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Maxxbrides. Ayodya Palace Bali is a romantic holiday heaven and an unforgettable destination to start your new life together amidst the luxurious splendour of this tropical paradise.


Ayodya Palace, at Ayodya Resort Bali, promises secluded luxury for honeymooners, allowing them to explore the ancient myths of love inspired by the endless love of King Rama and Queen Shinta. This palatial resort with its majestic surroundings will wrap your time in a world of privacy where sun-drenched days drift into endless evenings of romance. Four special Honeymoon Rooms named after fragrant Balinese flowers, symbolic of beauty, loyalty, love and devotion feature open-plan bedrooms and living quarters, romantic king-sized four-poster canopied beds, his and hers dressing tables, plush double “love” daybeds on the terrace, bathtubs for two with dual headrests and dual vanities. The Honeymoon Rooms range from a spacious 56 square metres to a grand 79 square metres. Endless Love. Living in the hustle and bustle of a major metropolis, every once in while we all need to take a break and get away from it all.

Endless Love

Melani Semuel enjoys a romantic getaway at InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza, celebrating an endless love. Photos courtesy of InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza Our hectic schedules were driving us insane. It seemed like our jobs were taking up most of our lives and we had less and less time to spend together. Maxxbrides. How will you spend your honeymoon?


In a super-luxury penthouse with a private butler lurking over your shoulder 24 hours a day? On some secluded island in the middle of the ocean with no phone or TV? Island of Dreams. Once upon a time there was a dream island surrounded by pristine azure waters alive with an abundance of stunning marine life.

Island of Dreams

The dream island is Hotel Vila Ombak. This beach hotel has a dome-like granary with a warm ambience that is reflected in the modern touches of marble and natural stones. Out of Water Experience. Ever bumped into someone suddenly mesmerized by tourism billboards of Tahiti or the Maldives plastered across the walls of the subway station or bus shelter?

Out of Water Experience

It’s usually the sight of spacious villas, perched above tranquil, turquoise waters that capture our attention; that luxurious connection between Mother Nature, man and minibar that leaves the rat race so far away. Text and photos by Nicholas Walton Those stunning overwater bungalows have their origins in French Polynesia, a place so tropical, so remote and so exotic, just saying its name in winter brings out the faint odour of coconut tanning oil. For Californians Don “Muk” McCullum, Jay Carlisle and the late Hugh Kelley, Tahiti’s white sandy beaches and untouched turquoise lagoons were a siren’s call that couldn’t be resisted. Inspired by James Michener’s novel “South Pacific,” the trio set out for the islands in 1960, to grow vanilla by day and dally with the local ladies by night.

And what’s next? Box Out Details. Yogya, I'm In Love. We all need the occasional spark to reignite the passion in our relationship, and what better way to fan the flames of love than a romantic escape to some impossibly luxurious destination.

Yogya, I'm In Love

So book your romantic getaway to Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta and take off on an unforgettable journey of love. Text by Melani Semuel | Photos courtesy of Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta and Yano Sumampow If I had to choose just one city in Indonesia for a romantic getaway, it would be Yogyakarta. Often called the “City of Art and Culture,” Yogyakarta is home to a stunning wealth of cultural and artistic treasures. There are magnificent temples, the ruins of palaces and monasteries, cultural events, art galleries, traditional performing arts and so much more. We only wanted the best for this once-in-a-lifetime getaway, so we made a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta.

After checking in, we are escorted to our suite at the Regency Club, Hyatt’s unique “hotel within a hotel.” Constant Seduction. In one of the world’s most alluring destinations, two homegrown resorts are offering new levels of luxury and seduction to honeymooners and the amour-inclined.

Constant Seduction

The Maldives is boring. There is nothing to do. These are the common claims I’ve heard from people who have travelled to the stunningly beautiful archipelago in the heart of the Indian Ocean. And in some ways they’re right; the Maldives is not for everyone. But when it comes to looking for a place to kindle, or re-kindle, the flames with someone special, there isn’t anywhere quite like it, and the two Constance Hotels Experience resorts, Halaveli and Moofushi, each play their part in helping get the fire started. The two lavish all-villa Constance resorts in the Maldives are unique yet equally elegant, and are best combined to create the ultimate Maldivian encounter.

You feel love in the air as soon as you touch down at Constance Halaveli. Wellness plays an important role at all Constance resorts and Halaveli is no exception. Romantic Retreat. Celebrate your love at The Menjangan, Bali’s most romantic retreat, where serene nature and blissful peace create an unforgettable escape.

Romantic Retreat

For honeymoon memories that will last a lifetime, there is no better destination than The Menjangan. Exotic Honeymoon. The Soul of Klui. Endless Love. Love Around the World. Travel is the ideal way to stoke the fires of amour.

Love Around the World

Discover new and exciting locales, try authentic local cuisine and check into romantic boutique hotels in Maxx-M’s top eight romantic cities of the world. Text by Nicholas Walton Paris Ah, the City of Light and easily the world’s most favourite city for honeymooners and couples looking to snuggle up with some culture, fine wine and beautiful vistas.

Paris has been a favourite city for lovers for generations, with its world-famous landmarks, quaint backstreet restaurants and sprawling parks, and with the gently meandering Seine cutting through it all. Check in at the indulgent Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome. Barcelona One of Europe’s most exciting and foot-friendly cities, Barcelona in the summer is an awesome destination for culture lovers, designophiles and foodies. New York New York is a city where many love affairs – especially those on the big screen – are forged, and for good reason. St. Love In Paradise. Your honeymoon tells the world – and maybe you – who you are, and there’s no better place to make a statement of love than Melia Bali.

Love In Paradise

Bali the love paradise is waiting to welcome you as a new couple. It’s time for you to disappear completely and relax as a couple, and no one does chic and romantic better than Bali. And if you want understated exotic luxury, Melia Bali is the perfect place to start. The amazingly beautiful landscape of Melia Bali creates a special romantic atmosphere, with the white sands of Nusa Dua Beach facing a tranquil, reef-fringed lagoon that extends as far as the eye can see, and a choice of world-class restaurants to complete your love story. Melia Bali is the first hotel in Asia to be awarded EarthCheck platinum certification for its commitment to sustainability. Romance by the Sea. Located on the dramatic southwest coast of Bali, surrounded by emerald rice fields, with a majestic view of the sacred Tanah Lot Temple, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort offers a true taste of Bali and the ideal setting to experience Romance by the Sea.

Text by Melani Semuel | Photos courtesy of Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. The Valley of the Gods. It’s been said many times and in many ways that a trip to Bali is incomplete without a visit to Ubud, the spiritual and cultural epicentre of the island. But only after a stay at the Royal Pita Maha did we fully understand why this is so true.