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Honeymoon ideas travel guides

Honeymoons come in many shapes and sizes. These travel guides, written by our specialists based on their own travel experiences, are designed to inspire you, and help you make informed choices when it comes to planning your honeymoon. You can use them to help you decide where and when to go and to find out the main highlights of different destinations. They’ll also help you discover experiences you can add into your trip to make it extra special.

Some of our travel guides are written to cover a certain theme, such as safari honeymoons or destinations that are set to be popular for honeymoons in the year ahead. Others focus on a specific country or region, be it the palm-fringed beaches of the Maldives or Japan’s fast-paced cities and alpine countryside. Many of these travel guides also detail specific activities and accommodation, any of which we can include in your honeymoon.

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Inspiration for your honeymoon ideas

Our honeymoon ideas specialists regularly travel to discover new experiences and explore untried areas. They love nothing more than sharing their ideas and experiences to help you plan your ideal honeymoon ideas vacation. We've written these travel guides based on our own first-hand honeymoon ideas experiences to help inform and inspire your next trip.

  • Honeymoons in Canada
    Lake Louise

    Honeymoons in Canada

    Honeymoons in Canada

    Country specialist, Caroline, picks some of her top places to stay and things to do on honeymoon in Canada. Her highlights include where to spot Canada’s wildlife, taking a food tour in Vancouver, finding seclusion in the Rockies and staying on an authentic ranch.

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  • Honeymoons in Mexico
    Ik-Kil

    Honeymoons in Mexico

    Honeymoons in Mexico

    Famous for its white sand beaches, turquoise sea and Maya ruins, Mexico makes an ideal destination for your honeymoon. Plan your trip with Audley and we'll recommend the most suitable accommodations to make your stay a memorable one.

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  • Honeymoons in Costa Rica
    Resplendent quetzal, Costa Rica

    Honeymoons in Costa Rica

    Honeymoons in Costa Rica

    Volcanic hot springs, cloudforest, beaches, rainforest reserves and white-water rivers: Costa Rica lends itself to couples seeking an adventurous, eco-conscious honeymoon with many chances to spot wildlife. Specialist Michael reveals where exactly to go, and the best places to stay.

    7 min read

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  • Summer honeymoon ideas
    Borobudur, Yogyakarta

    Summer honeymoon ideas

    Summer honeymoon ideas

    Summer honeymoon hot spots include Canada, where you can explore the national parks and spot grizzly bears; Tanzania, when the great migration of the herds is at its peak; and Indonesia, home to over 17,000 islands.

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  • Honeymoons in Sri Lanka
    Ceylon Tea Trails, Castlereagh Bungalow, Hatton

    Honeymoons in Sri Lanka

    Honeymoons in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is a small island, yet for its size it offers a remarkable array of attractions from ancient temples and grand colonial cities to diverse national parks and powder-soft beaches. For honeymooners, that means lots to see and do as well as plenty of time to relax between destinations.

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  • Honeymoons in Oman
    Al Husn, Muscat, Oman

    Honeymoons in Oman

    Honeymoons in Oman

    As a honeymoon destination, Oman ticks all of the boxes. Combine a relaxing stay on the beach with desert adventures in this exotic, Middle Eastern country. Our specialists can advise you on how to make your honeymoon extra special.

    2 min read

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  • Luxury vacations in Scotland and England
    Loch Ness

    Luxury vacations in Scotland and England

    Luxury vacations in Scotland and England

    Stay in a manor house, dine in Michelin-starred restaurants, cruise Loch Ness in a luxury motorboat and get exclusive after-hours access to Dunvegan Castle. Our UK specialist Jackie describes the indulgent touches you can add into your trip to Great Britain.

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  • French Polynesia honeymoons
    Over-water bungalows in Bora Bora

    French Polynesia honeymoons

    French Polynesia honeymoons

    Country specialist, Lisa, offers her expertise on getting the most out of your honeymoon in French Polynesia. Swim in clear lagoons with manta rays, stay in an overwater bungalow and take a guided walk in a rainforest.

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  • Spring honeymoon ideas
    Franschhoek, South Africa

    Spring honeymoon ideas

    Spring honeymoon ideas

    Spring is a great time to tour South Africa and its Winelands, combine beach time with activities such as diving and whale watching in French Polynesia, or head to Malaysia for secluded islands, white sand beaches and culture.

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  • Honeymoons in Japan
    Backyard garden, Tsumago, Japan

    Honeymoons in Japan

    Honeymoons in Japan

    Honeymoon couples looking for a cultural adventure will be spoiled for choice in Japan. Country specialist, Layla, discusses some of the highlights for those wishing to honeymoon here.

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  • Honeymoons in Italy
    Gondola ride, Venice

    Honeymoons in Italy

    Honeymoons in Italy

    Having got married in Tuscany, specialist Eva outlines some of the best honeymoon options across Italy. Would you and your spouse-to-be prefer pampering on the Amalfi Coast or living la dolce vita in Venice, Rome and Florence?

    7 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Madagascar
    Masoala Beach, Madagascar

    Honeymoons in Madagascar

    Honeymoons in Madagascar

    Home to unique wildlife, dense rainforest and beautiful white sand beaches, Madagascar has something for the most discerning honeymooners. Add to this small, boutique hotels and great food, and your Audley tailor-made honeymoon to Madagascar won't disappoint.

    2 min read

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  • Autumn honeymoon ideas
    Praslin, Seychelles

    Autumn honeymoon ideas

    Autumn honeymoon ideas

    Enjoy a wildlife honeymoon in Borneo, home to orangutan, or travel to Japan as the maple trees turn it gold and red.

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  • Honeymoon getaways
    Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali, Tembok

    Honeymoon getaways

    Honeymoon getaways

    Our specialists recommend their favorite honeymoon getaways. Whether it's cruising the remote rivers of Indonesian Borneo, or wildlife spotting in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

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  • Honeymoons in Vietnam
    The red sand dunes near Mui Ne are a popular spot for weddings, Vietnam

    Honeymoons in Vietnam

    Honeymoons in Vietnam

    The mighty Mekong River, fascinating hill tribes of the north, the epic scenery in Halong Bay... these are just a few of the reasons our country specialists recommend a honeymoon in Vietnam. Plan your perfect trip with us.

    6 min read

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  • Winter honeymoon ideas
    Velassaru Island, Aerial View

    Winter honeymoon ideas

    Winter honeymoon ideas

    Swap the harshness of winter for long sunny days on a joint honeymoon to the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Thailand's beaches stand out at this time of year but are matched by the culture you'll experience inland.

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  • Palm-fringed paradise: honeymoons in the Maldives
    The Maldives

    Palm-fringed paradise: honeymoons in the Maldives

    Palm-fringed paradise: honeymoons in the Maldives

    The Maldives might just be the honeymoon destination you’ve been dreaming of. With some of the world’s whitest sands, clearest waters and most extravagant hotels, it’s an obvious choice, but not all islands are created equal. Hidden Beaches specialist Vicki picks her top honeymoon islands.

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  • Belize honeymoons: ideas for exploring the rainforest, ruins and reef
    Ambergris Caye, Belize

    Belize honeymoons: ideas for exploring the rainforest, ruins and reef

    Belize honeymoons: ideas for exploring the rainforest, ruins and reef

    Travel specialist Leticia shares her ideas for the best places to honeymoon in Belize, Central America’s only English-speaking country. She suggests focusing on exploring the rainforest, Maya ruins and the barrier reef, before relaxing on the beaches of Ambergris Caye.

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  • Honeymoon Gift Service
    Honeymoon Suite, Halali Rest Camp, Etosha National Park

    Honeymoon Gift Service

    Honeymoon Gift Service

    Plan your perfect honeymoon with Audley. Deciding on your honeymoon location is an exciting task. In this guide you will find lots of honeymoon ideas to help you plan your special trip as well as information on our Honeymoon Gift Service.

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  • Honeymoons in Malawi
    Northern Shores of Lake Malawi

    Honeymoons in Malawi

    Honeymoons in Malawi

    Whether you want fine beaches, luxury accommodations, activities galore or good safari opportunities on your honeymoon, Malawi offers all of this and more. Our Country Specialists have also hand-picked a number of exquisite properties for you to choose from.

    2 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Egypt
    Sunrise at the Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada

    Honeymoons in Egypt

    Honeymoons in Egypt

    Combine relaxation and culture on a honeymoon in Egypt. Our specialists can help you plan your perfect trip, recommending the best places to stay to make your honeymoon extra special.

    1 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Tanzania
    Elephant in Tarangire National Park

    Honeymoons in Tanzania

    Honeymoons in Tanzania

    Tanzania offers a variety of private, secluded experiences, which make it a stand-out honeymoon destination. Country specialist, Georgia, explains how you can combine time on safari with relaxation on a palm fringed beach in Zanzibar.

    7 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Indonesia and Bali
    Mother and baby orangutan

    Honeymoons in Indonesia and Bali

    Honeymoons in Indonesia and Bali

    Plan your perfect honeymoon to Indonesia with Audley. Discover some of the beautiful properties available and how we can make your honeymoon in Indonesia extra special.

    7 min read

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  • Which Island? An Indian Ocean comparison guide
    Mauritius

    Which Island? An Indian Ocean comparison guide

    Which Island? An Indian Ocean comparison guide

    Deciding between the Indian Ocean’s Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius can be a challenge. Our specialists compare the trio in this guide, concentrating on what sets each destination apart, as well as tips for couples, honeymooners, families and those eager to snorkel or dive.

    11 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Zambia
    Honeymoon House, Tongabezi, Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

    Honeymoons in Zambia

    Honeymoons in Zambia

    Zambia is home to a wonderful selection of lodges that offer fantastic game viewing and relaxation in equal measure. If you would like to plan your honeymoon in Zambia, our specialists can tailor a trip to your preferences and help you build the honeymoon of a lifetime.

    1 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Botswana
    Mokoro excursion on the Delta

    Honeymoons in Botswana

    Honeymoons in Botswana

    A safari is perhaps the ultimate honeymoon experience and Botswana is one of the top destinations in Africa. Stay in a luxury lodge in the big game rich Okavango Delta, take a boat trip on the Chobe River, or visit the San people of the Kalahari. Complete your trip with a few days on a beach in the Seychelles or Mauritius.

    7 min read

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  • Honeymoons in New Zealand
    Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka

    Honeymoons in New Zealand

    Honeymoons in New Zealand

    Looking for New Zealand honeymoon ideas? Audley specialist Lucy explains why the country makes for a fulfilling honeymoon destination. She cherry-picks the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that New Zealand does so well, from glacier trekking to scenic flights and Doubtful Sound cruises.

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  • Honeymoons in Thailand
    View from Main Pool, Six Senses Yao Noi, Koh Yao

    Honeymoons in Thailand

    Honeymoons in Thailand

    Combine culture, beaches and delicious food on a honeymoon in Thailand. We can advise on the best places to stay and how to make your visit extra special depending on your interests and preferences.

    7 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Mauritius
    Beach at the Four Seasons Resort, Mauritius

    Honeymoons in Mauritius

    Honeymoons in Mauritius

    Audley Mauritius specialist Lucy explains what makes this the ideal honeymoon destination. White sand beaches and superb hotels make it the perfect place to unwind and relax. You can also combine your honeymoon in Mauritius with a safari.

    7 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Namibia
    Rhino in Etosha

    Honeymoons in Namibia

    Honeymoons in Namibia

    If you'd like to combine spectacular scenery and fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities with the flexibility of a self-drive on your honeymoon, Namibia is an inspired choice. The country is also home to a wide range of inviting properties for you to choose from.

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  • India honeymoons: from Mughal palaces to rural backwaters
    Sunset over the Ganges, Varanasi, India

    India honeymoons: from Mughal palaces to rural backwaters

    India honeymoons: from Mughal palaces to rural backwaters

    India specialist Sophie explains why she feels India is an ideal honeymoon destination. Describing her travels through the country, she picks out the best honeymoon experiences to create a special trip, from spending the night in a remote palace to floating candles down the River Ganges.

    10 min read

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  • Choosing your ideal South Pacific Island
    Upolu coral reef

    Choosing your ideal South Pacific Island

    Choosing your ideal South Pacific Island

    A cross-island guide to the South Pacific. Drawing on their own experiences, our travel specialists discuss the lure of French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Fiji and Samoa with the aim of helping you decide which island is right for you.

    6 min read

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  • Cambodia's best beach vacations and island resorts
    Boat near jetty, Koh Russey

    Cambodia's best beach vacations and island resorts

    Cambodia's best beach vacations and island resorts

    Lauren from our Cambodia team shares five of her best-loved Cambodian beach and island resorts. From luxurious to eco-friendly, she explains what resonates with her about each beach and suggests the best activities and places to stay on each island.

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  • Honeymoons in the US
    Merced River & El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

    Honeymoons in the US

    Honeymoons in the US

    As a honeymoon destination, the United States has a lot to offer. US specialist, Carl, picks some of his top choices, from exploring San Francisco and driving the Pacific Coast Highway to staying on a ranch in the Rocky Mountain states and experiencing the swamplands and culture of Louisiana.

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  • Honeymoons in Fiji
    Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, Fiji

    Honeymoons in Fiji

    Honeymoons in Fiji

    Plan your perfect honeymoon to Fiji with Audley. Discover some of the beautiful beaches and properties available and how you can make your honeymoon in Fiji extra special.

    1 min read

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  • Caribbean honeymoons
    Piton, Saint Lucia

    Caribbean honeymoons

    Caribbean honeymoons

    With a variety of islands to choose from, Caribbean specialist Francesca explains the appeal of each one, from the sugar plantations of Saint Kitts to luxury yachts in the British Virgin Islands. Discover some of the best Caribbean resorts as well as converted colonial plantations and an organic farm.

    12 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Brazil
    Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

    Honeymoons in Brazil

    Honeymoons in Brazil

    Plan your perfect honeymoon to Brazil. Country specialist, Tom, picks some of the country’s highlights, from exploring the Brazilian Amazon and spotting wildlife in the Pantanal to spending time on Brazil’s beaches and experiencing Iguaçu Falls.

    7 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Australia: from Outback adventures to island havens
    Millaa Millaa Falls, Atherton Tablelands

    Honeymoons in Australia: from Outback adventures to island havens

    Honeymoons in Australia: from Outback adventures to island havens

    Wondering about places to visit in Australia for your honeymoon? Don’t worry too much about the cities, says Audley specialist Holly. Head instead to the mountains, Outback homesteads, wild, unspoiled islands, and little-visited rainforested tablelands.

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  • Honeymoons in Morocco
    Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

    Honeymoons in Morocco

    Honeymoons in Morocco

    Plan your perfect honeymoon to Morocco. Country specialist, Kerry, picks some of the country’s highlights, from exploring Marrakesh, Fez and the High Atlas Mountains to getting off the beaten track in the Sahara Desert and the town of Skoura with its collection of kasbahs.

    8 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Malaysia
    Tioman Island, Malaysia

    Honeymoons in Malaysia

    Honeymoons in Malaysia

    Plan your perfect honeymoon to Malaysia with Audley. Discover some of the beautiful properties available and how we can make your honeymoon in Malaysia extra special.

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  • Honeymoons in Borneo
    Lankayan Island, Malaysian Borneo

    Honeymoons in Borneo

    Honeymoons in Borneo

    Plan your perfect honeymoon to Borneo with Audley. Discover some of the best properties, places and wildlife on offer and how we can make your honeymoon in Borneo extra special.

    8 min read

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  • Honeymoons in Myanmar
    Balloons over Bagan

    Honeymoons in Myanmar

    Honeymoons in Myanmar

    Myanmar is not your archetypal honeymoon destination but that's why you should consider it. An Audley tailor-made Myanmar honeymoon will leave you with lingering memories of stunning temples, smiling faces and a wonderfully laid-back way of life. It also has some beautiful beaches.

    10 min read

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  • Kenya honeymoons
    Lion cubs

    Kenya honeymoons

    Kenya honeymoons

    The adventure and romance of a Kenya safari, coupled with the outstanding camps and lodges on offer, appeals to many honeymooners. Africa specialist Mark outlines the best honeymoon experiences in the country, from sunrise hot air balloon rides to secluded beach relaxation.

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  • Where in the Caribbean? Our island guide
    The Moorings 514 Power Catamaran

    Where in the Caribbean? Our island guide

    Where in the Caribbean? Our island guide

    Caribbean specialist and former resident Ludo has sailed across the archipelago. In this guide he explains why each island is distinct, helping you to choose your ideal Caribbean getaway. Explore the historic Nelson’s Dockyard on Antigua, eat in one of Barbados’s fine-dining restaurants or escape to a private island in the Grenadines.

    12 min read

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  • Honeymoons in South Africa
    Franschhoek, South Africa

    Honeymoons in South Africa

    Honeymoons in South Africa

    For intrepid couples with a sense of adventure, South Africa can be an ideal fit for a honeymoon. South Africa specialist, Toby, discusses the country’s best experiences for honeymooners, from Big Five safaris to wine tasting and scaling Table Mountain.

    8 min read

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  • Luxury safaris in Zimbabwe
    Nyamatusi Camp, Mana Pools

    Luxury safaris in Zimbabwe

    Luxury safaris in Zimbabwe

    With the most highly trained guides in Africa, camps and lodges that balance comfort and rusticity, and wildlife areas renowned for big cats and wild dog, Zimbabwe offers safaris of the highest level. Safari specialist Tony shares his ideas for a luxurious stay.

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  • Honeymoons in the Seychelles
    Praslin, Seychelles

    Honeymoons in the Seychelles

    Honeymoons in the Seychelles

    White sandy beaches and crystal clear waters where you can snorkel with turtles and tropical fish make the Seychelles an ideal choice for a honeymoon. Seychelles specialist, Hannah, highlights some of her top places to stay, what to see and do, and the possibility of including a safari in Africa.

    7 min read

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  • Luxury vacations in Ireland
    Adare Manor

    Luxury vacations in Ireland

    Luxury vacations in Ireland

    Ireland can show its indulgent side in various ways, says our expert Jackie, from stately castle hotels where you can take falconry lessons to a private cruise along the Cliffs of Moher, far from the crowds that clog the roads.

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