As special as getting married is to many people, the real fun begins on the honeymoon. In addition to the post-wedding vacation being a time when you and your loved one finally get some alone time as Mr and Mrs, it’s a much-needed respite from the months of hectic wedding planning.
The two of you are probably mentally exhausted from all the wedding planning stress like sending out invitations, setting up appointments, and all thinking about all the intricate details. Sure, some things were made easier, like choosing the perfect wedding dress or the best silicone wedding rings for travel, but not everything was this quite so convenient. Maybe the only thing that helped you to not fall apart was going on your honeymoon for which you’ve been saving for a long time.
To help you choose a perfect destination for relaxation and fun, we’ve compiled a handful of possible vacation spots to help you recover.
1. Bora Bora
When it comes to honeymoon vacation trips, you’d be hard-pressed to top Bora Bora as a destination. In the lovely, lagoon-dominated Vaitape, you can go snorkeling in crystal blue water, and spend the days sunbathing on the whitest sands with beige islets in the distance.
This island could be easily be described as the center of the romantic universe, with an abundance of luxury resorts and spas. If you’re feeling adventurous, you’re just an hour flight away from the island of Tahiti or Moorea.
2. Ocean City, Maryland
If you haven’t got your passports on time, or are more of a homebody, then Ocean City, Maryland is the perfect honeymoon vacation destination. This resort town is well-known for its spectacular boardwalk dotted with eclectic restaurants, shops, opportunities to kayak and, of course, endless stretches of beach.
It’s also widely-acclaimed for the hotels that cater to the legions of seasonal visitors, such as the Princess Royale on the oceanfront. The proximity to the Atlantic doesn’t stop these high type of high-quality homes-away-from-homes from having indoor saunas, hot tubs and heated swimming pools on the premises. Ocean City is truly a dream getaway for your post-wedding catharsis.
3. Venice, Italy
Few places are more synonymous with love and romance than Venice, ‘The Floating City’. Located in the Veneto region, comprised of hundreds of islands courtesy of the Adriatic Sea, the city will transport you back in time due to the influence of the Renaissance Period on its architecture.
Plan to put on a few pounds while you’re there, as you will find yourselves in culinary paradise. Venice is renowned for its delicious pastries, chocolates and cream where no expense is spared to produce little pieces of heaven.
4. African Safari Trip
Although an African safari is the closest you can possibly get to the wildest animals (safely); make no mistake – the lodgings you’ll be staying in are as luxurious as the finest hotels in Milan. If your wedding happened to be in the off-season, then this trip could be remarkably cheaper, as lodge rates are drastically lower during the off-season.
However, if you can swing this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll never forget what it’s like to see a lion in its natural surrounding, in his kingdom. Or get close enough to understand the real, almost impossible size of a bull elephant in the underbrush.
Consider these destination tips while pondering about where to spend the most beautiful days in your new lives. And make sure you book some activities to do while there.