Are you getting married this year? Congratulations! As much as you may wish that your wedding planning was over, I am sure that you are excited thinking about taking a honeymoon with your new spouse. Unfortunately, because wedding planning can be so stressful, we sometimes forget about planning our honeymoon. If you are one of those people who has put your honeymoon planning on the back burner, have no fear. Today we will walk you through some of the best honeymoon destinations.
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Honeymoon Destinations For Those That Love The Beach:
Who doesn’t love the beach? But, why go to Florida or South Carolina again? These beach destinations are for the traveler in all of us.
This South Polynesian island has been one of the top honeymoon locations for years. This island is located between the Pacific Ocean and France, surrounded by a large barrier reef. This location is ideal for the couple that wants to get away and get some sun. You can scuba dive, swim, lay on the beach, or just relax as you look into the beautiful waters.
Another island in the South Pacific, Fiji, has recently been becoming one of the most popular places to vacation in the world. There are so many beaches, waterfalls, mountains, and waters to observe, that you’ll wish you had longer to see it all. This is an excellent choice for any couple who loves the beach but wants to try something new.
In Fiji, we recommend staying at:
Outrigger – Fiji
Outrigger Fiji is a family-friendly seaside resort on the Coral Coast of Viti Levu, one of the best islands in Fiji. The 40-acre resort is famous for its complimentary kid’s club that entertains kids of all ages with activities like guided snorkel tours with coral gardening, dance lessons, pool games, art projects, and more. Teens have their own program that centers around local adventures like waterfall hikes and a visit to the Sigatoka Sand Dunes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort also offers a nanny service for extra charge and kids under 12 eat free.
But it’s not all about the little ones at Outrigger Fiji. Adults can enjoy some time to themselves at the adults-only pool, complete with a poolside bistro, swim-up bar, and plenty of lounge chairs. Grabbing a drink at the hilltop sunset bar is also a memorable experience, best enjoyed after a spa treatment.
There are multiple accommodation options that range from modern hotel rooms and suites to thatched-roof bungalows. For travelers who have limited mobility, there’s a buggy service that shuttles guests around the resort available 24-7. The resort hosts a variety of family-friendly activities like kayaking, scuba diving, standup paddleboarding, and day trips to some of Viti Levu’s cultural sights.
Located off the coast of Sri Lanka, this exclusive island is the new up-and-coming vacation and honeymoon destination. If you are someone who loves the thought of looking over crystal waters in your own private villa, Maldives is the beach vacation you’ve been waiting for.
Honeymoons For Those That Want To Stay in the United States
This retro-cool hideaway is located two hours from the hustle and bustle of larger California cities. In the 50s and 60s, Palm Springs was the place for Hollywood glamour to go to escape it all. This location offers you it all. From getting sun by the pool to exotic and fun places to eat to spas, it’s hard to see why you won’t want to stay forever.
Canoe Bay, Wisconsin
So maybe the beach isn’t really your scene. There is nothing wrong with that! Canoe Bay offers you all the relaxation you need on a honeymoon, without the busyness of the beach or an exotic location. Spend your days sitting by the placid lake, hiking, and roasting s’mores. This is an excellent option for an adventurous or outdoorsy couple.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Do you want a honeymoon that is rich in history and sunshine? Then Santa Fe might just be your ideal location. Staying at an exclusive resort in Santa Fe will transport you back to the time of the Alamo. With clay-baked design and architecture, it’s easy to see why so many tourists fall in love with Santa Fe each year. In Santa Fe we recommend staying at Bishops Lodge.
Honeymoons For Those That Want to go to Europe
While saving money and staying in the United States for your honeymoon might sound like a great idea, I know many of you have wanderlust. And particularly, wanderlust for Europe. So what are the best cities to visit on your honeymoon across the pond?
Ever wanted to see a city that looks like it was kissed by the gods? Then buckle up and get ready to spend your honeymoon in Santorini, Greece. With beautiful landscapes, fresh culture, great food, and beautiful waters, you can’t go wrong taking a trip to this scenic European town.
Want a honeymoon that can combine history, sightseeing, and beautiful culture? Then Rome is the place you should be. Have a fantastic time as you eat and explore your way through one of Europe’s most famous cities.
Prague, Czech Republic
Want to find a cheap way to get to Europe? Then Prague is the European vacation you have been searching for. The capital of the Czech Republic is known for its beauty, culture, and affordability. This is a great trip for any and all couples.
As you can see, there is no limit for amazing honeymoon destinations. Talk it over with your spouse and have fun choosing a place where you get to celebrate starting your life together. Happy traveling!
Guest Post – Rachel Watson is the website manager for OurStart.com. OurStart is a lifestyle blog for women in their 20s and 30s. They regularly publish content on pregnancy, parenting, marriage, and family life. When she is not writing, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring cute cafes, and playing with her miniature schnauzer.
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