The top places to honeymoon this summer

The top places to honeymoon this summer.

After sending off the happy couple in style on their wedding day, most newlyweds choose to spend the first week or two of married life in bliss far away from home. The honeymoon is a post-wedding ritual that enables newly married couples to stay in that bubble of happiness, and for couples tying the knot in summer, there are countless destinations to spend that precious time.

Read on to discover the top places to honeymoon this summer and continue your epic celebration that little bit longer.

For laid-back luxury

While the Maldives is often the first stop for couples looking for all the trappings of luxury on their honeymoon, casting your net elsewhere is the key to enjoying a beautiful setting in magnificent company a little more affordably. The Cook Islands is very similar to the Maldives in its geography and climate. The destination consists of 15 islands, each blessed with the most stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters.

The Cook Islands is a Southern Pacific paradise that has an enriching backstory. Break up those days lounging on the beach with a lesson in Polynesian culture.

For budget-friendly beauty

If you don’t fancy going long haul, or simply don’t have the budget to, a break in the beautiful Balearics is a must. Ibiza may be known for its party vibes but it is also extremely expensive. Yet by honeymooning in nearby Majorca, you can enjoy a beautiful, sunny destination that’s known for its coastal walks and authentic cuisine.

For nature lovers everywhere

Mauritius isn’t known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean for nothing! This gorgeous, relaxed and multicultural haven is alive with nature and activity all year round, making it a favourite for energetic honeymooners. 

When you’re not taking in the beauty of its lagoons and coastlines, head inland to explore Mauritius’ protected forests and mountain ranges, and discover a lush natural world along the way.

For keen city breakers

If you’d both prefer a city rather than a coast, a European break should be on your hit list, and nowhere in Europe does romance like Italy. Whether it’s Rome, Milan or Florence that’s your chosen destination – or all three if you’re planning a multi-destination honeymoon – the Italian culture is a joy to explore. Book a September honeymoon on the continent for more comfortable temperatures.

For adventurous mini-mooners

Couples marrying at St Audries Park won’t have to wander very far after their wedding to enjoy a mini-moon in the most scenic surroundings.

Beyond our 100 acres of beautiful deer park, you’ll find perfect places to spend your honeymoon on home turf. There are several pretty villages near St Audries Park, while Bristol and Taunton are also just a short drive away. If it’s a shared love of hiking that’s behind your honeymoon itinerary, our location in the rolling Quantock Hills is certain to excite.

Be sure to add a visit to Kilve Beach to your plans as fellow West Country local and founder of Go South West England Claire Martin recommends:

“ It’s part of the Somerset Jurassic Coast, which is less famous than the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Dorset and Devon, but still equally interesting! Here, you can go fossil hunting for ammonites and even fossilised marine reptiles. Some of these date up to 200 million years. The best time to do this is just after low tide, as waves can stir up fossils that are hiding under rocks.”

Whether you’re celebrating your union with a honeymoon right here in the UK or a little further afield, enjoying every moment doing the things you love with the one you love is what it’s all about!

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