Honeymoons in Bahrain

Whether you want a honeymoon full of relaxation and indulgence or new adventures each day, Bahrain can deliver on both accounts. There are plenty of spa resorts and great shopping to be had. There is also a plethora of historical sites and museums to wander around, and the cosmopolitan city of Manama is a great place to sip a coffee and people watch.

Couples spending their honeymoon in Bahrain will be pleasantly surprised at the diverse range of things to see and do here. With regular flights from South Africa, you could be exploring the vibrant city of Manama in just over 11 hours. For history buffs, there is a plethora of ancient sites to visit including the Riffa Fort built in 1812 and the Khamis Mosque which dates back to 692AD. There are also lots of interesting museums and colourful Souqs which are full of interesting shops selling all kinds of things, including gold and jewellery, and wonderful fabrics. Try your hand at pearl diving or take a boat trip and watch the dolphins playing. You can go to the races every Friday from October to March and entry is free, however betting is not allowed.
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Bahrain Overview

If you're looking for a honeymoon that offers an exciting mix of things to see and do, then Bahrain could be the perfect honeymoon location for you. The capital, Manama is a cosmopolitan city with a cafe culture and thriving arts and music scene and you'll have fun exploring this vibrant city. There are also plenty of historical sites to visit and spas in which to pamper yourselves.

A honeymoon in Bahrain offers the newly married couple a chance to unwind and relax in the opulent surrounds of the many sophisticated hotels as well as a chance to wander round ancient tombs and mosques soaking the the Arabian culture. Regular flights from Canada mean you could be exploring the capital, Manama, in around 16 hours. The capital has a great cosmopolitan vibe and embraces a cafe and restaurant culture. It's easy to find your way around, and with the island being so tiny, you're able to cram a lot of sightseeing into each day. The Bahrain National Museum is well worth a visit and gives an insight into a past that goes back 4,000 years. Visit the Khamis Mosque which dates back to 692 AD and is thought to have been the first mosque built in Bahrai. When you tire of sightseeing you might like to indulge in a spa session at the popular Ritz Carlton. If it's retail therapy you're after there are several modern malls as well as a plethora of local shops in the colourful souks selling a wide range of goods from gold and jewellery to local fabrics.

Key Facts for Bahrain

Currency: Bahraini dinar

Capital: Manama

Language: Bahraini

Flight time: 13 hours from Toronto

When to Honeymoon in Bahrain

When to go:
The best time to visit Bahrain is between November and February, when temperatures are cooler

Flight Information:
Bahrain is approx 7 hours from London with direct flights operated by Gulf Air

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3 month visas are granted on arrival for the equivalent of £10

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Getting Married in Bahrain

Located in the Persian Gulf, the tiny island of Bahrain is an exciting destination at which to get married and is full of rich culture and tradition. Considered the most modern of the Middle east countries, it's a place full of old and new, luxurious and traditional coupled with modern architecture and ancient historical sites. With many sophisticated hotel resorts able to host your ceremony and reception, weddings abroad in Bahrain cater for the most discerning of couples. With plenty of activities to do after your wedding including visiting ancient mosques and temples, shopping, dolphin watching, motor sports, horse riding and spa treatments, why not extend your stay to include your honeymoon too.

Marriage Requirements


In order to get married in Bahrain a couple are required to be residents for a minimum of 21 days. After that the banns will be published for a further 21 days. Documents needed include valid passports, birth certificates, and a letter of no objection. For more information visit http://ukinbahrain.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/living-in-bahrain/marriage-birth-bh

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