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Creating a beautifully sweet honeymoon in 2018

By on June 27, 2018

Nearly every married couple who enjoyed a traditional wedding then embark on a honeymoon. It’s more than tradition, it’s romantic! The average spend on a honeymoon for UK newly-weds is a little over £3,500. Compared to an average summer holiday for a family of four, which comes in at around £1,000, you can see how important it is to pick the right honeymoon destination.

Friends and family can help plan for your honeymoon, and internet research is on the rise too. An amazing 80% of prospective honeymooners used social media in the last 5 years to glean ideas for destinations for their special trip.

You want to make the right choice, but don’t panic. Angelic Diamonds, retailers of halo engagement rings, shed some light on the best locations for 2018 honeymoons, and advise on how to create the perfect plan for your holiday.

The top picks

Luxury travel operator, Kuoni, reported on the most popular honeymoon spots:

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1.      Sri Lanka

relatively new entry to the world of tourism, Sri Lanka boasts gorgeous ancient sites and temples, and endless stretches of beaches.. It has so much to offer, with eight UNESCO sites and many opportunities to have memorable experiences.

Cost of flight: £346*

Accommodation cost per night:

Budget: £10 – £17
Mid-range: £17 – £42
Top-end: £42+

A must-do:

For breath-taking views, take a hike to World’s End. The cliff is located in Horton Plains National Park, and you can get a unique view of the tea plantations and tiny villages below. The round trip is around 7.5km by foot, and many say that you won’t regret it (and it costs under £20).

2.      Indonesia (Bali)

Behold beautiful landscapes and unparalleled local culture in Bali. The people are friendly and the beaches are one-of-a-kind — we’re not surprised it made it into the top five.

Cost of flight: £345*

Accommodation cost per night:

Budget: less than £36
Mid-range: £36 – £109
Top-end: £109+

A must-do:

Travel by sea to the Gili Islands. Take the fast boat over from Bali to the islands and sit on the famous Datu Swing at Hotel Ombak Sunset with your loved one as the sun goes down.

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3.      Mauritius

If you want luxury to be the start, middle, and end of your honeymoon, Mauritius is the place for you. There’s plenty to do in the way of activities but, of course, you can lie on the beautiful beaches all day if you’d prefer — take your pick…

Cost of flight: £369*

Accommodation cost per night:

Budget: £35 – £66
Mid-range: £70 – £133
Top-end: £133+

A must-do:

Seek out the Chamarel Waterfall. Surround yourself with luscious vegetation instead of the sandy beaches you may have become accustomed to and explore the southern side of the island.

4.      Maldives

Who hasn’t dreamed of going to the Maldives? It’s made up of more than 1,000 coral islands and is famous for its sugar-white sand beaches, private islands and luxurious resorts. It oozes magnificence and romance, no wonder it was revealed to be the top honeymoon destination of 2018.

Cost of flight: £474*

Accommodation cost per night:

Budget: £110 – £290
Mid-range: £220+
Top-end: £545+

A must-do:

Make sure to plan some time to visit the Piano Deck at Baros. This is a platform built in the heart of the ocean that can be hired for a few hours for breakfast, lunch, dinner or spa treatments. Why not treat yourselves to a sunrise breakfast for £235?

5.      Thailand

Thailand is second only to the Maldives as the most popular choice of honeymoon for LGBT couples, and it placed fourth for straight couples. It’s become popular with backpackers over the past decade but that doesn’t mean it’s not full of hidden gems and romantic spots.

Cost of flight: £279*

Accommodation cost per night:

Budget: £13 – £23
Mid-range: £23 – £91
Top-end: £91+

A must-do:

Take a trip to the Phi Phi islands. Considered to be some of the most beautiful islands in Southeast Asia, you can reach them by a short speedboat journey from Phuket or Krabi. Discover true paradise and turquoise-blue waters with your partner.

The hardest part is picking a place to go! After that, all you have to do is pack your suitcase. Make sure you budget for the following — according to one survey on wedding couples these are the items most likely to be bought before honeymoon travel:

  • New wardrobe (70.1%)
  • Swimsuit (69.9%)
  • Sunglasses (69.9%)

*At time of research. Based on cheapest month to fly and cheapest return. 

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Hi, my name is Simon and I love travel. I got sick of the same travel articles over and over, trying to tell you how to travel, so I made my own site. Stick around for some sweet travel tips and let me know what you think. Cheers

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