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Infinity pools have long-held a mystical allure that captivates thousands of travellers. Blurring the line between man-made and nature, dive into these stunning infinity pools for an unforgettable swim.

1. Katikies Hotel, Santorini
One of the most common images of Santorini is a dazzling pool perched high on the cliff with the turquoise water blending with the Aegean sea in the background. Katikies Hotel, with its perfectly manicured pink bougainvilleas and perennially gleaming white luxury facade, is just the perfect location for that envy-inducing Instagram snap.

Enjoy the awe-inspiring and romantic sunset view of the Aegean sea from one of the hotel’s three infinity pools, or better yet, order bar service and toast to the start to your blissful marriage.

Image via Katikies Hotel

2. Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
Boasting one of the world’s largest infinity pools, there is no better spot in Singapore to take in the glittering city-skyline. Way up on the 57th floor, the rooftop infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel offers spectacular views of the urban jungle. After your swim, relax on one of the many poolside loungers in the shade of a palm tree.

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3. Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
This chic hideaway is not only a tropical sanctuary set on a lush island, it’s one of a handful of resorts that offers your very own private infinity pool. Set on the island of Yao Noi, halfway between Phuket and Krabi, Six Senses Yao Noi’s Ocean Pool Villa provides you with glorious views out towards Phang Nga Bay. For couples who love some privacy, the villa’s infinity pool is the perfect setting to catch the glorious sunset. Enjoy the tranquil surrounding with a spa treatment on your private spa sala right beside the pool.

Image via Six Senses Yao Noi

4. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is one of the world’s top honeymoon spots, known for its endless blue skies and white sandy beaches. This region in Southern Italy has long been a summer retreat for European royals of the bygone era with its quaint ancient towns and captivating history. The Belmond Hotel Caruso, a former 11th century palace, is the perfect romantic setting for a dream honeymoon.

Set on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, the hotel seems to float on a balcony above the Mediterranean Sea. The spectacular infinity pool is an architectural masterpiece. Set at the highest point above the town of Ravello, it is seemingly suspended in the clouds, providing an unparalleled vista of the coastline below. Indulge in some appetisers or a cocktail brought to you by a concierge and discover why Belmond Hotel Caruso takes the meaning of being “on cloud nine” literally.

Image via Belmond Hotel Caruso

5. Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Malaysia
Set amongst the Borneo region of East Malaysia, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a luxurious, tranquil retreat that provides the perfect setting for a tropical getaway. Enjoy the sweeping views of the South China Sea from the edge of the resort’s magnificent infinity pool, then end the day at the iconic Sunset Bar for a refreshing drink.

Image via Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

6. Tortuga, Mustique
This holiday destination has long been a favourite of Hollywood A-listers, but thanks to a new daily connecting flight from St Lucia, the beautiful island is now more accessible for couples looking for the ultimate honeymoon experience. Rather than staying in hotels, the island has many private villas available to rent that boast glorious view of the crystal-clear waters.

Tortuga is one such villa that offers spectacular views of Britannia Bay. Situated in a hilltop setting, vines of jasmine and bougainvillea line the pathways through the gardens, whilst palm trees and lush tropical plants surrounded the villa. But the focal point of Tortuga is the 52 foot, double level, cascading swimming pool with amazing views across the Caribbean Sea. Retreat from the heat on the villa’s large sun deck or relax at one of the well-positioned gazebos equipped with a bar and music system.

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7. The Cambrian, Adelboden
Who says infinity pools are exclusive to tropical and seafront destinations? The Cambrian, located amongst the rolling Swiss Alps, joins the list of amazing infinity pools around the globe. The heated infinity pool at The Cambrian is surrounded by lush greenery in summer and dramatic snow-capped mountains in winter. Enjoy a Finnish sauna, or simply float around in the pool gazing at the snow-covered mountaintops; either way, it’s a guaranteed magical experience.

Image via The Cambrian

8. Paradise Island, The Maldives
Escape to the realm of complete relaxation and post-wedding bliss amidst the white sand and azure water of the Maldives. Paradise Island is a luxury resort at the heart of island Lankanfinolhu in the picturesque North Male Atoll. Enjoy a spa treatment or indulge in water sports during the day, then retreat to the resort’s luxury accommodation.

Perched at the edge of the reefs, the Ocean Suites at Paradise Island offer truly breathtaking views of the ocean. Enjoy exclusive use of the infinity edge pool that looks out to crystal clear lagoons and magnificent views of the deep blue waters beyond.

Image via Paradise Island

9. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali
The luxurious Ubud Hanging Gardens in Bali is the perfect place for a magical honeymoon. Voted by Condé Nast Traveller and TripAdvisor as having the World’s Best Swimming Pool, the resort stands on the edge of a stunning valley surrounded by rain forest and rice terraces. One of the main features of the resort are the cascading infinity pools. Designed by a specialist architect, the striking formation is suspended over the dense rainforest. Feel the sensation of “floating” above the treetops and make sure to take a picture or two of the striking architectural masterpiece.

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10. Jade Mountain, St Lucia
Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain is simply one of the most incredible resorts. From its curvy web of zigzagging stone walkways, sculpture-top stone pillars and the koi ponds, the resort seeks to blend into its natural surroundings. Any suite in the hotel is perfect for a jaw-dropping view – every one of its colossal rooms is reached by a private stone walkway and has its fourth wall removed, so you cannot escape the breathtaking view of the bay and St Lucia’s breathtaking Piton Mountains. Splash out on a Sun, Moon or Star Sanctuary to make most of the private infinity pools that float out over the bay.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: So hard to choose which infinity pool to visit first – I’ve just made it my job to swim in them all. Heaven!

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We are so often swept away with the bright blue and white of Greece that we don’t stop to think about the country’s other beautiful backdrops. The team behind today’s Athens Riviera bohemian romance styled shoot aimed to do just that.

Ageliki of Eclectic Events Greece designed the shoot (also planning it and supplying the rental furniture and linens) teaming up with Dimitris Giouvris Photography and Wed Memories to capture the shoot (with Theofilos Venardos Photography and Nox Lumos capturing the behind the scenes), the planner telling “The grand peninsula of the Athens Riviera was the backdrop of the styled photo-shoot we performed, for the Bohemian Chic and Romantic celebration of Love! The feeling of being on a Greek island while only 40 km away from downtown Athens was magical and absolutely breathtaking.”

At the beautiful Grand Resort Lagonissi Resort, floral designer Harmantas Flower Creations, Party Mobile Services, Zazoo Event Rentals, Just Invite By Art & Vision and bridal gown designer Kathy Heyndels Haute Couture with suiting from Giannetos Handmade, shoes by Kokos Shoe Design and hair and makeup artists Gemini Hair Artists made our models Angelique and George sparkle and shine.

The fingerprint motif invitation suite was designed by Just Invite By Art & Vision  and set the scene for the shoot. “The plain and modern Save The Date, Calendar style invitation, designed by Just Invite, with the colored heart-shaped fingertips and the setting name cards “Me” & “You”, speaks eloquently of love and it is ideal for couples who love holding each other’s hand and celebrate their love every day.”

Harmantas Flower Creations styled the floral arrangements for the day, placed with rental furniture from  Zazoo Event Rentals, Ageliki noting “The fresh, vivid and carefully chosen flowers by Harmantas Flower Creations, that include Senorita-Giardina-Pompidou roses, lisianthus buds, antique hydrangeas and a variety of foliages such as eucalyptus, asparagus, blumoze and dusty miller, create a boho and aerial sensation. In addition, the elegant wooden monastery-style dinner table, that accommodates our exotic centerpieces, combined with the oak-Louis style dining chairs, by Zazoo Event Rentals, add a certain mix-and-match, modern, sophisticated but also rustic twist to our story.”

Wed Memories captured a film of the shoot, capturing all the magic of the day in motion.

Photographer: Dimitris Giouvris Photography / Cinematographer: Wed Memories / Other: Theofilos Venardos Photography / Other: Nox Lumos / Other: Eclectic Events Greece / Wedding Planner: Eclectic Events Greece / Other: Grand Resort Lagonissi Resort / Other: Harmantas Flower Creations / Bride's Dress: Kathy Heyndels Haute Couture / Groom's Attire: Giannetos Handmade / Bride's Shoes: Kokos Shoe Design / Hairstylist: Gemini Hair Artists / Makeup Artist: Gemini Hair Artists / Rental Furniture: Eclectic Events Greece / Linens: Eclectic Events Greece / Other: Zazoo Event Rentals / Invitations & Stationery: Just Invite By Art & Vision / Other: Party Mobile Services
6 Things To Love: Turtle Island

The exotic Turtle Island in Fiji is the perfect honeymoon destination. Home to only 14 couples at a time, Turtle Island is one of the most sought after honeymoon spots in the world. The sweet tropical scent, warm, crystal blue waters and your own private beach at the foot of your private Fijian villa is the most ideal backdrop for a romantic getaway. Here are six things to love about Turtle Island.

Villa bliss. These beautiful hand crafted villas are nestled along the famous Blue Lagoon, each with their own slice of white sandy private beach. These exquisitely intimate hideaways offer indulgent accommodation and a once in a lifetime experience.

Water time. Turtle Island is your own private tropical playground. Why not take a dip in their tropical waters or windsurf along the Blue Lagoon. If you and your new hubby are looking for a bit of adrenaline then windsurfing is a great activity for you both to do to explore the island’s waters. You will be able to explore all the island has to offer from the comfort of your board. You can soak up some sun and take a look at the beautiful beaches as you are carried away by the island wind.

Another great activity you two love birds can do together is paddle boarding. Go past the break of the waves and paddle around and watch the fish swim beneath you. Or why not grab a pair of flippers and a snorkel and swim amongst the breath taking ocean life and clear waters.

Romantic sunset cruise. Hire a glass bottom boat late afternoon and pack a picnic filled with fresh produce and a bottle of champagne and watch the sunset whilst fish swim beneath you. The staff at Turtle Island will be more than happy to help you organise this romantic cruise for the two of you. This is a great way for you to create lasting memories with your new husband. Honeymoon bliss!

Dining. Every evening on Turtle Island there is a dinner party held at several different locations. Cuisine, fine wines and cocktails are served under the stars and lantern light. In addition, there is the prospect of guests enjoying remote private dining for two in romantic and intimate settings. After dinner, enjoy the talented, entertaining Fijians as they perform their favourite traditional songs and dances.

Get active. If you two love birds are looking to get moving whilst on your blissful vacation then why not hire a couple of bikes and go and explore the island. There are a number of trails with great scenery for you two to experience and the terrain is just as mesmerising as the crystal blue waters.

Discover waterfalls pouring into cool crisp swimming holes as you marvel at the beauty of the surrounding native plants and wildlife. Fiji’s forests are home to a wide array of unique birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects and other invertebrates. Why not get up early one morning and watch the sunrise as you pedal around the enchanting island.

Unwind and revive. If you and your new husband want to unwind and revive yourselves after all your wedding stress then a traditional Fijian massage is the perfect way to relax. Vonu Spa is a romantic retreat nestled along Turtle Island’s Blue Lagoon. Scents of lavender, rosemary and lemongrass, the pleasures of candlelight, and the warm breezes of the South Pacific pervade this hidden jewel. With a luxurious range of massages to choose from, you and your partner are bound to find one to help you de-stress and maintain the honeymoon glow.

All images via Turtle Island

Ms Chinoiserie Says: Crystal waters and powdery sand, a champagne beach picnic followed by a romantic dinner under the stars – once in a life time memories to treasure!