The honeymoon is the cherry on top when it comes to weddings. It’s the trip of your lifetime, and you’ll probably want it to be memorable and relaxing. Maybe you’ve had some crazier trips back in the day, but this one has to be unique as a post-wedding getaway. Now whether you and your spouse are the sit-at-the-beach-and-sip-a-cocktail types or a more adventurous couple, we’ve compiled some of the best honeymoon destinations that you just have to visit this year.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Are you a fan of crystal clear waters, attractive scenery, and colorful coral reefs? Then look no further than Bora Bora. It’s no wonder that it was voted one of the best islands in the world by US News and World Report, and it’s also internationally acclaimed as a honeymoon destination. It’s a haven for couples! You’ll feel as though you’ve escaped to a private oasis tailored entirely to your special moment of marital bliss. It’s overwater bungalows – basically, lavish floating villas are something you must experience.
Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island – Mykonos, which by Greek mythology was formed from the petrified bodies of Titans killed by Hercules, is one of the most attractive destinations for young and adventurous couples. There’s a bit of everything there for you: whether you’re up for learning about Greek history and tradition, or you’d like to have a good time and party, or just relax and enjoy; either way, Mykonos will meet your expectations. However, like with every journey, make sure to visit a men’s health clinic and ensure that you have everything set for the big journey, so you will have a stress-free and surprise-free honeymoon.
It’s known all around that Paris equals romance. What makes it exceptionally unique is the combination of food, architecture, and an abundance of museums, art, and history you can enjoy in. Although you can’t miss Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower – don’t forget you’re on a honeymoon. Tie a ribbon (locks are discouraged now since they(pose a risk to safety) on the Pont des Art Bridge, to symbolize your true and undying love. Also, if you want to impress your future wife – take them to Hotel Plaza Athéneé. It will probably look familiar too – and that’s because the property was the backdrop for the show “Sex and the City” in the iconic reunion of Big and Carrie.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stepping out onto the city’s iconic beaches ringed by jagged mountains, with the buzz of vendors and foot-volley players and the sight of tiny bikinis will leave you breathless. Guests of the hotel may arrange for a private sunrise picnic at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue—before the usual hordes of sightseers arrive. Lushly forested mountains fringe the city while beaches trace the shoreline and a string of tiny islands lie scattered along the seafront. Visit the breathtaking Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and sunbathe with a drink in hand. Rio also hosts outstanding outdoor adventures: hiking through the Tijuca rainforest, cycling alongside the lake and beaches, sailing across Baía de Guanabara, and surfing, rock climbing and hang gliding amid one of the world’s most stunning urban landscapes.
Nicknamed “The Valley Isle,” due to the vast valley that lies between its two major volcanoes, Maui is known for its stunning natural beauty, as well as its high-end luxury resorts and popular tourist attractions – ranking the island in the world’s top vacation destinations. Honeymooners especially love it here, and whether they are soaking up the sun on the sparkling sands of Kaʻanapali Beach, touring a local coffee farm, strolling down the main street of historic Lahaina town, Maui ensures every couple a beautiful beginning to their wedded bliss.
Want some more exotic destinations? This is the thing for you: Endless beaches, timeless ruins, and welcoming people. Take a ride on an elephant, roam endless inexpensive shops, ride on fun trains, and try their famous tea and food. Sri Lanka has found its place firmly on the itineraries of travelers. The country is moving forward quickly as more and more people discover its myriad charms. Lying between the more trodden parts of India and Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka’s history, culture, and natural beauty are undeniably alluring. It’s the place you haven’t been to yet, that you should.
Kyoto served as Japan’s capital and the emperor’s residence from 8th to 19th century, and today is the country’s seventh largest city. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today, withstanding years of war and destruction. Visit Kyoto and learn about Japan’s history and culture, enjoy drinking their traditional tea, and tasting their exquisite cuisine, cycle through Arashiyama bamboo forest or drink convenience-store beer on the banks of the Kamo-gama. Either way, you will be amazed at how much you can see and learn in this beautiful city.
Depending on you and your spouse’s taste, choosing a right destination for the honeymoon can be a tough choice. We’ve gathered some traditional destinations for honeymooners all around the globe, as well some exotic and remote ones that we’re sure you’ll enjoy if you’re a little more adventurous.