A honeymoon is a special time for newlyweds to relax, rekindle their love and celebrate their new status as a married couple. According to Jen Avey, vice president of marketing for Destination Weddings Travel Group, this is a chance for couples to spend a few days or even a month together, away from all their daily obligations and expectations.
Choosing the perfect destination is a hugely important part of planning your honeymoon! Not only will you be spending precious quality time together, but you’ll also want to choose a destination that suits your budget and personal tastes.
Some of the world’s most romantic destinations are also excellent honeymoon choices, and here are a few ideas for where to go:
If you’re looking for an exotic paradise with stunning beaches, wildlife and plenty of fantastic food, Australia might be your best choice. It’s a country that offers plenty of things to see and do, ranging from kangaroos and koalas to boomerangs and aboriginal art.
If you and your spouse are nature and wildlife enthusiasts, you’ll love a trip to this beautiful Latin American nation. It’s teeming with wildlife in both its rainforests and oceans, so you’ll have plenty to see and do while you’re there.
For couples who love to get up close and personal with nature, the volcanic landscape of Iceland may be your dream honeymoon destination. You’ll find quaint villages, waterfalls and a stunning lava flow that creates an amazing backdrop for your photos.
If a honeymoon in a tropical paradise isn’t your idea of fun, there are plenty of options for a more local getaway. The scenic Pacific Coast Highway (also known as Highway 1) can extend your trip down the coast, taking in a number of famous viewpoints and attractions along the way.
For those who enjoy the outdoors and exploring, there are many fantastic honeymoon spots in Ireland. You can visit the Cliffs of Moher and Blarney Castle, take a drive on the Ring of Kerry and spend some time exploring the breathtaking countryside.
If you’re looking for a honeymoon with a bit of adventure, then a trip to the magical land of Switzerland might be the one for you. You can trek to the infamous Matterhorn, hike through lush alpine valleys and explore fairytale castles, all while soaking in breathtaking views.
For a truly magical experience, you and your new spouse could try a honeymoon in Italy! It’s a beautiful place with enchanting castles, a vibrant culture and some of the world’s most delicious food.
If you and your spouse are looking for something a bit more exotic, a honeymoon in Mexico might be the best choice. The country has everything you can imagine from picturesque beaches and a vibrant culture to amazing wildlife and a stunning natural landscape.
When it comes to a honeymoon, it’s vital that you schedule enough time for yourself. After a long day of wedding preparation and celebrations, you’ll need some downtime to relax and recharge. A honeymoon that’s packed with activities will be too much and can leave you feeling exhausted.