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Hideaways Fit For A Royal Honeymoon
Written by Shellwood Blake on 3rd May 2018

Hideaways Fit For A Royal Honeymoon

From Nordic fisherman’s cottages to tropical beach retreats, start the ultimate joint-adventure with an Off Grid Hideaways adventure!

With Royal Wedding bells sounding, all eyes are on Prince Harry as to where he’ll whisk Meghan Markle to on honeymoon. Off Grid Hideaways handpicked collection of stylish rental properties can only be found in the most remote corners of the earth – far from the madding crowd with only one another, and the great outdoors, for company…

These undiscovered getaways are the antidote to the run-of-the-mill fly and flop honeymoon – not an umbrella-adorned cocktail, swan towel sculpture or rose petal in sight!

Off Grid Hideaway’s Tangalle I and II Hideaways are two former fisherman’s houses that face the ocean across Mawella Beach, one of the prettiest and most pristine stretches of sand on Sri Lanka’s unspoilt south-eastern coast. These two retreats – both of which are perfect for couples – are on adjacent (but totally private) plots, nestled in the palm-dotted jungle with a deserted beach just beyond the garden gate. Arrive by seaplane; swim, surf and snorkel off Hiriketiya Beach; head off for a day’s whale watching; scale Mulkirigala to admire the carvings in its millennia-old cave temples; or track leopard and wild elephant in Yala and Udawalawe National Parks, before coming home to a full team of private staff, including your own chef and massage therapist.

For hardier types that aren’t afraid to channel their inner Viking(!), Off Grid Hideaway’s Vega Island Hideaway is the perfect romantic escape: a weather-beaten fisherman’s cottage set in the midst of the UNESCO-protected Vegaøyan. This is the land of hardy fisherfolk, farmers and hunter-gatherers – we’re talking Game Of Thrones – with mountains to climb, canoes to paddle and endless stretches of deserted coastline to hike. Or if you’d rather just hunker down in your hideaway – in front of the open fireplace – and watch nature’s dramatic play over the mountains and sea, we’re all for some Romantic Cocooning

Finally, if you’re looking for something hot to hit the spot, Off Grid Hideaways’ Alentejo riverbank refuge in Comporta, Portugal is the ultimate romantic bolthole for two. Against a spectacular backdrop of rice paddies, sand dunes and fishing wharves, this twinset of rustic wooden cabins – complete with private jetty – perfectly captures the rugged romance of life on Alentejo’s Sado Estuary. Kayak with bottlenose dolphins, cycle through rice paddies, canter through the surf on beautiful Lusitano horses or spend your days savouring the local food and wine, think seafood platters in top beach restaurant‚ Bar Dos Pescadores, delicious local cuisine at former rice-husking factory turned restaurant, Museu do Arroz and afternoons strolling through vineyards.

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