Honeymoon in Paradise
3rd May 2018
Wedding season is upon us, and with a wedding comes a honeymoon. For your first holiday as Mr and Mrs, it is definitely an opportunity to pull out all the stops and make it a trip to remember. The team at Pillinger World Travel discuss some of their favourite honeymoon destinations after tying the knot!
This honeymoon is for the couple that wants to do it all. Start with a few days in exciting New York City, exploring the famous sites of Times Square, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Centre and the Statue of Liberty. Take in a show on Broadway or enjoy a few Manhattan cocktails in its namesake, Manhattan. New York is the perfect place to experience the chic city life as a newly married couple.
After a busy few days roaming the streets of New York, take it down a few notches with a week in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. The white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are perfect for sun worshippers, as well as those who are partial to water sports, with facilities for jet-skiing, snorkeling and scuba-diving. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is home to some amazing marine life, like sea turtles, West Indian manatees, and whale sharks, so it would be a crime to not swim in the beautiful Caribbean sea in an attempt to spot one of these amazing creatures.
This trip is a firm favourite for us here at Pillinger as it allows newlywed couples to combine an exciting city break with a relaxing beach holiday.
Not many people would turn down a honeymoon in the heavenly islands of the Maldives. This private and secluded archipelago is made up of 1,200 coral islands with each island having its very own resort.
The stunning resorts are host to some amazing underwater activities in the crystal clear Indian Ocean. Marvel at the marine life with brightly coloured reef fish, stingrays and sea turtles. After an afternoon paddling in the Indian Ocean, venture back underwater for dinner in one of the incredible underwater restaurants. The 360 degree view makes you feel like you are dining with the marine life, making it a truly memorable setting for one of your first meals as newlyweds.
The Maldives have got to be one of the ultimate romantic destinations for your honeymoon, which is why we just had to include it in our top honeymoon hotspots.
For those couples that are looking to soak up a bit of culture whilst honeymooning, this twin-centre trip could hit just the spot. Bali is known as the ‘Isle of the Gods’ as it is filled with mist-covered temples, whilst Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, that were made famous by the film ‘The Beach’.
Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali, is home to some of the most intricate architectural designs as seen in the houses, temples, and sculptures. Visit Ubud to experience Balinese traditional dances and sample some of the best of the country’s cuisine. If you’d like to enjoy a bit of luxury, travel to down Seminyak, previously a backwater village, but now filled with upmarket hotels and resorts.
Thailand is filled with tropical rainforests, coastal retreats, and the bustling cities. Spend your days soaking up the natural scenery offered by the mountains, beaches, and rainforests, followed by spending your nights partying until dawn at the famous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan.
We think this is one of the most perfect trips for your honeymoon, as it allows you, as newlyweds, to soak up the culture of South-East Asia, whilst still being able to relax on the beaches and explore the tropical jungles.
If you need any advice on planning the perfect honeymoon, get in touch with the experts at Pillinger and we will be happy to help!