If you’re having trouble planning your post-wedding getaway, don’t fret! The experts at Buy Our Honeymoon have put together their favourite honeymoon destinations to inspire you…
“We thought it might be fun to compile an A–Z list of some of the most popular and interesting honeymoon destinations around the globe, all chosen by real couples using Buy Our Honeymoon’s wedding gift list service.
With Buy Our Honeymoon, couples can use their wedding gift list to help fund a trip of a lifetime to absolutely anywhere in the world. You can tailor-make your perfect honeymoon gift list to tell exactly the story you want to tell, and you’re not tied to any particular honeymoon provider to spend the presents you’re given.
Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!”
A is for Australia
If your honeymoon doesn’t provide an excuse to fly halfway around the world, what does? Australia is vast and varied, from cosmopolitan cities on the coast to rugged isolation in the interior. The outback is more accessible that you might think, and the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most astonishing experiences you can imagine. Australia is a big country offering enough to satisfy even the biggest honeymoon dreams.
B is for Bhutan
One of the more off-the-beaten-track destinations on our list, the Kingdom of Bhutan is an ancient and remote Buddhist country deep within the Himalayas between India and Tibet.
If you’re feeling adventurous, the 900m climb to the Taktsang Palphug Monastery (or Tiger’s Nest) will reward you with legendary views. You can spend the night in a former Bhutanese Royal palace, a contemporary boutique hotel, or even a traditional farm house with a local family.
A welcoming, sacred and truly distinctive place to spend your honeymoon, Bhutan measures its prosperity by Gross National Happiness, not Gross Domestic Product.
C is for the Caribbean
We could fill a list with the endless variety of the islands of the Caribbean individually: beautiful Antigua, glorious Barbados, unspoiled Dominica, spectacular St Lucia. The music and spice of Jamaica, the history and culture of Cuba.
Blissful beaches, turquoise waters and some of the best diving in the world — little wonder the Caribbean is one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations.
D is for Dubai
Luxurious and indulgent, lavish and extraordinary – for many couples, Dubai promises the perfect honeymoon experience. It’s a spectacular, constantly changing city with some of the world’s most opulent and palatial hotels, including the world’s first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab.
Relax on the fantastic beaches or take a jeep safari into the desert, shop duty free at the mall or discover unique wares at the souk, enjoy afternoon tea or sample the best Middle Eastern cuisine. Dubai offers a honeymoon of unforgettable contrasts.
E is for Ecuador
Ecuador may be small, but it offers an unsurpassed honeymoon adventure. Trek into the Andes or the Amazonian rainforest, explore the history and culture of Quito’s colonial Old Town, ride the Railway in the Sky, and experience the Swing at the End of the World. Stay in an eco-lodge or a historic hacienda.
And then there’s the Galapagos Islands just off the coast. A unique, isolated ecosystem with giant tortoises on land and pink dolphins in the water. Magnificent, otherworldly, and one of South America’s greatest treasures.
F is for Fiji
Fiji is made up of hundreds of beautiful tropical islands spread over thousands of miles in the South Pacific. Fiji is the home of palm-fringed shores, white sands and amazing soft-coral underwater scenery — and boasts one of the most welcoming, and above all happy tourist industries in the world. The Fijian language has fifteen words for “heaven,” after all.
G is for Greece
Aquamarine seas, Mediterranean sunsets, myths and meze — Greece is a magical and exquisitely romantic honeymoon destination. Santorini’s white-and-blue villages built into the rocks overlooking the Aegean, the ancient wonders of Athens, the pristine beaches of the Ionian Islands. Greece offers food, sun, culture and passion in abundance.
H is for Hawaii
The sun-drenched centre of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is breathtaking yet easygoing, isolated yet familiar, both part of the United States and resolutely distinct from it.
Hawaii is an amazing choice whether your idea of paradise is a hidden beach or a jungle hike, a swim in a waterfall or an all-downhill bike tour. Spas and luaus; volcanoes and cities; pink sunsets and blue waters; culture, food, relaxation and adrenaline. Hawaii has it all.
I is for Italy
The home of romance, and a deservedly popular honeymoon destination — whether you’re here for a secluded retreat in Tuscany, the canals of Venice, the history in Rome, the art in Florence, or the enchantment of the Amalfi Coast.
Take a chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro in Capri, explore a castle by the shores of Lake Garda, climb a volcano in Sicily and enjoy a picnic on the white sands of Sardinia.
J is for Japan
A honeymoon in Japan is guaranteed to be unforgettable. Blending ancient traditions and dazzling modernity, nowhere else is culture shock quite so welcoming.
Experience Tokyo’s bustle, lights and cuisine, visit the shrines of Kyoto by bullet train, sing karaoke without irony and try an outdoor hot spring bath in Hakone. Japan is a truly unique, and uniquely compelling, honeymoon destination.
K is for Kenya
For a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, many couples opt for a safari honeymoon — and with over 40 national parks and game reserves including the world-famous Masai Mara, Kenya provides the original adventure to Africa.
Kenya’s southern coast is lapped by the Indian Ocean, offering the perfect safari and beach combination. Specialist travel providers can secure you secluded camps and private lodges to your own tailor-made itinerary.
L is for Las Vegas
Ah, the entertainment capital of the world. Vegas is so much more than just slot machines and neon. It’s glamorous and fun, of course, but there’s beauty there in all the bling.
As well as boasting All The Hotels, Las Vegas is seriously crammed with amazing places to eat — Michelin stars and celebrity chefs, and cuisine from all over the world. You can spend your evenings at phenomenal shows and clubs, and your days at attractions including the rollercoaster at the top of the Stratosphere, 1,149 feet above the Strip. Where else could you have a gondola ride through Venice, cocktails beneath the Eiffel Tower, and steak in a pyramid all in the same day?
M is for the Maldives
Consistently the number one most popular destination for couples using buy-our-honeymoon.com, and with good reason! If you look up “honeymoon” in the dictionary, there’s probably a picture of the Maldives.
Perfect white sand beaches, tranquil turquoise waters, private overwater bungalows — the 1,192 paradise islands of the Maldives are the ultimate in luxury, romance and relaxation.
With Buy Our Honeymoon, the world is your oyster — funded with the help of your family and friends.
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