5 hotels for romantic milestones
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1. A most decent proposal
Cap Maison, St Lucia
Within this elegant boutique hotel and spa resort lies Rock Maison, a unique and private dining spot surrounded by cerulean blue sea. Built on a shoal below the Cliff at Cap Restaurant on the water's edge, this hidden treasure allows couples to enjoy the ambience of the ocean, exquisite wine and fine dining in ultimate privacy - all the makings of a memorable evening. A highlight is the Champagne zip line, which allows drinks to glide to your table from the restaurant above via zip wire and basket. For a truly magical moment, arrange for something sparkly to be hidden in the basket and delivered at just the right time. We recommend sunset - the views are phenomenal from here.
2. The big day
Columbia Beach Resort, Cyprus
Greek mythology has it that Aphrodite, the goddess of love, emerged from the waves near the shores surrounding this captivating hotel. We can see why she left the water - this award-winning, all suite resort is a breathtaking oasis that offers unrivalled views of the glistening Mediterranean Sea, beautifully landscaped gardens and unique architecture, modelled on a traditional Cypriot village. There is even a traditional tiny chapel just moments from the beach, complete with spectacular interior. Dedicated professionals on-site take care of all arrangements big and small, from food to fireworks, and promise special extras for the happy couple - including room upgrades, a candlelit dinner for two and wedding cake.
3. Valentine's Day
Couples head to this scenic resort throughout the year, renowned for combining luxury living - in the form of overwater and beach villas - with the natural environment. February is in high demand, with the archipelago enjoying some of its best weather during this time. For a real show-stopping Valentine's Day, there is no better place. From private barbecues on the beach to candlelit picnics in a palm grove, there are many intimate spots for romantic moments alone. The Spa offers four private suites for couple's treatments, ideal for relaxing amidst the lush tropical gardens.
On this exclusive private island, Mr Shijah is renowned for creating the most personalised, romantic, Maldivian experiences. Set the scene for an intimate proposal by tying the ring to a shell and having it placed on the shoreline of an isolated sandbank.
4. Just because
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train & Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice, Italy
There need be no excuse for embarking upon the epitome of romantic journeys - gliding into Venice on the majestic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, Europe. Travelling in exquisitely restored carriages, re-live the golden age of travel, with some of the world's most breathtaking destinations providing a dreamlike backdrop. On board, you'll enjoy indulgent afternoon tea, an elegant three-course dinner and breakfast with a view. Once in Venice, enjoy a stay at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel, Venice. Standing in mature gardens, the hotel is located on an island just four minutes by private launch from Piazza San Marco and offers gourmet delights, an Olympic-sized pool and Casanova spa.
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Seychelles
Many couples want to relax and rejuvenate after such a busy yet enjoyable period, and there is no better place to unwind and kick-start wedded bliss than at Maia. Newlyweds will love the all-villa residences - nestled into 30 acres of award-winning gardens, these secluded sanctuaries offer uninterrupted views of crystalline waters and bright white sand and come complete with butler service. Honeymooners can also look forward to a candlelight dinner at the Maia Spa and a couple's massage with our compliments. A great way to celebrate as Mr & Mrs.
Enjoy magical Maia moments on your first trip as man and wife. The resort can help with any request, from preparing a rose-petal bath at twilight upon your return from the beach, to fine dining for two by the sea.