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Our friends at LuxuryEscapes.com, a travel site specialising in affordable luxury holidays, has listed of the most romantic honeymoon destinations any bride would say ‘I do’ to!
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
This is the dream destination for many newlyweds, and the overwater bungalows is what honeymoon dreams are made of. Fall in love with the turquoise lagoons and spend your time island hopping and exploring the colourful coral reefs on this picturesque South Pacific island.
Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
Fiji in itself is an amazing destination for a honeymoon, but for couples seeking total seclusion in tropical paradise, the Mamanuca Islands and in particular its adults-only Tadrai Island Resort provide the perfect romantic, private escape. For ultimate luxury, you can arrive by helicopter as the island resort has its very own helipad!
Orkney was named the most romantic place in the UK by Mills and Boon, a leading publisher of romance fiction. And it’s easy to see why. The archipelago of about 70 islands off the north coast of Scotland offers sublime sandy beaches, ancient villages and rugged wilderness.
Paris has been called the capital of love and with so many romantic hotels, sensational wining and dining experiences and even a wall with Je t’aime (I love you) written in more than 200 languages, it’s little wonder lovers and newlyweds flock here.
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
An exotic destination where gin-clear waters meet palm-fringed shores dusted with powder-fine white sands, the Cook Islands is a haven for honeymooners. The South Pacific archipelago nation offers stunning lagoons and warm tropical days, and has uber-luxurious resorts to choose from, including Te Vakaroa beachfront luxury villas. Your paradise awaits, in other words.
This tropical national in the Indian Ocean is composed of thousands of little islands, and many luxury resorts are set on their own private island. So here, you can enjoy the first days of married life surrounded by crystal clear waters in a postcard setting. Stay at Finolhu, located on a prestigious jewel-like lagoon, where each villa has its own deck and plunge pool.
Where better to spend your honeymoon than in a beautiful white villa taking in the panoramic views of the Aegean Sea with the love of your life? Santorini is a perfect honeymoon location, and the world-famous sunsets will provide the perfect backdrop to your honeymoon album.
Koh Samui, Thailand
The island of Koh Samui on the east coast of Thailand is a haven for honeymooners. And with its coral blue waters, white sand beaches, lush tropical greenery and a string of beachside luxury hotels to choose from, including the five star Conrad Koh Samui, it’s no wonder lovers flock to this laid-back island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
Talk about seeing your honeymoon through rose-coloured glasses! Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda is a picturesque beach with pink sand – could it get more romantic? The paradise island is also famous for its superb seafood cuisine and luxurious resorts.
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Isla Mujeres is a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea off the coast from Cancún. This laid-back island is perfect for honeymooners who love to explore the underwater waters, as it offers world-famous snorkelling and diving.
If you are searching for an adventurous getaway for honeymoon, this is the place for you. The dramatic scenery and landscape offers plenty to explore, and you and your beloved can let volcanoes, waterfalls and even the Northern Lights take your breath away.
Hawaii is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, and it has something for everyone with six unique islands offering azure blue waters and breathtaking, natural beauty. This is a popular destination for Hollywood A-list couples, including Megan Fox and Brian Austin-Green who have honeymooned here.
If you’re after utter opulence, oodles of glamour, a pumping city life and out-of-this-world pampering, Dubai is the destination for you. Enjoy your honeymoon in a palatial, beachfront suite at Dubai’s most exclusive resort One&Only The Palm, have your own Arabian Nights adventure in the dessert and sip on champagne with gold flakes in.
Madikwe, South Africa
For newlyweds who are wildlife lovers, a safari holiday is a dream. Have a front row seat to the wildlife from the convenience of your luxury bedroom overlooking one of the largest reserves in South Africa, as you celebrate your first days as husband and wife. And don’t worry – there are plenty of luxury lodges (complete with air con) to stay at in Madikwe, including the Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge.
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by Luxury Escapes