Forget the HMS Beagle, the brand new state-of-the-art Santa Cruz II ship is the only way to discover Darwin’s natural delights such as the eerie marine iguanas and lazy beached sea lions. On board you’ll find 50 modern cabins with spacious decks for whale watching, two hot tubs and even a gym, santacruzgalapagoscruise.com
Another great October honeymoon destination is Mozambique, especially if you opt to stay at Azura Benguerra Island; it is set on an island in the Bazurato National Park, and staying there is like being cast away on a remote island, but with butlers, a spa, cocktails and fine dining.
Japan is another choice for your October honeymoon, with Kyoto being a really romantic option. It is home to ornate golden temples and zen gardens as well as to the Suiran accommodation, a former private villa with just 39 rooms.