9 Great honeymoon destinations

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Now that you’re married, there’s a lot of pressure to find a honeymoon that lives up to all the hype. People often say that this is the most important holiday of your lives, so you want to make the right choice.

Here are the 9 great places for a honeymoon. These are based on the most popular places that newlyweds visit.

1. South America

South America Honeymoon Destination

South America is one of the top ten places to keep an eye on. Brazil and Argentina are becoming more popular as honeymoon destinations. They have some of the coolest places to hang out in the world and beautiful natural environments, from rainforests to deserts.

Trancoso, on the Bahia coast of Brazil, is a trendy place to spend your honeymoon, or you can go to Rio and party with the jet-set. When you’re in Argentina, you can get a lot for your money. For example, you can party in Buenos Aires or stand on top of a Patagonian glacier.

2. Greece

Greece Honeymoon Destination

In the last few years, Greece has seen a rebirth of sorts when it comes to stylish places to stay. Add to that how easy it is to get to and how beautiful the land and islands are, and you have a strong contender for a honeymoon spot.

With swanky boutique hideaways like Grace Santorini, the beautiful island of Santorini is at the top of many honeymooners’ wish lists.

Paxos is a lazy delight. The quirky Purple Apricot Hotel is one of the charming boutique hotels for adults only that can be booked through Simpson Travel.

3. Maldives

Maldives Honeymoon Destination

This group of islands in the Indian Ocean is like nowhere else on earth, which makes it a great place for a honeymoon. It has 26 coral atolls that are known for their powder-white beaches and clear waters. For honeymooners, the idea of being lost in paradise is appealing, but more than that, resorts are becoming more and more romantic and luxurious, with things like underwater clubs and 24-hour spas, which are two of the best things about the glamorous NIYAMA.

Huvafen Fushi is another Maldivian example of barefoot chic, but there’s a new thing about the Maldives that’s making it even more appealing to couples: the rise of all-inclusive resorts. Because the Maldives are so far away and have such high standards, all-inclusive resorts make it a very affordable honeymoon destination. Meeru Island Resort is an all-inclusive four-star hotel with three-star prices. See more Maldives honeymoons that cover everything.

The Maldives is a no-brainer for honeymooners who want to go somewhere different. Even though UK couples can’t get married here yet, a two-center honeymoon is popular. For example, you can get married in Sri Lanka and then spend your honeymoon in the Maldives. See our list of the best honeymoon hotels in the Maldives and other honeymoons in the Indian Ocean.

4. Caribbean

Caribbean Honeymoon Destination

The Caribbean is easy to get to and always has sun. It has great all-inclusive deals, unique boutique hotels, and special services for newlyweds. It’s a natural choice for a honeymoon in the winter, but it’s also a great deal in the spring and summer.

It’s hard to choose between the culturally rich streets of Cuba and the beautiful beaches of the Dominican Republic because there are so many options. St. Lucia or Jamaica are popular choices for honeymoons in the UK. Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands is an example of a one-time event that will break the bank. See this list of 13 lovely small hotels and resorts that are all boutique hotels.

There are many ways to spend a honeymoon in the Caribbean, such as going from island to island or going on a cruise. It’s also one of the easiest places for people from the UK to get married abroad.

5. Italy

Italy Honeymoon Destination

Italy is a great place to find love. Few people would disagree that a honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast, with towns and villages like Minori, Ravello, and Sorrento, would be a great idea.

Venice is still known as a romantic city with some of the best hotels in the world. Or, go somewhere off the beaten path, like Chianti or Le Marche, or take a self-guided walking tour around Lake Iseo. Other choices include the beautiful beaches with white sand in Sardinia and a trip to Rome, Florence, and Siena.

Italian Lakes are a good choice for a cheap summer honeymoon. They are easy to get to, each lake has its own style, and you can easily combine them with Venice.

6. Thailand

Thailand Honeymoon Destination

Thailand is still a popular destination for UK couples who want to go somewhere different. Its high service standards and relatively low long-haul prices make it a good choice.Find out where we think you should go on your honeymoon and where most people go. Now that you’re married, there’s a lot of pressure to find a honeymoon that lives up to all the hype. People often say that this is the most important holiday of your lives, so you want to make the right choice.

Most couples either combine a trip to Bangkok with a trip south to islands like Koh Samui or Phuket, or they head north to the culturally rich heartlands of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, where they can do everything from elephant treks to cooking schools.

You might also want to think about Cambodia and Vietnam, which are close by.

7. Seychelles

Seychelles Honeymoon Destination

When Prince William and Kate spent their honeymoon on North Island, the Seychelles got a big boost. No matter which island you go to, the standards are very high and the environment is clean.

There aren’t many all-inclusive resorts here, but you can find big names like Four Seasons Resort.

Beautiful private island resorts like Denis Private Island are great for honeymooners with a lot of money.

8. Mauritius

Mauritius Honeymoon Destination

Mauritius used to be known as a 5-star vacation spot with 3-star hotels. That has completely changed now that there are some great resort hotels that honeymooners love. The island in the Indian Ocean has a lot to offer.

It can be done at any time of year and is easy to combine with a safari in South Africa. Mauritius’s ecological side is also getting more and more attention. The beaches are great, but there are also mountains, forests, and tropical gardens to see.

9. Africa

Africa Honeymoon Destination

Africa has so many things to offer honeymooners that they can have a memorable, multifaceted honeymoon there. People often choose to go on a safari and then relax on the beach for a week.

A safari in Tanzania and a beach stay on the island of Zanzibar, where Arabia and Africa meet, are two great things to do together. Or you can stay in Kenya and go on safari and lay out on the beach.

Botswana is where you should go for the most luxurious camps and the most remote wilderness experiences. Few things can beat quietly paddling through the channels of the Okavango Delta in a mokoro canoe and seeing big game up close.

Another way for honeymooners to see South Africa is to visit Cape Town, the Wine Route, and a safari all at the same time. Or spend a week in Mauritius after a trip here. Northern Africa can’t be missed. Morocco and Egypt are both great places to go on a honeymoon.

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