You might have more adventurous trips in your life. You might have more extravagant trips in your life. You might even have more romantic trips in your life. But your honeymoon will still top all of these trips in your memories. It’s your first trip as a married couple and so you can expect it to be a little more magical than anything you have ever experienced in your life.
Choosing the right honeymoon destination is vital. It needs to be somewhere romantic, breathtaking, and above all else, completely luxurious. Even if you decide to go on a bit of an adventure, it’s important to plan a few nights somewhere fancy where you can get cosy in a bathtub big enough for 2 followed by a romp in some high thread count hotel room sheets.
Choosing your honeymoon destination as a couple is a big part of the wedding process, so take your time to find something that is right for both of you. And don’t worry, there are enough places in the world that you should be able to settle on a destination that suits you both. Here are our top 6 picks of the hottest honeymoon destinations for 2018 and beyond.
This sun-drenched Greek island has enough charm and romance for any couple. For starters, it looks like something out of a fairytale with the town stretching up into the hills with brilliant whitewashed buildings contrasting against the sea and sky. It’s also teeming with spas and luxury hotels for relaxing in style.
If you’re a cultured couple who like to experience the finer things in life, then a trip to Bordeaux will be a feast for the senses. Enjoy delicious wine and fine French dining in this popular honeymoon destination. Less hectic than Paris, but with all the romantic charm, a weekend break in Bordeaux is the perfect budget honeymoon that won’t leave you feeling cheated.
If far-flung lands are calling your name, then you should answer. Bora Bora is a truly unique island destination located in the South Pacific. It’s an exclusive destination that guarantees privacy and alone time for you and your new partner. You’ll stay in a bungalow resting on stilts above the crystal clear water. Enjoy snorkelling with the marine life or soaking up the sun on a private beach.
More commonly associated with stag and hen nights, Amsterdam shouldn’t be ruled out for a raunchy honeymoon. While the red light district and numerous sex shops have their obvious appeal for newlyweds who can’t keep their hands off each other, there’s also great food and lively nightlife to enjoy. Thanks to its multicultural makeup, you can expect to enjoy cuisine from around the world without ever leaving Europe.
Another long-haul destination for the sun-seekers. If you’re getting married in the winter months but still want a sun-drenched holiday, then it’s time to head to the southern hemisphere. The Maldives is an island group south of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. Expect privacy, stunning views and endless luxury as you kick-start your married life in style.
If you and your partner crave adventure and mystery, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Iceland. While it might not be the stereotypical beach and seafood honeymoon destination, there are still plenty of romantic experiences to enjoy. Iceland is home to many hot springs, including the world famous Blue Lagoon. You can relax with a massage before heading out into the open air lagoon to cake yourself in mud and enjoy the soul-soothing hot spring water.
Island luxury doesn’t have to mean a long haul flight and a huge price tag. The Portuguese Azores is under 4 hours away and it’s just 1 hour behind, so you won’t spend the first few days of your honeymoon getting over the jetlag. The Azores is fast becoming a must-see destination. It’s full of natural wonders, so it’s an ideal destination for those who love to explore. You’ll also get to enjoy delicious seafood every night, which is the ideal food to get you in the mood.
Wherever you decide to go on your honeymoon, make sure you pack for a dirty weekend!