A special day needs to be followed by a special trip. You might have already travelled together several times, but a honeymoon is of course very different. A time to relax after the stress and constant planning involved in organising a wedding, a chance to spend time with your newly betrothed and enjoy one another’s company before you return home and get stuck into the day to day routines of married life. A honeymoon isn’t just a holiday, it’s the trip of a lifetime.
Below are five popular and luxurious travel destinations which will provide the unique and memorable experience you truly deserve.
Mauritius is ideal for couples who are looking for a truly relaxing and beautiful break in a tropical paradise. Whether your interest lies above the water or below it, the many beaches of Mauritius will provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic and unforgettable honeymoon. Relax on soft white sand or head out on a snorkelling trip to discover the beautiful rainbow coral and fish that live below these unique shorelines. Explore the dramatic scenery of the Black River Gorges National Park in the south of the island or visit the capital St Louis to explore the many museums and attractions there. Wherever you roam on this beautiful island you can’t fail but to be blown away by the mesmerising beauty of this unique slice of paradise.
For those looking for something a little more unique, but still steeped in luxury and breathtaking beauty, Jamaica is definitely worth considering. With friendly locals, a strong culture and a long and proud musical history, Jamaica is ideal for those who are looking for something a little bit different to the traditional beach honeymoon, although if beaches are your thing you will find no shortage of them here! The island’s seven mile beach is the most well known, boasting the most beautiful shorelines and the most luxurious resorts and hotels. Make time to visit Bob Marley’s house in Kingston, now a museum dedicated to the legendary singer’s life or take a boat trip through the Jamaican jungle. Whatever your desired level of culture, adventure or relaxation you will find something here to satisfy and make this a trip to remember.
Dubai is a place like no other; filled with opulence and glamour at every turn, it effortlessly fuses middle eastern and western cultures into one uniquely metropolitan and breathtakingly beautiful city. Ideal for honeymooners who prefer a modern and fast-paced city break, Dubai will not disappoint with a myriad of luxury hotels, top quality restaurants and the world-renowned Dubai Mall to capture your attention. Outside of the usual trappings of city life, why not venture further afield and explore the beauty of the surrounding desert with a guided 4×4 tour, or for the more adventurous get the adrenaline pumping by trying your hand at sand boarding or hire a buggy to explore the bleak beauty of the sand dunes up close. Hot air balloon rides are a romantic and unforgettable way to experience a different view of this exhilarating city.
Hawaii offers a way of life like no other. This group of islands are known for their unmatched beauty and year round good weather. Water sports are abound here for those with an adventurous streak, or if you prefer to take things a little easier, whale or dolphin spotting is the perfect way to spend a romantic afternoon with your significant other. Back on land you can enjoy the pristine sandy beaches and waterfalls abundant across the islands or marvel at Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano. Make sure you take the time to appreciate some traditional ukulele music and perhaps even have a go yourself. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a new hobby and an unusual souvenir to take home!
What could be more romantic than wandering hand in hand with your loved one through the charming and quintessentially Italian streets of one of the beautiful and unique cities that make up what is arguably the most romantic country in Europe? Friendly locals, excellent food and inimitable culture make this a truly unique and romantic honeymoon destination. Whether you’re interested in the long history of Rome, the fashion of Milan, the art of Venice or the romance of Florence, Italy’s cities truly have something for everyone. For those looking for something a little calmer, away from the bustle of city life the lakes and beaches offer breathtaking scenery and plenty of places to relax – all while being treated to some of the best tasting food in the world.