If there’s one time in life when it feels completely justified to splurge on luxury travel, it’s the honeymoon. What better way to start your marital bliss than by lounging somewhere in paradise. But where to go? The world is a big place and, hopefully, you only get one chance to get your honeymoon destination just right. To avoid making a mistake, check out our handy guide to some of the most unusual honeymoon destinations, or, if you are looking to treat yourself, read on to discover the most luxurious and exclusive holiday destinations for lovebirds.
The breathtaking Santorini
If we were to ask you to imagine a Mediterranean postcard, chances are, you’d picture Santorini’s steep streets, white houses and blue domes, sloping towards the brilliant blue sea. You’d be hard pressed to find another place blessed with so much natural beauty. It’s no wonder then, that it has been turned into one of the most exclusive holiday destinations on the planet. From cave hotels, to infinity pools, Santorini’s high-end hotels are taking things to the next level when it comes to hedonism.
The exotic Tahiti
The biggest island of French Polynesia is a white and emerald gem in the surreal, iridescent waters of the Southern Pacific. The competition between tropical islands is stiff when it comes to beauty, but no one does pampering quite like Tahiti. Compared to some other exotic havens, Tahiti is fairly easy to reach, since there are regular direct flights from LA. Most hotels are glamorous, all-inclusive fare, tweaked to perfection to offer the guests an unforgettable experience. The island is a perfect spot for a beach vacation, but there is plenty to see and do in Tahiti, apart from swimming.
The dreamlike Tuscany
The landscape of Tuscany and it historic medieval cities and towns continue to attract millions of visitors every year. The region boasts a cuisine that is a favorite on tables all over the globe, wines that taste like the region’s golden sunshine, and some of the most renowned works of art humanity has ever seen. Book one of the hotels in the old town of Florence, preferably by the Arno.
The wild Kenya
Safari is one of well-established honeymoon staples, but there’s regular safari, and then there’s luxury safari in Kenya. Can you imagine falling asleep in an exquisite four-poster bed under the stars? Riding into the savannah on camels? Camping in luxurious camps tailored to your needs and wishes? Exploring the coast in a private boat? Kenya is fast becoming one of the top locales for premium tailor-made holidays and honeymoons.
The timeless Paris
Who are we kidding – no honeymoon list is complete if the City of Love isn’t on it. Paris is known for high fashion, elegance, style, gourmet food and some of the best wines in the world. Whatever luxury you can dream up, Paris has it. But most of all, what sets it apart from other destinations, is that je ne sais quoi, the indescribable charm that has it forever topping favorite destination lists. Whether you are into the usual attractions, like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the grand avenue of Champs-Élysées, or would prefer to avoid the throngs of visitors and roam the picturesque streets on your own, you won’t be disappointed. There are plenty of hotels in some of the most coveted locations in the city, that offer royal suites, and treat their guests like true royalty.
Whatever kind of holiday you want for your honeymoon, the world is packed with breathtaking spots just waiting for you. Don’t forget, you’re making memories that will last you for the rest of your life, so don’t be afraid to indulge yourself.