Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

It took a long time to work out the top 5 honeymoon destinations because there are so many wonderful places in the world to go on honeymoon. The jury is still out on where Prince William and Kate will spend their honeymoon. We know that Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana took 3 months sailing the Mediterranean and visiting Balmoral Castle, one of the family's homes in Scotland.

Balmoral Castle

The Queen herself visited Balmoral Castle on her honeymoon, so if this pattern is anything to go by, we expect Prince William and Kate to spend at least a few nights there during their honeymoon.  The couple has already shown us their willingness to break with tradition. They've expressed their desire to invite as many 'non-royals' as possible to their wedding and there is some indication they want to keep the affair less than extravagant.  However, a young couple in love will want to go somewhere fun and exotic for their honeymoon. Below are some of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. Let's see which one they'll pick (if any). I've included links to the individual travel guides so you can see why these places are so magnificent, and the reason they leave a lasting impact on anyone who's visited them.

Top 5 honeymoon destinations

The Maldives

Maldives, 4th (Bradt Travel Guide)
Thailand

The Bahamas

The Rough Guide to The Bahamas 2 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
Travel guide

Barbados

Barbados Travel Pack (Globetrotter Travel Packs)

Have you been to any of these top 5 honeymoon destinations for travel or your own honeymoon? If so, what did you think of them and have you got any stories (good or bad) you want to share? These wonderful destinations are remarkable not only because of the countries and the sunshine, but because of the warmth of the people who live there and their lifestyles. These are beautiful places to honeymoon because while they're relaxing, they're also safe and mostly free of natural disasters - something not to be taken lightly when going on a special break such as a honeymoon.