Perhaps you’ve got a special birthday or anniversary coming up and you fancy splashing the cash on a luxurious holiday. So where do you go? Here are two very special destinations you might like to consider…

Maldives:

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Dreaming of tropical paradise? The Maldives is the most wonderful place to relax and let your hair down. Made up of over 1,000 islands, this heaven on earth is bursting with powder white beaches, deep blue lagoons and dazzling coral reefs. Travelling to your hotel by either seaplane or speed boat is just another element of the excitement you can expect when booking a holiday in the Maldives. As an unbelievably romantic location, it is the perfect destination for couples looking to escape the reality of everyday life and enjoy any kind of special celebration. For unrivalled luxury, there are a bundle of stunning boutique hotels with everything you could possibly wish for. From your own personal butler and chef, to a vast array of restaurants and bars to choose from, the beauty of the Maldives and everything it has to offer is sure to mesmerise you. Most hotels stand on once uninhabited islands, each with just one resort. The water activities are endless and somewhat mind blowing, with the only crowds here being the shoals of exotic fish-over 700 species- prepare for an unforgettable adventure in the perfect setting. If you fancy wandering out into the water to rest in your very own over-water bungalow, again there are a wide variety to find your perfect accommodation. Sheer bliss!

Russia:

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Russia and its neighbouring countries are surrounded in mystery and fascinating history. Could you think of a better way to discover these destinations than by staying in beautifully luxurious hotels with private excursions, or travelling on private trains or even cruise vessels?

If you’re looking for an extraordinary, change from your run of the mill annual holiday, Russia could well be what you’ve been waiting for.

You could take a trip on the Trans Siberian Express, take the well-travelled route from Moscow to Vladivostok and discover why this is sure to entice your sense of adventure. You could embark on a different kind of life changing journey by going from Russia to Mongolia, by travelling through changing landscapes and cities of Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, each and every place offering something distinct and unique. An unmissable sight, Lake Baikal is a natural masterpiece and something everyone must experience, you can also get a taste for traditional, local specialities as well as swimming in Russia’s crystal clear waters. Likewise a Russia river cruise will take your breath away. Move onto Mongolia to compare and contrast the luxury and maybe try a one night stay in a Mongolian Ger before coming back to you very own private train compartment!

Experiencing Moscow and St Petersburg at their finest is vital during your luxury holiday in Russia, plenty of time needs to be spent to truly enjoy Moscow and explore the historic and beautiful Red Square. There is also the fantastic option of taking a trip around the city by a private bus tour, giving you the opportunity to stop off round the finest sights with a personal guide to tell you everything you ever wanted to know.

Both of these options offer you a once in a lifetime, unforgettable trip which will stay with you forever. The only question is, what is best for you? Happy holidays!

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This is a guest post from Daffyd at Luxury Honeymoon Destinations.