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand has acquired its official medical licence

Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand has acquired its official medical licence

Thailand's luxury boutique resort, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, has recently acquired its official medical licence as the hotel expands its ever-growing menu of enriching health and wellness offerings. With innovative, holistic wellness at its core, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa has welcomed a resident doctor, a nurse, and a 'master healer' to support guests through tailor-made health and wellness programmes.

Situated on the unspoilt sands of the Andaman Sea and the pristine Natai Beach, just 25 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, the resort offers an intimate experience, operating on a suite-only basis.

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Honeymoon News: Moskito Island in the Caribbean reveals a new nine-bedroom estate called The Village

Moskito Island in the Caribbean reveals a new nine-bedroom estate called The Village

Moskito Island, off the coast of Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean, has launched a new nine-bedroom grand estate called The Village. Delivering a luxury living experience, The Village joins three ultra-lavish estates that already call Moskito Island home. Crafted into the cliffside, The Village features nine bedrooms, comfortably accommodating up to 18 guests, a hidden DJ booth that rises from the outdoor deck overlooking a two-story infinity pool, a glass-bottom hot tub extended over a cliff, a slide that wraps around the edge of the estate and an advanced lighting and sound system.

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Honeymoon News: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som has unveiled its new Mother-To-Be Retreat

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som has unveiled its new Mother-To-Be Retreat

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Qatar has unveiled its new Mother-To-Be Retreat. Perfect for newlyweds who are expecting, the three to eight night holistic prenatal programme combines nurturing treatments to enhance well-being during all phases of pregnancy while providing parents with the necessary tools to support and empower them, leaving them feeling relaxed, in control and positive about the journey into parenthood.

The Mother-To-Be Retreat is open to women in all trimesters and can be tailored for couples or birth support partners who wish to be part of the journey.

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Honeymoon News: Nestled in a lemur reserve in Madagascar is the new Lodge des Terres Blanches

Nestled in a lemur reserve in Madagascar is the new Lodge des Terres Blanches

Nestled in a lemur reserve on the north west coast of Madagascar and only accessible by air or sea, the new Lodge des Terres Blanches is one of the most intimate and serene hotels on the island. There are 10 exquisite lodges to chose from, each built using mangrove and rosewood trees, and the ultra-spacious interiors are finely decorated and furnished with handmade furniture and soft fabrics. This is the perfect place to observe the rich fauna of Madagascar in its natural environment. The luckiest guests will encounter the four types of lemurs who live in complete freedom on the island, as well as the many bird species.

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Honeymoon News: New Plant Power Spa Break at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa

New Plant Power Spa Break at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa

An enchanting escape in Brockenhurst, nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa has launched a Plant Power Spa Break, just in time for Veganuary.

After checking in to the gorgeous countryside hotel, head to SenSpa, Careys Manor's award-winning Thai spa boasting extensive hydrotherapy facilities and a 14-metre indoor swimming pool, alongside a range of Thai inspired treatments. Enjoy a four-hour session within the hydrotherapy suite, known to offer a multitude of health and wellbeing benefits, as well as full use of the health club facilities including the sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym.

Also included is a 60-minute Plant Power Face & Back Rejuvenation. The treatment begins with an anti-stress massage, designed to release muscular tensions across the back, neck and shoulders. Next, a facial using the remarkable power of the vegan Eminence Stone Crop range, which has superior beautifying potency. Not only does the stone crop plant help reduce pigmentation and lighten the complexion, it helps firm and tone the skin, reduce signs of ageing and calm sensitive skin.

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Honeymoon News: Check out the new Taste of Japan Itinerary from Scott Dunn

Check out the new Taste of Japan Itinerary from Scott Dunn

Deserving of its UNESCO accolade, Japanese food is both an art form and an integral part of the country's heritage. With the new Taste of Japan Itinerary from Scott Dunn, couples can experience the many wonders and delights that Japan has to offer. The journey begins in Tokyo, where couples will enjoy a food tour of the lively Shinbashi district – packed with izakaya, bars and small eateries. Here, you will live like a local sampling regional delicacies such as savoury okonomiyaki pancakes. After exploring the city with an expert local guide, next on the agenda is mastering the art of sushi making during a private masterclass with a sushi master boasting over 45 years of experience.

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Honeymoon News: With India finally open for international tourists, this season brings the perfect opportunity to visit

With India finally open for international tourists, this season brings the perfect opportunity to visit

With India finally open for international tourists, this season brings the perfect opportunity for couples to discover what the northern state of Rajasthan has to offer.

Recently opened after a luxurious refurbishment, SUJÁN The Serai, an oasis of calm set on a private estate of indigenous desert in Rajasthan, is the perfect place to stay when exploring the area. The camp comprises of 21 luxury tents, with private walled gardens and heated plunge pools, and the royal suite even has its own spa and private swimming pool.

Couples staying at SUJÁN The Serai can embark on a beautiful bird walk, visit a farm for a delicious al fresco breakfast, enjoy cooking classes and take part in craft afternoons where they can try their hand at pottery, weaving and woodwork.

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Honeymoon News: Luxury resort, Ikos Odisia in Corfu will open in May 2023

Luxury resort, Ikos Odisia in Corfu will open in May 2023

Ikos Resorts has announced the sixth addition to its award-winning luxury all-inclusive portfolio, with the opening of Ikos Odisia in Corfu on 19 May 2023.

With 395 bedrooms and an iconic location, protected in a secluded bay across from globally awarded Ikos Dassia, the new resort is elevated for dramatic views and landscaped vistas across the Ionian Sea.

Guests at the new Ikos Odisia can look forward to the all-inclusive Infinite Lifestyle concept, with 10 heated outdoor and indoor pools, menus created by Michelin-star chefs, signature spa experiences by Anne Semonin Paris and 24-hour room service.

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Honeymoon News: Dao by Dorsett Hornsey Town Hall in London is set to open in Spring 2023

Dao by Dorsett Hornsey Town Hall in London is set to open in Spring 2023

In Spring 2023, the Dao By Dorsett brand is set to expand into North London with the opening of Dao by Dorsett Hornsey Town Hall.

Following a significant investment and meticulous restoration project, the aparthotel will be housed in the fully restored Grade II* listed building that is steeped in history, with a rich heritage stretching back almost 80 years.

The building will feature 68 high-quality, fully-serviced apartments and suites, impressive co-working spaces, restaurants and cafes, a panoramic rooftop bar, an Arts Centre for events and a cinema.

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Honeymoon News: Le Grand Mazarin is a new luxury hotel in Paris

Le Grand Mazarin is a new luxury hotel in Paris

Maisons Pariente has chosen the heart of the Marais for its new five-star hotel: Le Grand Mazarin. Located at the corner of rue des Archives and rue de la Verrerie, near the Hôtel de Ville, this first urban hotel of the collection embodies the cosmopolitan eclecticism emblematic of the Marais.

With 61 uniquely decorated rooms and suites, a spectacular restaurant and bar, and a swimming pool, Maisons Pariente has created a festive, unexpected and privileged experience that's an ode to the City of Light.

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Honeymoon News: The Drummond at Albury in Surrey has opened its doors once again with a new menu

The Drummond at Albury in Surrey has opened its doors once again with a new menu

After a short time away, The Drummond at Albury has opened its doors once again with a new menu. This classic English inn, situated in the village of Albury in the heart of the glorious Surrey Hills, is officially welcoming new and old faces alike back to its sociable bar, interior and freshly-landscaped riverside garden.

"The beauty of The Drummond is that you can pull up a chair literally anywhere, inside or out, and enjoy a bite to eat, a well-made cocktail or a glass of award- winning wine from our extensive list," says general manager, Dan Arrow. "We serve inventive dishes made with quality ingredients that are inspired by the seasons from our talented head chef, Abi Sims."

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Honeymoon News: The new Standard, Hua Hin is the brand’s first seaside retreat in Thailand

The new Standard, Hua Hin is the brand’s first seaside retreat in Thailand

Regarded as one of the best resort hotels in Southeast Asia and the 35th best place to stay in the world according to the prestigious Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2022, the new Standard, Hua Hin is the brand's first seaside retreat in Thailand. Nestled in a lush landscape and tropical environment on Hua Hin's most famous beach strip, the hotel boasts a fresh, contemporary and mid-century design.

With a colourful collection of 199 rooms, suites, and villas, ranging from standard to private pool villas, couples can enjoy an enticing range of food and beverages. The resort also offers one-of-a-kind culinary and cocktail experiences at four on-site restaurants and bars, seamlessly paired with an innovative spa program that melds the traditional with the alternative.

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Honeymoon News: Blue Apple Beach in Colombia is offering couples the chance to discover the city of Cartagena

Blue Apple Beach in Colombia is offering couples the chance to discover the city of Cartagena

Blue Apple Beach, a boutique hotel and beach club on the island of Tierra Bomba, Colombia, is now offering couples the chance to discover the enchanting city of Cartagena from its beach-side base. At the forefront of current trends, the property's twin city and beach experience has been thoughtfully created for those who are eager to hit the road as the world enters a new era of exploration. Ranging from urban culinary journeys to active beach adventures, this new immersive programme captures the essence of Cartagena whilst allowing couples to connect with nature, discover the local culture and participate in responsible tourism from the nearby island of Tierra Bomba.

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