I DO! 6 Honeymoon destinations newlyweds WANT to travel to
Many brides to be will tell you that choosing their honeymoon destination is almost as difficult as the wedding venue! Whether it’s a far flung beach in a stunning, tropical location, a city that’s full of culture and bright lights or maybe something that’s a little more budget friendly.
If you’re struggling for inspiration then don’t worry. Check out these 6 top honeymoon destinations that newlyweds want to visit!
Seychelles is undoubtedly one of the ultimate honeymoon destinations. I promise there’s no bias because I live here! If you are dreaming of white sandy beaches, ultimate luxury, and relaxation, then look no further! Island hopping here is a must, as each island offers something unique!
If you’re looking for a little adventure during your stay, try Scuba Diving, or one of the many beautiful hikes across the islands.
Seychelles is also a must visit for honeymooning couples with an interest in environmentalism. There is a vast array endemic species to discover – many of which are endangered. Eight national parks, six of which are marine parks, mean that there are many unspoiled and protected areas to explore. There are also two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Vallee de Mai and Aldabra. Many hotels, and resorts have their own environmental programmes, and actively encourage their guests to get involved. The government is working hard on environmental issues too, plastic bags have been banned for more than a year, and plastic straws are also soon to be banned.
Everyone should see the beautiful and dramatic falls at least once in their lifetime. So, why not incorporate it into your honeymoon? The crashing, cascading and roaring water has attracted couples in love for centuries and it’s still ever popular.
There are plenty of places to stay around the area, each with an abundance of honeymoon and romance packages. Check out Marriott on the Falls for a little inspiration. While many people travel to distant lands with white sandy beaches, some prefer the magic of being close to nature whilst not leaving the city to far behind. Just don’t forget your rain coat!
If you picture spending your honeymoon in a bikini and little else, then perhaps this one isn’t for you. Alaska calls to couples of an adventurous spirit – for those who prefer their beaches icy cold and bracing! Take your own guide across a beautiful ice capped mountain and a glacier or two!
With its abundance of wildlife at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, including humpback whales, bald eagles, puffins and even bears, Alaska is the honeymoon that just keeps on giving. Just be sure to pack plenty of layers!
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
You might be thinking of Amsterdam’s famous coffee shop scene or of course it’s liberal Red Light District, but if you think that’s all Amsterdam has to offer then you’d be wrong. Steeped in history with beautiful architecture this blissful city will swallow up honeymooners with it’s rustic and laid back charm. Walk or cycle through the city’s historic streets, have a drink and a bite to eat at one of its many open air cafés and restaurants and enjoy 5* cuisine at the canal side. One thing is certain – you’ll be back!
If the idea of the romantic English countryside makes your heart flutter then a honeymoon to the Cotswolds is calling. This breathtakingly rural area filled with rolling hills, charming Medieval villages, gorgeously thatched cottage roofs, not forgetting meadows as golden as the local stonework that will simply take your breath away.
With hotels and charming Bed and Breakfasts housed in 18th Century buildings you can experience the very best of what the English countryside has to offer. From homemade jams, cheeses and preserves to idyllic country views and vistas that are straight out of Jane Austen novel.
Another destination for adventurers or those that want to see nature at it’s most beautiful. Endless opportunities for trekking and hiking, bathing in hot, steamy springs and lagoons and of course, the ultimate in romance – the Northern Lights.
I hope that this gives you some inspiration if you are planning your honeymoon! I’d love to know if there is anywhere you would add to this list?