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Deciding honeymoon destinations is no small choice. While you'll hopefully go on many holidays together throughout your lives, you'll know from your parents or older relatives that the one holiday they can always tell you about so clearly is their honeymoon. It's a special one, whether you choose to stay close to home or make it the trip of a lifetime to an exotic destination.
With that in mind, we asked travel experts Hayes and Jarvis for their take on the most popular honeymoon destinations for 2020. These are gorgeous locations across the globe and all perfect for different types of couple. In fact, choosing between them is probably the hardest part!
Sri Lanka honeymoon
Sri Lanka is a fantastic destination for a unique honeymoon and it’s no wonder! This island paradise in the Indian Ocean boasts a fantastic array of activities and attractions to keep you and your loved one entertained. Hundreds of palm-fringed beaches, a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage sites, rich colonial history, mouth-watering cuisine and year-round warm temperatures make Sri Lanka one of the hottest honeymoon destinations in the Indian Ocean.
The trip to take: Hayes and Jarvis have a 'Tour and Beach Stay' package for Sri Lanka (ref: 52097470) for March 2020. It's a 14 night trip, with 7 nights on the 4* Classic Ceylon Private Tour and 7 nights at the 5* Anantara Kulatara Resort, from €2,999 per person. Find out more about it here!
Thailand is a magical place for a cultural and beach honeymoon. With tropical temperatures, white sandy beaches, ancient temples and luxury resorts, you and your loved one can experience the trip of a lifetime. Honeymooners who travel to Thailand will appreciate the gentle Thai spirit and instinctive hospitality that makes every couple feel special.
The trip to take: Hayes and Jarvis have a fab tour taking in Bangkok, Krabi and Koh Lanta (ref: 52088520), giving you a great taste of what Thailand has to offer. It's 12 nights in June 2020, with 3 nights at the 4* Amari Watergate Bangkok, 5 nights at the 5* Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi and the final 4 nighst at the 4* Layana Resort & Spa. It includes all land and boat transfers, from €1,899 per person. Find out more about it here!
The Maldives are the epitome of island bliss with white beaches, turquoise waters and private island accommodations. Experience the most intimate honeymoon together in the Maldives. Secluded along tranquil shorelines, the hideaway islands that make up the Maldives are ideal for honeymooners and lovers of privacy. The small size of the islands - there is one resort to every island - add to the feeling of exclusivity. Whichever island you choose, you are guaranteed a honeymoon full of romance where you and your loved-one will make memories to last a lifetime.
The trip to take: Hayes and Jarvis have a Maldives package (ref: 52206449) for 7 nights in May 2020, with all 7 nights spent at the beautiful 5* Atmosphere Kanisfushi – all inclusive. It includes seaplane transfers, from €2,989 per person. Find out more about it here!
Get the Hayes and Jarvis ultimate guide to planning a Maldives honeymoon here!
South Africa honeymoon
This is the perfect honeymoon getaway for couples who want to discover another world together. Step off the plane into a land full of cultural diversity, where magical experiences are pretty much guaranteed. Sunsets are always romantic, but just think about how incredible they could be in South Africa, surrounded by majestic mountains, charming coastlines and lush winelands. The country is entirely diverse, offering honeymooners a range of experiences, with a safari trip usually being the highlight. Visit one of the most sophisticated cities in the world, Cape Town, or discover the Big 5 with a private game reserve adventure.
The trip to take: Hayes and Jarvis have a tour taking in Capetown, Cape Whale Coast, Oudshorn, Knysna and Safari (ref: 52106205) across 11 nights in May 2020. Spend 3 nights at the 3* De Waterkant House, Cape Town, 2 nights at the 4* Les Baines, Hermanus, 2 nights at the 3* De Opstal Country Lodge, Oudtshoorn, 2 nights at the 3* Protea Hotel, Knysna and the final 2 nights at the Eastern Cape Safari – Kariega Main Lodge. It includes car hire, from €2,379 per person. Find out more about it here!
Get the Hayes and Jarvis ultimate guide to planning a South Africa honeymoon here!
This breath-taking destination is becoming a popular honeymoon choice, with its beautiful landscape and charming locals making it stand out. Experience the beauty of Vietnam's UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay by junk boat. Explore French and Chinese heritage as well as cultural treasures such as Hoi An town and the Imperial Citdel of Hue. Travel to Ho Chi Minh formerly known as Saigon to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. After this wonderful tour we recommend you extend your stay in one of the beach resorts of Vietnam for some well-earned relaxation.
Get the Hayes and Jarvis ultimate guide to planning a Vietnam honeymoon here!
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