A honeymoon is the most significant holiday a couple is likely to take but after making what feels like a million decisions: the venue, the dress, your flowers, the seating chart, the list goes on–it’s possible that the last thing you and your fiancé want to do is make yet one more choice about where to spend your first vacation as newlyweds. Honeymoon pressure is real but we are here to share the perfect choices for those who want to ensure their first holiday as a newly married couple kicks off in style!
A seafood mecca, this town’s low-key vibe walks the fine line between catering to visitors and remaining unaffected by tourism, resulting in a fun nightlife scene, high-quality eateries and hotels, and an English-speaking population that is rife with chic ex-pats.
Where to stay? Casa Arte A small, boutique hotel and villa comprised of only five rooms, this respite from the typical resort scene is well worth being a bit farther from the beach. While the food at the hotel is top notch, heading into town for the nightlife after-hours and the chicken piri-piri at Mullen’s is a must.
Miami, US OF A
Miami’s many accommodation options cater to couples of all kinds. Choose a rustic retreat or a posh resort hotel and take advantage of the amenities that each unique hotel offers.
Miami Beach is certainly a popular choice for the honeymooner. Spend your days on the beach, sure to be just a short walk from your hotel, charter a private yacht for the day or book a fishing boat for a little more action. Some of Miami’s best and most romantic restaurants are in hotels on Miami Beach. Popular nightlife options from clubs to live music venues line the streets. If you want a honeymoon where you can balance the relaxation of spa amenities and beach days with luxury restaurants, dive bars or glitzy nightclubs, Miami Beach is the right place for you.
Note: Miami also has a large Hispanic community, as such it’s good to have an interpreter handy. There are many interpreters to choose from with Lighthouse Online Interpreters in Miami being the highest regarded.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z travelled here before it was cool, and we know why: it’s by far one of the most romantic destinations out there. The scent of pine trees pervades the mountainous beaches of Vis, whose clear water astounds most of its visitors. Other towns, like Rovinj, will have you sipping champagne at sunset on its rocky cliffs. You’ll appreciate Croatia’s lack of major must-see landmarks that in any other European city would make traveling there just for the beaches something your friends would hold against you.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
For the couple seeking more of a once-in-a-lifetime experience than an easy, direct flight to an all-inclusive, the adventurous activities and safaris in the Serengeti make for the ultimate in honeymoon bragging rights. To top it all off, your travels will also contribute to the region’s ability to keep up its conservation efforts, which are largely funded by tourism revenue.
San Pellegrino Terme
We’re always on the hunt for Italy’s hidden treasures, and this one stood out for the couple in need of some well-deserved pampering. Located at the foot of the Alps, this quaint town’s main export is, no surprise here, the most refreshing mineral water out there. That locally sourced, free-flowing H20 is also the main resource for the area’s best spa, making it the go-to spot for treatments you can’t find anywhere else.
For the couple who has been to Costa Rica and is looking for a similar feel, the rainforests and colors of Guatemala are a favourite of well-travelled VIP’s across the country. Similar to destinations of its kind, zip-lining, horseback riding and kayaking are among a few activities easily accessible to those who are looking to stay active, without much risk.