Five of the best: The most luxurious honeymoon destinations
Your wedding is said to be the best time of your life, full of happy memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. The honeymoon which follows should be equally as memorable and picking a luxurious destination can help add to the happy memories.
A luxury honeymoon is the best start to your marriage and one of the most important steps is deciding where in the world to start your marriage. We’ve put together some of the most luxurious destinations that are a perfect destination for your honeymoon, to help make the decision a little easier.
The Maldives is a popular choice when it comes to luxurious honeymoon destinations and it’s easy to see why. Located in the Indian Ocean, there’s turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches and exotic sea life that creates the perfect background for a relaxing honeymoon.
When it comes to hotels and villas, there’s a never-ending list of luxury places to stay. You can pick from private villas or villas with infinity pools. Whichever accommodation you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable honeymoon.
The cuisine in the Maldives is similar to that of Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine. Tuna is the main fish served in the Maldives, owing to being surrounded by the sea. Maldivian cuisine also is heavily coconut based and the cuisine that is served often includes coconut shavings, coconut oil or coconut milk.
The Dominican Republic is another luxurious destination perfect for a honeymoon. Columbus even declared it to be the ‘the most beautiful and fairest land under heaven’. It’s the second largest Caribbean country and has a whole host of white sandy beaches ready to be explored. Surrounded by both the Atlantic Ocean (North) and the Caribbean Sea (South), there’s plenty of breath-taking scenery to taken in, including spotless beaches and palm trees to help create a calming environment to help you relax and unwind on your honeymoon.
Dominican cuisine is often delicious rice based meals, plantain, various stewed meats, salads and lots of sweet mango and strawberry. The accommodation is equally as luxurious with private villas and beachfront properties with swim up bars just waiting to welcome newlyweds.
Known for its delicious cuisine, Mexico is also an ideal luxurious honeymoon destination. Tropical jungles, lush blue seas and sandy beaches make for a perfect backdrop for your newlywed memories. You may think you know Mexico, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Cancún, a city in south eastern Mexico, is full of top class hotels and lush beaches but also has the amenities and facilities that you sometimes must rely on.
Mexican cuisine is famous for the delicious fajitas, tacos and quesadillas but to there’s a lot more to the cuisine than you initially think. Seafood is popular in Mexico, with shrimp cocktails and baja fish tacos often on the menu. Mexican chicken casserole and delicious cornbread are also popular cuisine choices.
Mauritius is the definition of luxury destination, owing to the miles of blue sea, sun kissed sands and stunning sea life, ready to be explored by snorkelling. The island is influenced by a mixture of different cultures such as French, English, Indian, Chinese and Creole and this is especially noticeable in the diverse variety of cuisine that the island has to offer.
The island is a popular destination for honeymooners due to the luxury hotels and villas and services they offer. A selection of accommodation in Mauritius include spas and relaxing environments, so you can really relax and unwind on your honeymoon.
New Zealand isn’t always the first place you think of honeymoons, but New Zealand has the perfect mixture of glorious beaches and breath-taking mountain views. So, whether you prefer relaxing on a beach or breathing in the fresh air surrounded by a natural landscape, New Zealand has all the possibilities to make your honeymoon extra special.
Kiwis love their food in New Zealand and freshness is the key to delicious cuisine. Seafood is one of the key staple ingredients to most meals and with over 14,000 kilometres of coastline, it’s no surprise they make the most of the rich supply of seafood available. Roast lamb is also a favourite dish, which is often served with seasonable vegetables and rosemary.