Luxurious Honeymoon destinations of the world
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.