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What Makes a Good Honeymoon Destination

After months of stressful wedding preparation and the big day itself, it’s no wonder that the bride and groom often wish for nothing more than to collapse and let other people take care of them. Lounging on a beach all day might not be to everyone’s liking, but there’s more to a honeymoon than white sands and crystal clear seas, even if that does sound like many people’s idea of heaven.

The key to a good honeymoon is the opportunity to unwind, catch up on much needed rest and kick off married life with a healthy dose of romance. With so many wonderful destinations to choose from, deciding on your honeymoon destination can be difficult. Here are our top suggestions for honeymoon destinations:

Seychelles

The Seychelles is an island country spanning archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, approximately 1,500 kilometres east of Africa and northeast of Madagascar. This was the honeymoon destination choice for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who reportedly spent their honeymoon in £4,000-a-night surroundings. The island offers the perfect secluded getaway, as well as many exciting outdoor pursuits for active couples seeking an active honeymoon.

Maldives

Another beach destination, the Maldives is another island nation formed by a double chain of twenty-six atolls (coral islands which partially or completely encircle a lagoon).  It stands in the Laccadive Sea, south-west of Sri Lanka and to the south-west of India and is possibly the most popular honeymoon destinations of all time. The Maldives undoubtedly encompasses the ultimate honeymoon experience with its still crystal clear waters, powder-white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees, all adding to that quintessential picture-perfect paradise.

Cruises

A cruise is a perfect destination for couples who want luxury, good weather and a resort-style holiday but don’t want to be tied to a beach for a whole fortnight. With a huge range of facilities on board and an itinerary guaranteeing exotic locations, cultural diversity and – in most cases – plenty of sun, arranging a Co-operative Cruise for your honeymoon could be the best decision you make. Destinations very widely and there are great holidays available to all newly-weds, no matter their budgets.

Britain

It might not seem romantic to start off with but there is a world of luxury and beauty in the British Isles that compares with anywhere in the world. From the grandeur of a Scottish castle, the quaintness of a Cotswolds retreat or the luxury of some of the world’s best spas, you are guaranteed to unearth a honeymoon gem. Once your honeymoon is over and you want to revisit its joys again, the knowledge that your dream destination is just a few hours away will be a great source of comfort.