When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.
Today's venue is the One&Only The Palm Resort in Dubai.
Perfectly positioned on one of Dubai's most prestigious locatsions, the One&Only The Palm Resort on the Palm Island archipelago is a luxurious oasis of top class amenities.
The resort blends Moorish and Andalusian architectural design with a modern Arabian chic interior. The understated elegance of the luxurious hotel features immaculate gardens, fountains, and a view to the New Dubai Skyline that is unmatched.
The resort has won a plethora of awards over the last few years including a variety of notable awards from Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards (US, UK & Middle East), VIP International Traveller, World Travel Awards, Time Out Dubai, The Smith Hotel Awards, Connoisseur Circle, International Hotel Awards and Elite Traveller among others as well as the head chef who oversees the resorts various restuarants having attracted 3 Michelin Stars through hie previous restaurants.
Consisting of 90 keys and four exclusive beachfront villas, the unique tree-like structure of the resort (and Palm Island archipelago) creates an exquisite low rise oasis within the lush landcaped peninsula.
Incorporating sumptuous marble bathroom, separate walk in rain shower and freestanding bath, our choice is the private beachfront villa - one of only four on offer, the beach front villa includes access to the resort's private leisure facilities including 850sqm swimming pool, 450m beachfront and private spa and fitness centre, private balcony or outdoor terrace and interactive media package.
Each villa comprises an entrance foyer, open plan living space with bar and dining area connected to a private service kitchenette with not one but two master bedrooms offering ensuite dressing rooms and bathrooms. Grand outdoor shaded seating and dining areas await on the private terrace as well as lush gardens and private temperature controlled swimming pool.
With two large swimming pools alongside the sea and some suites having their own private pools, you're never at a loss for a location to take a dip and while you lounge poolside, staff circulate with cold beer and icecream to keep you cool.
The resort is home to three restaurants helmed by their 3 Michelin Star chef, including the vibrant overwater '101' Dining Lounge and Bar with its sweeping views of the Gulf and New Dubai's skyline, 'Zest' - the resort's main restaurant with its silver leaf and cut quartz crystal providing an opulent ambience and 'Stay by Yannick Alleno' which provides a distinct dining experience with signature dishes showcasing a mix of traditional cooking methods and contemporary style and includes a Pastry Library inviting guests to discover simple, great tasting food among the high timber walls, vaulted ceilings and black crystal chandeliers.
When you decide to emerge from your couple cave, a myriad of excursion options await! 4x4 desert safaris, camel rides, water sports, overnight desert safaris, sand dune surfing, desert dining, dorse riding, a coastal dinner cruise, guided shopping excursions, or a visit to the souk are all on offer. No matter what your style of vacation, this resort has it in spades.