A lot of people are planning to get married abroad nowadays, enabling them to have their honeymoon and wedding in the same place. We will give you some inspiration on the best destinations in this blog post.
However, if you want to have your wedding in the UK and you are simply looking for a honeymoon abroad, we have some tips on that too.
You may notice a couple of the places have been brought up as both honeymoon and wedding spots – this is because they are romantic and luxurious in every sense of the way, so it wouldn’t be right to recommend them for one and not the other. So, let’s take a look…
More and more people are opting for destination weddings, as they get to have a holiday, wedding and honeymoon all rolled into one. It also makes the most important day of their life that extra bit special.
Keeping that in mind, from Singapore to Hong Kong weddings, we take a look at the five best destination wedding spots around the world…
A wedding in Hong Kong is special, to say the least, and you have a whole host of different types of venues to choose from, including floating restaurants, beaches, roof gardens, historical buildings, and intimate restaurants.
Hong Kong plays host to some of the most beautiful beaches, with the Butterfly Beach offering a stunning and serene spot for those who want to get away from the busy beaches of Hong Kong Island.
Other incredible attractions include the Man Mo Temple, Shek O Country Park, Mai Po Marshes and the vibrant and exciting Temple Street Night Market.
All destination wedding planners will tell you that Bali is one of the most popular choices, as it has long been a place that is associated with romance and has a reputation as one of the best honeymoon spots in the world.
If you are wondering whether Bali is the best choice for your wedding, all you need to do is look at the rising number of celebrity couples that are tying the knot here, such as Asian celebrity couple Hawick Lau and Yang Mi, and Jennifer Hawkins and her partner Jake Wall.
Thailand is emerging as a popular spot for destination weddings. From beaches to temples, you have a whole host of magical wedding venues to choose from if you wish to get married here.
You can be sure of an incredible honeymoon too, as there is everything from majestic mountains to secluded beaches, and there is a whole host of fun activities to enjoy, such as windsurfing and diving, while the local markets are not to be missed.
If you are not sold on any of the options that have been mentioned so far, how about Malaysia? This is a food lover’s paradise, and thus you can be confident of putting on a delicious feast for your wedding guests.
The beaches are also stunning, despite the country not being known for them, however, there are many breath-taking spots, such as Perhentian Island and Langkawi Island. And, while you are there, why not visit the largest known cave chamber in the world?
Finally, we have Singapore, another great place for a destination wedding. Like Malaysia, Singapore has a reputation for fabulous food, with many celebrity eateries opening in the area.
If you are looking to party during your holiday, you’ll love the rooftop bars and ‘secret’ bars in Singapore. There are also lots of contemporary new hotels opening up with cutting-edge interior design, offering the perfect place for you to reside during your dream wedding vacation.
What about your honeymoon?
After celebrating a colourful and memorable wedding, you and the love of your life may be thinking of planning a honeymoon. You may even want to research the fastest private jets in the world so you can get there quickly and in style and luxury.
The following are some of the most romantic beach honeymoon destinations that you can choose to go to for a perfect post-wedding retreat:
With their deserted beaches and favourable climate, the islands of the Maldives stand out as some of the most romantic beach honeymoon destinations in the world.
Found in the Indian Ocean and located about 450 miles southwest of Sri Lanka, the archipelago of dozens of atolls sits gracefully atop a massive underwater mountain range.
Islands such as Filladhoo, Maarandhoo, Thuraakunu, and Vasharafu not only have amazing white sand beaches but also contain beautiful marine life such as reef sharks, moray eels, sea turtles and stingrays.
Each island in the Maldives has its own unique luxury resorts that are equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and offer exemplary services all year round. They also offer fascinating activities such as kayaking, diving, tennis, and wakeboarding.
Bali is the most famous island of the over 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago, the world’s largest archipelago. Many of the locals are religious; so expect to see offerings of flowers, rice, and incense in front of just about every home, temple and restaurant.
Bali’s tourist districts have numerous attractions, resorts, and terrific surf spots. The Baruna Dive Center, Sekumpu Waterfalls, Tirta Empul Temple, Munduk Wilderness, and the Campuhan Ridge Walk are just some of the few attractions that are waiting to offer you unforgettable experiences in Bali after your deluxe wedding.
Located in Central America and housing numerous unspoiled beaches, Belize is an incredibly compelling honeymoon destination. As the home of the second largest barrier reef system in the world, Belize offers excellent fishing, snorkeling, diving and kayaking excursions. The country is also gifted with rainforests, jungles, and ruins dating back to the Mayan period.
While in Belize, explore attractions such as the Belize Zoo, Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Great Blue Hole. For affordable and comfortable accommodation, you can stay at Cotton Tree Lodge, Chan Chinc Lodge, Turtle Inn or the Lodge at Chaa Creek.
Known as the jewel of the Southern Caribbean, St. Lucia contains gorgeous rainforests, palm-fringed beaches, and the majestic Piton Mountains.
Apart from meeting friendly locals who appreciate tourists, be ready to spend your days hiking in the mountains, sea kayaking and sunbathing on the sandy beaches. You can also take a dive tour or go horseback riding.
So there you have it, five of the best honeymoon destinations. All destinations mentioned are beautiful and exciting, yet completely diverse from one and other.
Therefore, you should definitely be able to find one that appeals to you and your partner, and starts off married life in the best possible way!
Hopefully, you now feel like you have plenty of inspiration and ideas for planning the perfect wedding and/or honeymoon. There are lots of luxurious and beautiful places all around the world, offering you a magestic location to get married so that you really can have the day of your dreams.
Of course, planning a destination wedding is something that should be done in advance so that you can make sure all of the people you want to attend have time to save for the expense.
*This is a collaborative post*