Your honeymoon really is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Your post-wedding getaway is definitely something to look forward to and it will certainly be something you’ll always remember. Whether you’re looking for long-haul luxury, something a little more alternative or a break that’s closer to home, your honeymoon is your chance to kick back after all the planning and enjoy the fact that you’re now married. Here are 12 brilliant honeymoon ideas – all you have to do is choose your favourite.
Luxury honeymoon ideas
For plenty of couples, their perfect honeymoon absolutely has to include luxury, and lots of it. Here’s our pick of the more indulgent destinations:
The Maldives has long been a favourite spot for loved-up couples and with its intimate islands, blue seas and stunning sea-view villas, it’s easy to see why.
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Safaris have had a luxurious upgrade and you can combine your animal spotting break with a few days beachside too. Take a look at locations in South Africa and Zanzibar.
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Lovers of winter sports can hit the slopes in style. Banff in Canada or New England offer great alternatives to the traditional European ski spots and the hotels on offer are definitely luxurious!
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Sri Lanka is another top pick for honeymooners offering amazing hotels and lots of equally amazing excursions and trips. Tailor your trip and you can include as many activities as you like.
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Bora Bora is definitely a super long-haul honeymoon, but the travelling time is worth it. Four Seasons Bora Bora features over-water villas and a jaw-droppingly beautiful spa where fish swim underneath you as you enjoy a massage.
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The Seychelles always makes the list of top honeymoon destinations and it’s a picture-perfect honeymoon spot. The Banyan Tree Seychelles is an irresistible hideaway.
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Alternative honeymoon ideas
If you don’t want to travel too far or if you’d prefer a more alternative getaway, don’t worry. We’ve got a great selection of ideas for you too:
Go off the beaten track and explore fascinating countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam.
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Hit the road with a trip down the west coast of the US or Australia. Stop off along the route for some surfing, biking or hiking and don’t forget the vineyards!
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Take a long walk! Trek through the Thai jungle or tackle a section of the beautiful Camino de Santiago in Spain. If you don’t want to travel, the Lake District has hills, views and lots of great places to stay.
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Get back to nature and glamp! There are yurts, cabins, safari tents, treehouses and super quirky options right across the UK and Europe. Take a look at Canopy & Stars for inspiration (and you can even search for hideaways with hot tubs!).
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How about honeymooning in a floating tent? Well, this isn’t any floating tent, it’s an exclusive tented camp in Khao Sok National Park in Thailand. Elephant Hills offers unforgettable ‘soft adventure’ tours, perfect for honeymooners.
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Explore your favourite European cities or discover somewhere new. Live like a local with Air BnB and book a selection of experiences to tour markets, parks and museums with brilliant guides.
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Still not sure where to go? Why not take our quiz to find your perfect honeymoon destination.