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Top 10 honeymoon destinations & how much they will cost

From blow-out to bargain here's our honeymoon lust list...


top 10 honeymoon destinations

Ever wondered what the top honeymoon destinations around the world are, and more importantly, how much it would cost you to go there? Well we have the answers…

As if planning a wedding wasn’t stressful enough there’s the honeymoon to consider. That once-in-a-lifetime holiday isn’t just going to fall into your lap, it will take a lot of research to find the perfect location, then you need to book accommodation and just when you think you’re done there’s the flights, transfers and excursions to consider.

top 10 honeymoon destinations
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques

Clearly, unless you’re an experienced globe trotter, the booking of your dream honeymoon is best left in the hands of a specialist travel company. But before you get to that stage you need to think about where you want to spend your first couple of weeks of marital bliss and how much you have to spend on that idyllic honeymoon.

To make things a little easier for you, travel money specialists No.1 Currency has compiled a list of the most sought-after five star-hotels in the top ten honeymoon destinations, with package prices for businesses and economy flights.

For the ultimate honeymoon fantasy – privacy, powder-white beaches and crystal-clear waters – you will need to splash the cash. A two-week stay at the luxurious St Regis Bora Bora Resort will set you back more than £16,000 and that’s before flights which push the price tag to between £20,000 and £30,0000, depending on whether you decide to fly business or economy.  

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St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

If you can’t afford quite that much, but still want a luxurious, dream getaway, why not head to Seychelles and honeymoon in style like the world’s most famous royal couple – Will and Kate. 

For those on a slightly tighter budget, Mexico and the Greek island of Santorini offer great value for money, coupled with all the perks of luxury holidaying – beautiful beaches, master suites, intimate privacy and amazing scenery.

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Belevedere Suites Santorini

TOP 10 HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS

Flying business class

The table below shows the cost of business class flights and two weeks’ accommodation in a five-star hotel in the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations.

LocationName of 5* HotelPrice for 2 weeks stayReturn flights (Business class)Total cost
Bora BoraThe St Regis Bora Bora Resort£16,126£13,531£29,657
SeychellesFour Seasons Resort Seychelles£13,403£4,199£17,602
MaldivesTaj Exotica Resort and Spa£9,203£3,279£12,482
Florence, ItalyThe St. Regis Florence£7,577£1,021£8,598
HawaiiFour Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea£5,599£3,930£9,529
JamaicaHalf Moon£4,492£4,081£8,573
Cape TownBelmond Mount Nelson Hotel£3,532£4,259£7,791
MexicoBanyan Tree Cabo Marques£3,601£4,159£7,760
ThailandAnantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort£2,491£3,562£6,053
Santorini, GreeceBelvedere Suites£3,468£1,271£4,739

Flying economy

The table below shows the cost of economy flights and two weeks’ accommodation in a five-star hotel in the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations.

LocationName of 5* HotelPrice for 2 weeks stayReturn flights (Economy)Total cost
Bora BoraThe St Regis Bora Bora Resort£16,126£3,860£19,986
SeychellesFour Seasons Resort Seychelles£13,403£1,348£14,751
MaldivesTaj Exotica Resort and Spa£9,203£1,310£10,513
Florence, ItalyThe St. Regis Florence£7,577£504£8,081
HawaiiFour Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea£5,599£1,745£7,344
JamaicaHalf Moon£4,492£2,395£6,887
Cape TownBelmond Mount Nelson Hotel£3,532£2,115£5,647
MexicoBanyan Tree Cabo Marques£3,601£1,706£5,307
ThailandAnantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort£2,491£1,123£3,614
Santorini, GreeceBelvedere Suites£3,468£574£4,042

Feature image: Four Seasons Seychelles