You’ve had the dream wedding but why stop there? These ten destinations are not only proof that dreams do come true, but even surpass your wildest dreams. Its worth getting married just for this.
#1 Vadhoo, Maldives
Heaven on earth becomes a reality on this exotic island, or islands. Situated southwest of Sri Lanka and India in the Indian ocean, the Maldives boasts breath taking expanses of ocean complimented by white sand. Although it is warm all year round, the best time of year to visit the Maldives would be from November to April if you want to avoid the rain. As each Island has its own resort, you wont even feel that you are there in peak season. The Maldives is the perfect place to continue that wedding glow- literally! Its famous island Vadhoo glows every night thanks to a rare tide.
#2 Honolulu, Hawaii
Looking to start your marriage off with a bang? Keep that fire and explosion alive by visiting the exquisite islands of Hawaii (part of the USA) which is home to 3 active volcanoes and of course many more dormant ones. Hawaii is warm all year round but if you love hiking and exploring, Spring in April is the recommended time as the summer months may be too hot. The landscape is dramatic with mountains and the pacific oceans, there are waterfalls, black sand beaches, snorkelling, whale watching and water sports. From adventure to romance, this destination is something special.
#3 Santorini, Greece
Although Greece is considered the birth place of Western civilisation, there are way more Romantic reasons to visit these magical islands, in particular the mesmerising Santorini, located in the crossing of Europe, Africa and Asia. From sunset watching to exotic greenery surrounding crystal clear waters, Santorini is an ideal destination for lovers worldwide. The setting is poetry in and of itself and you can literally smell the romance (and the delicious Mediterranean food) in the air. The summer months (June to September) are most popular, especially if you want to beach hop and get a taste of all the unique coastal points.
#4 Florence, Italy
No candle lit dinner is complete without the perfect… bowl of spaghetti. And where better to experience this than Italy itself. The home of good food but also much more! Florence is an artwork with its quaint and cobbled streets, beautiful architecture, and of course art museums. Visited at any time of year depending on personal preference, Florence is rich in culture and full of delightful flavours. It’s the perfect place for a honeymoon that has a taste of everything.
#5 Paris, France
The famous capital of love. Go in winter (December time) if you feel like snuggling up, or in summer (July) to see the deep greenery and gardens. Float down the river Sienne, climb the Arc de Triomphe to see a view of the Eiffel tower or even go up the Eiffel tower itself. Visit the dramatic churches, eat a macaroon, share a baguette. See Moulin Rouge in action, visit some artists, get a portrait done. And lastly, lock in your love at various points on the bridges of the Sienne and throw your key in the river, ensuring a life time of happiness, locked together as one. Its no wonder Paris is the capital of love. The French invented the concept.
#6 Hvar, Croatia
Hvar is a treasure chest of little gems where you can dine in a deserted village, relax in the picturesque bay of Mekicevica bay and snorkel in coves. The best time to visit Hvar would be early summer where you will be treated to an abundance of lavender and even a lavender festival in June that includes performances, workshops and lectures with unique souvenirs to purchase. What a way to follow through the “I do” than endless bouquets of lavenders in a spectacular setting.
#7 Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
Think of the fireworks you felt when you first met and when you tied the knot. What better way to celebrate this than with the universe’s natural fireworks or more accurately known as the Northern lights. The breath-taking lights can be seen from the first ice hotel in Sweden located in Jukkasvari. Along with the lights there are other fun activities such as snowmobiling. The best time of year to go would be in their winter months and would be the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your loved one.
#8 Andermatt, Switzerland
Once we’re getting warm and snug, lets throw in ski’s and have some fun. Andermatt is known to be one of the prettiest skiing towns in the whole country and offers a range of ski slopes for both professionals and intermediates. And if you think skiing won’t be the most flattering look, there’s always the opportunity to dress up for one of the glamourous cocktail parties at Chedi Adermatt. Skiing in Adermatt is the perfect bonding experience and is a must for those looking for some fun in a beautiful setting.
#9 Agra, India
One of the deepest declarations of love is the Taj Mahal in Agra India. It was built as a mausoleum to house the tomb of Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan’s favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. And its opulence got it awarded as one of the seven world wonders. Not everyone can build a world wonder for the love of their life, but everyone can go and visit this one. Your honeymoon is the perfect chance to pay tribute to love in the boldest way and to take the symbolism with you into your journey of marriage.
#10 Madikwe Game Reserve
The Madikwe Game Reserve is South Africa’s fifth largest game reserve; it is home to all the Big Five species as well as the highly endangered African Wild dog. This is the perfect honeymoon getaway for any couple looking for a luxurious, romantic & peaceful getaway with a true African experience. There are more than 20 luxury safari lodges offering luxurious accommodation, meals prepared by top chefs and sunrise and sunset game drives with expert game rangers that will leave you feeling relaxed and carefree.