Four luxurious destinations for your honeymoon
Once you’ve tied the knot, there’s only one question on the minds of newlyweds – where to honeymoon? Picture the scene – you wake up next to your beloved husband or wife, before drawing back silk curtains to be greeted by a warm gust and glistening sands. To mark an occasion as momentous and getting married, it makes sense to jet off on a luxury honeymoon which you’ll never forget.
Costa Rica is one of the world’s most unsung honeymoon destinations. Walking off the plane to a tropical breeze and welcoming locals, it’s hard to see why anyone would fail to love this Central American gem. On the coast, you’ll find tranquillity in palm trees while your taste-buds relish in fine local dishes, such as Gallo Pinto. Playa Conchal is among the country’s most prized beaches, with a selection of Pacific corals which litter its idyllic sands. When you’ve soaked up this luxurious strip, venture inland to the Area de Conservacion Guanaceste. Its secluded forests and plains allow you to connect with the inner Costa Rica.
What Sri Lanka doesn’t have in size, it makes up for in scenery and a vast trove of historic architecture. You’ve just got married, so take the chance to unwind on the soft sands of Bentota Beach. Here the Bentota Ganga river meets the Laccadive Sea, culminating in beautiful lagoons surrounded by views that’ll leave you starstruck. When you’re not lazing in the Sri Lankan heat, take a diving tour off the coast, or rent a canoe and embark on a romantic trip for two. No holiday here is complete without seeing the Sacred City of Kandy. Upon visiting, you’ll be enriched by the walls and temples that make for one of the most treasured sites in Buddhism.
Sometimes simplistic medieval opulence makes for the best backdrop to your honeymoon. Enter Dubrovnik, Croatia’s so-called Pearl of the Adriatic. The city’s colossal walls make for an unrivalled photo opportunity, so if you get a chance, take a yacht trip out of the bay for a full panoramic view.
Revealing in the city’s archaic charms is one way to spend your time here, but Croatia’s natural parks are another altogether. Not far from Split, you’ll find the Krka National Park. Wander around the luscious forests, or bathe by the foot of one of its many waterfalls. Whatever you choose to do, you’re guaranteed a romantic selection of natural marvels and sunshine.
Known locally as The Mother City, Cape Town boasts delicious cuisine, first-rate views, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Table Mountain. Enjoy the classy restaurants by the waterfront, catch some sun by the beach, or take a car to the Cape of Good Hope. If ever there was a chance to reenact DiCaprio and Winslet’s iconic embrace looking over the Atlantic from the Titanic, you’d find it here, only on dry land.
Wherever you choose to honeymoon, these locations offer both class and culture, and will leave you with a thirst to return.