Holiday & Beaches
Honeymoon Destinations for 2016
It’s supposed to be the best day of your life, but in between trying to juggle family commitments and find your dream venue at a price you can afford, wedding planning can get really stressful. Luckily you’ll have your honeymoon to look forward to and with so many options available, it’s really easy to find something that suits you and your budget. Whether you want to enjoy an adventure safari or just spend two weeks doing nothing on the beach, we’ve rounded up some of the best honeymoon destinations for 2016 to make your decision even easier.
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Best for Romance: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Recently voted one of the world’s best islands by US News, it’s not hard to see why Bora Bora is rising up the ranks to become one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. Loved-up couples can relax in postcard-perfect crystal clear waters, admire the views of the mountains and swim in tropical lagoons that are teeming with exotic, colourful fish. But it’s not all rest and relaxation! The more intrepid couple can even charter a helicopter to enjoy incredible views of Mount Otemanu.
Best for Beaches: The Maldives
The Maldives never go out of style with loved-up holidaymakers and despite being one of the most popular destinations for a romantic retreat, it isn’t hard to find a secluded spot to yourselves with miles and miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters to explore. Massages, stunning sunsets, snorkelling and soaking up the sun with a cocktail are all the order of the day here.
Best for Adventure: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Combining the best of adventure and relaxation, Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands are home to a wealth of unique flora and fauna that can’t be found anywhere else in the world! You’ll encounter giant tortoises and sea lions completely undeterred by your presence just by walking round the islands, and you can also enjoy island-hopping and checking out the marine life whilst scuba diving.
Best for Off-the-Beaten-Track: Myanmar
Once shrouded in mystery and completely off limit to tourists, honeymoons don’t come much more exotic than the Asian country of Myanmar. There are plenty of ancient temples to explore and exotic food to try, and you can also visit some of the most remote places in the world, completely untouched by the influence of the Western world. For the ultimate honeymoon selfie, don’t miss out on a hot air balloon ride over Bagan.
Best for Safari: Namibia
Forget the Serengeti, the ultimate in romantic safaris can be found in the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia. Of course you’ll experience the classic African safari in search of the elusive ‘Big Five’ but skylights over your bed to stargaze before you sleep, a huge mountain range encompassing red sand dunes and the chance to sleep under the stars make this the perfect place for newlyweds to enjoy the wilderness. And if all that relaxation is too much, you can even enjoy a quad bike tour to get your adrenaline pumping!