Wallace J. Nichols, author of “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Close, In, On, or Underwater You Can Be Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do,” comes to mind I dream of places to send the honeymooners to the New Orleans Bride. While we all enjoy splashing around in the ocean, lounging next to a crystal clear pool, and floating on waves, we may not know why water recharges and restores us. Nichols’ book explores the science behind this: water slows our heart rate, clears our minds, and awakens our spirits. “Water soothes all sounds, all distractions and connects you to your own thoughts,” he says. Playing or resting near water removes stress and anxiety. There is hope. Isn’t that what we’d all want after the ordeal of wedding planning – let alone after the COVID-19 pandemic? So, as Wallace would say, for your honeymoon endeavors, “I’ll give you water.” Soon you will be ready to dive in.
It’s a long way to go to the Maldives. That’s why you will appreciate it Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is close to the airport, its own island paradise, just a boat ride from arrival. Whether you opt for overwater bungalows, beach or reef villas, you will enjoy your own infinity pool to entice you to play in the water. When you add in the gazebo and outdoor patio, you probably won’t leave your Maldivian home for any reason. Book this to pamper yourself Stella Maris Overwater villa reached by traditional dhoni boat, transport to remember.
Anguilla has 33 perfect beaches, but Maundays Bay will steal your heart when you celebrate your love on Belmond Cap Juluca, one of the most popular hotels in the island state. The newly renovated resort now offers multi-story Beachfront Pool Villas, each anchored with a private pool. Order a reggae concert at the villa while you float a deux for the ultimate party.
Mykonos is Greece’s most festive island, legendarily home to Greek gods and loved by the cultivated and the artist. She never disappoints. Be one of the first to stay here KalesmaKalesma’s 25 properties, which crown a hill above Ornos Bay and less than three kilometers from the lively Mykonos Town, will be spread over five acres and enlivened by lush gardens. All suites offer uninterrupted views from private terraces as well as large, beautiful, heated pools.
The Mediterranean is synonymous with water and crowded beaches full of night owls. But who wants to socialize in honeymoon mode? Instead, mark a villa in The Ramatuelle Reserve, located on a cliff near France’s chic St. Tropez. Each of the incomparable suites of the intimate hotel has an exclusive pool and garden. Go for Villa No. 2 for its huge, 22,000 square meter green areas as well as the infinity pool and whirlpool with a view of the alluring Cap Taillat.
On Koh Samui, immerse yourself in the grace and elegance of Thailand, a land of exotic secrets and beauty. Includes 17 hectares of tropical gardens, Belmond Napasai Replicates island architecture with standalone villas and suites overlooking Baan Tai Beach. Your oceanfront multi-storey pool residence not only has a stunning swimming hole, but also a personal massage saloon.
No hotel embodies the magic of Marrakech so much Royal Mansour , a pampering all-riad palace owned by the King of Morocco. The retreat is unique and a pink extravaganza. It offers 54 private, three-story riads (guest house-like accommodations) with rooftop terraces and private plunge pools. Choose the Grand Riad with its breathtaking terrace with two terraces, the roof terrace, the pool and the view of the Atlas Mountains.
Go watch the sloth Nayara tent camp, one of the first luxury safari-style sanctuaries in Central America. Each of the spacious tents overlooking the Arenal Volcano is located on a hill in the middle of lush rainforests, where you can marvel at creatures such as hummingbirds and macaws. To relax, enjoy your volcanically heated, mineral-spring-fed private pool, the showpiece of your terrace.