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: Odera is a new luxury resort in Tinos, Greece, set to open mid 2024

Odera is a new luxury resort in Tinos, Greece, set to open mid 2024

Launching in mid-2024, Odera will be the first luxury boutique hotel of its kind on the unspoilt island of Tinos, Greece. Sitting in a secluded bay with a private beach amongst the island's dramatic landscape, the hotel will comprise 77 rooms and pool suites, an expansive spa and a private beach club. The commitment to preserving the environment and supporting the island's local craftsmanship is reflected in every corner of the hotel, from traditional Tinian stonework and authentic pigeonholes showcasing the island's natural beauty and heritage to meticulously crafted marble furnishings and dining menus that celebrate local suppliers.

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Honeymoon News: Palihouse Hyde Park Village is a new hotel in Tampa, Florida

Palihouse Hyde Park Village is a new hotel in Tampa, Florida

The new Palihouse Hyde Park Village is the first hotel in the Hyde Park Village area and the brand's first foray into Tampa, Florida. Among the amenities are a lobby lounge with a café and bar that offers guests an all-day dining menu as well as coffee, classic cocktails, beer, and wine. Guests can enjoy Palisociety staples, including bath amenities, fine linens, coffee machines and carefully curated mini bars stocked with a premium assortment of snacks and libations. Walls are awash in a soft French grey colour counterbalanced with wood furnishings, a mix of vintage and custom pieces, and beloved brand touches, including hand-picked artwork, curtain-adorned kitchenette cupboards and more.

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Honeymoon News: Suján Jawai in India is celebrating 10 years of business

Suján Jawai in India is celebrating 10 years of business

Celebrating 10 years of business, Suján Jawai has been widely acclaimed as a wilderness destination and impactful safari holiday for the luxury traveller. Founded on the principle of positively safeguarding the surrounding ecosystem and wildlife, it sustains while providing livelihoods to local communities. The result is that wildlife has returned to what were formerly mustard and wheat fields, with a year-on-year increase in leopard sightings, including breeding leopard females who have given birth a number of times to two to three cubs.

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Honeymoon News: The Lamington Group has opened the new Room2 Belfast in Ireland

The Lamington Group has opened the new Room2 Belfast in Ireland

The Lamington Group has opened the new Room2 Belfast, adding to the brand's portfolio of sustainable hometels. Room2 Belfast offers 175 rooms spread across nine floors, a café and restaurant, a coffee roastery, meeting and work spaces, a gym, a bar and a lounge. Keeping in line with Lamington Group's commitment to sustainability, the fully electric hotel features occupancy-enabled rooms, solar energy generation with 100 per cent renewable energy and local sourcing of materials, products and artwork.

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Honeymoon News: StayOne has teamed up with PrivateFly to offer the ultimate alpine adventure

StayOne has teamed up with PrivateFly to offer the ultimate alpine adventure

This winter, StayOne has teamed up with private jet partner PrivateFly to provide the ultimate alpine adventure. The experience includes snow-table dining at a secret mountain location, discovering Verbier's breathtaking landscape with a guided snowshoe walking day, or you can elevate the experience further with a panoramic helicopter flight of the mountains.

Minutes from the slopes and commanding uninterrupted views towards the Mont Blanc Massif, Verbier: Chalet 2 is a picture-perfect setting that promises the ideal getaway.

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Honeymoon News: Genießerhotel Die Forelle in Austria has won an award

Genießerhotel Die Forelle in Austria has won an award

Culinary delights take centre stage at Genießerhotel Die Forelle, an Austrian hotel on Lake Weissensee that has recently won an award for its delicious food. Hotel owner and head chef Hannes Müller focuses on self-sufficiency, which means that all food comes from the region. The kitchen team also places great importance on seasonal cooking and only uses products that are currently growing or have been preserved in their own kitchen. In addition to the culinary delights, the Genießerhotel Die Forelle offers a charming wellness area and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

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Honeymoon News: Forte Village in Sardinia  has been recognised as a sustainability leader

Forte Village in Sardinia has been recognised as a sustainability leader

Forte Village, a luxury family resort located in southern Sardinia, has been recognised as a sustainability leader by The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW). Forte Village has worked on building up a community of sustainability-focused initiatives, with particular attention to its Sardinian shores. Forte Village's dedication to its history and surroundings creates a fulfilling and enjoyable atmosphere for staff, guests and the local community, sharing in the contribution to bettering sustainable travel and protecting the environment for future generations.

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Honeymoon News: Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is offering a discount on honeymoon stays

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is offering a discount on honeymoon stays

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is situated on a private 20-hectare island and is surrounded by picturesque beaches. Combining tropical scenery with modern design, there are 120 villas to choose from, 60 of which are located on the island, and the other 60 are directly on the sea. Made using eco-friendly materials such as bamboo, natural stones and leaves, the resort has a luxurious spa offering Balinese and Thai treatments in the privacy of 10 air-conditioned bungalows. There's also an Indonesian- style pool and a relaxation area with a Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish baths available.

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Honeymoon News: Borgo Tre is a new eco-wellness hotel in Lake Garda

Borgo Tre is a new eco-wellness hotel in Lake Garda

Borgo Tre is a new eco-wellness hotel situated on a spacious mountain meadow in Lüsen, Lake Garda. Scheduled to open in Easter 2024, this elegantly renovated 18th-century farmhouse is a peaceful hideaway with six suites, each with its own private garden or terrace.

The farmhouse retreat is immersed in nature and offers a heated outdoor pool made from local granite, complete with a relaxation area, a yoga terrace, outdoor cabanas, a cold tub and a Finnish sauna furnished with natural wood and stone.

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Honeymoon News: Lopota Lake Resort & Spa in Georgia has unveiled its latest lakeside rooms and suites

Lopota Lake Resort & Spa in Georgia has unveiled its latest lakeside rooms and suites

Lopota Lake Resort & Spa, a 148-acre family-owned resort nestled in the heart of the Kakheti region of eastern Georgia, has unveiled its latest lakeside business complex of rooms and suites. Comprising of 45 rooms and six suites, the new and energy-efficient two-story building boasts a seamless design concept intended to merge beautifully with its natural surroundings.

Maximising the balance with nature, one side of the building spills out onto the lake, and the other is adjacent to Lopota's vegetable garden and one of eight swimming pools.

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Honeymoon News: Reale is a new eco-friendly villa in Sicily

Reale is a new eco-friendly villa in Sicily

Reale is a new eco-friendly villa in Sicily. This is one of the only properties in the Villatravellers collection with an electric car charging point, ensuring guests can get from A to B in a more eco-friendly way. With panoramic views of the Aeolian Islands from a private infinity pool, this luxuriously modern four-bedroom villa is a spacious haven with a romantic terrace and floor-to-ceiling French windows.

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Honeymoon News: Escape to Italy this New Year's Eve

Escape to Italy this New Year's Eve

This holiday season, guests in search of a luxurious alternative to spending New Year in the UK need look no further than the exquisite sister properties, Masseria Petrarolo and Masseria Pistola, nestled within the Tenuta Petrarolo Pistola Estate, in the heart of picturesque Puglia, Italy. These stunning properties offer the perfect backdrop for family gatherings during this festive season.

Masseria Pistola, a beautifully renovated 10-bedroom family home and estate, is perched in a prominent position overlooking the scenic Canale Di Pirro Valley. Nearby, guests will find Masseria Petrarolo, an impressive nine-bedroom fortified farmhouse and estate spanning 60 hectares of olive groves and lush lavender fields with sweeping views of the Adriatic Sea. Both properties have been lovingly restored by British-Swiss entrepreneur Constant Tedder, with interiors designed by the renowned James Waterworth.

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Honeymoon News: Celebrate the festive season in London

Celebrate the festive season in London

Located in the heart of London, with its own distinctive personality, The Academy is ideally situated to enjoy all that the capital has to offer this Christmas. Just a stone's throw from the Oxford Street Christmas Lights, The Academy's Bloomsbury setting is ideal for enjoying seasonal highlights, including Carols at the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park's famous Winter Wonderland. With beautifully appointed rooms and a contemporary take on townhouse living, The Academy is a hidden gem in the lively city, and this Christmas will be offering an array of festive experiences, from mulled wine and hot chocolate on arrival to its own festive afternoon tea.

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Honeymoon News: The Glasshouse in Edinburgh is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas

The Glasshouse in Edinburgh is the perfect place to celebrate Christmas

Set in the heart of Edinburgh, The Glasshouse offers an iconic piece of history in modern times. The hotel features a rooftop garden with panoramic views and an award-winning Snug, where guests can unwind in a homely setting and sample the hotel's extensive range of Scotch whiskies. With its central city location, The Glasshouse is the ultimate spot to soak up the festivities, including Edinburgh's Christmas, which sees the city centre transform into a winter wonderland with markets, funfair rides, and events.

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Honeymoon News: Monkey Island Estate is the ideal countryside getaway this Christmas

Monkey Island Estate is the ideal countryside getaway this Christmas

With a history that dates back 800 years, Monkey Island Estate, situated on a private island in the village of Bray, is the ideal countryside getaway this Christmas. Set within seven acres of picturesque gardens overlooking the River Thames, the estate offers timeless glamour and modern design with its own brasserie and floating spa. Just a 20-minute drive from Windsor Castle, guests can follow in the footsteps of royalty, and visitors will see the State Apartments transformed with shimmering Christmas trees and twinkling lights for the most regal of festive decorations. From 1st-24th December, the hotel will also be offering a special festive afternoon tea, including an assortment of Christmas sandwiches, cranberry and candied orange scones, and a selection of fancies inspired by traditional desserts, including an Irish Coffee Yule Log.

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Honeymoon News: The Gainsborough Bath Spa is ideal for festive celebrations

The Gainsborough Bath Spa is ideal for festive celebrations

The Gainsborough Bath Spa offers the ideal escape for those looking to sample the local celebrations while indulging in some relaxation. The hotel is perfectly situated to explore the iconic Bath Christmas Market, and after a day of shopping, it provides a true sanctuary with its award-winning Spa Village, offering exclusive access to Bath's natural thermal waters.

For those looking to celebrate the season in style, The Gainsborough Brasserie will be offering a delectable three-course festive dinner menu, combining the very best seasonal produce with classic Christmas flavours. A Festive Afternoon Tea will also be available, including an assortment of finger sandwiches, scones, and an array of Christmas-inspired cakes served with artisan teas and the option of a glass of fine Champagne, from £38 per person.

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Honeymoon News: Celebrate the festive season at Malta’s Mdina

Celebrate the festive season at Malta’s Mdina

For keen travellers seeking out an alternative destination to celebrate the festivities of Christmas and New Year's Eve, look no further than The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux. This opulent 17th-century palace is hidden away in the Medieval fortified city of Mdina, the old capital of Malta, which experiences temperatures of almost 20 degrees throughout the whole of December. With the streets no longer heaving with tourists in peak season, it provides the perfect setting to celebrate the holidays with loved ones. Overflowing with culture, archaeology, and history, and with a delectable array of food and drink, Malta is a brilliant holiday destination, but even better at Christmas!

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Honeymoon News: Enjoy a new culinary journey through Norway

Enjoy a new culinary journey through Norway

Travel specialist Pelorus has announced a new culinary journey through Norway in partnership with 62Nord and SKANDL.

Couples will have the opportunity to explore the very best of Norway's landscape through exciting hands-on masterclasses led by chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants, sourcing the freshest of ingredients from in and around the stunning fjord. Guests will also try their hand at Nordic fishing, foraging, and food preparation techniques, including open-flame cooking, before resting their heads at one of 62Nord's properties.

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Honeymoon News: Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa has launched a new honeymoon package

Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa has launched a new honeymoon package

Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa has launched the Romantique Honeymoon package for couples looking for the ultimate romantic retreat. Located in Lhaviyani Atoll, a secluded hideaway surrounded by a shimmering lagoon, guests can enjoy paradise and even escape to the resort's own private island, Bodu Finolhu. Gourmets are treated to a host of culinary experiences from the teppanyaki in Japanese Tabemasu, a private open-air pavilion overlooking the ocean to the secluded Harvest Table, next to the resort's greenhouse, where couples can enjoy a secluded dinner crafted using fresh produce from the island.

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Honeymoon News: Hôtel Le Coucou will reopen this December with an array of enhancements

Hôtel Le Coucou will reopen this December with an array of enhancements

Hôtel Le Coucou will reopen this December with an array of enhancements. From a new French-style bistro to upgraded chalet experiences, collaborations, and special holiday events, Le Coucou promises a truly unforgettable winter getaway in the heart of the French Alps.

To elevate the private chalet experience, Le Coucou will pamper guests with new beauty products and provide the opportunity to attend a master class with AIME founder Mathilde Lacombe, gaining insights into her skincare philosophy and products.

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