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Trending honeymoon destinations in 2022 and 2023

  • Honeymoons
  • By Rachel Lane
  • Published
  • Revised

Trending honeymoon destinations in 2022 and 2023

  • Honeymoons
  • By Rachel Lane
  • Published
  • Revised

Trending honeymoon destinations in 2022 and 2023

  • Honeymoons
  • By Rachel Lane
  • Published
  • Revised

A honeymoon should be a showstopping holiday. An escape like no other, that you can remember fondly and talk about for decades to come. Think a blow-out holiday in Las Vegas or New York where nothing is off limits, a dream beachfront getaway where you have heaps of quality time together or a fantasy escape to the Far East, ticking off bucket list adventures together in Thailand and Cambodia.

To start your married life together, you will be looking for an extravagant experience that reflects your personality types. Offering either serene relaxation, jam-packed activities or a pleasant mix of the best of both. You and your partner might be looking forward to a couples’ spa day in a spectacular setting or filling your time with non-stop water sports, or maybe you like a balance break where you like to do a little bit of both.

The trouble comes when choosing between a fantastic selection of world-class locations and properties. Thankfully for you we are always staying up to date on the latest travel trends and have compiled our predictions for honeymoon travel in 2022 and 2023 to help keep you informed and in the know of the best places to visit after your wedding.

Perhaps one of these luxurious destinations could be just what you are looking for? 
 

MALDIVES

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

When it comes to picture-perfect honeymoons, with ice, white beaches and calm, tranquil waters, it is easy to see why the Maldives proves to be a popular destination year after year for beach-lovers and luxury-seekers. Here loved up couples can escape together to a world of total serenity.

All Maldivian holidays have an added sense of exclusivity, with resorts being located on private islands or constructed to hover above the glittering ocean. Enjoy an intimate experience in a private overwater villa, beach bungalow or jungle retreat, often with its own private pool and immediate access to the beach or lagoon directly from your living space.

Spend your days bonding as you bask in the sun on your secluded terrace. Reconnect with nature on a snorkelling or diving experience around the rich coral reefs home to all kinds of marine life, including turtles, whale sharks, and manta rays. Make memories together with an enormous variety of exciting water sports or choose to unwind and de-stress with a peaceful couples’ spa day.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Best time to visit: November to April 
Memorable thing to do: Dine in Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Wish list resort: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
Celebrity spotting: Jamie Redknapp and Frida Andersson spent their 2022 honeymoon at One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives

To inspire your honeymoon in the Maldives, click here to browse our collection of lavish resorts. And if you want to broaden the net a little further don’t forget to check out Mauritius and the Seychelles, which can offer you a very similar experience in the Indian Ocean, but with an extra layer of adventure or island hopping. Click here to start planning your trip.

BORA BORA

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

For a once in a lifetime adventure, Bora Bora serves up an exotic destination that is sure to not disappoint. Known for its natural beaches, dramatic peaks and large turquoise lagoons, this is an unspoilt paradise that offers the ultimate scenic escape that you truly will never forget.

Ideal for honeymoons and romantic breaks, all resorts offer serene sanctuaries with plenty of privacy and heaps of world-class luxury. From the comfort of your over-water villa or bungalow, there is a world of shimmering waters to explore and a wide offering of fun activities to enjoy including paddleboarding, canoeing, diving and snorkelling. The vivid colours of the coral gardens need to be seen to be believed and you can look forward to encounters with turtles, sharks and rays.

Fresh seafood shines on every menu, and foodies will delight at the exquisite array of French inspired cuisine on offer. Throughout your stay enjoy fine dining at the likes of the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora or Conrad Bora Bora Nui, but no honeymoon will be complete without a private dinner for two in a secluded setting down by the tranquil lagoon.

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Best time to visit: May to October
Memorable thing to do: Swim with sting and manta rays
Wish list resort: The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Celebrity spotting: Paris Hilton and Carter Reum enjoyed an epic seven-week honeymoon together in 2021 touring to their favourite spots around the world, including Bora Bora.

Excited about a French Polynesian honeymoon, click here to browse our deluxe collection of beautiful resorts including Bora Bora and the stunning Tahiti. Another great honeymoon idea for travel hungry couples, is to add more destinations to your getaway. Our personal travel managers can help you create a detailed itinerary that will give you a varied and exciting break and present the opportunity to see as much of this corner of the world as possible for an unforgettable honeymoon. Have you considered pairing New Zealand with French Polynesia for example? Click here to learn more

TANZANIA

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Home to Mount Kilimanjaro and a plethora of incredible national parks, Tanzania presents the opportunity to go off the beaten track with your significant other and escape to the wilderness of East Africa. Enjoy making memories to last a lifetime, adventuring across vast plains by day and by night, cosying up around a campfire and admiring the beauty of the starry sky.

Safari means ‘journey’ in Swahili, so what better way to mark beginning of your married lives together than on a Safari adventure? The Serengeti National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its astonishing broad range of wildlife, including leopards, elephants, rhinos, hyena and more. If wildlife spotting is top of your list be sure to take an expertly guided game tour or even a thrilling hot air balloon ride across the vast area to witness as much as possible.

Stay in a plush African-inspired lodge which boasts awe-inspiring views of the parkland and free roaming wildlife and a enjoy every luxurious comfort you could wish for, from infinity pools, a fitness centre, world-class dining and an opulent spa.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Best time to visit: June to October
Memorable thing to do: A walking safari tour with local guides
Wish list resort: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
Celebrity spotting: Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre went on safari together in the Serengeti National Park after their wedding in 2019 

When it comes to safari escapes, the choice of which destination can seem overwhelming, with an abundance of fantastic options spread across Africa and South Africa. That’s where a dedicated personal travel manager comes in. Our experts can listen to the overall holiday experience you are looking for and can help you build the ideal escape for you and your partner. Can’t decide between beach or safari escapes, no problem, do both and consider a stopover in Zanzibar or the Seychelles. Click here to begin your enquiry today.

ST. BARTHÉLEMY

Rosewood Le Guanahani

Grab yourself a taste of the high life while on honeymoon on this sophisticated Caribbean island, adored by the rich and famous. St. Barts is a very unique destination, a French island, complete with Nordic architecture and heaps of Caribbean flair. This beautiful isle has it all, sensational beaches, clear, blue waters speckled with super yachts and stunning vistas of untouched tropical landscapes. Here you will find everything you need, including discreet, five-star resorts with opulent spas, Michelin-starred dining and high-end shopping.

Encircled by shallow reefs, by day there is so much adventure to be had in the surrounding waters, from snorkelling exploration to days of luxury cruising, or simply reclining on one of the island’s showstopping beaches. In the evenings dine on the freshest seafood inspired by both creole and French cuisine and rub shoulders with celebrities at some of the world-famous nightlife hotspots sprinkled across the island.

Rosewood Le Guanahani

Best time to visit: December to April
Memorable thing to do: Charter a yacht just for you two
Wish list resort: Rosewood Le Guanahani
Celebrity spotting: Although not married, yet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone were recently spotted holidaying in St. Barts in 2022 along with Jeff Bezos and Drake.

If the Caribbean sparks your interest, but you are having trouble deciding on a destination click here to begin exploring our favourite collection of resorts. Each idyllic Caribbean Isle has its own unique personality and atmosphere, to help to decide which is best for you as a newlywed, speak to one of our personal travel managers on 0203 816 0985 who can not only help guide you towards the best island destination for the bride and groom, but can tailor make a trip with restaurant recommendations and activity bookings that will make your holiday everything you dream of experiencing and more.

DUBAI

One&Only The Palm

Dubai and luxury go hand in hand, like gin and tonic, so it is no wonder this middle eastern gem proves to be a popular destination for honeymooners year after year. For those who are attracted to a lavish city lifestyle and still adore spending time unwinding on soft oatmeal sands or lounging by opulent infinity pools, Dubai has everything you could wish for for an unbeatable honeymoon experience.

There is an enormous wealth of things to do during your stay, from marvelling at the awe-inspiring modern architecture to discovering authentic Arabic history and culture, and from shopping to your hearts content to taking a camel ride across a desert landscape…the list goes on. If you are looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, in Dubai there is plenty, including sky diving over Palm Jumeriah or swimming with dolphins at Atlantis, The Palm.

When it comes to evening entertainment you will also be spoilt for choice in this city. Dubai has a lively cosmopolitan nightlife, and you can tailor your holiday to be as high energy or as chilled as you wish. From exploring the vast culinary scene at some of the world’s most exclusive restaurants to enjoying private destination dining by the lapping Persian Gulf within your tranquil beachfront resort, or even dining under the stars within a dramatic desert environment.

One&Only The Palm

Best time to visit: November to March
Memorable thing to do: Adventure to the desert for some otherworldly experiences
Wish list resort: One&Only The Palm
Celebrity spotting: Mark Ronson and Grace Gummer reportedly honeymooned in Dubai after their wedding in 2021

Dubai is a very flexible destination and even if you have visited before, there is always something new to see and do. To get more out of your honeymoon, why not twin your break in the city with a visit to the neighbouring emirates of Abu Dhabi or Oman for the ultimate cultural adventure? Alternatively, retreat from the city and choose to break up your trip with a few nights in a stunning desert retreat? Alternatively, if you are looking for a vibrant start to your honeymoon but would like some time dedicated to relaxation too, visit Dubai first before finishing your escape in a contrasting destination like the Maldives? The options are truly endless. If this sounds like your kind of magic, click here to begin planning your dream honeymoon today.

ITALY

Le Sirenuse

Italy, quite literally, oozes romance. It is renowned for its passionate people, sensational food, fine wines and timeless beauty. Its landscape is varied, from the stunning mountainous regions in the north which provides a playground for those who like to hike or ski, to the famously picturesque lakes of Lake Como and Lake Garda and the incredible coastline filled with quaint villages and chic island escapes. Culture-vultures will be drawn to the streets of Rome or Venice while foodies will seek out the succulent seafood of the coast, or famous world’s best pizza in Naples. On a break to Italy you can look forward to palatial hotels dripping in artwork and exquisite style. It is the ideal destination for a romantic adventure that can be tailored just for you.

The enchantment of this region is infectious and is sure to provide an ideal atmosphere for any loved-up couple. The most adored honeymoon location in Italy is the Amalfi Coast, which showcases colourful clifftop towns and petite picturesque beaches. Whether you visit one location like the remarkable Positano or choose to hire a car and tour along the Tyrrhenian Sea, your days will be filled with sunshine, exploration of cobbled streets and taking in the dramatic beauty of the coastline by boat. During the evenings you can look forward to an indulgent experience sampling fine cuisine as you admire the twinkling lights of quaint fishing towns across the horizon.

Le Sirenuse

Best time to visit: May to October
Memorable thing to do: Vineyard wine tour
Wish list resort: Le Sirenuse
Celebrity spotting: Lady Kitty Spencer and Michael Lewis enjoyed an Italian tour after their nuptials in 2021, including visiting picturesque Positano.  

Because of its close proximity to the UK, Italy is also a great option for those planning a smaller mini-moon break ahead of their larger honeymoon plans.

Start planning your Italian adventure today. Click here to view our collection of luxurious properties that are sure to spark wanderlust for your loved-up escape. Or call 0203 816 0985 to put wheels in motion with our team of personal travel managers, who can help find you a cosy nook to soak up your recent wedding, or a full and detailed itinerary to see the very best of what Italy has to offer. 

 

Our personal travel managers are well experienced when it comes to planning and arranging world-class holidays. Why not pass the burden of organising your escape on to someone else, after all, a honeymoon is a time to look after yourself and unwind. At Winged Boots you will have the benefit of working with the same dedicated personal travel manager right through from initial enquiry to your return back on to UK soil…and beyond. Click here to begin an enquiry or call 0203 816 0985 to speak directly with a member of the team today. Happy honeymooning!

Tagged: Abu Dhabi, Africa, Caribbean, French Polynesia, Indian Ocean, Italy, Maldives, Mauritius, Middle East, Oman, Seychelles, South Africa, St. Barthélemy, Tanzania, Conrad Bora Bora Nui, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Atlantis, The Palm
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