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Top 10 Traditional Honeymoons

There are so many stunning locations across the globe that it can be very hard to choose a favourite for your honeymoon. So here’s our guide to our top 10 traditional honeymoons.

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Sandals Over-the-water villa at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island, Jamaica

1) Italy

Italy is famed as one of the most romantic destinations in the world with its historic cities and sweeping landscapes. The language, food, culture, coastline, history and inimitable style need no introduction, but bear in mind the key tourist attractions are way too busy to be romantic in the summer holidays. Some of Italy’s most popular locations include the stunning Lakes, picturesque fields of Tuscany, the waters of Venice, and the ancient city of Rome. Wow!


Cortona Events - Tuscany - Italy |
Cortona Events – Tuscany, Italy

2) France

Paris is one of the romance capitals of the world and has, particularly amongst British couples, long been one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. There are few experiences that beat a stay in the City of Lights, a tour of the vineyards of the Loire, a stay in a farmhouse in Provence surrounded by acres of sunflower- and lavender-fields, or a serene flight to Nice and some of the Mediterranean’s swankiest hotels.

Romantic Paris Eiffel Tower |
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, via Travelzoo

3) Mauritius

This large tropical island off Africa’s east coast boasts white powder beaches and sparkling sapphire seas. But, despite its undeniable beauty, its continued ranking among the world’s top honeymoon destinations is down to the legendary reputation of its hotels. Think über-luxury: ultimate pampering, gastronomic dining, late nights at the casinos, and sprawling, classy resorts.

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Beachcomber Trou aux Biches Resort & Spa, Mauritius

4) The Seychelles

Sheer island escapism for true romantics—the Seychelles is an archipelago of over a hundred islands with pristine white sand beaches, palm trees, and turquoise waters. Seychelles is famous for its bare-foot luxury resorts that are perfect for couples who just want to get away from it all. With little nightlife and more limited dining options, it makes sense to take advantage of the easy inter-island transport to visit two or three islands in order to appreciate their innate natural beauty.

Beachcomber Seychelles Sainte Anne Resort & Spa |
Beachcomber – Sainte Anne Resort & Spa, Seychelles

5) Australia

Whether you love beaches, cosmopolitan city life, or getting back to nature Australia is the perfect destination. Experience the excitement of the city in Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane, explore the country’s amazing wine regions or marvel at fantastic natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef or the unspoiled majesty of Western Australia.

Tinggly Australia Ayers Rock Flight |
Flight for Two above the Ayers Rock in Australia via

6) Jamaica

Breathtaking vistas abound, and all-inclusive resorts offer the epitome of luxury on this gorgeous Caribbean island. Once the playground for the likes of Noel Coward, Clark Gable and Ian Fleming, its beaches are fantastic, and the rolling hills of the inland plantations are not to be missed.

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island, Jamaica |
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island, Jamaica

7) Thailand

What makes Thailand such a perennial favourite among honeymooners is the variety it offers. For couples seeking both a beach holiday and some culture, eco-tourism, adventure, or city sight-seeing, there are few better options. The affable nature of the locals also makes for easy, hassle-free touring, and the delicious food is a bonus.

Honeymoon in Thailand by Tinggly James Bond Island |
James Bond Island Sightseeing Experience for Two in Thailand via

8) Barbados

Ever-popular Barbados is the perfect destination for first timers to the Caribbean, as it’s big and busy enough to provide plenty to see and do while managing to retain its essential island character. The stunning west coast boasts some of the world’s most celebrated beach hotels.

Sandals Barbados Resort |
Sandals Barbados Resort

9) Antigua

Renowned more for its beaches than the nightlife, Antigua is a great destination for a two-centred honeymoon, combined with nearby St Kitts, Nevis or the British Virgin Islands. Don’t miss Sunday afternoon at Shirley Heights, host to the infamous weekly jump-ups (parties) overlooking English Harbour, when the rum flows to the reggae beat of the island’s steel drums.

Jolly Beach Resort & Spa - Antigua |
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, Antigua

10) USA

There’s very little the USA doesn’t have to offer; from the kitsch glitz of Vegas, the snowy wilderness of Colorado and the Art Deco hotels, to the buzz of South Beach Miami and the sun-drenched, surf strewn Californian coastline. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

Tinggly - Experience New York Your Way |
Experience New York Your Way via

These are only some of our favourite traditional honeymoons however—other  locations are quickly  growing in popularity. From places of natural wonder and beauty like Iceland to the wild Savannas of Africa. Plus, still more people are finding that they are happy with a cheaper but no less wonderful mini moon at home in the UK.

Hotel Ranga, Iceland
An electric green strip of the Northern Lights hangs above the majestic Hotel Ranga in Iceland.

Check out our honeymoons and travel section for so much more inspiration!

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