For the majority of couples tying the knot, the honeymoon is a chance to jet off to some far flung destination. Yet it’s sometimes difficult to find a honeymoon spot that meets expectations. It’s a chance to take a romantic holiday, but with so many places to choose from it’s a challenge you might not have been expecting.
Whether you’re set to host a magical Christmas wedding or have tied the knot at the very height of wedding season, being able to let your hair down in style on your honeymoon is the perfect way to top off one of the best experiences of your life. Read on to discover the hottest places to honeymoon this year and become one step closer to booking your dream getaway.
After celebrating record-breaking visitor numbers last year – this overlooked Caribbean island greeted a record 4.3 million tourists during 2017 – it’s no wonder that Jamaica has made it onto our list of top honeymoon destinations. This surge of tourists has only meant positive things for existing resorts on the island, which have improved the facilities and experiences on offer to guests. The record-breaking visitor numbers has also seen a host of new, luxury resorts spring onto the scene, most of which make fabulous retreats for honeymooning couples.
The beauty of the island plus its food, drink and atmosphere makes Jamaica a honeymoon destination that you’ll want to return to every wedding anniversary.
The Amalfi Coast in Italy is on a great many bucket lists. Whilst the name may not ring a bell, the architecture, azure water and steep, iconic village streets will certainly be recognised. With its classically romantic Italian vibe, the Amalfi Coast provides the perfect mix of glamour and sophistication.
If adventure holidays are more your thing, Bolivia is the honeymoon destination for you and your new spouse. Home to the largest salt flat in the world, this South American gem is full of dreamy sights. Hike your way through snow-capped mountains, explore the Amazon Basin and grab a dune buggy to take on the Atacama Desert. You can team adventure filled days with romantic evenings by staying at one of the country’s many luxurious hotels.
For avid adventurers that are also animal lovers, heading out on safari is a great honeymoon option. South Africa is home to the Sabi Sand Reserve in Kruger National Park, a wildlife rich haven surrounded by some 33,000 acres of open bush. As well as offering an abundance of wildlife that couples can observe at their leisure alongside views of stunning landscape, the reserve provides an intimate experience with a range of romantic extras made available upon request. Many safari lodges offer so much more than safari drives to keep nature loving couples suitably entertained throughout their stay as Brides details:
“While the game drives are the focus of any safari lodge, most lodges offer several activities to keep you busy in between. Many lodges have swimming pools, spas, and fitness centers, and may offer additional activities, like spa treatments, animal conservation, hot-air-balloon rides, and, depending on the location, hiking or kayaking.”
City slickers will love escaping across the North Sea to the nearby city of Amsterdam. The city is perfect for couples who want to experience a different way of life not too far from home. Amsterdam offers plenty to do and to see with its beautiful architecture, thriving nightlife, exciting art scene and of course the Red Light District able to keep you entertained whether you’re indulging in a short stay honeymoon or are planning on staying a little longer.