What Makes a Perfect Honeymoon?

Let's face it: One of the best parts about organizing a wedding is that you get to take an awesome holiday after your "I do’s." One thing cruise lines and resorts have come to understand is that more and more newly married couples want exclusive honeymoon packages designed just for them.

Your first experience as a married couple should be a time to relax and revitalize as well as create wonderful moments together. Honeymooners can choose from myriad destination possibilities where they can enjoy those first days or weeks hand-in-hand. So, Prince Charming has swept you off your feet and you're planning your story-book wedding followed, of course, by the honeymoon of your desires. romance-4052807__340.jpg You’ve been swept away by your sweetheart and now you want to design the ultimate honeymoon.

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the US is a country full of places that offer something for everyone including mountain climbers, skiiers, kayakers, to curious sightseers. California has some of the most well known sites in the world, from the incredible Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, to the enormous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. Discernable and experienced New York City hoteliers have a keen eye for what newlyweds and other romantics want from their stay in one of the world’s quintessential cities.

The Big Apple’s recognized sites, museums, and night scene make it worth getting out of bed. Hawaii’s striking beaches and hidden coves; premier hotels; fresh, creative cuisine; water sports galore; extraordinary natural beauty; and perfect weather make it one of the world’s top-notch honeymoon destinations. Beach lovers, Disney fans, and incurable romantics will find Florida to be full of of other surprises to keep them busy.

Las Vegas is a place that leaves an endurable impression. Its bright lights and 24-hour excitement make it the ideal destination for newlyweds who prefer late-night action over lounging on a beach. For newlyweds who appreciate a serving of culture, fine dining and relaxing beaches, Europe is chock-full of choices.

If you and your spouse are into culture, good food and beautiful beaches, Europe is a great honeymoon destination. The cozy bistros and renowned Eiffel Tower in Paris, often called the City of Love, make this city a marvelous spot for lovers to experience what romance is all about.

Travel over to Italy and enjoy its many wonders, from its historical marvels, delightful food, and well-known fashion, to name just a few.

Make a stop-over in idyllic Tuscany, a place where you can relax with a glass of Chianti, visit delightful small towns, not to forget some of the area's famed culture-rich cities. In Venice you’ll see and hear the crooning of the gondolieri who glide along the canals of the City of Water and you’ll marvel at the creativity of the masks worn during Carnival time.

Vienna is well known for its art and music which makes it an ideal destination for newlyweds wanting to expand their cultural horizons. Moving on, Salzburg's rich, chocolate “Sachertorte”, beautiful architecture and tranquil settings make this "Sound of Music" destination one of Austria's most enchanting stops. Combined with intricate architecture and Spanish folklore, Seville is an bewitching city ideal for honeymooners to uncover. During the daytime you can both stroll through its magnificent palaces and parks.

Don't forget to restore your strength with a reviving siesta before going out on the town for some late-night dancing. The azure waters and iconic whitewashed backgrounds of Greece make for excellent photos to show back home. Greek ouzo is the right accompaniment to a delightful meal of extra fresh seafood and other delicacies.

The South Pacific offers amazing honeymoons.

Fiji and Tahiti are two of the South Pacific's best honeymoon destinations.

Whichever place you pick, you will come upon miles and miles of peaceful, pristine beaches where honeymooners can enjoy some seriously amazing digs. Many properties boast over-water suites, so you may even see some tropical fish swim below glass panels under the coffee table.

selfie-958255__340.jpg Honeymooners can gaze upon New Zealand’s awesome mountain ranges, peaceful shores, sparkling lakes and expansive vineyards on one single visit to this compact country. Or if a more exciting honeymoon is what you’re looking for, there are stand-alone “bush lodges" outfiited with luxurious bedding, separate living spaces and private decks where you can relax after a day of adventuring. A honeymoon in Central America is perfect for nature-loving newlyweds.

Chic, eco-luxe accommodations are surrounded by verdant jungles to trek through and beach-side retreats to meditate. Breathe in the fresh air of Costa Rica while swaying on a comfortable hammock and watching monkeys happily roughhousing right in front of your eyes.

Experience the honeymoon you’ve always dreamed of along the fabulous beaches and crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean. Some of Mexico’s most well-known archaeological findings include the Mayan ruins in Tulum and the astonishing city of Chichen Itza, chosen one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Honeymooners searching for a blend of beauty, beaches, and unique culture all in one place will find that Southeast Asia and Indonesia check off all the boxes. Expect to find over-water bungalows perched above crystal-clear waters, cozy daybeds to cuddle, along with private decks, the perfect place to spring into the warm ocean.

Rooms often include traditional woods and thatched roofs as well as chic furnishings and modern-day conveniences. Honeymooning in Africa can give you adventure beyond compare.

There are so many ways to fill your days on a honeymoon in Africa from thrilling game drives, walking safaris, fishing expeditions, and canoe trips to just relaxing with a good read in front of a hippo-filled river.

Accompanied by the sounds of the African bush, and the periodic roar of a lion, drink to the start of married life by the light of a camp fire and the twinkling of the stars. Frequently dubbed the “Real Africa”, Zambia is the destination to experience raw wilderness without the hubbub of large crowds of people.

It is a destination popular with honeymooners with a sense of adventure and a a love of nature.

It is a country full of some of the most out of the way and unspoiled wildlife in Africa, but also an area with incredible sunsets where you can delight in true peace and quiet. For honeymooners wishing to have a wide variety of experiences in one spot, South Africa is a great destination with its Big 5 game reserves, scenic wine routes, pristine beaches and breathtaking mountain ranges. The numerous different cultures which together make up this country have made it known as the “Rainbow Nation”.

Mauritius, an especially popular destination among newlyweds, is an island which lies about 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. Its year-long warm temperatures and fabulous shores dotted with palm trees make this Indian Ocean island a perfect sanctuary for the newly wedded.

If you and your spouse are searching for a spot that offers the right combination of activity with the time needed to relax, all in a luxurious setting with a high level of personalized attention, then Mauritius is where you want to be.

Or indulge yourself in the extravagant city Dubai or bask in the sunshine in the Seychelles.

Bask in your own private villa on the small island of Seychelles before traveling on to the Sumptuousness of a Dubai hotel.

The Seychelles is a exotic island haven in the Indian Ocean complete with exclusive resorts as well as private islands. Once you’ve finished tanning on one of Seychelles incredible beaches or exploring its terrain, go on a kayaking or snorkeling expedition, or revitalize your body and mind with a spa treatment. abendstimmung-3769880__340.jpg In addition to the countless activities on offer, you shouldn't forget to treat yourselves to delicious local fare.

The fusion of Indian, European and Creole influences makes the gourmet cuisine on Seychelles a true pleasure. Dubai is nothing if not extravagant and ambitious in contrast to the serene and relaxing nature of Seychelles. The combination of western and eastern influences has made it the oasis it is today. The number of things to do in Dubai is quite long from shopping at the Dubai Mall or riding the elevator to the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa or even skiing down the interior slopes of Ski Dubai.

Dubai is the perfect spot for honeymooning couples to experience adventure, magical Arabian culture and absolute extravagance. Despite its modern image, it is still a spot with deeply rooted customs, so keep your kissing to non-public settings.

Exclusive Places for You and Your Special Someone

It’s up to you what kind of romantic getaway is best for you, whether it’s at some luxurious resort or a more relaxed place where you can share quiet, romantic moments. Even a pricey gift can be one-upped by an intimate, romantic holiday with the special person in your life. Vacation resorts around the world now cater expressly to the wants of couples who wish to shake things up a bit. The rose petals strewn on the bed may not be for you, but no one can turn down champagne, mouth-watering chocolates, and the scent of fresh flowers in their room.

The wide array of romantic getaways offered these days means you get to select the destination best suited to what you are looking for. Your notion of the perfect romantic vacation may include white-sand beaches, refreshing tropical drinks served under the shade of a parasol, or the view of a resplendent sunset. Some couples may enjoy long strolls along the River Seine in Paris or a trip to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance.

For an idyllic, hassle-free jaunt, here are some of the top romantic destinations for couples seeking to spend quality time with the person they most love.

One of Eastern Caribbean’s unknown treasures remains the small island of St. Lucia. St. Lucia is a place which offers world class amenities and nonstop sunshine, ideal for couples looking to relax and enjoy the occasional adventure. For those that hope to combine excursions with romance, look no further than Kauai, Hawaii.

For those seeking a place overflowing with beautiful vistas, uncorrupted beaches and stunning landscapes need look no further than the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands.

Couples on a romantic trip will be amazed at the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” with its breathtaking canyon and awesome waterfalls. Zambia, Southern Africa: Though this beautiful East African country may not be your first thought as a place to take a romantic vacation, it has all the makings of a great destinations for couples to enjoy. Fiji in the South Pacific is yet another extra-romantic travel destination for couples looking for a fun destination where everything goes.

There are numbers of exclusive holiday resorts and spas on this Melanesian island country which is made up of more than 330 islands. Fiji has become a desirable couple’s vacation spot due to its year-round warm weather conditions and romantic setting. There are few bucket lists that don’t include a life altering trek through Patagonia, a sparsely populated region shared by Chile and Argentina.

It’s a romantic trip to what is effectively the end of the earth and a place which has long captivated travelers drawn with to the magic of its spell-binding terrains. Patagonia is a one-of- kind wonderland brimming with age-old forests, spectacular glaciers, jaw-dropping fjords, and magnificent snowcapped mountains.

A Different Kind of Romantic Getaway

Taking a holiday to renew your vows is an amazing way to re-energize any relationship. It does not matter if you are celebrating five years together in Amsterdam or 25 in Cabo, going away on an anniversary holiday delivers all kinds of romance. And then you have those lovebirds who are virtually at the forty-year mark?

Whereas a honeymoon is designed for relaxation after the intense months of preparing, an anniversary trip may require more strategic planning. It is important to consider a location and itinerary that is appropriate for your marital landmark. For instance, a 45-year anniversary may call for a peaceful time in Santa Barbara wine country, whilst a 5-year anniversary might require a ski trip to Colorado or a safari in Botswana. Luckily, the work has been done already.

Holidays like these will enable you to discover a new part of the world, as well as a new part of your connection. Principality of Monaco The celebrated Casino de Monte-Carlo gives partners the occasion to get all gussied up, and gents must don jackets after eight pm. Monaco Ville, better known as Le Rocher, has preserved its original old town, complete with tiny, windy medieval lanes.

Holland, Netherlands Visiting Holland’s tulip display is a intimate way to spend your anniversary. What you don’t want to miss however are the seventeenth century canals in Amsterdam, which haven’t changed since the time of Rembrandt.

Beaver Creek, Colorado

sky-3189347__340.jpg A couple can reserve a private room in the lavish Trappers Cabin, which normally holds ten, and renew their vows at Beaver Creek Mountain, only 12 miles from Vail, Colorado. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

If whale watching is your thing, then go to Cabo to witness traveling humpbacks along the Baja Peninsula from the months of December to April. Republic of Botswana The Khwai Private Reserve in Botswana offers access to the famous Okavango Delta, situated along the Khwai River on the easterly border of the Moremi Game Reserve.

Algarrobo, Chile

Does chilling out by the second largest saltwater pools all day appeal to you? Then journey to Chile and stay at the San Alfonso del Mar.

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