Top 7 Honeymoon Destinations
After you’ve tied the knot, it’s always nice to treat yourselves to an idyllic honeymoon you’ll treasure for years to come. Indulge in tantalisingly tasty foreign cuisine or simply kick back on a serene beach and watch the tide come in. Here are our top 7 honeymoon destinations guaranteed to make your trip one to remember.
Bora Bora – French Polynesia
With its crystalline waters and year-round sunshine, Bora Bora should be high on any honeymooners' list. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach or hike up Mount Otemanu, a rugged peak towering over the rest of the island, you’ll find Bora Bora’s attractions diverse and picturesque in every sense. Enjoy cocktails in a plush hotel or take advantage of Bora Bora's status as an internationally renowned diving destination and see what the coastal biosphere has to offer.
Bali – Indonesia
Nicknamed the “Island of the Gods”, Bali, to many, defines paradise. From sun-kissed white beaches to stretching safari parks, the island draws in honeymooners of all types. Unwind in five-star resorts, discover dramatic volcanoes or visit one of the island's spiritual temples. Make sure to sample Bali's world-class food scene, too, with delicious, meat-orientated dishes like lawar and betutu helping to put the island on the culinary world map.
Paris – France
Paris – the original home of classic romance. Share a moment at the top of the Eiffel Tower, sip French wine at riverside bars or wander through cobblestoned streets. The city is the perfect honeymoon destination for history buffs, foodies and fashion lovers alike – or just all-out romantics. With its charming-yet-cosmopolitan vibe, you’ll find ample opportunities for romance regardless of whether you’re nestled in a cosy café or tucking into a three-course meal in one of the French capital’s more lavish restaurants.
Santorini – Greece
Renowned for gorgeous sunsets comprising shade of oranges, reds and yellows, as well as its pristine whitewashed villas, Santorini serves up an indulgent slice of Greek paradise. Soak up the Mediterranean sun, or learn about Greece's ancient history at Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement partially destroyed by a volcano around 1627 BC. No matter how you spend your days here, the magic of Santorini will steal your heart.
Florida Keys – USA
With a myriad of mangrove and sandbar islands to choose from, you'll easily be able to find your own corner of bliss in the Florida Keys. Honeymooners flock here for sparkling shores, larger-than-life American cuisine and a fascinating array of nature. The beauty of the Florida Keys previously attracted cultural figures such as Ernest Hemingway, while today it serves as the ideal place for honeymooners to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Dubrovnik – Croatia
Dubrovnik is a quaint medieval city and – conveniently – makes for a newlyweds’ getaway that won’t break the bank. With its old stone walls and views over the azure Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik's beauty is unquestionable. Dine on local seafood and drink fruity white wine while basking in the sun, or take a dip amongst the glistening waters enclosing the city. Alternatively, if you like things fantasy, try Dubrovnik’s renowned Game of Thrones tours and wander in Westeros awhile.
Galapagos Islands – Ecuador
For more adventurous, nature enthusiast newlyweds, the Galapagos Islands are a fantastic honeymoon destination. Their unparalleled biodiversity offers honeymooners the chance to see plants and animals that can't be found anywhere else in the world, while the coasts surrounding the islands are recognised as one of the Seven Wonders of the Underwater World. All in all, a honeymoon in the Galapagos Islands makes for a scenic getaway like no other.