Choosing your honeymoon destination can (and should) be fun! Yes, there are a few factors to consider, but there are also endless locations to get everything you’ve dreamed of from a destination and more. Whether you and your love are ready to spend lazy days by the sea, hiking into the wild or maybe a touch of both… We’ve gathered the best tips for choosing your honeymoon destination!
1st: What’s your honeymoon style?
First thing’s first… You and your partner must evaluate what you’re looking for in a honeymoon destination! We recommend individually answering the following question:
On a scale of 1 to 10, what’s your honeymoon style?
(1 being “Lounge on the beach with a book and a cocktail”, 10 being “Dive with sharks then dry off and roll out on a 4-wheeler tour”)
Now that you’ve both answered for yourselves, compare your honeymoon styles to find a middle ground. Not to worry, if one of you is craving downtime while the other knows they’ll get restless after a few days under a striped umbrella, we’ve come up with great tips for honeymoon destinations to satisfy you both!
2nd: Destinations based on your combined style!
Looking to lounge?
Rest and relax in:
Lake Como, Italy
The slow living in Lake Como is perfect for a relaxing, low-key European honeymoon! Wake up to the curtains blowing in the window, with ethereal views of the stunning lake beyond. Consider chartering a boat for an afternoon of leisurely sightseeing. Don’t forget the snacks and prosecco, and to remind your guide to point out George’s villa!
It’s no secret that Santorini is a dream destination, but it has its reputation for a reason! If you’re looking for peace and quiet, stay in the romantic town of Imerovigli. Just a short walk north, this unassuming sister to Thera flies under the radar but is the best honeymoon spot on the Island. Enjoy picturesque views of the capital city and the Caldera while indulging in local wine and cuisine without the hustle and bustle.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
The Beach Boys knew what they were talking about when they tossed Montego, Jamaica into their oh-so-famous vacation-anthem, “Kokomo”. It is, in fact, where you go to get away from it all! Float down river on a private bamboo raft or delight in the chef’s fresh-caught special of the day with beachside dining.
Feeling motivated to move?
Adventure your days away in:
Inca Trail, Peru
Peru presents the adventure of a lifetime with world-famous hikes through history-soaked lands along the Inca Trail. Trek to Machu Picchu, entering the citadel through the famed Sun Gate for a glimpse into how the Incas once traveled the area. Marvel at archaeological sites along the way with options of city visits in Cusco and Lima to conclude your experience.
Ultimate adventures await you in Australia! In Queensland alone the experiences range greatly with no shortage of ways to indulge your inner thrill-seeker. Ready to see the sights from great heights? Snuggle up with your love in a helicopter flying over the Great Barrier Reef! Once you’ve gotten a taste of the beauty, you’ll likely want more… Opt for kayaking, snorkeling or even diving in the cerulean blue waters to get that up-close-and-personal rush!
Known as “The City of Love”, you might think Paris is just romantic strolls down cobblestone streets, but there’s so much more! This French city is perfect for the adventure loving pair. Grab a few bikes to cover the vast ground while sharing your love for history and culture around every corner. Don’t forget to stay up late and enjoy gourmet midnight snacks and a tourist-free Paris!
A little of both, you say?
Take your pick in:
This Hawaiian island known as the “Garden Isle” is perfect for a couple who wants equal relaxation and adventure! If you’re feeling chill, sip on Mai Tais at your resort’s lagoon style pool. Then, when you’re ready to shake it up, hike the Kalalau Trail! About four miles into the 11 mile hike, you’ll be able to visit Hanakapi’ai Falls. If that’s not enough trekking for you, you can keep on keeping on. Just a note: To go beyond the falls, you’ll need to plan ahead. Apply for a hiking permit early, these can sell out up to a year in advance!
Catalina Island, California
This sunny island has a little slice of it all! Romance and relaxation will surely be found in waking up to the sounds of the ocean, sunrise walks on the beach and rooftop views and vino. Adventure isn’t far away with rugged camping options in the interior of the island, jeep tours and plenty of watersport options! A popular Catalina Island activity is food and wine tours, so come hungry!
Paradise is for pampering and for play! Organic coconut oil massages on the beach sound like a dream, but are exactly what you can expect. Incorporating local Fijian techniques delivers a uniquely relaxing and luxurious spa experience. Known as the “The Soft Coral Capital of the World”, diving in Taveuni isn’t to be missed (after your massage, of course). Famous for its Great White Wall on the Rainbow Reef, you’re sure to to go home with tales of dazzling coral and beautiful creatures!
Do you have a clearer idea on what your honeymoon style is now? It’s key to know what you’re looking for out of any trip, and essential to communicate with your partner on what their vacation expectations are as well. We’d love to hear where your dream honeymoon destination is – Comment below and give us a little wanderlust!