Where is your suitcase going this year?
YOUR ULTIMATE HONEYMOON DESTINATION GUIDE
A honeymoon is a holiday like no other...
Itâ€™s the time to experience new things and where you can tick off some of your bucket list whilst starting your new life together in a special way. However, how do you fit in the time to organise such a holiday whilst planning your wedding? Luckily our expert team at Suitcase Travel are at hand to help.
We understand that a honeymoon is different to other holidays and alongside our ATOL protected bespoke holidays, we work with reputable companies such as Kuoni, Sandals, Beaches, Premier Holidays and Beachcomber to name a few. All of which allow us to create a unique honeymoon with happy memories lasting forever for each of our customers. No matter what you want, there is a honeymoon ideal for both of you. If one partner wants adventure and the other wants a beach, donâ€™t worry as Suitcase Travel can create the perfect itinerary to suit both.
Let us take the stress away from you and organise that dream getaway.
When is the best time to go where? December – February
For a winter wonderland honeymoon, visit Lapland for activities such as husky-sledging or seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. Fancy a trip skiing - Bulgaria is a great budget choice. India, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean all have their best weather now. Adventure around Vietnam or India or unwind on the beaches in Thailand or the Maldives.
It’s also a great time to visit the Caribbean as it is hurricane free this time of year. Make the most of the sunshine in the southern hemisphere by going on a road trip around Australia or New Zealand. Dive into Brazil’s famous Rio Carnival.
Looking for a warm city, then Cape Town is an excellent choice. For a cheaper safari, Botswana and Zambia are great choices.
March – May
June – August
During these months it is good to visit the European hotspots to get the best of the hot weather. Scandinavian days are long so you can get the most out of the sunny weather. Alpine lakes and the off the beaten track Greek islands are also worth a visit. It is the best time to do the Inca Trail and explore Peru. It is the chilliest months yet it is still warm and dry. The northern part of Australia is still dry at the moment so visiting Queensland is good.
For those that want a ski honeymoon, New Zealand is the place to go at this time of year.
This is the season to go on an African safari. Head to the Masai Mara to catch a glimpse of the Great Migration.
The perfect time to visit the South Pacific such as Fiji and Bora Bora. It is still warm yet slightly breezy in the Seychelles so good for those that don’t like it too hot.
It’s a great time to go wandering around Europe. Warm but not too hot. Paris and Rome are full of romance, Italy is great for culture and food lovers and Portugal has plenty to offer at good prices. North America’s weather also starts to improve so ideal to visit some of the cities such as San Francisco, Boston and New York.
September – November
For somewhere a little different, Morocco has plenty to choose from.
The monsoons in Asia are starting to leave. Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines are worth a trip.
Monsoon season is starting to hit Southeast Asia but Indonesia is a superb alternative.
Japan becomes exceptionally pretty in the spring when all the cherry trees come into blossom.
Central America and the Caribbean are still fine but can be a little cheaper than other months. The rains are approaching but Antigua and Cuba should be fine.
With the temperatures still warm but not so hot and prices being lower, it’s another good time to go to Europe. Good recommendations are Barcelona, Sicily, the Croatian coast and Provence vineyards. Drive along the East Coast of the USA and marvel in the spectacular autumn colours.
It is spring time in South Africa so make the most of the lovely Garden Route. The wildlife in Namibia is in abundance at this time of year as well.
Whether you’re looking for a budget holiday that won’t break the bank, a food-tastic tasty treat of a honeymoon, you’d like to sample the wild side of life, relax on a desert island or even enjoy your honeymoon with the children – Suitcase Travel can help you find the perfect destination for the holiday of a lifetime...
The Maldives is a dream honeymoon with its white exotic sandy beaches and all year sunny weather. Days are spent relaxing on the beach or indulging in water sport activities. The Maldives also offer the opportunity for couples to relive their special day and tie the knot in a symbolic marriage.
There are so many Greek islands that it is hard to choose which one makes a perfect honeymoon but Crete is an exceptional choice offering secluded resorts for a true romantic destination. For whatever kind of honeymoon people want, for whatever budget they have, Crete is a choice that should not be ignored.
Hawaii is the perfect place for Honeymooners. Sunbathe the days away on Honolulu beach or even hula dance in a grass skirt. Why not sip cocktails and watch the sunset or ride the waves with some of the best surfing in the world? Itâ€™s easy to fall in love instantly with Hawaii and the locals are equally as charming.
The beautiful island of Mauritius has long been a popular holiday destination for those seeking warm year-round temperatures, luxurious surroundings and a sense of exclusivity. A really good retreat after exploring South Africa.
Some of Europeâ€™s best hiking can be found in Corsica with its hills and cliff top villages. You can then chill out on the golden sand beaches or indulge in the splendid food and retreats found on the island. Corsica makes a great honeymoon with its indulgent feel yet not as pricey as alternatives such as Sardinia.
Luxurious retreats that won’t break the bank
Bora Bora is probably the most well-known island in French Polynesia. Many who visit here feel like they have escaped to a private oasis, fantastic to spend some time with your loved one. Bora Bora is breath-taking and the accommodation is sublime with many over-water bungalows to choose from.
Seychelles is famous for having some of the best beaches in the world, pristine and uncrowded. There are great opportunities for island-hopping between the 16 islands, each with their own geography, history and culture. Plus the waters provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy various water sports.
In Zanzibar, take to Stone Town’s ancient streets for mosques, colonial mansions, museums and bazaars, enjoy a tour of the spice and fruit plantations and hit the swathes of pristine white sands to do absolutely nothing. Perfect after a safari in Tanzania.
Mallorca benefits from plenty of Mediterranean sunshine, lush golden sandy beaches and delicious food so it’s easy to see why people flock here. Families with small children and couples of all ages are all well catered for.
The Caribbean island of Antigua has a total of 365 beaches therefore those who choose this as a honeymoon destination can find a new beach each day. It is also a popular destination for those who like yachting. Antigua offers some of the best accommodation, beaches, food and romance in the Caribbean.
Serengeti National Park
HONEYMOONS For a breathtaking walk on the wild side
Orang-utans are only found on two islands, Borneo and Sumatra. Borneo is by far the easiest out of the two to explore where you can take a safari through Danum Valley to catch a sight of the Orang-utans. Definitely a trip you won’t forget.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
When people think of going on safari, images from the legendary Serengeti National Park in Tanzania spring to mind. Here visitors are able to spot the big five; Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo. The Great Migration of Zebras and Wildebeest is a great experience for anyone lucky to catch it.
For those that love Elephants, Thailand is the place to visit. Elephants are beautiful creatures that should not be ridden upon. Elephant Hills is a serene ‘glamping’ resort that gives you the opportunity to interact with the Elephants in a caring way in their natural habitat. Words cannot describe the experience had here.
Yellowstone National Park, USA
Yellowstone National Park is situated atop a slumbering volcano in the heart of the USA. Here you can spot grizzly bears, chunky bison as well as packs of wolves. A trip to keep you on your toes.
Wildlife is in abundance in Costa Rica. You will be able to see all kinds of animals from Sloths, iguanas, monkeys, butterflies to over 850 species of birds. Costa Rica is a must place to visit for those that love all animals.
Train from Ella to Kandy, Sri Lanka
EXPLORE & flop HONEYMOONS South Africa & Mauritius
A safari is on many bucket lists and it is no surprise as it is a truly magical experience. South Africa comes at a great price and is ideal to go all year round.
Mauritius is only a four hour flight from South Africa and is the perfect island for beautiful sandy beaches and more for those that want to do more.
Sri Lanka & The Maldives
Sri Lanka has loads to see and do. You can travel around visiting the colonial cities, picking your own tea at a tea plantation or going on a safari looking for Elephants. After a few days exploring, it is time to unwind and the Maldives is the perfect place to head to, especially as it is only an hour flight from Sri Lanka.
Thailand has it all. Bustling cities, plenty of wildlife and beaches that create the best photos for your Instagram account. You can spend two or three nights in Bangkok before heading to the jungle at Elephant Hills Camp. This is a place where luxury, nature and wildlife all come together. Finally, you can sit back and relax on the amazing Thai beaches.
NYC & The Caribbean
New York City is where there is always something happening on every corner. After a few nights there, you definitely need some rest and it is easy to go to the Caribbean. The various islands have some of the best beaches in the world all with different personalities and things to do.
Greek Island Hopping
Greece has 227 islands that you can visit so can make a great honeymoon of mixing the exploring and relaxing. Each island is unique in their own way, which makes you feel like you are on a different holiday each time you change. Whether you want somewhere modern and chic or something more traditional like youâ€™re on the set of Mama Mia, there are the perfect islands for you.
HONEYMOONS Find delicious flavours in foreign lands
When visiting Vietnam, people are never disappointed with the food. The street food culture is simply amazing in Hanoi with unbelievably cheap prices. For something different, try a traditional Vietnamese cooking class.
There so many world class restaurants in Australia, especially in Melbourne and Sydney where locals enjoy legendary brunches. In Adelaide and Perth, chefs make delicious dishes from the best local produce. Visitors must not forget to try the sublime wines made in this country.
Sushi comes to mind when thinking of Japanese cuisine and even though the tastiest sushi will be found in Tokyo, there is far more to Japanese food. Did you know that Tokyo has more Michelin-starred restaurants than Paris? Donâ€™t miss out on the yakitori street stalls and ryokan inns found throughout Japan.
Italyâ€™s Amalfi Coast
Italy is renowned for its food and wine. They taste even better with stunning views of the picturesque Amalfi Coast. Fresh sea food and Limoncello are the specialities of this region.
New York City
New York City is the city that never sleeps and so the people need plenty of food.
Whatever cuisine you fancy; you will be sure to find it here. From Italian to Spanish Tapas, Japanese to Korean, American to French, the list is endless! There are also plenty of bars to choose from to enjoy a nice cocktail, beer of glass of wine.
If the kids are coming along you can still have a wonderful time
Familymoons TOP 5 Florida
Florida is the home to Disney World and Universal Studios and a whole host of other activities. Every child (and most adults) dream is to go to Disney World and meet the Disney characters but you can also combine it with some relaxing days by the pool in your own villa, or with a Caribbean cruise or get in the car and drive along the coast for a week.
Mexico has some fantastic resorts that cater for families, with many being all-inclusive. Cancun is ideal for those who want a beach as well as Mexican city life. Along the Mayan Riviera, the activities are endless. Visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza or jump into the crystal blue waters to snorkel on the world’s second-largest barrier reef.
If you are enjoying your honeymoon with the children, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the idyllic Indian Ocean too. Mauritius is a gem perfect for families and when you see how much is included for everyone and the quality, you will be ready to go in a heartbeat.
A place where there is unlimited fun for the children with water-slides, kids clubs, swimming pools and so much more plus spa’s and chill out zones for the adults makes a cruise perfect. You also don’t need to fly meaning no more airport stress! The icing on the cake, everyone can discover somewhere new each day.
Everyone loves a bit of sun and Spain has plenty of it. Spain is still a really affordable place to visit making it great for family holidays. It’s not just about the all-inclusive beach resorts but people can discover new cities and delightful towns and villages in the mountains.
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Bali has great beaches and boutique stays at superb prices. You can even head to the tea plantation regions for a few nights and enjoy something a bit different to the stunning beaches. You can also stay at some of the other Indonesian islands like Lombok or Gili Islands.
Kenya has amazing safaris and superb beaches. The famous Maasai Mara is here where you can enjoy a true safari experience but you can go to Amboselli National Park where you will have the same experience but at a slighter lower price. Mombasa is where the beaches at and the white sand and blue sea of the Indian Ocean are to die for!
Portugal has increased in popularity over recent years and it is no wonder as to why. It still has many of its quaint characteristics and yet not quite as busy as many other European destinations. Thereâ€™s a wide choice of traditional accommodation to choose from at great prices. Madeira, Lisbon and Porto are definite highlights.
A great place to go to for honeymoons in the winter months so as to experience the sensational Northern Lights. Nevertheless, Iceland is great to visit all year round with Reykjavik’s famous Blue Lagoon, the unique cuisine to taste and the best place in Europe to go whale watching.
The Caribbean can be a little pricey yet Cuba a hidden gem that is much more affordable than some of the other islands. With affordable resorts, amazing sandy beaches, colourful Havana as the capital city with plenty of history, Cuba is most definitely worth visiting.
Vietnam is a great choice for those who want try something different but at an affordable price. It allows people to go exploring in a city like no other as well as enjoying beautiful beaches. Visitors eat like a king with a budget of just £10 a day. Don’t forget to cruise through Halong Bay, that is easily affordable.
Corfu is part of the Greek Ionian Islands and makes a perfect honeymoon getaway that provides luxury and not cost the earth! The island has sandy beaches, sleepy villages and some of the best night-life in Greece should you wish to head out in the evening. You won’t get bored on this island if you want to do a bit more than sit by the pool and beach.
Prices in Cambodia are similar to those in Vietnam, if not cheaper! A beer can cost less than a £1 and meals for £2. Affordable accommodation is forever improving giving tourists more options other than hostels. The stunning Angkor Wat temples are a must see.
Here is a place that can be enjoyed by spending as much or as little money as you like. With its unique culture, there is plenty to experience. Dive into the bustling souks of Marrakech or Fez, adventure into the Atlas Mountains or relax on a beach in Agadir. The opportunities in Morocco are endless.
For honeymooners who like hiking, biking, swimming and scuba diving, Malta is an ultimate destination. Plus, there are more than enough beaches to allow people to switch off. The best time to go is in the summer months yet the weather is still good year round so it’s worth looking into out of season as well.
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