A honeymoon is one of the most romantic, peaceful and delightful holidays which, in most cases, only comes around in a couple’s life once. Don’t get me wrong, people do go on ‘second honeymoons’ with their significant others but the level of intimacy is seldom as high as their original honeymoons- work and family usually get in the way.
Honeymoons often carry within them a sense of seclusion and intimacy which is exclusive to that holiday only because, as observed in most cases, the level of romance and excitement is the highest between newlyweds as compared to other couples.
It is also often said that honeymoons are not just a leisurely holiday but also a necessary one as the mind needs a break after all that wedding planning- going through every little detail be it the flower arrangements, the catering or the long guest lists.
So, all in all, a honeymoon is something that often comes around just once, so you need to be sure to pick only the best destination for yours. Here are some superb destinations you can choose for your Honeymoon:
12. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a sun-kissed, peaceful and one of the most beautiful destinations for a honeymoon. On your first journey together as newlyweds, take on a voyage of discovery exploring culturally-rich Bali, enjoying sun, sand and surf, mesmerizing sunsets, and jungle-clad vistas. You can go see the ancient Uluwantu Temple or see the majestic rock formation at the Pura Tanah Lot. You can even go dolphin sighting in Lovina- one of the most beautiful experiences you’ll have. From mountain treks to beach parties- Bali has a lot to offer. The scenic beauty will make you stress- free in ways you never even thought would be possible.
An island, a county, a continent- Australia is an amazing place to go to for a honeymoon. You can go explore its beautiful cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and the hundreds of attractions they offer including, of course, the Sydney Opera House. Australia also offers tourism hotspots like the Gold Coast where there exists the world famous Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Warner Bros. Movie World, Tamborine Worm caves and those breathtaking beaches. You can even choose to explore Australia on your own, run around with the kangaroos, see millions of species of fauna in National parks spread all over the county or go deep-sea diving and those beautiful little fish up close like you’ve never seen before. Australia offers arguably the best variety of cuisine in the world serves in its finest restaurants in different cities. Best time to visit the country is in the months of November- February, when it’s relatively warmer there. The possibilities are endless.
Spain offers a lot of destinations for honeymooners to visit during their holiday. If a little sunshine is what you desire, the Canary Islands are the answer for you. All of the islands offer something different, their own personality if you like. Year round weather, beaches of white sand and crystalline water, romantic destinations that are hard to beat.Ibiza is also a great choice, whether or not you’re a fan of the song. It’s romatic, scenic and peaceful. You can even take a few days after the fuss of the big day and make Madrid your honeymoon hotspot. Bustling shopping centers and galleries: a plenty to walk hand-in-hand around. You can spend hours in Madrid just soaking up the atmosphere of the capital city. You can go for a walk in Retiro Park, spend hours in the Prado or anyone of the many galleries. You can also discover the nightlife of Madrid, with the streets and fountains lit up like stars, you can explore the best restaurants in which you can enjoy that romantic dinner for two.
Italy is said to be the romantic capital of the world, with its enchanting cities, breathtaking coasts, dazzling culture and world-class cuisine. It’s an incredible, unforgettable honeymoon destination. It offers one of the most beautiful destinations and structures to visit under the Tuscany sun. The historic cities of Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Naples, Sicily- all have something exquisite to offer. As it is well known, the country is also home to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a place every tourist in Italy simple has to visit. Be it Italian food, the historic cathedrals, the city’s love for art or the world-famous sculptures, Italy is bound to take your breath away. (I think all Dan Brown fans will all agree with me on that one)
8. British Virgin Islands
Set in the Caribbean, to the east of Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. Relatively lesser known as a honeymoon destination (probably the reason they’re called Virgin Islands), these islands are a perfect getaway for the more adventurous couples. It offers a very peaceful scenic environment and the bluest beaches- a place where you can just throw up your feet, lay back and chill with your partner beside you.
7. New Zealand
If you’ve seen movie series like Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit, you’ll know exactly why this destination is on the list. An island in the South secluded is just the place you might want to go to actually feel secluded from the rest of the world. Just you and your partner, nobody else. If you want to explore the mountains and the seas, explore the various aboriginal tribal cultures and feel at one with nature, there’s no place you should rather go. It’s all there, In New Zealand, waiting for you.
6. South Africa
The southernmost country in the continent of Africa, South Africa is also the most gorgeous ones. Combining the best of the bustling city life with ancient African heritage, it’s one the perfect places to go for a honeymoon. With some of the most beautiful cities to visit in the world like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban , Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, this country will leaving you asking for more. When you’re starting a new phase of life, what better place to do it than The Cape of Good Hope?
One of the hottest tourism destinations all over the world, this little island and the newest state of the USA is one of the favorite honeymoon destinations for couples too. Besides relaxing views of the beach, Hawaii also offers some of the best resorts where you both can have a really good time drinking those refreshing drink and watching Hula dancers perform. People on this island really love flowers and the island offers a huge variety of them. The aesthetics are truly breathtaking.
Fiji is yet another island country in the South Pacific Ocean near New Zealand. Sparsely populated, this is a place where you can have all the peace, quiet and privacy you want. Besides a number of different islands and beaches, one can also see sand dunes in this country. It’s the perfect place for those intimate moments and finding out those personal details about each other. This place is for the adventurous you. Go, explore!
If what you wanted on your honeymoon was an intimate, secluded, and most importantly, beautiful setting, then the Maldives is the world’s best backdrop for all these things. There are endless ways in which the magic of the islands will dazzle you on your holiday as a couple. A candle lit dinner under the stars, a daring getaway to a nearby uninhabited island all by yourselves for the whole day, or just lazing around in your resort watching the endless turquoise waters while you are treated to an spa treatment in the room, it mill you two closer in ways you never imagined. This just might be the perfect island-country for honeymoons.
This country, home of those white-as-can-be snow capped Alps, is the dream honeymoon destination of many. Consisting of world famous tourist cities like Bern, Zurich, Geneva and Lucerne, this scenic country is the destination for couple who love the cold. Apart from its mesmerizing scenic beauty, this country also offers snow-sports like skiing and snowboarding. As many of you may also know, some of the finest chocolates in the world are made here and we all love chocolates, don’t we?
French is known by many as the language of love. Need I say more? Whether you wanna be with your partner at the top of the Eiffel Tower or you just wanna have a French meal with a bottle Bordeaux at the banks of the Seine, France is the honeymoon destination for you. Apart from amazing art galleries and French cuisine, the country is also home to the world famous museum Le Louvre. Rich in heritage and history, this country comprises one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris. You are bound to fall in love- both with the country and with each other.