Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 98)

PROVENCE, FRANCE Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort in Provence, France, has launched two new spa treatments. Just three hours’ travel from London, the resort, immersed in nature, is a secluded haven of tranquillity where couples can embrace the natural beauty of Provence. The new ‘Cure Detox Retreat’ combines a balanced diet, physical activity, and skin treatments, with morning sports classes such as yoga, pilates and meditation, as well as a series of luxurious spa treatments. The ‘Energising Signature Massage’, inspired by the characteristic Provençal dance, is a rhythmic massage that awakens the body with its quick movements and restores vigour and energy. With notes of orange blossom, this massage will leave you with a unique memory of your visit to Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort. Find out more at PIEDMONT, ITALY Locanda La Raia, a stunning Italian mansion situated on a 180-hectare estate, is now available to hire exclusively. Nestled in the heart of the Gavi Hills, this beautiful and elegant 12-room mansion is surrounded by vineyards, pastures and woods and embraces an eco-system created by the biodynamic farm on-site. Locanda La Raia is perfect for those who are looking for an authentic Italian country-chic experience where you will learn about the fascinating process of biodynamic winemaking. The building and grounds were refurbished recently by architects Demicisarchitetti, who restored the original arched and vaulted ceilings and added large windows which overlook the vines of the estate. The restaurant at Locanda La Raia is centred around Gavi cuisine with influences from Liguria and Piedmont. Season menus feature produce from the biodynamic farm, such as grains, fruit and vegetables from the garden and eggs and meat from the free-range Fassona cows. There is a treatment room situated among the vineyards with a heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool that can be used all year round, a fully-equipped gym with a view of the garden and a fitness trail at the foot of the hills. To find out more, visit CRETE, GREECE Perched on top of a cliff in Mononaftis Bay, located in the quiet and picture-perfect area of Agia Pelagia, stands Seaside, A Lifestyle Resort. Reopening this summer with a new pool and bar, the property boasts serene panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and is only a short stroll away from a beautiful sandy beach. Seaside, A Lifestyle Resort, boasts 245 rooms and suites, some with private pools, which offer all the tranquillity and comforts couples could ask for. Each room is elegantly decorated and draws on the island’s natural palette of whites, terracotta, and neutral tones with a boho-chic design. If you’re looking to unwind, then take a dip in the newly-renovated saltwater outdoor pool. For wellness lovers, the Sea Cave Spa offers a heated indoor pool, massage rooms, a steam room and an ice fountain. The retreat has an extensive list of treatments, including facials, nail, and hair services, so you can look and feel your best while making the most of your Cretan holiday. Visit for more information. MALLORCA, SPAIN Ikos Porto Petro is a new luxurious property set to open in June 2023. Sitting on the coast of cosmopolitan Mallorca, Ikos Porto Petro will have 319 rooms, suites and bungalows as well as five a la carte restaurants with exquisite menus prepared by Michelin-star chefs. Couples can spend their days exploring the sandy coves, enjoying watersports or taking a local drive at no added cost. If a relaxing holiday is more your cup of tea, Ikos has a luxury spa and a wide range of wellness activities on offer. To book, visit HONEYMOON NEWS 93