If you’re planning your big day, congratulations! The decision to get married is one of the biggest you will make in your lifetime and your wedding is sure to be one of the most memorable days of your life. But how can you make sure your honeymoon is equally as magical?
Planning a wedding can be stressful and you deserve the perfect break following the nuptials. However, it’s understandable if your finances are stretched, but don’t forget you can utilise logbook loans to ensure you don’t miss out on your dream honeymoon. Below are some destinations you might wish to consider.
For those looking for white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, there can be no better option than one of the 26 coral atolls that make up the Maldives.
The majority of resorts in the region offer overwater bungalows, meaning you can enjoy the romantic lapping of the waves as you sleep, while more traditional accommodation complete with a private beach is also available.
When it comes to activities in the Maldives, scuba diving and snorkelling are available all year round and the waters in the area contain an abundance of tropical fish, manta rays and even some shipwrecks, while water clarity is excellent. Alternatively, the area is becoming increasingly popular among surfers, especially during the rainier months, such as June and July, when waves are at their largest.
The tropical forests of Thailand provide couples with the opportunity to observe macaques, gibbons and rare species of birds in their natural environment, while those willing to take tours deeper into the heart of the forest might even be rewarded with a glimpse of an elephant or wild tiger.
Accommodation is available in several of the country’s tropical national parks and the stunning waterfalls in Kanchanaburi and in particular the 11-tiered Pa La-u Falls in Kaeng Krachan should not be missed. Furthermore, newlyweds can check out the incredible limestone formations Phang Nga Bay, which defy gravity and are truly unforgettable.
Often described as the ‘Island of the Gods’, Bali offers a unique contrast of mountains, lush greenery and beaches, which provide a stunning backdrop to any honeymoon. While scuba diving, surfing and fishing are all popular activities on the island, the most popular attractions are the Hindu temples.
There are a number of incredible temples situated across the island and considering the fact Bali is renowned for its sculpture, you can rightly expect to see some breathtaking architecture. Spas are also plentiful, meaning you can relax and enjoy your time as a married couple, finally free of the stresses of organising a wedding.
As well as the fact it is renowned as the most romantic city in the world, those who choose to honeymoon in Paris can be sure to enjoy a trip that is immersed in culture, art, fashion and food. More than 45 million tourists flock to Paris each year and it is easy to see why when you begin to consider the wealth of things to do and see.
You can eat at the incredible 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant at the top of the iconic Eiffel Tower, head to the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, Louvre Museum and the Château de Versailles, as well s taking a daytrip to the country’s world-famous wineries.
Honeymoons in South Africa are becoming increasingly popular as newlyweds look for something a little bit different and unique. There are a number of national parks where animals can be viewed in their own habitat and the country is renowned for its safaris.
In addition, Table Mountain and Cape Point in Cape Town are incredible sites of natural beauty, while Robben Island – where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years – is now a UNESCO world heritage site and common destination for tourists in South Africa.
To make your honeymoon extra special, why not consider a whale-watching trip off the coast or a romantic stay in the country’s Cape Winelands? This area is stunning and provides the opportunity to go on regular wine tours.