Top 10 honeymoon destinations
24 January 2018 - Destinations
You just said "I do" to each other, and according to popular belief, the month following your marriage will be the happiest of your life. To verify the saying, you should put the odds in your favour and start this idyllic month in one of our 10 favorite destinations and make this moment an unforgettable memory.
1/ The trend: The Philippines
Bye bye Thailand, bye bye Bali, way too cliché for lovers in 2017. Destination the Philippines, the place that is making the buzz. Deserted white sand beaches for kilometers, inhabited wild islands, exceptional diving areas, beautiful scenery of rice field, the assets to live a memorable honeymoon are considerable.
Our crush: El Nido Resorts, in the Palawan Island. In one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippines, luxurious eco-friendly huts with a vernacular architecture are delicately laid over transparent water, in the middle of a spectacular nature.
2/ The cosmopolitan: Tanzania
For those who don't want to choose between a lost heavenly island in the middle of the ocean and a touristic escape, Tanzania is the perfect choice for new couples. On the agenda: one week of safari inside the luxurious lodges complemented by one week on the Zanzibar Island where the word "farniente" was probably invented.
Our crush: The Mnemba Island Lodge. A private island located at the edge of a blue transparent lagoon and a coral reef amongst the most beautiful in the world.
3/ The postal card: The Maldives Islands
Imagine the scenario: private villa on piles nestled in the middle of the Indian Ocean only accessible by boat, king size bed facing the ocean, private Spa, rooftop view on the lagoon, candlelit dinner on a privatized island, outdoor cinema, aquatic bar, if this is not happiness, it sure seems like.
Our crush: Gili Lankanfushi Maldives. Endless shades of blue and the perfect picture of a honeymoon in paradise.
4/ The outsider: Croatia
At first glance, it's not in Croatia that you would think of to spend your honeymoon. Yet, it deserves all your attention. Hundreds of islands and creeks, each more amazing than the next, contribute to the infinite beauty of its coast. You should take advantage of it before a lot of people know about it.
Our crush: Little Green Bay, on Hvar Island. Cradled on the banks of a crystal clear water creek, this luxurious but still intimate refuge favors sophistication and simplicity.
5/ The mythical: Jamaica
As a famous destination but not really frequented by hordes of tourists, Jamaica is perfect for people looking for authenticity. If you like to bask or to do a lot of activities, Jamaica can satisfy all your needs. Beaches amongst the most beautiful of the Caribbean, mountain hiking, scuba diving, reggae concerts, feel free to choose the program that suits you best.
Our crush: Rockhouse Hôtel, a boutique hotel perched on the cliffs dropping on the hypnotic blue sea of the Caribbean.
6/ The cinematic: West America
Do you dream of a rock n' roll honeymoon and breathtaking landscapes? Destination West America, in Utah, where the myth of the Far West is still present. Its landscapes are among the most astonishing of the planet! What if you find time to spend a few days in Los Angeles, your honeymoon will be the envy of everyone.
Our crush: The Amangiri. Unique in the world and hidden in the middle of the desert for a magical stay far away from the world's turmoil.
7/ The heavenly: The Fiji Islands
Lost across the world, inside the southern sea, the Fiji Islands definitely represents the Eden garden: a magnificent, wild and surreal tropical vegetation. Of the 800 islands and atolls that make up the archipelago, only one tenth are inhabited. If paradise on Earth exists, it can only be here!
Our crush: Laucala Island, a very luxurious and magical hotel that sublimates the beauty of the surrounding wilderness.
8/ The precious: Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Extraordinary natural jewel, the Fernando de Noronha island located in the northeastern part of Brazil attracts nature lovers from all over the world. True example of environment sustainability, with the number of visitors of the island being controlled, you are guaranteed to never be disturbed.
Our crush: Pousada Maravilha. At one of the most beautiful beaches of this little ecological paradise, the Pousada Maravilha encourages to enjoy the moment.
9/ The inescapable: Greece
Native country of the Gods of mythology, Greece is the perfect destination to continue to celebrate Love. Romantic landscapes, radiant sun of the Mediterranean, turquoise sea, warm hospitality and white-washed villas, the cradle of western civilization (and of Cupid) never disappoints.
Our crush: Taneiron Blue Retreat. Two talented architects have transformed an old defense tower into one of the most beautiful boutique hotel of Greece. Reservation (way) in advance is recommended.
10/ The Palme d’Or: Sumba Island, Indonesia
Lost on the borders of Indonesia, the animist island captivates explorers from all continents for centuries. With its magical beauty and its fascinating culture, the island of spirits makes the head spin to whoever dares to challenge it. Change of scenery guaranteed!
Our crush: Nihiwatu. Voted most beautiful hotel in 2016 and 2017 by Travel+Leisure magazine, the hotel is composed of 27 private villas with ponds and an infinity pool offering a view on the Indian Ocean.