By: Remi James
I have stayed at some of the most luxurious hotels around the world. But…I have to say I have never experienced a hotel quite like the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This extraordinary hotel has a futuristic, space-age look and is located on the Formula One Racetrack overlooking the Yas Marina where some of the most expensive yachts in the world are docked.
This is the perfect dual honeymoon destination. Why I hear you say? Well, you get to have the best of both worlds! Newlyweds can enjoy total relaxation one week and then the next week watch, in real life, fast and furious cars at the Grand Prix World Championship wiz by at 200 mph from the comfort of your balcony.
Each room and suite is elegantly designed and uniquely furnished with the most lavish amenities. A number of the rooms and luxury suites have balconies overlooking the racetrack.
Newlyweds will enjoy a host of sanctuary activities at the award-winning spa with an exhaustive menu of services for couples or individual attention in one of the nine treatment rooms, equipped with hammams, steam rooms, rain showers and color therapy rooms, giving each guest a tranquil retreat for pampering and relaxation.
There is an extraordinarily variety of entertainment and activities in and near the hotel, from sunbathing on the beach, Ferrari World, Yas Links Golf, Yas Waterworld, to a number of great night clubs or lounges. Or perhaps dine at one of the twelve venues showcasing cuisine from all corners of the globe, including Japanese Tappan or hand-made Italian pasta. This is the place that has something for everyone!
I thoroughly enjoyed a few days of the peace and tranquility before the start of the hectic Grand Prix weekend. It was quite interesting to watch the transformation once the Grand Prix starts; from a lovely, calm, relaxing atmosphere to the hotel being fully booked, the hotel kindly gave all the guests earplugs due to the almost deafening sound of the fast cars racing past.
We had access to the Pit Lane Walk on the practice day, which was absolutely amazing to be able to see the drivers up close. PRICELESS! And, as an added bonus, we were presented with several complimentary gifts including a cool Viceroy Baseball cap, designer wallet or purse, and luxury skincare, a really classy touch.
So if you and your partner both love watching the Grand Prix Races and want to do something totally different from the normal Honeymoon destinations, then this is your perfect choice. Set your hearts racing for a magical experience!
-How to travel to Abu Dhabi?
From London there are two airlines that travel non-stop: Etihad Airlines and British Airlines
-To book 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix hotel package with the Yas Viceroy Hotel: http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/abudhabi/activities/formula_1_race