An Italian Escape: Honeymooning at the romantic Laguna Park Hotel in beautiful Bibione Pineda
Getting married is said to be one of the most stressful events of your life as well as the most romantic, and weeks of frantic planning can leave you feeling exhausted come the big day. While your wedding is sure to be every bit as magical as you’d hoped, and all the worrying deemed worth it in hindsight, for most, it’s a huge relief to know that you have a romantic honeymoon to look forward to – allowing you to truly enjoy your very first taste of married life once you’ve both said “I do”.
Of course, choosing your honeymoon destination can be another of life’s great dilemmas – but few can be as appealing for newly-weds as enchanting Italy. From Venice and Florence, to the captivating Amalfi coast, there are countless options for those wanting to soak up the unrivalled atmosphere of this captivating country. But if you’d prefer to escape the thrum of the well-known and often over-saturated tourist haunts, Bibione Pineda should be firmly on your radar.
One of the country’s most exciting hidden gems, Bibione Pineda is a small Veneto tourist resort that overlooks the Adriaticsea, and is located midway between romantic Venice and mittel-European Trieste. A true natural paradise that is frequented by holidaying Italians, it exudes breath-taking beauty in every direction you look. Rich with lush, green vegetation and surrounded by water – from sea to lagoon and river – Bibione Pineda boasts an extensive stretch of unspoilt sandy beach, and has been a favourite with natives since the 50s.
The Laguna Park Hotel is one of the island’s best kept secrets – but equally, it’s one you’ll want to tell all your engaged friends about the moment you arrive. Well, perhaps not during your honeymoon– but certainly the minute you get back home. Set in a privileged sea-front location, it provides an oasis of calm for its guests – which is just what a frazzled bride and groom need once all of the excitement of the big day is behind them.
Located close to the marina and city centre, Laguna Park is ideally located for those wanting to explore all that Bibione has to offer, and is the latest incarnation of glamorous 60s hideout, the Park Hotel. Once a popular haunt for some of the most famous guests of the international jet scene, the newly re-opened hotel has maintained its appealing elegance, with inspiration from nature influencing every aspect of its design. From its spacious lobby and lounge areas to the chic piano bar, the outside is reflected inside throughout the entire hotel.
But it’s a touch of romance that makes this a truly special place to honeymoon, with a luxurious spa ensuring that couples really have the chance to unwind during their stay – from Turkish baths and a sauna, to terrace jacuzzis boasting stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
The hotel’s honeymoon package steps things up a gear for those wanting true relaxation, and the special three night stay includes one of its stunning suites with half board, a spa kit, and a ‘romantic welcome’ in your room. What exactly is this romantic welcome? Well, that would be telling – and it’s all part of the surprise.
The romance doesn’t end there, with newly-weds being treated to a special candle-lit dinner at the hotel’s on-site a la carte restaurant during their stay, and a restorative couples’ massage, as well as daily entry into the vast panoramic spa so that you can enjoy it at your own leisure.
Outside of the hotel, the luxury continues, with free entry to the infamous Bibione Thermae Spa, along with a private moonlit boat trip which takes you to the stunning lagoon of Bibione and Caorle, and a further jaunt inland to the romantic town of Porto Gruaro.
But a honeymoon to Italy wouldn’t be complete without a visit to enchanting Venice – often dubbed the city of love, and not without good reason. And the Laguna Park Hotel has really pulled out all the stops to make sure that its guests have an unforgettable experience. Taking you on a short hop to this incredible destination as part of the honeymoon package, couples are given the chance to meander down the canals in an iconic Venetian gondola, and soak up the atmosphere and the history of this captivating and world famous place, with a multilingual tour guide and a bus or water taxi on hand to ensure that your trip runs without a hitch.
And what then? More time to relax back in your Italian paradise, of course – and from the picturesque beach and breath-taking views to the sumptuous surroundings and comfort of the Laguna Park Hotel, we guarantee that no time spent here will ever be enough. It’s just as well that it’s not just for newly-weds, as this hidden gem may well become your ‘happy place’ long into the future.
Address: Via della Laguna, 97, 30020 Bibione VE, Italy | +39 0431 430144
Province: Province of Venice