You’ve waited so long for your big day and now its over. Don’t worry, you still have your honeymoon to look forward to! Whether your motto is “go big or go home” or you prefer something a little more understated, we’ve got a list of 6 great honeymoon destinations guaranteed to give your new life together a fabulous start.
Because who doesn’t want to stay in a hut on the water? There’s not much more relaxing than waking up to the turquoise sea, bright blue sky, and nothing to do but soak it all in. Destinations like The Four Seasons Bora Bora are a truly decadent way to unwind from the stresses of wedding planning and experience your first days as a married couple.
Paris isn’t known as the City of Love for nothing! Intimate restaurants, cozy cafes, beautiful promenades, and bottomless glasses of Champagne all lend to a romantic ambiance you won’t find anywhere else. For a truly unique experience, why not try renting an apartment through AirBnB Paris? You’ll get the chance to live like a local and really soak in all that the city has to offer.
It’s hard not to feel the love in San Francisco. Whether you’re riding one of the city’s fabled trolleys through the hilly streets, ambling through Fisherman’s Wharf, or sampling some of Ghiradelli’s finest chocolates, you’re not going to be short of things to do. Non-stop romance isn’t your thing? No worries, destinations like Alcatraz are decidedly un-sappy but still wholly entertaining. Don’t forget to swing by Golden Gate Park and be sure to pack a picnic.
Who says you need palm trees and umbrella drinks to have a fabulous honeymoon? Nobody who’s gone to Alaska, that’s for sure. One popular option is to take in the breathtaking wilderness via cruise ship which gives you the chance to cover a lot of ground and leave the planning to someone else. If you’d prefer to spend a little more time on dry land, consider making Anchorage your home base where you can stay in a bed and breakfast, enjoy local cuisine, and sightsee to both of your hearts’ content.
Don’t like hotels? B&Bs not your style? Grab your newly minted spouse and get yourselves to Green Mountain Yurt in the Alpujarras region of Granda in Southern Spain. Think of it as camping only way, way fancier. Amenities include a garden terrace, an outdoor kitchen, an eco bathroom, and plenty of wide open spaces perfect for contemplating life, love…whatever strikes your fancy. Perfect for those seeking a love-filled getaway that’s off the beaten path.
Your Own Backyard
Seriously. You don’t need to go very far to experience a romantic getaway. In fact, sometimes the closer to home you stay, the more fun you have. If you’re tired after your wedding and just want to take it easy, why not book a hotel in your hometown and pretend that you’re seeing everything for the first time? Try the restaurant you’ve always wanted to go to but couldn’t justify spending money on, buy yourselves treats with the money you’re saving on airfare, or just turn off your phones, log off your computers, and enjoy the first blissful days of being married. The most important part is that you’re together.
Who is Kate Walker? She’s a freelance writer, yoga addict, and citizen of the concrete jungle. When not on the mat, Kate can be found at the dog park or on the dock in Muskoka. She is also pretty fond of running, skiing, and Settlers of Catan.