Top Honeymoon Trends & Destinations in 2023
Are you getting married in 2023? Congratulations! Your wedding day is sure to be a magical event that you will remember for the rest of your life. And what better way to start your marriage off than by going on an unforgettable honeymoon?
If you're looking for some honeymoon ideas and inspiration on where to go, look no further! We've rounded up the top destinations, where to stay, what to do and what's popular for honeymoons in 2023.
Rome, Florence and Venice are always popular choices for honeymoons and it's easy to see why. With their romantic settings, abundance of history and culture, and delicious food and wine, these cities make for the perfect escape. The winding canals of Venice has always appealed to honeymooners, while Florence is steeped in history, spectacular architecture and delicious cuisine. If you're looking for something a little off the beaten track as a honeymoon destination, why not consider the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany or Lake Como?
Explore our Italy packages, or see what more Europe has to offer.
The Greek Islands are well-known for being some of the most beautiful places in the world. With their azure waters, white-washed buildings and sandy beaches, it's easy to see why they're such a popular choice for honeymoons. Santorini and Mykonos are always popular choices, but if you're looking for something a little quieter, consider Crete or Naxos. Generally, the peak tourist season in Greece is from June to August when the weather is hot and sunny, and many tourists flock to the beaches and islands. However, this also means that prices are higher, and popular destinations can be overcrowded. If you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere and lower prices, consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of April to May or September to October.
Discover our Greece packages for honeymoon ideas.
Paris needs no introduction as one of the most romantic cities in the world. If you're looking to escape the crowds however, there are plenty of other options in France that make for wonderful honeymoons. The Loire Valley with its fairytale castles is always a hit with couples, as is Provence with its lavender fields and picturesque villages. Why not consider something special, like a luxury cruise onboard a Uniworld river boat?
Browse our France packages for honeymoon inspiration.
For couples looking for an adventure-filled, locally-based honeymoon, South Africa is hard to beat. With its diverse landscape ranging from mountains and forests to deserts and coastline, there's something for every type of couple. Cape Town is always a popular choice with its vibrant city life and stunning beaches, but don't forget about the Kruger National Park, the Garden Route and the Cape Winelands.
Browse our South Africa packages now for more ideas.
For couples who are looking for a more laid-back and intimate honeymoon experience, Bali is the perfect destination. There are lush jungles to explore, beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy and a vibrant culture to engage with. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, from exploring temples and rice terraces to surfing and snorkelling. And at night, you can enjoy delicious food and cocktails while watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Another romantic activity is to take a private spa session together where you can indulge in relaxing massages or soak in flower-filled baths while enjoying each other's company.
Browse our Bali packages now for romantic travel inspiration.
One of the most romantic experiences in the picture-perfect Maldives is a private beach dinner. Imagine walking hand-in-hand with your partner along a secluded, white sandy beach while being led to a candlelit table set up just for the two of you. The sound of waves gently crashing on the shore and the soft glow of flickering candles create an intimate atmosphere that sets the mood for a magical evening. Indulge in delicious food and drinks while watching the sun slowly set over the horizon, painting the sky with hues of pink, orange, and purple. The Maldives is made for romance!
Browse our Maldives packages now for romantic honeymoon ideas.
Maui is the perfect destination for couples who want to spend their honeymoon relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty of Hawaii. With its white sand beaches, lush green mountains and crystal-clear waters, Maui is truly a paradise. We recommend watching the sunrise at Haleakala National Park: head to the summit of Haleakala before dawn and watch as the sun rises over the stunning landscape together. While Maui is quite a distance from South Africa, the destination is truly incredible and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Chat to us now for a tailor-made honeymoon.
There are so many wonderful places to choose from when it comes to planning your honeymoon. Whether you're looking to stay close to home or venture further afield, there's sure to be somewhere that ticks all the boxes. Use this list as inspiration when planning your own perfect getaway. Browse our 2023 honeymoon packages now or simply give us a call – we'd love to help you!