Breakfasts in bed, candlelit dinners, five-star suites - if there's ever a time for all-out luxury, it's your honeymoon. We've cherry-picked some of our favourite destinations - and hotels - for honeymooners, ranging from Indian Ocean islands to Grecian retreats.
Honeymoons are all about being pampered, so many of our hotels provide extras to make your stay even more memorable. From champagne breakfasts, to romantic dinners on the beach, even a complimentary spa treatment to ease you into relaxation mode, we have sourced some fantastic extras, exclusive to honeymooners. Special honeymoon offers can be found on each hotel page - have a browse using the links below.
Greece is a heavyweight when it comes to honeymoons, with dozens of islands to love and a mix of ruggedly beautiful coastline, tiny historic towns and hilly landscapes thick with olive groves.
Spain’s diverse destinations are the perfect place to be loved-up. Idyllic pueblos blancos, sunset sangrias and white beaches line the mainland, while the islands offer up volcanic vistas and year-round sunshine.
There’s nowhere quite like bella Italia when it comes to romance. Be starry-eyed in the cities, have a sweet break by the seaside or plan a honeymoon hideaway in the great lakes.
Portugal is one of Europe’s most photogenic destinations. There’s the Algarve, nestled between dramatic cliffs and golden beaches, while little Madeira is nicknamed the ‘Floating Garden’ for its vivid scenery.
Cyprus has a lot to fall in love with. It boasts some of the dreamiest scenery in the Med, with ancient villages and wildly pretty waterfronts made for strolling, hand-in-hand.
There’s a reason we have heart-eyes for Croatia – it’s a natural beauty, with chic hotels placed in cool cities like Dubrovnik, and the glittering Adriatic coast to frame your photos.
Indian Ocean Honeymoons
The Maldives made its name on honeymoon magic, with private island resorts offering secluded water villas over crystal-clear depths, and miles of powder-soft sand made for barefoot beach parties.
Dreamy desert-island beaches and quaint colonial towns make Mauritius a serious honeymoon contender. Luxury resorts are de rigueur, and the green-and-gold landscapes are as romantic as they come.
Sri Lanka’s knock-out scenery and rich history offer something a little different – there are beautiful beaches, of course, but this exotic little island is just the ticket for adventurous newlyweds.
Caribbean and Mexico Honeymoons
Mexico’s impossibly pure shores are the stuff of honeymoon dreams; all sugar-white sands, shady cabanas and margaritas on tap. If you can prise yourself away from the beach, there’s fascinating culture here, too.
Barbados is the sun-trap of the Caribbean – there’s 340 days of sunshine a year, and the tropical colours are so vivid it makes everything look airbrushed. Just the thing for your honeymoon snaps.
Antigua has a thing for beaches. There’s said to be one for every day of the year, and if you can stop gazing into one another’s eyes for long enough, they’ll knock your socks off. Perfect for sun-worshippers.
Far East Honeymoons
Thailand’s beaches are magnetic for honeymooners – lovebirds are drawn to the silky white beaches, glassy waters and easy-going pace of the coast. The perfect wind-down after wedding planning.
Bali’s beach resorts comes gift-wrapped in jungle scenery, hiding hundreds of little temples and a vibrant culture. It’s an island ripe for exploration, offering a blend of beach days and exotic excursions.
Prefer a city? Singapore’s dazzling skyline and smart rooftop bars are just the setting for a loved-up selfie, and then there’s a world-class shopping and dining scene to get stuck into.