After all of the hard work (and hundreds of hours!) spent bringing your dream day to life, your honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to relax and soak up that newlywed love bubble! But with so many beautiful destinations, where exactly should you plan your post-wedding trip?
Whether you’re looking for a tropical getaway sipping cocktails by the beach, an adventurous trip in the great outdoors, or a romantic European escape – we’ve got you sorted. Keep reading as we round up 5 of the best honeymoon destinations to consider below.
The Maldives is one of the most idyllic locations for a luxurious tropical honeymoon, boasting sparkling turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and total seclusion.
This collection of tiny islands offer a private and intimate feel, perfect for a loved-up (and seriously romantic) getaway. Spend your days exploring coral reefs and tropical lagoons, or simply relax and soak up the view from your luxury resort. Flights and accommodation can be on the pricier side, but you’ll find many all-inclusive resorts offering honeymoon packages for newlyweds just like you.
When to go: You’ll find the best weather conditions during the dry season between December and April.
Where to stay: When it comes to accommodation, each luxury resort is essentially its own private island – so take your pick! To reduce excessive travel costs, be sure to consider the distance from Male airport.
Best suited for: Couples wanting a luxurious and secluded tropical escape.
For a budget-friendly (but incredibly beautiful) honeymoon destination, Bali remains one of the most popular and cost-effective options. Experience rich local culture, delicious cuisine and picturesque sights for a relaxing honeymoon that won’t break the budget.
From dreamy beaches and amazing sunsets to waterfalls and rice paddy fields, you’ll find plenty to see and do during your Bali getaway. Spend your days relaxing by the beach for a slow-paced trip, or fill your itinerary with cooking classes, local tours and unique dining experiences.
When to go: April, May, June and September are great options just outside peak season, allowing you to enjoy warm balmy weather while avoiding the crowds.
Where to stay: Steer clear of tourist hotspots like Kuta and opt for a more secluded and romantic destination like Seminyak, Ubud or Uluwatu.
Best suited for: Budget-conscious couples wanting to experience a mix of local culture, beautiful beaches, unique nightlife and amazing food.
Located just south of Naples, the Amalfi Coast exudes romance for the ultimate Italian getaway! It’s easy to see why this magical destination has become such a honeymoon hotspot, set amongst rugged cliffs dotted with pastel villas and a breathtaking natural coastline.
Spend your days relaxing at one of Amalfi’s renowned beach clubs, exploring neighbouring towns on your moped, or dining at alfresco restaurants overlooking the ocean. Bliss!
When to go: You’ll find the best weather between May and September (although July can be a little crowded!).
Where to stay: Positano, Ravello and Amalfi are popular options for something more central, while quieter towns like Praiano are perfect for a more slow-paced trip.
Best suited for: Couples wanting to soak up a magical atmosphere with breathtaking views.
Recently voted one of the world’s best honeymoon islands by The Lonely Planet, Tasmania offers an abundance of natural beauty! From blinding white beaches and national parks to scenic lookouts and renowned wineries, there are endless attractions to explore during your romantic getaway to this bucket-list location.
When to go: Anytime between late spring and early autumn is ideal.
Where to stay: The Bay of Fires or Wineglass Bay are both stunning options for exploring the natural beauty of the East Coast. Or, head to Hobart for award-winning restaurants, quirky art galleries and bustling nightlife.
Best suited for: Foodie-loving couples looking to embrace the great outdoors.
Tuscany is widely known as one of the most romantic honeymoon locations for a relaxed European getaway. Escape to a rustic villa or private chateau in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, or immerse yourself in the historic sights and architecture of the city centre.
With plenty to see and do, spend your Italian escape at a leisurely pace soaking up the natural landscapes, exploring quaint medieval villages, and visiting local wineries dotted throughout the region.
When to go: The months of April, May, June, September and October are our top recommendations for warm (but not roasting hot!) weather.
Where to stay: Florence is renowned for its rich history, culture and architecture, while smaller towns like Lucca, Siena or Chianti are best suited for a more scenic escape.
Best suited for: Couples wanting to explore the tastes and sights of the Italian countryside.
No matter where you choose to escape after the big day, we can safely say – you’ve earned it! Looking for more wedding planning tips and inspiration? Head over to our blog for free resources, checklists and printables to help you tick off that wedding to-do list.