Go Mexico

Go Mexico

Located on the Caribbean coast in Mexico, the Maroma Hotel resort is surrounded by lush white sands and aquamarine sea; an idyllic place for any newlyweds wanting to get away.

The award-winning luxury Maroma beach resort is set right on the beachfront which is also next to a jungle preserve of 25-acres. As a result the hotel boasts beautiful and exotic plants which line the pathways leading up to, and around, the hotel. A range of suites are on offer for guests and each room has its own terrace, which comes complete with a hammock for relaxing - perfect after a day spent in Maroma's luxurious spa. Active guests can spend time down at the pool, play doubles on two tennis courts, or head up to the observation tower to enjoy a 360-degree view of the beautiful Maroma Bay.

As for restaurants, guests are spoilt for choice and can pick from a myriad of places to eat. El Sol boasts a rustic yet elegant setting; while the Mirador restaurant, located at the highest point of the hotel, has a 360 degree view of the Caribbean and is perfect for those wanting to be more secluded, eating only by romantic candles and moonlight.
However, newlyweds looking for a purely indulgent treat should try the private dinner service. Enjoy each other's company surrounded by candlelight on Maroma's beach - said to be one of the most beautiful and romantic in the world.
For more information and to make reservations call: 00 44 20 7960 0500 [UK booking]/00 52 998 872 82 00; or email reservations@maromahotel.com. See more at www.maromahotel.com

Big Love

Big Love

We love these fab new Big Love mugs by Emma Bridgewater. At £16.95 each, you could easily register for a set of 6, but we think it's a nice idea to ask for just two since they're just perfect for newlywed tea in bed. Extend or replace your everyday china with matching star-studded plates, bowls and jugs, and if you want a top tip...buy more than you think - you need to allow for breakages and entertaining! See the full Big Love collection at www.emmebridgewater.co.uk 0844 243 9277.

It Happened In A Flash

It Happened In A Flash

Forget throw away cameras; the wedding entertainment trend du jour is photo booths. The celebs love them - A-list brides Christina Aguilera and Ashlee Simpson both had one at their wedding - and they're bags of fun.

Want one for your big day? Plenty of companies have joined the rent-a-booth bandwagon: www.boothnation.com has a range of retro units, while others include www.rentabooth.co.uk and www.sayfromage.co.uk.

The new kid on the snap-happy block is LookLook (www.looklook.co.uk), which provides photo booth hire in Scotland. Expect to pay £650 for four hours' hire; the price also includes a booth butler, web gallery and 100 instant prints (for unlimited prints, you'll pay an extra £120).

However... book your booth before 1 September 2010 and you'll get 40 per cent off the bill - which means you'll pay just £390*.

* Terms and conditions: Bookings must be made before September 1 2010. Discount applies to standard package only and for events in 2010 and 2011. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Most people visiting the Whitsundays are looking for breath-taking surroundings - deserted white-sand beaches, crystal-blue water and coral reefs bursting with colour. For honeymooners, tranquil Paradise Bay is the perfect romantic hideaway encompassing these details and more.

Guests step off a helicopter to be greeted by the hotel's dedicated hosts and taken to their waterfront bungalow. Each of the expertly-crafted cabins has its own terrace and is decorated with antique Australian furniture and Aboriginal artwork handpicked from the owner Peter Spann's collection.

Newlyweds are treated to dinner - prepared using fresh ingredients by the award-winning chefs - on the beach, or on their own private balcony if they prefer. Described by the resort as the 'heart of paradise', the Gazebo Lounge is the place for guests to soak up the sun, relax with a cocktail, and snack on canapés provided by the hotel while taking in the stunning views of nearby National Park

However, Paradise Bay isn't just a place to sun-bathe. The resort also offers plenty of activities and adventures: couples can sail on the Wilderness Explorer - a 34-foot catamaran complete with a knowledgeable skipper whose captivating stories and keen interest in the local flora and fauna make for an enthralling journey; be taken to a deserted beach for snorkelling in the warm waters; or take a guided kayaking tour to explore the mangrove estuaries of Conway National Park. Between July and September, guests are likely to encounter dolphins, turtles and humpback whales among the abundance of wildlife. Newlyweds looking for paradise really won't find a better place than this secluded haven.

To book call 00 61 7 4946 9777, or visit www.paradisebay.com.au