Planning where to jet off to after saying ‘I do?’ There’s never been more choice when it comes to honeymoons, but when it comes to a mix of city excitement and sun, a tropical island wins every time. Island honeymoon destinations range from pretty islands like Santorini to paradise isles in the Caribbean.
Sip on cocktails and soak up the chicness of the continent at these top honeymoon spots in the Caribbean and Europe…
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Santorini is actually a group of islands consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni. Beaches with volcanic black or red sand and clear blue waters make this an ideal holiday spot. With the famous Santorini sunsets, it’s no wonder that it’s one of the best island honeymoon destinations.
St Lucia is one of the most picturesque island honeymoon destinations. It’s the perfect place to come for a luxury holiday to lose all sense of time. Stay in some of the best high end resorts where your every whim is catered to and you’ll find yourself blissfully sipping on cocktails with your feet in the sand.
The Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca has always been one of the top spots in the Mediterranean for a nice holiday. It’s also one of the top spots in Europe for a honeymoon that perfectly mixes fun and relaxation.
It has everything you could ever wish, for including pristine beaches, gorgeous hotels and resorts as well as plenty of great nightlife in the main city of Palma. Plus, it’s absolutely beautiful.
Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean Islands and is a real melting pot of culture, great music and passionate people. Being closed-off to many visitors for such a long time gave the island a unique and laid back culture.
Havana is a place where time stands still and where you’ll enjoy the best cigar, rum and salsa dancing in the world. Perfect for a romantic honeymoon!
St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) are a great island honeymoon destination that’s not too touristy, or too expensive. Made up of 32 islands and cays, only nine of them inhabited, there’s some beautiful private resorts and snorkelling spots.
Explore the Caribbean Sea’s coral reefs, go island hopping and unwind in upscale boutique resorts. It’s absolute heaven here.
Mykonos is a teensy island, but it packs a real punch with culture and nightlife. Throughout the Cyclades, it’s well-known as the “gay party island,” so same sex couples will be sure to have a great time here. It also further offers stunning Byzantine architecture and a little seaside area called “Little Venice.”
Whitewashed buildings, fresh seafood and colourful flowers are on every street, making it super scenic.
Not as well known as its sister island Trinidad, but Tobago is actually said to be the island upon which the book Robinson Crusoe was based. The island is a rich tapestry of steep mountains, dense tropical forests and lush beeches.
There’s a great choice of luxury all-inclusive resorts, with the bonus of being on an unspoilt paradise island. Tobago is a must-visit for honeymooners looking for some peace and quiet.