Top five honeymoon destinations

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So, you’ve just tied the knot and want to celebrate in style. We get it. Your honeymoon should be the ultimate holiday, a romantic getaway that Cupid himself would be proud of! 

  • Celebrating with your partner
  • Our top honeymoon destinations
  • Travel insurance for your peace of mind

We know that figuring out where in the world to go is no easy task. But fear not – we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Whether you’re looking for a stunning city break or simply wish to soak up the sun in a jacuzzi, we’ve found the ideal places for you to explore with your partner. Have a browse of our list of top honeymoon destinations and find inspiration for the perfect couple’s retreat.

Let your love flow in the Maldives

Lying just south of India, the Maldives are pretty much tailor-made for honeymooners. This cluster of islands, with their secluded beaches, towering palm trees and beautiful hotels, offers the perfect romantic escape. Each island has its own resort, meaning after a quick adventure in a speedboat or seaplane from the airport, you’ll step straight onto the private beach where you’ll be spending your time. The unique huts that extend out into the turquoise water are unlike anything you will have seen anywhere else, and truly offer the dreamiest of settings for your stay. The hottest and driest time of year is from December to March, so if you book then you’ll not only get the romantic retreat of your dreams, but also escape the European winter. A win-win!

Have your Mamma Mia moment in Greece

The Greek islands are like nowhere else in Europe. Whether it’s the immaculate white buildings that sit on the cliffsides in Santorini, or the intricate winding alleys of Mykonos, there’s beauty everywhere you go. What better place to celebrate your love than here? Santorini’s historic towns and archaeological sites, exclusive beaches and uniquely picturesque scenery mean it has culture and beauty galore, making it a particular hotspot for honeymooners. Plus, the southern-European climate ensures glorious heat and sunshine for much of the year!

Unwind in stunning St. Lucia

When you close your eyes and picture your honeymoon, you’ll probably be thinking of crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and a jacuzzi in the room to boot…or in other words, the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Widely regarded as having some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, the island paradise of St. Lucia takes honeymooning to another level. With its multitude of luxury resorts and boutique hotels, St. Lucia has something for all couples. Feel the powdery sand beneath your toes as you walk hand-in-hand down the beach. Take in the stunning mountains as you dine on the beach front. For more adventurous couples, take a zipline through the rainforest together! And with its succulent Caribbean cuisine, St. Lucia really is a delight for all the senses – you can’t go wrong!

Experience Renaissance romance in Venice

Once the cultural and economic powerhouse of Renaissance Italy, Venice is now visited by millions of tourists every year, and one look at this stunning city tells you why. Its gorgeous squares, mammoth cathedrals and unique waterways make it a fabulous place to uncover as a couple. Just picture yourself taking a gondola along the beautiful canals, the Italian sun setting behind you as you prepare for a romantic meal with some local wine. Need we say more? The city’s collection of boutique hotels gives you loads of choice for accommodation, and with Italian food and culture around every corner, you’ll never want to leave. George Clooney even honeymooned in Venice! And if its good enough for the Clooneys…

Kick back in Croatia

Nestled in the heart of the Balkans, Croatia is becoming an increasingly popular honeymoon destination. Its southern position means it enjoys wonderful heat, and its crystal waters will make it hard to believe you’re still in Europe! Go island hopping in order to truly make the most of Croatia, making sure to stop off at Brač and Hvar, two islands with awe-inspiring scenery and a vibrant nightlife. Or, if you’d rather stay in one place and immerse yourself in the culture, spend your honeymoon in Split. This ancient city, with its Roman ruins and boutique shops, is a never-ending bag of surprises. The food in Croatia is a particular delight, with top class restaurants on both the islands and the mainland serving up fresh seafood treats, as well as delectable lamb specialities!

Are you covered?

Of all the trips you take in your life, your honeymoon should be the one that goes the smoothest. It’s the least you deserve! That’s why it’s crucial you have travel insurance that covers you just in case the worst should happen. That way you can have the ultimate peace of mind, and can get to relaxing and enjoying the trip of a lifetime with your soul mate. 

To stay safe on your honeymoon, check that everything you need is covered before you leave. Find out more about LV=travel insurance today.