If you’re in the process of planning your wedding and you’re on the lookout for honeymoon destinations, you’ve come to the right place. Honeymoons can come in all shapes and sizes, from beach vacations in Hawaii, to ski trips in the Rocky Mountains, and you have many wonderful options to choose from when it comes time to make a decision.
Looking for a laid-back beach paradise where you and your loved one can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun? Jamaica may be the perfect honeymoon destination for you! This destination is only a short two hour plane ride from the coast of Florida, and it’s an accessible and affordable option for couples that want to switch their clocks to island time. Some popular all-inclusive resorts include:
If a private overwater villa sounds like it’s something you’ll enjoy, consider booking your honeymoon at Sandals Royal Caribbean. Located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, there’s literally something for everybody at this one-of-a-kind resort. You can enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, or simply relaxing by the pool. They also offer yoga and pilates classes, so you can get a workout at their incredible fitness center.
You’ll never be bored at this resort, as they host weekly parties with an array of extraordinary food and drinks. Whether you like your martini straight-up or on the rocks, you’ll never go thirsty with access to unlimited premium liquor.
The Caves is considered to be one of Jamaica’s most romantic escapes for newly married couples. Located in Negril, Jamaica, this vacation destination has 11 unique, private cottages and suites. Plus, guests under the age of 17 are not welcome, so you don’t have to worry about maneuvering around children as you soak in the saltwater pool or whirlpool hot tub. Some other perks of this resort include:
- A one-of-a-kind cliffside setting that overlooks the sea
- High-quality food made with local ingredients and free cooking classes
- Two open-air dining spaces and room service
- An Aveda mini-spa
- Snorkeling, kayaking, and cliff-jumping opportunities
- Free on-site parking and bike rentals
- Free Wi-Fi throughout
As one of Jamaica’s most luxurious hotels, people from all over the world go to Geejam for their honeymoon. This small exclusive hideaway in Port Antonio, Jamaica, has seven private villas as well as a loyal celebrity following with visitors from John Legend to Rihanna. While there is no communal pool or spa on-site, this vacation spot is most appreciated for its lack of crowds. Each villa was designed to provide guests with the utmost privacy, and all of the room’s come with a cell phone so guests can call anyone, from room service to the free drivers on staff. All private villas have 24-hour room service, in-room massages, and free Wifi. You’ll also enjoy:
A private beach club with lounge chairs and palapas
Rooms equipped with Apple TVs, preloaded iPods, and more
A small fitness center with a few cardio and weight machines
Free transportation to the nearby Blue Lagoon and Frenchman’s Cove
Italy is another great honeymoon destination you should consider. It offers a bevy of options for newlyweds, and since the climate is warm most of the year, it remains to be a favorite among young couples. While you won’t find many all-inclusive resorts in Italy, vacation rentals seem to be the route to go for a romantic escape. Some popular cities to look into include:
If you’re looking for a small village in Italy to visit during your honeymoon, you’ll love what Portofino has to offer. This scenic harbor village is a hidden gem of Italy, with fewer than 500 people residing on the hillsides in this tiny resort town. If you’re a fan of fishing, you’ll be happy to know that there is a ton of opportunity to catch fish along the picturesque harbor. If you and your new spouse like to explore, there is a pleasant walk from the harbor up to the lighthouse that will give you a lovely view of town.
As one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, Venice, Italy is the place to go for a romantic and fairytale-esq honeymoon. This beautiful city is known for its gondola rides on the waterways that connect the city, but there are many other things to enjoy. You and your loved one can visit the Teatro La Fenice and watch world-class opera in a romantic and historic setting. After the show, you can stroll along the oldest bridge across the canal, known as the Rialto, which offers spectacular views of the city.
For centuries, Tuscany has astonished honeymooners with its beauty, natural landscape, and art. As the perfect setting for a couple in love, you’ll enjoy endless fields of sunflowers and poppies in the summertime, cobblestone streets, and historic architecture. If you’re a fan of wine, you’ll want to sign up for a wine tour or two as well.
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