Travelex said these were all destinations where the pound has strengthened against the local currency, giving UK holidaymakers more spending power.
Elvin Eldic, from Travelex, said: "With young couples feeling the growing financial squeeze of tying the knot, it's unsurprising that many are bucking traditional honeymoon trends in order to rein in the cost of getting married.
"It makes perfect sense to continue the celebrations with loved ones, while sharing the costs. In recent months the pound has improved significantly against most popular currencies."
Hotel booking company Mr & Mrs Smith said: "We've seen increasing popularity for couples sharing honeymoons."
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The Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) is known to be one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, which is why thousands of couples visit every year. Although Positano and Amalfi are the main allure for tourists, couples seeking extra seclusion could explore Salerno, a beautiful old town. An afternoon walk in the sunshine through Salerno's winding medieval streets, finished off with a glass of Limoncello (Italy's famous lemon liqueur) in a quaint cafe is enough to make anyone fall in love. Tip: The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast is in spring or early autumn, (summer can be very crowded).
If you want to retreat to a peace haven together, what better way to unwind and get away from it all than to spend your honeymoon in a luxury spa, tucked away within a vineyard. Take for example Les Sources de Caudalie, which is just South of Bordeaux. Sipping on champagne by the swimming pool, the sun beaming down, surrounded by vineyards and fields of sunflowers and lavender, you will feel completely at one with nature (and each other). Explore the quaint medieval towns that criss-cross the region, and walk the cobblestone roads hand in hand, stumbling across traditional eateries and bistros on the way. Tip: Why not go really avant garde and book yourselves into the extraordinary suite at Les Soures de Caudalie designed by the young French designer Maxime Simoëns?
Whatever kind of a honeymoon you have in mind, you can have it in here. Malta has everything: secluded beaches, fine dining, spectacular cultural sights, rolling countryside dotted with quaint little traditional villages. If you want to spend your honeymoon relaxing in a stunning five-star resort, sunbathing on the beach, and strolling up the promenade at night for a delicious meal and some fine wine, then look no further than the Westin Dragonara Resort, which has a delightful bridal suite with a private terrace complete with jacuzzi and incredible sea views.
A honeymoon on Lake Garda will remind you why you fell in love to begin with. Italy's largest lake remains an unspoilt haven of peace for honeymooners. On the shores of the lake you will find several charming villages. On the northwestern side of the lake, and well worth a visit is Limone, with its cobbled streets, nestled among the lemon groves. A swim in the clear and warm water of Lake Garda is a must, especially in the summer. Surrounded by cypresses, vines, orange trees and citrus groves, Lake Garda is the essence of Italian romance.
Ireland's largest five-star resort outside of Dublin, 17th century Dromoland Castle, is perfect for romantics. Book yourself into the secluded cottage inside the walls of Dromoland castle and have a honeymoon fit for royalty. ‘Castle Keep Cottage’ is luxurious in every sense of the word: there's a jacuzzi, and the master bedroom overlooks beautiful 17th-century gardens and Lough Dromoland. Think Irish heirlooms chandeliers, hand-carved paneling, oil paintings, custom-made carpets and draperies. By day, live like kings and queens and wander through the charming gardens and surroundings, or make use of the full-service health spa and beauty salon. By night dine like royalty in the castle's five-star award-winning restaurant, the Earl of Thomond,then retreat back to your private space with a bottle of bubbly. Tip: If you can’t afford the cottage (or it’s fully booked on your dates), the rooms in the club wing of the castle (complete with oversized windows and nine-foot ceiling) are also very grand, and have sumptuous upholstery and furnishings.
Paris has a romantic ambiance that effortlessly draws couples from across the world to the city to experience its magic. The food is sumptuous, the art collections superb, the wine impeccable, and the city as a whole unforgettable. The city's charms seem endless, and for many lovers worldwide, there is no place better to come to celebrate romance than Paris.
If you and your other half love all things arty then think no further about your ideal honeymoon location. The works of Michelangelo and Botticelli, combined with some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe (think of all those bridges and cathedrals), are best appreciated with your lover at your side. Sharing a cone of gelato whilst you window-shop and stroll along Medieval Veccio bridge is also a special experience. Florence has some world-class cuisine and wine to offer newlyweds, and the city's hotels are some of the best in Europe, especially around the 'Tournabuoni' area, and it's a general rule that you get what you pay for. Tip: Many people underestimate how tricky navigating your way around Florence is, so invest in a map.
Vienna is like a romantic city that you might read about in fairytales. Horse-drawn carriages are ready to collect you on Stephansplatz, Albertinaplatz and in front of the Hofburg, to take you for an evening spin around the stunning city. You'll be surrounded by the romantic classical music of Mozart, and will be in awe of the romantic splendour surrounding you. From delightful cobbled streets to opulent coffee shops, fully furnished with chandeliers, everything about Vienna breathes class. Marvel at the regal splendour of Vienna's palaces, spend an evening at the opera or ballet, the 'Staatsoper' (Vienna state opera), gazing down at the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic in the pit below.
Croatia's Dalmatian islands are perfect for romance. They're only accessible by water, which simply ads to the charm, and the feeling of seclusion. When you pull into the ancient port on arrival, the sight of palm trees against a backdrop of rolling hills will stay with you for a lifetime. Numerous celebrities have taken their holidays here, including Brad Pit who fell in love with the place, and Steven Spielberg, who called Hvar the most beautiful island in the world! For architectural beauty and chic bars, follow suit, and head to Hvar Town, where you can marvel at Gothic palaces and chapels, whilst enjoying some mouth watering Mediterranean cuisine. Water taxis are always ready and waiting to whisk you off to an idyllic offshore islet, for some privacy and honeymoon- style-relaxation. Tip: If you are having your honeymoon on the mainland, Bol’s Golden Cape (or Zlatni Rat Beach) is a contender for the most beautiful beach in Croatia, and is very easy to get to. It boasts a V-shaped stretch of white sand and warm azure waters.
There's water villas, and then there's the Grand Water Villa at the ultra-luxurious One&Only Reethi Rah. We're talking 2,500 square-feet of Maldivian heaven, with a terrazo tub and private pool, unrivalled turquoise sea views – well, you're practically in it – and 24-hour butler service. Sigh.
The Plaza Hotel in New York City boasts the Presidential Suite, home to some seriously wealthy customers. It's a two-level, 7,800 square-foot space that takes up an entire floor of the hotel. There are six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two living rooms, a well-stocked library, and a private wine cellar, not to mention the private staff of maids, butlers, and a chef. Fancy shopping on Fifth Avenue? Your chauffeur and his Rolls Royce will happily oblige!
You could fit your whole family in this four-bedroom, six bathroom, 17,000 square-foot suite taking up an entire floor, with magnificent views over the city, Mont Blanc, and Lake Geneva. Luxury is everywhere you look, from the private elevator to your very own personal cocktail lounge. Yes, you read that right. A private cocktail lounge. Hotelpwilson.com
Everything about this suite just oozes glamour, from the master bedroom's canopied four-poster bed and gold leaf wall details to the Marie Antoinette-inspired décor. But there's also huge hints of modern luxury, including the giant plasma screens in the bathroom. Ritzparis.com
Truly a haven for high-fliers and multi-millionaire moguls, this most extravagant of suites is high-tech and beautiful. Waterways wind through the 9,000 square-foot space, while a wrap-around pool, personal spa, fitness centre and private cinema make up the lust list. Fourseasons.com
When we dream of our fantasy honeymoon, the Otemanu Over-Water Villa in Bora Bora is pretty much what comes to mind! Featuring a deck the length of the villa – with a ladder leading into the lagoon – its own infinity pool, and a glass floor with views straight through to the vivid ocean life below, it's perfection on stilts.
Described as a 'palace of wonders', the Private Reserve at the Six Senses in Oman sits proudly on its own stretch of private beach, and consists of three stunning villas. Make the most of the views over the Gulf of Oman while you're working out in your private gym or swimming in your own giant infinity pool. The fact there's nannies' quarters, not to mention private security quarters, might indicate just how plush this 3,000 square-metre pad is.
One of London's most exclusive hotels – and a favourite with stars like Madonna – boasts the daddy of central London suites in the Infinity. Living up to its name, there's a swimming pool-sized infinity bath, a butler, grand four-poster bed, and two en suite dressing rooms. London. langhamhotels.co.uk
The fact that Donna Karan helped designed this suite should hint at its exclusivity. Parrot Cay is one of the island's most secluded resorts, and the Balinese-style Sanctuary villa (think teak furniture, candles, and oversized day beds), is its hidden gem. Step out of the second-floor master bedroom to 360-degree views, while away the hours in your own infinity pool, then when you're peckish ask your personal chef to rustle you up a fresh-from-the-sea fish lunch.
What really says 'exclusive' to you? A suite sat atop a renovated palace with its own private entrance? Yep, we thought so, too. Decked out with a sumptuous décor and antique furniture, the Duhau also offers a butler service, and a wrap-around terrace affording views of the beautiful Buenos Aires skyline.