Brides Today June-July 2017 - Page 122

escape The the promise of bhutan lovers by the sea If a private island is your thing, ayada Maldives is the go-to destination this summer. a luxury resort, it is set in the relatively unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu atoll in the south of the country. Pleasure alerts? Private pools, thatched-roof water-villas that offer absolute privacy, and a spa fitted with a turkish hammam and private treatment villas. escape buzz A culinary date by the ocean, plus a host of romantic retreats from Asia, give a fresh take on summer romance and intimate vacations. chic in the city Our current stay-cation love: Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru. The spacious suites feature modern furnishings and sweeping views of the low-rise cityscape. Visit their signature restaurant, Shang Palace, for authentic Cantonese and Schezwan specialties, or Hype, their sky-high bar for cocktails. 122 There ’ s something ethereal about the ancient kingdom of Bhutan. Home to glacial river valleys and evergreen forests, Bhutan beckons honeymooners with its Buddhist aura complete with monasteries and dzongs. If nautural surroundings such as forests and orchards coupled with rustic living inspire you, the five lodges of Amankora - Bumthang, Bhutan, are apt. Secluded spaces in and around every lodge are ideal for romantic dinners. Opt for spa treatments derived from traditional plant-based therapies, especially their signature oil therapy.