Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nautical Honeymoons

I was a guest blogger over at Muffy Martini's blog while she was on her honeymoon! I am reblogging my nautical honeymoon ideas.

It was nearly impossible to narrow down my list to just 5 but I did it!

The Boatshed
Where: Auckland, New Zealand
Style: Nautical chic, beachside bliss

There are three separate accommodation options: The Boatsheds (suites are reminiscent of seaside cottages and lazy days on the beach - designed to pamper), the Lighthouse (three storey retreat captures the romance of a traditional lighthouse), and the Bridge (the perfect place to while away an afternoon with a good book and a glass of wine) (credit:

Activities: Walk along the golden sand beaches, explore nearby vineyards, check out local antique and craft stores

Bells at Killcare
Where: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Style: Bold classy coastal

Bells at Killcare takes the best of country, coastal and city chic to make a boutique bouillabaisse which is part hotel, part chef's-hatted-restaurant, part private retreat. Stefano Manfredi brings New Italian heartiness to the kitchen, while classic Australia awaits on the surf beaches and walking trails of the surrounding Bouddi National Park” (credit:

Activities: Swimming/surfing at local Killcare beach, bush walking in nearby Bouddi National Park

Cocoa Island
Where: Maldives, Indian Ocean
Style: Faraway island fantasy

“Beautifully designed, this resort in the Maldives is the embodiment of understated elegance. Resembling a collection of Keralan boathouses, the individual over-water villas have soothing white-on-white interiors and teak flooring to create an ambiance of laid-back romance” (credit:

Activities: Snorkeling, scuba diving, yoga, windsurfing

Sun Rocks
Where: Santorini, Greece
Style: Honeymooners' paradise, carved from the caldera basin

“Carved out of the caldera's basin, with astonishing views of the volcanic islands and the Aegean sea, Sun Rocks is exclusively for couples. It provides luxurious accommodation, combining Cycladic tradition with modern-day comforts. The sunsets are spellbinding” (credit:

Activities: Swimming in cliffside pool, snorkeling, scuba diving, wine tastings

La Minervetta
Where: Sorrento, Italy
Style: Quirky nautical

“La Minervetta clings to the cliffs of Sorrento on the Amalfi coast with spectacular views of the Bay of Naples from the pool and sun terrace. All rooms are sea-facing with floor-to-ceiling windows” (credit:

Activities: Swimming, shopping, concerts at Villa Communale park


  1. The Sunrocks in Greece looks amazing! I love this post. You picked some great getaways!

  2. All of these places look amazing! I would love to go to Australia; it looks so cool there. Nice blog--I'm now following you!

  3. Ha I just wrote a guest post mentioning the Maldives. I only recently heard about them but I really want to go! And of course, I'd love to go to the rest of the places as well...I just need a husband for the honeymoon ;)

  4. great post Kate! I would love to go to Santorini. Hope your sis had a fantastic weddding!!

  5. Great choices for the top 5! Australia is amazing, I couldn't get enough the two weeks I spent there - although Greece might be the ultimate nautical vacation for me!

  6. Oh heavens, do I remember this post! The locales and resorts look even more amazing now than they did back then!

    Sending you Happy New Year smiles!


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