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Where to Honeymoon in Africa & Middle East

Plan the perfect honeymoon in Africa and the Middle East. Find the best beaches, resorts, attractions and things to do at these exciting honeymoon destinations in Africa, the islands of the Indian Ocean and in the Middle East.


Renowned for dazzling white-sand beaches, dramatic rock formations, warm crystal clear waters and lush tropical vegetation, the Seychelles remains a magical honeymoon destination.

Explore La Digue Island and the gorgeous Anse Source d’Argent beach or the equally stunning Praslin Island, home to Anse Lazio, a perfect crescent of soft, fine-grained white sand.



Known as ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, the tropical island paradise of Mauritius ranks as one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations.

Famous for its outstanding natural beauty, Mauritius offers a paradise of endless white tropical beaches that are perfect for enjoying the warm, crystalline sea and soaking up the sun with your partner.

Diani Beach, Mombasa


Just a short distance from Kenya's legendary national parks and game reserves lies an almost uninterrupted stretch of beachfront that stretches north and south of the ancient trading city of Mombasa – gateway to the sparkling Indian Ocean.

Besides sunbathing and swimming, most beach resorts are perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving, game fishing and spotting marine life such as sea turtles and dolphins. Mombasa is perfect for a honeymoon in Africa.

Stone town, Zanzibar


Encircled by snow-white beaches, gin-clear turquoise waters and lush coral gardens, the exotic and welcoming ‘Spice Islands’ of the Zanzibar Archipelago are just a hop, skip and jump from the Tanzanian mainland – the perfect respite after a hot and dusty game safari on mainland Africa.

Unwind on a choice of palm-fringed, powder-soft beaches, go diving above offshore coral reefs, hike through pristine rainforest and soak up the island's heady mix of Arab, Persian, Indian, European and African traditions.

Shaarm el-Sheik

Sharm el-Sheikh

With several world-famous dive sites, along with desert and mountain hiking opportunities, luxurious 5-star hotels, shopping options and a sunny climate, the popular resort of Sharm (as it is locally referred to) is an excellent spot for a honeymoon in Africa.

Na'ama Bay is the centre of modern Sharm, with a beachfront promenade lined with numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The large, all-inclusive resort enclave of Nabq (pronounced na-bik) lies around 26km north of the Old Town.

Cape Town

Cape Town

Surrounded by stunning white-sand beaches and overlooked by the massive Table Mountain, South Africa’s oldest city mixes a rich cultural heritage with an easygoing and laid-back nature.

With a choice of world-class shopping, fine dining restaurants and accommodation options to satisfy the most demanding holidaymaker, Cape Town has all the ingredients you need for an unforgettable South African honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.

Unwind on a choice of trendy Cape Town beaches, including Cape Town’s most exclusive beach resort, Camps Bay, or drive out of town to find a more secluded spot at Boulders Beach or Llandudno Beach.

Dubai coastline


Once a haven for pearl divers, fishermen and traders of spices, gold and slaves, Dubai today offers ultra-modern shopping malls, classic sporting events, luxury hotels and impressive man-made islands.

Beneath the shimmering office towers of Deira lie atmospheric alleyways and ancient souks where you can browse for spices, antiques, handicrafts and jewels.

For a fascinating glimpse into Dubai’s past visit Al Fahidi Fort and Sheikh Saeed’s Al-Maktoum’s Palace or the archaeological sites at Al Ghusais or Jumeirah to find artifacts dating from the 7th to 15th century.

Latest update Where to Honeymoon in Africa: 4 April, 2019


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