Planning a wedding should be fun and exciting, but with so much to organise and arrange in a relatively short amount of time, the process can leave the happy couple feeling stressed and exhausted rather than happy and relaxed, and so a romantic honeymoon somewhere warm and exotic provides the perfect end to the perfect day.
If you are busy planning your wedding for next year, then you probably have a list as long as your arm with things to do, places to go, and people to see, and so to help you choose the perfect honeymoon destination we would like to share our Top 3 Romantic Hotspots for 2013.
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Zanzibar Island is just about as exotic as it sounds, and if your idea of the perfect honeymoon involves pristine white sandy beaches, five-star luxury accommodations, fine waterside dining, and romantic day trips, then this East African gem is a great choice for your 2013 honeymoon.
There are plenty of five-star properties on Zanzibar that offer great packages for newlyweds, but if you both enjoy water sports and diving, head on over to the luxurious Meliá hotel and make the most of their brand new diving facility.
The Whitsundays, Australia
Consisting of 74 islands dotted along the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands will send your senses into overdrive! The aptly named Daydream Island is a wonderfully romantic destination for newlyweds, and a great base for discovering many of the neighbouring islands such as Hayman and Hamilton.
Daydream Island has just one resort and spa set amongst exotic gardens, where honeymooners can enjoy feeding baby sharks in the man-made ‘living reef’, watch a romantic movie in the open-air cinema, or simply spend their days relaxing on the gorgeous beach.
Oriental and exotic, Malaysian Borneo is an up and coming honeymoon destination for newlyweds who wish to experience lush rainforests, an abundance of wildlife, palm-covered beaches, and pristine coral reefs.
If you really want to spoil yourselves and make this a honeymoon to remember, check-in to the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, set on the beach surrounded by 400 acres of tropical rainforest. With a championship golf course, a Spa, and their very own Orang-utan Education Centre, this beautiful resort has something to cater for everyone.
Wherever you decide to spend your first week as newlyweds, we hope you find your honeymoon in paradise!