Secret Honeymoon Hideouts

Escape city stresses at these romantic far-off nooks

Kiwi Collection on the Amalfi Coast

That’s it: our laptop’s getting the oops-I-spilled-my-tea treatment and our Blackberry’s going out the window. We’re escaping all the emails, texts and phone calls and running off with our groom to our secret honeymoon hideout.


Casa Angelina hotel, Italy is one of five hidden boltholes Kiwi Collection has just let slip about. Set in a cliffside on the Amalfi Coast, the chic nook overlooks the sea and is just a pretty seaside walk from the little village of Praiano.

If it’s more a secluded island you and your groom are after, sample the charms of seafood haven Île de Ré, off the coast of western France, with a stay at period-style L’Hôtel de Toiras. Adventurers can see the sights by bike, horse or helicopter, and foodies can bring back their fish of choice from the local market for the hotel’s chef to prepare.

Further afield, walking on the wild side comes as standard at colonial-style lodge Morukuru, South Africa. Since only two groups can stay there at once, you and your hubby can take a dip in the pool, dine by candlelight or venture off on safari in über-privacy (unless you count lions, elephant, buffalo, leopards, rhinos and the guy keeping you safe, that is).

On the other side of the Atlantic, a million miles from the six-foot mouse costumes and roaring rollercoasters of Disney World, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a calmer, quieter corner of Florida. Wave goodbye to the outside world (there are no phones or TVs), lie back and surrender to that knot-busting massage and sweet coconut sugar body polish.

Or if you like a dose of adrenaline with your far-flung hideaway, try your hand (and feet – your whole beach bod, come to think of it) at surfing, diving and world-class fishing at Nihiwatu, Indonesia.

Around-the-world trip, anyone…?


Kiwi Collection secret honeymoon hideaways, kiwicollection.com. Nightly rooms at Casa Angelina from around £150; at L’Hôtel de Toiras from around £116; at Morukuru from around £625; at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa from around £534; and at Nihiwatu from around £422.