Well, We’re not denying that the world’s most popular honeymoon havens like Hawaii and the Maldives are spectacular – we’re merely saying that perhaps your hard-earned vacation days could be more memorably spent a bit further off the tourist trail. We’ve analyzed what factors ‘mooners like most about five typical post-wedding spots to come up with hot alternatives in all corners of the world. If you’re willing to go against the grain, consider these different destinations for after you say “I do.”
1. Best for a scenic setting: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St Lucia
A recent trip to this sprawling propertyrevealed it has the best setting in the Caribbean: 59 villas dotted across a hillside between the Piton Peaks, which tower like sentinels either side of a crescent of golden beach. This is UNESCO territory and it’s impossible not to be captivated by the forest and mountains.
You could pass whole days on the enormous terrace of your pool villa, or, after waking late in a cocoon-like four-poster, you could ask your butler to hail a buggy and head to the beach for freshly grilled fish and a swim in the warm sea. Also notable are the Rainforest Spa with treehouse treatment rooms and the resort’s late-night lounge which looks like it’s been transplanted from New York.
Getting there: Carrier offers seven nights’ accommodation in a Sugar Mill room, BA Club World return flights, private transfers and breakfast from £2385pp.