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We haven’t talked about honeymoons on the blog for a while, so today I thought I should rectify that and take a trip across the globe to Hong Kong. When you think of honeymoons most people think of sandy beaches, blue sea ans doing pretty much nothing for a couple of weeks. However this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and if you are looking for something a bit different then why not consider a trip to Hong Kong. There is so much to do and see, you are guaranteed not to be bored. But don’t take my word for it. Today I have enlisted travel expert Rhys to tell you a bit more about Hong Kong and what you can expect
When you’re planning your wedding, it’s easy to be swept along. There are so many expectations and sometimes it can be tricky to balance happy relatives with your personal wedding decisions. You might find yourself compromising on the guest list so you don’t upset family members, or changing your meal plan to meet the needs of a fussy relative. Although it’s your day, it can sometimes feel like a battle to achieve the wedding of your dreams. But your honeymoon is where this all stops. Your honeymoon is all yours to do with as you please.
You both have complete control over where you go after your wedding. While sweeping white beaches might be perfect for some couples, a tropical honeymoon isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. Your honeymoon is your chance to indulge. Why not visit a place you’ve always dreamed of going? If you’re looking for somewhere to immerse yourself in unique culture, taste new foods, and have an incredible adventure, then fly with Emirates to Hong Kong for a stylish and exciting city break.
Hong Kong is packed with amazing places to stay for all budgets and tastes, but as this is your honeymoon you deserve the best.
This super chic hotel overlooks Victoria Harbour and prides itself on offering a luxury experience without the stuffiness. It is relaxed, stylish and spacious and has all of the details that will make your stay perfect. Walk in rain showers, free-standing limestone baths, exquisite linen, epic picture windows that take in the city skyline…this oasis is just what you need after a busy few months planning your perfect wedding day.
Furnished with Asian influenced art and rich silks, this hotel blends traditional with contemporary. The Italian marble sunken bath tubs, first-class entertainment equipment and 24-hour butler service mean you might not want to leave the room, especially if you get a room overlooking the harbour and Hong Kong Island. In your downtime you can also indulge in the relaxing I-Spa together.
Combining international style with traditional hospitality, Hotel ICON is a smart choice for your honeymoon. The contemporary, minimalist rooms have all of the features you would expect from a luxury hotel including flat screen TV, a walk in rain shower and a deep bath tub. The amazing floor to ceiling windows bring the city skyline right to the end of your bed and you can lay and watch the ferries, liners and junks cross the harbour.
In a city of sizzling woks, fragrant street food and Michelin star restaurants, it’s difficult to know where to begin. With influences from all over the world, Hong Kong food is a fusion of flavours and on your honeymoon you will want to sample as many as possible.
Celebrity chef Alvin Leung is Hong Kong’s answer to Heston Blumenthal, lifting X-treme Chinese cuisine into an art form. The set menus will set you back financially, but it’s sure to be an experience to remember, with beautifully presented dishes and unique textures. Waiting staff lovingly present each course to you with an explanation of each dish, and whip away your empty plate the moment you put your cutlery down. Comfortable surroundings, excellent service and unique tastes make this a must-visit restaurant.
The ornate Yung Kee restaurant serves gourmet food to the masses without dipping in quality. You must try the famous roast goose from this Michelin star restaurant. The place has risen from a modest food stall to its large location on Wellington Street, so it has authentic routes. It frequently appears on award lists, so you’re sure to enjoy your meal.
You might not expect to find authentic Italian food on your Hong Kong honeymoon, but if you get the opportunity it’s definitely worth eating at 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA. It’s the only Italian restaurant to have been awarded three Michelin stars outside of Italy! Chef Umberto Bombana has created a unique restaurant offering Italian flavours using the finest local ingredients. Make sure you book well in advance though as waiting lists are long.
No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without sampling the street food. Temple Market is the place to go to in the evening. The market comes to life after 5pm and is an ideal spot to shop for souvenirs. There are numerous little restaurants with outdoor seating that let you watch the world slip by. Try the fried tofu, crispy noodles or spicy crab washed down with a cold beer.
There are numerous things to keep you busy in Hong Kong, whatever the weather. On your honeymoon it’s important to think about which activities will be the most memorable, after all, you only get one chance at a honeymoon and you want the memories to stay with you a lifetime.
The most famous, and most spectacular, viewpoint in Hong Kong is Victoria Peak, which offers sights of the city and its harbours. Take the Peak Tram – the cities oldest form of public transport – to the top and enjoy the sights from the Peak Tower leisure and shopping complex that sits just below the peak itself. The vistas are beautiful by day, so pack a picnic and hike away from the tourists for the most romantic experience on a sunny afternoon. At night the air is filled with romance, so take a trip together to see the twinkling lights of the city below.
For the most unforgettable view of Hong Kong, take a scenic helicopter flight and see the famous skyline from the air. With a pilot commentary talking you through the breathtaking sights of the city, harbour and peak, you will create the most amazing memory to treasure for many years to come. You can book a fly and dine or fly and relax package with the Peninsula, incorporating lunch or dinner, or even a massage and afternoon tea.
Take in the views of the harbour from the water by taking a trip on a traditional Chinese junk. You can hire one with food and a crew to take you off for a secluded picnic, hop on one of the short harbour tours or even book a full day trip. It’s a great way to see the sights from a different vantage point, feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the great outdoors.
Hong Kong is a vibrant, bustling destination where a couple can easily lose themselves. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary for your honeymoon, you will certainly find it here.
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