Honeymoon Goals

17 January 2024
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You’ve said “I do” and exchanged rings… this is when the adventure begins! After months of wedding planning and a celebration that nobody will ever forget, all you want to do is relax and enjoy each other’s company as a couple. It’s time for lazing on the beachhitting snowy slopes, island hopping or adventuring… whatever you have in mind, welcome to your honeymoon, one of the best holidays you’ll ever have! 

Here are some ways you can make your first memories together as a married couple: 

Uniworld River Cruise

Luxurious, exclusive, intimate… this is not your average cruise. Exploring the rivers of Europe on a 5-star Uniworld Cruise is like travelling in a floating boutique hotel. Exquisite accommodation, world-class cuisine, and all-around indulgent comfort combine to provide a loved-up honeymoon like no otherChoose from 500 departures and 40 itineraries on 13 of the world’s most breathtaking rivers. Each leisurely port stop along the way gives you a chance to immerse yourself in the culture, music and heritage of these iconic locations. 

Did you know? Uniworld’s sister brand, U by Uniworld, offers more active itineraries and excursions. The onboard vibe is more relaxed, with a focus on nightlife. 

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Visit the ultimate monument of love, the Taj Mahal on a holiday in IndiaPentravel expert Loryn Holmes said: “There are certain iconic landmarks around the world that each have their own value and meaning, but this beautiful monument, the Taj Mahal, is not just beautiful. The story behind it is as powerful and moving as it is seeing it with your own eyes. No one could ever explain the emotions that come over you as you admire true love in its grandest form!” 

For a honeymoon package in India, consider a Golden Triangle trip with G Adventures. Spend 8 days exploring India, from Delhi and Agra to Jaipur, taking in famous sights and attractions like the Pink City, the Palace of the Winds and Old Delhi. 

Fjord cruise with Hurtigruten

A honeymoon is a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate your marriage and make plans for your future together, so why not spend it on a bucket-list adventure?  

Explore Norway’s natural splendour on a fjord cruise across the Barents Sea from Bergen to Kirkenes, with Hurtigruten. In summer, the Midnight Sun illuminates your epic voyage through magnificent fjords and past towering snow-capped peaks. In winter, the Northern Lights flicker abovewhile you snuggle together on deck taking in the celestial show 

honeymoon for adventurers, fjord cruises also give you opportunities to explore on land with optional excursions like snowmobiling through Arctic landscapes to Viking banquets and craft beer tasting.  

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Club Med ski holiday

How does a ski honeymoon sound? As if you needed another excuse to cosy up with your significant other, a ski trip in France or Italy with Club Med dishes up all the romance! Wander through the white firs of Pragelato or share a Savoyard fondue with your nearest and dearest beside an open fire in Tignes Val Claret.  

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Val d’Isère in France – after a day on the slopes, retire to your 5-star Exclusive Collection Space Suite, where you can soak up the sunset from youprivate terrace or hot tub. 

Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon in France – its luxury, designer chalets offer breathtaking views of the mountains. 

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Consider a Mozambique honeymoon for a completely hassle-free paradise island experience. Accessible by both road and air and visa free for South Africans, you can make it a romantic road trip or fly straight to a private island off the coast. Fall in love with Mozambique’s powder-white beaches, turquoise seas, legendary peri-peri prawns and colonial architecture... While falling even deeper in love with each other. Sigh. 


A honeymoon classic! It is not difficult to imagine a romantic time over crystal blue lagoons, coral islets and unspoiled beaches, right? Plus, you’ve got world famous water sports, exciting hiking and biking trailsrelaxing spas, trendy bars, restaurants and clubs at your disposal, making Mauritius one of our favourite go-to destinations for newlyweds. 

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If there’s one destination which epitomises island romance, it’s the Maldives. Powder white beaches, crystalline waters and luxury villas all add up to sunkissed days and sultry nights. Add on watersports, fine dining, Buddhist temples, starry skies and spa sessions…  make it a Maldives honeymoon 


Bali is quickly topping our wish lists as one of the most beautiful, exotic, relaxing, fun and adventurous honeymoon destinations out there, with something for every type of honeymooner. You can choose to spend your days sightseeing or adventuring; soak up the rich Bali culture, or just kick back at your five-star resort.  

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Thailand ticks all our honeymoon destination boxes: spectacular scenery, warm and friendly people, excellent value for money and every luxury you could possibly want. You dream it, Thailand delivers! Candle-lit dinners on the beach, couple’s treatments in world-class spas, or snorkelling the islands’ coastlines – there’s something to suit all tastes and energy levels in Thailand. 

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Picture powder-white beaches, cerulean waters and lush hills; with 115 Indian Ocean islands on which to be cast away in style, a Seychelles honeymoon will transform your daydreams into a loved-up reality. Explore ribbons of beaches, lounge beneath shaded pergolas, and let the slow, slow tempo of the islands match your tidal idle. It’s true: Seychelles is made for lovers. 

Do you need more honeymoon ideas or inspiration? Take a look at these 5 Most Amazing Indian Ocean HolidaysGetting married in winter and looking for a beach honeymoon? These are the best beaches to escape South Africa’s winter. 

If you’d like to speak with one of our travel experts about planning your honeymoon, contact us now and we’ll get back to you.  

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