Every year, the holiday hotlist for the top honeymoon destinations switches up a little bit. Your post-wedding getaway should be a place to completely relax and refresh yourself after all your hard work and planning (and celebrating!), but it can be hard to choose the right one.
Honeymoon trips come in all shapes and sizes but try to remember that it’s the one holiday where you can really give yourself an excuse to ‘go all out.’ Perhaps you’re eager to explore the picture-perfect beaches of Thailand, or explore the best pasta and prosecco of Italy?
Below, we’ve picked out four favorite honeymoon spots of 2019, worth checking out if you’re jetting off post-wedding day.
Mauritius was a popular honeymoon destination several years back, which has now risen again in popularity for providing a luxury experience. Nestled in the Indian Ocean, this place is perfect for the hot weather due to being situated off the east coast of Africa.
Due to its Indian Ocean location, it’s one of the most magical places for boat trips and snorkeling, where newlyweds can experience the breathtaking coral reefs, powder white sands, and the most see-through turquoise waters. Flic En Flac is a key resort for this, offering scuba diving opportunities and plenty of sightings of bottlenose dolphins!
Known once for being an ideal beach holiday, it’s now attracting those who like a bit of action and adventure to their honeymoons. You’ll find it’s Casela Nature Park boasts the longest zip-line in Mauritius. You can whizz across the stunning nature park, skimming the tops of the jungle and admiring the views of beautiful mountain peaks, which is surrounded by thick jungle, forest-clad hills and towering mountain peaks.
Whether you’re into island-hopping and traveling around, or quaint beaches and staying in one luxurious destination, Thailand has it all. Thailand is filled with palm-lined beaches, incredible local cuisine and street food, and some of the world’s most impressive national parks. Plus, you can pretty much guarantee sunshine all year round.
Of course, it depends on your own interests to tailor your Thai trip to your needs. Thailand has a fabulous array of resorts and islands, such as Phuket for its lively beach scene and bustling back streets, and Pai for its yoga retreats and secluded hideaways.
Why not look at combining a few different island or city trips so you get to explore more than one beautiful place? Chiang Mai is one of the most cultured places to see, giving you a real snapshot of Thai life. Then, you could add on a few days exploring the exciting sights of Bangkok.
There is so much to take in when it comes to Thailand’s vibrant capital, it’s worth staying around for a number of days. If you want to ensure to capture some relaxing time or experience the best Thai massages, do your research first. You can find some brilliant travel guides on sites like www.mrhudsonexplores.com which can give you some real inspiration.
Nothing screams honeymoon bliss like a trip to the stunning St Lucia. Known for its luxurious resorts and hotels complete with the most impressive infinity pools, this place is sprawling with extravagance and indulgence.
St Lucia overlooks the Caribbean’s sparkling clear waters, as well as giving sights to some of the oldest volcanos. There is something for every type of couple on their honeymoon, which is why it tops the list as one of the most romantic getaways year after year.
In a nutshell, you get a combination of private pools and premium resorts, idyllic beaches with photographic views, interesting hikes among roaring waterfall routes, and a coastline sprinkled with traditional restaurants, small villages, and seafront bars.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Italy is one of the most romantic getaways for your honeymoon, although it can be overwhelming deciding which Italian spot is the best one for you.
The beauty of Italy is that you can always combine several cities into your honeymoon trip, but if you’d rather stay in one place, you have plenty of opportunities. One of the most up-coming spots for romance, glamour, and luxury is the Amalfi Coast. The number of unspoiled beaches and spectacular coastal views make this a perfect location for chilled out beach days and gazing out at breathtaking sunsets over a glass of wine (or two).
The Amalfi Town itself has more to offer than just picturesque beaches, traditional cuisine, and quaint little bars. The town is home to quirky villages nestled into hillsides, seeping with medieval architecture and history. If checking out sumptuous spas and going on romantic walks are also on your honeymoon to-do list, make sure you head to locations such as Ravello, Positano and Conca dei Marini.
Above all, your honeymoon trip should be unique to you as a couple, providing everything you need to wind down after your wedding. Take some time to research further into these dreamy destinations listed above, and who knows, you could be jetting off to the most unbelievable places you have ever visited.