Top 10 Destinations for Weddings & Honeymoons
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Anyone who has kept an eye on these annual weddings and honeymoons trends may not be surprised to see the Maldives top this list too, they've been there since 1999. While couples can't legally get married in the destination, they have symbolic ceremonies. The Residence Maldives even offers underwater weddings.
Honeymoons are where the destination really excels, with romantic extras such as dining on a deserted island Island sandbank easily organised at resorts like Maahfushivaru, which even has its own private desert island. Park Hyatt Maldives has a hard twins a private island picnic with a couple of deep relaxation massage in the honeymooners Villa
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The range of hotel accommodation mean larger wedding parties can find a hotel to suit everyone. And a reliable climate pretty much year round means it can suit whatever time of year couples want to tie the knot to take their honeymoon
A long season of sunshine but short haul flights make Cyprus a very popular spot for weddings, and our leader in Europe. The island has built a reputation for the variety of ceremonies it can offer, from pretty gardens in hotel grounds or beach gazebos to religious ceremonies in churches, local town halls or even weddings on yachts.
Honeymooners seek out the island's more secluded or luxury properties and can make the most of the islands tradition of spa and wellness to relax.
4. St Lucia
This island has worked hard to put itself at the front of minds for Caribbean romance, with the Tourist Board running initiatives ranging from a wedding symposium on the island to spread ideas and a best practice, to a proposal competition on Twitter for UK consumers to win prizes.
This isn't just hype. The island is a beauty, and many of its hotels are tailored to couples with no fewer than three adult only Sandals properties to choose from where weddings can be free.
Quality all-inclusive hotels don't just attract families - honeymooners to have been swayed by the worry free, excellent value on offer in Mexico. Central Cancun maybe on the busy side for some romantic couples, but the quieter corners of the Riviera Maya, or the high end hotels on the Pacific coast, make perfect hideaways.
Free or excellent value wedding packages are a frequent find here too from all-inclusive operators such so wedding and honeymoon combinations are common.
Couples following in the honeymoon footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Mr and Mrs Clooney will find no shortage of romantic spots in the Seychelles. With the increasing popularity of the other Indian Ocean destinations, Seychelles has retained its small-scale, exclusive feel-and they don't have to have quite the same budget.
Honeymooners benefit from discounts and extras at properties such as the Kempinski and all-inclusive Saint Anne Resort and Spa.
George & Amal Clooney really do shift holidays - a leading operator has seen a 20% increase in enquiries for weddings to Italy since the couple tied the knot in Venice last year. It's beaches tend not to host it's weddings - well, there's so much of a choice on offer. Castles, Palazzos, Villas, Vineyards, Cloisters, Gardens - clients can marry in all of them.
With short flights and a good range of regional departures, couples can easily invite family and friends to join them.
Good value and variety have made Thailand the Asian destination in this category.
It can cater for "fly and flop" honeymooners looking for nothing but beach relaxation and for the more adventurous who want to twin beach time with a little adventure, whether in Bangkok or the hilly north, hotels including the Sarojin and properties from Four Seasons and Banyan Tree can organise a romantic retreats
It's hard to talk about honeymoons in the Caribbean without mentioning Sandals, and in Jamaica the operator has seven resorts, all offering free weddings.
Thomsons new Sensatori resort is here, offering weddings on the sand; Strawberry Hills elevated location gives views of the Blue Mountains while at the caves, couples can tie the knot close to the waves in the caverns in the rock