A desert may not be the obvious choice for a honeymoon, but there's a stark beauty in Chile's Atacama Desert that will stay with you forever. A lunar-like landscape of volcanoes, salt flats populated by flamingos and plains dotted with llamas, it's the highest and driest desert in the world. Hotel de Larache is a grand base from which to explore the area. There are 50 rooms and suites with stunning views, plus four pools. Excursions include climbing volcanoes and crossing dunes on horseback. Then it's back to your sanctuary of crackling fires, armchairs and crisp linen sheets. WOW FACTOR: Stargaze at the clearest night sky from the hotel's observatory. GO: Journey Latin America (journeylatin america.co.uk) offers an 11-night trip with a stay in Santiago and seven nights at Hotel de Larache full board from £4,703 per person. Includes flights via Madrid and Santiago, transfers and excursions.