Whether gearing up for a far-flung honeymoon or keen to explore somewhere a little closer to home, deciding on where in the world you want to be welcomed as Mr and Mrs/ Mr and Mr/ Mrs and Mrs for the very first time takes some consideration.

These honeymoon-approved hotels will get minds churning and hearts racing.

Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand

Sanskrit for “place of peace”, Amanpuri will quieten your mind and free you from the endless chatter of excited relatives during months of wedding planning. Decompress at this restful island retreat.

  • +66 76 324 333
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  • Pansea Beach
    Thalang District
    Phuket 83110

Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

With three pools, attentive beach service and devastatingly romantic surrounds, this modern seaside stop makes the grade.

Jack’s Camp, Botswana

Camp out in a bedouin-style canvas tent with your new beau, then go on a game drive and seek out rare species, like the brown hyena. This is once-in-a-lifetime stuff.

Bawah Reserve, Bawah Island, Indonesia

With no televisions to distract you, the only things on the agenda here are exploring the untouched hinterland, snorkelling between lagoons and sampling Indonesian cuisine.

  • +62 778 416 3937
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  • Bawah Reserve
    Riau Islands

Erosantorini, Santorini, Greece

You won’t win any points in the originality stakes for booking a trip to Santorini but if your mind is made up, Erosantorini is a real stand-out. Minimalist, sleek and with epic views of the Aegean Sea – we’ve forgotten why we were chiding you.

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado, US

A little log cabin tomfoolery for the newlyweds. Set to a backdrop of majestic mountains, Dunton Hot Spring’s cosy cabins are made for hibernating. Resurface and head to the outdoor natural hot springs for a bit of a breather.

Il Sereno, Lombardy, Italy

Fall in love with Lake Como’s modern muse, Il Sereno. Explore the lake by vintage Riba, then enjoy an alfresco meal prepared by chef Andrea Berton. Who’s ready for a lakeside wooing?

Magic Camps Oman, Muscat, Oman

Moments don’t get much more magical than those spent campside in an Arabian desert. Dine on banquets of mezze and skewers before wandering back to your tent, lantern in hand, to snuggle up under the stars.

  • +968 2412 1805
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  • Magic Camps Oman
    Wahiba Desert

La Réserve Ramatuelle, Ramatuelle, France

In need of a detox following endless champagne and five-course wedding dinners? La Réserve Ramatuelle’s world-class spa will help you reset – aided by imaginative detox-friendly cuisine.

  • +33 4 94 44 94 44
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  • Chemin de la Quessine
    83350 Ramatuelle

Chablé Resort & Spa, Yucatán, Mexico

Spend a few nights at this historic hacienda, booking into the presidential suite which is kitted out with a polished-rock bathtub. Don your best white linens and rotate between the hotel’s three restaurants.

  • +52 55 4161 4262
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  • Tablaje 642 San Antonio Chablé
    97816 Chocholá, Yucatan

Ellerman House, Cape Town, South Africa

If you’ve married an art enthusiast you’ll earn extra brownie points by booking a stay at Ellerman House. Once you’ve perused the elegant property’s museum-worthy art collection, grab a deckair by the ocean-facing pool and drink it all in.

  • +27 21 430 3200
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  • 180 Kloof Road
    Bantry Bay, 8005
    Cape Town
    South Africa

Dar Ahlam, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Its name translates as “house of dreams” and in truth it’s not so far off. Travel from the Atlas Mountains into the Sahara Desert and let the adventure of married life begin.

  • +212 524 85 22 39
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  • Douar Oulad Cheik Ali
    45000 Skoura
    Ouarzazate province

Il Pellicano, Tuscany, Italy

A Porto Ercole hideaway, Il Pellicano was by two lovers – a charismatic American socialite and dashing British aviator – in a secret cove in 1965. Today, terraces drip with bougainvillea and an old-school aura abounds.

  • +39 0564 858111
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  • Località Sbarcatello
    58019 Porto Ercole GR

Ballyfin Demesne, Laois, Ireland

Ireland’s most hotly lauded estate, Ballyfin Demesne is a bastion of grandiose romanticism. Sleep in the Westmeath Room, where the bed is shaped like a Faberge egg, and sample an eight-course tasting menu in the elegant state dining room.

  • +353 0 5787 55866
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  • Ballyfin
    County Laois
    R32 PN34

COMO Cocoa Island, The Maldives

Understated, elegant and private. COMO Cocoa Island’s over-water villas epitomise laid-back romance. Hideaway from the masses, swim in the sea with no one for company but the sea life and dine on your private balcony come sunset.

  • +960 664 1818
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  • Makunufushi
    South Malé Atoll 20109

Awasi Patagonia, Patagonia, Chile

A stay in one of 12 secluded luxury cabins, positioned on the edge of Chile’s Torres del Paine national park sounds almost poetic. This is a great choice for couples seeking solitude and adventure in equal parts.

  • +56 2 2233 9641
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  • Estancia Tercera Barranca
    Torres del Paine
    Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena

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