Portugal may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of a European honeymoon but, for such a small country, it packs quite the punch in terms of scenery, experiences and accommodation.
If you want a honeymoon in the vein of a traditional fly and
flop then look no further than the Algarve, home to glorious
beaches and swanky hotels aplenty (and yes, the odd golf course
too). If you want off the beaten track, the relatively
undiscovered, and therefore completely deserted, the beaches of
Comporta make for a lovely stop-off on your honeymoon. What this
area lacks in sophisticated, slick luxury it more than makes up for
in charm and beauty.
Lisbon remains an Original Travel favourite and is perfect
mini-moon territory, or as part of a longer honeymoon to Portugal. In fact, one of the most original
(and Original) hotels in Europe is located just outside the city,
the sublime Areias do
Seixo. If you're getting married in the Spring or Autumn months
then the Alentejo makes for a perfect European option. Think rural
countryside, elegant wine estates and the best ham you'll ever eat.
Then there's Porto and the Douro Valley, again best in Spring and
Autumn and pretty much the perfect combination of city and
relaxation. Explore the cobbled streets and port warehouses of
Porto before heading into the Douro Valley to relax in the