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Sure, getting married in front of your friends and family, seeing everyone in their glad rags and wearing a dream wedding dress are all pretty great; but after months of wedding planning, we wouldn’t be surprised if it was the honeymoon that got those excited butterflies in your stomach going. If you’re looking for the best honeymoon destinations in August, we’re here to tell you that you have even more reason to be excited. Yep, turns out August is a pretty awesome month to honeymoon. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out why you should!

Get ready to book the trip of a lifetime to one of the best honeymoon destinations in August.

Botswana, Africa

Fancy holidaying a la royalty? Look no further than Botswana – the destination rumoured to be the backdrop for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s love story. The African country has long held a place in Hazza’s heart, and we can see why; with thousands of elephants roaming free, breath-taking landscapes and first-class lodges, we’d certainly be happy to pack our bags and head on a safari honeymoon here.

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Croatia, Europe

The great thing about heading off on honeymoon in August is that the hot weather is on our doorstep here in the UK. Among our favourite short haul destinations is Croatia. From the Instagram-worthy pure white beaches of Brac to the luxury honeymoon vibes and party spirit of Hvar, every inch of this stunning country is made for August honeymoons.

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

For one of the best honeymoon destinations in August that’s a little further from home, you can’t beat the far-off sandy shores of Bora Bora. The French Polynesia Islands are renowned for their tropical paradise feel and Bora Bora is the honeymoon hotspot. Packed with vibrant markets and fascinating museums, Tahiti is a fabulous place to explore over a couple of days. When you’re done soaking up the culture, Moorea will be ready to welcome you with its unbeatable scenery and stunning beaches.

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Mauritius, Africa

For sun-seeking newlyweds looking for little more than deep relaxation, Mauritius is certainly an option worth exploring. The idyllic island is pretty much set up for honeymooners with luxury resorts and spas at every corner. There’s more to this Indian Ocean gem than beach days and massages though; with plenty of water sports and challenging hikes on offer, it could be just the ticket for thrill-seeking couples too.

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New York, USA

Sometimes you just can’t beat summer in the city and New York is one pretty incredible city. Situated on America’s east coast, the big apple is a short flight away from the UK but a million miles from life at home. From the world’s best food to the most famous landmarks, you’ll find it all here. A bustling arts and theatre scene complete the picture, while the array of luxury hotels will impress even the most discerning of honeymooners.

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Cornwall, UK

When considering the best honeymoon destinations in August, you don’t even have to book a flight. When the sun is shining and the weather is at its warmest, the UK has plenty of tempting options. Cornwall boasts some of the country’s most stunning scenery as well as a host of exciting activities. From quiet stays in secluded eco lodges to beachside breaks in St Ives packed with adventure, there’s a Cornwall honeymoon for every couple.

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Iceland, Europe

The best honeymoon destinations in August aren’t all about soaking up the sun, for couples more comfortable in a cooler climate Iceland is a fabulous choice. August is one of the very best times to go to this Nordic island as the breath-taking whale watching excursions are offered during the first half of the month. When you’re not spying on the sea life, you can take a dip in the romantic Blue Lagoon or explore the country’s Viking history at the national museums in Reykjavik.

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Corfu, Greece

Set in the beautiful Ionian Sea and defined by a ruggedly romantic coastline, Corfu is a picture-postcard-perfect honeymoon destination. With a historic centre straight from a classic movie set, you’ll find yourself getting lost in the mythical magic of this fascinating island. Sidari is the place to go for spectacular beaches, seafront taverns and a celebratory honeymoon cocktail or two, so make sure you add some stylish evening wear to your honeymoon packing list!

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