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Best honeymoon destinations around the world
Best honeymoon destinations around the world
Two's company at Casa Cairucu, a private villa on Brazil's Green Coast. At this romantic island hideaway, your own boatman will show you around the best beaches, or you can step out of the house straight into the sea to snorkel among starfish, turtles, and even dolphins. And when you fancy a break from this perfect isolation, you'll be in easy reach of the pretty colonial town of Paraty and close enough to Rio to mix in a break to one of the most fabulous cities in the world. From Â£1,595 for six nights with Steppes Travel.
Go wild on a Northern Territory Adventure in Australia. On this eco-friendly honeymoon, you'll spend three nights in a luxurious cabin or safari tent at the new outback retreat Wildman Wilderness Lodge, which opens this April. Sunset cruises along the Mary River, rainforest walks and waterfall swimming are all on the menu. Next, it's onwards for an exciting two-night Kakadu and Katherine Safari tour before returning to Darwin for a night in the city. From £1,950 per person with Bridge & Wickers.
Say I love you by booking a trip to Jade Mountain on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. Hole up at this exclusive resort and you'll find they've thought of everything to make your honeymoon unforgettable and wrapped it up in a package appropriately entitled "Total Romance". Treats range from spa treatments to jungle biking, there's even a scuba diving course for beginners thrown in. But this very special honeymoon doesn't come cheap – expect to shell out $12,116 for two for seven nights.
White-sand beaches, swaying palms and the crystalline waters of a lagoon: look no further than the Maldives for this picture-perfect honeymoon destination. At Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort a short speedboat ride from the airport, they're rolling out the red carpet for couples who want to marry and honeymoon in the same exotic setting. Weddings are celebrated at sunset on the beach, with the bride walking down a sandy aisle to the accompaniment of Maldivian drummers. And for the honeymoon, romantic voyages in a traditional dhoni boat and aromatherapy massages for two are among the extras loved-up couples can enjoy once they've tied the knot. From £1,499 for seven nights with Thomson. Wedding celebrations start from $1,600.
The tiny private island resort of Petit St Vincent in the Grenadines, 40 miles south of St Vincent, is wooing newlyweds with its Honeymoon and Romance package. Just 22 cottages share the ultimate barefoot luxury experience on this drop in the Caribbean ocean. And extra-special touches being laid on for lovers here include couples massages, snorkelling off Tobago Cays, and a three-course dinner for two on the beach. From $7,500 for two for seven nights.
Rustic luxury is the theme of a honeymoon at The Lugger, in the tiny fishing village of Portloe in Cornwall. Its opened a new clifftop Fisherman's Cottage Suite, a private bolthole. There's just one big bedroom in this chic retreat which has a private patio carved into the cliff where you can soak up the rays or sip a sundowner. You don't have to see a soul here, but if you fancy a change of scene it's just a short walk from the hotel, a stylishly renovated 17th-century smugglers inn, with its double-AA rosette dining room. From £1,995 for two for seven nights.
Could the Atacama Desert, one of the world's most amazing landscapes, provide the perfect setting for your post-nuptials? A honeymoon at Tierra Tacama, an intimate new boutique hotel and spa, includes a room with a view of a volcano, an outdoor shower for bathing under the stars, canopied bed, romantic hot tub dip at sunset with Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a free night at the Ritz-Carlton in Santiago. But the real beauty of this lovers' retreat is the location – the Altiplano, which you can explore together on guided hikes, bike and horse rides. From $1,690 per person for a minimum four-night stay.
The shores of the Andaman Sea are provide the secluded location for this honeymoon. The five-star Tanjung Rhu Resort in Langkawi has rustled up a new all-inclusive seven-night "Romance" package that will put you in the loving mood, with beach dining at private Champagne barbecues under the stars and couples spa treatments. Together you'll be able to explore the beautiful surrounding mangroves with the resident naturalist, home to monkeys and feeding ground to white-bellied sea eagles. Or walk hand in hand across the sand bar at low tide to discover ancient uninhabited limestone islands. Packages start from £2,120 per person with Azure.
You'll both fall in love with Tanzania and Mozambique on an "East Africa Enchantment" honeymoon. See the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, explore the vast Katavi plains and view the wild chimpanzees of Mahale National Park. Accommodation is in tented camps, where dinner is served by firelight beneath the African sky. Then fly away to Vamizi Island in Mozambique for a few nights romance on the Indian Ocean. From £7,650 per person with Travel In Depth.
Sail away on a luxury yacht along the French Riviera or around the Canary Islands. Gastronomy and sightseeing are the order of the day on the Beneteau Oceanis 50 yacht. When you're not relaxing on deck, go ashore to create your own perfume in Grasse, shop in stylish St Tropez, take the cable car to the top of El Tiede on Tenerife, or enjoy a wine-tasting at a bodega in Gomera. There are just three double en-suite cabins on board â if you don't want to share, you can book the whole boat for yourself. From Â£1,265 per person with Essential Sailing.