Every bride dreams of the perfect wedding, but every couple looks forward to the days after the ceremony when they embark on their first vacation as a married couple – the honeymoon. The stress of planning a party for family and friends slowly melts away as couples relax on beaches, at romantic resorts, or participating in a favorite sports activity.
The dream honeymoon will vary dramatically from couple to couple. While some prefer to lay back and be catered to, others will prefer a more active role in their vacation. No matter what your desires, one of the world’s 10 hottest honeymoon spots is sure to cater to demands. All you have to do is choose!
10. Walt Disney World, Florida
Walt Disney World has been a popular honeymoon destination for newlyweds for years. Couples can relive the magic of childhood while visiting any of Disney’s amazing theme parks, water parks, safari adventures, shopping districts, or shows. Disney is also an excellent destination for couples with children who, for whatever reason, just can’t bear to leave the kids at home!
9. Hyatt Regency Aruba Beach Resort & Casino, Aruba
In Palm Beach, Aruba, the beautiful Hyatt Regency Aruba Beach Resort is the ultimate destination for those looking for a serene place to soak in the sun. The hotel features a full spa and fitness center, a three-tier pool with waterfalls, white sandy beaches, and plenty of sports activities. There are dozens of attractions nearby for those who want to stay active, but plenty of quiet space for those who want to simply kick back and relax. Sunbathe by day and then dance the night away!
8. Caneel Bay, St. John
Situated in Virgin Islands National Park, the Caneel Bay Resort is one of the most beautiful and secluded destinations a honeymooning couple could ask for. The resort caters to couples looking for privacy by offering ocean view rooms with patios or, for complete seclusion, private cottages. Explore one of the half dozen surrounding beaches, visit the Beach Terrace restaurant for an incredible buffet, or hide out in your room. If you are looking to travel, the Caneel Bay Resort can help you plan your wedding, too!
7. Amankila, Indonesia
If you have a little more time to travel, a trip to stunning Mangiss, in Bali, Indonesia will land you in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Immerse yourself in rich Indonesian culture while experiencing life in some of the most environmentally friendly comforts that the Aman Resorts community has to offer. Relax and allow yourself to be pampered. Book far in enough in advance and you might be lucky enough to reserve the Deluxe Pool Suite with – you guessed it – a private pool!
6. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louse in Alberta, Canada gives honeymooners an experience quite the opposite of a beach resort. If you’d prefer to stay bundled up while skiing, snowshoeing, or dog sledding, a winter honeymoon at Fairmont will prove a unique and enjoyable experience. The warmer summer months are just as lovely, with plenty of opportunities for hiking and rafting as well!
5. Camino Real Acapulco Diamante, Mexico
Everyone talks about visiting Acapulco and, thankfully, it’s one of the most affordable destinations a honeymoon couple could place on the agenda. The Camino Real overlooks Pichilingue Beach and the Puerto Marqeus Bay while offering a myriad of daytime activities including swimming, snorkeling, spa treatments. In the evening, explore Acapulco’s nightlife by visiting some of the area’s finest restaurants and night clubs.
4. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
Who hasn’t dreamt of a trip to Hawaii? Located on the Big Island, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is the perfect choice. The resort offers packages specific to honeymooners, some of which include a romantic dinner on the beach. For an incredibly relaxing experience you’ll want to visit the Palm Gove Pool which has been reserved for adults only!
3. Grand Hotel Florence, Italy
True lovers will appreciate the romantic allure of a honeymoon in Italy. The Grand Hotel Florence used to be a palace. Relax in a luxurious suite, dine in the renowned Restaurant InCanto, or explore the Arno River. You have the flexibility of making Florence your ultimate honeymoon destination or having it simply be a stop along the way to Rome or Venice!
2. The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
Las Vegas is more than casinos and drive-thru wedding chapels. It’s home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the country and the Bellagio Hotel tops the list. Relax in the spa, dine in the fine restaurants or at one of the city’s many buffets, or catch a show. The Bellagio is currently hosting “O” by Cirque du Soleil – a show you won’t want to miss!
1. Bora Bora Lagoon Resort, French Polynesia
The Bora Bora Lagoon Resort is quite possibly our favorite exotic honeymoon vacation destination. The resort itself is a series of simple bungalows perched on stilts above the waters of the lagoon, though there are a few on solid land as well. Each bungalow has a private deck, making the lagoon accessible from the privacy of your room. If that’s not cool enough for you, wait until you see the resort staff members deliver your breakfast – by canoe!
You are guaranteed a romantic and exciting experience at any of these incredible honeymoon destinations. It’s a shame you can’t visit all 10 at once – now all you have to do is choose!