At one time, you were lucky to get a night in a hotel at the seaside. These days, honeymooning couples can take a break anywhere in the world. Whether you long to explore distant cultures or relax on exotic beaches, there are some amazing places that are just perfect for your honeymoon and here are some top picks of destinations for 2019.
Explore fabulous Cape Town and Clifton, an upmarket beach suburb, and then head out to the winelands to sample some of the famous South African wines. Take a road trip down the Garden Route – a 190 mile drive that takes in some impressive landscapes before heading to the Kruger national park for a game drive. What could be more romantic?
In recent years, Sri Lanka has become a tourist hotspot. There are brand new hotels springing up here all the time, and on the beach-laced coastline, there are plenty of luxury resorts to choose from. Discover historic Dutch and Portuguese influences at Galle, an ancient fort town, or visit tea plantations on the Ceylong Tea Trails.
Head to the Mediterranean to discover the beautiful honeymoon destination of Santorini. This picture postcard Greek island is the perfect spot to relax in the sun and take countless photographs of whitewashed churches and sugar cube houses in blue and white. The black sand beaches are truly spectacular and there are plenty of wonderful seafood restaurants to enjoy.
The biggest island country in the world has 13,000 beautiful islands to choose from. Bali has long been a honeymoon favorite, but if you’re a keen surfer you might want to head to Sumba. You could even take a yacht charter around the Coral Triangle where you can enjoy scuba diving at the Raja Ampat reef. When you are underwater here you’ll discover an amazing world of marine life.
Italy is an amazing honeymoon destination, filled with romantic spots and none are more beautiful than Tuscany. Visit Florence and see the Duomo while sampling traditional Italian cuisine. There are plenty of opulent Italian hotels here where you can indulge in world-class spas and true Tuscan hospitality.
Are you looking for something very different from your honeymoon? Then take a trip to Chile – a land of contrasting landscapes. Only here can you find the Andes’ highest mountain in the same country as the world’s driest desert. The Atacama salt flats are a must see and the Chilean Lake District offers stunning landscapes to enjoy.
Mexico isn’t too far to travel, but it boasts some gorgeous honeymoon resorts to enjoy. You can enjoy the nightlife of Cancun, the history of the Mayan Riviera and the amazing beaches of Puerto Vallarta. Taste traditional and authentic Mexican food and discover a world of watersports and diving opportunities. There’s everything to enjoy here and you can soak in the sunshine on a honeymoon to remember.
If a sunny destination isn’t ideal for you, you might want to consider getting off the beaten track and heading to Iceland – a truly romantic honeymoon spot for couples. Where else in the world can you bathe in a geothermal pool, see a geyser spout up from the ground and crunch across a lava field? This north Atlantic country has something for everyone from the cosmopolitan capital city which boasts design boutiques, fabulous restaurants and fashionable bars, to the wilderness of the northern part of the island where you can experience a more relaxed pace of life. One of the main reasons to come here is to experience the Northern Lights and if you’re visiting between September and April you have a good chance of achieving this goal. If you’re traveling between April and October, however, there’s still a lot to enjoy – whale watching tours are popular at this time of year, and it’s also the ideal time to see the Akureyri fjords.
Do any of these destinations tick your boxes for your honeymoon? One of these amazing places is sure to be absolutely perfect for you and your partner to create lasting memories of this most special time that will last your whole life long.