Brrrrr…. anyone else feeling a little chilly today? With the snow falling around us we thought we’d brighten up your day with some dreams of exotic locations in the sun for you to enjoy on your honeymoon and who better to tell us all about it than honeymoon expert Rachel Jensen from Simplexity Travel Management! So we’ll hand over to Rachel to tell you her top ten honeymoon destinations for 2015!
One of the most significant holidays a couple will go on is their honeymoon. After the stresses of planning a wedding, going away can be a welcome activity, and there’s a wealth of locations that you can visit and enjoy around the world.
When to go- June to August
An island situated to the southeast of Greece’s mainland is Santorini. Locals believe this is the site where the lost city of Atlantis was, but regardless of legends, it’s truly a paradise to enjoy. There are a selection of sophisticated hotels and an upmarket nightlife perfect for any couple.
When it comes to eating, some of the best restaurants are part of hotels. Dimitris offers some of the freshest fish available on the island, whereas Archipelagos allows you to dine alongside a cliff overlooking the now non-active volcano. There are some amazing sights here that you won’t be able to see anywhere else in the world.
When to go- May to October
Bora Bora is only a small island, being just six miles long and 2.5 miles wide. Yet that doesn’t stop it from being a place filled with natural beauty and cultural bliss. From clinking glasses with your loved one, to diving, parasailing and hiking, there’s an activity to suit all tastes.
To embrace the full idyllic island experience, Bora Kaina Hut is a must visit restaurant. The interior features candle-lit tables, wooden furniture and a sand floor. There’s even homemade breadfruit gnocchi, mahi mahi with passion fruit and a popular catch of the day.
When to go- Late October, Early November
With clear turquoise waters, glittering sands and beautiful resorts, there’s little wonder why Fiji has been a popular honeymoon location for a number of years. For people that believe a beach is essential for a perfect break, this will definitely be your idea of a nirvana.
Blue Bure will instantly relax you, featuring tropical blue and green walls. This a funky bar come restaurant that only serves fresh and traditional South Pacific food. Mariamma Temple hosts a South Indian fire walking festival during either July or August, and is an amazing place to visit. All of the temples are intricately designed, leaving people awestruck by the design.
When to go- Early Autumn or between April and May
Italy is already known as a beautiful place to visit, but a must visit destination for honeymooners is Tuscany. From mouth watering foods to postcard perfect views, there are very few places that can offer this level of sophistication.
Although there’s many dining locations in this area, one that stands out from the rest is Il Teatro del Sale. It features beautifully cooked breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and don’t forget about the wine either.
You can also immerse yourself in Tuscany’s culture by visiting the Galleria degli Uffizi. Built between 1560 and 1580 as a government office building, it now holds the Medici’s inspiring private art collection.
When to go- September and November, or April to June
Hidden shorelines and romantic resorts make Kauai a place for those celebrating their honeymoon. Two words to describe Kauai is a tropical paradise, as there’s plenty of places to relax, alongside adventurous activities that provide more of an adrenaline rush.
Seaview Terrace may not have the most imaginative name, but it’s an amazing cafe. There’s a selection of carefully created pizzas, sandwiches, appetizers and coffees that can be enjoyed whilst facing the ocean. An amazing tour of Allerton Garden will show you just how amazing Kauai is. Don’t be fooled by the name, as it’s actually a valley complete with waterfalls and crystal clear pools.
British Virgin Islands:
When to go- September to November
The British Virgin Islands are some of the most exclusive and least developed islands in the Caribbean, which only adds to their appeal. There is always steady trade winds, calm waters and protected bays in which to relax.
Potter’s By The Sea is the first place you’ll see when departing from the ferry dock. Although originally from New York, Potter’s creates feel good seafood. The décor is stylish and even features graffiti on the walls. Live bands also play regularly at the venue, adding a trendy edge to the establishment’s vibe. A beautiful location to visit is Sage Mountain National Park, boasting 92 acres of amazing rainforest-esque greenery.
When to go- April to May or September to November
Maui may not be the largest island in the area, but for couples that want to visit Hawaii, it’s an amazing place to begin. As soon as you hear the twang of a guitar and feel the palm breeze, you’ll never want to leave.
Honolua Store is a bungalow that was previously a general store. Now it serves deli style food, including wraps and masubi. There’s also a coffee bar to relax in that serves tantalising pastries.
When to go- July to August
One of the more exotic locations on this list, Bali will definitely exceed your expectations. With numerous beaches, elaborate temples and hidden jungle bungalows, this is an amazing place to spend the first few weeks of your lives together.
A must visit is popular eatery Bumbu Bali. The restaurant specialises in some of the best Indonesian food in the area. Gunung Kawi is at the bottom of a green river valley, and is one of the countries oldest and largest monuments that has been cut out of rock.
When to go- May and October
Tahiti is a tropical paradise, perfect for the first few weeks of marriage. Enjoy the slow pace and warm weather as the world passes on by, as well as the sandy beaches.
Coco beach has a casual atmosphere, and offers some of the best fresh and tasty foods; we recommend you sample the fish burger. Another eatery is Cook’s Bay, which has everything you could ever want, including shops, hotels, restaurants and more.
The Best Luxury Honeymoon Destinations
These are some of the best locations to visit if you want to celebrate your marriage in style. No matter where you choose, it will be a memorable holiday like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
Thanks to Rachel and Simplexity Travel Management for sharing these top honeymoon destination ideas with us today!