With the wedding plans sorted, your next challenge is to make the honeymoon something to remember. You’re lucky enough to be able to take that dream trip south, but there’s still the question of where exactly to spend your first few weeks together as life partners.
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When planning your big day, the best part is picking out a destination for your honeymoon. After the stresses of planning the perfect day to commemorate your love, you deserve a holiday to relax and celebrate.
There are many factors to keep in mind when picking out the perfect destination. You wouldn’t want to go on a romantic, tropical island holiday, only to find out that you’ve arrived in the middle of the rainy season. We know it can be stressful, so we decided to do our research, so that you don't have to. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of amazing destinations for those honeymooning in September.
South Africa is home to many different landscapes, people, wildlife, and experiences. No matter what you love, or what you enjoy doing, there is a destination that fits everyone’s needs.
Whether you are looking for a luxurious resort, or a quiet budget-friendly retreat, South Africa has it all. Each province offering their own unique adventure for you to take part in and experience.
Cape Town has been the go-to destination for many tourists and locals alike for ages now. It is especially popular with couples wanting to enjoy their honeymoon. With the rolling beaches, incredible views, and amazing people, it isn’t hard to see why.
Visit Zimbabwe for an unforgettable honeymoon experience.
Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations
A honeymoon is a perfect way to start off your married life. If you had a traditional wedding with all the trimmings, then this should definitely be the highlight: starting the rest of your lives in an exciting paradise, where you are only expected to have fun. Skipping the traditional wedding and opting for the courthouse is a great way to cut costs and splurge on your dream honeymoon destination.
Welcome to Phi Phi
A trip to Thailand is not complete without exploring the magical Phi Phi islands.
Phi-Phi Don and Phi-Phi Leh (collectively known as Ko Phi-Phi) are the darlings of the Andaman Coast with stunning bleached beaches and tropical jungle interiors.
Its the perfect place to frolic in the azures seas and party all night on the soft white sand.
Here are some fun facts about Phi Phi from the Just Honeymoons team:
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In times of meteorological uncertainty like we’re experiencing now, planning a holiday with guaranteed glorious weather is a bit like playing a game of Russian roulette. But there’s one safe bet as far as stable, temperate weather goes - and that’s in picture-perfect Mauritius
The tropical island in the Indian Ocean is renowned for its mild all-year weather, and this makes it the perfect destination for your wedding, honeymoon - or both.
Mauritius has something to offer everyone, from the true romantics at heart - a walk on the moonlit beach under the stars, honeymooners celebrating the start of the new chapter in their lives together, adventurous thrill-seekers to enthusiastic golfers or couples wanting some time out recharge, relax and renew. Your adventure begins now...
The Maldives has been described as “the poster child for a romantic island honeymoon” for reasons as clear as the crystal turquoise waters of this idyllic Indian Ocean island.
Whatever you and your better half may be looking for in romantic island post-wedding bliss, the Maldives has it all - and then some.
From the most magnificent scenery under the sun to the seclusion of the luxurious self-contained island resorts and the surprising amount of things to do in a place so remote.
It’s hardly surprising that now, more than ever, South Africans are increasingly turning their dreams into reality by making their way to its diamond-white sandy shores.
We started off our trip with a site inspection and lunch at the 5* Park Hyatt in Zanzibar, the lunch was excellent and their 'piece de resistance' is the famous Banana Cheesecake. The hotel is beautifully appointed, very elegant and decor is fresh white with touches of yellow, gold, beige and turquoise which bring it to life.
A 2-hour historical walking tour of Stonetown through the narrow and winding streets with bikes and motorbikes ringing their bells and hooters for us to make way for them - we explored the Anglican Church, the Slave Museum, fort, House of Wonders and the palace. Lots of hawkers with big smiles encouraging us but their sarongs and jewellery.
A quick venture into the Memories of Zanzibar shop, I decided that bargaining with hawkers was far more fun and came away with beautiful white Zanzibar sarongs @ a good deal.
Deciding where to go on a honeymoon is a huge decision for any couple. You want to make sure your first holiday together is nothing short of magical!Thailand has been a top-rated honeymoon destination for many years and will remain so, even after the Coup. Its military took over the government early in 2014 – for the 19th time since 1932. Thailands Tourist Authority did report a drop in tourism since the news spread. The military has cleared the beaches, resulting in fewer places to eat and less clutter, making the beaches have a more natural feel. All curfews were soon removed and there is no hostility in the year I’ve been living in Thailand
Every day I see a honeymoon couple zooming around Thailand with smiles that possibly outshine the locals. These smiles are infectious, and with good reason. Thailand has been voted a top honeymoon destination by The Huffington Post and Fodors, among others.
Why is Thailand voted one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world for 2015?
Hi Justhoneymoons team!
Thank you for the welcoming home.
Seychelles and Paradise sun completely blew us away and way exceeded our expectations as a destination! We did so much in a week and still managed to relax on alternate days. The hotel offered so much in terms of activities, including snorkling, scuba diving, paddle boats and surf boards to name a few.
The hotel staff was amazing and what was really incredible is that they spoke a minimum of 3 languages which was something ordinary to them. The blue water was something that you see in magazines but never quite believe, until we saw it.
Highlights of the trip included a boat ride to the Worlds 2nd most beautiful beach which was unbelievable, as well as catching a ferry ride to a smaller island which we cycled around in an hour.
Seychelles is a true paradise, and although a bit pricey in terms of food and drink, I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to see a really beautiful part of the world which is vastly different to other destinations
Thanks so much for the follow up mail. The honeymoon and destination was UNBELIEVABLE!! It was so nice to get away and just relax for a week!! The staff there are so friendly and helpful, and always making sure that you are ok. We had great service from everyone involved, including from before we left from yourself and the Webtours team!
The food was amazing, and it was nice that everything was all inclusive, if you wanted to do activities outside what was included, it was pricey, but this was because everything was in $ and the Rand is rather weak against the dollar at the moment. I would also highly recommend packing sunscreen hahaha. We did however do the half day picnic, and I would highly recommend it! In fact I would highly recommend the whole trip and destination! Thank you so much for helping me to choose a destination, and for being so affordable. I will make sure to keep those referrals coming, as you run a great business, and have a personal touch with all your clients which is great!
Thanks once again, and I look forward to using Webtours for any future travels we may be doing. Please see some pics attached from the holiday.