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Top 5 Mediterranean Honeymoon Destinations

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After a day of wedding bliss surrounded by friends and family you’ll no doubt be looking to lie on some exotic beach and drink mojitos until the sun comes down. With an abundance of incredible places to visit, it’s hard to choose just one! The Mediterranean has some of the most romantic honeymoon spots in Europe; indeed in the world. This is a guide for engaged couples and newly-weds looking for an exciting and relaxing Mediterranean honeymoon destination.

Amalfi Coast

This Neapolitan Riviera is known for its luxurious boutique hotels with exceptional sea views. Take a trip to the historic city of Pompei, revel in the cultured ambience of Sorrento or relax on the stunning beaches of Ischia. Enjoy the blend of rustic old world splendour with modern, comfortable amenities. The Amalfi Coast is a hotspot of beautiful sights and cultural intrigue made for honeymooners.

Cyprus

For a truly romantic honeymoon experience, book a trip to the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. ­Cyprus is known for its enviable climate, so get ready to soak up some serious sun on one of the pristine, turquoise sea beaches! Protaras and Polis are both havens of natural coastal beauty. Explore the vineyards, mountainous landscapes and perfumed orchards while you’re there.  

Malta

Food in Malta represents a blend of Mediterranean cooking inspired by islanders and past civilisations. Try a kannoli (ricotta filled crispy pastry) or visit the fish market for the freshest taste of the sea. Drift into reverie while you lie on the beach for hours, or experience some of the invigorating or relaxing spa treatments available; like the algae body wraps, or romantic couple massages. For a cultural escape, visit some of Malta’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and discover the history behind what you see today. You can also go on a romantic bike ride for two, hop on some water skis or go climbing.  

Sardinia  

This unspoilt island off the western coast of Italy is a paradise of sun, sea and culture. The food is absolutely divine, and can be enjoyed in restaurants overlooking the beach at night. There are mesmerising coastline vistas of clear blue seas to be enjoyed on calm, hot days. You can charter a yacht and explore secluded coves, or stay at a rural retreat in the Sardinian countryside. If you’re up for a hike, trek along the Orosei Gulf trail to discover the isolated beaches and striking limestone cliffs.

Tenerife

As the largest of the Canary Islands, each resort offers a different style of holiday. For a sophisticated honeymoon retreat for two, Los Cristianos is known for its fantastic international cuisine and wide selection of bars. In Alcalá de Isora and Adeje there are luxurious Tenerife hotels with breath-taking sea views. You’ll find spas, pools and tropical gardens lining the magnificent sandy beaches.

For a blissful, romantic honeymoon visit the Mediterranean and indulge in the remarkable sights, aquamarine seas and gourmet cuisine on offer. Book now and start packing!

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Stephanie Croft is a jet setting travel enthusiast and freelance writer. She writes for Hotelopia

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Honeymoons in Argentina: The Definitive Guide

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Argentina may not be at the top of everyone’s honeymoon list but it’s certainly got a lot to offer and makes for a very memorable trip. Famed for its gauchos, tango, spectacular Patagonian scenery and its amazing wine and cuisine, Argentina is growing in popularity as a honeymoon destination. Here’s our guide to five definitive places to visit on an Argentine honeymoon.

Buenos Aires

There’s a unique blend of diverse culture and architecture in Argentina’s capital. Its people are famously passionate about their city and its cosmopolitan buzz somehow manages to blend its European heritage with hustle and bustle you’d expect from a South American capital. Fine architecture, amazing parrilla steak restaurants and a truly non-stop nightlife make Buenos Aires a fantastic place to visit.

Iguazu Falls

These spectacular waterfalls are stunning; 275 separate falls run for almost two miles on Argentina’s northeastern border with Brazil. Boardwalks and trails will give close-up views of the mighty falls, the highest around 270ft tall. If you don’t mind getting soaked -which can be quite refreshing on a hot day – take a boat or jeep safari into the heart of the pounding water. The best time to visit is May during the rainy season when the falls are at full flow.

Mendoza

In the shadow of the Andes is the historic city of Mendoza, the gateway to Argentina’s wine country. Take a tour of the vineyards that are producing some of the world’s best wines, or head for a tasting room in Mendoza to sample a vast selection of wines produced here. Mendoza has some of the country’s best restaurants and is renowned for its late nights – no one goes out before midnight but when the bars gets going, you’ll be dancing until dawn.

Patagonia

One of the world’s wildest and most remote regions, Patagonia is a stunningly beautiful landscape of glaciers and Andean peaks. On the border between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is a mix of isolated stretches, protected national parks, rugged coastline, and historic settlements. Visit very Welsh towns such as Trevelin where immigrant sheep farmers once settled, and brought a very British feel to this most South American of places. And in coastal towns, forsake traditional Argentine beef for delicious seafood fresh from the icy waters of the South Atlantic.

Ranch stay in the Pampas

For a “real” Argentinean experience, try a ranch stay in the Pampas for your honeymoon with a difference. Become a gaucho – Argentina’s answer to America’s cowboys – and go cattle rustling on horseback on traditional working ranches. The cattle farms welcome visitors who don’t mind getting their hands dirty, but most also provide luxury accommodation to soothe weary bones when the working day is done.

This article was produced by Journey Latin America – one of the leading providers of honeymoons and holidays to Argentina and other South American countries.