The most popular honeymoon destinations
A honeymoon will most likely be the most important trip a couple will take in their lifetimes, so it is important to pick the right destination. Wendy Kilburn has worked in travel for nearly 30 years and specialised in selling honeymoons and weddings abroad for over 15 years. Here she shares her experiences and offers her opinion on some of the most popular honeymoon destinations.
Maldives islands will always feature high on any list of honeymoon destinations or luxury holidays. A group of picture perfect islands in the Indian Ocean it is simply paradise on Earth. This serene destination screams romance with crystal clear oceans, golden sandy beaches and a choice of luxurious villas.
The legendary island of Bora Bora, named by Captain Cook as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ is a dream destination for a beach lovers honeymoon. Luxury bungalows and villas sit above crystal clear waters making it one of the most idyllic places to take a honeymoon.
Mexico boasts stunning beaches surrounded by green vegetation, with a huge range of outdoor activities top-notch tourist services, luxury hotels and gorgeous cuisine which will please the most demanding newlyweds.
A land of history, warm seas & diverse landscape there is sure to be a Greek Island to suit everyone. Out of the hundreds of islands scattered around, the Cyclades are probably the most romantic and popular for a summer honeymoon.
Honeymoons come in all shapes and sizes and not every couple want a beach trip. If a city break is more your idea of a dream honeymoon, what better choice than the ‘City of love’. Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world with beauty around each corner, offering fine dining, culture and endless romance.
Another of the worlds’ most romantic cities, Venice is a top spot for city loving honeymooners. What could be more romantic than newlyweds sharing a gondola ride through the Venetian canals, whilst sipping wine, listening to an Italian serenade surrounded by breath taking architecture.
If adventure is more your idea of a once in a lifetime honeymoon, then a Kenyan safari ticks all the boxes. One of the most popular destinations for combining a safari with a beach holiday as Kenya not only offers excellent game-viewing but beautiful Zanzibar has a world class coastline with a selection of stunning, romantic, deserted beaches.
Another popular destination for a honeymoon with a bit of adventure is Thailand. From idyllic beach retreats to luxury safari lodges Thailand has it all. Bangkok is a vibrant non-stop city and islands such as Phuket and Koh Samui are picture postcard beach resorts. For a little adventure why not ride an elephant or visit a rain forest.
Honeymoons must be unique, restful, and romantic and most importantly the trip should be based on a couples’ joint personality. Kick off your marriage in style!