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First Published: Fri, Jul 03 2009. 10 05 PM IST

Marital bliss: Honeymooning at the Mandarin Oriental in Prague.
Marital bliss: Honeymooning at the Mandarin Oriental in Prague.
Updated: Fri, Jul 03 2009. 10 05 PM IST
If the summer wedding season is upon us, can special honeymoon offers be far behind? We pick the best deals:
• &Beyond (formerly CCAfrica) combines adventure by day with romance by night in its safari packages in Africa and India. Besides game drives and wildlife-sightings, expect private dinners under starlit skies, intimate bush picnics, chilled champagne and bubble baths. For details and prices, contact &Beyond on 0027-11-8094300 or visit www.andbeyond.com
• The Roses Romance Honeymoon package from The Excelsior, Hong Kong, includes one night’s accommodation in a room with a full view of the Victoria harbour, complimentary breakfast, canapés and evening cocktail at the Executive Lounge, a welcome bottle of champagne, chocolates and a bouquet of roses, a 90-minute Excelsior Wellness Centre signature Rose Indulgence treatment for two, a special his-and-her spa gift, 15% discount at all of The Excelsior’s restaurants and bars, including room service, and a special price of HK$899 (around Rs5,600) to upgrade to a deluxe suite and a HK$6,000 supplement to upgrade to the Presidential Suite, including HK$1,000 dining credit at the top-floor restaurant, Talk of The Town. The package requires a minimum two nights stay and is available from 1 June until 31 December.
Price: HK$2,990 for two. Reservations can be made through the hotel’s reservation hotline on 00852-28376840, or by sending an email to exhkg-reservations@mohg.com
Marital bliss: Honeymooning at the Mandarin Oriental in Prague.
• In Prague, often billed as one of the most romantic cities of the world, the Mandarin Oriental is offering a package for couples till 27 December, which includes round-trip airport transfers in a Mercedes S-class limousine, a bottle of chilled champagne on arrival, luxury accommodation in a room or suite, daily English breakfast for two, the choice of a holistic half-day ritual for two in a couples’ suite in the hotel’s award-winning spa or a private romantic boat trip complete with luxury picnic basket, one candle-lit, three-course dinner with flowers and the signature “Perfect Kiss Guide” to Prague’s most romantic spots.
The package requires a minimum two-night stay. Rates start at €658 (around Rs45,000) per room per night based on double occupancy, including service charge and excluding VAT. The package can be booked via www.mandarinoriental.com or by calling 0420-233-088888.
• If big cities are not your style, fly to Mauritius, where the Le Meridien resort, in the sheltered bay of Pointe-aux-Piments on the north-west coast of the island, has a four-night/five-day VFM package. It includes special return airfare on Air Mauritius with approximate taxes, four nights stay in a deluxe sea-view room, three days of sightseeing, four breakfasts and dinners, return airport transfers and hotel taxes. Complimentary add-ons include spa services, a bottle of wine, free water sport activities and cocktails (only on Tuesdays). Price: Rs45,500 per person. Contact Mayank Narang, STIC Travel Group, at mayank.narang@sticgroup.com or call him at 0124-4595300, extension 355.
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