Shannon’s Top 10 Honeymoon Destination Guide! (In no particular order)
What are you looking for in your honeymoon? Is this your first time traveling together? Do you want tropical beaches, a bustling city, an exotic country, a fairytale? While there is whole world out there filled with lots of Romantic destinations, this is my top ten lists for honeymooners!
1.Chateau Lake Louise , Alberta Canada
If you want snow and beauty and romance this is your place! The Fairmont at Chateau Lake Louise has fine accommodations with an exquisite spa and stunning views that overlooks a beautiful serene lake. Take part in winter activities like snowshoeing, dogsledding, ice skating and a romantic sleigh ride! If you choose to go during the summer months you will still have the stunning views minus the snow. You can take part in the summer activities like white water rafting, horseback riding and hiking. Chateau Lake Louise is a great destination for honeymooners snuggling during the winter months or hand holding during the summer months.
2. Walt Disney World, Florida , USA
So you had the fairytale wedding? Then you might as well follow it up with a fairytale honeymoon where the princesses and the princes gather! What more fun and romantic way to spend the beginning of your happily ever after than the happiest place on earth! There are some romantic resorts here with some deluxe romantic packages! Disney has so much to offer great spas, dining experiences like no other and fun in the parks. To make your honeymoon even more special in Disney how about a private honeymoon firework cruise! Disney is guaranteed to be a honeymoon filled with smiles and laughter.
If you are looking for luxury, utter relaxation and natural beauty then look no further; this is your paradise of romance! A private over the water bungalow is a perfect location for a honeymoon. Bora Bora is an island that is only 6 miles long and overflows with beauty. There are dormant volcanoes that rise up and fan out to lush jungles and spill over to aqua marine lagoons. Tranquility and peace is all yours in Bora Bora as you start your new life as Mr. and Mrs.
This island is all romance! It was named the best island for a destination wedding for the past two years! There is authentic, mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine, natural wonders including the rainforest, Frigate Bird Sanctuary and Devil’s Bridge. There are 365 white and pink sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise water. The weather is sunny and warm all year round with soothing trade winds. The accommodations range from intimate boutique hotels to all-inclusive resorts with pricing to suit every budget. Sandal’s has a resort there that is the perfect spot for honeymooners! If exotic beach location is on your list for a honeymoon then look no further!
5. Maui, Hawaii
Jungle tours, volcanoes, beaches, posh resorts like the Four Seasons and the Ritz Carlton, road to Hana, luaus, rainforest, waterfalls, breathtaking sunsets…should I go on? There is a wide variety of resorts to fit any one’s style and taste. From its heavenly beaches to its scenic natural wonders, there are plenty of reasons why Maui has been voted “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for seventeen years. Maui has it all for honeymooners, you can relax one day and go on an adventure the next!
6. Negril, Jamaica
Jamaica is often considered the heart of the Caribbean. There are beautiful beaches bordered by rugged mountains and foamy waterfalls. Reggae music will add some spice to your fun romantic nights in Jamaica. Jamaica is popular for its all-inclusive resorts! Sandals Negril is one of the finest all-inclusive resorts and one of the most romantic destinations in Jamaica, situated on seven mile beach and voted the most romantic beach and resort!
7. Venice, Italy
Venice is romance: a bridge arching over a canal, a gondola gliding by, the moon reflecting off water. It is also considered by many to be the most romantic city on earth! Luxury hotels are clustered along the Grand Canal and around Piazza San Marco. But there are also several more economical options not far from the Piazza. The absence of automobile noise means you can hear the laughter of children from your window, as well as footsteps seemingly just around the corner.
8. Napa Valley, California
Full of intimate boutique hotels and exotic spas the beautiful hills of the wine country is an intoxicating setting for a romantic honeymoon! There are limitless wine tastings, bicycle rentals for you to take a ride to a romantic picnic site, take a breathtaking ride in a hot air balloon and dining experience on the Wine train. Speaking of dining experiences Napa is also known for their exquisite cuisine. Foodies will be excited to hear that eight Napa Valley restaurants earn stars in 2013 Michelin Guide. This will be a very romantic dining experience like no other.
9. St. Lucia
19,000 acres of rainforest…pleasant weather… relaxing beaches…. stunning mountain scenery, a steaming volcano…..waterfalls… The activity list is long too, to name a few there is kite sailing…fishing…diving…dolphin watching…the list goes on and on. There are resorts that are all-inclusive deluxe accommodations or if you choose luxury fieve star accommodations. St Lucia has a wealth of natural beauty and charm and still has an underdeveloped feel in nature. What a perfect recipe for romance.
10. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
A great escape to Mexico for honeymooners that offers: fine beaches with deep blue waters, world-class restaurants, excellent golf courses, lively nightlife and some of the best sport fishing in the world. There are romantic sunsets over Land's End and you must visit the Arc and Lovers Beach! There are sumptuous resorts from all-inclusive-type experiences to resorts that offer luxurious suites with custom furnishings, as well as a spa and world-class dining. There are even private home rentals available as well.
11. Lagniappe – a bonus #11 - New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is the city that care forgot…the crescent city….the big easy… all of the above and also a romantic city. There are hotels perfect for honeymooners such as the International House, The Monteleone, Le Pavillion, The Roosevelt , The Ritz Carlton just to name a few. There are restaurants with tucked away courtyards for you to spend quiet romantic dinners or share a bottle of wine. Stroll down Royal Street and take in the art and ambiance of the city. Visit city park and take a gondola ride through the lagoons…you can even bring your own wine, cheese and crackers are provided for you. A horse drawn carriage ride around the city, a sunset stroll along the river and dancing at a jazz club at night will fill your honeymoon with memories!