After the build-up and excitement of the wedding, the honeymoon is the perfect time to unwind and relax after a hectic few months but it is also the start of a your new life together. So we asked Laura from Not Just Travel, to put together a list of the Top 10 honeymoon destinations and why you should consider them for your honeymoon.
South America has been overlooked in the past but is fast becoming a holiday and honeymoon destination of choice. It is possible to combine trendy hangouts with amazing natural scenery. In Brazil you can visit the Bahia coast, which are where the best beaches in Brazil are located, visit Rio de Janeiro or trek in the rainforest. Argentina offers the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, the wine regions, Iguazu falls and Patagonia but whichever you chose, South America offers adventures around every corner.
Rio De Janeiro
The white sandy beaches of the Seychelles is normally the first thing you think of when Honeymoon destinations come to mind. Perfect for relaxing and completely chilling out, or trying your hand at Scuba Diving, the Seychelles is the ultimate relaxing honeymoon destination. Here you can expect high standards and amazing scenery – and for those on a big budget, there are private islands such as Denis private island you can stay on.
There really is something for everyone here. From a city break in New York, the thrill of the gambling tables and big shows in Las Vegas to relaxing beach holidays in Hawaii or camping in the many Parks and Lakes. In Florida it is possible to combine the relaxation of the beaches with the thrills of the many theme parks. You can also go on a road trip in California along the coast road from San Fransisco to Los Angeles, or along the famous Route 66.
Again there are plenty of choices in this romantic country. Go on a city break to Rome, Florence or Venice or a more relaxing break in Lake Garda, the Amalfi Coast or the Island of Capri. Italy really is the place to fall in love, all over again.
Another country with a relatively short travel time but with so much choice is Greece. From the beautiful Santorini to the choice of different islands, Greece has something for every couple.
The Maldives, with its 26 atolls and over 1000 small islands in the Indian Ocean is many people’s idea of paradise, making it a popular destination for honeymoons – and is the place to soak up the sun, sip a cocktail – or two – and start your married life in paradise.
The Caribbean is a great choice for winter honeymoons with year round sunshine. With a choice of countries and islands, the Caribbean has an amazing choice of all inclusive resorts with special treatment and upgrades available for newleyweds.
Can combine the capital city of Bangkok for a 3/4 night stay and soak up the Thai culture before heading over to one of Thailand’s stunning resorts and beaches such as Koh Samui or Phuket.
There are so many possibilities in this diverse continent. Consider a 2 centre stay combining a safari in Tanzania with a beach resort in Zanzibar, or a safari and beach stay in Kenya. Or you can experience the winelands, Kruger National Park or the Cape Whale Coast of South Africa – the possibilities are endless.
And last, but definitely not least, it’s often easy to forget about our own country when planning a honeymoon but there are many areas with spectacular scenery here at home – and when the sun is shining, there really is no place like home.
Destinations include the Lake District, Scotland including the Orkney islands and the hidden gem of West/South Wales, which has the stunning beaches of Cornwall but without the crowds and cars.
Llangrannog, West Wales
It’s never been easier to book an holiday and with so many internet companies offering great deals, it is often tempting to book with them to get a good deal. However, your honeymoon is not the time or place to risk this and we strongly recommend booking with a reputable Travel Agency, who are ABTA members, and offer the ABTA code of conduct!