If you're into slick design and minimalist chic, the Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is the place for you. Situated on the south-west coast of Sicily, this new gem is beautifully furnished by Olga Polizzi.

The 203 rooms provide the perfect sanctuary, featuring sumptuous Frette robes - perfect for flitting to and from the spa. And what a spa! The double-height hammam, gym, sauna and lap pool are all state of the art. Four Thalasso pools will buff and prime your skin and the impressive list of treatments could keep you busy all honeymoon, or at least while your new husband hones his skills on one of the two private golf courses.

Uninterrupted sea views and lots of clean white lines make this resort truly spectacular.

Wow factor: The endless sense of space - the resort is spread across 230 hectares, with 1.3km of private coastline.

Flight time: Three hours.

Go: The Just Married package includes seven nights B&B and transfers from £2,710 per person (verduraresort.com). Easyjet (0871 244 2366; easyjet.com) flies to Palermo from £49.98 return.