Planning your Honeymoon? 

If you’re planning to say ‘I do’ this year, it’s time to start thinking about the most important element of any wedding, the honeymoon. There’s never been a better time to go on honeymoon than in 2018, with fantastic sun-kissed couples’ destinations both near and abroad. Whether you’re looking to relax at a luxury 5* resort, or find your perfect base for a sight-seeing adventure, there’s a honeymoon hot spot waiting for you. Of course, your ideal romantic holiday depends on your personality, budget and bucket list, so without further ado here are my top honeymoon destinations for 2018. Get ready to be inspired.

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Bavaro, Dominican Republic

The town of Bavaro stands out from the crowds as the Dominican Republic’s top honeymoon destination in 2018. The Dominican Republic has always been a popular spot for honeymooners, thanks to its white sand beaches and luxury waterfront hotels, but Bavaro is slowly making its way out the shadows of the larger resorts for this new year. Its got a staggering 10 kilometres of beach to relax on, with towering palm trees to shade you from that Caribbean sun. If you’ve got an adventurous streak in you, you can hop aboard a jet ski, check out the colourful fish while scuba diving, swim with dolphins or learn how to parasail. It’s the ideal classic beach honeymoon for couples who want a little R&R in the sun.

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Phuket, Thailand

When you think of going on honeymoon with your loved one, you may not automatically have Thailand on the brain. But Phuket is not just any Thai holiday, it’s jam-packed with fascinating days out and beautiful laid-back beaches. Its main beach is a popular spot for couples and families, as well as the base for beach parties and Thai boxing matches. You can even take a boat ride to the nearby Phi Phi islands for some on-foot exploring. In the evenings you and your new spouse can wander through the Phuket market, where you can take in the feast of colours, aromas and sounds while picking up some souvenirs and tasting delicious local street food. It’s a fascinating honeymoon perfect for the couple who love travel and exploration.

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Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Mexico is no stranger to the honeymoon scene, but in 2018 it has a new top destination in Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen is the capital of Riviera Maya, and this once former fishing village is now a thriving resort area with luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants and high-end shops. It’s a small town, meaning you can easily walk from one end to the other and there’s no need to hire transportation on your honeymoon. The beach is the highlight of this town, with bars and cafes and soft white sand to unwind on. There’s also a diving centre you can visit to explore the regions underwater caves and vibrant marine life. If you and your husband or wife love to dance, Playa del Carmen also has a lively nightlife scene with clubs, live music venues and beach parties.

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Costa De La Luz, Spain

With 300 days of sunshine a year, Costa De La Luz definitely takes the Spanish crown for 2018 honeymoon destinations. Located on the Andalusian coast, this area has always been popular with locals and is now expanding to the tourism industry. This unspoilt region will give you an authentic Spanish honeymoon where you can explore the vast coastline, nature reserves and parks that dot its landscape. If you and your new spouse love to get outside and enjoy nature this part of Spain is unmatched with plenty of exciting day trips to check out. Visit one of Europe’s most important ecological sites and spot the endless bird species including geese, flamingos and Spanish imperial eagles. There’s a lot to discover when honeymooning in Spain, here’s a quick guide to help you plan your holiday with ease.

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Las Vegas

Do you love larger than life cities, massive theatrical productions, and a wild and buzzing 24-hour atmosphere? Then Vegas is calling your name for a 2018 honeymoon. There’s a lot more to do in this city of lights than just casinos and drinking – its the entertainment centre of the world with star studded over the top acts, roller coasters on top of hotels amazing shopping facilities. Every casino on the famous Las Vegas strip has their own elaborate theme, like the Paris Hotel complete with towering Eiffel tower and the Venetian Hotel with their own indoor gondola ride. There’s so much to see and do for the adventure driven couple that you’ll want to extend your honeymoon to pack it all in.

Honeymoon Destinations 2018

Are you planning a honeymoon for 2018? Do any of these destinations take your fancy? Let me know in the comments below.