5 Honeymoon Destinations To Ignite Sleepless Nights

18 March 2015

Are you looking to tie the knot in the near future? Don't get too preoccupied with wedding planning and forget about the honeymoon! The cherry on your wedding cake, your honeymoon should be memorable for all the right reasons.

We've found five destinations that won't disappoint, especially if your looking for sand, sun and plenty of romance.

Byron Bay

Nestled on the far north-east coast of New South Wales is the idyllic haven of Byron Bay.

It's popular with domestic and international travellers for its breathtaking bays trimmed with golden sandy beaches with a relaxed vibe. High on the headland and sparkling white is the Byron lighthouse paying homage to the passing dolphins and migrating whales.

 The Byron lighthouse (Image: Getty)

The town itself buzzes with energy as the local hippies dodge the well heeled city-slickers from Sydney and Brisbane.

There's a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets from five-star resorts to beach cabins.

Fiji

A short flight from the east coast of Australia is the stunning archipelago of Fiji with its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, soft coral reefs and friendly locals.

Renowned for its outstanding diving and snorkelling this relaxing honeymoon destination is so low-key you will feel the wedding stress slip from your shoulders the minute you step off the plane.

 Honeymooners at Denarau (Image: Getty)

There are plenty of luxury resorts to choose from, be it, in the five-star enclave of Denarau on the main island, where your every whim is taken care off, a secluded private villa on your own private beach or just a simple thatched Bure with a hammock at the front door and view to die for.

Thailand

If you are looking for something more exotic for your honeymoon, try Thailand.

A popular destination for honeymooners, this friendly Asian country has endless strips of white sand, lush forests, countless luxury resorts with plush spas offering heavenly treatments to restore your soul, delicious cuisine and unforgettable memories.

 Just one of the dining options at Phuket (Image: Getty)

The party island of Phuket off the east coast is the number one hotspot for honeymooners, followed by the sleepier idyllic island of Koh Samui off the west coast.

Flying time from the east coast of Australia is just over nine hours and six and half hours from Perth.


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Hawaii

If draw dropping scenery of volcanic mountains, endless waterfalls, lush tropical vegetation, blue skies, wild dolphins and azure coloured waters are high on your wish list for a honeymoon destination then Hawaii is for you.

 High-octane Waikiki (Image: Getty)

If it's a high-octane honeymoon you are after head to the island of Oahu and the effervescent nightlife of Waikiki Beach with its great shopping, glut of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

If you're looking for a more laid-back time the sleepy paradise of Maui with its artist colonies and cute towns dotted throughout the island are just the treat.

Hawaii is a nine-hour flight from Brisbane and a 10-and-half-hour from Sydney.

Mauritius

Dreaming of a faraway tropical haven, of turquoise sea, the finest white beaches, fringed with lush palms swaying in the breeze?

Where you can enjoy an assortment of rich ethnic cuisines and customs?

 Relax together in Mauritius (Image: Getty)

Look no further than the idyllic island of Mauritius off the coast of Madagascar in the heart of the Indian Ocean, where the hardest thing to do will be selecting the next cocktails from the menu.

A former Dutch, French and British colony this island paradise is a wonderful blend of cultures from French and Creole to Asian.

Brian Crisp

I've has been a journalist for more than 30 years and travelled to more than 60 countries. When I travel I love getting lost because that's when you find the true heart of a city. I love country music, but as yet I haven't made it to Nashville. Perhaps next year!