Top 10 honeymoon destinations 2018

Find the perfect honeymoon destination

A honeymoon is your chance to relax after what has likely been months of stressful planning and organising. This is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your partner and celebrate the start of your new married life together. A honeymoon is no ordinary holiday, so say ‘yes!’ to those upgrades and extras, and make sure you give yourself the honeymoon of your dreams.

Which honeymoon destination is best for me?

Choosing the right honeymoon destination can be tricky. Many couples will want a romantic honeymoon destination and some will want to spend most of their time relaxing. Other couples will prefer a more adventurous honeymoon and couldn’t bear to spend a week or more sunbathing and relaxing in a spa.

It all comes down to personal preference and if you’ve both got different ideas on what you’d like to do then you’ll have to find a honeymoon destination that gives you the best of both worlds. So whether you’ve got your hiking boots or bikini at the ready, we’ve got the top 10 honeymoon destinations of 2018.

Top 10 honeymoon destinations 

Read on to find out what the top 10 honeymoon destinations of 2018 are. Book your honeymoon hotel and flights through Quidco and you’ll earn cashback, which means you have no excuse not to upgrade your flight and choose the honeymoon suite!

Maldives

Beach huts and palm trees in the Maldives

The Maldives is a very popular honeymoon destination and it’s easy to see why. Stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear Ocean and year-round temperatures ranging between 26 and 30 Degrees Celsius, what’s not to like? It’s one of the most luxurious destinations you can head to for your honeymoon.

With so many resorts to choose from within the Maldives’ coral islands it can be hard to know which ones are the best resorts. We recommend the Four Season and Taj Exotica Resort if you’re looking for a luxury high-end resort, and for more affordable resorts try Reethi Beach Resort and Hihalhoi Island Resort – both provide superb accommodation without the hefty price tag.

If you’re looking for 100% relaxation then a honeymoon in the Maldives is one to consider. From sunbathing to spa days to massages, you can find the most tranquil and soothing things to do with your partner in the Maldives. More adventurous couples looking to get their adrenaline fix can take advantage of the range of water sports such as sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, snorkelling and kite surfing.

Bora Bora

Honeymoon paradise in Bora Bora

Bora Bora, known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, is a small island in French Polynesia that offers couples the perfect mix of romance and exciting activities, such as lagoon tours and swimming with sharks. And if you really want to try something different on your honeymoon, you can take a tour of Mount Otemanu, an unmissable extinct volcano that sits right in the middle of the island.

Matira Beach is a popular choice for honeymoon goers and many would argue it’s one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s a mile-long stretch of sandy white beach, palm trees that offer shade, all with a view of gorgeous rolling green mountains.

The good news is that Bora Bora gives you plenty of activities to get up to. Enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, dolphin and whale watching and lagoon tours. Refuel after a day hanging out on the beach with a great choice of restaurants to eat and drink at whilst watching the stunning sunset go down over the Pacific Ocean.

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Bali

This exquisite Indonesian island, known for its volcanic mountains, rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs has so much to offer newlyweds looking to explore on their honeymoon. Bali, known as the Island of the Gods, has a tropical climate with two distinctive seasons (dry and rainy) so the best time to visit for your honeymoon is between April and September.

Why honeymoon in Bali? From diving, snorkelling, surfing and mountain hiking, to temple visits, galleries and museums, there are a lot of things you can do together on your honeymoon. And after a long day of exploring, you can come back to your resort and spend time relaxing on the beach or in a spa, then enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many restaurants on the beach.

Some of the hottest resorts right now include the Bali Dynasty Resort hotel in Kuta, one of the original resort areas in Bali, that’s well known for its lively atmosphere and epic surfing. Head to the exclusive Seminyak beach and stay at the stunning resort Legian Bali if you want to truly relax and spend time doing nothing, or if you want to stay in the heart of Bali, check out Komaneka at Bisma in the town of Ubud, where you’re a stones throw from temples, markets and much more.

Palawan

Palawan in the Philippines

Palawan may very well be slightly off the beaten track when it comes to honeymoon destinations, but this beautiful part of the Philippines is not to be missed. With incredible limestone formations, clear blue water and gleaming white sand, this is the Philippines answer to paradise.

You can find an abundance of incredible honeymoon resorts in Palawan, such as the Secret Paradise Resort & Turtle Sanctuary, Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa and El Nido Resorts Apulit Island. You’ll be relaxing in some of the most beautiful Palawan hotels in the most stunning surroundings should you opt for one of them. And if you fancy it, you can snorkel in the turquoise green waters with turtles and sharks, or take a walk in world heritage site Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

This romantic and exotic location should definitely not be overlooked when considering honeymoon destinations.

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Santorini

Santorini, Greece

This beautiful, rugged island is a perfect romantic honeymoon thanks to its stunning sunsets and volcanic sand beaches set against a gorgeous backdrop of whitewashed buildings.

You can book to stay at some of the most gorgeous hotels in Santorini –  our top picks are Oia Castle Luxury Suites, Sophia Luxury Suites and Unique Suites. Imerovigli is a particular hotspot for honeymoon goers thanks to its incredible sunset views and location – plus, it’s only 5 minutes from the capital, Thira, if you wanted to explore the city and check out some bars in the evening.

Couples that are looking for fun outdoor activities will be pleased to know that you can scuba dive, sail, hike and even windsurf in Santorini, so there’s plenty to get stuck into if relaxing in a hotel spa isn’t your thing.

Anguilla

If you’ve never considered jetting off to the Caribbean for your honeymoon then you may want to think again. Anguilla boasts 33 of the softest, whitest beaches around and is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples wanting to retreat and spend time alone.

Anguilla is stunning and offers some incredible romantic resorts perfect for a honeymoon. Cap Juluca, in particular, is an idyllic and beautiful resort that’s a popular spot for honeymooners. If you’re looking for complete privacy to enjoy each other’s company then opting for a villa is a great choice – take a look at CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort, which offers private villas with breath-taking views of the ocean and skyline.

If you’re wondering what there is to do in Anguilla then you’ll not be disappointed. Explore the ocean with boat trips, take part in kayaking, kite surfing and wakeboarding and enjoy romantic activities such as horseback riding on the beach at sunset.

Mauritius

Honeymoon in Mauritius

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel for your honeymoon then Mauritius won’t disappoint. This Indian Ocean Island is a true tropical paradise that is well known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. For sheer luxury, check out some of the wonderful resorts the island has to offer such as the Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa, Paradise Cove and the Royal Palm.

On your Mauritius honeymoon, you can enjoy candlelit dinners on the beach, go parasailing, relax at a Mauritian spa, explore a botanical garden, go skydiving, be wowed with a wildlife safari and scuba diving. And if you just want to relax on your honeymoon after all of that fun, then you can enjoy the endless stunning white sand beaches that Mauritius has to offer.

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast Italy

Is there anywhere more romantic than Italy? If you’re looking for culture, incredible food and wine, history and romance then you’d be crazy to overlook Italy. The Amalfi Coast, in particular, is a stunning destination.

There are a number of towns along the Amalfi Coast including Positano, Sorrento, Cetara and Villa Cimbrone. There’s a good mix of beaches and towns to explore, so this is definitely a good choice if you’d like to explore and see a bit of culture on your honeymoon. Get lost in Italy’s winding streets hand in hand with your partner, against a backdrop of mountains, vineyards and ocean – it really is spectacular.

You could join a cooking class with your partner, rent a car and drive along the coast (although you will have to be a very confident driver to tackle those winding roads), enjoy a romantic dinner at Da Paolino under lemon trees and take in the sunset with some drinks.

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Malta

Malta is a great destination for a honeymoon thanks to the perfect mix of history, culture and opportunity to relax. Malta has really unique architecture and historical sites that are interesting to see, so if you’re a couple that is up for a bit of adventure this may well be the destination for you.

The island of Gozo is very romantic and worth a visit – you could even spend a couple of days there to enjoy coastline, ancient churches and cute cafes. Don’t miss the Blue Lagoon in Comino, one of the most beautiful spots around the Maltese Islands. Some of the best hotels for a honeymoon in Malta include Casa Ellul, a boutique hotel located in Valletta, and The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux in Mdina.

And, if you want to get active on your honeymoon you can try your hand at a number of sports from surfing, water skiing, scuba diving, hiking, cycling and paragliding.

Cancun

Mexico is a great honeymoon destination

Cancun has become an increasingly popular honeymoon destination. The palm trees, white sand beaches and stunning blue sea create a really romantic location for a honeymoon with no compromise on activities.

There’s a fantastic mix of nightlife, excursions, and beaches to enjoy on your honeymoon in Cancun. The surrounding area has some amazing Mayan ruins if you are both up for some adventure and history, as well as jungle boat tours, snorkelling, zip line tours and swimming – the list is endless!

Due to the increase in popularity for honeymoon trips, Cancun has a fantastic range of honeymoon resorts such as the Live Aqua Beach Resort or the Beloved Playa Mujeres. Both are excellent 5 star hotels that would be perfect for a romantic honeymoon trip.

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