For fabulousness with a local twist
For fabulousness with a local twist

Le Taha’a, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Blessed with jagged mountains, deep valleys, and flora and fauna the likes of which you’ve only seen in Avatar, Tahiti gives good paradise. Occupying the coral-encircled islet of Motu Tautau, overlooking Taha’a on one side and Bora Bora on the other, La Taha’a is one of the smallest resorts in Tahiti, with just 57 villas. Thatched roofs, woven bamboo walls and a smattering of coral knick-knacks, make the villas the very definition of ‘love nest’. Book an overwater bungalow, and you’ll find a glass panel at the bottom of your bed, which you can lift up to tickle the fish. Best of all, it’s easy to soak up some authentic South Pacific vibes – this is a place of ancient customs and star-filled skies. The pocket-sized village of Tapu’amu on Taha’a is just a five-minute boat ride away, and visits to local vanilla plantations and pearl farms make excellent day trips. Back on the island, there are three restaurants to pick from – don’t miss Tuesday nights, when dazzling fire dancers do their thing.

Wow Factor: Order a ‘canoe breakfast’ and your room service will be delivered via flower-adorned paddle power.

Go: Turquoise ( offers seven nights in a Sunset Overwater Bungalow from £3,485 per person, B&B. Includes flights and transfers. Flight time: 26 hours, 15 minutes.



Revealed: The Most Popular Honeymoon Destination

So you've just had the wedding of your dreams, but just where in the world are you and your new husband going to spend those first blissful days together? In a survey by online gift fund company Patchwork, 18% of newlyweds stated that deciding where to go was actually the most stressful thing about organising their post-wedding holiday. Three quarters of the couples surveyed explained that they wanted their honeymoon to be a "once in a lifetime adventure," and 35% agreed that the best thing they did was discover and explore a new place.


But, with nearly 200 countries across the globe, where are the most popular honeymoon destinations? Patchwork found that only 30% of UK couples remained in Europe for their romantic getaway.

Asia is the most popular continent besides Europe, with 21% of newlyweds travelling to the east (hello, Thailand, Bali and the Maldives!), whereas Africa, North America, and South America were each visited by 10% of the couples surveyed.


Despite being an incredibly special and unforgettable occasion, throwing a wedding certainly makes a dent in your bank account, so it's no wonder that 66% of couples said the most stressful thing about their honeymoon was finding the money to pay for it. However, 45% of newlyweds agreed that their favourite honeymoon activity was spending some quality time together. 2% of couples even said that the best thing about their getaway was switching off their mobile phones, once again showing just how plugged into technology we have become.