Best honeymoon destinations for every month & every budget

Best honeymoon destinations for every month & every budget

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You've spent months fretting over the perfect wedding but chances are, the honeymoon wasn't your first thought. Now you're stuck with a date, some leftover spending money and the desire to get away somewhere truly special.

Worry not. Whether your budget is fully five star or you've got to be a bit more thrifty with your resort choices, we've hand-picked a honeymoon destination to fit every month of the year.


Budget: Iceland

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What could be more romantic than seeing the exhilarating blaze of the Northern Lights sweep across a blackened Arctic sky? Snuggle up tight in Reykjavik, at the elegant Hotel Borg, or soak in the outdoor hot tubs at Hotel Glymur, overlooking the spectacular Whale Fjord.

Don't miss the chance to go snow mobiling on Langjokull, Iceland's second largest glacier.

Luxury: Maldives


Average highs of 30 degrees C in January, top spa retreats and of course, those powdery white sand beaches straight out of the postcards.

The Maldives is the quintessential honeymoon destination and the ideal place for some post-wedding recuperation.

Try the small and romantic Maafushivaru island hideaway, where there are dazzling coral reefs just off-shore, or Velassaru which most certainly aims its private 'undressed luxury' suites at newlyweds - take a look at their 270 square metre Water Suite for a hint at true honeymoon luxury, the panoramic ocean views will capture your heart (and your purse-strings) instantly!


Budget: Tenerife

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It's carnival time in Tenerife in February, so get ready to party surrounded by exuberant costumes, music, dancing and much feasting.

Get ready for some sunbathing too, as the weather in the part of Spain is usually mild at this time of year, with temperatures hovering around a pleasant 20 degrees C, and there are plenty of beautiful black sand beaches for you to settle on.

Stay at the five-star Jardines de Nivaria for a beachfront location in the Costa Adeje and outdoor massages.

Luxury: Cuba

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Few cities are as romantic as Havana, with its crumbling mansions, palm trees and Latino music - not to mention those zesty mojitos.

Check out the elaborate cabaret at the Tropicana, see where Hemingway wrote (the Ambos Mundos hotel) and drank (El Bodeguito del Medio) and check in to the Sarasota Hotel for the best rooftop pool in town.


Budget: Belgium

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Ok, so it's going to be a little chilly but who cares when the backdrop is this gorgeous? Bruges is one of Europe's fairytale cities, its medieval buildings reflected in numerous picturesque canals.

Fly to Brussels and take the hour and a half train ride to Bruges, before jumping into a horse-drawn carriage and riding like Cinderella and her Prince Charming through the cobbled streets.

Retire to the five star Hotel Dukes' Palace, to sleep in your very own turret and wake up to a champagne and Belgian chocolate breakfast.

Luxury: Cruise around Scotland

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Fancy honeymooning on the Queen's favourite ship? Step aboard the Hebridean Princess for the ultimate romantic cruise around the Hebrides.

You'll discover the gloaming, Scotland's gorgeous twilight, and eat some of the best produce the country has to offer. All while touring the isles from Skye to the Orkneys and dropping anchor in harbours too small for most other ships.


Budget: Spain

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Seville can lay claim to being Spain's most Spanish city, home to tapas, flamenco and more oranges than you can shake those maracas at.

Stay central at the Gran Melia Colon and you can check out the Gothic cathedral and Moorish architecture by day and hit the tapas bars at night - don't miss the jamon iberico ham at El Rinconcillo.

Luxury: The Deep South


April is the perfect time to visit the steamy city of New Orleans as it gears up for the annual Jazz Festival.

There are plenty of opportunities for spontaneous romance: sugar-dusted beignets at Cafe Du Monde, a horse and carriage ride around the French Quarter, following your ears for live music in the streets.

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