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Last Updated on January 13, 2022

29 Honeymoon Destinations You Should Not Miss

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29 Honeymoon Destinations You Should Not Miss

Sure, the honeymoon is a period when your partner and you go away to spend some quality time with each other, but that doesn’t mean you can just go anywhere at random. There are so many honeymoon destinations you two can go to and cherish that love you have for each other, so you should definitely take some time to do the research and find the perfect place to start making your first memories as an official married couple. Whether you prefer to be in pure nature surrounded by high mountains or you’d rather visit something more laid back and traditional like exotic beaches, you should know that this globe of ours has a lot to offer.

1. Cuba

This island is among Caribbean’s very finest honeymoon destinations, and is an option you should definitely consider. Just imagine you two being lazy in the Sun the whole day, drinking notorious Cuban cocktails in one of their widely known jazz bars and getting to know their vibrant culture. How amazing would that be?

2. Bora Bora

If you’d like to experience the supreme romance, Bora Bora is the place to go. Considering the fact hotels and resorts are more than capable of providing you with conditions so romantic you’ll probably think you are the only two people left on Earth. Having a private dinner on the beach during a sunset isn’t like anywhere on the planet.

3. Venice

It’s not a coincidence that Casanova was from Italy – the whole country was practically made for young lovers. First of all, the coastal architecture will charm you with its narrow pathways and vividly colored details. If that doesn’t sweep you off your feet, Italian cuisine most certainly will – those people really know how to live.

4. Santorini

Another costal spot that will leave you breathless. Santorini in Greece is widely known for its appearance – being there feels like you’re somewhere between earth and sky, and that’s something you really don’t want to miss. It really is an amazing place for newlyweds.

5. Mallorca

There’s so much more to this island than meets the eye. Other than gorgeous beaches and beautiful architecture, Mallorca has an amazing history I’m sure you too will find fascinating. So going there would be like going on a romantic adventure, which is the perfect genre for every honeymoon.

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6. Rio de Janeiro

This amazing city is hectic, everything moves fast and life in general has a different pace. If you’re up for having every day be even crazier than the previous one during your whole honeymoon, Rio de Janeiro is the place for you. You two can spend your time horseback riding, visiting astonishing landmarks or snorkeling – practically whatever comes to your mind.

7. Hawaii

Not just Hawaii, but the entire archipelago is the romantic center of our planet. As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t just spend your honeymoon there, you should also get married there! Hawaiian wedding destinations attracted many celebrities, and you two can be one of those couples who had the perfect wedding.

8. Ibiza

If your partner and you have more of a modern view of love, you shouldn’t settle for conventional honeymoon destinations. Ibiza is all about the clubbing culture, and the hottest spot on the planet that gathers internationally known DJs. If you two get a bit tired from all the parties, the other part of the island is a quiet little paradise where the only music you can hear comes from the waves.

9. Dubai

This exciting city is definitely capable of expanding your horizons – there’s nothing like it on Earth. You’ll be able to see everything from monstrous buildings that scream luxury, to wide empty spaces covered in sand. This unusual combination attracts people all over the world, so you’ll be able to witness a true clash of the cultures.

10. Maldives

If you want to be surrounded by clear emerald water, have a private beach entry, and enjoy your glass of champagne surrounded by vast tropical space in undisturbed peace, you should pack your bags immediately and head out to Maldives.

11. Paris

Also known as the city of light and romance, Paris is a must-visit spot for all those who are in love. Whether you want to go sightseeing, visiting museums or enjoying a romantic dinner in a small restaurant while admiring the view on the Eiffel Tower, Paris is the city for you.

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12. Buenos Aires

Speaking of Paris – did you know that Buenos Aires is also called the Paris of South America? This shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially if we count in the fact that this is the city where tango was born. So, wild nightlife, massages for couples, or a dance lesson – it’s up to you!

13. Las Vegas

If you’ve eloped to get married, chances are that you’re already in Las Vegas. This flashy, luxurious, tacky city in Nevada is a bit more than just a gambling capital. Other than lights and casinos, you can catch many amazing shows, eat in the finest restaurants, and take a gondola ride or a boat trip along the Nile. Besides, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the occasional adrenaline rush when placing a bet.

14. Amsterdam

This wild city isn’t for every couple. Considering the fact that the Amsterdam keeps playing with legal boundaries, things might get out of control before you know it. However, if you’re not into psychoactive substances, you should rent a place just for the two of you  – it’s cheaper and you’ll have so much more privacy – and truly get to know the city by learning about its landmarks, history, or simply taking long romantic walks along the intriguing narrow streets.

15. Bali

This is a mysterious island of dragons and pirates, and it couldn’t be more inviting to all adventurers worldwide. There are all types of honeymoon destinations in Bali, but even huge hotels managed not to disturb its nature, which makes it a highly spiritual place that’s simply tailored for newlyweds.

16. Puerto Rico

Wouldn’t you like to start your morning with the finest cup of coffee in the whole world? Well, you can’t find a better place than Puerto Rico for this small ritual. Another Caribbean destination for newlyweds that will definitely astonish you with the quality of food, politeness of staff and – of course – carnivals, which you simply must participate in.

17. Aruba

Couples seem to be royalty here. Aruba is a welcoming island that gives a very special treatment to all couples, especially newlyweds. Just imagine – your partner and you sunbathing in a perfectly sandy beach, while everyone around you is practically throwing all kinds of perks, free drinks and complimentary commodities at you.

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18. Costa Rica

Another island of the Caribbean archipelago that’s practically a paradise for couples – but this one is for the daring. Costa Rica has a really rich landscape and ecotourism is quite popular here, so adventure will await you around every corner. Whatever you decide to do – bungee-jumping, zip-lining or mountain biking – I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun.

19. Barcelona

If you’d like to get to know how spirit of Southern Europe, you should know that Barcelona picked up only the best. Therefore, you two should hop on a scooter, and start visiting wonderful beaches. Besides, is there anything more romantic than driving into a sunset?

20. Qatar

Late mornings, having breakfast in bed, being lazy and enjoying the company of your loved one – that’s what Qatar is all about, well, Doha to be precise. Every detail will be arranged before you even get there, and everything you two will have to do is relax and unwind.

21. Tahiti

If you’d like to celebrate your love for each other in a bungalow, so that the first thing you see when you wake up is the horizon, don’t bother having second thoughts and go straight to Tahiti. You can either join groups doing entertaining activities or simply enjoy your private escape with no one to bother you.

22. London

If you’d like a cultural epiphany for two, London is your city. You can even go pretty cheap because there’s no entry fee to their museums! So, find a cozy little place, get settled and go to the British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum and Science Museum, and learn about the unique exponents and see the world’s finest exhibitions.

23. Agra

India is really something else – their architecture, lifestyle, religious system and food is unlike anywhere in the world. If you need a romantic getaway, visiting Agra will feel like you’re on a different planet. While you’re there, make sure you don’t miss Taj Mahal – it will leave you breathless.

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24. Tanzania

Beginning your married life with a hot air balloon ride isn’t a bad idea, is it? That would be just the start if you decide to visit Tanzania, because you can have a nice romantic dinner in the middle of wilderness afterwards, sunbathe on one of amazing Indian Ocean beaches or go off on a safari adventure.

25. Belize

If you’d like your happily ever after to have a fairy tale beginning, I believe you won’t be able to find a place that’s nowhere near to what Belize has to offer. You can choose whether your honeymoon will be interactive, e.g. if you want to spend time with other couples, or you’d prefer it to be intimate and isolated. The landscapes are simply dreamy.

26. Vienna

This city of classical music, fine art and cultural events could be the exact thing you’re looking for. The seductive architecture will take you back to the age of Baroque, Art Nouveau and the Gothic era, and you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a fairy tale.

27. Malta

After the wedding, most couples are in need of a pampering treatment. All that buildup stress needs to be gotten rid of, and Malta is the perfect place for it. Once you land there, you’ll get a feeling that the whole place is tailored for newlyweds – and that’s exactly what it is. Delicious treats, thoughtful amenities and relaxing massages… Just sit back and relax.

28. Istanbul

Being the link between Asia and Europe, Istanbul is rich in incredible historic sites that will leave you asking for more. Learning about their oriental tradition and enjoying their unusual foods will create a strong bond between you and your lover, that’s for sure. Also, they have a unique architectural style that will leave you breathless.

29. Iceland

If you’d like to enjoy your glass of champagne in a hot tub surrounded by untouched wilderness, you should definitely pick Iceland for your honeymoon destination. Waterfalls, volcanos and geysers are just some of the things you’ll be able to see on this adventure, so it’s not something you want to miss out on.

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One last piece of advice – try not to get to distracted with all those wonders around you, so that you can take a photo or two, which will help you cherish those wonderful yet-to-be memories. Each of these honeymoon spots is amazing in its own way, and it’s up to you to pick out the one which will be absolutely perfect for the two of you. Bon voyage!

Featured photo credit: Andreas Rønningen via unsplash.com

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Last Updated on January 13, 2022

10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

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10 Cheap And Amazing Honeymoon Ideas

A honeymoon is important.  The wedding is over.  The months, or even years, of stress and planning are finally over.  It’s time for the two of you to relax, settle in, and start enjoying your time together as you embark on your first journey as a family.

To make the most of this time for the least amount of money, it’s important to focus on what you want out of a honeymoon.  This isn’t your typical list of touristy honeymoon locations everyone goes to.  Rather, it’s a list of cheap honeymoon experiences a couple can enjoy together, regardless of where it’s at.

1. Camping

A week long camping trip is a fantastic way to see how you mesh together as a couple.  You’re put in a low impact “survival” situation where it’s just the 2 of you and nature.  You have a chance to see how your new spouse handles themselves when left with the basics of life.  There are amazing national parks all over the United States where you can camp for a week for $20-30, disconnect from technology, and enjoy some of the natural wonders our nation has to offer.

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2. Staycation

You don’t have to go anywhere for a honeymoon.  In fact, the tradition of taking a honeymoon vacation is a relatively new one.  Prior to the 19th century, a honeymoon involved staying home together for a month to get to know each other physically.  Think of how blissful it could be to take a full month off work, disconnect from the outside world, and focus entirely on projects together.  You may not be wowing your friends and family with pictures of some exotic location, but they’ll be envious of your escape from the rat race nonetheless.

3. Island Getaway

People tend to overspend on their honeymoon vacations to Hawaii, Tahiti, etc.  Going to these places doesn’t have to be expensive.  You don’t need to stay in a 5 star resort when you’re on a Best Western budget.  You’re there to be in the atmosphere of the island, not a hotel room. Book a cheap flight and sleep in a hotel alternative, on the beach or in your car.  It’s the view in paradise that really matters.

4. Fancy Resort

Book an expensive resort, spa, or retreat in the city you live in.  While this may seem counterintuitive as a cheap destination, when you consider your savings on airfare and other travel costs, you can afford to be treated like royalty within your own city limits.  If you book a honeymoon package, you’ll end up with a lot of free amenities and extra attention.  There’s no need to fly halfway across the world to live the good life.

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5. Road Trip

The journey is often more fulfilling than the actual destination.  If you fly out to some exotic locale, you’ll be stuck on a plane for 8-30 hours.  Rent a luxury car, pick a handful of places you each have always wanted to visit, and go on an adventure.  You can keep food costs down by packing your own snacks, but it’s always a good idea to sample the local delicacies wherever you go, even if it’s only a few states over.

6. Charter a Boat

If the ocean is your thing, a week-long cruise can cost you $1500-$3000 per person, depending on the destination.  You also have to factor in travel costs to and from the cruise, alcohol, souvenirs, and on-shore excursions.  You’ll also be surrounded by people.  For the same price (and often much cheaper), you can charter your own boat and enjoy the experience in private.

7. Las Vegas/Atlantic City

If gambling is your thing, these are the places to do it.  Which one you choose depends on your preference, budget, and proximity.  The way to make this vacation cheaper is to gamble smart.  Stay away from low odd tables (i.e craps, roulette) and read up on the MIT blackjack strategies to beat the house.  If you do it right, you can win enough for a free trip (and gain a valuable team skill in the process).

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8. Themed Retreats

There are weeklong retreats all over the world where you can fully immerse yourselves as a couple into a hobby you’re both passionate about.  Go on a yoga/meditation retreat, a ranch, a vineyard/farm, a backpacking adventure, treasure hunt, or whatever you’re into.

9. Working Honeymoon

Your honeymoon doesn’t have to be a vacation.  For a truly memorable experience, dedicate a week to a charity or volunteer organization.  You can drive out to a campground to help restore it in the offseason.  Maybe you’ve always wanted to volunteer to help out your local animal shelter, plant trees, help the homeless, etc.  Use the time to do something together as a couple that will fulfill you spiritually while contributing to the community.  Just because you’re on a honeymoon doesn’t mean you can’t be productive.

10. Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Every city, state, and country has festivals, fairs, and special events.  Find one you’re interested in.  If you time your wedding right, your honeymoon can be a trip to one of these festivals.  Burning Man, SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Renaissance Fair, regional harvest festivals, Mardi Gras, New Years Eve in Times Square, a movie premiere, or whatever you’re into.  If you plan your honeymoon at the right time in the right place, the possibilities are endless.

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Featured photo credit: Josue Michel via unsplash.com

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