Choosing a honeymoon location can prove challenging when there are so many incredible destinations and luxury resorts that each have their individual appeal. But sometimes, it’s the new lodges and resorts arriving on the scene that suddenly seem most exciting as they highlight a part of the world you otherwise wouldn’t have thought of heading or give you new reasons to go somewhere familiar. Here’s our pick of exceptional new places to stay for the ultimate honeymoon.
An Island Escape in Indonesia
One of the newest resorts to have opened in Indonesia, Bawah Reserve encompasses not one but six islands within its perimeters. Located to the northeast of Singapore in Indonesia’s Anambas Archipelago, swathes of tropical foliage is surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of crystal-clear turquoise ocean where shallow lagoon meets coral reef. As a marine conservation area, the ocean is an integral part of your experience here, whether spotting marine life from your overwater villa, snorkeling over the surroundings reef, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or sailing. But the islands also have 13 pristine white sand beaches to lounge on, Aura luxury spa to retreat to and an inviting infinity pool. You can hike Bawah’s lush forest, take cookery classes to recreate the cuisine you’ve had in Bawah’s beachfront and treetop restaurants and bars, and stargaze through Bawah’s telescope after dark.