From the greatest private island in the world to the UK's best mini-'moon hideaway (hello, Cotswolds), we unveiled the most romantic places on the planet at our first-ever Honeymoon Awards.

Trust us, compiling the awards was no easy feat. The Brides team have personally visited and reviewed thousands of honeymoon hotspots over the past 10 years to come up with this ultimate list.

MORE HONEYMOON INSPIRATION

In the grand setting of Regent Street's Hotel Café Royal, Brides editor Jade Beer revealed what the Brides reader looks for in a honeymoon. 'Three things top her ultimate list of honeymoon must-haves,' Jade said. 'A romantic setting, an incredible beach and somewhere that will provide total relaxation after the madness of planning a wedding.'

'A Brides reader is not an easy woman to please,' Jade continued. 'She is more demanding than she has ever been about the level of service and luxury she requires.'

PLAN YOUR DREAM TRIP

So it was quite a coup for the travel company that scooped the Readers' Choice Award. More than 2,000 of you voted and the prize went to… Kuoni! Why? Because you told us they made honeymoon-planning a stress-free experience, with a mass of wanderlust-inducing itineraries to boot.

Click here to see some highlights from our awards, and scroll down for the full list of winners. 

So, what are you waiting for? On your marks, get set, BOOK!

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A very special thank you to Hotel Café Royal for the most sensational of settings, Grey Goose for the irresistible Le Fizz cocktails, and Jamie Aston Flowers for the truly beautiful blooms.

IN PICTURES: THE AWARD CEREMONY

Brides Honeymoon Awards 2015: The Winners

BEST TOUR OPERATOR

Winner: Scott Dunn

It conquered the ski scene, it excelled in the family department, and today Scott Dunn is the undisputed ruler of the honeymoon kingdom.

Runner-up: Kuoni

BEST AIRLINE

Winner: British Airways

BA and its Oneworld alliance partners offer a global network of nearly 1000 destinations. Now that's impressive.

Runner-up: Air New Zealand

BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL IN EUROPE

Winner: Palazzo Avino, Italy

It doesn't get more romantic than holing up with your beloved in this 12th-century palazzo on the Amalfi Coast!

Runner-up: Crillon Le Brave, France

BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL IN THE AMERICAS

Winner: Andaz Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

Chosen for its remarkable architecture, far-flung tropical location and designer good looks, Andaz Papagayo has taken luxury in Costa Rica to a whole new level.

Runner-up: The Setai, Miami

BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL IN THE CARIBBEAN

Winner: Malliouhana, Anguilla

With its fashion-shoot ready backdrops and cool country club feel, it's got beauty <and> buzz. Pina coladas please!

Runner-up: Sandy Lane, Barbados

BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Winner: Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman

Basking in splendid isolation in the Al Jahar mountain range three hours south of Muscat, this Bond-style lair had us at 'hello'.

Runner-up: One&Only The Palm, Dubai

BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

Winner: Velaa, Maldives

Rarely seen in the pages of magazines, it's a word-of-mouth type of place where the European elite come to de-stress and dream.

Runner-up: Cape Weligama, Sri Lanka

BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL IN AFRICA

Winner: Cape View Clifton, Cape Town

The secret is in the name. The views from this ravishing property simply can't be beaten.

Runner-up: The Residence, Zanzibar

BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL IN AUSTRALASIA & THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Winner: The Brando, French Polynesia

Marlon Brando fell in love with the atoll the moment he rolled up his trousers and stepped ashore to film Mutiny on the Bounty and ended up buying it! It's now a model for low-impact living.

Runner-up: Eagles Nest, New Zealand

BEST HONEYMOON HOTEL IN ASIA & INDIA

Winner: Soneva Kiri, Thailand

Few resorts can compete with its magical location on Koh Kood, an untamed island reached via the hotel's private plane.

Runner-up: The Oberoi Udaivilas, India

BEST PRIVATE ISLAND

Winner: Frégate Island Private, Seychelles

The Gwyneth Paltrow of private islands, Fregate is an all-singing, all-dancing example of natural perfection.

Runner-up: Petit St Vincent, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Caribbean

BEST UK & IRELAND MINI 'MOON

Winner: The Wild Rabbit, Cotswolds

This former pub, reimagined by the Hunter welly brigade's commander-in-chief, Lady Carole Bamford, is our all-time favourite British bolthole with its lashings of quintessentially British charm.

Runner-up: Ballyfin, Ireland

BEST DESTINATION SPA & WELLNESS 'MOON

Winner: COMO Shambhala, Bali

The mothership of the spa world, COMO Shambhala is our number one destination for honeymooners seeking to de-stress and reconnect with nature, with everything from Ayurvedic chanting to acupuncture available!

Runner-up: Song Saa, Cambodia

BEST SAFARI COMPANY

Winner: Wilderness Safaris

With its pioneering ecotourism ethos and breathtaking portfolio of lodges across remote parts of Africa, Wilderness Safaris is the creator of the most ambitious multi-stop safaris we've ever seen.

Runner-up: Africa Travel Centre

BEST ADVENTURE HONEYMOON

Winner: Awasi, Patagonia

They've got everything covered from thrashing around the vivid terrain in 4WDs, to kayaking round icebergs and horseriding with gauchos.

Runner-up: The Ion Hotel, Iceland

BEST HONEYMOON ON WATER

Winner: Aqua Expeditions

Operating in Vietnam, Cambodia and Peru, along some of the world's mightiest rivers, including the Mekong and the Amazon, it's adventure of the kind you dreamed of in your gap year.

Runner-up: Silversea

BEST VILLA RENTAL COMPANY

Winner: A&K Villas

When it comes to honeymoon self-catering, we expect certain standards - luxurious bedlinens, optional private chefs or nannies. It's in these departments that A&K comes into its own.

Runner-up: CV Villas

BEST CITY 'MOON

Winner: Paris

Paris - the most romantic of cities - has been immortalised in so many books and films, you may feel a touch 'been there, seen that.' But bear with us and look beyond the obvious: this wonderful palce always has something new to offer.

Runner up: New York

NEW DESTINATION TO WATCH

Winner: The Philippines

As one of the last untouched tropical archipelagos, it offers spellbinding diving and snorkelling in some of clearest waters on the planet, plus fascinating indigenous tribes and rare wildlife.

Runner-up: Bhutan

READERS' CHOICE AWARD

Winner: Kuoni

Offering inspirational itineraries to a multitude of dream locations, our readers felt that as well as making planning straightforward, Kuoni experts really 'know their destinations like the back of their hands.'

Runner-up: Turquoise Holidays