Sail Away With Me: Where To Go On Honeymoon 2023
Fabulous honeymoon ideas for every kind of escape
The venue is booked, the flowers are ordered and the dress of dreams has been chosen. With the big day well and truly on the way, it’s never too early to start planning the perfect honeymoon for you and your newly appointed spouse. From city breaks in Paris to resort holidays in the Maldives, these are the places to stay on your honeymoon.
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Honeymoon Destination Ideas 2023
Best For… Adventure Seekers
Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica
The adventure begins before you arrive at Pacuare Lodge, as the only way in is via rafting down the river (or by helicopter and an off-road 4×4 trek). Once there, a hanging gondola transports you through the canopy to your treehouse suite.
BOOK IT: From $621. pacuarelodge.com
Andaman Sea, Thailand
Set sail for an adventure around the Andaman Sea, and the idyllic coastline and islands of Thailand, including Phuket, Phang Nga and the Phi Phi islands. BoatBookings offer crewed and uncrewed yacht charters.
BOOK IT: Individually priced, boatbookings.com
Blanket Bay, New Zealand
Blanket Bay is in the heart of the Southern Alps, just 45 mins from Queenstown. It offers hiking, horse riding and fly fishing in the gorgeous NZ backcountry, as well as heli-skiing in the winter.
BOOK IT: From £905. blanketbay.com
Best For… Nature Lovers
British Columbia, Canada
Explore the wilds of British Columbia with Turquoise Holidays, which will put together a bespoke itinerary for your trip. Options include bear spotting, wildlife tours, kayak adventures and hiking.
BOOK IT: From £8,995pp for two week trip, turquoiseholidays.co.uk
Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
Wildlife abounds at this eco-hotel in Ecuador’s Andean foothills. Spot butterflies, hummingbirds and other creatures native to the tropical cloud forest setting – think frogs, snakes, and insects.
BOOK IT: From £1,138, mrandmrssmith.com
Join wildlife conservationists in Kenya, where your trip will start at a rhino conservancy in the Laikipia region, before you join the the Lion Guardians, a group of young Maasai warriors who protect lion prides, and finish up with some turtle rescuing.
BOOK IT: From £7,000pp, pelorusx.com
Best For… Culture Vultures
This nine-night private tour takes in the best of Morocco, from dazzling Marrakech to the spectacular Atlas Mountains, and the enchanting coastal town of Oualidia.
BOOK IT: From £3,300pp. scottdunn.com
Hotel Excelsior, Venezia, Italy
Enjoy the best of Venice in five-star luxury at this hotel on a secluded beach in the Lido. It’s only 15-20 minutes by boat to St Mark’s Square.
BOOK IT: From €450. hotelexcelsiorvenezia.com
Paris is always a good idea – and the Shangri-La makes an unforgettably luxurious base from which to explore the City of Love. Read our full review here.
BOOK IT: From €1,000. shangri-la.com
Best For… Romance
One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
It’s a classic for a reason: honeymoons in the Maldives always hit the spot. Whether you go for a luscious beach villa or a charming over-water option, One&Only Reethi Rah provides the peace and privacy you need.
BOOK IT: From $2,000. oneandonlyresorts.com
Once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming, today GoldenEye is a collection of private villas, cottages and beach huts, all set alongside the cerulean Caribbean sea. The perfect honeymoon escape.
BOOK IT: From £471. goldeneye.com
North Island, Seychelles
The Seychelles’ most luxurious resort, the picturesque North Island only hosts 11 villas, so you can lose yourself in its pristine beaches and azure seas.
BOOK IT: Individually priced. redsavannah.com
Where Else? More Romantic Places To Stay
Featured image: Palazzo Avino, Ravello, Amalfi Coast
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