There is the scent of orange blossoms in the air. For the wedding season, we selected four dream destinations (and luxury) for the wedding outside the box, or to spend a honeymoon from the Thousand and One Nights.
GOAL NUMBER 1, SEYCHELLES
In the heart of the Indian Ocean, there is an archipelago of 115 islands dotted caramel-colored granite, with thin and very white sands, such as powdered sugar, and coral reefs that protect them from the waves. They are the Seychelles, one of the oldest in the world, shaped by the wind of a never-ending story that has beveled corners, removed blemishes and secure a perfect ecosystem for leaving intact their wild nature.
You just landed on Mahé, to feel the incredible energy of one of the most paradisiacal earth and synchronize immediately on another frequency. If you love nature, there is an enchanted place in which to live it day and night, the Constance Ephelia, a five-star resort on the island of Mahé, overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay. The perfect place to dive into the clear waters to explore coral reefs multicolored or navigate them aboard a kayak, through the channels of the mangrove forest and colorful dragonflies on the water.
For sports lovers, this resort is within the sole circuit Zip Line of Seychelles, as well as the climbing wall, the routes to do mountain biking and tennis and squash courts. But if your only goal is to relax in two, then book one of the exclusive and romantic Hillside villa with private infinity pool on the terrace of teak, which aligns its horizon to the ocean front, perhaps at sunset, when the sky and water turn pink, orange and red until the first stars appear. And if not enough, after a relaxing yoga class in the pavilion, pamper yourself in the Spa de Constance, the largest in the Indian Ocean, with one of the treatments Shiseido. Here brides also have the chance to get comb and make up in a workmanlike manner by make-up artist and hair-stylist, before celebrating the wedding on the beach.
A twenty-minute flight from Mahé, there is a small oasis enchanted Praslin. Here the atmosphere is so magical that nonconformists choose these beaches to get married or renew vows of eternal love in solitude away from the world. That this is a protected corner that is confirmed turtles, every year, from December to February, they return to lay their eggs directly on the paradisiacal beaches of one of the most luxurious in the world: the Lémuria in the bay of Anse Kerlan. A complex eco-chic elegant design made with materials of the archipelago and in perfect harmony with nature. If you choose to get married at Anse Georgette, regarded as one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world, you will have the blessing of all nature. Yes, because you would find yourself suspended between sky and sea, walk barefoot in the sand as fine as powder, to exchange your wedding rings with a very special soundtrack: that of the waves.
Etihad flights from Milan and Rome, from 835 € / r.
GOAL NUMBER 2, MADAGASCAR
Magical, wild, solemn and land chosen by rare species of animals. Who spent a week here in town says he returned physically but never with the heart. What remains there, dormant and in perfect harmony with the nature that surrounds it. It seems that the real “mal d’Africa”, the poignant nostalgia of travelers who never come back, have originated right here. On the private island of Tsarabanjina sensory experience is immersed in an intimate eco-friendly resort, you can choose one of the beautiful villas on the beach, built with the materials of the island, stone and rosewood, with a thatched roof, and enjoy the walks, guided hikes in the water or simply a cooking class with the chef who will teach you the tricks of the cuisine of Madagascar. To come home and surprise your husband with his favorite dishes tasted during the honeymoon.
GOAL NUMBER 3 MALDIVES
If you love the sea and want to take refuge on an atoll in the middle of the ocean, protected by a beautiful coral reef, inhabited by sea anemones, sponges, colorful fish, rays and crabs, the archipelago of the Maldives remains a favorite destination for honeymooners honeymooners who want to live it and share the sun, crystal clear sea and relax in one of the romantic Water Villa with private pool, such as those found in five-star luxury Halaveli Maldives, in Ari Atoll. Here the opportunities for romantic getaways in the boat, sunset dinners with their feet in the water and a couple of treatments in the spa, there is no shortage. As well as diving for beginners or experienced explorers of the seabed. If you prefer a luxury to live barefoot, South Ari Atoll, is one of the best diving sites in the world: Moofushi Maldives. Villas on the sand and on the water, just like restaurants and bars, which start from the beach and extend the sea, kayaking, windsurfing and more sports gym for the bride and groom, while the new wives let themselves be pampered in the spa with treatments based remineralizing oils and wraps.
Etihad flights from Milan and Rome, from € 841 a / r.
GOAL NUMBER 4, MAURITIUS
You are married to a passionate golfer of the 18 holes willing to splurge on their honeymoon only if your romantic suite is on the green? Well, then book a room at the Belle Mare Plage, on one of the most spectacular beaches on the island of Mauritius. For him, there are two golf courses, and for you, instead, two miles of talcum powder sand between tropical gardens and a turquoise sea protected by the barrier reef. The sea ideal for water sports, snorkeling or sunbathing with the bed directly on the shore.
If we want a honeymoon full of luxury, then at Le Prince Maurice will realize your dream. It lies along the north-east coast and from the airport can also be reached by helicopter in a few minutes. Here the privacy and exclusivity of the reserve that is home to the property make this place an oasis of peace even by celeb favorite.