It’s that magical time for the lovebirds after the hustles and bustles of a wedding and you can finally be alone together, at last. Away from prying eyes and endless formalities, the honeymoon is truly one of the most beautiful times of every couple’s life. To make this mysterious time even more enchanting, what’s better than to roam around, hand in hand, along some of the most beautiful and enthralling places of the world?
The definition of honeymoon is extremely varied these days, and differs mostly with each couple, the period of break they can manage, and most importantly, the financial situation. If you have ended spending too much on the wedding itself, you can try various methods get money over the next few weeks to get your honeymoon back on track. But if you are one of those couples who deem the wedding ceremony as just a function and don’t bother with it that much, it’s possibly a good idea to plan a long and possibly a luxurious honeymoon to start your life together in a grand way.
Your honeymoon can be any way you plan it out. It can be the traditional beach resort honeymoon suite with a heat-shaped bed and rose petals, or a wild safari in the desserts of Africa; an array of extreme sports like scuba diving and bungee jumping, or a troll around the ancient rubbles of Egypt and Italy.
Here’s a list of the world’s favorite and most popular honeymoon destinations to give you an idea.
France - the name is synonymous with the word ‘romance’. For generations, lovebirds have cherished the idea of strolling along the ancient cobblestone roads of Paris with their loved ones, dining at the roadside cafes and lounging on the beaches of Normandy. Culture, history, romance, exquisite food and wine – France has everything to offer people in love for that special time of their lives.
If you are a food lover out to taste some of the most delicious cuisines of the world, then Italy is your dream destination. There is practically nothing comparable to the authentic pizzas and pastas, wine and bread of good old Italy. A gondola ride with your spouse, throwing coins in the wishing well and praying for a future together, secluded mountain villas of Tuscany – these are what dreams - and romantic movies – are made off. Besides, if you happen to be a fashionista, then Milan will definitely be a favorite.
When you are into scenic beauty and beaches, then Bali, Indonesia is the answer. The perfect, peaceful harmony of the beach, watching the sunset together with a glass of wine in your hand, and taking in the breathtaking scenery of the magnificent island – doesn’t that sound romantic? Later, if you tire of the peace and quiet, there are a few activities like white water rafting and volcanic trips for couples to try.
If you decide to plan your honeymoon on a truly grand style, take a whole month out for a trip around Europe. Savor the scenic beauty of Switzerland, roam around the castles and forts of Germany, shop in the fashion capitals of the world, hike and camp at the beautiful mountain ranges of Spain, taste exquisite old world cuisines of Sicily – make your honeymoon a trip to remember and cherish forever.
If it’s romance on your mind, the beaches of Bahamas, Philippines, Maldives and Hawaii are yours to choose from. Beaches bring out the old romantics in a person; and what’s better than to walk hand in hand in the white sandy beaches whilst the waves crash on your feet? There’s a reason the classics ideas are still the best options for some.
If you are short on time and you need money now to fund this honeymoon, never fear! There are some great honeymoon destinations around the home base. Try Hawaii if it is beaches you want, or the ranches of Colorado, the hustle and bustle of New York City, the wine country of Napa Valley, California or the cozy boutique hotels of Vermont. Best part of the deal – no passports and no money conversion!
If you are looking for something exotic and different than the rest, your answers lie in the Bangkok Tree Houses of Thailand, in the Amazon Reserves of Peru, in the boho-gypsy houses of Kenya, or in the ruins of Belize, Mexico.
When you have dreamt of your perfect honeymoon since as long as you have dreamt about your wedding, pick a retreat paradise from the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Tobago, or Oahu, Lanai or Big Island of Hawaii – exotic locations and mesmerizing beaches to pull the romantic out of you.
With adventure on your mind and your loved one by your side, take a pick of the adventures of a road trip around New Zealand, or bike around the Netherlands, or plan a helicopter trip of Hawaii, a walking safari in Zambia, or a cruise in the Amazon River in Peru.
But wait a minute! It’s your honeymoon, and the main point of the trip is to spend some time with your partner before busy life engulfs you both. Wherever in the world you chose to spend your honeymoon in, being with the most special person in your life makes it heaven.
Sources: Wikipedia, Bought on Credit, Reuters
Sources: Wikipedia, Bought on Credit, Reuters