Congratulations you are tying the knot! Often the most rewarding part of the wedding planning process is the honeymoon. It is a chance for newlyweds to escape the crazy, stress-inducing wedding planning process and celebrate their love privately.
A honeymoon should be a different kind of vacation. It is the ultimate trip, a time to celebrate the next chapter of your lives together, and go on a vacation that you will never forget. Every couple is different, some newlyweds might be looking to sit on a white sandy beach, while others are looking for a European adventure, so we are here to help you plan the perfect honeymoon! We’ve put together three different types of destination honeymoons for three types of couples: adventurous, relaxed, and touristy.
For the relaxed and laid-back couple:
Hawaii: It’s the classic American honeymoon choice! It’s an unbelievable destination for beach bums and nature lovers alike. Although their beaches are some of the best in the world, there is so much more to do. Visit the Hawaiian National Parks, go horseback riding, or take a waterfall tour. And the best part is there is no bad time to visit Hawaii with mild temperatures year round.
Caribbean: An exotic and peaceful getaway, this destination is perfect for newlyweds who are looking for a couple weeks of relaxation and leisure. When you are not lounging on the beach with a margarita in your hand, you can explore the local towns and experience other cultures. If you are feeling more adventurous, the Caribbean is a great spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. Whatever you choose to do while you are there, you are sure to leave relaxed with a sun-kissed tan.
For the adventure/thrill-seeking couple:
Canada: Escape the city and head to Banff National Park in Calgary, Canada for a relaxing, yet outdoorsy honeymoon. The breathtaking hikes and stunning scenery of Lake Louise and the Canadian Rockies are unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. There are also opportunities to tour one-thousand-year old glaciers!
Iceland: For the very adventurous couple, look no further than Iceland. Explore the city of Reykjavik, hike up the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall, or visit the Blue Lagoon for a truly out-of-this-world experience. There are never enough options for an Icelandic honeymoon full of adventure.
For the touristy couple:
Paris: Ah the city of love; Paris is filled with magic and romance, so there really is no better place to celebrate your love than in this starry-eyed city . Enjoy a croissant at a little cafe, stroll through the Palais-Royal Gardens, picnic by the Eiffel Tour or take a boat tour of the city. Paris is full of beautiful things to see, delicious food to try and amazing wine to drink, so whatever you choose to do while you are here, you are sure to enjoy!
Italy: When is an Italian vacation ever a bad idea? It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve visited the majestic boot- you probably need to go back again! If you are looking for breathtaking coastal landscapes, historical cities, delicious food and a healthy dose of the Dolce Vita, then Southern Italy is the ultimate honeymoon destination for you. Also, be sure to check out Capri and the Amalfi Coast, specifically Positano and Sorrento. If you are looking for something off the beaten path check out Ischia, The Aeolian Islands, Puglia or Taormina, Sicily.
No matter what you choose, your honeymoon will be one of the best times in your life, so enjoy it!
Is your dream destination not on this list? Share your perfect honeymoon spot in the comments below!