Couples adopt a divided attitude on anniversaries—some look forward to celebrating it, while others treat it as an afterthought. How do you make anniversaries worth anticipating? Why not start a lifelong tradition that both of you can enjoy? It could be the secret to making your marriage last.
Take a leaf from top model Cara G. Mcilroy and her husband, fashion photographer Jesper Mcilroy, who mark the special occasion by travelling. After all, what could be more exciting then exploring new terrains and cultures with your other half, away from the realities of daily life?
The golden couple recently celebrated their 13th anniversary (and a babymoon!) at The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui—and you can bet it was picture-perfect. The spectacular coastline set a stunning backdrop for the Mcilroys as they discovered southern Thailand beyond the sea and white sand, from trying their hand at preparing the country’s flavourful cuisine, to enjoying the traditional fire dance by local performers.
The romantic itinerary is part of The Ritz-Carlton’s unique moments and experiences, curated by the team of Ladies and Gentlemen across the globe so guests can enjoy an authentic and personalised stay at every destination.
From little details like in-room amenities to cultural activities like traditional arts and crafts, it hopes to inspire globetrotters during their sojourns, so that every guest can return home with experiences that will last beyond souvenirs, and couples can forge new memories with every milestone.
At The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, guests are treated with the traditional Dance of Thanks to the Sea, performed to gamelan music at the golden hour of sunset by the beach.
If you are captivated by the spellbinding performance, experience a traditional dance with your spouse and pick up the Mak Inang, a folk dance routine that will have both of you swaying to the beat. To add to the romance of Langkawi, write your wishes on a stone and place it in the hotel’s fountain, filled with the enchanted water of the mystical lake Dayang Bunting.
Indulge in the rich culture and heritage of Japan at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, which remains authentic to its location in its design and décor. An extensive contemporary art collection created by local artists can be found in the hotel—art enthusiasts can request for a tour—while in every room, gold-flecked Kyoto Shanbon-ya handmade soaps nod towards the opulent history of the city. Get hands-on with your partner by signing up for local craft session like origami, soap-making, or even try your hand at playing the koto, a 13-stringed Japanese instrument.
Wherever you and your loved one choose to go, the Ladies and Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton help to create experiences and unforgettable memories that will last forever. Discover more at ritzcarlton.com.