Where should we honeymoon? It’s a question asked by many an already-flustered engaged couple, who, between worrying about where to sit Aunt Julie and figuring out which shade of cream is best for the cake, are trying to sort out where they should spend their additional two weeks of leave. Never fear, as always the stars have the answers.
Where to honeymoon: Andaman Islands, Thailand
A fire sign, Aries is always up for a challenge and loves to party. You might be known for flying off the handle occasionally, but channeling your energy into activities-based dates makes Thailand’s Andaman Island’s the ultimate escape. A mix of hiking, dancing and lying on the beach will make you one very happy newlywed.
Where to honeymoon: Costa Rica
You’re an independent woman who just so happens to now be married. Assert that independent attitude with an adventure holiday — with a little relaxation thrown in for good measure. Costa Rica’s lush rainforests and tumbling waterfalls will make for the perfect Instagram photo, while the sweeping beaches are basically calling your name right now.
Where to honeymoon: Vietnam and Cambodia
As a classic Gemini, you probably can’t choose where to book that flight to, but a little clever planning can mean you can have two for the price of one. Vietnam and Cambodia’s shared border makes crossing countries a breeze — and with just so much to see, eat and experience, it’s the double duty trip you’ve always wanted.
Where to honeymoon: Bawah, Philippines
It might be a bit of a cliché, but for Cancers it really does ring true: being near the water is your favourite way of grounding. Celebrating this new chapter in your life by exploring Bawah in the Philippines. As a homebody, you’re unlikely to want to stray far, but Bawah’s pristine waters and slew of luxury hotels might change your mind.
Where to honeymoon: Jaipur, India
A fiery sun sign, Leo has all the energy and passion that a newlywed should. Chanelling it all by trying something new, get out of your comfort zone and check into one of India’s most luxurious hotels in Jaipur. The food and culture will be perfect for your adventurous streak, but the hospitality of Indian people will ensure you’re well pampered, too.
Where to honeymoon: Paris
You crave order and discipline, so heading to a far-flung island is off the cards. Food poisoning isn’t going to hinder your honeymoon! Opt for a romantic city with all the luxuries — and clean bathrooms — instead. Whether it’s staying in bed all day (at The Ritz, please and thank you) or heading out to the Louvre, there’s a reason Paris was meant for lovers.
Where to honeymoon: Puglia
As someone who loves beautiful things in life — from food to art and interiors — Italy is the only place to honeymoon. Once you’ve finished shopping in Milan and Florence, head south to Puglia and indulge. With a simple, laid back atmosphere, Puglia’s white-washed cliffs and easygoing way of life will ensure you and your partner relax and refresh — with a side of mozzarella, of course.
Where to honeymoon: New York
Dark and a little dangerous, Scorpios are famously mysterious — so, let your inhibitions run wild with an unconventional honeymoon to New York. Whether it’s browsing Picasso with your loved one or walking home through Central Park after a night downtown, New York’s anything-goes attitude fits your unconventional take on marriage. This lady was made for bright lights and margaritas, not lazy afternoons on the beach — although a pit stop in California on the way home wouldn’t go astray, either.
Where to honeymoon: Jordan
Famously big travellers, it’s hard to find somewhere this Sagittarius hasn’t already been. Pack your bags for the Middle East, zeroing in on Jordan, where adventure is all part of the plan. From sleeping under the stars in the desert to visiting Petra, there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring activities to get started on.
Where to honeymoon: Japan
As the country for organisation and orderliness, Japan is the obvious choice for a Capricorn. From restaurant hopping in Osaka to karaoke in Tokyo or sailing in Honshu, there’s enough to fill weeks of newlywed bliss — without having to choose between the cosmopolitan and the country.
Where to honeymoon: Morocco
Famous creative and whimsical, an Aquarius isn’t looking for a traditional holiday. You’ve most likely already done most of Europe and are looking for something a little different. Morocco has it all: stunning riads, relaxing spas, eclectic bazaars… there’s no shortage of colour and personality
Where to honeymoon: Tulum, Mexico
As one of the most passionate and caring of the signs, a Pisces can be easily led astray — even when it comes to giving in to your partner’s choice of honeymoon destination. Stay strong and go with your instincts. If you can’t decide, opting for somewhere near the water is always a good idea — you water signs just can’t get away.