- Thursday 14 February 2019
In honour of Valentine's Day, we've chosen a few of our favourite honeymoon destinations:
1. The Maldives
Chances are when you close your eyes and think about a luxury honeymoon location, it might look something like the Maldives. This tropical nation in the Indian Ocean is made up of over 100 coral islands.
Stroll on white-sand beaches, surf the swelling waves or scuba dive in crystal-clear waters. Underwater life is abundant in the coral reefs, with the chance to see manta rays, eels, colourful gobies, turtles and more. If you're feeling adventurous, you could choose to swim with dolphins or even sharks. The Baa Atoll is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, so you'll encounter an extraordinarily diverse range of sealife.
There are a wide variety of options for honeymooners to the Maldives, from all-inclusive resorts to beachfront guesthouses and classic overwater bungalows. We can work with you to create your ideal Maldivian honeymoon. Some couples like to combine it with a stopover in Dubai, getting the best of both beach and city.
2. Dominican Republic
The second largest of the Caribbean countries, the Dominican Republic offers rich culture, a storied history and breathtaking natural beauty. The island is ringed by endless white sand beaches, studded by coconut trees. Honeymooners who don't want to spend their entire time relaxing by the pool will love the Dominican Republic.
There are a wealth of activities on offer- from snorkelling and scuba diving to kite-surfing, ziplining, canyoning, paragliding and biking. Nature lovers will enjoy the national parks, waterfalls, rainforests and spring-fed pools. Board a whale-watching boat tour during mating season, or see manatees and dolphins splashing in the bays. Safaris into the island's interior will bring you up close with hawks, bats, butterflies, geckos, crocodiles, squirrel monkeys and endangered iguanas.
Most resorts on the D.R. offer great all-inclusive packages, which makes planning your honeymoon budget really easy. There are a fantastic variety of hotels to match all budgets and lifestyles- let us help you choose the one that's perfect for you and your loved one.
In recent years we've seen an increase in the popularity of mini-moons. Couples tend to choose a European destination for a short break after their wedding, then go long-haul later on. One of the most popular places for short honeymoons is the picture-perfect Greek island of Santorini.
Known for its iconic white-washed villages, there's more to Santorini than a great Instagram oppportunity. (Even though the sunsets truly are spectacular!) There are thousands of years worth of ruins on the islands- from Bronze Age Minoan to Roman and Byzantine. Visit some of the enclosed archaeological sites or stroll around one of the fantastic museums.
Take a tour of one of the island's numerous wineries to enjoy nibbles and tastings while taking in the spectacular scenery. Some of the volcanic vineyards are over 3,200 years old! Hop on the cable car to get a bird's-eye view, dive into thermal waters at a volcanic spa or hike across the dramatic landscape. There are lots of watersports on offer here too- the reefs, caves and shipwrecks off the coast make for fantastic scuba-diving.
Get away from it all for a few days on this idyllic, sun-filled island. Whether you're looking for pure relaxation or adventure and activities, our travel agents can help you plan your ideal Santorini holiday.
4. Costa Rica
Costa Rica is an ideal honeymoon destination. It combines adventure, nature, luxury and wildlife. Costa Rica is great value destination- offering couples the chance to relax as well as experience a vibrant culture and outstanding natural beauty. Costa Rica leads when it comes to sustainable tourism and eco tourism.
Spend a couple of nights in the capital city, San Jose. Stay at one of our favourite hotels, an opulant space located in a former Victorian residence and furnished with handmade tiles, original fixtures, antique furniture and artworks. Choose one of the signature suites for a real treat.
Visit the Arenal region to enjoy some of the many activities on offer in the area, including relaxing in the natural hot springs, zip lining and white water rafting- all in view of the active Arenal Volcano. Take an excursion into the lush Monteverde rainforest and walk among the treetops for a truly incredible experience.
Remember, we'll tailor-make your honeymoon to make sure it's exactly right for you and your other half.
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