5 Honeymoon Destinations People In NI Love

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With the stresses of wedding planning forever behind you, your honeymoon is the perfect time to blissfully relax with your favourite person in the world.

But where to go? Here are 5 destinations popular with Northern Ireland honeymooners:

1. Maldives

Known at the “Honeymoon Dream,” The Maldives are a little piece of paradise located in the Indian Ocean. If a beach paradise is your dream then the turquoise sea against the white sands is your perfect location. The Maldives is popular with honeymooners who get married in the winter/spring seasons as this is when the islands are at their peak beauty with warm seas and 10 hour sunshine.

2. Tuscany

There isn’t much more romantic than a little rustic villa tucked away in the heart of Tuscany. Surrounded by rolling green hills, vineyards, olive gardens and 15th century architecture, Tuscany is a European paradise. With Florence being its heart, the history, sculptures, paintings and markets are the culture vultures dream.

3. Cruise

Cruises are very popular and finally shaking the reputation that they are holidays for couples of a “certain age.” Essentially floating resorts, cruise ships are magnificently opulent with swimming pools, spas, shopping and entertainment all day every day with gorgeous food available 24 hours a day. Stopping at a different destination every day is great for those who get a bit ancy being in the same resort for 2 weeks straight and is a great taster for places you would like to go back to for a city break.

4. Santorini

One of the most beautiful of the Greek Islands, Santorini is famous for its gorgeous whitewashed buildings with flashes of blue perched up high on the rugged coastline. With many unique beaches with different terrains such as red, black and white pebbles, Santorini is a fabulous location for fine wine, gorgeous galleries and eclectic cuisine.

5. Dubrovnik

The heartbeat of Croatia, Dubrovnik is a much sought after location with The Old Town, surrounded by its 16th century walls being the most popular area. Famed for the red slated roofs caressing the blue seas surrounding the city, it is a great spot for Game of Thrones lovers as the show shot the locations of Kings Landing and Quarth there.

By Rebecca Armstrong, Excalibur Press