With a honeymoon in Europe you can enjoy the best of both worlds - luxury resorts and shorter flight times. We feature an array of fantastic locations suitable for romantic honeymoon escapes whether you’re looking for a remote Greek Island to relax on or to soak up the culture in Croatia or Italy. Santorini honeymoons are among the most popular, with many couples choosing to stay at one of our boutique hotels overlooking the beautiful Aegean Sea and Caldera. Similarly, in Crete, Elounda Honeymoons offer five star service, accommodation and scenery! Recent additions to the Destinology portfolio include luxury hotels in Cyprus and Spain, both with sunny climates and magnificent beaches. In the Canary Islands you can stay at some world class resorts that have everything you could possibly dream of, from a choice of restaurants, amazing spas and water sports – like at the 5* Abama Resort in Tenerife.
‘Boutique Exclusivity on the Coast of Crete’
Fringed by the Gulf of Mirabello and just one mile away from the fishing village of Elounda, this boutique hotel offers suites and villas set in landscaped gardens with sea views. A family-owned and run property, Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites has a Private Beach Club which is a 10-minute shuttle ride away. It has a bar and sun beds, and water sports and activities are offered on request. The hotel has a spa with a sauna, steam bath, and a fully equipped gym. There are two restaurants, and events include private dining and Culinary Theme Nights.
‘Adult-Only Escape With a Rich History’
An adult only hotel on the eastern side of Corfu, Domes Miramare, A Luxury Collection Resort is perfect for couples and honeymooners with its romantic views of the Ionian Sea. The hotel has a private pebbly beach and a variety of bars and restaurants with food curated by multi-awarded chefs. Here you can enjoy dishes from across the world, including Mediterranean and Asian fusion. The resort offers suites, retreats, residences and villas all decorated with modern facilities and a terrace or patio. Some accommodation options offer access to the Haute Living Selection, including upgraded facilities and amenities.
‘Adult-only, Boutique Getaway Overlooking the Sea’
Overlooking the Ionian Sea, the Marbella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas boasts 70 suites and villas, each one with expansive outdoor areas and some with a private pool or whirlpool. Enjoy outdoor swimming, spa facilities, a gym and a trendy restaurant.
‘Adults’ Only – Romantic, Relaxing, Rejuvenating’
Located in Puerto Calero, Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa is just a short distance from the Marina. The resort has 331 rooms and suites that overlook the Atlantic Ocean or the natural Canarian landscape. Secrets is known for its romance and luxury which can be found around 4 pools and at the spa. Activities include tennis, cycling, diving and a variety of classes. There are 6 restaurants serving food inspired from around the world and there are 6 bars where you can find your favourite drink.
'Adults-Only Escape, Castle Style Resort'
Secrets Mallorca Villamil Resort & Spa is one of the very first Secrets Resorts to open in Europe. Gardens surround the stately building and an outdoor swimming pool greets you on arrival. Many room and suites have stunning sea views over the Mediterranean Sea and a balcony or terrace. Delight in local and international cuisine at the hotel restaurants along with a beachfront swimming pool and an ocean view spa.
‘Adults-Only, Secluded Beach’
Lesante Blu is an adults-only, five-star hotel in the village of Tragaki on the island of Zakynthos. Many suites feature their own private pool and open-plan setting with views over the Ionian Sea. There are a range of activities to choose from, including kayaking, canoeing, tennis and horse riding. The Essence Spa features a Turkish Hamman, steam bath and sauna, perfect for relaxing the days away. The hotel's private beach is the ideal spot for sunbathing, or you can also book trips to the villages of Tragaki and Zante, as well as tailored yacht excursions.
‘All-Villas-with-Pools; Expansive Ultra-Luxury Residences’
Porto Zante Villas & Spa, One of the World's Best Family Hotels by Condè Nast Traveller is an all-villa, luxury boutique resort on the island of Zakynthos. The resort offers the ultimate private setting, making it a hotspot for celebrities and dignitaries. The villas here are spacious, with at least one private pool, and expansive gardens. You may choose Mediterranean or Asian restaurants or in-villa dining. The resort hosts a plethora of leisure opportunities for both families and couples, including water sports, private cruises, a state-of-the-art gym by Technogym activities and a heavenly Waterfront Spa.
'Romance, made easy'
MadeForTwo Hotels combine clever aesthetics with incredible service to create a romantic resort made specifically for couples. A stone's throw from the Mediterranean Sea, guests can enjoy serene sea views in the company of those they love the most. Signature cocktails and exotic teas are on offer in the three hotel bars and there's a selection of four signature restaurants to harness the power of gastronomy in providing intimate settings for love to run wild. The infinity pool and couples' spa also guarantee a stress-free environment to reconnect and relax at the stunning Amavi Hotel.
‘Adult Only Style at Luxurious Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection’
Situated on the outskirts of Chania on the Cretan North Coast, Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection is an adult-only hotel. The accommodation combines Venetian, Italian and Greek influences, with suites containing either private pool or Jacuzzi. The Haven Suites and Sea View Sublime Loft includes the Domes Resorts' signature Haute Living selection. Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection lies directly on a sandy shallow bay and comes well equipped with two swimming pools, Soma Spa with sauna, hammam and beauty salon, a fitness centre, two restaurants and three bars for sipping cocktails. Events at the hotel include gastronomy nights hosted by guest chefs, wellness workshops, art and cultural exhibitions and resident DJ nights.
‘Spa, Caldera Views, Secluded Boutique’
Nestled roughly 300 feet above the Caldera basin on a cliff formation, the adults only Katikies Santorini is renown for its warm and romantic atmosphere. You'll stay in traditional whitewashed Aegean homes, each blessed with stunning views out to the caldera or the Aegean Sea. Spend the day relaxing by one of the infinity pools or sipping on cocktails from the two poolside bars. In the evening, the fine dining restaurant offers Greek and Mediterranean cuisines, and guests can enjoy access to other Katikies restaurants on the island.
‘Enticing Luxury Accommodation in Mykonos’
This boutique hotel sits above the beach of Agios Ioannis, enjoying a seafront location and a cosmopolitan design. Each room and suite is outfitted with its own veranda and views of the sea, while some of the higher category options even feature their own private pools and larger living spaces. The dining options at the hotel include a pool bar, a Champagne bar and a restaurant that serves Byzantine cuisine. Enjoy a refreshing spa experience and an outdoor pool.
'The Luxury of One&Only in a European Location'
One&Only Portonovi is the very first One&Only resort in Europe and is located in the centre of Boka Bay, Montenegro. It is a 60-acre destination that overlooks both the mountain and the sea, and has its own private beach. On arrival, you will enter via the porte-cochere. The entrance is lined by two pools which lead to the lobby reception. Accommodations benefit from stunning views, and each has a unique sense of privacy and a chic style of living. International cuisines, such as Asian fusion and Southern Italian, are on offer at each of the restaurants and bars, where a range of curated events are also hosted throughout the season. The specialised spa offers scientifically designed body resets and detoxes based on the famed Chenot Method. One-of-a-kind experiences are available both on land and at sea, from vintage car explorations to private cooking classes.
‘All Pool Accommodation’
Blending seamlessly into its surroundings, Ambassador Aegean Luxury Hotel & Suites Santorini, sits on the clifftops overlooking the Aegean Sea. Featured are 40 rooms, suites and villas boasting vaulted ceilings, white washed interiors and private swimming pools. By the shared pool, Cabo Rosso Restaurant focuses on the use of local ingredients and pairs dishes with wines from the island. The spa offers a spiritual journey with tailored treatments and an indoor heated cave pool.
‘Intimate Clifftop Retreat’
The Andronis Boutique Hotel, a member of the Andronis Luxury Collection, is a boutique property with cave-style rooms dating back over 100 years. The intimate Andronis, which sits in the central, pedestrian part of Oia and has just 14 rooms and suites, all with their own Jacuzzi. The hotel has an infinity-edge swimming pool. There is an all-day restaurant serving traditional Greek cuisine with Mediterranean influences.
‘Boutique Romance, Award-Winning Location’
Grace Hotel Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection is facing the rock of Skaros and the hotel is ideally positioned to view sunsets and offers easy access to the village of Imerovigli. The resort comprises traditional white houses carved into the hillside many of which have private heated plunge pools and there is also a villa with two bedrooms and a private swimming pool. Please note that over 14’s are welcome in all accommodations however The Villa may be booked for parties with younger guests.
‘Romance and Luxury; Unforgettable Views’
Mystique Santorini is a romantic retreat poised along the cliffs of Oia, showcasing panoramic views over the clear blue Aegean waters to the Caldera and volcano that make Santorini such a scenic destination. The hotel is part of The Luxury Collection by Marriott International and combines authentic Greek design with features such as a serene infinity pool and an Asian Spa Resort. Fresh local ingredients combine with regional flavours at the Charisma Restaurant and unique wine tasting can be enjoyed in the 150 year old wine cellar. Suites and villas all open out to a private balcony or terrace with an open-air dining area overlooking the sea and caldera.
‘Incredibly Atmospheric and Undeniably Mediterranean’
Part of The Luxury Collection of Marriott International, Vedema Resort displays the authentic beauty of the island with a great location, whitewashed townhouse buildings and suave amenities. The accommodation is typically Mediterranean, favouring white walls and floors along with bright splashes of colour and opulent touches. The resort offers guests a varied landscape to explore, from rolling vineyards to craggy cliffs to a black sand beach. With two inviting pools and an open-air Jacuzzi, as well as the hotel’s private beach, relaxation options are aplenty for guests. The resort also offers spa facilities, an art gallery and mountain biking through the vineyards. Dining options are varied with restaurants and bars dotted throughout the resort. For luxurious holidays in an unforgettable setting, Vedema Resort is a definite winner.
‘Idyllic getaway nestled in Cretan cove’
Situated in a private cove on the north-east of Crete is Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas. With accommodation integrated into the environment, you can choose between rooms, suites, and villas. The resort has a seawater infinity pool overlooking the Aegean ocean, a water sports centre on the beach, tennis courts and newly refurbished speciality spa. Six restaurants showcase Cretan cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
‘Private Resort on a Blue Flag Beach’
St Nicolas Bay is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is in a spectacular waterfront location overlooking Mirabello Bay. The resort offers discreet luxury with a focus on intimacy, privacy and elegance. Using both stone and marble the local architecture features a modern and contemporary twist. It is set within landscaped gardens with both olive trees and flowers and spectacular sea views. There are a variety of pools, the Poseidon Spa, boutique, small shop, art gallery and water sports centre.
'Something For Everyone In Outstanding Resort Hotel in Stunning Seaside Location'
Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort provides guests with a vast choice when it comes to leisure from an onsite golf course to leading Six Senses Spa, plus numerous land and water sports. With such an inviting sandy beach where you can either relax with a good book or partake in some of the water sports on offer! Restaurants are a highlight here and the dine-around system enables you to experience quite a selection. Children are perfectly catered for here with clubs for all ages making this an ideal choice whether travelling with toddlers or teens.
‘Boutique Hotel, Bespoke Personal Touches’
Grace Mykonos is located north of Mykonos town by the sea on Agios Stefanos beach. This design hotel has 32 rooms and suites, many with private plunge pools and striking views. The hotel features a ‘Bespoke by Grace’ programme which includes an extended room amenity list and tailor-made experiences such as 7 choice pillow menu and in-room fitness kit. Grace restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with Mediterranean fusion cuisine and a la carte dining choices. Amenities include a boutique art gallery, spa, swimming pool and gym and there is complimentary parking on site. It also caters to families with Grace Kids to keep your little ones occupied.
‘Surrounded by Valley, Spa, Lots of Activities’
Located in the valley of Cap Vermell on the north-east coast of Mallorca, the Park Hyatt Mallorca is the newest addition to the brand. Boutique guest rooms range from 50sqm to a 150sqm and each feature a private balcony. Leisure facilities at the hotel range from the water-based adrenaline rush of kayaking, surfing and diving, to the more leisurely spa experience and poolside lounging along with access to the nearby country club and golf courses close by. Restaurants are varied and include social spots, tapas and Asian fusion with revolving menu.
‘Golf, Horse-Riding, Beach Club’
Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa blends old and new perfectly with rooms, suites and villas of up to 5 bedrooms. It is located in a garden setting by the sea and offers fine cuisine, outstanding golf and in-house riding stables as well as the Thalasso Spa, fitness centre and Beach Club. There are many restaurants to choose from including Asian, Mediterranean and Greek cuisine and two bars and a Champagne Room.
‘Gluten-Free Restaurant, Six Senses Spa’
Puente Romano Marbella is a large resort with Andalusian style architecture that recreates the character and charm of an Andalusian beachfront village; is sits amidst sub-tropical botanical gardens alongside the 1st century Roman Bridge. There is a wide choice of activities including beach and water sports, swimming pools, tennis courts, Six Senses Spa, exercise classes and a nearby golf course. There are also many restaurants, bars and cafes, including 100% gluten-free food, the famous Nobu restaurant, a seafood buffet bar, tapas and Thai food. Families are also well catered for with a special kids’ pool, play area and club which includes many indoor and outdoor activities.
‘Tennis Courts, Island, Spa’
The Belmond Hotel Cipriani is situated on the island of Guidecca, in the Venetian lagoon, and is just a stone’s throw away from the mainland of Venice allowing guests to embrace all of the city’s cultural grandeur from the comfort of a peaceful shoreside retreat. Rooms are decorated in keeping with the location with palatial spaces, marble décor and Murano glass finishes and some feature hot tubs. With Venice offering an endless array of cultural highlights, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers an assortment of facilities – including a fitness centre, swimming pool and tennis courts.
A duo of hotels connected by a scenic path which takes 10 minutes to walk at a leisurely pace although a regular shuttle bus is also in operation; both offer elegantly furnished accommodation the Belmond Splendido Mare enjoys a central location beside the Piazzetta, whilst the Belmond Hotel Splendido occupies an elevated more rural location, with terraced gardens and dramatic views. Guests may use the facilities of either property giving variety of surroundings and dining options.
‘12th Century Former Villa for Aristocracy, Spa, Pools & Beach Club’
Originally constructed 800 years ago, this timelessly elegant five-star was once a private villa for the bourgois and aristocrats in the Kingdom of Naples. Palazzo Alvino houses 43 rooms and suites that enjoy views of the Amalfi Coast and mountains. Rossellinis Restaurant is fine dining with Italian character, and is one of four dining venues onsite including a Lobster and Martini Bar. You’ll find a spa, pools and a seaside clubhouse – the hotel is just 20 minutes by car from Amalfi.
‘Private Beach, Saltwater Heated Pool, Sea Views’
Nestled high atop a cliff, Hotel Santa Caterina has uninterrupted views towards the Mediterranean Sea. Converted from an old villa, this family run hotel has a variety of rooms and suites, some of which have a private plunge pool. There is a spa and wellness centre, private beach, saltwater swimming pool, and fitness centre. Dining includes two restaurants, one serving Mediterranean cuisine and the other serving fresh fish and wood-burnt pizzas.
‘Clifftop Former Palace, Large Infinity Pool, Surrounded by Gardens’
Housed within a former 11th century palace, set on clifftops above the Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso has panoramic views. The property retains much of its original features and charm, with a collection of rooms and suites each with their own unique design. The two restaurants specialise in local produce to create Mediterranean dishes. There is a large outdoor infinity pool with views across the coast, a spa and fitness centre and a complimentary boat tour provided by the hotel.
‘1000 year-old Tuscan Treasure'
Dating back to 998, this respectfully renovated estate of 4,200 acres, was once the home of Italian film pioneer Luchino Visconti. Guests will stay in its elegantly appointed rooms, suites and villas (some with private pools), or it’s beautiful farmhouses that accommodate up to 12 people. There are bars and restaurants at the hotel including a Tuscan restaurant and authentic pizzeria, all with stunning countryside views. There are interesting activities onsite and in the local area, such as truffle hunting, horse riding, mountain biking, wine tasting and cooking & ceramics classes.
‘Grand Castle, Olive Groves, Wine Cellar & 2 Lakes’
Surrounded by 750 acres of private estate, including its own valley with two lakes, COMO Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa overlooks vineyards, rolling hills and olive groves in the heart of the Chianti wine region. Formerly a 12th-century castle, the hotel houses a collection of Tuscan-style guest rooms and suites with medieval frescoes, vaulted ceilings and marble bathrooms. Traditional Tuscan cuisine is served at Michelin-starred La Torre Restaurant and La Taverna serves Tuscan signature dishes as well as an extensive selection of wines from the Wine Cellar. The Bar has a panoramic terrace with views across the estate. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, two tennis courts, aromatic Turkish baths and an outdoor vitality pool.
'Luxury by Lake Como, Spa, Wellness & Fine Dining'
Situated shoreside of Lake Como in Tremezzo, the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo has views of Bellagio and the Grigne mountains. This Art Noveau palace has over 100 years of history. Authentic period décor ensures the rooms and salons offer a grand vacation. The hotel has a lake side beach and pool and other facilities include T Spa wellness centre, and gym. Activities available include water sports, tennis and yoga. There are 5 restaurants and bars offering Italian cuisine locally sourced and traditionally prepared. The hotels Sala rooms reflect the opulence and aristocracy of the hotel’s historic past.
‘Sub-Tropical Gardens, Overlooking Atlantic Ocean’
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel sits on a cliff surrounded by 10-acres of sub-tropical gardens. It boasts a long list of celebrated guests who include Churchill and George Bernard Shaw. Many of the rooms and suites offer ocean views as do the variety of restaurants and bars. On-site there are four swimming pools, an expansive garden, a spa and wellness centre, two tennis courts and a fitness centre.
‘Ultra-Luxurious, Timeless Elegance’
Perched above the Atlantic Ocean and set in 54 acres of sub-tropical gardens the distinctive Moorish architecture of VILA VITA Parc is instantly noticeable. The coastline is characteristically rocky with large sandy beaches onto which aquamarine waters lap gracefully. All rooms, suites and villas overlook this picture-postcard scene of ocean and gardens as well as providing first class services and features. Accommodation, restaurants and other facilities are spread throughout the gardens in low rise villas and one large main building creating a village feel to the whole property; there are pleasant walkways to access all areas. They have recently launched Armacao Beach Club which features three beachside restaurants, each with a different theme.
‘Spa, Lots of Activities, Weekly BBQ’
A secluded hillside provides the backdrop for the five-star boutique Anassa Hotel and is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The resort's classical low-rise whitewashed buildings and tropical gardens are centered around a square complete with Byzantine chapel. Eight sea-view restaurants and bars and a comprehensive Roman spa will help fill your days as will a swim in the sky-lit columned pool, saunas and steam baths. Children's clubs are available for all age groups and offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
‘Caldera Views, Plunge Pools’
Located in the scenic settlement of Oia, Canaves Oia Suites form part of the Canaves Oia Hotel complex which overlook the mysterious Caldera from an elevated position on the side of a cliff. Membership into the prestigious ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ provides testament to the appeal of this charming corner of Santorini where guests encounter great tailored service and hugely impressive suites as their ideal holiday base. The resort is open from the beginning of April to the end of November.
‘Romantic Escape, Cave Spa’
The Andronis Luxury Suites are perched atop a cliff overlooking the Caldera, the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia. The property features a collection of 25 suites which are designed in a minimalist style with some having Jacuzzis and infinity pools. There is a fine dining restaurant serving gourmet Greek dishes, a cave-like spa with flowing water features and two infinity pools to enhance the property even further.
Istoria Hotel is made up of only 12 suites on the eastern half of Santorini, fronting the gorgeous Perivolos Beach. All suites are modern in design and some open out to terraces with hot-tubs or pools. The restaurant here uses the freshest ingredients and even some produce from the hotel’s own garden. Facilities include an infinity pool and spa and there’s also the option for horse riding.
‘Exclusive Boutique Suites & Villas’
Cast into the infamous Oia’s cliffside, the Santorini Secret Suites & Spa overlook the mesmeric waves of the Aegean Sea. 17 luxury suites are dotted around the hotel perimeter, each one bearing a bright and airy decoration, complete with large verandas, open air dining areas and a private outdoor hot tub or private outdoor heated pool. The Junior Villa is the largest of the guest-houses at the hotel and the most luxurious, built over two levels and secluded away from the main property. Housed within the hotel are a spa and a large main infinity pool, alongside the Black Rock restaurant, which serves the finest Greek food.
‘Luxury Cave Boutique’
A member of the prestigious Leading Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the San Antonio Hotel is located on the island of Santorini, between the UENSCO Heritage Village of Oia and Imerovigli. The hotel is built into the rocks, 100 metres above sea with unobstructed and sweeping views of the Caldera. There are only 29 rooms here and each one is open plan with bright décor, punctuated with dashes of bright colour.
‘Breath-taking Natural Beauty, Stunning Architecture’
Positioned amidst rolling hills overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Six Senses Kaplankaya has 141 guest rooms and suites, each offering views of the ocean and spacious interiors. Enjoy three dining venues and an activity list that includes basketball, cinema beneath the stars and a comprehensive spa experience.
‘Romantic Ultimate Douro Wine & Spa Experience’
Set in 19-acres, this stunning historic manor house was originally converted into a hotel in 2007 and is now totally recreated to become Six Senses Douro Valley. You will find fifty-seven suites and villas of character and charm that afford modernity as well as thoughtful touches. There is much to entertain the visitor to this stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley and staff will be on hand to offer advice as to how to maximise your stay; this may include bird-watching, cookery classes, wine-tours and even wine-stomping! The hotel has a vast Six Senses Spa where heavenly treatments and beautiful surroundings should not be missed.
‘Music, Wellness, Sustainability’
Six Senses Ibiza opened its doors in Summer 2021 and is located in Cala Xarraca with pool suites and beachfront caves. The hotel celebrates all that the bohemian island has to offer including its culture, art, fashion, wellness and music. The hotel is just 35 minutes from the airport and the bay itself is one of the islands hidden secrets. Featuring the iconic Six Senses Spa and daily wellness programs including detox, yoga, anti-ageing, energy, medicine and crystal healing.
‘Mountain and Bay Views – Spa and Fitness’
Jumeirah Port Sóller is offered by the same hotel group who bring us the Burj al Arab in Dubai. Situated in the Sóller Valley amongst the Unesco World Heritage Tramuntana Mountain range. There is a choice of rooms and suites available, most with terrace or balcony. There are five restaurants and bars and dining choices include regional and international cooking. The resort has 3 heated swimming pools (adults only, family friendly and a spa hydro-pool), a spa and a fitness centre.
‘Elegant and Refined – Luxurious Hideaway’
Danai Beach Resort & Villas, a member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World', is situated in a wooded area on 314m of sandy beach lapped by crystal clear waters. The resort oozes style and individuality with plush public spaces filled carefully with select antiques, contemporary pieces and quirky touches. Suites and villas here are lavish and generously proportioned from the spacious lead-in suite up to immense private villas in their own grounds. Dining is a pure delight with a good selection of formal and relaxed, gourmet and comfort; there are entertaining theme nights and music filled bars. The beautiful full service beach is perfectly kitted out for effortless enjoyment; levels of hospitality here are sky-high so arrive prepared to be impressed and pampered!