When the wedding bells have played their merry music for everyone to hear and all the festivities are finally over, the time for romance begins. Honeymoon is the ultimate lure that lies on the other side of all the wedding jitters, preparations and tensions.
So when you are putting your 100% into making your wedding ceremony a success, why should the honeymoon be any less? However, it takes a lot of creativity and passion to plan the dream honeymoon. It isn’t a given either that you and your spouse would have the same idea of a honeymoon, but there can always be some place that you can together dream to be at.
Taking the first step of your marriage together, in one of the world’s most romantic destinations doesn’t come easy though. But to even fathom about beginning the planning of a perfect honeymoon, one needs to know what’s on the top list!
Here is a list of top 10 honeymoon destinations across the globe. Of course, with varying tastes and inclinations, every couple may have a very different top-10 list. But these are the select few that are considered paradise on earth.
Couples that want to make the most out of their honeymoon by exploring the natural beauty a place has to offer, can choose Bahamas.
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The thriving nightlife, exotic beaches, coral reefs, eighteenth century villages and Bahamian Goombay are the lures of Bahamas, to name a few. There cannot be a more romantic setting for honeymooners than the rock cottages next to the shoreline of Bahamian sea.
The recent craze for ‘pirate life’ has been influencing many, for choosing the Caribbean as a honeymoon destination. But it is not a recent fad. Caribbean islands and Caribbean cruises have always ruled the list of honeymoon hotspots. After all, what can be more intriguing to newlyweds than a taste of life on the high seas?
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It is a perfect choice for those couples who want not just romance, but adventure as well to fuel their love and life. Scuba diving and other water based sports, exploration of the remains of colonial times on Caribbean islands, and an insight into the native folklore is all it takes to make this land-water honeymoon an adventure of a lifetime.
Mexico is a new favorite amongst the honeymooners. It has taste, adventure, history, natural beauty and affordability to offer, all rolled up into one. Acapulco is a famous honeymoon destination and there are many Mexican warm-water beaches where swimming, surfing and snorkeling can be enjoyed.
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Islands of Cozumel, ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum are also some of the exclusive attractions of Mexico. Not to mention, the delectable Mexican cuisine is worth your while.
Talking of top honeymoon destinations and not mentioning Hawaii is unimaginable. It is the ‘hottest’ (pun intended) place to be when the intention is to have a honeymoon that sizzles. White sand beaches, lush green forests and volcanoes are some of the major attractions of Hawaii.
When it comes to water sports, Hawaii has everything to offer – swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, etc. Add a helicopter-view of great canyons and a hula dance filled night, and you have a honeymoon to die for!
A taste of the orient, tropical weather and the exotic culture of India can enthrall many a couples to try it out as a honeymoon destination.
The heavenly Kerala, the majestic Taj Mahal, epitome of beauty – Kashmir, and a plethora of spiritual places, make a trip to India a surprising honeymoon option. Like Mexico, India is also a newly popularized option for the honeymooners who want to enjoy beauty in a tight budget.
Another destination that has a distinct taste of the orient to offer is Thailand. Exotic beaches with limestone formations, azure lagoons, lush green mountains, picturesque parks and a dash of serenity.
Thailand is the place to be for couples who want to have some peace and calm after the hustle and bustle of a wedding.
The ultimate romance haven, Paris is and has always been the best honeymoon destination.
The taste of the chic French culture, mouthwatering French cuisine, sunset cruise or the tour of Luxemburg gardens, cobbled streets and fountains across from the famous French cafes, memories by the side of Eiffel tower; it doesn’t get better than this. Honeymooning in the fashion and romance hub of the world, sounds nothing but natural.
Yet another location that can rival in its romance quotient is La Roma.
Replete with art and architecture and the famous Roman passion for life, Rome has everything to offer to honeymooners that their romantic fantasies can demand.
Chocolates, and flower sprinkled gardens, a true paradise for honeymooners. The natural beauty of Switzerland can leave you enthralled and craving for more.
Beautiful orchards, blossoming gardens and so many chocolate shops, offering you the heavenly feel of true Swiss chocolate; Switzerland is the land of aphrodisiac elements that make your honeymoon experience ever more amorous.
Tahiti is like a live canvas thriving with colors of life and newly weds get to be part of this natural art, by starting their new life there. The over-the-water bungalows of Bora Bora islands of Tahiti, offer a once in a lifetime experience. With the land and water elements combining to make your honeymoon experience unprecedented, romance thrives and blossoms.
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Sun kissed beaches offering water sports like boating and snorkeling, Polynesian massage centers, thatched roofed hideaways and beautiful Tahitian villages are the main attraction of a honeymoon in Tahiti.
Although the top destinations can only be as many, there are still many more options that are worth a mention, as what can appeal to a prospective honeymooner, no one can tell. Some of the other great honeymoon destinations include, Maldives, Mauritius, Fiji, Las Vegas, Venice, Spain, and Jamaica.
Align your tastes with that of your partner and choose the best option for the trip of a lifetime. You may vaguely remember only some moments of your wedding, but a honeymoon is one extended memory, you should never want to forget!