The Best Destinations for the Perfect Honeymoon

One of the best parts after the big wedding day is the awesome honeymoon that comes afterwards.

Destinations photo Newlywed couples are constantly on the lookout for honeymoon packages that cater specifically to their needs, a fact that many resorts and cruise lines have come to realize. Some of the very first experiences newlyweds should share include a place to relax and rejuvenate, and somewhere to create lifetime memories. Honeymooners can choose from myriad destination possibilities where they can enjoy those first days or weeks together.

Will you marry me?
After your true love asked for your hand in marriage, you most likely began to plan for the perfect honeymoon.

From the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, honeymooners in the US have so many destinations to pick from whatever their pursuits – whether it’s mountain climbing, skiing, kayaking, or visiting iconic cities.

Los Angeles and San Francisco, California
Los Angeles’ Hollywood sign and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are just a couple of California’s most renowned symbols.
The Big Apple

The experienced hoteliers in New York City know just what honeymooners and other romantics need to make their stay memorable. So, ( get out of the bedroom and absorb the sites and sounds the Big Apple has to offer.

Hawaii
The beautiful beaches, incredible natural wonders, innovative cuisine and perfect weather make Hawaii one of the greatest places in the world to have an unforgettable honeymoon.

Las Vegas
And don’t dismiss Las Vegas. The city offers 24-hour excitement and late-night action for newlyweds who prefer more fun than a good tan. If you and your new spouse are into culture, quality food and striking shores, Europe is a great honeymoon destination.

Paris
Paris, the City of Love, makes for the ideal spot to honeymoon:; a place where lovers can people-watch by day and delight in a intimate walk under the sparkling lights of the Eiffel Tower at night.

Italia!

Not far away, Italy is a enchanting country replete with fabulous food, great fashion, works of art beyond compare and so much more. Escape to Tuscany for its idyllic panoramas, a taste of the region's well-know Chianti wine, its delightful little towns as well as its cities steeped in art and history. 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.

Spain

The choice of places to visit in Spain run the gamut from the historic, the natural wonder, to the sunny coasts and party islands. The intricate architectural style and folklore infusing Seville make this Spanish city an ideal place for couples to discover together. During the daytime you can both stroll through its luxurious palaces and parks.

And after a leisurely afternoon siesta, you can turn up the heat with late-night dancing.

Greece
And last but certainly not least, Greece offers blue waters with recognizable whitewashed backdrops. The cuisine, seafood in particular, is extra-fresh—and very good with a dose of ouzo.

Great honeymoon memories can be made in the South Pacific. Journey to the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tahiti, both recognized as some of the world’s best honeymoon locations. Newlyweds will come upon miles and miles of calm, immaculate beaches in addition to impressive accommodations only found on these two islands. And who wouldn’t want to see tropical fish swimming under the coffee table at one of the many hotels boasting over-water suites.

Or discover the Dark Continent: Africa.
The least exciting thing you’ll do on an African honeymoon is to read a book in front of a hippo-filled river because the rest of the time you’ll be on a thrilling game drive, a walking safari, a fishing expedition or a canoe trip. Toast to married life before a camp fire as you look up to view the star-studded sky and enjoy the sounds of the African bush, with an occasional roar here and there.

Frequently dubbed the “Real Africa”, Zambia is the destination to experience raw wilderness without the hubbub of large crowds of people. Honeymooners who appreciate adventure and have a real love of nature have made it a popular destination to visit. In this part of Africa, you will come across some of the most remote areas full of wildlife, but you will also enjoy a place of beautiful and majestic sunsets along with a quiet you never knew existed. A world in one honeymoon, South Africa comes with one of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town, an abundance of Big 5 game reserves, picturesque wine routes, unspoiled, sun-drenched beaches and exceptional mountain ranges.The “Rainbow Nation” is also home to a great wide range of varied cultures replete with their own history and traditions. The graphic The island of Mauritius, located about 1,200 miles off the southeastern coast of Africa, is deemed to be one of the world’s greatest honeymoon destinations. This temperate island on the Indian Ocean is covered with palm-fringed beaches making it the ideal destination to honeymoon.

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

Ten Off-the-Beaten Treks for Your Bucket List

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to leave all your headaches behind and journey to where no one knows you? Remove yourself from the daily grind and get close to the outdoors on some of the world’s most hidden trails. Travel Africa’s third tallest mountain to the Australian deserts, and even the world’s most southerly trek in Patagonia, each location is incredible.

Even though these trails are not easy to get to, don’t let that limit you, there is a trek out there for all.

Gokyo Lakes & Renjo La in Nepal

Total Duration: Approximately 17 days - 13 days trekking

Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging (6)
Best for travelers who want to try a trek different to Everest Base Camp

Ideal time to go: February to mid-May & end of September to December
Would you like to experience a much quieter trail in the Everest area?

This trail goes through Sherpa villages to the stunning turquoise Gokya Lakes and runs through the Renjo La (5400m) on a rarely ventured trail. The route to the Everest region is deemed to be one the grandest walking trails and gives one a view of the Himalaya’s 8000-meter crests.

On the way to Gokyo Ri, you get the greatest site of Everest and the encompassing mountains, most notably Cho Oyu in Tibet.

Larapinta Trail End to End in Australia
Duration is about 14 days

Grading: Moderate to challenging (6)

Ideal for the wilderness lovers and seasoned walkers who desire a challenge
Mid-April to August is the ideal time to go
Considered to be a top hiking trail in Australia, walking the length of the Larapinta goes through the West Mac Donnell range in Central Australia and is over 223 kilometers.

Trek through this arid region on remote ridges and canyons; discover the stars in the Outback; climb Mount Sonder, one of the Northern Territory’s highest peaks, and enjoy a beautiful sunrise.

Dientes Circuit on Navarino Island, Chile
Duration: Approx. 6 days - 4 days of trekking
Grading: Challenging (7)

Ideal for the experienced trekker who wants to get off the beaten track in Patagonia

December to March is the best time to go
Walk the world's most southerly trek to Dientes de Navarino Massif where you will get the sensation that you have come to the far reaches of the globe.

You generally do not observe many other hikers on this this 42-kilometer tour at this far end of South America.

This trek has been reported as one of Patagonia’s best treks and one of the most cut off places left on the planet.

K2 Base camp, Concordia & Gondogora La in Pakistan
Duration is about 24 days - 16 days actual trekking

Grading is entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)
Ideal for those who are looking to get into mountaineering, or who are looking for a challenging trek
Best time to go is from June to August

Deemed to be some of the very best picturesque hiking trails, it goes from the renowned Baltoro Glacier, to the “Throne Room of the Mountain Gods” and to the bottom of the world's second biggest peak.

Pakistan’s renowned walk has inspired the likes of trekkers and mountaineers for many years, with a 360-degree view of 7,000 meter and 8,000-meter crests, including the remarkable K2.

The Southern Alps, New Zealand
Duration: About 6 days
Grading is Moderate (5)

Best for: Those looking to head for heights
Ideal time to go is November to April
Destinations graphic Considered one of the top hiking (or 'tramping', to locals) locations on Earth, New Zealand’s Southern Alps is a perfect combination of snowcapped peaks, turquoise lakes and golden hills. Trekking in the out of the way alpine tarns with open vistas from above, this trek has even been used as a precursor for a trek in the Himalayas.

Mountains of the Moon in Uganda
Duration: About 13 days (10 days trekking)
Grading: Entry level mountaineering/ exploratory trekking (8)
Ideal for those who have checked off Mt. Kilimanjaro from their to-do list and are looking for their next challenging summit

When to go: December to February or June to September
Barely visited and quite remote, the Rwenzori Mountains (or Mountains of the Moon) are Africa’s hidden gem. For those who like a challenge, the climb to Margherita Peak (5,109m), Africa’s third highest mountain, is the way to go.

West Coast Trail in Canada
Duration is approx. 8 days (7-day full-pack trek)
Grading: Moderate to Challenging (6)
Ideal for those active walkers who love coastal walks and want to combine it with an breathtaking forest trek and wildlife spotting

Ideal time to go: August
Travel the Strait of Georgia by ferry , head to the northerly trailhead of Vancouver Island to begin your travels, with the likelihood of seeing Orca whales, sea lions, eagles, and bears near the shoreline. This is thought of one of the world’s top 10 treks, and if organized well, you will be able to take shoreline strolls on the shelf.
Snowman Trek in Bhutan

Duration: Approximately 27 days (23 days trekking)
Grading: Exploratory trekking (8)

Best for anyone desiring a very challenging trek that goes way off the beaten track
Best time to go: September to November
Explore the ultimate traverse of Bhutan and journey via 11 high passes 4,500 meters through the isolated region of Lunana. This once-in-a-lifetime venture reaches the stunning Paro Valley where you will see a district with small Buddhist monasteries and isolated villages that are concealed away most of the year.

Pamir Fann Mountains in Tajikstan
Duration: Approximately 14 days (5 days trekking)

Grading: Moderate (5)
Best for those wanting to take their bush walking adventures a new level while incorporating historical and architectural sightseeing

When to go: From June to September
Famous for its scenic mountain backdrops and its gorgeous alpine lakes, this passage in the untainted region of Pamir goes into deep valleys with vibrantly pure lakes and flowering hillsides. You might even get a chance to observe the summer camps of the Tijiki shepherds.
Mongolia: Tavan Bogd

Duration: Approximately 11 days (4 days trekking)

Grading: Moderate (5)

Best for anyone looking to explore untracked wilderness and authentic nomadic culture
Ideal time to go: June to August

This most separated area in Mongolia is filled with beautiful natural scenery, plentiful wildlife and a captivating historical past. You will also meet local herders, bactrian camels, Kazakh eagle hunters and throat-singing Tuvan people, and learn about the native peoples.

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