THE BEST HONEYMOON 2015
After all the anticipation and excitement building up to your big day (as well as all the tears, pain and suffering), you’ll be in much need of a relaxing and rejuvenating honeymoon to help you recover.
Put the seating plans and cake options aside and take a look below at some of the best places to be heading for the ultimate romantic honeymoon, handpicked for you by Thomas Cook’s top holiday expert Sadie Geoghegan. Crack open the champers…
Italy offers the perfect blend of luxury, culture and beauty and is just a short flight from home. For a truly memorable Italian getaway, head to the breath-taking Lake Garda and explore impressive architecture and the stunning scenery that surrounds you, as well as pizza. Equally as impressive is the spectacular Neapolitan Riviera and Amalfi Coast, with its picturesque coastal towns, impressive natural beauty and its superb offering of authentic Italian pizza. Sorrento is the perfect, luxurious resort to base yourself in order to explore this unspoilt part of the country. And did we mention they have pizza?
Alternatively, you could opt for a ‘mini-moon’ and experience an exhilarating short break to cities such as historic Rome, arty Florence or romantic Venice.
Beaches, beers and burritos, no matter what you’re looking for in a honeymoon, Mexico really does have it all. On the one hand you have stunning palm-fringed beaches with crystal clear waters and soft white sands. Then on the other, you have fascinating cultural attractions showcasing ancient Mayan ruins and artefacts which make up this country’s rich and colourful history. It just so happens to be home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, too.
For the beach lovers, head to the tropical Riviera Maya and resorts such as Playa Del Carmen and the picture perfect Tulum. It’s at places such as these where you can snorkel amongst turtles on the Great Maya Reef and dive deep into the area’s magical cenotes. If history is more your thing, make your way inland and experience the world renowned Chichen Itza.
Incredible beaches, glorious sunshine, a wealth of history and a mouth-watering national cuisine. What’s not to love about Greece? Then there’s also the element of romance – Greece, of course, being home to Eros and Aphrodite, the Greek god and goddess of love. It’s like Paris, but with nicer weather.
With over 6,000 islands and islets, it’s hard to decide where exactly to spend your romantic Greek getaway. But a great place to start? Santorini. Nestled on the rim of a volcanic crater peeping out of the sea, this iconic island is home to whitewashed buildings, narrow cobbled streets and stunning scenery. But if you find it hard to stay in one place, Greek island hopping could be just your thing.
For a truly exotic honeymoon, you need to head to a tropical destination and leave the chaos of home life far behind you. How does the Caribbean sound? Arguably one of the prettiest Caribbean islands, St. Lucia makes for an idyllic honeymoon location to spend some quality time together as newlyweds. Imagine the island from Lost minus the polar bears and horrible ending.
Obviously the beaches on St. Lucia are absolutely stunning, but it’s the surrounding lush rainforest landscapes that really make this Caribbean gem sparkle brighter than its neighbours. You’ll also find natural sulphur springs and the island’s most famous landmark – Les Pitons. There’s no better way to start married life than taking a sunset cruise along the coast and watching the sun sink behind this outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You’ll find holidays to all of these stunning destinations and more at ThomasCook.com, so let Thomas Cook help you to turn your dream honeymoon into a reality.
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