Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination is one of the most thrilling parts in planning the wedding. You see, after the tiring but very special and memorable wedding day ceremony comes the most awaited day of relaxation with your partner, and that is the honeymoon.
Where is your favorite honeymoon destination? According to various travel agents and also my research, these 10 places are the top honeymoon spots in the world. I have ranked them in order of popularity.
10. Bali Indonesia
Most of the foreigners who you can see in Bali are couples celebrating their honeymoon. Since 1970s, Bali has always been in the top list for honeymoon destinations.
In Bali, you and your partner can visit the famous white sands of the Kuta beach and party while enjoying the buzzing night-life. What joins the tourists is the combination of the Balinese 'rich culture, fine beaches, breath-taking landscapes and friendly locales. Plus, staying in Bali is quite cheap and affordable, perfect for those budget travelers.
This country is the third largest island in the Caribbean. Honeymooners that desire an all-inclusive vacation package – from food, drinks, accommodation, activities and entertainment – this place is definitely an option. Jamaica is truly one of the most romantic destinations for honeymooners. Here you can spend your nights frolicking in secluded pools, or watch the beautiful sunset while walking on the beach.
Jamaica boasts of its white sand beaches and clear blue waters, the Luminous Lagoon in Falmouth, the Alligator pond in South Coast. Hike down the Dunn's river falls and visit the Bob Marley museum or swim with the dolphins in the Dolphin Cove.
Who says you can not enjoy a nice vacation in the south pacific? In Tahiti, they offer all-inclusive packages perfect for newlyweds who are looking for a more private and relaxed setting for affordable prices.
Tahiti is located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the Southern Pacific Ocean. This island resulted from a volcanic activity and is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia. Tahiti boasts their captivating lagoons in Bora-Bora, over water bungalows resting in crystal-clear turquoise water, white sand beaches and pristine landscapes. And just like in Hawaii, the weather in this island is perfect all year-long.
A real exotic getaway, if you're looking for seclusion and romance, Fiji is number one on the list. This island was ranked number two as the most secluded honeymoon destinations in the world. This island is isolated in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia, having 300 pristine islands, which today remain as the last perfect paradise for honeymooners and couples alike.
Fiji boasts of its crystal-clear waters and sun-kissed beaches; limestone caves which are available for tourists to explore, blue lagoons and the coral grotto, where you can go and kayak through while being surrounded by many species of colorful birds. You can also visit the villages and purchase handmade products sold by the locals.
Fiji is highly accessible with many international flights bringing tourists daily and is affordable than you think. Among the 300 islands in Fiji, I am sure that you will find the best deals for every budget traveler.
6. Paris, France
For a long period of time, the city of Paris has been identified with the word "romance". Paris, the city of lights is not only known because it is the home of the Eiffel Tower, but because of its unique history, contemporary and classic architecture, beautiful scenic spots, famous art museums and galleries and delicious French cuisines.
Paris is such a wonderful place for couples to discover on foot. Every place in the city is accessible either by foot or by car. Just watching the whole city on top of the Eiffel Tower together with your partner and having dinner in one of the finest restaurants is really one romantic experience. Needless to say, for couples that are looking for an elegant and informative, yet romantic honeymoon destination, then Paris is the one for you.
Two cities in Italy have entered the 5th spot of our list. First is the city of Rome. Full of history, Rome has attracted tourists all over the world, including honeymooners, due to its interesting structural architecture, medieval churches, beautiful scenic spots, museums and Renaissance palaces. Furthermore, located in Rome are St. Louis Peter's Basilica and the famous city-state of Vatican.
What you can do in Rome is to go sight-seeing. Rome hosts a thousand of scenic spots and historical places like the "Collosseum" (Coliseum) or the Amphitheater which stands for almost a hundred years; the "Domus Aurea, the ruins of the legendary Golden House of Emperor Nero and the" Pantheon ", the best place where you can drink in elegance while in Rome. Elegant and classy – the perfect description for a honeymoon vacation space in Rome.
Next is the floating city of Venice one of Italy's most romantic and beautiful cities. This city is unique because it is built on water in the middle of a lagoon. The only means of public transportation is via gondola, a romantic boat ride along the myriad of canals within the city. This ride is usually the highlight of every honeymoon spent in Venice.
This country attracts a lot of tourists, including newlyweds, because of the beautiful climate, unspoiled beaches, Mayan archaeology and luxurious accommodations. Tourist destinations include Tulum, Cancun, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco. In Mexico, they offer all-inclusive packages to tourists especially couples and honeymooners looking for relaxation and romance.
For example, in Tulum, Mexico, you can enjoy luxury and privacy at reasonable prices. Tulum is a site of a walled Mayan city, and it rests on the Yucatan Peninsula, well-known for the world-famous ruins. What you can do here on the swimming in the beautiful beaches are zip-lining, cavern snorkeling and canopy adventures.
Although not as cheap as a honeymoon vacation in Bali, staying in Mexico will give you the luxury of all-inclusive deals in a reasonable yet still affordable price.
Aside from being a stopover point for most Caribbean cruise, there's more to Bahamas than you think. Aside from the Nassau and Paradise Island and the amusement park hotel Atlantis, Bahamas also takes pride in places such as the Andros, Exuma, Green Turtle Cay and others amongst its 700 isles.
This place is highly accessible for honeymooners especially for those living in the US Cruises and flights are really frequent in Bahamas. Newlyweds and couples will have plenty of options to choose from the vast array of water sports, golf courses and gaming casinos. Furthermore, they have a wide selection of accommodations, fine dining and delicious cuisines or simply dance to the rhythm of Calypso music and party all night. Every couple will definitely enjoy their honeymoon in Bahamas.
Many couples and newlyweds dream of spending their vacation or honeymoon the beautiful islands of Hawaii although most of them end up going to another place because they thought the price was too much. However, due to the worldwide recession, Hawaii has become more affordable than ever. Hawaii has always been on top of the list when it comes to "honeymooning" spots.
Among its six islands, Maui is the most popular destination for newlyweds. In Big Island, couples can experience the thrill in various volcanic adventures. In Oahu, you and your partner can go sight-seeing in Hawaii's most historical places like the Pearl Harbor and the Iolani Palace and much more.
Staying in Hawaii would not be that expensive as you think. There are many Hawaii hotels that offer great deals even an all-inclusive package, especially for couples. A couple of things which you can do in Hawaii are diving, snorkeling, kayaking and "SNUBA". You and your partner can also try hiking, mountain biking or just enjoy nature tripping with your honey.
Topping our list is St Lucia, Caribbean. Although the Caribbean is filled with alluring honeymoon spots, we will focus on the island of St. Louis. Lucia, an island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea, part of the Lesser Antilles. This small island is very ideal for newlyweds and couples due to its private yet fun atmosphere. The island has a mountainous and volcanic terrain, with broad and fertile valleys and a vast array of tropical flora and fauna making this place the perfect Eden for honeymooners.
Adventurous couples can climb the peak of the volcanic mountain Gros Piton, one of the island's two great majestic peaks and is a World Heritage Site. You can also take a tour via Rain Forest Aerial Trams in Babonneau, St. Lucia's most relaxing and serene adventures. You and your partner will tour along the lush tropical rainforest of the Castries Waterworks Reserve, focus on your left and right, and you might find yourself a parrot.
St. Lucia has countless white sand beaches in the north and black volcanic sand beaches in the south. You can also visit Petit Piton, the other "signature" peak. Honeymooners will find their stay in St. George's. Lucia more relaxing and tranquil compared to the other islands in the Caribbean, though there are still places where you can enjoy shopping, bar hopping and nightlife.
This concludes my list of top 10 honeymoon spots in the world. To start planning, I suggest you check out some vacation packages by asking a travel agent or by checking online because each of these places listed here offers various tour packages from an all-inclusive to an airfare plus accommodation or accommodation plus tour only. Availing one of these can surely save you lots of money for your trip.