To say that 2020 was not the best year for weddings would be an understatement. Even if you did manage to tie the knot last year, chances are your reception and honeymoon are still on the waiting list. While grand ceremonies may have had to be postponed, the good news is that things are looking up and we might finally see changes in a positive direction this year. With vaccines becoming more widely available, many countries are opening up their borders and travel is once again becoming possible alongside the appropriate safety measures. What this means is that soon, it will be time to start thinking about honeymoon destinations. To give you a head start, here are some destinations to consider.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Starting the list with a classic honeymoon destination, Bora Bora is always loved by newlywed couples, and for good reasons. If you’re looking for turquoise waters, incredible underwater life, and opulent luxury, look no further. You can explore the protected coral reefs, lounge on overwater bungalows, and drink champagne every night with your loved one while feeling like a celebrity in this picture-perfect place.
If rather than the tropical, you are a fan of the Mediterranean atmosphere, Greece can be an amazing destination for you this year. Choose a boutique hotel accommodation with a view and you will be charmed by the amazing beauty of this country. The natural beauties as well as the charming coastal architecture will be a perfect backdrop for photos of a lifetime. Needless to say, wine tastings will be in order, too!
For an intimate tropical honeymoon, you will not go wrong with a classic choice such as Hawaii. American couples won’t even need to take out their passports and they can choose from countless incredible holiday spots on these islands. One you simply must consider if you’re planning a Hawaii honeymoon is the island of Maui. From amazing beaches and nature hikes to blood-pumping water activities, every kind of couple can find something they will like here. So, prepare your negative test results and enjoy the beauty of this archipelago in 2021.
Another European destination that few would say no to is definitely Italy. The cities of this country are as romantic as they sound: Venice, Florence, Verona or Rome, whichever you choose, you will have an amazing time. However, one of the best honeymoon destinations in this country is certainly Amalfi. This coastal town looks like it jumped out of a picture book. The dramatic cliffs will be a perfect backdrop for your romantic strolls, and, needless to say, foodies will enjoy the tastes of Italy.
Not every honeymoon destination needs to be a seaside resort for it to be romantic. Few would argue that Paris is the city of romance and it’s a very unique experience visiting world-famous spots with your loved one. You can dine with a view of the Eiffel Tower, or walk along the Seine River while enjoying the architecture. A Paris honeymoon will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time and you will come home with your camera full of charming photos!
Those in Queensland looking for a nearby destination will be delighted by the relaxed atmosphere of Hinchinbrook. If you want to spend your honeymoon enjoying the great outdoors, exploring waterfalls, and observing birdlife, it’s worth considering this place. You can savour delicious Italian cuisine every day and spend twilights on one of the many tropical beaches of Hinchinbrook Island. Secluded bays provide the perfect private atmosphere for romantic honeymoon walks, too!
Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica
If you want a truly tropical atmosphere with a high level of luxury, you can explore the rainforests of Costa Rica with your significant other. This place is perfect for those who like wildlife since you can observe a colourful array of animals in this natural paradise. Going for a private resort in an exclusive community such as that of the Papagayo Peninsula will allow you to truly get away from the rest of the world and only focus on each other.
Finally, somewhat of a hidden gem in the corner of Europe is the capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Lisbon has the best of both worlds: you can ferry across the Tagus river to find yourself on sandy beaches, or you can stroll the cobblestoned passages of the city and be amazed by the historic architecture. You can shoot the best couple photos with the beautiful, tiled buildings in the background this city is so famous for, and then drop by a bakery to try some egg tarts.
After such a tough year, every newlywed couple deserves a honeymoon of a lifetime. Wait for the right moment and you’ll be able to travel to a wonderful place to celebrate your union. Hopefully, some of the aforementioned destinations piqued your interest!
Published by Stella Ryne