After a wedding, most couples are just itching to get away. Weddings, while beautiful and exhilarating, can also take their toll on a couple as preparations can get very stressful and overwhelming. It is also tiring having to entertain one guest after another on the wedding day itself.
Having said that, you want to be sure that you choose the perfect hotspot for your honeymoon. After all, it will only happen once, and there is nothing like the perfect getaway to get your life as a couple off on the right foot. Below are a few suggestions for destinations for a unique and unforgettable honeymoon.
Boracay, the Philippines
If you are in the market for a tropical destination, this is it. This 4.5-mile long island recently made it to the no. 2 spot on Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for the World’s Best Beaches, and for good reason. There is no shortage to the number of activities that you and your spouse can participate in here: from zorbing to parasailing to scuba diving to wakeboarding to sunset sailing and more, countless couples have left this island with a lifetime’s worth of memories. Boracay also leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to nightlife. Whether you feel like chilling at a jam session or partying at a club all night long, Boracay has it all for you. The best time to visit Boracay is in the summer months of March to May, though many find it pleasurable to visit the tropical island in December as well.
For couples who prefer to shiver as they snuggle, Iceland is the quintessential choice. Wintertime is Iceland is comparable to anywhere else in the world. Famous for its hot springs and dazzling northern lights, you are sure to cherish your stay here for the rest of your life. Visit the Blue Lagoon and get lost in the surreal lava formations. If you wish to get a glimpse of the ethereal northern lights, head down to South Iceland. Magnificent waterfalls and a folk museum can also be found in Skógar, if that is your cup of tea. Reykjavik also showcases a wide array of restaurants, bars and cafes to keep you entertained during your stay.
Machu Picchu, Peru
If you and your better half are the adventurous type, then consider visiting Machu Picchu for your honeymoon destination. Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu was built by the Incas in the 15th century. The Machu Picchu boasts a magnificent collection of walls, terraces and ramps created in a breathtaking fashion. The area will definitely require more than a few days to explore and the experience is sure to leave in awe. While you are in the country, you can also plan a visit to the Amazon Jungle. Here you will find a lush tropical rainforest packed with more species than any other rainforest in the world. Peru is a recommended honeymoon hotspot for couples who like to get rugged and rough it.
South Africa has been referred to as “a world in one country” many times before. If you and your significant other are looking for a relaxing yet engaging honeymoon destination, South Africa may be what you are looking for. Whether you wish to go on a safari in Sabi Sands or Timbavati or leisurely explore what Kruger National Park has to offer, you are sure to find your activity of choice in Cape Town. Other popular activities include wine tasting, birding, cultural exposure activities and more. There won’t be any dull moments here.
Whether you are on the prowl for a relaxing honeymoon at the beach or a cool, adventurous one, these are only some of your options. There are thousands of honeymoon hotspots that you and your spouse can choose from based on your preference and budget. What is important is that the both of you are thrilled with the choice and can’t wait to start your new adventure!
Olivia Nicholas is a writer for Storkie.