The World Features Some Beautiful and Memorable Honeymoon Destinations
There are certain trips that may be forever remembered for many people- their first family vacation, a class trip, and spring break trips among them. But the real biggie- the single most significant and memorable trip a couple will ever take will be their honeymoon. The honeymoon trip is an expedition filled with relief (after months of planning and stress about the perfect wedding), joy, love, and hope. This honeymoon trip is "icing on the cake", the very first memory couples can now make as a new chapter opens up in their lives together. When planning a honeymoon, several variables should be taken into consideration before making a final determination as to where their honeymoon will be spent. A few include: planning together, fixing a budget. planning a perfect itinerary, following a set time frame. Of course, ultimately, the biggest decision to make, after other logistics are worked out, is where to ultimately go on this dream honeymoon.
1 - Hawaiian Seascapes honeymoon cruise
See the breathtaking Hawaiian Islands on this customizable 8-day voyage. Cruise between four islands- Hawaii, Maui, Moloka'i, and Lana'i. Get off the ship deck and explore by skiff, kayak, paddleboard, or snorkel at Lanai Island. While on Moloka'i, have a jam session with the locals while enjoying their local evening feast. Enjoy romantic time aboard the luxury expedition ship Safari Explorer, which features a sauna, fitness equipment, large hot tub, and yoga classes. Staterooms on this intimate vessel feature heated tile floors in the bathroom; flatscreen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; and Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattresses.
2 - Tahiti & the Society Islands
The South Pacific is extremely popular with honeymooners, and for great reason. This 8-day cruise is ideal for newlyweds who want to create lifetime memories with this Polynesian experience. On this cruise, you can explore Bora Bora by boat, aquabike excursion, or on a drive safari. Relax on Motu Mahama, your very own private islet. When visiting Moorea, be sure to take in the dolphin-watching expedition. Take in the sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences of Papeete, Tahiti's capital. The cruise ship Paul Gauguin, specifically designed to sail through these shallow waters, is the most luxurious ship to sail in Tahiti year-round.
3 - St. Lucia
Considered by many to be the top honeymoon destination in the world, the beauty of this trip includes luxurious and breathtaking mountain views amid sparkling Caribbean waters. For perhaps the ideal accommodations on an island packed with luxury resorts, check out Sandals Grande St. Lucian. This adult-only resort is situated on its very own peninsula, nestled between the awesome Atlantic Ocean on the east and the calm waters by Rodney Bay on the west side. There’s a protected one-mile beach for visitors to enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, and other water activities. The resort features deluxe over-the-water bungalows (with glass floors for terrific underwater viewing) with butler services. The Randoval suites here feature swim-up terraces and outdoor showers.
4 - Fiji
Gorgeous warm weather, luxurious spas, and spectacular resorts are the real lure for honeymooners to this quaint series of islands in and around Fiji. The Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a gorgeous multi-award-winning, adults-only wilderness island retreat. It is the only Fiji resort in a natural lagoon with over-bures, surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary. Room features here include a minibar; flatscreen TV; private beach; refrigerator; private balcony; air conditioning; and safe. Resort property features include a pool; spa; bar/lounge; beach; fitness center with gym/workout room; free High-Speed Internet (WiFi); canoeing; and airport transportation.
5 - Jamaica
Averaging 80 degrees year-round, this tropical paradise is a popular honeymoon destination any time of the year. Top destinations in Jamaica include Ocho Rios, Kingston, Negril, the South Coast, Montego Bay, and beyond. Popular times for a honeymoon are between January and April, with lighter crowds here as well as visiting outside the hurricane season being the main draws. One terrific resort to stay at here is Sandals South Coast. They feature overwater bungalows and an overwater bar situated on a gorgeous 2-mile white sandy beach within a 500-acre nature reserve. This resort features three distinctive European villages, three pools (including Jamaica's biggest). Dine at the new Sushi in the Sand restaurant here.