'In life, it is not where you go, it's who you travel with'- Charles Schulz
Here, we introduce you to some of the most popular and inspiring honeymoon destinations for 2018. We understand that not all honeymooners are the same, some want secluded beaches and rose petals, some want adventure and exploration, and some want a mixture of both. Read on to find your ultimate honeymoon destination whether it be beaches, snow-capped mountains or gondola rides.
Flight time from London - 9 hours
Type of honeymoon - relaxing, go-getters, explorers, water sports lovers, trekkers
St. Lucia is a fantastic destination for honeymooners with its palm-fringed bays, mountains, rainforests and old plantations. There are luxury resorts with private plunge pools, hammocks, and beachside secluded locations. For couples seeking nightlife and entertainment, there is the northern town of Gros Islet, which has bars, restaurants and nightclubs. If you want to mix relaxation and romance with activities you can go cycling, windsurfing, and yachting as well as trekking in the mountains and rainforest.
We offer a variety of properties ideal for honeymooners, including boutique style resorts, private villas, all-inclusive packages and beachfront bungalows. This could be the perfect destination for those wanting to mix relaxation and island activities.
Silverseas- Silver Shadow Cruise in Alaska
Flight time from London to Vancouver - 9-hrs, 35 mins
Type of honeymoon - explorers, adventurers, wildlife lovers, enjoy the great outdoors, enjoy the snow
For an altogether more interesting and adventurous honeymoon, why not consider an Alaskan cruise? Setting off from Vancouver, Canada, the cruise allows you to explore many areas of Alaska, as well as taking in the snowcapped mountains and intimate suites aboard the Silver Shadow. The cruise lasts for eight days and takes you through Ketchikan, known as the 'salmon capital of the world.' The cruise also takes you to Juneau, which isn't accessible by road and has a small town charm with great shops, restaurants and some interesting museums for culture lovers. Explore old gold-mining town, ports, and areas of natural beauty where you might be able to see the odd iceberg, bear and whales.
The cruise itself offers accommodation for just under 400 guests, making it a smaller and more intimate ship with larger suites. The Silver Shadow features a fitness centre, a range of restaurants and a winery. There is also a beauty salon, pool deck, boutiques, and a spa. For honeymooners wishing to try something entirely different, yet just as romantic as a relaxing beach holiday, an adventure cruise through Alaska may just be for you.
Flight time from London - 11hrs, 20 min
Type of honeymoon - food lovers, culture, history, beaches, secluded bays, traditional romance
There are some fantastic areas of Thailand for honeymooners, one of which is Koh Samui. Many describe it as one of the most romantic places in the world. It is a beach honeymoon destination featuring private pool villas. Livelier couples can head on into the hustle and bustle of central Koh Samui in the evenings. This is a more traditional type of honeymoon but with a good mix of culture and nightlife thrown in for good measure.
Thailand is especially good for food lovers, as there are a wide variety of restaurants serving traditional Thai food. This is why many of the resorts don't offer all-inclusive. They would much rather you explore and sample the delicious local restuarnts for yourself. Many of the hotels and resorts in Koh Samui are set within secluded bays with seafront villas where you can enjoy your honeymoon in style.
Flight time from London - 2-hrs, 5 minutes
Type of honeymoon - culture, food lovers, architecture, exploring, boats, bustling markets, coffee & bellini's, romantic
Venice is a popular destination for honeymooners with its canals, architecture, gondolas, and unspoiled islands all working together to create the ultimate romantic getaway. You can take a romantic stroll across Piazza San Marco where you can really see the enormity of Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale.
After discovering the sights of the city, escape on a boat and ride to one of the unspoiled island close by. Of course, a honeymoon in Venice cannot be complete without riding on a gondola through the city's canals. In Venice, the streets are like labyrinths opening out to bustling market squares. There are restaurants and coffee shops where you can sample the delights of the Italian coffee and cuisine (especially the fresh seafood) whilst people watching. Don't forget to have the famous Bellini at Harry's Bar where it was invented. Cheers!
Flight time from London - 3-hrs, 15 min
Type of honeymoon - adventure hunters, night time explorers, fly-fishing, wildlife, architecture
Iceland has fast become the hip destinations for those wanting to explore a somewhat quirky country filled with magic, lava fields, ancient glaciers and stunning architecture. Honeymooners wanting to delve into the land of ice and fire can enjoy the romance of the northern lights and the buzz of Reykjavik.
We would recommend renting a car so that you can explore the country your own way and in your own time. Visit the stunning waterfall at Gullfoss Gullfoss, the Blue Lagoon with its geothermal spa and Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon where its blue waters are dotted with icebergs. There are many boutique style hotels in the capital, which is a great place to have as a base whilst you explore the surrounding areas. For many honeymooners, their aim is to have a bucket list holiday somewhere they have always wanted to visit and Iceland could definitely be that destination.
Flight time from London - 10 -11-hrs
Type of honeymoon - animal lovers, the big five fans, adventure, culture, natural beauty, safari
For some, the idea of sleeping under the stars in a luxury lodge or tent, going on excursions to see beautiful wild animals and exploring national parks is the idea of the perfect honeymoon and what better country to explore than Botswana.
Botswana is actually the same size of France, almost 40% of its land is dedicated to nature reserves, wildlife and national parks, including the Okavango, the world's second-largest game reserve. There are so many things to see and do, starting with deciding on which of our luxury camp accommodation to choose. From here, you can decide what adventures you want us to plan for you when you are there. Some of our accommodation is set on a private island, next to a lagoon and even on the edge of a fig tree forest. Romantic moments include spotting any of the big five around your camp or on safari, dining under the stars and being surrounded by such beautiful landscape and wildlife. Could this be your perfect honeymoon adventure?
Have you been honeymoon inspired?
Of course, there are your typical romantic, secluded beach destinations for traditional romantics but for those wanting something that little bit different for their honeymoon why not check out the destinations above and start looking forward to the most magical holiday of your life.