By Josef Ray Dagatan | Jan 16, 2013 | List 25
Usually taking place immediately following the wedding ceremony the history of honeymoons goes back a long way. But we’re not here to discuss their history. We’re here to fill your head with ideas for all the places you could run off to with your spouse. You may want something classy, different, or special, but probably not too costly. Something that will be memorable but at the same time doable. If this is you, then read on for the 25 best places to go for your honeymoon and plan on making the most of your time together.
Being in Kenya is like setting your foot in paradise where you will witness the abundance of flora and fauna, together with the majesty of nature such as the pristine forests and the fascinating sight of Mt. Kilimanjaro. This is also the perfect place for an adventure that unleashes the wild side of every tourist and couple that visit.
There are so many places to visit in California that going through all the many famous places there would take you many days. However, if you want to focus on the locations that would set the mood and create those special moments, visiting Disneyland would be one of the best choices. The theme park is so vast that it not only offers rides for kids but also a number attractions that would appeal to an older crowd.
Being in the Sunshine State only means that you would be experiencing a lot of sun, even in wintry days. Known to be one of the best destinations for honeymoons at any time of the year, Florida gives you the ambiance of the Caribbean without going too far from the city.
Aside from tasting their exotic food and colorful culture, Thailand is also an amazing destination for couples who would like to have an encounter with world-class spa and wellness services, all provided by courteous and accommodating staff. You can also feel the embrace of temperate winds as you stay at bungalow beaches that give you all the privacy you need, while hearing the hush of splashing waves underneath the perfect evening sky.
If you are looking for an out-of-country destination that takes heed to your demand of seclusion and isolation, then going to Cook Islands is the perfect option for you and your spouse. Choose between two of the grandest locations where you would like to spend time together, such as the Aitutaki Lagoon and Rarotongan Beach Resorts. As the island is average in size with a limited number of people, you can expect that intimate moments to be spent quietly, as if you are the only couple in the world.
You are in for a treat when you visit New Zealand as your honeymoon destination. Why is that? First of all, most of the natural sceneries here, especially those in the colder parts of the country are so magical that some of them have been used in the filming of Lord of the Rings. Second, with only 4 million people in a place that’s as big as the UK, you can expect that most of the locations here, including islands, beaches, plains, hilltops, and forests are all to yourself, particularly in off peak seasons. Third, with such diverse geographical features all crammed together in one country, you can do all sorts of stuff that you have never done before as a couple.
Aruba is another one of the many honeymoon destinations that offer temperate weather all year long. So whether you take your time off before spring or just in time for winter, reaching this place would be the same no matter your holiday preference. What’s special about having a honeymoon here is that you get perks and other free items as you stay in one of the hotels that support the One Cool Honeymoon Program. Imagine walking along seven miles of white sand beaches, snorkeling in the clear blue waters, and going from one island to another by foot or by boat. You can even ride a horse or a glass-bottom boat along the beach.
The continent of Australia is such a big place that it can be quite overwhelming to visit as a honeymoon destination. If you love to experience the beach and spend time with water activities, the east coast, which has Fraser Island, Hyams Beach, and Ninety Mile Beach, would be the best choice for you. Go down south, and you are in for a cold treat with snow-capped mountains and frozen hills. Stay in the middle and you can encounter forests, caves with ancient drawings, and other natural wonders like Ayers rock.
Simply put, the US Virgin Islands is one of the destinations you can visit for island-hopping fun, whether it may be in St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, and other smaller isles that can be found nearby. Although you are already imagining water sports as the main activity here, there are a number of other things to be done here as well. Watching the sunset from a skyride, seeing the fishes 15 feet underwater from an observatory, exploring different ruins, and shopping for tax-free goods or local crafts are all good examples.
Going to Costa Rica is a journey that can give you fresh air, away from the common pollution and stress of busy city life. Known to be one of the many countries that are aiming for minimizing carbon footprints, you can expect flora and fauna at its most natural state, where forests, and other ecosystems have been preserved by government efforts. Trekking, nature tripping, bird watching, and other outdoor activities would be your main avenue of spending intimate times together. But in case you get tired of all the walking, you can get on the Pacific side of the country and experience beaches with blue waters that invite rest and relaxation.
Famous for having one of the longest coral reefs in the world, aside from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Turks and Caicos is a destination for couples who love to spend more time underwater, with world-class scuba diving facilities and services. Despite being a choice location known to many, there are beaches and areas there that seclude the couple from the crowd, letting them have the time of their lives in a place far away.
Although there are attractive beaches and relaxing coastlines on the edges of South Africa, you just cannot overlook the fact that this region offers some of the rarest and up-close moments on Earth where couples can watch leopards, rhinoceros, buffaloes, lions, and elephants in their actual habitat. Their well-planned hotels also serve as an oasis after a tiring day of venturing on the Savannah, thanks to indoor pools that are exclusive for couples.
Prepare to be embraced by one of Asia’s best destinations for couples, especially those who are looking for something different. Aside from seeing Bali’s white sand beaches and enjoying their many water sport activities, you can also find yourself playing with wild monkeys or receiving a massage from one of the many rejuvenating spas located here.
There are many things to expect in Greece, and exploring places like Athens, Acropolis, Crete, or Aegina would also give you moments of embarking on a whole new adventure.
Though France may be a big place for you to explore and visit, setting your sights on the City of Lights should help you keep your honeymoon together. Paris, also known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, has received its title because of the ambiance in the city that can be felt everywhere you look. Whether you eat a dinner for two atop the Eiffel Tower, experience serenades in the streets, or savor the genuine French breads and the sweet wine, you can have an amazing time anywhere you go around this amorous city.
Get lost in awe as you visit Bermuda and experience the pink sand beaches that go well with sapphire blue waters. Such scenes are so rare that you would have a wonderful time here together with your other half. You can also establish your connections with each other even deeper as you venture into the many isles and islets that have been linked with bridges. Aside from the beach, this is also the place where you could enjoy varied golf courses, as Bermuda owns more courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
You may have to ask why Jamaica is often revisited by the many couples who have already experienced its glory. If you have experienced reading brochures and flyers about the many beaches and tropical settings that you could encounter here, then you will be surprised as the words used to describe the beauty of Jamaica’s natural majesty are beyond compare. Drown yourself within the rhythm of steel drums, ablaze your soul with fire dancers, and even pamper yourself with resorts that have prepared the best of facilities to make your stay worthwhile.
You need not go too far in order for you to experience what the world surrounding the Caribbean has to offer. Just minutes away by plane or hours by land, you can reach Mexico and explore a whole new world. You will not only taste genuine spicy food or watch bullfights, but more importantly spend time with your spouse on serene beaches and trekking through mysterious Aztec temples.
You may have dreamed of eating Sicilian pizza and pasta, standing atop the Leaning Tower of Pisa, hailing at the architectural majesty of the Duomo, or exchanging sweet nothings while riding a boat on Venice’s waterways. Hotels here are well acquainted with couples that are tired of taking a day’s journey to the many tourist spots that can be visited nearby.
The Caribbean is indeed a wonderful place for couples to spend some time, especially around St. Lucia. This cluster of islands has been hailed as one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world due to the many remote islets that can be visited by couples. You can even stay on an island of your own, rejuvenating yourself in therapeutic hot springs, tiring yourself with lots of water sports, or even climbing atop a volcano!
If you want something different when visiting the Caribbean, then try out St. Barthelemy, more known as St. Bart’s which can be something to change your usual warm island mood. In fact, the moment you set foot here, you can immerse yourself in the idea of French Caribbean paradise. Even though it may be a bit intimidating, as this place is known to be visited by the rich and famous, St. Bart’s has more than enough for everyone to enjoy, including couples who are here celebrating their love on a strict budget. Conditions are perfect, the sun is right, the waters are pure, and the sand is white.
What will you do in a place that has over 322 islands, all seemingly blessed to no end by God’s creative hand? In visiting Fiji, you will discover a place that is known to be as Earth’s modern Eden, where every inch of the islands will fill you bliss, serenity, and romance. Aside from spending time trying the many water activities available, you can also explore and find steaming hot springs that have been prepared by volcanic craters. Life’s a beach in this destination and going from island to island will make you come back for more.
Since this is another island found in the Caribbean, you can expect what can be found with the rest that have been included in this list: white sand beaches, clear blue waters, abundant plant life, and a warm embrace of sunshine with winds blowing atop the waves. If there is something different that Anguilla takes pride in more than any other destination, it would be the world-class hotels that offer affordability and class.
A place that is dedicated for couples and honeymoons, Tahiti is the answer to people who are looking for something that can be remembered for a lifetime. It has over 118 islands, a volcano, and other famous destinations within such as Moorea and Bora Bora. They say that staying in paradise comes with a price and it is true with this location. Doing water sports, exploring forests, and bathing under the right amount of sun can be enjoyed here.
Often ranked as one of the best honeymoon spots in the world with volcanoes, beaches, and a remote location, you can go island hopping to Maui, Kauai, Hawaii, Molokai, and Lanai, knowing that there are a number of diverse environments to explore.