Honeymoon Destinations During COVID-19
As we approach the warmer months and restrictions begin to ease, weddings and celebrations have returned to slight normality. Although plans for overseas honeymoons were halted, couples can be assured that Australia offers remarkable honeymoon destinations close to home.
New South Wales (NSW):
NSW residents can travel through the state without restrictions, opening the opportunity for beautiful locations close to home, with a destination experience.
Described as a ‘world away’ experience, this ‘ultra-luxury’ resort in the Blue Mountains is your perfect retreat-style honeymoon location. A scenic, 3-hour drive from Sydney offers a remarkable accommodation, dining and spa experience. ‘One & Only’ offers each room with a private temperature-controlled pool, fireplace and terrace to ensure comfortable travel for each season. Accompanied with added rural experiences such as horseback riding, hikes, 4WD tours and bush bonfires. Rest assured that each day offers variety and choice for your enjoyment.
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Byron Bay’s award-winning beachfront resort offers unforgettable summer experiences for your perfect destination honeymoon. A hotspot for NSW travel, Byron’s weather and facilities remain similar to overseas locations that we are unable to experience at the moment. Incredible private pools and beaches, personalised wellness packages and active experiences illuminate the prestigious facilities offered only at Elements of Byron.
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The Bannisters franchise offers luxurious beachside retreats, north and south of Sydney. This includes three Mollymook locations along with their Port Stephens resort. Facilities consist of spa retreats, warm hospitality and option to explore a variety of experiences. Local to the resorts are popular beaches to explore for a day such as Jervis Bay and Nelsons Bay. To celebrate, dine at the infamous Rick Stein in both locations, providing the finest locally sourced seafood from ocean to plate every day. The perfect honeymoon destination for the simplistic, beachside trip.
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Spoil yourself as newlyweds with a stay-cation in Sydney City’s famous Park Hyatt. With prime location onto the harbour, this 5-star luxury accommodation in the heart of the city provides incredible facilities along with local area attractions. Accompanying the hotel are exceptional services, spa and pool facilities and dining hospitality. Explore the city and make your honeymoon memorable by booking a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb experience next door and exploring the local art galleries.
Local to the eastern suburbs, the Intercontinental provides a ‘home away from home’ experience. Accompanying 5-star luxuries include a variety of suite options, a rooftop pool and local attractions. Arrive to an unforgettable High Tea experience for a celebratory afternoon. Following by dinner downstairs at Saké Restaurant and Bar, the most awarded Japanese restaurant in Sydney.
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As border restrictions have eased between NSW to South Australia, couples can escape the state into South Australia’s beautiful retreats, wine valleys and experiences.
Off mainland Australia, Stowaway has been designed as the ‘ultimate couples retreat’, making it the perfect honeymoon destination. Exceptional COVID-19 regulations make travelling to this isolated location a dream. The private kitchen and provided groceries for each stay ensure less hassle, and more time cherishing each others company on your special occasion. Enjoy the close-by experiences such as Stokes Bay, the iconic natural rock pool. Lastly, follow with South Australia’s famous wine-tasting at Dudley Wine’s.
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In the heart of the famous wine country Barossa Valley, The Louise offers exceptional ancient vineyard views and private spaces. Accompanied by restaurants that reflect their winery, the luxury dining experiences promote local ingredients and comfort food. Unique attractions such as ‘Breakfast with the Kangaroos’ and Seppeltsfield winery, the worlds largest unbroken collection of the fortified wine. This ‘national treasure’ makes The Louise the perfect location to secure these experiences.
To book an obligation free consultation with one of our Diamond merchants at our Affinity Diamonds Castlereagh Street boutique or meet with them via a virtual appointment, phone us on (02) 9921 0717 or request a booking with us online.