Your South Wales Wedding - May/June 2020 (Issue 73)

HONEYMOON 95 ROYAL CHAMPAGNE HOTEL & SPA, FRANCE One of the world’s great wine regions took on a new dimension with the launch of Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in 2018. Set among the vineyards, the boutique hotel is the destination’s first contemporary-designed luxury hotel, which embraces the lush bounty of the wineries and surrounding UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inspired by nature and the cultural heritage of the region, the design favours natural materials and a Champagne theme runs throughout, all creating a feast for the senses. Visit FINCA CORTESIN, ANDALUSIA, SPAIN This is one of the finest romantic boltholes in Europe. Spanning 532 acres, it comprises an award-winning all-suite hotel, contemporary villas, a championship golf course, outstanding spa and sports facilities, exclusive shopping area and beach club. Located in one of the most tranquil and sought-after enclaves of the Andalusian coast, it’s ideal for a couple’s holiday. We love that most of the items found in the suite can be purchased as a memento. Visit ALMYRA, CYPRUS A symbol of cool, contemporary Cyprus, Almyra offers a laid-back and elegant take on Mediterranean luxury after its multi-million-euro refurbishment. Occupying eight acres of landscaped gardens on Paphos’ seafront, couples can book one of the signature seafront villas to hear the gentle lapping of the waves outside. For those who can drag themselves away from their room, there’s the tempting adults-only Almyraspa pool. Visit SIX SENSES, DUORO VALLEY, PORTUGAL Newlyweds staying here will find delicious local cuisine, high-spec interiors and an outstanding spa in the heart of Portugal’s wine region. For the ultimate in romance, you can book the Vineyard Garden Suite, the highlight of which is an expansive terrace with a hot tub, day bed and dining area with spectacular views. You can even curate your own mini bar stock ahead of arrival and taste delights from the state-of-the-art wine fridge. Visit SUVRETTA HOUSE, ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND Emerging from the trees of the Upper Engandine Mountains as if from the pages of a fairytale, the impressive turrets and Belle Époque exterior of Suvretta House stand out against the rugged landscape. Known as the Grand Dame of the Mountains, it gives couples the chance to snuggle up in the snow on a romantic alpine break in one of Switzerland’s finest hotels. Why not indulge in its wonderful activities from ice-skating under the stars to a champagne carriage ride into the mountains. Visit GLENEAGLES, SCOTLAND Want something a little more action-packed? The Gleneagles Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy a range of country pursuits in this glorious playground. Think horse riding, falconry, off-road driving, clay-pigeon shooting and couple’s golf. Its new adventure hub, Trail Yard, is ideally placed for outdoor adventures and for getting equipment and advice. Later, you can cosy up by the hotel’s roaring log fire before an evening of glamour and fine dining. Visit THE VICTORIA INN, HOLKHAM ESTATE, NORFOLK Escape to the north Norfolk coastline and treat yourself to a staycation at The Victoria Inn. Situated in the privately owned 25,000- acre Holkham Estate, it’s the quintessential English minimoon spot. Nestled on one of the country’s most stunning stretches of coastline, it provides a base for discovering the seaside villages nearby as well as a number of wildlife experiences. Hole up in one of the 20 bedrooms, and enjoy candlelit meals in the beautiful conservatory. Visit