Top destinations for your dream honeymoon

Top destinations for your dream honeymoon

So, you’re about to enter your happily-ever-after era. You’ve got the big day sorted, and now you just need to decide where you’ll be heading to celebrate your newlywed status. Whether your vision is long-haul luxury or a low-key mini-moon situation closer to home, here’s some inspo for the dreamiest honeymoon destinations.  


The Maldives 

Best time to go: November to April  

Name a more iconic honeymoon destination, we’ll wait. The Maldives is made up of thousands of tiny islands in the Indian Ocean. With more beaches than inhabitants, it has a seriously secluded vibe, so you’ll feel like you’re the only people on earth. Live your best loved-up life in an above-water bungalow and embrace the beach-bum lifestyle – walk about barefoot, go snorkelling in the coral reefs and watch the sunsets from the sandbars. 

Santorini, Greece 

Best time to go: April to November   

This Greek Island’s classic whitewashed buildings, clifftop views, and second-to-none sunsets are a recipe for romance. Spend days exploring colourful villages, strolling along the black sand beaches and treating yourselves to Michelin-starred meals. For the real Santorini experience, stay in one of Oia’s blue-domed boutique hotels built into the cliff, or dance ‘til dawn in Thira’s clubs like you’re in Mamma Mia!  

Amalfi Coast, Italy 

Best time to go: May to September 

With sorbet-coloured towns, Neapolitan Riviera scenery and sweet-smelling lemon groves, the Amalfi Coast is pure honeymoon material. Settle into your post-wedding bliss with a boat trip to Capri, sharing creamy cannolis and strolling along the coastal proms. Stay in UNESCO-listed Amalfi for colourful cliffside buildings and Roman ruins, or pick Positano for top-tier Italian cuisine. It’s perfect if your love language is eating together Lady and the Tramp-style… That’s amore.     

The Caribbean 

Best time to go: December to April 

The Caribbean meets the hot honeymoon brief, serving up laidback island vibes, swish adults-only resorts and sunshine for days. Spice things up in the Dominican Republic with day trips to colourful Santo Domingo and zip-lining through jungle canopies, or pick Jamaica for reggae beats, rum punch and immaculate beaches. Looking for somewhere under-the-radar? Grenada’s a hidden gem. Go on hikes through the rainforest to secret waterfalls, snorkel to see the turtles, and you might even get a whole stretch of sand to yourselves.  

Phuket, Thailand 

Best time to go: December to May 

Heading to the Land of Smiles for your happy-couple moment just makes sense. Thailand’s always a wish-list worthy pick, so where better to spend the happiest time of your life than in one of its prettiest parts – Phuket. Expect jungle-backed beaches, buzzy night markets and super-zen Buddhist temples, and all sorts of stays from secluded villas right on the sand to next-level-luxury resorts. Follow famous footsteps with a boat trip to Phi Phi Island, eat your body weight in pad thai and mango sticky rice, and party the night away in Bangla Road’s bright bars.  


Best time to go: December to April  

Margaritas, mariachi bands and Mayan ruins – Mexican honeymoons hit different. Whether you fancy an All Inclusive week of beach flopping with your love or want to pack in all the ancient temples, Mexico’s got a side to suit you. Head to Mexico City for fiestas and foodie scenes, or pick one of its coastlines for a tropical trip. The Caribbean Coast is lined with boujie resorts and easy-on-the-eye beaches, and the Pacific Coast is known for its jungle scenery and solid surf spots.  

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Author: Daisy Colley
Last updated: 17/05/2024