Award-winning hotel booking website Mr & Mrs Smith has launched a hidden hub, The Groom’s Room, designed only for grooms-to-be to help them plan the perfect honeymoon. Its advice to the ladies? Don’t spoil the surprise.
We’re not sure if you guys want to but here’s one way you can actually make yourself useful while your bride-to-be is busy with the wedding prep: volunteer to plan the honeymoon. The process doesn’t have to be excruciating. With Mr & Mrs Smith’s new hub for grooms, you will be able to find plenty of suggestions on how to create magical moments at your chosen destination.
The Groom’s Room (www.mrandmrssmith.com/grooms) is also a rich resource for ultimate dos and don’ts, and insiders’ views from Charlotte O’Shea, founder of wedding blog Rock My Wedding.
From now until 30 September 2015, book a honeymoon of seven nights or more and you’ll get a Mr & Mrs Smith GoldSmith membership worth £400 a year. GoldSmith membership comes with automatic upgrades on arrival (subject to availability), a free extra at every hotel (such as a private dining experience), and a personal travel concierge on call 24/7 (want to explore the countryside in a vintage Beetle? Done!).
Below, some awesome stays your blushing bride will love:
Indonesia, Bali: Alila Villas Uluwatu
Well-known among surfing enthusiasts, the beaches at Uluwatu are considered the best in Bali. Uluwatu is also the site of the majestic Pura Luhur Uluwatu, Bali’s most spectacular temple.
Vietnam, Con Dao: Six Senses Con Dao
Con Dao, as a destination, stays true to Six Senses’ philosophy of choosing remote, yet still accessible, locations for its properties. Con Dao is a protected marine park and Six Senses has been recognised as one of the world’s top eco lodges by National Geographic Traveler. It uses eco-friendly golf balls that dissolve into fish food as soon as they are submerged in water.
Belize: Turtle Inn
A 25-room seafront property by director of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola, your bride will love the idyllic, tranquil setting. And, if you should ever get restless, there is a whole lot of activities and tours you can join.
Greece, Santorini: Iconic Santorini
A boutique cave hotel located in the picturesque romantic Greek island village of Imerovigli, the hotel is carved from volcanic caldera walls, and offers breathtaking views of the cliffs and azure blue waters of the Aegean Seas. Perfect if you both love exploring ancient sites and historic monuments.
If you are planning your honeymoon, where would you want to go?