Okay, so planning a honeymoon is hard. With so many places around the world (it’s not small, y’know) it can be hard to decide where you want to go, what you want to see and what you want to do on your honeymoon. Do you want excitement and fun? Do you want total relaxation? Do you want a mixture of both? And how the heck do you pay for it? One of the easiest ways to experience the most incredible honeymoon is to create your own honeymoon fund, and ask your wedding guests to put money towards your honeymoon of a lifetime! Now the next step is to decide where to go, so here are our top destinations:
Let’s be honest, after a long and stressful build up to your wedding day, you’ll probably just want to let your hair down and act like a big kid again for your honeymoon… because adulting can wait for two weeks! Florida offers everything you could possibly want from a honeymoon destination, and for those Disney fanatics among you (which is everyone, right?) it’s the perfect chance to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando – and why not put your Disney passes on your honeymoon gift list?
But if you’re not up for a roller coaster adventure, the Florida Keys is the perfect alternative. With over 1,000 islands across the Keys, the crystal clear water and waterfront resorts are the best place for a little R&R with your new husband or wife.
If you want something exotic and remote – the Maldives is the place to go. You’ve probably seen photos of the Maldives before and thought, ‘nah, that can’t be real.’ Luckily for you, it is. Split into numerous smaller islands; the Maldives is a relaxation haven. With lagoon villas in the middle of the see-through ocean, white sandy beaches and palm trees everywhere, you can be sipping on a piña colada and sunning yourself on the beach all day every day (you’re allowed, you’re on your honeymoon). If you do fancy a break, you can snorkel along the coral reefs, check out the awesome marine wildlife or even go for a bike ride.
Because we all know that when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! And where better to nurture your newlywed amore than in Venice? Venice has been a honeymoon favourite for centuries, and it’s not hard to see why.
The beautiful city is unlike any other in the world, with its extravagant waterways, colourful buildings, and nearby islands. Seal your marriage with a romantic Gondola ride through the Grand Canal, stroll hand in hand across the square of Piazza San Marco, take in the incredible views from the top of St. Mark’s Clocktower and (you’re bound to get hungry after that) finish the day off with a traditional Italian pizza and a huge dollop of gelato.
Santorini is often called the most beautiful islands in Greece – so why wouldn’t you want to celebrate your beautiful new life here? With its whitewashed buildings, startlingly blue roofs and incredible scenery, this little volcanic island is truly somewhere that needs to be seen to be believed.
If you’re the kind of couple that wants a peaceful and relaxing honeymoon, Santorini offers beach after beach with perfect views of the Aegean Sea, as well as the Instagram-worthy views up to the towns above. But if you’re looking for something more active, Santorini is full to the brim with architecture and history for you to peruse at your leisure.
Have you ever wanted to honeymoon on the Isle of the Gods? Bali is becoming an increasingly popular honeymoon destination for newlyweds who want to explore hidden temples, beautiful volcanic mountain ranges, secluded beaches, colorful coral reefs and incredible rainforest. You can’t really get much more diverse than that! Bali is the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation – which is great if you can’t decide which one of the two you want.
Take an early morning trip to a monastery on the mountaintop, trek back through the jungle, and take a break on a breathtaking beach.