Your honeymoon is almost as exciting as the wedding day! An opportunity to jet off to some exotic location with the love of your life as a celebration of your adoration for one another. You may, however, not be fully convinced on where to explore; if you're not a travel guru or just considering somewhere out of your comfort zone, we've listed off out top 7 romantic honeymoon spots!
Italy, in general, is honeymoon heaven, but we love Venice in particular. From the fabulous food to the quaint cobbled stone streets, you and your other half won’t want to leave. Steeped in history with beautiful buildings, Venice is truly a magnificent city. What’s more romantic than a gondola ride down the Grand Canal, taking in all the spectacular sites and scenes this beautiful city has to offer? If you need a break from the city, there are plenty of unspoiled islands just a boat ride away, where you can both enjoy a picnic and a change of stunning scenery.
Seychelles is an abundance of tiny islands dribbled across the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. If your idea of a perfect paradise is an endless amount of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, then Seychelles is the perfect place for you. With an array of heavenly hotels and selection of spas, you’ll feel rejuvenated and relaxed after those wild wedding celebrations. If you don’t want to stay in one place, why not island-hop around the stunning secluded islands of La Digue and Praslin that are just a ferry ride away.
Dubai has become a popular choice for honeymooners in recent years, and there’s good reason. Dazzling Dubai is like stepping into an ultra-modern universe, with futuristic skyscrapers, desolate deserts and man-made beaches. If you and your other half crave a lavish and luxurious holiday, the Dubai lifestyle will leave you in literal awe. An array of extravagant hotels and magnificent malls, this sensational city has so much to offer. If you feel like taking a break from the futuristic setting, why not take a trip to the desert, where you can enjoy camel rides and traditional Arab food. This romantic setting is what honeymoon fantasies are made of.
If you’re not the type to lounge on the beach or relax at the spa, then you’re better off heading to an action-packed place like Vancouver. This stunning city is perfect for the couple who enjoy nature-driven activities and urban outings. Surrounded by magnificent mountains and beautiful beaches, those searching for stunning scenery are sure to find it here. If vibrant Vancouver isn’t enough for you and your other half, then why not head to Whistler. Just an hour away, you will find yourself either steeped in snow or sweltering in the sunshine, depending on the time of year. Whistler is ideal for adrenaline junkie newlyweds; activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting and zip lining will keep you both occupied.
Kenya is the perfect place to honeymoon for newlyweds who crave both an action-packed adventure, as well as some tranquil time away from their busy lives. Whether you opt for a romantic tented safari or a day on a deserted beach, Kenya will leave you in awe.
The Greek islands are a stunning and beautiful place for honeymooners to relax, eat gorgeous Greek food and take in the stunning sights, but nowhere is quite as romantic as Santorini. You’ve probably seen pictures and postcards of the idyllic views and blissful beaches, but nothing beats seeing the striking white buildings against a background of deep blue sea in person. A romantic excursion you can make is up to the peak of a mountain, where you can watch the sunset while toasting a glass of wine- the perfect way to end your day on this gorgeous island.
What better place to honeymoon than the city of love itself? Like Audrey Hepburn said, “Paris is always a good idea.” The picturesque paths, the fabulous French food and beautiful boat rides down the River Seine, there’s plenty for you and your other half to do. This stunning city is perfect for those newlyweds who love to visit magnificent museums like the Louvre, monuments like the Eiffel Tower and landmarks like Notre Dame, and if you’re not in the mood for sightseeing, why not relax in one of Paris’ cosy cafes.
- Jenny Mooney