Picture Perfect Honeymoon Destinations

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Wedding season is upon us, and whether you’re tying the knot this year, or in 2020, a honeymoon is sure to be on your mind. But choosing a honeymoon destination from the endless options now available can be pretty stressful. It should be the trip of a lifetime, so you’ll want to pick the perfect destination to make magical new memories with your other half.

Many people go away shortly after the wedding to relax after a stressful build up, however, more and more people are opting for a delayed holiday to extend that honeymoon period. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, an adventure trip away, or a chance to explore all those famous sites and landmarks, we have the perfect luxury honeymoon list for your perusal.

1. Bahamas

Chances are you’ve never seen anything like this pink-sand paradise. Rich with exclusive, glamorous resorts, extravagant super yachts and miles of untouched natural beauty, a holiday to the Bahamas is truly like no other.    You’ll be spoilt for choice with more than 700 islands and no such thing as a crowded Bahamian beach. Each island has its own individual personality, making a unique experience wherever you choose. Why not plunge into the depths to investigate the mysterious shipwrecks below? Or lose yourself in a book whilst sipping cocktails on the beach? Or why not pamper yourself with some retail therapy and hit the upmarket boutiques? Whatever you choose, there’s more than enough glamour here to put you in luxury holiday heaven.

Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas, is an all inclusive, adults only hotel, which has its own private beach and outdoor tennis courts. It also features free WIFI, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within a 10-minute walk of Atlantis Resort. Guests can enjoy the outdoors on the terrace or have a drink at the bar. Staff are available 24/7 and can book tours and tickets. Rooms are air conditioned and have views of the pool, the harbour and the ocean. Lynden Pindling International Airport is a 35-minute drive away.



 

2. South Africa

Can’t decide what kind of honeymoon to take? Cape Town has it all. Glamorous beaches, the buzz of a big-city, wild landscapes, and easy access to wine country and some of the world’s best safaris. This is one of the world’s most wonderful honeymoon havens! Table Mountain National Park defines the city. The flat-topped mountain is the headliner, but there are many other equally gorgeous natural landscapes within the park’s extensive boundaries. Company’s Garden, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Green Point Urban Park, are also must-sees. Take full advantage of the abundant outdoor space and learn to surf, go hiking or mountain biking, tandem-paraglide off Lion’s Head, abseil off the top of Table Mountain. Just a few of the many activities on offer.

A chinstrap penguin on Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. Honeymoon

Credit: Kym Ellis

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is one of the chicest hotels in Cape Town. Set in the vibrant heart of the city, this 5-star luxury hotel and spa offers easy access to all the top restaurants, bars and attractions, and is the perfect choice if you’re looking for classic romance. The hotel has plenty to offer newlyweds, including luxurious rooms, first class food, and a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates and strawberries on arrival. They also provide a five-course set menu for two per stay in Planet Restaurant or at the Chef’s Table, and a 60-minute Swedish massage for two.

3. Greece

You could choose anywhere for a perfect honeymoon in Greece, but the most romantic has to be Santorini, with its pretty whitewashed towns, blue-domed churches and world-famous sunsets. Back in 1450 BC, a massive volcanic eruption caused the middle of Santorini to fall into the sea. It left a steep-edged crater known as a caldera peeping above the waves, which, today, is a spectacular sight from the island’s clifftops. If you don’t mind your sand in a darker shade of grey – a legacy of the island’s volcanic past – there are some great beaches in towns like Kamari and Perissa. Framed by jagged cliffs, Kamari’s dark sandy sweep has been given Blue Flag status. As for Perissa, the seven-kilometre stretch is the perfect place to try out some water sports.

Clinging to a steep hillside at the peaceful village of Imerovigli, Honey Moon Petra Villas is a 5 star, family owned hotel complex that combines discrete luxury and authenticity. Allowing you to experience the wonder of Santorini. Guests can make the most of the sun on the terrace or enjoy a drink at the bar. The hotel also has a luxury spa and wellness centre, featuring a Turkish steam bath. It also has a fitness centre with a swimming pool.

4. Thailand

You’ll find contrasting experiences in Thailand. From the vibrant bustling city of Bangkok with its temples, floating markets and colourful nightlife; to the stunning beaches of Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi and Pattaya. Plus, look out for Thailand’s hidden gems and discover beautiful unspoilt areas off the beaten track.  One of the most idyllic island destinations, Koh Samui is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in the world. Your Koh Samui honeymoon will be packed full of romance as you soak up the island vibes and escape from the world. Many of the hotels and resorts in Koh Samui are set in secluded bays, providing the perfect base for your dream honeymoon.

Blue canoe on waters of Koh Samui, Thailand. Honeymoon

Credit: Kit Suman

The 5-star Tongsai Bay is located on Koh Samui, and has an infinity pool, ocean views and free WiFi. The property treats guests to a range of deluxe facilities, including outdoor tennis courts, a limousine service and Prana Spa. Guests can enjoy a satisfying breakfast daily at Chef Chom’s Restaurant, plus dinner at Po Lad Beach Bistro & Bar after a day of sightseeing. There is also an outdoor bar, which offers a view of the beach.

5. Hawaii

The island’s clear waters, tropical sunsets and lush greenery make Hawaii a no-brainer for a romantic getaway. Each of Hawaii’s islands has its own distinct character. Cosmopolitan Oahu offers everything from luxury boutiques to volcano treks. The breath-taking Valley Isle of Maui boasts over 80 beaches. While Kauai, the wild and waterfall-dotted Garden Isle, will leave you positively spoilt for choice when it comes to picking picturesque locations for where to spend your time together.

Coloured surfboards in front of house in Maui, Hawaii. Honeymoon

Credit: Abigail Lynn

Montage Kapalua Bay is set on Maui and provides 4-star facilities as well as free WiFi. It also features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. There are a wide variety of adventurous activities, such as hiking and snorkelling, and it also has its very own spa and wellness centre, Spa Montage Kapalua Bay. Guests can experience seafood cuisine at Cane & Canoe, or try local meals at The Hideaway. When the world is your oyster, it can be difficult to make a decision from the many beautiful honeymoon destinations on offer.

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