Idyllic Escapes for Newly-Weds to Paradise Relais & Châteaux Retreats
July 3, 2012
Treasured memories from mystical tea gardens of Yunnan to Bali’s fabled ‘Island of the Gods’
Romantic Relais & Châteaux hideaways in China and Bali are offering idyllic wedding and honeymoon escapes for couples to celebrate their relationship in luxurious and unique surroundings
From ancient tea gardens in the misty Himalayan foothills of Yunnan to Indonesia’s fabled ‘Island of the Gods’, the blissful packages promise unforgettable experiences for newly-weds to treasure for a lifetime.
Jingmai Brilliant Resort & Spa in Yunnan is set amid the largest ancient tea garden in the world. This idyllic spot is the place for couples to unwind and explore the small villages and historic tea plantations and gardens together.
The property can offer love birds the opportunity to pick their own tea and create their own blend, visit tea workshops and enjoy a unique “teaism” show.
Couples are pampered with special tea spa treatments including Tea garden relaxation therapy and Tea Fazenda Therapy at the resort’s sublime spa.
You and your loved one can also enjoy an exclusive romantic dining experience with either a unique tea menu or BBQ at the poolside beneath a star-studded sky and seated amid beautiful candle lights with a bottle of champagne.
For couples who want to truly unite at this compelling property, the hotel can also offer a Buddhist marriage blessing ceremony.
For an elegant Chinese-style wedding reception or banquet, JE Mansion is an oasis of Chinese tradition in the heart of Beijing’s commercial and business district, which offers the very best of Chinese hospitality.
Upholding Chinese culture and heritage, the whole building is abounding with treasured works of art and traditional architecture. A grand Chinese style banquet hall accommodates up to 500 guests and the romantic outdoor lawn is ideal for ceremonies of all styles and sizes.
Couples could also indulge in the finest cuisine inspired by China’s four main culinary traditions with mesmerizing scenery.
On the fabled island of Bali, surrounded by rice plantations Villa Mathis, Bali is an intimate lovers’ retreat offering the epitome style and sophistication. Comprising of just five detached villas, a restaurant, private garden and large swimming pool, the resort allows couples to indulge themselves in utter privacy during their stay.
The concept of ‘The Art of Living” has been raised to new levels by French-speaking owners Bruno and Lilka. Originally intended for the exclusive use of their close friends, the temptation to share this little part of paradise was too great and they now welcome guests in the same manner – like longtime friends.
‘Romantic & Honeymoon’ packages can be made to suit the need of the guests, but highlights include; 2 hours of horse riding in the idyllic ricefields and on the pristine beach at sunset, a 2-hour Balinese Boreh treatment for the couple to experience together and also a full day romantic escapade to Ubud with a personal driver and guide.
For couples looking for a bit of adventure during their honeymoon the property can also include a full day elephant safari and rafting on the Ayung River. The property’s mountain bikes are also available on a complimentary basis for lovers to enjoy exploring the area together.
The Pavilions Bali entices honeymooners with gourmet delicacies and wines, sensuous spa treatments and romantic tropical journeys.
The resort sits on a beautiful lagoon near Sanur Beach, one of the oldest fishing villages in Bali, near a picturesque beach where the sunrise is simply breathtaking.
Honeymooners have complete privacy in their own villa with a pool, lush walled gardens and a fountain. The property is able to organize a traditional Balinese blessing ceremony, where couples can exchange their vows in front of a small gathering of family and friends, within the glorious setting of their private accommodation.
Packages can be personalised to meet the desires of each guest but can include a romantic candlelit dinner, an ultimate head-to-toe three-hour joint pampering session and any two excursions of their choice. On arrival the lovers will be greeted with a complimentary bottle of champagne and a light foot massages to really help them to relax into their new surroundings.
Whether historic or contemporary, in the city or countryside, each property of Relais & Châteaux is unique in its charm, elegance, excellence of service and quality of hospitality. Often family enterprises, these small properties all bear the mark of the innkeeper’s soul which demonstrates their own character and personality.
For reservations or more information about these beautiful properties, please visit the website at:
Jingmai Brilliant Resort and Spa: www.relaischateaux.com/teaestate
JE Mansion: www.relaischateaux.com/jemansion
Villa Mathis: www.relaischateaux.com/mathis
The Pavilions, Bali: www.relaischateaux.com/bali-pav
For reservations or to find out more properties in the Relais & Châteaux collection, please visit www.relaischateaux.com or call: +800 905767 (HK toll free)