Newlyweds choose a variety of different honeymoon types, from city breaks to vacations centred on beach relaxation. Some want a fun filled adventure whilst others need to wind down from all the stress leading up to their special day.
We detail 10 Famous Honeymoon Destinations which should help you choose your own romantic break when the time comes.
1. Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is a favourite with newly married fun seeking couples. This destination has a lot to offer and it is famed for its large number of gambling outlets and casino-hotels in the downtown area. There are also a number of themed bars and hotels, restaurants, theme parks and national parks in the region with the most famous of these being the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The Park is 300 miles away from Las Vegas but it is a must see for many people who visit this area.
2. The Seychelles
The 115 islands of the Seychelles offer the tranquillity and exotic beauty that many honeymooners are looking for. In fact the island of Desroches in the Seychelles was the choice of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for 10 days in 2011, following their high profile wedding in London. The islands are famous for their white sand beaches, clear waters and also for the Coco De Mer nut which is unique to the island of Praslin, these nuts are very valuable to the islanders and they are well known because of their sensual shape.
3. Paris, France
Paris has had a reputation for being a romantic destination for years, it is nicknamed the ‘city for lovers’ and it has inspired many love songs and stories throughout history. It is a hot spot for all things epicurean offering fine dining, culture and romantic architecture including the Eiffel tower which is the icon of this city. The city is also well lit at night and offers many attractions and sights making it the perfect place for a romantic evening stroll.
Rome is a city filled with history, life and love this makes it one of the top honeymoon destinations for couples and lovers from around the globe. The City has a history which stretches back over two and a half thousand years. It was the capital city of the Roman Empire and the city has its fair share of architecture and culture which dates back to this time. Some of the popular sites include the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Tourists also flock to the Trevi fountain which is the largest and most impressive fountain in Rome. The fountain is recognised as a dating spot for locals and legends tell us about a number of romantic rituals involving drinking from the fountain and the tossing of coins in to the water to attract love and marriage.
Hawaii is the only US State made up entirely of islands. The islands have influences from North America and Asia but it also has its own lively native culture. There are a number of active volcanoes which stretch across the region and these are a draw for brave tourists and geologists alike. Hawaii is a popular choice with newlyweds as it offers some of the best beaches in the world so it is perfect for relaxation. It is also home to stunning rainforest areas, waterfalls and mountains. Hawaii’s reputation as one of the most beautiful and fertile regions in the world is certainly deserved.
Greece has a lot to offer honeymoon couples whether they are looking to relax on a cafe terrace or explore some of the ancient history of this beautiful place. Greece is considered to be the cradle of western civilisation and the country boasts seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The islands of Mykonos and Santourini are popular with honeymoon tourists who flock here for the romantic views, traditional Greek cuisine and the serenity that these islands have to offer.
Jamaica is an exotic destination which is home to some of the most friendly and relaxed people in the world. Set amidst the majestic Blue Mountains Jamaica boasts beautiful tropical landscapes and perfect beaches. The culture is vibrant and colourful and the music and food tantalizing. Many resorts here offer package deals for honeymooners and tourists and it is wise to follow the advice of the resorts and tour guides here to avoid falling prey to criminals. The island welcomes an estimated 1.3 million foreign tourists every year.
Mexico is home to the largest number of Spanish speakers in the world and it is the fifth largest country in the Americas. It provides a warm tropical getaway for newlyweds and the various destinations here offer a variety of activities and landscapes. Taxco and Guanajuato are colonial cities which are rich in tradition and offer striking architecture whilst Nueva Vallarta, Huatulco and the Mayan Riviera deliver breathtaking beaches and a range of outdoor activities. Visitors are also enamoured by the unique cuisine of this region which is often spicy and intensely flavoured.
Fiji is an island nation in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean. It is an attractive destination to many people and to those on their honeymoon due to its beauty and its tropical climate with the warm season running from November to April. Tourists enjoy visiting the tranquil beaches and undertaking the outdoor activities and water sports that Fiji has to offer. The place has its own rich indigenous culture although the ways of the island have been influenced by China, India and European traditions. Fijian cuisine has been greatly influenced by Indian cuisine although traditional foods which rely on vegetables, fish and local meat are still eaten. Chinese and European foods are also popular here.
Spain is a fantastic choice for tourists opting for a city break or a beach vacation and it is arguably the most popular destination for honeymooners. Barcelona, Madrid and Cordoba offer a cultural slice of Spain, boasting marvellous architecture and numerous sites of interest at the same time as providing a taste of modern Spanish life to visitors. The coastal areas of Spain such as the Costa Brava and the Balearic islands offer a more rural getaway with the benefit of beautiful clean picturesque beaches to boot.