The wedding is officially over and now it’s time to sit back and relax as husband and wife. The honeymoon is a big deal as it marks the beginning of your life together, so why not make it the most fun you have ever had? It’s time to relax and have fun while spending quality time with the one you love. Whether you are looking for sea, snow or tropics we have dug up a list of some favourite destinations that will make your honeymoon one to remember.
1. Kauai, Hawaii
What more could you want from a honeymoon other than towering waterfalls, rugged cliffs, and about 50 beaches? You can stay at some of the resorts and some of them even comp a waterside cabana for a day which is a steal of a deal. Take a boat tour to see the amazing cliffs or go on a beach ride on horseback.
2. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Prefer to spend this precious time with your honey making snow angels rather than slathering on sunscreen? Situated on the edge of the glacier-fed Lake Louise, the Fairmont Chateau offers an abundance of winter sports, creating a heavenly honeymoon haven for snow bunnies. The wide variety of winter activities includes downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowshoeing, ice skating and even dogsledding. Guests can get pampered in the hotel’s spa and then set off for a romantic sleigh ride into the wilderness. The idyllic lake setting makes the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise a popular honeymoon spot even in the warmer months, when guests can take advantage of the resort’s outdoor activities, which include horseback riding, white-water rafting and hiking.
What’s cool: Warm up with your sweetie by the fire after a romantic sleigh ride.
Even savvy world travelers can find fresh and enchanting destinations to celebrate a new life together – it just may require some more time onboard. One such spot is tucked away on the island of Bali in Indonesia. Amankila translates to “peaceful hill,” and this popular resort meets the expectations of its name. Overlooking the Lombok Strait in East Bali, the Amankila offers stunning views of the sea and a lovely 3-tiered pool. A day away from the resort promises an experience of rich culture steeped in religious tradition at one of the island’s 10,000 temples.
What’s cool: Book the deluxe pool suite with your own private pool.
4. The St. Regis Florence
If it’s romance you’re looking for, a trip to Florence, Italy, guarantees starry eyes, hearty meals, amazing art and much more. Like a room with a view? Housed in a former 18th-century palace overlooking the Arno River, the St. Regis Florence is oozing with Florentine culture. Rooms are still fit for royalty, decorated with frescoes and marble. The hotel is ideally situated near the picture-worthy Duomo cathedral, the splendid Uffizi Gallery and the shops at Ponte Vecchio. This need not be the only stop on a Mediterranean adventure, and many honeymooners may choose to travel on to other Italian hot spots, such as Rome, Venice and the Amalfi Coast.
What’s cool: The stained-glass ceiling in the hotel bar sets an Old World romantic mood.
This is a place that you can visit that has whale watching as an option for you. Along the Pacific coast you will find amazing beaches that will satisfy your need for fun in the sun. While you are there you can check out the Mayan ruins of Tulum or go to many of Cancun’s beachside bars and clubs.
So maybe you didn’t escape to Las Vegas to elope, but who says you can’t celebrate your nuptials in this hot destination? Vegas is an ideal place for newlyweds looking for an action-packed and exciting honeymoon that still allows for the option of being pampered, all for a reasonable price. The Bellagio Hotel offers fine accommodations and a fun nightlife, plus gourmet dining, stunning gardens, an elaborate pool complex, a first-class spa and even fine art on display. Las Vegas’ romantic side is undeniable, and the whirlwind of available activities is sure to provide an unforgettable vacation.
What’s cool: Stunning gardens make an ideal setting for a romantic stroll.
7. Camino Real Acapulco Diamante
Once the honeymoon destination for John and Jackie Kennedy, Acapulco is still a popular place for newlyweds celebrating their new life together. Temperatures hover in the 80s throughout the year, and the warm water is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. As if that’s not enough to tempt you, the prices in Acapulco are affordable and can allow for an unforgettable honeymoon even on a tight budget. The Camino Real offers well-designed rooms overlooking the private Pichilingue Beach, as well as fine dining and a variety of activities. The hotel’s convenient location allows guests to appreciate the clubs of Acapulco by night and the natural beauty of the beaches by day.
What’s cool: Two adults-only pools for a quiet escape.
8. Caneel Bay Resort
Located in the 5,000-acre Virgin Islands National Park, Caneel Bay Resort is surrounded by 7 beaches and offers a wide range of pampering and activities. A visit to Honeymoon Beach is a must for all lovebirds. Some rooms have ocean views and patios that open right onto the beach, while the resort’s most extravagant lodging option is a private cottage. Daytime entertainment includes relaxing on the beach, scuba diving, kayaking and taking yoga-for-2 classes. The food is top-notch, and the Beach Terrace offers the highly praised grand buffet on Monday nights.
What’s cool: Inquire about the complete wedding planning service and get married at the resort!
9. Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
Nestled on a powder-white beach and a crystal-blue lagoon, Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa invites newlyweds to revel in post-wedding privacy in bungalows perched above the water on high stilts. Take a romantic dip or snorkel anytime right from the swimming platform. And with full views of the lagoon, you can catch a surreal sunrise without leaving your room. Couples can relax and be pampered at the resort’s Hina Spa, which overlooks the lagoon with breathtaking panoramic views.
What’s cool: Watch tropical fish swim below you from the glass floor panels in the overwater bungalows.
10. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Say “aloha” to romance at this Four Seasons resort, where you can spend your days lounging by the adults-only Palm Grove Pool or exploring the natural King’s Pond pool before heading off to the luxurious spa for a relaxing couple’s massage. The Ultimate Honeymoon Package offers a rental car for your stay, a romantic private dinner on the beach (1 night only) and breakfast daily. Guests can indulge their senses during the day, unwind at sunset with a mai tai at the Beach Tree Bar, and then go to the second-floor Makai Terrace for an intimate, first-class dinner overlooking the ocean.
What’s cool: First-floor rooms have private outdoor showers.