Your honeymoon will be the most significant holiday you will ever take, as it marks the start of your married life together.
One of the most exciting tasks of wedding planning is deciding where to take your all-important honeymoon. With so many wonderful destinations to choose from, it may not be as easy as you think!
To give you some inspiration, we have chosen our top 5 honeymoon destinations around the globe.
Bali is one of a thousand islands in the Indonesian archipelago, located in the Java Sea. Known for its beautiful beaches and breath-taking scenery, Bali is the perfect honeymoon destination if you are looking for something relaxing and exotic. The island of Bali has much to offer; it is rich in culture and natural beauty, making it the ideal location for honeymooners.
The tropical islands of the Caribbean will be able to cater to every couple, whatever their honeymoon preference. Set in the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the islands that run from North to South America boast some of the most amazing beaches in the world. The Caribbean offers everything you could ever desire for a honeymoon. As if the miles of unspoilt beaches weren’t enough, the islands are great for exploring and getting close to nature, and watersports are abundant with snorkelling, shipwreck diving and sailing on offer.
Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas and St Maarten are lively islands, so if you are aiming for relaxing days on the beach with non-stop evening entertainment, these islands could be for you. If you are wanting a laidback romantic getaway, the quieter islands are Aruba, Anguilla and Bonaire. These are less touristy and move a to a slower pace than the other islands.
A safari in South Africa will certainly make a memorable honeymoon.
Discover Africa are effusive in their praise for the destination:
“South Africa is a wonderful destination for honeymoons and romantic holidays, especially for those who want to mix up the romance with outdoor pursuits such as game viewing and walking. If it’s bush luxury you are after, look no further than a lodge in a private reserve (for instance, Sabi Sands, Madikwe or Phinda), many of which have honeymoon suites and can arrange romantic gaslit dinners on a private terrace or deep in the bush.”
South Africa has much more to offer, with beautiful beaches, magnificent scenery and amazing wildlife. Honeymoon in the lakes and mountains such as Hermanus or the Drakensberg Mountains.
Set in the Indian Ocean, this exotic island is a true paradise. Mauritius has crystal white waters and pure white sandy beaches that seem to go on forever. This is the ultimate luxury honeymoon destination, where you can stay in an overwater bungalow or in an exclusive resort.
If you are thinking of honeymooning in Italy, you will have plenty of dreamy destinations to choose from. Italy is one of, if not the most romantic honeymoon destination in the world, with only a 2 to 3 hours flight time from the UK.
From the beautiful lakes and mountains of the north to the pristine beaches of the south, Italy will not disappoint. Highlights for a romantic Italian honeymoon are the relaxing and serene surroundings of Lake Como in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy. A favourite escape for the rich and famous, Lake Como is a great location, close to Milan, Bergamo, Verona and Venice, which are all easily assessable by train.
In Southern Italy along the Amalfi Coast, you will be spoilt for choice. Positano, Sorrento, Naples as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia could be the perfect romantic setting to your honeymoon.
Italy is great for honeymooners who want beautiful natural and historic surroundings, great food, fabulous beaches and cosy retreats. Italy really does seem to have everything; it could be the perfect honeymoon getaway for you!