Top Honeymoon Choices for 2018

Choosing a honeymoon destination can prove difficult for any couple. There are so many places to visit but how can you decide on just one? Take a look at our top ten honeymoon destinations for 2018 to get you inspired.

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1. Bora Bora – let’s start with luxury…

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Jet off to tropical paradise in the South Pacific and land in the French Polynesian islands. Bora Bora is one of 118 islands that offers mountain peaks, untouched coral, white sands and bright blue waters. The average temperature all year round is 30 degrees – perfect for a honeymoon any month of the year! However, visiting between July and October will offer you just 8 hours of daylight. Take time to relax in your overwater bungalow and soak up the sunlight, or discover your inner adventurer and hike up Mount Otemanu. Bora Bora also offers beautiful beaches, adventure and culture in the capital Papeete with its vibrant markets and museums.

2. Iceland – perfect for winter or summer…

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Whilst Iceland only reaches highs of 11 degrees in July, the time of year you visit doesn’t change the beauty this country has to offer. The city centre Reykjavik provides beautiful restaurants and shops which can be used as a base when taking excursions to see the nature and landscape on offer. Why don’t you tick off one of National Geographics wonders of the world as newlyweds and visit the Blue Lagoon? These steaming turquoise pools surrounded by volcanic rock are known as a geothermic gift of nature which cannot be missed when planning a trip. Visit between September and April for the best opportunity to see the outstanding Northern Lights. Take a look at our Arctic Adventure blog for more great tips and treats for your honeymoon.

3. Lake District – only time for a mini-moon

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The Lake District provides a great alternative if you don’t have the money or time for an extravagant trip away and fancy planning a mini-moon instead. You don’t have to sacrifice luxury or adventure – the lake district offers you both. Luxury cottages and spas contrast the opportunities for off road biking, hiking and watersports; something to suit all newlyweds. It gets a little busy in the summer months, so why not opt for a quieter trip by visiting out of season – just remember to wrap up warm!

4. Tanzania – stylish safari…

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Safari honeymoons are proving more and more popular and Tanzania is an incredible destination to see it all. Book a safari that ensures you visit the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti to maximise the wildlife viewing opportunities. Add an even more adventurous element by camping under the stars, with many providers offering luxury camping opportunities! You don’t have to limit your honeymoon to only safari. Why not take the opportunity to see Mount Kilimanjaro on the Northern Border which is suitable for new or experienced hikers. Tanzania offers an unforgettable setting to embark on married life.

5. Bali – the all rounder…

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Bali is becoming more and more popular as the years pass and 2018 is no exception. Bali is an all rounder and offers jungles, mountains and beaches. Why don’t you start at the luxury resorts and beaches in Seminyak and then travel inland to soak up the culture in the Ubud jungles. Ubud offers Balinese dancing, a monkey forest and cooking classes – an activity for everyday of your trip. Fancy something a little more secluded? Why not take a boat to Gili Air, one of the three beautiful islands off the East coast of the mainland, and enjoy the white sand beaches. You might even be lucky enough to view a green turtle whilst snorkelling off the coast. Just don’t forget your volcano insurance!

6. Paris – honeymoon on a budget…

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Paris offers you the opportunity to save on travel which means you can spend a little more in the city. Enjoy the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower day or night and watch the sunset whilst cruising along the River Seine. Paris provides a romantic honeymoon setting as well as the possibility for further travel around Europe. Bruges is only a few hours on the train, where you can explore the cobbled streets whilst devouring yummy chocolate!

7. Barbados – in need on some winter sun?

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The Eastern Caribbean island offers crystal clear waters and provides some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Candlelit dinners aren’t hard to find at some of the amazing local restaurants, where you can enjoy beautifully fresh seafood all day long. The island offers many adult-only hotels so your honeymoon will be perfectly peaceful whilst exploring the timeless heritage the island has to offer.

8. Cuba – culture and coastlines…

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Cuba bursts culture through colourful architecture, cobbled streets and live rumba music on street corners. This sun-drenched island offers breath-taking scenery; on the island’s northern coast, the Jardines del Rey archipelago provides incredible white sand beaches for sipping cocktails. In the evening why not try a hand at a traditional Spanish dance class before retiring to your beautiful hotel suite. A honeymoon in Cuba is sure to set up newlyweds for a lifetime of happiness.

9. Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica –  for the adventure junkies…

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Costa Rica’s unofficial slogan is “pura vida” meaning pure life. Papagayo Peninsula is located on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and was formed by volcanic activity. 70% of the Peninsula will remain undeveloped thanks to a government mandate, meaning this is a fabulous destination for nature-enthusiasts. You will never be far from adventure because the opportunities are endless, whether you fancy a walk around one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world or zip-lining over a bed of crocodiles – yes that is a thing!

10. Hawaii – how could we not mention this one?

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At number ten it has to be Hawaii. There are many islands worth a visit, all offering beautiful beaches and serenity. Depending on what you want from your honeymoon there is an island in Hawaii for everyone. Kauai is the most stereotypical honeymoon destination offering romance and luxury in abundance, whereas Oahu provides surfing, parties and outdoor adventures for the more daring newlyweds. With beautiful weather all year round, Hawaii is a popular place, but it tends to get busy during Christmas holidays for those craving some winter sun!

So tell us, which one do you fancy?