So you’ve done it! The rings, have been chosen, the vows have been made and that magical day has been. Whether you’re planning a mini moon or thinking of packing your bags and jetting overseas to a tropical destination – we thought we’d ask our friends at luxury travel agents Kuoni to give you a helping hand with some ideas of where to pack up and just get away from it all.
Best time to go: November - April
Ideal duration: A week - ten days.
If you’re after that piece of paradise then the Maldives is literally the place to go. A place of uninterrupted serenity, each resort boasts its only private island. What more could you want when starting your new journey as newlyweds? With its crystal clear waters, stunning coral reefs and soft, white sands – the islands have all you need for ultimate relaxation.
Kuoni suggest that the famous overwater villas are popular with honeymooners. That being said the privacy of the beach villas are just as breathtaking with private outdoor bathrooms and plunge pools. And what more could a happy, newlywed couple need other than a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach?
Kuoni suggest travelling between November – April. It would be a perfect destination for a bit of winter sun – a perfect destination for those Christmas weddings! Ideally if you’re staying in the one resort then the travel agents recommend staying between a week to ten days. For longer stays you could consider splitting your time over two resorts. Same sex honeymoons in the Maldives are permitted.
Best time to go: November - Febraury
Hotest Months - April - May
Another destination that really is a taste of paradise. Whether you choose to lie on one of their exotic beaches or take in the vast flavours of culture the islands have to offer – there really is something for everyone. Whatever your preference be sure to check out Kuoni’s website as many hotels and resorts offer discounts or complimentary treats for honeymooners.
The beauty of Thailand is you can really tailor your honeymoon around what you want. Whether you want to go a lively beach resort, prefer the more secluded destinations or want to be nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of city life – Thailand won’t disappoint.
If you want to travel Kuoni will coincide your Thai honeymoon with other Asian islands. It’s worth noting that some islands climate are different to others. Koh Samui and Koh Phangan tend to have more sunshine from May – June, whereas northern Thailand is cooler than Bangkok in the winter and hotter in the summer.
USA & CANADA
Best time to go: Any
Top destinations: Vegas, San Fransisco , New York, Canada.
Firstly when looking at the States and Canada for a honeymoon destination it’s probably best to first think what kind of honeymoon do we want?If you’re after the glitz and glamour and to really self indulge then the bright light of Vegas will certainly be calling. If you’re after breathtaking views then the Grand Canyon is only s short hop away from Vegas.
That being said New York is very much a city dressed to impress. With the stunning architecture of the city skyline it’s impossible not to fall in love with this place. Kuoni have suggested to perhaps visit New York as a stop gap though to maybe a more tranquil destination such as the Caribbean – as the Big Apple can be quite overwhelming after a few days.
Another country that’s quickly becoming popular with honeymooners is Canada. With a diverse range of landscapes, culture and grown up cities. If you’re a couple wanting to take advantage of some alone time then why not take a drive up to the Canadian mountains and visit one of the country’s impressive National Parks. Offering stunning scenery and with a wide range of moose, bears and seals to explore in their natural habitat – we can guarantee this place will capture that a once in a lifetime feeling.
Best time to go: April - October
Top destinations: The Lakes, Venice, Rome, Milan, Sardinia.
We couldn’t have compiled a list of the best honeymoon destinations without Italy making an appearance. Regarded as one of the most romantic places in the world, the country is engulfed in rich history, dramatic coast lines and of course first class cuisine!
The country is also becoming a favourite wedding destination. If you’ve perhaps tied the knot in the Lakes then why not enjoy a change of scenery and head up to the country’s capital? Rome captures the country’s empirical history and of course it’s home to some of the best food there is! Venice and Milan are a great stop too for art and fashion and of course shopping!
And for the romance there’s Sardinia. With stunning white sand and turquoise waters – it’s a gorgeous accompaniment to the mountainous scenery.
Kuoni also offer complimentary honeymoon offers, such as room upgrades, candlelit dinners and spa treatments.
Their Personal Travel Experts can mix and match flights, hotels and experiences to tailor make your perfect Italy honeymoon.
Best time to go: April - October
Known for it’s welcoming culture, Bali boasts stunning white sandy beaches and tranquility.
Kuoni definitely recommend taking a trip to explore the culturally rich island. Why not get away to the jungles of Bali and stay at the stunning Kayon Resort. Voted by Trip Advisor as their most romantic getaway for 2018, the beauty of the jungle along with the warms spas certainly won’t disappoint.
Bali really is a slice of paradise. Another perk of being newly weds is many resorts and destinations offer fantastic discounts and complimentary extras.
Its worth noting that Bali’s rainy season is usually between January to March and October to December – so probably not the most ideal for those planning a Christmas Wedding.