Introducing St Petersburg Island
“Our honeymoon will shine our life long: its beams will only fade over your grave or mine.”
Although this quote from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is admittedly a bit morbid, we think she gets her point across quite well: Honeymoons are important. You only get one shot at the first holiday of your life with your newly wedded wife and the last thing you want is grim memories of that awful fortnight you spent in Marbella tainting the rest of your marriage. At least, we’re pretty sure that’s what Brontë had in mind.
Thankfully it seems that all that nonsense of travelling overseas for an exotic tropical breakaway is finally over, with St Petersburg Island being Dubai’s latest venture into islands-that-are-shaped-like-objects-we-find-familiar. Set to put Dubai at the top of the hit list for newlyweds all over the world, this exclusive heart-shaped locale is the first dedicated island honeymoon resort in the UAE, situated just 20 minutes from the mainland and offering its guests a plethora of romantic activities as the ultimate holiday destination.
Created as part of the Heart of Europe, a cluster of six islands situated on The World in Dubai, lucky guests at St Petersburg will be the able to experience the luxury of The Floating Seahorse – the world’s first underwater villa that offers a spectacular view of the surrounding coral garden and vibrant marine life. Those wanting to actually go and experience the sea will also be pleased to find snorkelling and diving activities on offer, with the less adventurous being able to enjoy the relaxation offered by the resort’s resident spa. Your honeymoon home video will end up looking something off of The Blue Planet. Minus Sir David Attenborough. Probably.
If this still doesn’t sound good enough for your bride-to-be (which we highly doubt considering her choice in future husband. Zing!), guests staying at St Petersburg Island will have access to multiple other outdoor climate controlled islands within the Heart of Europe, allowing honeymooners the opportunity to enjoy the idyllic resort even during the warmer summer months, when many couples choose to marry.
The island itself is home to a variety of first class facilities including an infinity pool, luscious lagoons, a smattering of tropical gardens, a poolside bar, and a high quality restaurant where you will be able to enjoy delicious cuisine freshly prepared by the resort’s Head Chef. Having taken inspiration from the Maldives, St Petersburg Resort will be surrounded by Floating Seahorses which will be connected to the island and its exclusive facilities via floating jetties. Access St Petersburg Island can be obtained via helicopter, seaplane or boat. Whichever your wife finds the most agreeable.
If you’re planning on getting married to your loved one anytime in the near future, then worry not because we’re sure bookings are opening soon. If you’re not planning on getting married to your loved one anytime soon, then delete this page from your internet history. Now.