Let’s be honest: as you’re planning your wedding, your honeymoon seems So. Far. Away. Sure, you want to make sure you go somewhere fabulous, but the details tend to get lost in the shuffle amid the guest list and seating arrangements, the menu and the signature drink ingredients. We’re here to tell you that your honeymoon is important, and deserves some love too. After the whirlwind wedding, your honeymoon is where you get to savor that “just us” feeling, and if you ask us, it’s worth every single bit of stress you may endure to get there.
Whether you fly halfway around the world or take refuge just around the corner, a honeymoon is a sweet, sweet vacation, unlike any you’ve ever taken or will ever take again. With the big, months-in-the-making wedding and reception behind you, on a honeymoon you’re free to simply enjoy each other’s company. Sleep in, lounge about, drink in each other without the everyday interruptions and demands that await you once you return home. And if you’re wondering how to choose a honeymoon location, our advice is simple: what’s the kind of place you’d like to be when you wake up with the day ahead of you and not a single “should” in sight?
Some honeymoon destinations are perennial favorites, and with very good reason. Hawaii is one of the few places on earth you can hike a volcano, sink your toes in a black-sand beach, and snorkel with sea turtles, all in one day. It’s truly paradise, offering a multitude of ways and places to frolic. In fact, if white sandy beaches and fruity cocktails sound like bliss to you, there are lots of coastal getaways that promise post-wedding bliss. Literally thousands of islands in the Caribbean beckon you to their shores, from Aruba to the Virgin Islands, Belize to Turks and Caicos. Swim with stingrays, hike a cloud forest, take a submarine tour or a midnight dive.
Are you looking for exotic places to explore together? Ancient ruins are yours in Mexico, Rome, Athens, Egypt, Machu Picchu, and Crete. For some a little closer to home, consider Arizona or Colorado. If adventure beckons you, toss tranquil excursions aside and go on safari in Africa or trek through Patagonia. Travel through Tibet or climb Mt. Fuji in Tokyo.
Of course we can’t forget the romance of Europe. Rent a car and drive your own amazing race through your favorite cities, or blaze a new trail and explore cities unknown to both of you. Audrey Hepburn once said that “Paris is always a good idea” (we’d have to agree), but hundreds of other European cities promise romance and revelry, as well. London, Capri, Amsterdam, you can even see a host of cities on a river cruise down the Rhine… there are just too may places to mention!
Don’t make your final honeymoon destination decision until you’ve considered the ultimate in luxury and romance—an overwater villa in a sandy paradise like Bora Bora or the Maldives. The South Pacific makes relaxation an art form. Hammocks sway gently over white sandy beaches, while inside your bungalow, the glass floor gives a glimpse into the underwater world of coral and colorful fish, stingrays and turtles.
Use whatever makes you relax as your guide to choosing your ideal honeymoon location. Then, when you think you can’t plan One. More. Thing for your wedding, remember… the best part is coming, and it’s called your honeymoon.
Ready to begin planning your dream honeymoon? Remember, Ever After’s Destination Experts can help you with all of your travel details, no matter where you choose to go! Contact us today at RomanceTravel@everafter.com or give us a call at 888.734.4787!