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Top 10 Honeymoons Around The World

Beach honeymoons, multi-centre adventures and luxury resorts in Europe, I’ve got 10 great honeymoons to suit all tastes and budgets.

Honeymoons are the ultimate romantic holidays. They are the one time that you can justify splashing out on luxury hotel or overwater bungalow, and simply relax and enjoy it. However, we all have different tastes and budgets so it’s not a case that one size fits all.

For some, lazing on a tropical beach is the ultimate honeymoon, others might like an action packed adventure in Asia, while a short break in Europe might be your preferred choice. Personally I like to combine some beach time with a little adventure, so I would probably choose a multi centre honeymoon.

I have teamed up with honeymoon specialists Tropical Sky, who offer luxury hotels in idyllic locations, as well as adventure and culture based honeymoons. I have picked 10 great honeymoon ideas to suit everyone below.

All honeymoons from Ireland below include flights, accommodation, transfers and baggage. Durations, hotels and itineraries can be changed to suit your requirements – simply contact the honeymoon experts at Tropical Sky to tailor make the perfect honeymoon to suit you. 

Honeymoons in Europe

1. Amalfi Coast, Italy: 5 Star Hotels from €1299

honeymoons on the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most romantic destinations in Europe, and for couples who want an iconic honeymoon destination close to home, look no further.

 

The 5-Star Grand Hotel La Favorita is located in the heart of Sorrento and boats a stunning cliff-top setting, as well as impressive facilities. It is a great choice for a honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast.

Soak up the views of the Bay of Naples from the pool and Bellavista Terrace, and enjoy fine dining at its choice of restaurants. 

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2. Greek Honeymoons: 5-Star Hotels from €1199

Lindos Blu luxury hotel in Greece

For couples who are looking for a beach honeymoon, without travelling too far, the Greek Islands won’t disappoint. There are many islands offering direct flights from Ireland including Crete, Santorini and Corfu, and many luxurious hotels to choose from. 

I have chosen the adult-only Lindos Blu Hotel in Rhodes. The hotel’s hillside location offers beautiful views of the Aegean Sea and is just three minutes walk from its private beach.

The traditional decor blends with the environment perfectly and rooms, suites and villas have private patios looking on to Vlicha Bay. 

There are two swimming pools, an Elixir Spa & Wellness Center, as well as a choice of gourmet dining options, and the historic town of Lindos is nearby.

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Honeymoons in America, Mexico and the Caribbean

3. Mexico: All Inclusive Honeymoons from €1579

all inclusive holidays in Mexico

Mexico’s beach resorts provide the perfect place to unwind after your wedding, and the Unlimited-Luxury® at all of the Secrets, Breathless and Dreams Resorts & Spas make them the ideal place to stay.

Secrets and Breathless Resorts are stylish and sophisticated adult-only resorts with unlimited premium wines and spirits, and gourmet dining with no restaurant reservations required.

Your complimentary mini-bar is refreshed daily and you can avail of 24 hour room service, endless day and evening activities and world-class spas. All gratuities are included so you can order as many margaritas as you like 🍸.

Breathless Resorts are the more contemporary choice, and while adult-only, they attract singles and friends as well as couples. Expect chic restaurants and pool parties, with vibrant nightlife in beach locations. 

Tropical Sky can arrange honeymoons to all of these resorts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and many more destinations.

My guide on how to choose the right resort in Mexico might help you decide whether you might prefer the lively resort of Cancun or the laid back resorts of Playa del Carmen or Tulum. 

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4. Caribbean: St Lucia 5-Star All Inclusive Resort from €2699

StolenTime by Rendezvous, St Lucia

Palm fringed beaches combine with dramatic tropical rainforests, while colonial plantations meet modern resorts – St Lucia is an island of contrasts and is a superb honeymoon destination.

StolenTime by Rendezvous is a boutique adults-only resort on the beautiful Malabar Beach. Its peaceful location and laid back luxury make it the perfect place for a relaxing honeymoon. The secluded Water Garden with garden river pools, beds and waiter service offer the perfect romantic experience.

This All Inclusive resort focuses on good food and relaxation, although you will find a wide range of watersports and fitness classes available. You can enjoy a choice of dining options as well as a dining exchange at its sister resort – Body Holiday.

Rooms come with King Size four-poster beds and if budget allows I suggest upgrading to a beachfront room that come with a hammock – the perfect place to enjoy the stunning sea views.

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5: American Honeymoons: California Road Trip from €1949

California road trip

Tropical Sky offer a wide range of holidays to America’s cities, canyonlands and beyond. In fact they have a dedicated website, American Sky, and expert staff dealing with American holidays. I have chosen a California road trip, which is one of the best road trips in the world. If you fancy exploring on your own, with your trusty SAT NAV to guide you, then this is trip for you. 

You will fly directly into San Francisco and spend three nights exploring this great city. Bike the bridge, take a tour of Alcatraz and maybe take a trip to Napa Valley – the choice is yours. You can then choose to stop in either Carmel or Monterey, and San Luis Obispo or San Simeon – I suggest talking to the experts in American Sky and they will advise on the best towns to suit your holiday style and budget.

 

Los Angeles is a must visit, and this trip includes a two-night stay there, as well as two nights in Las Vegas and San Diego. 

This is just one of the many holidays to California available. You may wish to leave Las Vegas for another time, and add on stops in Yosemite or more some beach time in San Diego or even Hawaii. 

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6. Dubai & Maldives Honeymoon from €3249

Maldives honeymoons

The Maldives is one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations and after seeing some of the islands first hand I can see why – it is one of those destinations where reality is even better than Instagram! And I can’t think of a better way to finish off your honeymoon than a few days in glitzy Dubai. See the top attractions, do a desert safari and shop till you drop – Dubai and the Maldives is the ultimate honeymoon combination.

The popular Maldivian island of Meeru and the superbly located JA Ocean View in Dubai offers a more affordable option at €3249. When you consider that a seven-night stay in Meeru is on an all-inclusive basis, and all flights and transfers are included, this offers good value for a honeymoon in paradise.

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If you prefer to leave Dubai for another time, but still fancy a two-centre holiday in the Maldives, choose five nights at the fabulous Sun Siyam Vilu Reef followed by five nights at Sun Siyam Iru Veli. Arrive by sea-plane to a private island in the Indian Ocean and enjoy 10 nights of pure luxury with all meals and drinks included – it doesn’t get much better than that ❤️

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Read: 10 Amazing Holidays to the Indian Ocean from Ireland

7. South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route & Safari from €2449

amakhala lion

If you have been following my adventures for a while, you will know that I love South Africa. I have been twice now and would return in a heart beat. I did a similar itinerary to this a few years ago and loved it.

Cape Town is a superb city, there is so much to see and do. Visit Robben Island, go to the top of Table Mountain and drive the Cape Peninsula Drive. After a few days exploring the sights of Cape Town you will spend a night in the Winelands in the pretty town of Franschhoek, before setting off along the Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay.

After a two night beach stay you will finish off your trip in Amakhala Game Reserve, a place I can personally recommend.

This itinerary is for 8 nights but I suggest extending your time in Cape Town and along the Garden Route to take advantage of South Africa’s superb beaches and National Parks.

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8. Thailand: Luxury Phuket & Elephant Hills Experience from €2129

longhaul holidays at Elephant Hills

Thailand is a destination that is on most couples’ honeymoon list. However, there are so many different islands to choose from, as well as superb cities. I have chosen a wonderful wildlife and beach combination but you can add on stays in Bangkok or Chang Mai, depending on your time and budget.

 

This trip begins at the stunning five-star Pavilions Resort in Phuket, where you can relax in style for five nights. You will then transfer into the Khao Sok National Park to Elephant Hills, a jungle camp for rescued elephants, where you will spend two nights in luxurious tents in the heart of the rainforest. 

Trek through the rainforest, go sightseeing on a traditional longtail boat, and enjoy a canoe safari down the Sok river, and of course you will get the chance to interact with the resident elephants, and learn all about their conservation.

You will then transfer back to the Pavilions Phuket for some more rest and relaxation in beautiful surroundings.

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9. Luxury Bali Beach & Ubud from €2199

bali honeymoons from ireland

Asia honeymoons offer a wonderful combination of adventure and culture, as well as tropical beaches and wellness opportunities. Bali has all of these in abundance!

There are a variety of ways to honeymoon in Bali, including island hopping to the nearby Gili Islands, but for this post I chose a classic combination for a relaxing honeymoon.

Your trip starts with a three night stay in Wapa Di Ume, Ubud. Located within a rice paddy field, you can wake up to morning yoga outdoors before enjoying a swim in the infinity-edge pool with views over the rice fields. There is also a rainforest spa, Balineese Cooking Classes and two restaurants here that will make it difficult to leave.

However, central Ubud is only a short drive or walk away and a must visit while you are there. As well as Rice Paddy Trekking, Ubud is also popular for white water rafting, kayaking and cycling, although yoga, pilates and meditation are what gave this area its global status as one of the world’s best wellness resorts.

After your cultural stay in Ubud, you will be taken to Melia Bali, which is situated directly on the beautiful beach of Nusa Dua. Relax by the lagoon style swimming pool and choose from five restaurants and three bars during your stay.

This is just one of the many hotel combinations available, you can choose to upgrade to five star hotels with private pools or villas or extend your stay. Talk to the experts in Tropical Sky who will design the perfect honeymoon in Bali to suit your style and budget.

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10. Vietnam: Cities & Beaches from €2929

adventure holidays in Vietnam

If you are looking for holiday filled with adventure and culture – look no further. You will start this amazing Vietnam honeymoon with a three-night stay in Hanoi where you will marvel at the museums, markets and motorbikes! Renowned as the culinary capital of Vietnam, this is the place to try a street food tour. You will then transfer to Ha long Bay for an overnight cruise to the stunning Lan Ha Bay.

A three-night stay in the modern Ho Chi Minh City will follow, where you can visit the War Remnants Museum, the Cu Chi tunnels and the Mekong Delta floating markets. Renowned for trendy roof-top bars and vibrant nightlife, you may just want to relax and enjoy the city!

Your last five nights are spent in the resort of Mui Ne at the beachfront Sailing Club Mui Ne – a place to relax after an action packed trip.

This is just one of the many honeymoons in Vietnam available, you can choose to upgrade hotels or add on a few days in Cambodia.

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All of the above honeymoons are just a sample of what Tropical Sky has available. Choosing the right honeymoon is so important, so if you wish to add on extra nights or change hotels or itineraries in any of the options I have selected, contact Tropical Sky and they will be able to tailor make a trip to suit you.

Prices are correct at the time of issue and are subject at change. This post was sponsored by Tropical Sky, but all views, as always, are my own.

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