Wondering where to go on your honeymoon? Looking to find the perfect location to soak the sun up with your other half? Here are some of the most sought after Honeymoon destinations.
Bora Bora is one of the world’s most exotic islands in the world, surrounded with postcard perfect sugar white beaches.
Bora Bora has many things on offer to see and do; you could relax on the perfect white beaches with your partner and a god book or cycle along the coastal road where you could browse for the perfect honeymoon souvenir at the pear farm. Horse riding and scuba diving are also popular activities which takes place in the most beautiful locations in Bora Bora.
Bora Bora offers a choice of 25 resorts and hotels, which are mainly located around the southern tip of the island. Most of the resorts offer honeymoon packages with an array of complimentary extras to spoil the bride and groom.
The Maldives offers an idyllic surrounding for newlywed couples who want to savor unique intimates moments together. It provides the most serene landscape to relax and unwind in.
There are a wide range of activities and attractions, such as; snorkeling, diving, surfing, fishing, Kayaking and windsurfing.
Maldives offers a choice of luxurious beach villas and water bungalows which are situated on idyllic private islands. The resorts are spread across 250 inhabited islands.
It is classed as paradise on earth due to its mystique and charm. It is renowned for its dazzling white sand beaches, dramatic rock formations and warm crystal clear waters. It is one of the most magical honeymoon destinations in the world.
You must explore the La Digue Island; home to the gorgeous beach of Anse Source D’Argent or you can try the equally stunning Praslin Island.
It has the most luxurious resorts in the world including the Banyan Tree Seychelles, a sumptuous resort that sits on a stunning palm fringed white sand beach on the island of Mahe.
It is the number one honeymoon destination in Hawaii. It is blessed with white sand beaches, lush tropical rainforest and stunning waterfalls. It’s the best place for a romantic getaway.
It offers leisure activities and beautiful sightseeing tours as well as stunning beaches. You could explore the natural beauty of Maui and go to the lush Green valley floor of the Iao Valley or you can stroll the historic streets of the old whaling town of Lahaina and watch humpback whales frolic in the warm waters of McGregor Point near Maalaea.
You can pamper your body at one of Maui’s traditional spa’s which offer a variety of treatments.
“The pearl of the Indian Ocean” is the perfect Honeymoon destination. It is famous for its outstanding natural beauty.
Explore the Black river Gorges national park on a walking trip, hike to the summit of Montagne Du Lion at Grand Port for great views or cool off with a swim at Tamarind Falls.
Mauritius offers a large selection of 5 star resorts which are all surrounded with beautiful white sand beaches.
Written by: Nila Sabar
Edited by: Laura Nikita Mitchell
Luxurious Honeymoon destinations of the world
“Paradise is always where love dwells”– Jean Paul Richter
Your honeymoon should be one of the most romantic and memorable adventures of your life. It’s a once in a lifetime trip, something you’ll always remember, something that you’ll tell your children about in years to come.
In recent years the honeymoon has evolved from the conventional beach holiday; they are now as wide ranging and unique as the couple wish them to be. In this article I will explore a variety of the most beautiful and diverse honeymoon destinations of the world, to help you choose the type of experience you wish to have with your future husband or wife as you venture into your first few weeks of married life together.
I am going to explore a few exciting and enchanting ideas to get you thinking about what you want from your honeymoon, starting with the traditional beach honeymoon and then exploring some more original ideas.
We will start with one of the most popular and traditional honeymoon destinations in the world:
The Maldives is a collection of tiny ‘white sand’ Islands scattered in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. It’s a tropical paradise, palm tree’s line sapphire waters which gently lap onto powdery white sand, its perfection is dream-like.
Honeymoon extras: As a welcome token almost all Maldives resorts offer honeymooners flower decorated rooms, beds scattered with rose petals and lavish fruit platters on arrival. They often arrange romantic candlelit dinners on the beach and champagne breakfasts served in the privacy of your own room. All these little romantic extras really make this a once in a lifetime experience and understandably a very popular honeymoon destination. It is guaranteed to give you memories that will last a life time!
Accommodation: There are many options for accommodation on the islands and you can’t really go wrong as they are all stunning with a beautiful ocean view. The water bungalows are incredible. Built over the ocean, some have their own private jacuzzis with glass bottoms in which you can sit and relax with your partner, gazing out at the stunning views, watching the tropical fish swim beneath you.
Activities: The Maldives is an idyllic place to have a relaxed and carefree honeymoon. It’s a place you can be alone with each other and spend quality time relaxing in crystal waters, snorkelling with the tropical fish, visiting the islands Spa’s and feasting on luxury cuisine on the beach or in the world’s first underwater restaurant.
If you’re looking for romantic tranquillity, white sandy beaches, spas, snorkelling, and luxury cuisine this honeymoon is for you!
Alternative beach honeymoon destinations: Bora Bora, Seychelles, Mauritius and Barbados.
If you and you’re partner are keen on adventure and want a holiday to remember a safari is a wonderful honeymoon option filled with exhilarating experiences and wild encounters.
Kenya is an ideal option; the plains of the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya are alive with Zebras, elephants, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs and Wildebeest.
Accommodation: If you want an intimate and peaceful setting at the heart of the action the Naibor or Saruni Samburu camps are both ideal options. Naibor is a spacious and stylish safari camp, overlooking the meandering Talek River in the stunning Masai Mara Reserve, it has spacious cream canvas tents with lavish king sized beds and private verandas with spectacular views of the reserve. The Saruni is a similar resort but has a swimming pool and Spa with luxury treatments. The food and service is superb at both camps and the guides are friendly and knowledgeable.
Activities: As well as many exciting safari options there is also the chance to take flight in a romantic hot air balloon ride at sunrise. The balloon will take you over the vast landscapes of the African planes to watch the animals bask in the orange glow of the morning sun; this is a truly breathtaking experience.
Honeymoon extras: You will be greeted at your camp by a romantic cosy camp fire and a glass of fine wine. Later you will have the option to dine at the exquisite banquet table or opt for the more personal romantic meal for two under the stars. The camps offer hot air balloon rides at sunrise and there is the option of a private hot air balloon for newlyweds.
This is the perfect honeymoon for couple’s who love wildlife and the great outdoors and want to embark on an exciting adventure together!
Alternative Safari Honeymoon destinations: Zambia, Borneo, Tanzania, South Africa.
This is an option for the really adventurous couple, who like variety and exploring.
Brazil: From vibrant Rio’s samba beats and Ipanema’s golden beaches, from the power of Iguazu falls to the vast and exotic jungles of the Amazon, Brazil’s diversity makes it an amazing place for a memorable and different honeymoon adventure.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Laura Mitchell) (Iguazu Falls, Brazil by Laura Mitchell)
Accommodation: For a bit of luxury, I would recommend the Copacabana Palace, a lavish hotel with a swimming pool right in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, they have some stunning honeymoon sweets and it’s just a short walk one of Rios most famous beaches. For a more exclusive break try the Ponta dos Ganchos exclusive resort. This resort is set on a beautiful coastline where the Atlantic rainforest meets Brazils striking south coast.
Activities: There is no end to the possibilities in Brazil; you can take a cable car to the top of sugar loaf mountain and watch the sun go down over the beautiful city of Rio as you sip on Caipirinhas, travel to the Ilha Grande and trek to waterfalls and stunning surf beaches, then eat fresh barbequed fish on white sandy beaches by candlelight. You could venture to the powerful Iguazu falls and take a boat ride under the cascading waters then trek through the Amazon rainforests spotting monkeys, toucans, alligators and pink dolphins. Relax on the beautiful beaches of Ipanema and dance the night away to Samba beats in the fashionable samba bars of Lapa.
Honeymoon extras: Romance is alive in Brazil; take a private samba lesson, watch the sun set over Rio, rent out a private boat and sail around the Brazilian coastline, eat in beautiful restaurants and sip Caipirinihas in stylish bars overlooking some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Alternative destinations for Adventure/Cultural Honeymoons: India, Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Argentina.
I hope you have been inspired by some of the places we have explored in today’s blog. They are, in my opinion, some of the most beautiful and diverse places to honeymoon in the world. I wish you a fantastic honeymoon, wherever you choose to go!
Laura Nikita Mitchell.