The Honeymoon Clinic
Finding it hard to decide on that once-in-a-lifetime holiday?
From all-inclusive indulgence to the ultimate safari, we've got the answers
We want… excitement and adventure
If you want your honeymoon to combine luxurious lodges and spa treats with adrenaline-packed activities, such as stand-up paddleboarding and rafting, then check out Sunvil’s Costa Rica honeymoon package. It includes a stay in luxury Pacuare Lodge, deep in the jungle, private transfers, guided wildlife tours and even a visit to an active volcano. How’s that for excitement? Book it: From £4,988 per person for 12 nights’ full board, including flights (sunvil.co.uk).
We want… all-inclusive indulgence
Sandals Resorts are the place to go for couples-only, all-inclusive luxury. And for a glimpse of where it all started, head to Sandals’ recently renovated, flagship resort at Montego Bay. Spanning the best private, white sand beach in Jamaica, the resort offers unlimited dining in the 12 gourmet restaurants and six bars, including Latitudes Overwater Bar with 360° ocean views. For total all-inclusive indulgence at its best, book a Club or Butler room, which includes complimentary, private luxury roundtrip transfers, so your luxury experience begins the second you step off the plane! Book it: From £2,065 per person for seven nights at Sandals Montego Bay in a Crystal Lagoon Honeymoon Oceanview Luxury Room, all-inclusive accommodation, flights and resort transfers.
We want… the ultimate safari
There’s your average safari lodge and then there’s Makanyi Lodge in South Africa. The two honeymoon suites have large four-poster beds, private plunge pools, lounge with fireplaces, bathrooms with freestanding tubs, private decks and outdoor showers. But it’s not just the accommodation that’s next level, there’s also so much to see and do, from spotting the safari Big Five to picnic lunches in the bush, star-gazing, petal-strewn baths, couples’ massages and visits to Blyde River Canyon and the Drakensburg Mountains. Book it: Suites from £688 per night (makanyilodge.com).
We want… lazy beach luxury
For total beachside luxury, honeymooners should head to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Once you’re there, the swim-up suites at the Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa really are hard to beat. Designed exclusively for couples in an adults-only wing of the resort, they let you roll out of bed and straight into the beachside pool in mere seconds. And, if that’s not simple enough, then you can carry on to the swim-up pool bar later to enjoy the stunning sunset views. Book it: From £3,500 for two people for seven nights on an all-inclusive basis in a deluxe room at the Victoria Resort & Spa. Includes flights and private resort transfers.
We want… watersports galore
If you both love watersports the solution could be a week at Nihi Sumba on the stunning Indonesian island of Sumba. This is proper off-the-beaten-track adventure with lots on offer, from surfing to diving, the best sport fishing in Indonesia and stand-up paddling down the Wanukaka River. Back on land, there’s hiking to waterfalls, ancient villages to explore and butterfly trails. And when you tire of all the activities, you can relax in one of the nine new luxury villas or spa. Book it: From £5,400 per person for seven nights including flights (scottdunn.com).