You could settle for a week by the pool. However, for more ambitious newlyweds, truly memorable honeymoons are better spent location-hopping at some of the world’s most exclusive destinations. As the travel club for hotel lovers, Mr & Mrs Smith are experts in all things ‘honeymoon’ – their Smith24 team are available around the clock to help organise your dream trip, from flights, nights and transfers to enticing excursions and lots of little extras along the way.
Here are their top-five honeymoon itineraries promising discreet service and memorable together-time at a string of sumptuous stays – each of them entirely customisable to your taste.
- Stay in luxury and boutique Mr & Mrs Smith hotels throughout
- A private, sunset gondola trip around Venice
- A wine-tasting session per due in Chianti’s famed cellars
- Zip through Rome’s ancient streets on a private, half-day Vespa tour of the city’s most beloved sights
- Explore Capri’s secluded bays on a private boat
This top-notch itinerary, travelling through Venice, Rome, Tuscany and Capri, is a seductive, curated-for-couples journey: you’ll be head over heels in no time.
- Stay in the best Mr & Mrs Smith luxury and boutique hotels
- Stalking through the wilds of Ranthambore National Park to spy its majestic furred residents
- Slumbering in a romantically pink-tinted haveli amid the Aravalli’s dramatic mountains
- Camping out in a tent fit for a maharajah and his maharana
- Padding along on the soft sands of Como Maalifushi’s teeny Maldivian isle
This fairy-tale honeymoon plays out over cinematic settings, with stops at a rose-tinted residence in the Aravalli foothills, luxury tents pitched by a tiger-roamed reserve…and ending in a Maldivian paradise.
- Stay in the best luxury and boutique Mr & Mrs Smith hotels throughout
- Take a romantic hot-air balloon flight over Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle
- Get up close and personal with elephants
- See tea country by train
- Dive into the glittering waters of the Maldives
From the historic seaport Colombo to the tranquil greenery of Hill Country and across to the glittering waters of the Maldives, this trip is an unforgettable journey through rainforests, paddy fields and private-island beaches.
- Admire Miami’s brightly coloured art deco buildings
- Trek through a rainforest to Belize’s largest Mayan temple complex
- Cool off in natural cave pools
- Stay in wild parkland by a rushing waterfall
- Gaze into the Big Blue Hole
- Snorkel along Shark Ray Alley
This memorable journey from Miami’s manicured beaches and neon strip, through Belize’s leafy interior, to its petite, perfectly formed islands, is a breath of fresh sea air.
- Stay in the best Mr & Mrs Smith boutique hotels and safari lodges
- Kayaking past Cape Town’s scenic bits and penguin perches
- Sampling the (fermented) fruits of the Winelands
- Stalking through lush Sabi Sand Game Reserve, in search of the Big Five
- Being royally spoilt on a regal resort in Mauritius
Love may be all you need, but – if you’re honest – you’d love a honeymoon that includes mountain climbs, frolics with lions, and together-time on sun-blessed beaches.
Mr & Mrs Smith is the travel club for hotel lovers: an award-winning boutique-hotel booking service specialising in the world’s most seductive stays. Founded in 2003, there are now more than 1,000 boutique and luxury hotels in the collection, all hand-picked and anonymously reviewed. With Smith you’ll get the best prices guaranteed, free extras on arrival and round-the-clock service from Smith24, their in-house travel specialists. The collection now also includes luxury villas, bespoke itineraries and unique experiences, just like the incredible ones we’ve shared above. Go to mrandmrssmith.com/honeymoons to browse and book.
- Honeymoons Mr & Mrs Smith