Best places to honeymoon for your relationship type
Your wedding day reflects the unique and personal relationship you have with your partner, and your honeymoon should be the same. To help, our travel experts have provided a guide to the top romantic destinations that best suit different couple behaviour types.
We spoke to over 1000 couples in the UK to find out how their relationship style married up with their favourite romantic holiday locations. The findings revealed the following list of destinations, broken down by couple personality type. Take a look for a little honeymoon inspiration, then chat to one of our honeymoon experts to find out more. We’ll listen to your ideas, share our expertise and take the time to get to know you both, before planning a tailor-made honeymoon that’s right for you.
Top honeymoon destinations for passionate and fiery couples
A large slice of couples who described their relationship as being towards the passionate end of the scale, also put the USA as one of their favourite holiday locations – and you can see why, it’s big, it’s bold and it’s beautiful. There are so many diverse areas that it’s easy to forget they all belong to the same country. Get a snapshot of the diversity on offer with a West-coast road trip. Indulge in Las Vegas, before taking in the wonder of the Grand Canyon, and then taking a trendy city break in San Francisco before changing tack again with an expedition to the awe-inspiring ancient Redwoods – and all within just two states!
Another popular holiday destination for passionate couples came out as Cyprus. Known as Aphrodite’s Island, this Mediterranean gem is perfect for a short-haul honeymoon that offers as much excitement and passion as further flung lands. Some of the best wines are made in the Troodos Mountains, and the food truly stirs the soul with a gorgeous blend of Greek and Middle Eastern dishes. There is plenty of history to admire as well, with monasteries and ancient tombs to explore – and if you simply want to turn up the heat at the beach, head to Fig Tree Bay for miles of golden sands.
With all-singing all-dancing resorts, Caribbean water beaches, Mayan ruins, deep jungles, luxurious restaurants and world-famous nightlife, Mexico offers a honeymoon filled with passion. Everything promises an exciting surprise, from the spectacular food, filled with spicy and smoky flavours through to the reef gardens and underwater museums. Visit the Yucatan coast for resorts that cater for your every whim and desire, set against a backdrop of pristine beaches.
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We know these honeymoon destinations inside out because we’ve been there, so can help you decide which one’s right for you. We believe the best advice comes from personal experience so, if you want to know more, speak to one of our USA, Cyprus or Mexico experts today.
Top honeymoon destinations for outgoing and sociable couples
Of the couples who described themselves as more sociable and out-going, 44% of them picked out Greece as their top romantic destination. During the days, couples can get their thrills from adrenaline-packed beach water sports, or discover lost worlds whilst hiking and walking around ancient ruins. The welcoming hospitality of the Greek is famous around the world and long romantic nights can be spent nestled in busy tavernas, enjoying a stunning slow-cooked stifado or freshly caught grilled fish, meeting the locals and sampling the native ouzo and Muscat wine.
The complex character of Cuba is a delight for confident and outgoing travellers. The former Spanish colony and last bastion of world communism is a magnet for couples who have a ‘ready for anything’ spirit and an attitude to explore a country completely different to their own. From the romantic crumbling architecture and vintage American cars of Havana, to Trinidad’s cobbled streets and colonial hotels, couples will find hundreds of special honeymoon moments in Cuba. Don’t miss The Cayos, an archipelago of islands and keys of the northern coast of Cuba with pristine white sands, indigenous flamingos and exhilarating water sports.
Described as ‘hectic yet mesmerising’, India is a bold honeymoon choice for couples with tonnes of energy and wit. You’ll make plenty of heady romantic memories, from a rickshaw ride into Delhi, to the first glimpse of the pink city of Jaipur; see how the Taj Mahal glows at dawn and share a cup of chai tea with locals in a rural village. An adventurous honeymoon can take in the many landscapes India has to offer, either cruising the exotic lagoons and lakes of the Keralan backwaters, basking in the sun on Goa’s golden beaches or exploring the lush jungle of the Aravalli Hills. Find out more about tours and expeditions in India, here.
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We know these honeymoon destinations inside out because we’ve been there, so can help you decide which one’s right for you. We believe the best advice comes from personal experience so, if you want to know more, speak to one of our Greece, Cuba or India experts today.
Top honeymoon destinations for organised couples who like to plan
This exciting nation has plenty to offer couples who want a full and varied itinerary, with over ten World Heritage Sites to explore, including Buddhist Mountain Monasteries, Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty. With a climate similar to Japan, you can time your honeymoon to see the charming cherry blossoms in the spring time, or the vivid reds, yellows and browns in the autumn. If you wanted to enjoy a longer honeymoon, you could combine a tour of South Korea with a visit to Japan to take in both countries’ iconic sites and spectacular scenery.
There is so much to plan into a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia. With its raw desert beauty, famous cityscapes and extraordinary wildlife, a honeymoon in Australia could include an epic road-trip, an awesome beach adventure, city-hopping between Sydney and Melbourne – or all the above! If you want dazzling white sands and blue waters, include a stay in Queensland – and sail around the iconic Whitsundays archipelago. If it’s wild nature you’re after, take a tour of the Outback in the northern territory, or explore the rugged beauty of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. Soak up sports, arts and a stellar café scene in Melbourne, and plan a trip to Perth for cool bars and quieter historic streets and parklands.
Couples who enjoy a full itinerary will adore a Thailand honeymoon, from organising an island hopping expedition, to visiting golden temples, taking on tuk tuk tours, and visiting elephants at ancient national parks, there is plenty to keep you busy. Your honeymoon plan can include scheduled downtime at Koh Samui or Koh Lanta where you can sunbathe and snorkel, the perfect respite after a plunge into the heady chaos of Bangkok’s nightlife and outdoor markets.
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We know these honeymoon destinations inside out because we’ve been there, so can help you decide which one’s right for you. We believe the best advice comes from personal experience so, if you want to know more, speak to one of our South Korea, Australia or Thailand experts today.
Top honeymoon destinations for spontaneous and impulsive couples
A former haven for rum-runners, pirates and smugglers, the Bahamas has long attracted free spirits looking for adventure. Couples on a honeymoon in the Bahamas can live each day as they wish; relax on the pink and gold soft sand beaches, or take a trip to the city of Freeport for a day of shopping at crafts markets and designer boutiques, before enjoying a night out at the glamourous bars. If you’re feeling lucky, take a visit to the Paradise Islands which includes the famous Paradis resort compete with waterpark and casino.
With so many treasures right at your finger-tips, Hong Kong is a brilliant honeymoon choice for couples who want to live in the moment. This ultra-modern harbour side city is brimming with activities to suit whatever mood you’re in, from brave culinary adventures trying shredded jellyfish or snake soup (!) to a mindful walk around the beautiful Qing Dynasty garden. Sign-up to a t’ai chi lesson at dawn, or if you’re feeling in the party spirit, embrace the nightlife scene in the excitable Lan Kwai Fong area, or try the SoHo districts for a more sophisticated night out.
Couples looking for a different wonder every day will find plenty of activities to tantalise their tastes in South Africa. In Cape Town you can choose to indulge in an afternoon tea or wine-tasting afternoon, or venture up Table Mountain for a stunning view over the city. Take a walk on the wild side with a safari in Kruger National Park to see elephants, lions and giraffes, or take to the water for a spot of whale watching. Book a self-drive through the glorious landscapes along the Garden Route, and fire up your taste buds at the restaurants and wine bars in Stellenbosch.
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We know these honeymoon destinations inside out because we’ve been there, so can help you decide which one’s right for you. We believe the best advice comes from personal experience so, if you want to know more, speak to one of our Bahamas, Hong Kong or South Africa experts today.
Italian cities like Rome and Venice are notorious for their hustle and bustle, however there are a number of regions in Italy which are particularly suited for couples looking for a more private and romantic escape. The southern regions of Basilicata & Puglia feature stunning forests and mountains, dotted with tiny churches and villages, as well as a sprawling coastline that’s home to stylish adult-only resorts. And for a city mini-moon without the stress of too many tourists, Milan has wide open parks, peaceful churches and a gorgeous canal lined with the glittering lights of bars and restaurants - perfect for a low-key (and delicious) night out. Saluti!
Filled with ancient traditions, waterside cities and peaceful landscapes, China is a haven for introverted explorers. A Highlights of China tour caters for reclusive couples with a taste for adventure – it includes private river cruises on the Bund in Shanghai; visits to limestone karsts in the quaint town of Yangshuo; temple visits to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda; traditional dumpling making classes; early viewings to avoid the crowds at the Terracotta Warriors and a journey to the oldest mosque in China. The tour also includes plenty of scheduled downtime and privacy so you can enjoy your own time and company.
Our study showed that Mauritius proved a popular choice for introverted couples, unsurprising when you realise that this paradise island hideaway lies in the heart of the Indian Ocean and is made up of tranquil jungles and undisturbed coastlines. Whilst the small island offers the chance to simply sit back and switch off for uninterrupted days on end, travellers looking to experience the island’s culture can visit beautiful Hindu temples, take lessons in the Creole language or visit fresh food markets at the local fishing villages.
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We know these honeymoon destinations inside out because we’ve been there, so can help you decide which one’s right for you. We believe the best advice comes from personal experience so, if you want to know more, speak to one of our Italy, China or Mauritius experts today.
Top honeymoon destinations for mellow and laidback couples
Chilled out couples with an affinity for the great outdoors will find all the natural bliss they desire with a honeymoon in Canada. From whale-dotted coastlines, to towering forests, the iconic Rocky Mountains and frozen lakes, you’re forever humbled by Mother Nature wherever you step in this country. The culturally diverse cities are a melting pot of societies and beliefs, and laidback couples can soak up all of the natural wonders and accepting atmospheres in one of the most welcoming countries in the world.
Couples blessed with patience and serenity will find an incredible honeymoon in Namibia. From quietly spotting leopards and elephants in Etosha National Park, to trekking the red sand dunes of the Namib at dawn to find the ancient preserved camel thorn trees in the dried pan at Deadvlei, Namibia is a treasure chest of unassuming splendour. Enjoy sophisticated dining in the capital of Windhoek, as well as the hearty famous pie at the Soltaire pit-stop as you head down south. The adventures continue on the south coast with penguin and seal spotting, and a visit to the eerie but beautiful deserted mining town of Kolmanskop.
The Maldives is a great choice all year around with a climate that stays at a fairly consistent 25-30°C. With warm lagoons and eight hours of sunshine a day, you don’t have to worry about the weather - just focus on relaxing with your other-half. Relaxing is different for everyone, but the Maldives has everybody covered – whether it’s sinking back into your private pool overlooking the ocean, or taking a gentle stroll under the palm trees and feeling soft white sand under your toes. If you like to relax by doing, then take an excursion to a tiny hideaway island for a night, or opt into a diving and snorkelling trip to explore the alien-like underwater reef world.
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We know these honeymoon destinations inside out because we’ve been there, so can help you decide which one’s right for you. We believe the best advice comes from personal experience so, if you want to know more, speak to one of our Canada, Namibia or Maldives experts today.