Today couples seem to be saving more for their honeymoon than on a lavish wedding which, if we’re honest, most guests forget about. In fact even the bride and groom can hardly recall the happenings of the day because of all the stress incurred. If you’re a couple who’s prioritising your honeymoon and are eager to spend it in the finest way possible, take a look at our list for travel inspiration packed with grandeur!
- Thanda Island, Tanzania
Thanda Island in Tanzania is the creme de la creme of private island getaways. Here you’ll find all the privacy you need to relax and enjoy each others company. You can forget the stress that came with the build up to the wedding, and instead focus on what really matters – the fact that you and your love are beginning your forever. Thanda Island has several types accommodation options including a main villa and beach bandas. Both are ultra exclusive and filled with grandeur. No matter which one you decide to stay in, you’ll get to spend romantic evenings under the stars starting with a beautiful golden sunset display until the stars spread out across the night sky and the light of the moon illuminates the ocean before you. In the morning, you’ll wake up to the sounds of nature and the gorgeous African sunrise, what more could you want! The stunning clear blue waters will summon you to take a dive and let your hair down while you swim amongst the tropical marine life, including sea turtles and colourful species. There are many activities to enjoy together which will leave you rejuvenated such as yoga on the beach, or a kayak trip around the island, while a boat exploration will make for the perfect adventure and the start to your incredible treasure trove of memories. At Thanda Island you are free to do as you like, when you like. There are no timetables, no crowds – just you and your island. Sounds like a dream, right?
- Geneva, Switzerland
Switzerland is one of the holiday destinations most have on their bucket lists. It’s one of the most beautiful places to visit and is a winter wonderland some parts of the year, yet transforms into the most charmingly quirky city during the summer. Geneva is a popular honeymoon destination because of its historical and natural beauty and welcoming feeling. There is plenty to do in Geneva such as taking a boat trip to a small island across from Lake Geneva, or visiting the famous Chillon Castle amongst others. There’s nature hikes through Saleve Mountain as well as skiing in the Alps during the season. You can also visit the fresh markets on a Saturday, spend a lovely romantic evening together watching the spectacular Jet d’eau Fountain, take a loving strole in the Bastion gardens where you will meet many young people and students or visit the Lavaux Vineyards in Montreux whilst sipping delicious wine. It is a honeymooners paradise especially if you’re looking for a good combination of nature and city.
- Lake Como, Italy
Italy is one of those countries enthralled in history, beauty, lush landscapes, Alps, lakes and quaint villages and loads of beautiful monuments and lovely people. If you are looking for an upmarket resort visited by the rich and famous, Lake Como, or as locals know it as, Lago di Como. It is one of the most stunningly beautiful lakes in Northern Italy in the Lombardy Region. Here villages are built up against the steep hills that surround the lake, making it very picturesque. On the Eastern Shore of Lake Como you will find “Orrido di Bellano” which is a unique location and a popular tourist attraction that has been created by the River Pioverna. The Gorge is a natural canyon with incredible caves and giant bowls that have been carved out naturally by the water flowing through it over many centuries. You can never go wrong when choosing Italy as your honeymoon destination.
- Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, Greece is one of those island holidays that should be on your bucket list whether it is for a honeymoon or just to get away from it all. If you are very outgoing, love crowds of people and enjoy a really great party vibe, then Mykonos will be right up your street. There are great bars along Mykonos’ Little Venice, trendy beach clubs, incredible restaurants and quaint cobbled streets filled with cafes and clothing stores. It truly is a charming place perfect for the young newly-wed couple who are eager to celebrate in style. The beaches in Mykonos are also stunning with clear blue waters, gorgeous people and surrounded by grand yachts. It’s the place to be to during the European summer (June-September), so make sure to visit over this time.
- Kyoto, Japan
Located on the island of Honshu is the city Kyoto and if you are looking for romance, then Kyoto should be high on your list. This beautiful city with its beautiful temples, serene zen gardens and dreamy lanes, will simply mesmerize you as you stroll around and explore your surroundings. During parts of the year Kyoto is flooded with cherry blossoms and it truly is a spectacular sight – and a great backdrop to a very cute couples selfie! Sit together quietly in the perfectly manicured japanese gardens and just spend time with each other surrounded by the strong cultural traditions of Japan.
For over a thousand years, this location has been known as a health resort to the people of Kyoto, with a stunning natural environment and pristine waters. Blending in with this beautiful locale is Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto Japan, a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the world.
Singapore is a destination that has so much to see and do, and is often referred to as a city in a garden because of the beautiful landscapes with lush rich green open spaces, natural sanctuaries and flourishing, jungle-like parks. Take a bumboat to Pulau Ubin, an island that boasts a rich ecosystem, an abundance of wildlife and diverse landscapes and spend the day surrounded by the wonders of nature. Singapore is filled with activities from indoor skydiving to soaring high on adrenaline when taking a cable car drive, and even night safaris are on offer. This is a city where you will never be bored but might run out of time with so much to do.