The World’s 5 Best Honeymoon Destinations

A honeymoon is the opportunity for a holiday of a lifetime, with the person you’ve decided to spend forever with. It’s the time to relax, unwind and settle into married bliss after the stress of wedding planning.

Whether you fancy a fortnight on a Caribbean island or a week exploring a European city, these top honeymoon destinations will guarantee you have a fabulously romantic time. Read on to plan a honeymoon to remember.

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Barbados

Turquoise waters and white sand on a Barbados beach.

Well known for its spectacular beaches, laid back lifestyle and potent rum punch, Barbados has mastered the art of fine living. Relaxation comes easily on this little island, so pack your bags with swimwear, sun cream and a good book and escape to the Caribbean for a perfect honeymoon.

The West Coast of Barbados attracts royals and the world’s leading sports stars to its upscale resorts such as Sandy Lane. The South Coast is ideal for all-inclusive holidays where water sport lovers can enjoy the premium wind and kite surfing conditions.

Barbados is so small you can tour the whole island in a day. Couples seeking to explore should head to the Barbados Museum to learn the history of the island. Those who would prefer a history of rum, can take a tour of Mount Gay distillery with plenty of tastings along the way. With its flawless coastline spanning 70 miles, Barbados is the perfect playground to discover marine life. So, ping on a snorkel and dive straight in!

Interested in trying Barbados? Fly from Birmingham to Barbados.

Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is a great landmark to visit on your honeymoon.

We couldn’t write a list of honeymoon destinations without including the city of love itself. Paris is a dream come true for honeymooners. The food, the wine, the art and architecture, the charming hotels, the lazy afternoons people watching at cafés, even the elegant sound of the French language – these are all among the city’s seductions. There are many things to do for honeymooners in Paris.

Wander down the River Seine at dusk, visit the remains of the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and get a romantic snap at the world-famous Eiffel Tower. Take a day trip to the magical champagne region and another to Versailles. French cuisine is some of the most exquisite in the world, so enjoy lots of it with accompanying French wine. This is your honeymoon, so you also have to tie a ribbon (locks are discouraged now) on the Pont des Art bridge, which symbolizes your committed love to one another.

Think Paris might be the one? Fly from Birmingham Airport to Paris.

Cancun, Mexico

Buildings overlooking the ocean in Cancun, Mexico.

Dazzling white sands, refreshing cocktails and azure waters – it’s no wonder so many are attracted to this Mexican city. Aside from the beaches, there are breath-taking Mayan ruins, pristine jungles, and underwater caves.

Couples who enjoy a party scene with discos, delicious seafood and vibrant beaches, should head over to the city’s renowned hotel zone. For a more chilled honeymoon, Downtown Cancun offers secluded beaches and authentic tacos.

To explore the natural beauty of the city, visit Quintana Roo. Here there are ancient stone temples, crocodiles in pristine lagoons, and nature reserves boasting undiluted beauty.

Whatever you enjoy doing as a couple, Cancun really has something for everyone.

Check out flights to Cancun from Birmingham Airport.

Dominican Republic

A sunset on a beach in Dominica Republic, a top honeymoon destination.

Whether you’re seeking unique adventure activities or relaxing days lounging under a palm tree, the Dominican Republic offers a little bit of everything for honeymooners. With white-sand beaches, inexpensive but luxurious resorts, and impressive natural attractions, there’s so much for newlyweds to do. Go for the shopping, water sports, hiking, historical sites, or impressive resort offerings.

Did you know aside from Hawaii, the Dominican Republic is considered one of the best places to go whale watching? Head to the Samana peninsula to do so, where you will also find warmer water, remote hiking and deserted beaches.

Punta Cana is one of the most popular spots for honeymooners to go in the Dominican Republic. Its white sandy beaches are picture perfect and the resorts are like no other on the island.

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Budapest, Hungary

A lit up bridge over a river in Budapest, one of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe.

A city of scenic landmarks and romantic rooftop bars, Budapest is perfect for newlyweds. Hungary’s capital is an eclectic mix of attractions spanning century-old cafés and top-notch dining locations. Known as the ‘City of Baths’, Budapest is blessed with an abundance of hot springs and, as a result, ‘taking the waters’ has been an experience here since the Roman times. Get a treatment for two and enjoy healing thermal waters and local wine.

For a quick tour out of town, a stylish speedboat offers a champagne ride on the Danube to romantically cobblestoned Szentendre. Perhaps you and your partner are party animals? The nightlife in Budapest is unbeatable, so you can relish in a night out on the town together as a married couple.

Book your city break to Budapest here.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Palm trees on a golf course overlooking the sea in Jamaica, one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations.

White sand beaches, turquoise water gently lapping the shore, palm trees swaying in the breeze – enjoy all this with the love of your life in Jamaica. Add friendly locals, tasty food and a rum punch or two, and you’ve got a top honeymoon destination.

Explore one of the many stunning waterfalls on the island, sail a boat out to a bar in the middle of the ocean, or float down the river in the middle of the Jamaican jungle on a bamboo raft. Take a jerk chicken cooking class, go cliff jumping, or relax on a catamaran, as you watch the sunset into the horizon.

Montego Bay, or Mo-Bay as the locals call it, is one of the most popular and colourful resort areas on the island. It is also where you will fly into and is the gateway to other destinations on the island.

Think Jamaica could be the best option for you, book your holiday here.

None of these destinations take your fancy? Discover where else we fly and check out our destination guides for more honeymoon inspiration.

 

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