Rather than heading straight for Hawaii for your honeymoon, why not explore more adventurous local tours that take you away to remote sea swim spots along scenic coastlines.
Or take this luxury train journey that starts you off right with watching the sunrise over Lake Titicaca and visiting remote Inca archaeological sites – plus, enjoy an Elemis spa experience before boarding!
1. Stay in a Luxury Villa
Luxury villa honeymoon experiences can be unforgettable; offering you and your partner all of the privacy needed for this special momentous occasion. A villa usually provides more amenities, including its own private pool, large kitchen and separate living area.
Are You Searching for a Relaxing Beach Break or Romantic Mountain Adventure? Luxury Villas Are An Option There are numerous luxury villas available to accommodate both types of travel experiences; Caribbean or Mexico villas can provide idyllic tropical environments while Europe villas can provide cultural entertainment.
Honeymoon Villas in St. Lucia provide the ideal combination of nature and beach vacation for newlyweds who appreciate both. Situated atop a cliff, this resort features 78 romantic villas designed to evoke romance and seclusion – each complete with their own Jacuzzi, dining terrace, personal butler service and even close proximity to popular attractions such as Gros Piton, Dasheene and Sulphur Springs Volcano – which makes them easy for newlyweds who value both.
Amankila in Bali is another fantastic honeymoon option. Popular among millennial couples, this luxurious resort features exquisite villas with breathtaking views as well as private infinity pools and plenty of seating areas for perfect Instagram-worthy pictures during their trip.
2. Have a Romantic Dinner
An intimate dinner together is sure to make for one of the most unforgettable honeymoon experiences. Whether it’s at an elegant restaurant or simply relaxing and watching the view and sunset from your villa, having a special dinner together can create beautiful memories that you won’t soon forget. When cooking at home, set a special table for two with candles and flowers for added ambience, then photograph it for future memories!
St Lucia is well known as the ‘Love Island,’ providing newlywed couples with an idyllic combination of tropical romance and natural beauty that’s ideal for honeymooning couples. Visitors can explore its iconic Pitons – two dramatic volcanic spires rising from the sea – or relax at one of its luxury beachside resorts. There are also plenty of nature-focused activities such as catamaran cruises, rainforest waterfall visits or couples massages at deluxe spas to choose from!
Charles Darwin made frequent trips to the Galapagos Islands, and visitors can follow in his footsteps by experiencing its combination of natural splendour and tropical romance. Situated in the Pacific Ocean, this island paradise provides snorkeling and swimming opportunities as well as meeting giant Galapagos tortoises and blue-footed boobies – something not available elsewhere!
3. Go on a Honeymoon Cruise
Cruises combine luxury and exploration like no other form of travel can. Cruising provides an incredible opportunity to visit multiple bucket-list destinations and world-class historic sites in one trip; on a Mediterranean cruise for instance, you could walk through Athens’ Acropolis before playing out your Game of Thrones fantasies exploring old town Dubrovnik the next day.
Cruise lines make it easy to find activities that will suit both of you, from full-service spas and celebrity chef restaurants to Broadway-worthy shows, lounges with DJ music playing 24/7 and land excursions; everything can be found under one roof on a cruise.
If you prefer not to fight the buffet lines for breakfast and lunch, room service is usually available for a nominal fee on most cruise lines. And for the truly luxurious traveler there are suite cabins with balconies or even private hot tubs!
No romance beats gazing upon the night skies while cuddling close to your beloved. Cruise lines recognize this, which is why many offer romantic glamping and stargazing experiences on certain itineraries – for instance Celebrity’s 10-night Papeete and Islands of French Polynesia itinerary offers couples glamping dinner followed by naturalist-guided stargazing under an igloo deckside on deck!
4. Take a Day Trip
Day trips can add that special something to a honeymoon. From hiking up dramatic mountain peaks, exploring stunning glacial lakes or learning more about local culture and history – you will create memories together that will last a lifetime!
NYC is an ideal honeymoon destination for foodies, art enthusiasts, shoppers and those seeking relaxation – as you can experience exciting tours through the city while spending quieter moments by the beachside.
New York isn’t the only USA city packed with fun activities for honeymooners; US Virgin Islands offer another excellent choice. Here, boat and kayak trips to uninhabited islands or sand bars, snorkel in turquoise waters or visit an exclusive celebrity estate are just a few ways you can pass time during a trip here.
Bora Bora may be best known for its overwater bungalows, but St. Lucia offers much more. From lush nature and hiking trails to waterfalls and idyllic beaches – not to mention being an American Territory and thus not requiring passports!
Jackson Hole in Wyoming offers honeymooners looking for something different an idyllic honeymoon base to explore two iconic national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons; home to some incredible luxury lodges as well.