Planning 101 9th February 2017

Fund Your Dream Honeymoon with John Lewis Gift List + Kuoni

In a bid to ignore the gloominess of the British weather right now, there's nothing better than researching your future honeymoon to get you excited for breathtaking shorelines, amazing weather and unforgettable experiences.

If through your research you find you're getting obsessed with idyllic getaways that just seem way out of your budget, do not worry -John Lewis Gift List have got your back. By partnering with the tailor-made travel experts Kuoni, their Gift List gives you the ability to add your dream honeymoon to your list, so you can get contibutions from all your friends and family along with the traditional wedding gifts if you fancy. So not only will your guests be delighted when they see photos of you having an amazing time knowing they've helped you get there, but your ideal honeymoon will be totally in reach. 

If that wasn't inscentive enough, the lovely team at Kuoni and John Lewis are also offering one lucky couple the chance to win a 7-night luxury Kuoni holiday for two at the Solana Beach Resort in Mauritus - all you have to do is register for their giftlist here to be in with the chance.

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To get you inspired, we take you through a a trio of fabulous boutique honeymoon getaways in Bali, Thailand and the Maldives exclusive to Kuoni guests. 

Gaze over the Valley of the Kings in Bali

Have you ever cooled off in an infinity pool and gazed out over a ravine? Viceroy Bali is one of the world’s finest hotels, perched on a cliff overlooking the Valley of the Kings close to Ubud. There are just 25 astounding pool villas here and all have incredible views over the valley; plus this Bali boutique stay is renowned for its personal service offered by the family who own and run this hillside haven. Award-winning dining and the spa add to the many reasons this has been voted one of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Indonesia at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016.  

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A speck in the ocean in the Maldives

Most islands in the Maldives are tiny specks of brilliant white sand edged with a bright turquoise lagoon – but Kandolhu is so teeny, it’s actually the smallest island Kuoni offer. There are only 30 villas so the service is top-notch and the TripAdvisor reviews hail it as ‘the perfect Maldivian experience’ and ‘the Maldives at its very best’. The Ocean Pool Villa is one of our favourite room types, with floor to ceiling windows in the bathroom that you can slide right back. Lying in the bath, you’ll feel as if you’re on your own private island.

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Stay in a summer house in Thailand

Mom Tri, a renowned artist and royal descendent, has opened the doors to his summer home in Phuket and welcomes Kuoni guests to stay at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale. This boutique stay is renowned for its dining and has been described as ‘the most exciting gastronomic experience I’ve ever had’ by the Hairy Bikers during filming. The award-winning Mom Tri’s Kitchen has spellbinding views out to sea to compliment the freshest of flavours. 

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For terms and conditions for the competition to a holiday in Mauritius, please see below:

To enter, register for a John Lewis Gift List before midnight on 30 April 2017. Valid for travel before 30 April 2018. Exclusions apply to travel dates. One entry per household. Prize includes holiday for 2 adults, including 2 x economy flights from the UK to Mauritius, return hotel transfers, 7 nights in a superior room on a half board basis. Gift List registration constitutes one entry to the competition and entry implies acceptance of these conditions. Entrants must be UK residents at least 18 years of age and not an employee of John Lewis Partnership, their dependants or their agents or anyone else connected with the promotion. The prize will be awarded to the registration drawn at random on 12 May 2017 and winner notified by phone or email by 19 May 2017. The prize must be accepted as offered. No cash alternative.