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Find your perfect honeymoon destination

Clive Wedderburn August 26, 2016

Double room at Pool and Garden residence

For the ultimate romantic escape to celebrate your love together after your wedding day, discover seven magical experiences for your honeymoon.

1) 

Where: Hawaii

Why: A legendary destination for lovers to celebrate their life as newlyweds, imagine yourselves surrounded by the turquoise blue of the sky and sea as warm as bath water, plus black, red, white, green and gold sand and coral beaches. Experience marine and wildlife like no other place on earth amid paradise landscapes that are perfect for island-hopping. Discover a hospitable island culture that welcomes you both with a traditional aloha as you begin married life together.

Combine with: Los Angeles to create your perfect rom-com movie, exploring legendary neighbourhoods including Beverley Hills, Venice Beach and Santa Monica. Drive Sunset Boulevard to the Pacific Ocean or hang out with the stars on Rodeo Drive.

2) 

Where: Bali

Why: Bali is the perfect romantic getaway, combining unforgettable sunsets and green rainforests with photogenic paddy fields. When you discover some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, plus a vibrant and bohemian island culture, all your essential honeymoon elements are covered. Spiritually, Bali will provides both harmony and honeymoon bliss and has a plethora of tranquil hideaways including the Pavilions, a boutique hotel of private villas tucked away in a walled secret-garden, contrasting beautifully with the restaurants and bars of nearby Sanur.

Combine with: Singapore for a romantic date at Raffles Hotel to share an iconic Singapore Sling cocktail. Then head out to Little India and Chinatown for stunning cuisine and culture before retreating to Clarke Quay for nightlife and views of the city.

3) 

Where: Thailand

Why: With its colourful riverboat markets, fascinating cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes, Thailand was made for romance. From sun-drenched tropical beaches to ultra-fascinating cities, and sublime culinary experiences, there are many good reasons to visit Thailand. Plus, with so many beautiful resorts to choose from, it’s easy to say “yes” to them all. Stay at the Sarojin in Khao Lak, an adults-only luxury resort with stylish guest suites, luxury spa treatments and plenty of snorkelling in the breathtaking Marine National Park Phang Nga Bay. 

Combine with: Dubai for a dazzling city contrast to your Far East exploits. Explore the beach, enjoy high tea at the Burj Khalifa before heading to Aquaventure Atlantis the Palm for giggles together on thrilling water slides and zip-lines.

4) 

Where: South Africa – Kruger National Park and Cape Town

Why: Start your African adventure together with an amazing city break in beautiful Cape Town, recently voted ‘best city in the world’, and challenge yourselves with a hike up Table Mountain to sample its breathtaking views or take a short drive to the Winelands of South Africa for cellar door experiences. When you leave the Cape Town, see the Big 5 on safari in the Kruger National Park, best experienced with a partner to share those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Combine with: Maldives for gorgeous island dots of pure indulgence in stunning beach or overwater villas, enjoying luxury spa treatments and snorkelling adventures.

5) 

Where: Maldives

Why: Honeymoons go hand in hand with the Maldives and these gorgeous white sand islands have raised the bar when it comes to romantic locations with its picture-postcard scenery, delicious local food and outstanding service. Arrive by seaplane or speedboat transfer and onto the island of your choice, such as the Atmosphere Kanifushi, which features chic villas, outstanding restaurants and that classic contrast between white sand and clear blue sea. 

Combine with: Sri Lanka for a tour of the Indian Ocean’s Emerald Isle to discover stunning cuisine, tea plantations, secret beaches and sophisticated resorts, plus safari’s to spot leopards and elephants.

6) 

Where: Mexico

Why: The cultural wonders of Mexico combined with the warm waters of the Caribbean and the dramatic landscape of the Baja Peninsula could be the perfect honeymoon destination for you and you partner. Here you’ll find stylish hotels including Secrets the Vine Cancun, with private sea-facing terraces that are perfect for panoramic views and candlelit dinners. Then climb aboard the Tequila Train, visit ancient Mayan ruins, visit cosmopolitan Mexico City for bars and restaurants – or recline on some of the best white sand beaches in the world.

Combine with: Las Vegas for a city break to rival all others, featuring a fantastic dining scene, dazzling nightlife and show-stopping musicals including Cirque de Soleil. See you favourite bands live at the Hard Rock Hotel and be sure to have your picture taken by the iconic Bellagio fountain.

7) 

Where: St Lucia

Why: Explore the vibrant culture and cuisine of St Lucia when you visit this picture-postcard paradise, bursting with romance. Climb the magical Pitons together, explore drive-through volcanoes and rainforest zip-lines on jungle safaris – or merely relax on your balcony together admiring the green and fertile scenery of one of the world’s most romantic islands. 

Combine with: New York for the ultimate city sight-seeing as you stroll through Central Park hand-in-hand, or gaze across the East River at the Manhattan skyline, shopping in Greenwich Village or sipping cocktails in SoHo along the way. Then watch the whole show from the top of the Empire State Building to realise the world really is your oyster.

 

Not decided? Visit our honeymoons pages for more inspiration.