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10 best honeymoon destinations

At Qatar Airways Holidays, we’re always looking for the best destinations for our customers, whether it’s a weekend city break or the holiday of a lifetime. No matter where you go, we want to make sure you have a holiday to remember, and that’s never more important than when that holiday is, in fact, your honeymoon! You’re about to start a new life with a loved one, you’ve been through all the stress and worry of the big day, now it’s your chance to relax, unwind, and spend some quality time together. We’ve put together a list of our favourite ten honeymoon destinations, all of which are so gorgeous, it’ll be hard just picking one! Book now

1. Seychelles

 

Let’s start as we mean to go on, with a tropical paradise that should be right at the top of everyone’s bucket list. The Seychelles is one of the world’s top honeymoon hotspots. Not only is it genuinely breath-taking, with dazzlingly white sandy beaches and azure water, but it caters to luxury tourists who want the very best of everything with some fabulous resorts. Honeymooners are treated like royalty from the moment they arrive, and the sheer choice of premium resorts means that whether you’re looking for solitude or socialising, pampering or private walks on the beach, it’s here for you. Book now.

2. The Maldives

 

The Maldives is another perfect tropical paradise. Over 1190 islands spread out across 26 atolls, with 80 of those islands dedicated to providing honeymooners with the trip of a lifetime. Watch the sunset as you stand on the balcony of your beach villa, or stroll along a pristine sandy beach where the only footprints in the sand are your own. It’s a little slice of heaven, complete with luxury villas, perfect weather conditions, and some of the best diving and snorkelling conditions in the world. All-inclusive honeymoon packages take care of every detail so all you have to do is spend time with the one you love. Book now.

3. Goa

 

This southern Indian destination is laid-back, relaxed, and the perfect spot for a truly blissed-out honeymoon in the sun. With a combination of Indian, Portuguese and British influences, it’s an interesting and eclectic destination where you’ll find luxury resorts, historical buildings, and natural beauty all side by side. The beaches seem to go on forever, and the mild, temperate climate is just on the right side of sunny without ever being too hot. Let the warm water of the Indian Ocean lap against your toes as you watch the sunset, or enjoy a romantic meal for two on the beach to the sound of swaying palm trees and the tide lapping against the sands – perfect! Book now.

4. Bali

 

We love our island getaways because once you’re there you’ve got everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself, all close to your resort. Bali is a bright and vibrant destination that’s as laid-back or as exciting as you want it to be. From top-quality restaurants to luxurious resorts where honeymooners are treated like kings and queens, Bali is a perfect choice for that post-wedding, blissed-out holiday in the sun.

It’s a big island, so whether you’re looking for mountain hideaways or infinity pools next to the beach you’ll find it here. The ‘Island of the Gods’ is certainly worthy of its name – it’s a true paradise with a huge amount to offer honeymooners. Book now. 

5. Salalah

 

Oman is rapidly becoming one of the worst kept secret escapes for those in the know, and it’s easy to see why. Salalah, the capital of Oman’s southern Dhofar region is famous for its frankincense trade and, today, as a luxury resort for newlyweds. With a spectacular mountain backdrop, a thriving and vibrant city, and beaches that could easily rank as some of the best in the world, it’s luxurious, it’s beautiful, and it all comes without the usual crowds you’ll find at better-known destinations. From ancient souqs to royal palaces, modern malls and deserted beaches with clear water that’s perfect for diving, Salalah has definitely earned its place in our top ten. Book now.

6. Zanzibar

 

This destination is so exotic, even its name sounds mysterious! Sitting just off the coast of Tanzania, this island nation is full of interest, history, and some seriously gorgeous honeymoon resorts. Location of the shortest war in history (hostilities lasted just 38 minutes!) and with miles and miles of dazzlingly white, sandy beaches to explore, Zanzibar honeymoons are as memorable as the island itself. The sweet smell of nutmeg and other spices fills the air, while historical forts line the rugged coastline, all waiting to be explored. Zanzibar is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples with an adventurous, free spirit, and the sunsets are genuinely astonishing, too. Book now.

7. Krabi

 

If you and your new spouse love underwater adventures, then Krabi has to be the honeymoon destination of choice. With crystal clear waters and thriving coral reefs, this is a dream destination for the adventure traveller who wants more than just beach photos in their honeymoon album. From towering rocks and tumbling waterfalls to a myriad of tiny islands dotted along the coast and all waiting to be explored, Krabi is a never-to-be-forgotten destination that also has plenty of luxury resorts on offer, as well as all that natural beauty. It’s also a lot less commercial than nearby Phuket, so you’ve got those soft, sandy beaches all to yourself. Book now

8. Koh Samui

 

It may be the second-largest island in Thailand, but the peace and tranquillity you’ll find on Koh Samui makes it feel like it’s a million miles away from the busier Thai honeymoon hotspots. That makes it perfect as the ultimate Thai getaway, with the ideal combination of ultra-luxurious resorts, and wild, untamed natural beauty. Explore the underwater wonders of the Ang Thong National Marine Park, or hire a car and discover the island at your own pace. Watch the sunset in your resort’s infinity pool, or find your own little secret cove where the only other inhabitants you’ll share the sands with are the local sea turtles. Book now.

9. Nice

 

Welcome to the south of France, where the scent of lavender fills the air, and the rich and famous holiday in charming little villas and chateaux along the coast. Nice is European glamour at its best, so if you’ve ever dreamed of driving along a twisting mountain road in a classic red sports car with the roof down, and then picnicking on the beach, this is the place to do it. The inspiration of artists, poets, and musicians for centuries, Nice is possibly one of the most romantic European destinations you can choose. It’s elegant, it’s sophisticated, and it’s utterly delightful, filled with old-world charm and premium quality modern accommodation, or boutique hotels where you’ll be welcomed as one of the family. Book now

10. Venice

 

How could we do a list of the world’s best honeymoon spots and not include Venice? This unique destination is probably one of the most iconic locations in the world. Famous for the Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Square, and the gondolas that ply their trade along its canals, it’s a spectacular, ancient and true one-of-a-kind hotspot that is bound to bring out the romantic in anyone. Head here during February and see the city come alive as the Carnival takes over for the entire month. Masked balls, dancing and music in the squares transform the city, making it even more romantic (if that’s possible). Which one is your favourite spot? Hopefully, if you’re getting married soon, we’ve given you some new ideas for your honeymoon, so that it really is the holiday of a lifetime. Book now