A honeymoon is that strange time when couples get to know more about each other in a totally new light. If they have not lived together previously, they will learn about each other’s habits, quirks and morning personalities. Plus, the new marriage opens up a new sense of security and camaraderie that will certainly create a fabulous emotional shift between the two. The purpose of taking a honeymoon has traditionally been to give couples a chance to be away from their usual daily responsibilities and to invest in their relationship without anyone or anything to bother them.
The right honeymoon location can do much to predict a fabulous or a disappointing entry into married life. A stay in a cheap resort with nothing to do and no exciting foods can make the entire honeymoon a terrible experience. On the other hand, a well-planned honeymoon to a location that has proven itself over decades or even centuries can create a relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for revealing chats, local cuisine, exploration and a growth in friendship. Often the further you get away from home, the more you are able to put your daily life behind you. Check out these six long-distance honeymoon destinations that will not only look fabulous in your scrapbook but also will be a delightful cap to your wedding festivities.
Bora Bora is perhaps the epitome of an exotic ocean vacation. Formed from an old volcano, this island offers beautiful over-water bungalows that provide extreme privacy and plenty of relaxation. Those looking to save a bit of money can choose from one of several luxury resorts. While you are there, be sure to sign up for snorkeling, and head to Vaitape, a cute little town with local cuisine and culture.
If you do not have enough money for Bora Bora, a Tahiti Vacation may be better for you. Located in French Polynesia, you will get to taste delicious French cuisine while relaxing on the beach. Over-water bungalows are popular here as are resorts located in leafy jungles. Swimming and snorkeling are popular on Papenoo Beach while beautiful gardens thrive on Moorea.
Tuscany may not be the first destination that pops into your mind as you plan your honeymoon. However, it is definitely worth considering. Warm sunlight, gorgeous olive groves and orchards and, of course, the local cooking will draw all of your senses in as you stay in a premier hotel. Located in northwest Italy, Tuscany is far enough away from the hustle of the bigger cities for you to enjoy a leisurely glass of wine.
Known for being the city of romance, Paris is an easy choice for a honeymoon. Plus, it is easy to make it here on nearly any budget. Once you pay for your flights, you have an array of hotels to choose from, including budget inns and five-star options, such as the Ritz. If you do have extra money saved, be sure you spend it on some of the excellent cuisine that you can get at the city’s numerous five-star restaurants. While the Eiffel Tower is a must-see, do not forget to check out the older architecture around the city, such as Notre Dame.
Cape Town, South Africa, may not be a typical honeymoon choice, but it might be the perfect one if the two of you love adventure, busy cities and local culture. Cape Town offers beaches along its southern perimeters as well as African safaris complete with all of the wild animals that you could imagine beyond its northern reaches. Moreover, wine country is surprisingly close. Be sure to check out the Cape of Good Hope while there.
No matter what your personal tastes are as a couple, these six destinations will have you covered. From a hotel room located directly over the shallow ocean floor to a trip to a bustling city close enough for a safari, these six picks will give you excitement, romance, adventure and an exotic feel. Choosing a super special location will set this trip apart from any future trips you take, making it a one-of-a-kind remembrance for you and your soon-to-be spouse.