Top English Speaking Honeymoon Destinations
After all the wedding day stationery has been ordered, couples typically start discussing and planning their honeymoon vacations. While it’s fun to imagine where the two of you might go to celebrate your nuptials, the planning for the most memorable trip of your lives may get a bit overwhelming. Not sure where to go? Here are some suggestions for top English speaking honeymoon destinations. Enjoy your trip without having to worry about any language barriers!
If you love stunning landscapes and wildlife, then South Africa is one of the top English speaking honeymoon destinations for you. With towering mountains, grasslands, quaint villages, beaches, wildlife preserves and vineyards, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in this country where nearly everyone speaks English. There’s also trendy Cape Town (the Mother City) where you can enjoy dining at Afro-chic restaurants, look at street art and shop for attractive souvenirs.
Singapore is the perfect destination for you if you like city skylines, modern architecture, global cuisines, contemporary art, and shopping. Soak up the sights with a cruise down the Singapore River! Book a reservation for the Singapore Cable Car to enjoy a unique meal bento style overlooking the entire city including the harbor. Visit Changi Point with your future spouse for a romantic, stunning view of the sea, offshore kelongs (platforms built predominantly with wood) and boats.
Relax with a honeymoon in the Philippines on some of their most gorgeous islands such as Panglao and Boracay if you love beautiful beaches with crystal clear seawater. Indulge in adventurous water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kite boarding, and cliff diving. Filipinos are welcoming, warm and upbeat and many are fluent in English, which is an official language of the country. Another one of our many top English speaking honeymoon destinations!
Another romantic destination for a memorable honeymoon would be Malta, located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the ultimate location for yachting, where you can sail through crystal waters to secluded coves and blue lagoons. You can also take cultural trips to Malta’s UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the City of Valletta, the Megalithic Temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Getting around in Malta by public transportation is also very easy.
Clockwise from top left: Sydney Harbour with view of Sydney Opera House from DownUnderEndeavours.com, Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong by author, oceanside cliffs in Ireland from Tenderfoot.com, Barbados from Tourist-Destinations.net.
There’s so much to see and do in Australia and there’s something for everyone. Visit cosmopolitan Sydney for its beaches, boutiques and bars, rugged Tasmania, Melbourne, and the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel, cuddle a koala and take selfies with kangaroos, wallabies, and emus! It’s one of our favorite top English speaking honeymoon destinations.
If sand and sun isn’t exactly your cup of tea, why not honeymoon in Hong Kong to immerse yourselves in a unique culture and broad culinary repertoire? Stay at a hotel overlooking Victoria Harbour for its constant parade of vessels and breathtaking surrounding scenery. Board an authentic Chinese junk for a view of the city’s impressive skyline. Take the Ngong Ping Cable Car, and then walk to the Po Lin Monastery to see the the extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha statue which sits at 112 feet.
The Irish are known for being warm and friendly, and the richly romantic Emerald Isle is known for its Kelly green rolling hills, misty blue oceanside cliffs, quaint seaside villages, grand castles and country manors, and cozy pubs where storytelling is an even bigger pastime than sipping a Guinness.
Barbados is truly one of the most romantic top English speaking honeymoon destinations. You and your sweetheart can watch gorgeous sunsets over the Caribbean Sea, hear the sound of the waves lapping gently on the shore and feel the island breeze blowing through swaying palm trees. Many couples love Barbados so much that they return to celebrate their anniversaries. Take an island safari tour, zip-line over tree tops, or ride horses on the beach! These once in a lifetime experiences are the perfect way to begin your lives together.
Left: Amsterdam by author. Right: Hamilton, Bermuda from Bloomberg.com.
Amsterdam is the perfect mix of history with its seventeenth-century buildings and modern urban flair. It’s an excellent destination if you’re looking for culture and laid-back romance. Bicycling is the way of life here, and you’ll see lots of them almost piled one on top of another near the Amsterdam Centraal station, the largest railway station in this city. Hop in a canal boat for a relaxing way to sightsee. If you like art, visit the Van Gogh Museum and Rembrandthuis, the Rembrandt House Museum.
One thing I loved about Bermuda was that I was able to step on a cruise ship in New York City and wake up the next day on this beautiful island, all without going through an airport. It’s another great destination if you love romantic beach getaways and it’s even more special with its pink sand beaches, limestone cliffs and lovely people. Also, most stores and restaurants in this British island territory will accept either the US dollar or the Bermuda dollar. Visitors are not allowed to rent cars but you can get around easily through public transportation, taxis, bike or moped.
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