Most married couples, when asked about their wedding day, will tell you that it was a whirlwind of excitement during which they hardly got to spend a romantic moment with each other. With all the friends and relatives gathered and wanting to catch up with the happy couple, plus the demands of the photographer for the perfect shot, it's hard for newlyweds to sneak a moment together on their wedding day. This is the reason why the honeymoon is so important; a chance to spend uninterrupted time together after the wedding whirlwind has passed. For the most romantic honeymoon in 2017, here are some of our favourite destinations:
The adventure honeymoon - Patagonia
For the adventurous couple keen to experience some of the most astounding surroundings in the world, Patagonia has plenty to offer honeymooners. Torres del Paine national park is fantastic for trekking both on foot and horseback with the chance to kayak through iceberg studded lagoons that glitter like clear cut diamonds. Ideal for those with the backpacking bug, but there is also plenty of luxury accommodation too for anyone that simply must have a full-on honeymoon suite.
The beautiful beach honeymoon - Boracay
This small island in the Philippines that has Brad Pitt’s stamp of approval, is widely known as one of the most romantic getaways for couples looking for a truly authentic, heavenly tropical beach honeymoon with astonishingly clear waters and palm lined bays of white sand. Take up sailing for the day, or take part in some of the sports on offer like giant zip wires, zorbing and horse riding, if time allows between indulgent starlit dinners and lazy sun lounging days. For ultimate relaxation, visit the Mandala Spa and Resort Villas. Nominated as Asia’s Best Wellness Retreat.
Plan your Boracay honeymoon any time after March and you’re almost guaranteed hot sun and romantic sunsets.
The laid back honeymoon - Provence
France is the country renowned for love and romance and it doesn’t begin and end in Paris. Provence is a pretty region in the South of France perfect for ambling the days away together in wine regions. It’s hugely popular with celebrities, many of whom have purchased homes there including the Beckhams, Elton John and Tina Turner.
You won’t be far from beautiful beaches known as the French Riviera, but you can also enjoy a trip along the Rhone and taste gourmet food and authentic French wine. Stay in a grand chateau or even a castle. A perfect trip for those that want to avoid the hustle and bustle, explore traditional culture mixed with high class luxury, yet avoid long haul flights.
The have it all honeymoon - Lanai
Hawaii is certainly on the hot list of honeymoon destinations for 2017 and in the past, has been popular with celebrities such as Megan Fox. Hawaii has so much to offer from its culture; not least a very warm welcome and an abundance of cocktails, but also dolphin spotting, volcano climbing, island hopping and unspoiled sandy beaches too. There are many luxury all-inclusive hotels in Hawaii, as well as stilted beach chalets, so take your pick to suit your travel style. The main resorts sit on the west side of the Island, where there are hotels owned by luxury brands Sheraton, Marriott and Four Seasons.
The cultural city honeymoon - Mexico City
A playground full of nightlife, tradition and beautiful architecture, there is more than enough to explore in Mexico City for couples that find romance in fast-paced city life – starting with a Lucha Libre Wrestling match. It’s no wonder David Beckham chose to celebrate his 40th birthday here.
For a relaxed day out in Mexico City, step back in time to the Teotihuacan Pyramids then soak up art, history and culture as you ride a trajinera through the Aztec canals, or pay a visit to Frida Kahlo’s “Blue House” where many of her original works of art are displayed. Or take a day long food tour to experience some of Mexico’s best eateries from street food to family restaurants. Mexico City is truly a place to enjoy plenty of good food, good music and good times together for a honeymoon packed full of happy memories.
Whichever type of honeymoon you choose, don’t forget to check on your travel insurance that your wedding and engagement rings are covered for loss, damage or theft particularly on adventure holidays!