One of the most exciting bits about planning your wedding is deciding where to go on your honeymoon. As your first adventure together as man and wife, it’s a journey that will create memories to last a lifetime. And whether you’re dedicated sun seekers or adrenaline junkies that can’t sit still, your dream destination is sure to be out there.
Here is our guide to some of the best:
The honeymoon destination of choice for thousands of couples every year, the Maldives offer pristine white sand beaches, luxurious accommodation, fine dining and – most importantly – total and utter seclusion. For added romance, choose a resort with villas built over the sea on stilts.
Ko Tao, Thailand
A classic honeymoon dilemma arises when one person wants to laze on the beach while the other wants to stay active. Solve the problem with a trip to Koh Tao in Thailand, where lazing on paradise beaches can be combined with some of the best – and cheapest – scuba diving in the world.
Want to rub shoulders with the rich and famous? St Lucia is the celebrity’s Caribbean island of choice, and here you can enjoy the very finest hotels and restaurants as you relax with a cocktail in hand toasting the start of your new life together.
Not the beach holiday types? How about a fun-packed trip to America’s glitziest city? You’ll find plenty of glamorous luxury hotels and resorts to choose from, and can fill your days and nights with fine dining, world-class entertainment and of course a little gambling to raise your adrenaline levels.
Is there anywhere more romantic than Paris? Newly-weds will find themselves instantly at home in the City of Love, where they can stay in opulent accommodation, enjoy gourmet cuisine and indulge in the ultimate Parisian fantasy with visits to the Eiffel Tower and boat rides along the Seine.
Second only to Paris in terms of romantic cities, Venice is a beautiful city for honeymooners with plenty of luxury hotels, famous art galleries and memorable gondolier rides through the atmospheric canals. You can also opt to stay at the Lido, and enjoy a beach and city break all in one.
A great budget alternative to Paris and Venice, Prague has an Eastern European charm that delivers romance in spades. Explore winding ancient streets, cosy up in smoky beer halls and tuck into dishes of hearty local cuisine.
A great honeymoon for the adventurous, why not splash out on a safari trip of a lifetime in Kenya? Stay in luxurious lodges and enjoy great food and wine before heading out with experienced guides in search of the famous Big Five.
A classic honeymoon destination, Hawaii is great for those who like the idea of sun, sea and sand but baulk at the idea of spending weeks on an island with nothing to do. Here you can learn to surf from the experts, or hit the shops and bars of Waikiki Beach in between working on your tan.
Like a little culture to go with your honeymoon? Mexico offers the best of both worlds. Here you can combine lazing on some of the world’s best beaches with visits to ancient monuments and a vibrant culture that’s brimming with incredible festivals, food and music.