4 Honeymoon Hotspots for a Fabulously Romantic Time

A honeymoon is the opportunity for a holiday of a lifetime, with the person you’ve decided to spend forever with. It’s the time to relax, unwind and settle into married bliss after the stress of wedding planning.

Whether you fancy a fortnight on a Caribbean island or a week exploring a European city, these top honeymoon destinations will guarantee you have a fabulously romantic time. Read on to plan a honeymoon to remember.

THE GAMBIA EXPERIENCE

The Gambia is the perfect choice for a honeymoon with numerous romantic hideaways for you to choose from, including adult-only properties, boutique hotels, hidden-away river lodges, wildlife experiences and spa hotels for that extra special treat.

Get up, close and personal with fascinating wildlife at the Fathala Wildlife Reserve. This incredible experience allows you to combine a safari experience with a wide range of other excursion options, making the most of its unique location close to the waterways of the Sine Saloum Delta, rich with birdlife.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa from the terrace of your luxurious accommodation or cool off in the plunge pool. A magical atmosphere exists by night as guests gather around the fire pit, observing the wildlife at the nearby watering hole before dining in the traditional thatched restaurant.

Easily reached from The Gambia, Fathala Wildlife Reserve makes for that extra special experience you’re both looking for.

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

White sand beaches, turquoise water gently lapping the shore, palm trees swaying in the breeze – enjoy all this with the love of your life in Jamaica. Add friendly locals, tasty food and a rum punch or two, and you’ve got a top honeymoon destination.

Explore one of the many stunning waterfalls on the island, sail a boat out to a bar in the middle of the ocean, or float down the river in the middle of the Jamaican jungle on a bamboo raft. Take a jerk chicken cooking class, go cliff jumping, or relax on a catamaran, as you watch the sunset into the horizon.

Montego Bay, or Mo-Bay as the locals call it, is one of the most popular and colourful resort areas on the island. It is also where you will fly into and is the gateway to other destinations on the island.

BARBADOS

Well known for its spectacular beaches, laid back lifestyle and potent rum punch, Barbados has mastered the art of fine living. Relaxation comes easily on this little island, so pack your bags with swimwear, sun cream and a good book and escape to the Caribbean for a perfect honeymoon.

The West Coast of Barbados attracts royals and the world’s leading sports stars to its upscale resorts such as Sandy Lane. The South Coast is ideal for all-inclusive holidays where water sport lovers can enjoy the premium wind and kite surfing conditions.

Barbados is so small you can tour the whole island in a day. Couples seeking to explore should head to the Barbados Museum to learn the history of the island. Those who would prefer a history of rum, can take a tour of Mount Gay distillery with plenty of tastings along the way. With its flawless coastline spanning 70 miles, Barbados is the perfect playground to discover marine life. So, ping on a snorkel and dive straight in!

PARIS, FRANCE

We couldn’t write a list of honeymoon destinations without including the city of love itself. Paris is a dream come true for honeymooners. The food, the wine, the art and architecture, the charming hotels, the lazy afternoons people watching at cafés, even the elegant sound of the French language – these are all among the city’s seductions. There are many things to do for honeymooners in Paris.

Wander down the River Seine at dusk, visit the remains of the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and get a romantic snap at the world-famous Eiffel Tower. Take a day trip to the magical champagne region and another to Versailles. French cuisine is some of the most exquisite in the world, so enjoy lots of it with accompanying French wine. This is your honeymoon, so you also have to tie a ribbon (locks are discouraged now) on the Pont des Art bridge, which symbolizes your committed love to one another.

GETTING THERE

Fly direct from Birmingham Airport to these destinations with a variety of airlines.

These destinations are perfect for that holiday of a lifetime with someone special.

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