While the actual wedding is naturally important, what a couple does following this is pretty important too. A honeymoon isn’t just a simple vacation. It should be enjoyed in a spectacular location with every possible romantic element, to celebrate the start of spending your lives together. The following are five romantic locations, ideal for that perfect honeymoon.
1. St Lucia, Caribbean
St. Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation and is probably the most romantic island in the Caribbean. Among its scenery are the Pitons, two dramatically tapered mountains on its west coast. The coastline of the island offers volcanic beaches, quaint fishing villages and exciting reef-diving sites.
When not sunning on the beach, honeymooners can walk the trails of the interior rainforest. Here they will come across beautiful waterfalls, including the Toraille. This 15m high waterfall flows over a cliff into a beautiful garden.
Along with a number of luxurious resorts, this romantic honeymoon destination has many excellent restaurants, serving the local cuisine. For those who feel active, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on the island.
2. Bora Bora, South Pacific
This small South Pacific island lies northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Bora Bora is fringed by sandy motus (islets) and offers a turquoise lagoon, protected by a coral reef. At the center of this tropical island stands Mt. Otemanu, a dormant volcano, which makes for strikingly beautiful scenery. In fact, many have described Bora Bora as being the most beautiful island in the world
The beaches and bright blue lagoons are wonderful for relaxing and getting the perfect tan. For active honeymooners, scuba diving is perfect here, as is hiking Mount Pahai and the Teavanui Pass.
Besides beach resorts, there is a choice of charming guest bungalows perched on stilts over the clear, turquoise water.
3. Fiji, South Pacific
Staying in the South Pacific, Fiji is another wonderfully romantic choice. The country is set in an archipelago of more than 300 islands. The beautiful scenery ranges from rugged landscapes to palm-lined beaches, overlooking coral reefs with clear blue lagoons.
Likely destinations in Fiji include the two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Here honeymooners can explore the capital Suva, with its beautiful British Colonial architecture. Take time off from the beach to visit the Fiji Museum, set in the Victorian Thurston Gardens.
Honeymoon resorts are set on the beaches with all amenities, including restaurants, swimming pools and more. Guests can also stay in beautiful bungalows, built on wooden stilts over the crystal clear water.
4. Amalfi Coast, Italy
Heading to Europe this time, the Amalfi Coast is a gorgeous, rugged stretch of coastline running along the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy in Campania. Beautiful small beaches are backed with sheer cliffs, with quaint, pastel-colored fishing villages dotted along the way.
When not enjoying the beaches, a drive along the coastal road takes honeymooners between the port city of Salerno and Sorrento. The coastal road is lined with striking grand villas, lemon groves and terraced vineyards.
Choose from a number of resorts and spa hotels, or a small and charming bed & breakfast for the perfect honeymoon stay.
5. Maui, Hawaii
Heading to the islands of Hawaii, Maui is an excellent choice for a beautiful honeymoon in the spirit of aloha. This is among the best and most romantic islands in the world. In fact, aloha also means love in the original Hawaiian language.
The island has strikingly beautiful, rugged and lush green scenery and perfect sandy beaches. However, there are many enjoyable activities and places to explore. Take a drive along the Hana Highway to the historic town of Paia on the North Shore. Browse the shops and enjoy the best in Hawaiian food at the many restaurants.
For something different, honeymooners can enjoy a farm tour, including biodynamic organic farms. These farms supply coffee, herbs and beautiful flowers to the area. End the day on a Maui sunset luau cruise, enjoying a relaxed and delicious luau feast, backed with live Polynesian entertainment to keep the aloha mood.
Enjoy your romantic honeymoon in one of the most strikingly beautiful places in the world. This will lead to wonderful memories that will last a lifetime together.