Your Sussex Wedding - December/January 2023/2024 (Issue 106)

HONEYMOON News BOTSWANA Sitatunga Private Island is a new water-based safari camp in the upper reaches of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Built on a raised, wrap-around private deck, Sitatunga Private Island can accommodate four adults in two private suites. Constructed almost entirely of recycled materials, the camp offers couples a ‘slow safari’ that is as sustainable as it is luxurious. The suites come complete with an indoor lounge, bathrooms with baths and separate showers, a deck with outdoor lounging and seating areas, as well as a private pool with views over the lagoon. Dereck Joubert, the CEO of Great Plains, tells us: “Sitatunga Private Island is unlike any other Great Plains property, pushing the ecodesign boundary in a remote region in Botswana whilst also offering the highest level of hospitality and accommodation. It is also one of the few locations in the world where one can still see sitatunga, the rare aquatic antelope. Head out on a boat to view elephants, crocodiles, and hippos all day, every day.” Discover more about Sitatunga Private Island and its offerings at MYKONOS Known for its blend of Cycladic charm and cosmopolitan energy, Mykonos entices couples with its turquoise waters and lively nightlife. Conveniently located just a short drive from archaeological sites, Once in Mykonos is a luxury hotel with harbour restaurants close by where couples can sample fresh Mediterranean cuisine and relax on whitesand beaches. Private cruises take guests around the island’s picturesque bays and hidden coves, as well as tours of neighbouring islands, Delos and Rhenia. The hotel can also arrange private sea excursions and scuba diving to see Greece’s diverse marine life and traces of the Greek and Roman empire’s ancient ruins underwater. For those looking to relax at the hotel, Once in Mykonos offers a host of new wellness and spa activities, from relaxing sunset yoga sessions with qualified trainers to holistic rituals encompassing the latest technology. Head over to for more information. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Margaritaville Beach Resort Cap Cana has been named the ‘Dominican Republic’s Leading Resort for 2023’ by the esteemed World Travel Awards. Situated on picturesque beaches, the resort is an all-inclusive destination featuring 516 rooms and 228 suites across 13 different room categories. Daniel Cazarin, the general manager of Margaritaville Beach Resort Cap Cana, said: “We are honoured and humbled by this incredible recognition. Our sincere gratitude goes out to our team members and industry partners, whose unwavering support and best-in-class service have made this accomplishment possible. We look forward to continuing to provide unforgettable experiences at Margaritaville Beach Resort Cap Cana.” Visit to find out more. SEYCHELLES Hilton’s signature hotel brand is set to open its first resort in the Seychelles. Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island lies just over 130 kilometres south of Mahé on a pristine atoll fringed by palm forests and protected by its own lagoon and coral reef. Much of Platte Island’s surrounding scenery remains untouched, meaning guests are likely to see native Hawksbill turtles, eagle rays, manta rays, and whale sharks. The resort will be home to 50 seafront villas, all equipped with private pools and personal concierges. For more information, visit 90 Travel editor Melissa Cullen reveals new openings and honeymoon essentials