A honeymoon should be the ultimate romantic break, a time when you pull out all the stops to create the perfect start to married life. Sometimes, a holiday is such a big deal that the planning is all part of the excitement and this is definitely one of those times. Book well ahead and start looking forward to your break now.

Whether you are travelling long-haul or planning a Mediterranean holiday we have a great choice of destinations. You can decide whether to stay in a luxury villa with your own private pool or in a glitzy five-star hotel. A honeymoon is absolutely not the time to be counting the pennies, so this is our choice of hotels and villas with the wow factor.

Halal-friendly honeymoon destinations
Halal-friendly honeymoon destinations

These are our top choices for halal-friendly honeymoon destinations; our run-down of the countries which will make your holiday of a lifetime truly one to remember. We have chosen a great selection of beach holidays for those who want to spend their honeymoon relaxing in a luxurious setting whilst enjoying stunning scenery.

Malaysia

There’s a good reason why Malaysia is usually considered to be top of the league for halal-friendly holidays. Islam is the country’s official religion and there is no shortage of alcohol-free spaces and tasty halal food. What’s more, its lush rainforests, tropical white-sand beaches and breath-taking landscapes make for great holiday snaps!

The best time for a halal honeymoon in Malaysia: March to October

Our top honeymoon accommodation pick:

Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi

Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi
Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi

Luxury villas with their own completely private pool, set amidst the rainforest.

The Maldives

The Maldives is a country which is made up of more than a thousand islands, each a tropical paradise of white sandy beaches, fringed by palm trees and lapped by the clearest turquoise waters. What’s more, it’s a Muslim country which means that the delicious food is all halal and you’ll be assured of a warm welcome.

The best time for a halal honeymoon in the Maldives:November to April

Our top honeymoon accommodation pick:

Kihaa Maldives, Kihaadhuffaru

Kihaa Maldives, Kihaadhuffaru
Kihaa Maldives, Kihaadhuffaru

Some of the luxury villas and suites of this idyllic island resort have their own private pools.

Turkey

If you’re based in Europe then Turkey is a bit closer to home than many of our more exotic destinations, which makes for easier access and shorter travel times. Turkey is known for its warm hospitality and offers excellent value for money. Its renowned halal cuisine is sure to be a holiday highlight.

The best time for a halal honeymoon in Turkey:May to October

Our top honeymoon accommodation pick:

Angel’s Marmaris, Turgut, Marmaris

Angel’s Marmaris, Turgut, Marmaris
Angel’s Marmaris, Turgut, Marmaris

Although Turkey offers a wide range of halal-friendly beach resorts to suit all budgets, this is one of the high-end options. An ultra luxury hotel ideal for honeymooners, set amidst forests on its own secluded sandy bay, with 17,000 m2 ladies-only area.

Indonesia

This friendly country is made up of around 18,000 picturesque islands and has the largest Muslim population in the world, making it a great choice for a halal-friendly honeymoon. The beautiful island of Lombok is a popular choice for honeymoons, due to its romantic setting and the high quality of its villas and halal hotels.

The best time for a halal honeymoon in Indonesia:April to October

Our top honeymoon accommodation pick:

Senang Private Villa Lombok Indonesia

Senang Private Villa Lombok Indonesia
Senang Private Villa Lombok Indonesia

Private villas with their own secluded outdoor pool.

Bahrain

Set in the Arabian Gulf, this tiny island nation blends the cultures and traditions of east and west to create a fascinating holiday experience, at once both luxurious and authentic. Its delicious halal cuisine reflects Arabic and Persian flavours and it offers a range of fascinating cultural experiences.

The best time for a halal honeymoon in Bahrain:December to March

Our top honeymoon accommodation pick:

Al Areen Palace & Spa, Manama, Bahrain

Al Areen Palace & Spa, Manama, Bahrain
Al Areen Palace & Spa, Manama, Bahrain

This unique, luxurious Bahrain resort boasts sumptuous Arabian décor and elegant villas with private pools.

Morocco

Morocco is another popular choice, which is not too far from home. It offers excellent quality at more affordable prices. Known for its authentic and stylish interior design, it offers beautiful villas in stunning surroundings. Choose a rural setting with beautiful Atlas Mountain views, which is still close enough to Marrakech to explore its history and culture.

The best time for a halal honeymoon in Morocco:March to June and September/ October

Our top honeymoon accommodation pick:

Les Jardins de Touhina Al Ouidane, Marrakech

Les Jardins de Touhina Al Ouidane, Marrakech
Les Jardins de Touhina Al Ouidane, Marrakech

Spacious luxury villas in quiet rural spot, each has a beautiful garden with fully private pool and up to 4 bedrooms.

Dubai

Dubai is the ultimate luxury destination, known for its superb hotels, excellent restaurants serving delicious halal food and stunning setting. Enjoy a romantic desert trip, soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches or wander around breath-taking malls for a super-luxurious shopping experience.

The best time for a halal honeymoon in Dubai:November to March

Our top honeymoon accommodation pick:

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Located on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah, featuring rooms and villas surrounded by lush gardens, uniquely designed with contemporary Asian flair.

Thailand

Thailand is a fascinating destination offering a myriad of wonderful experiences, from bustling Bangkok to its beautiful islands with their pale sandy beaches and lush rainforests. Its friendly people, tasty food and enchanting culture will make your honeymoon truly special.

The best time for a halal honeymoon in Thailand:November to April

Our top honeymoon accommodation pick:

The Bell Pool Villa Resort, Kathu, Phuket

The Bell Pool Villa Resort, Kathu, Phuket
The Bell Pool Villa Resort, Kathu, Phuket

Tastefully furnished villas each with its own outdoor pool, offering complete privacy for your family.

Mauritius

Mauritius is a fairytale destination, full of stunning photo opportunities, with its fine sandy beaches, shady palm trees, clear azure skies and sparkling turquoise seas with their coral reefs. Perfect for lazy days snorkelling and soaking up the sun and romantic evenings enjoying the laid-back ambience.

The best time for a halal honeymoon in Mauritius:October to December

Our top honeymoon accommodation pick:

Mythic Suites & Villas, Grand-Gaube

Mythic Suites & Villas, Grand-Gaube
Mythic Suites & Villas, Grand-Gaube

Spacious and intimate villas with private pools accompanied with excellent hotel services.