Top honeymoon destinations for 2018 announced

05 Dec 2017

Black Tomato has revealed its top 10 honeymoon picks for 2018 and has also announced the launch of its Get Lost service for adventurers

Luxury honeymoon specialist Black Tomato has unveiled the top destinations for honeymooners next year. The list includes a diverse array of honeymoon hotspots, from beachy settings to rugged terrain. 

The announcement of these top 10 locations around the world also coincides with the launch of Black Tomato's Get Lost service - an ideal solution for thrill-seekers who desire adventure and isolation. 

Take a look at the list below and for more information, visit www.blacktomato.com

1. Keke Xili, the Tibetan Plateau China for cultural couples 

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Why for 2018?

The Tibetan Plateau in China is taking centre stage and recently became a UNESCO World Heritage site: highest plateau in the world, often considered as the world’s ‘Third Pole’. 14,750 feet above sea level with striking landscapes that blend alpine mountains and rolling steppe systems, Keke Xili has nurtured a unique biodiversity. With the addition of a new bullet train route this remote region is now even more accessible for travellers.

2. Mexico: Puebla, Mexico City and the Yucatan for design and beach junkies 

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Image: Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuaca

Why for 2018?

Mexico City has been honoured as World Design Capital for 2018. Black Tomato offers a full day trip by helicopter from Mexico City to see the Monarch butterfly migration - an ephemeral spectacle. Tour the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá, and snorkel through a fascinating exhibit of sculpted figures by the artist, James deCaires Taylor in exclusive MUSA Underwater Contemporary Art Gallery. Take a trip to the town of Puebla, an emerging cultural gem Southeast of Mexico City which recently saw the opening of the Rosewood Puebla and the new five-star Cartesiano Hotel that’s opening pre 2018.

3. Comporta, Portugal for the mini-mooners 

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Image: Panorama of the sandstone cliffs in Gale Beach, Comporta

Why for 2018?

The new Ibiza and an exclusive summer getaway free from the crowds. Summer 2018 will see the jet-set crowd shifting focus from the glitz of Ibiza and heading to Comporta, a small cluster of villages on Portugal’s Troia Peninsula. Stay at the effortlessly chic hotel, Sublime, a tranquil estate with 14 beautiful rooms and villas.

4. Aysen, Chilean Patagonia for the adventurers 

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Why for 2018?

Nowhere is quite so adventurous, and untouched, as Aysen, Northern Patagonia’s final frontier: a remote land of vast glaciers, snow-capped peaks and jagged fjords. Escape the crowds of Torres del Paine and stay in a local boutique, locally owned accommodations.

5. Tasmania and Western Australia for the gourmet-honeymooners 

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Why for 2018?

The Region of Hobart epitomises the island’s remote location and showcases a rugged wilderness, punctuated by a thriving arts scene, hip foodie haunts and flavour-packed wines rivalling those of the mainland. The newly opened Macq 01 Hotel offers a chic place stay and countless galleries, such as The Mona, position Tasmania as an exciting destination in its own right. For adventurous travellers, stay at Truffle Lodge, a newly opened luxury wilderness camp on the banks of the Derwent River. In Western Australia, sleep overnight on a yacht in Ningaloo reef and dive with whale sharks at dawn. With Qantas launching new flight routes from London to Perth and flights from Houston to Sydney there’s never been a more convenient way to explore Australia.

6. Malawi for the wildlife lovers 

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Why for 2018?

2018 also sees the return of Lake Malawi’s ‘Lake of Stars’, a unique festival that celebrates music, arts and culture which Black Tomato can arrange an exclusive package around. 2017 saw the completion of the ground-breaking #500Elephants project – the largest elephant translocation in human history and alongside these wonderful creatures, Malawi’s Nkhotakota Reserve has received hundreds of other animals.New Robin Pope Safaris lodge: Kuthengo Camp, Liwonde National Park, Malawi – opening 27 April 2018.

7. New Mexico, USA for the wilderness lovers 

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Why for 2018?

Black Tomato has started working with Ted Turner Expeditions, where adventures are set up with luxurious lodges within thousands of acres of private rolling ranch-land, to the effect that guests will feel as if they have their own private national park to explore. A land of mind-blowing landscapes that sprawl across the Chihuahuan Desert and beneath the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico invites adventure. Guests will horseback ride across the ranch, hot air balloon above grazing wildlife and hike to mighty peaks.   

8. Uganda for incredible encounters 

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Why for 2018?

From gorilla treks that rival neighbouring Rwanda, to chimpanzee exploration in Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda offers a combination of endemic species and old favourites. With the recent 100% increase in Rwandan permit prices, Uganda offers more untapped experiences at a much more affordable rate, meaning you can spend longer exploring this ethereal nation.

9. Emilia Romagna, Italy for the foodies 

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Image: Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, Bologna

Why for 2018?

Home to a menagerie of unforgettable experiences, this region is where Mozart, Rossini and Wagner introduced their works, host to the oldest university in the western world and offers some of Italy’s most celebrated culinary traditions. Black Tomato’s newest experiences here include exclusive tours of Eataly World – Bologna’s new ‘foodie theme park’ that hosts cutting edge culinary workshops with a focus on eco-responsibility.

10. Bolivia for the design lovers 

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Why for 2018?

The Bolivian capital is a hotbed of culinary talent, even drawing in world-renowned Noma co-founder, Claus Meyer, to set up the neighbourhood’s haute-cuisine offering, Gustu. Take the cable car up to El Alto at 13,500 feet for a bird’s eye view into how far La Paz has come. Throughout Bolivia, Black Tomato is designing new experiences such wild adventures in the barely developed National Park and an Indigenous Territories such as Tipnis within the regions of Beni and Cochabamba. In the Sub-Andean strip of the tropical Andes between Peru and Bolivia, Black Tomato will be offering guests lodge to lodge jungle treks and luxury wilderness experiences to visit pristine environments where few have travelled before.