Were you one of the many couples to get engaged over the Christmas and New Year holidays?

If so, 2016 might mark the start of some of the most exciting preparations in your life – the dress, the venue, the rings and most importantly –  the honeymoon

Luckily, Clubworld Travel make it their mission to provide the very best in luxury holidays and honeymoons. Check out their top honeymoon destinations for 2016 and book yourself in for the trip of a lifetime. Most importantly, all of these honeymoons depart from Dublin and are easy to get to.

1. Escape to Island Life in the Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean

In tropical Sri Lanka, the phrase ‘Down South’ almost always translates to a mesmerizing weekend in Hikkaduwa – the island’s well known bohemian utopia. This newly refurbished, lavish resort combines the avant-garde with absolute luxury. Ideal for honeymoons.

Famed for its coral reef; the shallow fringing reef has an average depth of five meters, making snorkelling and diving popular recreational activities during the day. The area is also famed for being a hot and happening spot in the coastal belt at night. While here you can explore the coral reef, go on a whale watching adventure, or just release your nocturnal spirit by living it up – Hikka style!

Travellers to this wonderful town have the benefit of swimming in pristine seas, relaxing on the golden beaches and soaking up the sun and partying till late in the night. Perfect for a romantic honeymoon, you can see the sights or simply do nothing at all.

Departing from Dublin on the July 2, prices start from £779pp for a two week stay at the Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon resort.

2. Far away in paradise Penang, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia

Small but perfectly formed, Penang is Malaysia’s most established beach holiday destination, loved for its heritage, fascinating mix of cultures, long beaches and laid-back atmosphere. This beach-front resort is furnished with fresh contemporary styles highlighted by vibrant hues that evoke casual comfort, relaxation and fun.

The Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La is centrally located along Batu Ferringhi beach, within walking distance of shops and night markets offering a wide array of merchandise. Perfect for a deluxe getaway.

Departing Dublin on the October 31. Prices start from £799pp for two weeks at the Golden Sands resort by Shangru-La.

3. Safari and Sightseeing in South Africa

Safari and Sightseeing in South Africa

The Eastern Cape is the fastest growing nature and conservation area in South Africa and offers some of the very best in ‘big five’ wildlife safaris, with a diverse landscape ranging from lush evergreen forest to rugged mountains and from dry savanna to the beautiful pristine beaches.

For a honeymoon with a twist, experience five nights on the Kariega Game Reserve: situated in Frontier Country, the historical heartland of the Eastern Cape, this inland area embodies the spirit of many cultures which currently form part of South Africa’s Rainbow Nation. Kariega is unique in offering a diverse range of activities, namely guided bush walks, river cruises and canoeing.

Finish your honeymoon with five days sightseeing and exploring in Cape Town, with the luxurious Double Tree by Hilton as your base. Perfect for those who want adventure and sightseeing on their holiday.

Departing from Dublin on the June 24, prices start from £1880pp for five nights at the Kariega Game Reserve and five nights at the Double Tree by Hilton.

4. A kaleidoscope of Culture & Nature…Mauritius

Chamarel seven coloured earths on Mauritius island

Often referred to as the ‘Star of the Indian Ocean’, Mauritius is a haven of sparkling crystal-turquoise waters and a mild tropical climate. Fused together with the legendary Mauritian hospitality, historic sights, cultural diversity and almost limitless activities, there’s far more to Mauritius than perfectwhite sandy beaches. The Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa is an adult-only hotel which combines comfort with contemporary style. Edged by a pristine beach with its own glistening lagoon, this resort is beautifully situated and ideal for those looking for tranquillity and relaxation.

Departing from Dublin on the November 7, prices start from £1100pp for ten nights half board at Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette resort.

5. Cruise like a celebrity in the Eastern Mediterranean


Experience the world in modern luxury with a Celebrity Cruise around Greece, Italy and Turkey. This fabulous cruise takes in the very best cities the Mediterranean has to offer, with stops including Rome, Santorini, Athens and Kusadasi. As the newest ship in the Celebrity fleet, Celebrity Reflection offers a whole host of luxury features to guarantee a cruise you’ll never forget; whether you want to relax at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub or spend an afternoon watching the ocean on the top deck from a secluded hideaway spot in The Alcoves, your days have never been more luxurious or tailored to your needs. Perfect for those who want to see the world in style.

Flying from Dublin on the 25 April, prices start from £1279pp for an Ocean view stateroom for eleven nights, with a free Classic Drinks package included (wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks) worth at least £500 per person.

6. Enjoy the Harmony of the Mediterranean Sea

View to fishermanns village on the Island Procida near Naples, italy

Launching in 2016, this cruise offers you the wonders of a brand new cruise route, a deluxe cruise ship and wonderful stops in Western Mediterranean cities such as Marseilles, La Spezia, Naples and Barcelona. Arriving in Spring 2016, The Harmony of the Seas brings you the latest in cruise facilities.

Watch robots mix your cocktail at the incredible Bionic Bar, or delight your taste buds with an amazing choice of dining experiences. For thrill seekers, this ship brings with it the most slides at sea including the Ultimate Abyss (the tallest slide at sea with a 10 storey drop), and The Perfect Storm – a trio of thrilling water slides. End end your day by snuggling up in their largest, most luxurious rooms ever.

Perfect for those who want to mix high adrenaline activities with city trips and complete relaxation. Flying from Dublin on the September 4, prices start from £1059pp for seven nights in an inside stateroom, with a free drinks package included (wine, beer and soft drinks).

7. Carribbean Dreaming on the Celebrity Silhouette

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Fancy going a little further afield for the cruise of your dreams? Why not book yourself on to the Celebrity Silhouette and explore the most exotic locations in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. If you want unrivalled luxury and relaxation, this is the cruise ship for you. Fancy some fine dining? From the bold, rustic flavours of Tuscan Grille to the casual daytime cuisine of The Porch, you can taste the world from the luxury of the on-board restaurants. To add to this extravagant getaway, you end with two nights post cruise in Hotel B Ocean in Fort Lauderdale – the perfect time to relax on the beach.

Flying from Dublin on the 20 November, prices start at £1699pp for seven nights in a Balcony stateroom. This package also includes a free classic drinks package (wine, beer, spirits, cocktails & soft drinks) worth at least £500 per person.

For more information or to book, call in to one of Clubworld Travel’s branches, call 028 3025 7555 or visit www.clubworldtravel.com. You can also find all the latest deals on Facebook.com/clubworldtravel.

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