Over the past few weeks, we have just loved bringing you our honeymoon mini series, with amazing ideas from local experts Triangle Travel – and we’re not finished yet! Whether you dream of lounging on a pure white beach sipping cocktails or fantasise about immersing yourselves in a brand new culture – this week we have something for everyone, bringing you the best of both worlds, with the most lusted after multi centre honeymoons to suit all budgets.
Bangkok & Thai Beaches
The Thai capital, Bangkok, is literally fun packed! With culture, shopping and amazing sights, it is a must stop in Asia. Even better, Bangkok is also the gateway to some of the most stunning beaches on earth. Your choice of beach will depend on the month you intend to travel, as the weather patterns differ from East to West coast, so be sure to check with your travel advisor for the best beach to suit your arrangements.
To live it up in luxury, try the Penninsula in Bangkok, below – a luxurious river view hotel with sophisticated Thai charm for the ultimate cultural experience.
Once you have experienced Bangkok, head to the Rayavadee in Krabi, pictured below, where you can enjoy breath-taking views of the ocean whilst sipping cocktails on your balcony.
For those on a budget, the dual-centre honeymoon is still well within reach. For your stay in Bangkok we suggest the Royal Sheraton, below. Situated on the enchanting Chao Phraya River, this five star hotel is located right in the capital.
Then, head to the coast and stay at the Sands Khao Lak by Katathani, shown below, with a little bit of everything, this beach front resort has the serene and golden expanse of Nang Thong Beach to the rear, and Khao Lak shopping and dining districts in front – something for everyone!
New York & St Lucia
Spend three or four nights in the Big Apple and experience some of the world’s most iconic sights. Visit the Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty and see a show on Broadway or take in a baseball game. Then, fly direct to the Caribbean Island of St Lucia. This lush volcanic island is one of the most beautiful islands in the West Indies.
For those who really want to push the boat out, in New York, we love the Viceroy, below. Just steps away from Central Park, the hotel redefines midtown by combining the pulse of the city’s heart with the cosmopolitan spirit of uptown – providing you with exceptional New York City views!
In St Lucia, we recommend the Sugar Beach, pictured below, with spectacular views of the Pitons or the Caribbean Sea. With an indulgent world-class Rainforest Spa, diving facilities and sumptuous waterfront dining all close to the isle’s top tourist attractions.
If you’ve spent a little too much on the big day and want a the experience with a little less of a budget, the Radisson Martinique, shown below, offers hotel guests an unforgettable stay in Midtown Manhattan. This historic Beaux Arts building is home to a huge range of Broadway shows and is within walking distance of some of the world’s biggest attractions, including Times Square!
When is St Lucia, stay at the Kuoni Rendezvous, below, one of the first boutique hotels dedicated to couples only. Enjoy candlelit dinners and couples’ massages or tuck yourselves away in one of the many secret spots hidden around the resort.
The word cruise may conjure up an image of a bygone era which appeals to the older clientele but, over the last ten years, the cruise industry has gone through some major changes and has changed drastically to appeal to a younger market. A cruise will allow you to see a different destination each day, making it a great option for a duel centre holiday.
For the ultimate cruise experience, try Crystal Cruises. This award winning cruise line offers remarkable facilities, itineraries and services, and sail to some of the most sought-after destinations around the world!
Royal Caribbean cruises are more affordable and offer something for the lounge lizards as well as the adrenaline junkies, their cruise holidays cater to everyone’s idea of the extraordinary.
If today’s honeymoons have got you dreaming of your honeymoon adventure, you are going to love the final instal ment of the mini series next week, when we bring you the ultimate ‘once in a lifetime’ trips. Get ready to fall in love…
Triangle Travel is an independent travel agent, with branches in Mortimer, Pangbourne and Wallingford. Their independent status enables them to provide the very best choices, prices and holidays tailored to the individual. They are members of ABTA and the Travel Network Group. Visit them at www.triangletravel.co.uk.