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5 fabulous honeymoon destinations

PUBLISHED: 09:10 01 October 2014 | UPDATED: 09:10 01 October 2014

Bride on deck

Bride on deck

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What better way to start married life than in one of these stunning honeymoon locations

New Zealand

If you are looking to get away from it all after your wedding, you can’t do much better than disappearing to the other side of the world and New Zealand makes for an incredible escape. New Zealand is famous for its sensational natural landscape, especially those in the colder parts of the country, and their magic has even been captured in the stunning filmography of The Lord of the Rings blockbuster movie series. New Zealand is also a place of peace and quiet. With only 4 million people in a place that’s as big as the UK, you can expect to have most of the locations here, including islands, beaches, plains, hilltops and forests, all to yourself, particularly in off peak seasons.

St Barthelemy, Caribbean

Flying out to the Caribbean for your honeymoon has obvious attractions, but if you want something slightly different when visiting this idyllic corner of the world, then try out St Barthelemy, more often known as St Bart’s. From the moment you set foot here, you can immerse yourself in the ideals and culture of French Caribbean paradise. Although it may be a bit intimidating, as this place is known to be a popular haunt of the rich and famous, St Bart’s has more than enough for everyone to enjoy, including couples who are here celebrating their love on a tighter budget. Most importantly, the sun is hot, the waters are pure and the sand is white.

Paris, France

Set your sights on the City of Lights to give your honeymoon the romantic edge it needs. Paris is known as one of the most romantic cities in the world with an atmosphere unlike any other city. Whether you dine atop the Eiffel Tower, experience serenades in the streets or savor the genuine cuisine and sweet wine of France, you can have an amazing time anywhere you go around this amorous city. Which couple would not be seduced by the sight of the Eiffel Tower shimmering at night, as they toast the panorama with French Champagne.

Thailand

If your honeymoon needs a dose of adventure to keep you and your loved one happy, Thailand could be the place. Aside from tasting the exotic food and experiencing the colourful culture, Thailand is also an amazing destination for couples who would like to have an encounter with world-class spa and wellness services, all provided by courteous and accommodating staff. You can also feel the embrace of temperate winds as you stay at bungalow beaches that give you all the privacy you need, while hearing the hush of splashing waves underneath the perfect evening sky.

Closer to Home

After the excitement of the big day, newlyweds sometimes need somewhere to go close by where they are guaranteed a place to relax. The Suffolk Escape’s new, luxury, lakeside log cabins have proved to be a real hit with Essex honeymooners. The peaceful ambience of the timber cabins, through to the tranquil, private setting make this the perfect place to unwind. There are four, beautiful two-bedroom retreats with chill-out decks set over the lake with private hot tubs. Inside, the designer kitchens, wood stoves, huge emperor size beds and luxury bathrooms ooze quality. To make the break extra special, The Suffolk Escape can arrange spa treatments in the comfort of the cabin or a private chef can cook honeymooner’s their perfect dinner and serve it on the deck over the water. Located in the heart of Suffolk the cabins are also in the ideal location to explore this beautiful county. For newlyweds looking for a small, private, adult only retreat, The Suffolk Escape truly is the perfect, luxurious escape.

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