Summer is peak wedding season, and while the day itself is a lot of fun, many couples agree that it can be stressful, so the honeymoon is well deserved. While honeymoons can be relaxing or adventurous, depending on the couple, most people choose peaceful, secluded escapes to stay in, and with cheap business class flights to many island destinations, it’s easy to find your own piece of paradise. Here are some islands where you can arrive first class and enjoy some post-wedding peace.
A classic honeymoon destination, St. Lucia is surrounded by the warm, clear Caribbean Sea, making it an island paradise. This volcanic island has white sand beaches and turquoise seas full of colourful fish, with unspoilt forest hikes in-land. Some things to do on your honeymoon include:
St. Lucia is a great honeymoon destination because you can combine days spent lazing on private beaches, with unforgettable adventures, plus great food and hospitality.
Set in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka combines modern, high-rise cities with rainforest retreats and some of the world’s most beautiful coastal areas. You can take business class flights direct to Sri Lanka, then it’s easy to explore by train, taking in the spectacular scenery. Or you can simply head for one of the 5-star beach resorts, sipping cocktails and enjoying spa treatments.
Why settle for one honeymoon island when you can visit several? Island hopping is popular for honeymooners who want a unique experience, and you can fly to cities such as Nassau in the Bahamas via Virgin Atlantic, then take time to explore the surrounding islands.
You can travel in style by booking sea planes, or you can simply find the local ferry port and get around at your own pace, perfect for those taking an extended honeymoon.
With 115 islands, there’s bound to be somewhere in the Seychelles that suits your honeymoon style. Known for its first-class resorts, the Seychelles are served by Etihad Airways and a small selection of other airlines, giving them an exclusive feel.
Again, getting around the islands is ridiculously easy, with high-speed catamarans and ferry services that allow you to visit different islands. Or you can just stay on one island such as Mahé with its mountain rainforests and spectacular white sand beaches that seem to come from the pages of a glossy magazine.
Hawaii has long been a honeymoon destination, combining lovely coastal landscapes with fascinating island culture. While lots of the main island is developed, or even over-developed, islands such as Maui still make excellent honeymoon destinations, with scuba diving, volcanic landscapes and those famous beaches for relaxing and swimming.