Feature: Top honeymoon destinations

21 October 2011 12:18

So, you have sorted out the wedding and you are now planning the ultimate honeymoon. This probably means that, by now, you have realised that this is not an easy task. Since a honeymoon is a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, planning it is not straightforward. This is where we at aspireholidays.co.uk can help out. After tough deliberations we have come up with what we think are the best honeymoon destinations in the world. Even if you choose to say ‘I do’ in grey and rainy Britain, don’t let the weather ruin your ultimate getaway – when you can choose to sip cocktails under a palm tree on a tropical beach.

If you are a couple who love to indulge in recreational activities then opting for a honeymoon package at a beach resort could be the perfect option. Those looking for a quiet ambience might prefer a pristine and calm mountain resort. In fact, there are endless choices of honeymoon destinations across the globe. So, whether you’re a sun-loving beach bunny or if you’re looking for privacy and seclusion, we might just have a couple of surprises up our sleeve.

Bora Bora
The best way to describe this paradise island is: a dream honeymoon destination for newlyweds! A small but enchanting island in French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora is known for its unrivalled scenic beauty and tranquil atmosphere.

No noisy traffic, no loud discos around the corner and not overly touristy. If you think that this sounds too good to be true, then you might have to think again. It is no mystery why Bora Bora is featured in most wedding and honeymoon catalogues and has become a hot favourite with newlyweds looking to jet off to sunnier and more exotic climes.

A wide selection of resorts offers special honeymoon packages perfect for newlyweds looking for isolation and romance.

The Seychelles
With thousands of places spread all over the world that would make a fantastic honeymoon destination, it can be difficult to choose the perfect one for you. But the Seychelles might just be the solution. It has powdery white beaches, secluded alcoves, crystal clear waters and a wide selection of exclusive resorts perfect for newlyweds to enjoy.

Located far off the coast of Africa, the Seychelles are known for their paradise-like islands, which offer honeymoon couples an experience to cherish forever. Offering top class honeymoon resorts where you will relax in the lap of luxury, the islands are not your average holiday destination. They are made for romance and indulgence.

The exclusive resorts not only offer privacy and seclusion but also provide wonderful facilities for dining on the beach or indulging in a rejuvenating spa massage.

With exotic destinations such as the Seychelles and Bora Bora on show, it can be difficult to appreciate the honeymoon opportunities in Europe. But there are some wonderful romantic places to discover for newlyweds closer to home as well. France has long been a popular destination for brides and grooms. And do we even have to mention Paris?! Famous for being the most romantic city in the world.

But there is much more to France than Paris. The country offers plenty of choices to honeymoons ranging from exotic beaches, mountain resorts to world-famous cathedrals, museums and monuments. Renowned for its wines, France has a wide selection of wine tours where honeymooners can explore the beautiful scenery while enjoying a glass red or wine.

Besides Paris, Cape d’Agde and Loire Valley (along with a wide range of other locations) offer a great romantic setting ideal for newlyweds.

United States
From an exotic beach holiday in Hawaii to an unforgettable experience watching the amazing Niagara Falls or a sunset cruise in New York watching the sun set over the world’s most beautiful skyline, the US has something for everyone. And if you can’t choose where to spend your honeymoon, why not pack in as many romantic locations as possible?!

There are plenty of choices for newlyweds looking for a romantic honeymoon in the US, ensuring that your getaway won’t disappoint. All across this vast and diverse country you will find world-class honeymoon hotels and resorts that offer facilities and services you need for a memorable honeymoon vacation. And if you choose to visit more than one romantic destination in America, don’t miss out on Florida, which offers everything from relaxing beach resorts to vibrant nightlife.

And if you decide to get married while on the road, a Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas offers everything you ever wanted from a wedding – with a twist.

Yes, we know…Barbados is perhaps not as exclusive and unique as it once was, but when it comes to choosing where to spend their honeymoon, British brides and grooms still favour the Caribbean island of Barbados. Known for its azure waters, white sandy beaches, relaxed atmosphere and colourful culture, the Caribbean in general is the number one choice for UK honeymooners.

It is perhaps not surprising that Caribbean islands like Barbados and St Lucia remain top of the charts as the islands are easily accessible from the UK. And year-round sunshine means that a winter wedding is no stopper. As a great alternative to staying in Barbados for the entire honeymoon, a range of hotel and resort brands boast properties on different islands, ideal for brides and grooms who wish to honeymoon on different islands.

Staying in the Caribbean, Aruba boasts some of the best stretches of undisturbed sandy beaches, secluded coves off the beaten track, beautiful sunsets and clear starry nights. What else could you possible want from a romantic honeymoon? Luxurious and relaxing spa treatments of course! The Spa Cove offers a serene and secluded spa experience with a romantic touch.

If that is not enough, honeymooners will also have the chance to enjoy a sunset cruise for two, which takes in the pristine white beaches of the Aruban coastline as well as the rays of the setting sun. All this, combined with the awe-inspiring natural scenery and secluded powdery beaches, make Aruba a top honeymoon destination. For newlyweds looking for exciting activities, the destination also provides ideal conditions for swimming and snorkeling as well as a variety of recreations like shopping, dining and nightlife.

A scatter of islands with verdant mountains rising over turquoise lagoons and picture-perfect beaches, the Fiji is one of the most romantic and beautiful places in the world – and you don’t have to share it! Of the 330 islands that make up the Fiji archipelago barely 100 are inhabited, so it is still possible to stumble across deserted beaches, discover tumbling waterfalls in the jungle, dive off pristine coral reefs and visit tiny local villages that still follow a traditional way of life.

But if it is immaculate beaches and an authentic island retreat you are after, Matamonoa has arguably one of the best beaches in the Mamanucas. Pure and pristine, this wide stretch of sand complements the laid-back and friendly atmosphere of the luxury resorts found here. With an on-side dive centre, windsurfers and sailing boats available to hire, there are many opportunities to explore the beauty of the place from the seaside. Nothing is motorised though, allowing you to enjoy a peaceful honeymoon.

From secluded islands, to sandy powdery beaches and breath-taking waterfalls of natural beauty, the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing the ultimate romantic honeymoon destination. We can’t guarantee you a trip of a lifetime but we have done our best to provide you with some great honeymoon options for that special vacation after that special day.

Perhaps you can already see yourself on a sun lounger on a tropical beach, explore the stunning underwater world of the Caribbean or sipping wine in the French Loire region? The choice is yours.


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