Preparing for your wedding can be pretty stressful, and sometimes planning the honeymoon can add even more stress. However, by focusing on the excitement of discovering a new destination and your time away as newlyweds, your planning can turn from stress-filled to stress-free. Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, here are seven honeymoon destinations for you to consider.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing trip or an adventure, Thailand has a lot to offer. Home to some of best beaches and spas in the world, Thailand can be a great place for the newlywed couple.
If you are seeking adventure on your honeymoon, then you can enjoy kayaking, hiking, and trekking though the jungle. There are several different tours that you can participate in, each designed to share the beauty and history of the country and its landscape.
Composed of fifteen different islands and located between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands offer a great place to honeymoon. Choose from twenty different hotels and resorts that all offer unique views and experiences for those that choose to stay here.
Along with amazing food, shopping, and plenty of entertainment, you can expect beautiful beaches and plenty of opportunities to explore the islands by boat, four-wheeler, and four-wheel-drive vehicles.
Named by Brides Magazine as one of the top honeymoon locations in the world, Aruba is a place where the sun shines almost every day of the year with temperatures in the 80s coupled with wonderful breezes. Choose from eight different beaches, one of which has been named in the top ten beaches in the world.
Besides delicious food and fun shopping, you can expect to experience wildlife, go on jeep tours, relax at a spa, or enjoy the island from the water.
One of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, Jamaica is home to some of the best all-inclusive resorts. When you choose an all-inclusive resort, everything you could need or want will be easily accessible at hand.
However, you also have the option to stay at a hotel or smaller resort. Do not worry, though, you will still have plenty of opportunities to go explore. Blogger Jane at In the Pink & Green had this to say about staying at a smaller resort:
"There was a tour company that came to the resort with all different activities that you could sign up for, and although we enjoy just relaxing at the hotel, it was nice to get out and try some new things."
For those looking for a honeymoon that may be a little less traditional and away from the beach, Michigan provides some great places to visit and stay. Whether you are looking to stay in a city like Grand Rapids, Detroit, something quaint like New Holland, or a cabin out in the middle of nowhere, Michigan really has a lot to offer. Some of the country's best wineries and breweries are located in Michigan, but that certainly is not all there is to do.
If you enjoy hiking, swimming, kayaking, and other outdoor activities, then this might just be the place for you.
Rising in popularity for several years now, Costa Rica is a vacation you will never forget. While many locations around the world provide newlyweds with a diverse offering of activities, none of them compare to Costa Rica. With pristine beaches, small towns, and jungles to hike through, Costa Rica is adventure and relaxation all rolled into one.
If you decide on Costa Rica for your honeymoon, then you will want to make sure you visit at least one of the three hundred beaches and take a hike through Monteverde's Cloud Forest.
If beaches are not your thing, and you do not care about the outdoors that much, then perhaps you should consider taking a trip to one of Europe's premier destinations. Whether you make it to Paris or not, France is a diverse country that is home to excellent food, world class shopping, amazing cities, and wonderful people. Take a ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower, visit the small towns of Provence, or enjoy a stay at one of the many resorts along the French Riviera.
No matter where you decide to travel for your honeymoon, make sure you plan a trip that you will never forget. This is your time to relax and enjoy time well earned with your new spouse. Bon voyage!