A beachside honeymoon makes perfect sense, ultimate relaxation, stunning natural beauty, peaceful seclusion and guaranteed good weather. Ensure your marriage gets off to an idyllic start with these blissful destinations.
Tropical Costa Rica is the perfect paradise in which to start your married lives. Book into a beach-side treehouse in peaceful Puerto Viejo and spend your days listening to the sounds of the ocean, relaxing in the hot spring bath or cooling off in the sea. Make the most of your lush, natural surroundings with romantic hikes to remote waterfalls. Enjoy candlelit meals and intimate evenings in your own secluded paradise. You’re sure to return home feeling blissed out and happy.
Pulau Perhentian in Malaysia is the island of your dreams. Pristine white sand, untouched jungle and astonishing coral, all waiting to be explored. The island boasts myriad luxury options for the honeymooning couple, whether its a sea-view bungalow or a jungle haven. Take a boat trip to spot reef sharks, turtles and humphead fish, as well as hundreds of clownfish and other colourful reef-dwellers. There could be nothing more romantic than Perhentian evenings, dining under the stars on the beach with some of the most magnificent sunsets you’ll ever see.
Menorca boasts some of the most fabulous resorts and accommodation you will ever find and with its Balearic atmosphere and Spanish influence you’ll be chilled out before you’ve even stepped off the plane. Picture sipping sundowners from your own private terrace, before slipping out into the town for an evening of tapas and vino tinto. For the party animals, Mahon has an enviable after-dark scene with DJs spinning tunes into the early hours.
When the hangover wears off, explore the rugged coastline and discover your own secret beaches, before retreating for a cool-off in the resort pool. If you haven’t decided on a venue for your wedding yet, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of luxurious villas in Menorca where you could have your wedding ceremony. This way you can transition straight from wedding to honeymoon without any travelling at all!
Bali, the Indonesian paradise island, plays host to discerning honeymooners each year, so you know you’re in safe hands. The gorgeous Uluwatu, a cliffside town with numerous small, secluded beaches is the perfect place for married life to begin. Learn to surf together, before watching sunsets from the glamorous Ulu Cliffhouse, cocktail in hand of course. Spend the second part of your honeymoon in Sanur, a chilled-out beachside town, which boasts incredible Indonesian food and magnificent coastline. Here’s a useful guide to planning your Bali honeymoon.
For the spiciest of honeymoons, head to Cuba for your honeymoon! Havana is a city that pulses with the beat of the salsa dance that entertains on every street corner, you can’t help but fall for this seductive city. Whether it’s immersing yourself in the bright colours of the architecture or losing your inhibitions to the beguiling jazz music, your senses will be aroused at every turn. The Playas del Este is a stunning stretch of coastline perfect for restoring tired bodies ready for another night of partying Havana-style.
With beachside luxury just a few days away, any wedding nerves will be easily banished. The only thing left to decide is which bikinis to pack. Which beach destination would you choose??