The most luxurious honeymoon destinations in Europe
Getting married is one of the biggest things most couples will ever do in their relationship, and how better to celebrate such a momentous occasion than with a long, luxurious break to de-stress from all of the planning, than with a honeymoon? Set aside all of your USA visa applications and EHIC renewal forms, and take a look at some of the best honeymoon destinations that Europe has to offer.
Venice, Italy (pictured above)
Where better to spend your honeymoon than a city known for its romance? The city of lovers is ranked among the most romantic destinations in the whole of Europe, making this the perfect location for your honeymoon. Indulge in Italian delicacies, enjoy the warm weather, and you could even jump on a gondola for a gentle excursion around the many lagoons. The hotels here are plentiful and just as luxurious as the city itself. The Belmond Hotel Cipriani, for example, is settled on one end of Giudecca Island, with a private boat available any time you want, or the Aqua Palace, Londra Palace and Pensione Accademia – Villa Maravege are equally as good of a choice for the perfect honeymoon.
If you’re looking for a paradise on earth, Hvar comes pretty close. This is one of the most beautiful destinations in the whole world, and is just one amongst plenty of stunning islands in Croatia. There are beaches and blue waters galore, and a historical heritage to keep curiosities piqued too. If you want to enjoy the paradise where the likes of Beyoncé and George Clooney have spent their hours relaxing, then Hvar really is the luxury destination for your honeymoon. Why not look into the Blue Bay Residence? The apartments make for extra privacy, and are only a minute walk from the beach, giving you the best access to the sea and sand.
With stunning landscapes and an already established reputation as a honeymoon destination, who could say no? There are plenty of things to do in Santorini, including catamaran cruises and wine tours, all set against beautiful scenery and some of the best sunshine and beaches that you could hope for from a holiday destination. Live in luxury at the likes of the Asma Suites, the Villi Irini Fire or the Philippion Boutique Hotel among just a few of the most highly rated hotels in all of Santorini.
Another Italian gem, this capital city has a bit of everything for couples looking for a mix of relaxation and experience all in the same trip. With plenty of famous monuments, delicious food, a rich and unerringly interesting history and plenty of sun to soak up, Rome has plenty to keep you occupied. The Hotel Aldrovandi Villa Borghese has everything – indoor and outdoor pools, stunning interior design, beautiful gardens and a spa offering the most luxurious experience you could hope for.
Let’s be honest, those in need of a romantic getaway will often think of Paris, and it’s for good reason! Another destination with plenty of luxurious hotels and plenty of things to enjoy during the day, Paris might be an obvious choice but it’s a classic one. Paris truly is beautiful, and if you’ve never been there before, you and your partner could do all of the things you’ve always wanted to do in Paris. You could climb the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre and walk the Champs Elysees – anything that takes your fancy. The Grand Hotel Du Palais Royal or the Hotel The Peninsula Paris are both great choices for a touch of something special while you’re away.
Wherever you choose to go, your honeymoon is a holiday to enjoy with your partner. From the charming streets of Paris, to the sunny city of Rome, there’s no shortage of beautiful, romantic locations in Europe to enjoy a week or two away before you start your new lives together back home. So all that’s left to say is – congratulations! And safe travels.