With travel restrictions easing around the globe, now is the time to book that all-important honeymoon. Skip the seating plan stress, wedding dress drama and get straight down to planning your perfect getaway. We've rounded up our favourite romantic destinations; all you have to do is pick your favourite and get packing!
With its picturesque beaches, year-round sunshine and incredible cuisine, Barbados is the perfect place to honeymoon. The stunning Caribbean island has eased restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers looking to chase some winter sun. There's no shortage of places to kick back and relax with your loved one, from the popular Carlisle Bay to the secluded sands of Ginger Bay. Couples seeking an adventure can swim with turtles or ride the waves at Freights Bay. The island is teeming with amazing wildlife. Head to Barbados Wildlife Reserve to witness the famous green monkeys. When it comes to romantic sunset dining, it's hard to beat Barbados. Whether you indulge in a beach picnic, go snorkelling or take to the sea by catamaran, lifelong memories are guaranteed.
Where better to celebrate your marriage than the city of love? Fine wine, world-class cuisine and beautiful architecture make Paris a dream honeymoon destination. Whether you snap a selfie at the popular Pont des Arts or climb the Eiffel Tower, it's easy to fall under the city's spell. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets of Montemarte, and you'll find the "I love you" wall. The art installation is dedicated to eternal devotion and features the words "I love you" in 311 different languages. Make sure to experience Paris at its most magical with a sunset cruise along the Seine.
If the secret to a great marriage involves tequila, then Mexico is the place to be. Bright blue seas and sandy beaches make Mexico a must-visit destination. Venture beyond the infinity pool, and you'll find a wealth of mesmerising experiences. Whether you explore ancient ruins, go whale watching or zip-line through the trees, there's something to suit every couple. You've already taken the plunge, so why not leap into a crystal-clear cenote with your better half? You won't regret it.
Voted the "World's Leading Honeymoon Destination" by the World Travel Awards twelve times, St Lucia certainly knows how to cater for couples. Renowned for its stunning beaches and majestic mountains, the coastline is brimming with beautiful spots, perfect for spending quality time together. Sit back on the beach, chase cascading waterfalls or soak in the mud baths at Sulphur Springs. The activities on offer are limitless. Fellow chocoholics can explore one of St Lucia's many cocoa estates. Treat your partner to a tour.
In need of some vitamin sea? Composed of 26 coral atolls and thousands of islands, the Maldives is the ultimate honeymoon destination. Ocean-lovers can swim with Manta Rays or kitesurf tumbling waves at the North Male Atolls. Take your love to new depths with a wreck diving trip in the South Ari Atoll. For a show-stopping dining experience, grab a table at an exclusive underwater restaurant. The vibrant corals and schools of striking fish are sure to impress.
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