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Marie Olin

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Top 5 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations

Top 5 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations:

  • The Philippines – The most beautiful islands in the world
  • Bali – Perfect honeymoon destination
  • Sri Lanka – Explore this beautiful island and stunning beaches, great food
  • Uganda and Kenya – for Safari and beautiful beaches
  • Greek Islands – Romantic island hopping honeymoon Santorini, Corfu and Crete

Top 10 luxury Honeymoon destinations.  All newlyweds want a luxury honeymoon and are prepared to splash the cash to get it!  However, you can get that luxury experience for less. Remember, the more lavish the wedding the shorter the marriage.  Many couples do not think beyond the wedding but it is the marriage in the years to come that is important.  Save for your house and future rather than blowing the budget on a couple of weeks honeymoon.

Here are some ideas for a luxury honeymoon without spending a fortune.  The most expensive does not necessarily mean the best experience.  After years of travel, I believe that many hotels just add a couple of noughts onto the bill to make you think it is top notch. However, some luxury resorts and hotels are worth every penny!  Do your research.

Firstly decide where you want to go.  Long haul beach paradise, city break or an adventure trip.

PHOTO: Honeymoon in the islands of The Philippines

LONG HAUL BEACH PARADISE HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS:

Honeymoon in The Philippines:

The islands of The Philippines are the most beautiful in the world, unspoilt and untouristy.  A Honeymoon in the Philippines can combine all three criteria in one!  Fly into Manila, stay a couple of days before taking a short flight hop to Palawan.  Great for diving, snorkelling, taking a boat and exploring uninhabited islands.  How romantic is that?  An island just for the two of you!

I stayed at The Conrad Hotel in Manila.  Perfect to recover after a long flight to Asia before you take a flight to the Islands.  Here is my review for more info:

My Review of Hilton Conrad Manila, The Philippines

Then take a short flight to Palawan.  This must be the cutest airport in the world and you will be greeted by dancers before being whisked away to a Private boat to take you to your hotel.  I stayed at El Nido Resorts and loved the quiet, beautiful and pristine islands.  How about an overwater villa?  Read my review here:

Review of Lagen Island, El Nido Resorts, Palawan, The Philippines

 

The luxury resorts in The Philippines are a fraction of the price of an overwater villa in The Maldives and so much more interesting than sitting on a sandbank for a week!

Honeymoon in Bali

Also in Asia and another inexpensive area to visit is Bali.  Yes, ever popular with brides as a honeymoon choice.  However, I will show you that you can stay on this magical honeymoon island in top luxury for a fraction of the price.  Some of the hotels on the island are absurdly overpriced and really not worth the price tag.  Yes, I am happy to splurge on a top hotel or resort if it is really top class, but not just because they can get away with charging top price for an inferior product.

PHOTO: The Pavilions Sanur Bali – great Honeymoon destination

I stayed at Pavilion Villas, which is reasonably priced and a super experience.  How about starting your honeymoon here before hopping on a boat to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida.  Then hire a car, explore Bali and stay in a luxury villa on the unspoilt Northern coast.

The Pavilions Bali – Beautiful Villa Resort in Sanur

 

Read about my trip to Bali and the gorgeous Airbnb Villas I rented here.  Just a perfect honeymoon destination and great combination of beach and adventure for a reasonable price.

PHOTO: BALI – TOP 5 LUXURY HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS

Bali is inexpensive, if you avoid the overpriced hotels.

Explore Bali – The secret island

Honeymoon in Sri Lanka and The Maldives:

Another favourite destination of mine in Asia is Sri Lanka.  Sri Lanka is just getting back on its feet after the recent terrorist attack.  A good time to book a honeymoon here, there will be some good honeymoon deals and it is not an expensive island. Again, a great choice for super, romantic beaches, great places to stay and an adventure trip too!  Make sure you stay in The Highlands for a couple of days if you visit.Read about some ideas of where to go in Sri Lanka here:

5 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka – and more reasons to revisit!

Many honeymooners combine Sri Lanka with The Maldives.  Fly from Colombo in Sri Lanka direct to The Maldives.  Many tour operators combine the two, or make up your own trip and save a fortune!  Although, I must stay that I am not a huge fan of The Maldives.  I know that many people love it but I find that the exorbitant prices are really not warranted.  Also, you are basically on a sandbank albeit with great snorkelling and diving.  You will be confined to dining in The Resort as you are stuck on an island!  An island hopping yacht would be more appealing.

Honeymoon in Uganda and Kenya:

How about a real adventure?  My Uganda Safari last year was a ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to see the Gorillas and wildlife of Uganda.  Stay in some luxury lodges.  Even the most expensive Lodges are not really that expensive and represent great value for money. All the information you need is here:

My Uganda Safari Diary – Where to go in Uganda

 

Enjoy a Safari to see the Gorillas combined with a beach holiday on the most beautiful beaches in Africa?  Kenya is next door to Uganda and a short flight away.  A Safari is definitely a splurge honeymoon, but you will keep memories to last a lifetime.

Visit Diani Beach and Galu Beach in Kenya

Greek Islands:

PHOTO:  Grecotel Amirandes Crete

Next up on my Top 5 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations is somewhere closer to home.  Maybe you do not want to travel far away.  The Greek islands are a good choice, just a three hour flight away with some really good flight deals direct to the Islands these days.  Island hopping is easy, Ferries run between the islands everyday.  Or …. just stay on one island!  Read about Santorini here:

Santorini – where to go and what to do

Also read about Corfu here:

Things to do in Corfu

I stayed at the fabulous Grecotel Imperial Corfu, I would love a honeymoon in one of their beautiful resort Villas and read about it here:

Grecotel Corfu Imperial Review

Then in Grecotel Amirandes on Crete, above and beyond in every way and total honeymoon bliss.  Another great island to put on your honeymoon itinerary!

Grecotel Amirandes Luxury Resort Crete Review

Staycation Honeymoon in London:

Well, I would like to add that you can just have a wonderful staycation!  My own honeymoon was one night in an English country house hotel and my marriage is still going many years later.  Although my husband fell asleep on our honeymoon night, he was so tired after the wedding!!  You can have an amazing time spending a weekend n London and make memories to last a lifetime.  That is all that matters.

Some ideas for a Honeymoon weekend in London:

Where to go in London – Insider Tips!

 

Let me know what you think of my Top 5 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations.

 

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