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Wedding venue: The Seabreeze Resort, Samoa

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Selecting a venue for your wedding can sometimes be the most difficult decision in the whole the wedding planning process. So, to make your decision that little bit simpler, we present one of our favourite venues, the Seabreeze Resort in Samoa.

Saying "I do" to the sounds of waves rolling up on the sand and the sight of the amazing lagoon could not be any more romantic. The Samoan exclusive resort offers a unique and intimate experience for every couple and their friends and family.

The resort is located on the southeast side of the island near Aufaga. The Seabreeze capture the essence of relaxation and has become one of the most highly rated resorts in Samoa.

Seabreeze offers a couple of wedding packages each with its own island experience. A wedding on the beach incorporating the Samoan culture and religion can be an amazing experience. Exchange vows to the sound of the conch shell, escorted by traditional warriors in Siapo (traditional dress). As the sun sets, the Seabreeze provide a range of tasty delights to suit your style and needs with local flowers in abundance and champagne served after the ceremony. The resort staff will cater for every aspect of the day whether it be a band, the food and the evening processions, this couldn’t be a more relaxing and gorgeous place to get married.

While you and your wedding guests take time out after the wedding to explore the island and get to understand the culture, Seabreeze offers a range of activities. Get involved in the interactive cultural activity that gives an insight into Samoan life or make the most of the relaxing trip and treat you and your new husband to a pampering day. For centuries, Samoan women have utilised a mix of natural herbal recipes, to maintain health & enhance natural beauty. The resort offers a range of massage using natural local produce, such as organic plants and fruits.

Island weddings can be relaxing and intimate ceremonies with your close friends and family. Due to the nature of the islands, relaxing days that follow the ceremony can be amazing if exploring the culture and nature of the island. The Seabreeze Resort can give a new couple the most amazing wedding, but also offer the rest of the experience. Whether it be cultural night activities, or a couples massage to make the most of the relaxing time together, Samoa really does have it all.

Honeymoon Venue: Westhaven Retreat, Nelson

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When considering an honeymoon, the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. In this post, we've profiled a truly amazing local destination to inspire your wanderlust. This week’s venue is the the stunning Westhaven Retreat in Nelson.

The family owned lodge was purpose built for guests to enjoy luxury combined with the comfort of home on one of New Zealand’s most stunning coastlines, Golden Bay. Westhaven lodge is approximately three and a half hours from Nelson, and just under an hour from Takaka.

Westhaven Lodge is nestled on a privately owned 1000 acre peninsula, located on the tip of the South Island, in Golden Bay. The peninsula has an extraordinary location with borders to the Kahurangi National Park and the Whanganui Inlet. The scenery and views are so astoundingly beautiful, that many guests are swept away by its beauty. The Luxury Lodge Suite is beautiful and spacious where you can enjoy a soak in the jacuzzi looking out of the inlet and Kahurangi National Park.

While relaxing at the lodge and taking in the view seems like a relaxing way to honeymoon, the location offers amazing nature adventures. Hiking around the peninsula can lead to secluded private beaches, astounding rock formation and the largest Nikau Palm forest. This truly is a paradise where newlyweds can indulge in the privacy. Kayaking, fishing, and mountain bike tours can also be arranged. The secluded area can be made the most of by exploring via helicopter. Due to the lodges remoteness, heli-fishing and heli-hunting are two common activities.

Making time to relax, restore and rejuvenate is easy at the lodge. The setting is magical, oozing with peace and tranquility. Massages and healing therapies are offered to guests. Yoga, meditation and emotional consultations can be explored by couples onsite. The resort’s facilites include a spa and sauna, indoor pool, library and dining area with a view.

The lodge can be the great off the beaten track stop while exploring the towns of Golden Bay, Nelson and Motueka close by, including famous wineries and scenery that the northern South Island has to offer.

With its laid back countryside and warm coastal beaches, Westhaven Retreat can be a great break away during your honeymoon that offers everything a newlywed couple would need.

Honeymoon Destination: Geejam Hotel, Jamaica

When considering an overseas honeymoon, the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. In this post, we've profiled a truly amazing location to inspire your wanderlust. This week’s venue is the breath-taking Geejam Hotel in Jamaica.

The Geejam Hotel is nestled in the heart of the Jamaican bush but boasts world-class views of the Caribbean.The hotel is only a 10 minute drive west from the historic town of Port Antonio, located on the northeast coast of Jamaicåa.

A honeymoon at the Geejam is like no other with its mix of native bush and tropical waters, and close location to town, so much is to be done. The perfect honeymoon suite is the Mento. The luxurious escape is surrounded by rainforest which can be seen from all windows. The deluxe cabin features an indoor-outdoor bathroom with a steam, which leads on to the patio. The patio is perfect for a late night jacuzzi looking out of the waters, or a morning relax in the hammock while reading a book. Its is its own private niche with high ceilings, hardwood floors and white linen, the atmosphere is relaxing.

A driver can drop you off at any of the white sandy beaches of Frenchman’s cove, Blue Lagoon, Pellew Island, San San Beach, Winnifred Beach, Boston Bay or Long Bay where you can swim or snorkel with the tropical fish. Rafting down the Rio Grande is another option, and a popular favorite - complimented by a home-cooked on-site river lunch of local fare, bringing you so close to nature you can almost taste the landscape.

By day, Port Antonio is bustling with local culture with gift shops and restaurants to sample local food. By night, Port Antonio prides itself on its history, culture and the natural beauty of its environment. Thanks to its off-the-beaten-path location and word-of-mouth recommendation, the town is a welcome diversion from the traditional tourist destination.

The tropical Geejam Hotel offers a relaxing, and casual stay in one of Jamaica’s most spectacular locations. Whether it be relaxing on a beach, or in a hammock overlooking the rainforest, the Geejam can only be the best choice for a Jamaican honeymoon getaway.

Honeymoon venue: The River House, Sri Lanka

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When considering an overseas honeymoon, the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. In this post, we've profiled a truly amazing location to inspire your wanderlust.

This week’s venue is a boutique hotel, The River House, which is tucked away along the banks of the Madhu Ganga, Sri Lanka. The River House’s magnificent beauty is a place that will make you treasure the scenery and indulge in the seclusion. This honeymoon location lies in between the coastline and the Randombe Lake.

The luxurious suites, each named after surrounding rivers, Menik, Gin, Kirinda, Kala and Walawe, each boast their own unique style offering a sanctuary to yourself. The beauty of this boutique stay is that each element of the accommodation, whether it be the suites, dining or the location in its entirety, nature is heightened.

Imagine having a champagne breakfast laid out by the peaceful river or a romantic dinner for two served underneath a native Kumbak tree. The River House aims to keep your stay in with the culture of Sri Lanka. The menus offer rare native vegetables and fresh seafood from the nearby coast.

An inviting element to the accommodation is its dipping pool, engulfed by cashew nut trees, the pool will whisk you away. A mid-afternoon dip coupled with cocktails can be perfect wind down from a day of adventures, and you may even be treated to the entertainment of purple-faced langur monkeys.

Dubbed one of the most romantic honeymoon locations in Sri Lanka, it’s hard to find a fault at this luxurious accommodation. The complex lies along the Madhu Ganga riverside. Its swift waterways and immaculate forest, recognised by Ramsar - wetlands of International importance, are home to many native species. Guests can take the offer of a morning boat ride to visit the nearby temple, or take the adventurous option and spend the day kayaking.

The River House is only a 15 minute drive to the ‘workaday’ town of Ambalangoda. The town is uniquely known as a place to discover the magical meaning of the ‘devil’ masks, and dances which drive out spirits causing illness. The town is also known for being overshadowed by nearby Hikkaduwa as the tourist destination. It’s the perfect location for a day trip away from the secluded oasis at the River House. Top activities include the the Sri Lanka Camo Tours. Rated the second top activities for honeymoon couples to do, the tours give tourists the inner secrets to finding the best local food, beaches and immerse in the scenery. After the tour, why not stop by the Sea Turtle Hatchery and get up close to baby turtles.

The secluded River House accommodation oozes with elegance and romantic surroundings making it an ideal getaway in a country that boasts beautiful scenery. It’s handy location offers the chance to explore more of the coastal area too.

Honeymoon Venue: Phi Phi Island Village Resort

When considering an overseas honeymoon, the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. In this post, we've profiled a truly amazing location to inspire your wanderlust.

This week's venue is Thailand’s Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort and is blessed with breathtaking beauty. While it sees thousands of visitors each season, newlyweds can enjoy a honeymoon meeting new people or relax alone on the white sandy beaches.

Phi Phi Island is Thailand’s most magnificent sight, it is laid back and away from the chaos. Just a short trip from Phuket, and the International Airport, via ferry or private boat you will be taken to the most picturesque island. As part of the boat fare, you will taken to the resort, so no need to panic about directions once you're there.

The resort has 12 private hillside villas which are perfect for the secluded honeymoon getaway. These stunning villas offer a daily high tea and the option of drinks and treats in the afternoons. You can even enjoy a fresh fruit breakfast poolside looking out to the clear blue lagoon waters.

When honeymooning at the beach resort, the diving village is a must to soak in the marine life. Take the plunge with a suba-diving group and explore the stunning coral formation, mysterious caverns and brilliantly coloured tropical fish. There are many excellent dive sites only a 15 minute boat ride from the resort.

The resort is proud to support the protection of the coral reefs. On the 18th of every month, they run an excursion for guests to experience the marine life while doing their bit for the environment.

If you wish to stay in and relax with an authentic thai massage day, the resort has just that. The aromatic fragrance of Thai herbs will entice you into relaxation. The Paradise Honeymoon package offers 3 hours of privacy and tranquility in your own villa. A steam, slat scrub, facial and massage is the most amazing way to relax together.

Whether you are after adventure or relaxation, at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort there is something for everyone to enjoy. With incredible service and extraordinary villas overlooking the Andaman Sea, it is the perfect option for a romantic honeymoon getaway.