What are popular honeymoon destinations in 2018

The 10 most beautiful honeymoon destinations

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Unique and unforgettable: the honeymoon is the best time of your life.

All over the world there are dreamy holiday destinations to choose from, from which couples can tailor their very own romantic holiday according to their preferences - from paradisiacal beaches, world metropolises to unforgettable round trips.

All exclusive, of course, because two things are particularly important during the honeymoon: togetherness and luxury. In cooperation with Gernreisen.de, we started looking for the most beautiful honeymoon destinations worldwide.

1. Maldives

Coral reefs, turquoise sea, breathtaking sandy beaches: the 19 archipelagos in the Indian Ocean are the epitome of a dream vacation.

If you put your foot in the sand here, you have arrived in this honeymoon destination in personal paradise. And the beautiful, colorful world under the water is also impressive and characterizes the Maldives.

A very special highlight (not only for diving enthusiasts) is a cruise with the "Island Explorer", with which various islands can be visited and combined.

Newlyweds find pure peace and relaxation in the Maldives. At the same time, many hotels offer honeymoon specials such as discounts for the bride or various extras such as champagne, flowers or massages. Often times, the couple also has the option of renting their own section of the beach and being all to themselves.

If you travel in the summer months from June to October, you will often have to expect short but heavy rain showers (which is also very good in the heat). Otherwise, the climate of the Maldives is ideal as a honeymoon destination all year round.

One of the numerous honeymoon dreams is the remote, almost secret, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, one of the world's most exclusive private islands and one of the most beautiful honeymoon destinations. A private chef fulfills every culinary wish.

The Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa is located on the island of Villingili in the middle of the Addu Atoll, surrounded by 17,000 coconut palms, miles of sandy beaches, lagoons and coral reefs. The focus here is on private dinners or spa treatments based on the traditions, philosophies and rituals of ancient China and the Himalayan region.

With a Round trip through the Maldives, you can also quench your thirst for adventure on your honeymoon.



2. Mauritius

Another top destination for honeymooners is the island state of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, the exotic "jewel of the ocean". Here, many couples fulfill their dream of renewing their wedding vows, spending their honeymoon or even getting married on snow-white beaches with crystal clear water and a breathtaking underwater world, amidst colorful coral reefs and extinct volcanoes - because this is possible without a lot of paperwork.

In addition to the high standard of the hotels, the friendliness of the residents, the diversity of the island and the unique cultural influences from France, India and Africa are good reasons to spend the most beautiful weeks of life here. In addition, there are often 30 to 100 percent discounts waiting for the bride to stay in a hotel.

Tip: Mauritius is recommended all year round as a holiday destination and is therefore one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. In the summer months, however, it is better to travel to the west or north side, as there are sometimes strong winds on the east coast.

A special highlight for lovers is, for example, the Constance Le Prince Maurice located on the north coast of Mauritius on a peninsula. The luxury hotel and spa, with its elegant interior and a mix of modern and historical, creates a very special, atmospheric atmosphere.

The jewel Sun Resorts on Long Beach, one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, combines modern, natural shapes, fresh colors and elegance with tropical elements and a garden with 500,000 plants. The rooms and suites are spacious and all face the sea. Five restaurants with different cuisines leave nothing to be desired from a culinary point of view.

Also recommended as a honeymoon destination is La Pirogue on the Flic-en-Flac beach, which scores with its spacious and very romantic bungalow complex.



3. Caribbean cruise

If you want to gather as many different impressions as possible on your honeymoon in a short period of time instead of lingering in one place, you should go on a cruise through the Caribbean.

A trip with the first-class Sea Cloud II from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to Bridgetown in Barbados is ideal.

Discover pirate hiding spots, powdered sugar beaches, caves and impressive rock formations, see turtles up close, let yourself be carried away by the Caribbean joie de vivre, anchor in the turquoise sea in front of volcanoes, enjoy Creole cuisine and experience unique sunsets - all of this is only a small part of what couples do expected on her honeymoon on a Caribbean cruise. The ship's staff takes into account the very personal wishes of all guests.

The best time to travel is from December to May - hurricanes can occur in the later season.



4. Hawaii

Fragrant flower wreaths, South Sea charm and delicious cocktails: You can also spend an unforgettable honeymoon in Hawaii. The islands are lined up like a pearl necklace in the middle of the Pacific. With 132 individual islands, Hawaii is the most remote island group on earth from the mainland. So it's no wonder that paradise seems to be a continent of its own.

And it is just as varied here: Big Island awaits with lava-spewing volcanoes, snow-capped mountains and green rainforests; Maui invites you to relax with dream beaches. Especially Honolulu on Oahu with its world-famous Waikiki Beach attracts honeymooners from all over the world.

For lovers, this honeymoon destination is the perfect mix of discovery and relaxation. But as different as the islands are, they have two things in common: The friendliness and warmth of the Hawaiians and a consistently pleasant climate with a heavenly 27 to 29 degrees. Anyone interested in exploring the differences between the islands can do so with a individual round trip in Hawaii get to the bottom.

Luxury hotels such as the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island amidst lush vegetation and beautiful sandy beaches and the new boutique hotel Koa Kea on the sun-drenched south coast of Kauai with only 121 rooms ensure the perfect honeymoon. A real insider tip is the Napili Kai Beach Resort on Maui: In this traditional Hawaiian house, no building is higher than a coconut palm.

The combination with Las Vegas is also very popular with couples on their honeymoon. A wedding in Las Vegas combined with one of the most beautiful honeymoon destinations - Hawaii - is a perfect option. Daily direct flights connect Hawaii with the metropolis.



5. Indonesia

The largest island kingdom in the world - over 17,000 islands are part of Indonesia - also belongs to the ranks of the top 10 honeymoon destinations, the country has much more to offer than its beautiful landscape.

Just Bali honeymoon are particularly popular with newlyweds, especially since it is considered a rain-free region from April to November. The rice terraces and numerous temples invite you to an unforgettable journey of discovery. Exotic green landscapes and dreamlike sandy beaches form the contrast program.

While the Bay of Padang Bai with its picture-perfect idyll is the perfect place to relax, water sports enthusiasts at Tanjung Benoa Beach and those interested in culture are at the right place in the temples of Besakih or Pura Kehen. The mountains of the volcanoes on the north coast are suitable for hikers.

In addition to its unique nature and culture, the island offers a variety of spas. The bride and groom can choose between a wide variety of wellness and massage offers. The hospitable culture of the Balinese and their warmth, which is shaped by their deep Hindu beliefs, contribute significantly to the honeymoon fun.

Anyone looking for luxury accommodation here is spoiled for choice: The breathtaking luxury hotel Alila Villas Soori in Bali, for example, is nestled in rice streets near the Tanah Lot temple. A black sand beach and the sustainable architecture by chief designer Chan Soo Khian, who attached great importance to Green Globe environmental standards and relied on local materials and plants and a harmonious interplay of nature and design, as well as the breathtaking tranquility are the highlights of this hotel.

The Laguna Resort is also on Bali. It belongs to The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts and promises pure relaxation on your honeymoon.

But also the largest island Java and the many small dream islands offer relaxation and adventure. In order to discover as much of the unique country as possible, we recommend one Trip to indonesia,at individual preferences and many places to be covered.



6. Thailand

In Thailand, the "land of smiles", a combination of temples and dream beaches, culture and relaxation is ideal for a honeymoon. If you arrive via Bangkok, you should make a 2 to 3-day stopover in the world metropolis. There is hardly any other city where tradition and modernity are so equally important. In addition to the islands in the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Siam is also in great demand for honeymoons.

Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand, is a popular honeymoon destination. Outside of the rainy season, which runs from late October to mid-December, this is a lovely place to relax. It is especially the diversity of Koh Samui that attracts travelers.

If you want to enjoy the sea and the nightlife extensively, the long beaches of Chaweng and Lamai are the right place for you. Those looking for peace and quiet will find what they are looking for at Bophut or Maenam under coconut palms. Holidaymakers find the original Samui in quaint fishing villages such as Ban Hua Thanon, pure nature at the bizarre rock formations Hin Ta and Hin Yai or the waterfalls Hin Lad and Na Muang. All over Koh Samui, Buddhism is present through numerous sights.

The smaller islands north of Koh Samui (Koh Phangan and Koh Tao), which are not yet so touristy, are also becoming increasingly popular.

Like no other, the luxury hotel Mandarin Oriental Bangkok stands for Thai style, traditional living and exclusivity at the highest level. The traditional house is the perfect place for a stopover in Bangkok to be part of the pulsating life of the city in peace.

On Koh Samui, the Kamalaya wellness paradise and spa resort is in great demand as a honeymoon destination for honeymooners. His holistic approach is based on the interplay of Eastern and Western healing methods and offers over 70 therapies and wellness treatments. Also on Koh Samui in Poppies Samui, honeymooners can find peace and at the same time life on the nearby Chaweng Beach.

We have even more inspiration and tips about Thailand for you in our article “Heavenly beautiful: Why Thailand is ideal for your honeymoon”.



7. Mexico

On the coasts unbelievable sandy beaches and fascinating coral reefs, in the interior the evidence of the ancient Aztec and Maya civilization, modern life in the metropolises: Mexico offers all of this.

For newly weds, there is one in particular Round trip through the country at. Yucatan, where the ancient Mayan shrines can be explored, should be on the program as well as a beach holiday in Baja California.

The months of October to May are recommended. Numerous luxury hotels provide a honeymoon feeling during the tour.

The Royal Hideaway Playacar on Playa del Carmen, for example, is a good starting point for excursions to the numerous cultural sites on the Yucatan peninsula. The Capella Pedregal on the southern tip of Baja California is located in the immediate vicinity of the world-class port of Marina Cabo San Lucas and was named Top Spa Mexico & Central America by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. But that's not all: his Auriga Spa has been named World's Best Hotel Spa.



8. Seychelles

The Seychelles also undoubtedly offer a heavenly honeymoon backdrop in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Incomparable natural landscapes such as the granite rocks - also the trademark of the Seychelles -, historic colonial buildings and a pleasant climate all year round characterize this honeymoon destination.

Cousine Island is almost an insider tip. The island accommodates a maximum of eight guests - and for a surcharge it belongs to a couple all alone.

Frégate Island Private is also one of the most exclusive honeymoon destinations worldwide. Here honeymooners reside in dreamy villas with a private pool, jacuzzi and butler service and enjoy a secluded atmosphere in a picture-book setting. At any time and any place on the island, guests can enjoy the first-class Creole and international cuisine from head chef Arnaud Davin - in a tree house, which is located in one of the oldest and largest banyan trees on the island, in the yacht club or at one the numerous beaches.



9. New York

It doesn't always have to be the peace and seclusion that makes a honeymoon something extraordinary: a city trip will be at least as unforgettable. The Big Apple New York offers unlimited entertainment and sights - without missing out on togetherness in this honeymoon destination.

Being in New York has style. And the numerous luxury hotels have just as much style. Guests at the timelessly elegant Mandarin Oriental, for example, can take a look at Central Park from their own window - a privilege that few New Yorkers enjoy.
The legendary Carlyle Hotel, on the other hand, is located on the world-famous Madison Avenue, on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, right next to Central Park. The historic building opened its doors in 1930. Here glamorous baroque and the original splendor of the British Empire meet the most diverse styles of the world. Everything with rank and name goes in and out here. Even John F. Kennedy owned an apartment on the 34th floor.

If you are generally interested in the diversity of the USA, an adventurous one is recommended Road trip through the states. You can get support from locals in planning, for example, from the individual travel company Evaneos.



10. Zambia

Last but not least, Africa has a lot to offer as a honeymoon destination. One of the most natural honeymoon destinations is Zambia. The country has so far been spared from mass tourism, so that it shows itself to holidaymakers in its original form - when hiking through the bush or on unpaved roads in a jeep.

A honeymoon safari is definitely a must in Zambia. Game reserves, the spectacular Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River are just a few examples that show how close travelers can get to true Africa in Zambia. But this honeymoon destination is just as romantic as it is adventurous - for example, a bush dinner under Zambia's starry sky.

The perfect place to relax after an exciting day on safari is the exclusive and secluded Kapamba Bushcamp in the south of the South Luangwa National Park on the Kapamba River. From here you can spot elephants and hippos while taking a bath from the chalet or with a drink on the veranda.



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