We understand that part of the wedding planning stress comes from finding the destination for your fantasy honeymoon. So we did some of the heavy lifting for you. From wine tours to bungee jumping to beaches and mountains – here are 7 special locations for you and your significant other to enjoy after tying the knot.
1. Taormina, Sicily
Yes, we know what you’re thinking – this is the town where White Lotus season 2 took place. But Taormina is also famous for picturesque beaches, historic landmarks and insanely tasty cuisine.
Isola Bella, one of the most iconic beaches in the area, is a must-see; it consists of a sliver of sand that connects the mainland to a small island.
2. Napa Valley, California
Napa is the perfect location for a domestic, laid-back honeymoon full of local wines and breathtaking views.
Take a hot air balloon ride over the valley and vineyards. If staying closer to the ground is more your vibe, take the Napa Valley Wine Train where you can spend a full day, afternoon or evening eating and drinking some of the best food and wine in the area, all while exploring different historic train cars.
3. Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv is the ideal location for honeymooners looking for gorgeous beaches, delicious middle eastern cuisine, loads of history and vibrant nightlife.
Hilton Bay is the coastal spot for you and your significant other to soak up the sun. Make sure to stay until sunset to experience artists and DJ performances with happy hour drinks at the Hilton Bay Restaurant.
If you’re in search of a fun day trip, stroll down the boardwalk to Jaffa, a historic port city located just south of Tel Aviv. Visit Shuk Hapishpeshim (also known as The Jaffa Flea Market) to bring a piece of your honeymoon home with you.
Companies like Abraham Hostels offer local tours as well as day trips to neighboring countries, like Jordan. And if you’re interested in visiting the holy city of Jerusalem, it’s just a 45 minute train ride away.
If warm weather and white sand beaches don’t define your ideal honeymoon, then Iceland should be at the top of your list.
The country’s capital, Reykjavik, hits the mark if you’re seeking a city full of cultural attractions, exciting nightlife and natural wonders. Spend a day in The Blue Lagoon, famous for its mineral-rich waters that are said to have healing properties, and in the evening, head to Magic Ice Bar and Gallery, an ice bar that serves signature drinks in glasses made out of ice.
Escape the hustle and bustle by visiting Vik, a small village located on Iceland’s southern coast best known for its black sand beaches and glaciers.
5. Queenstown, New Zealand
Known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown has so much to offer. From bungee jumping off Kawarau Bridge to paragliding over the gorgeous landscape, Queenstown has everything for the daredevil in you. Don’t forget to add Faye’s adventure and extreme sports coverage for this part of your honeymoon.
For your fantasy accommodation, Matakauri Lodge is the ultimate boutique hotel to stay in offering 11 luxurious rooms with alpine and lake views seen in every suite.
For the best sightseeing tour, check out this romantic Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise and Flight where you will cruise the length of the fjord to the Tasman Sea followed by a flight over Fjorland and the Southern Alps.
6. Bora Bora
Bora Bora is the flight to book if you’re in need of a honeymoon full of crystal-clear water and pristine beaches.
For the most Instagram-worthy and “omg I can’t believe they honeymooned there” reactions, reserve an overwater villa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, where you will wake up to panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean and have private access to the water right from your suite.
For even more romance, cruise down Bora Bora’s lagoon during sunset on this Bora Bora Sunset Cruise and Dinner, offering a unique experience of boating on a traditional Polynesian outrigger canoe and ending the night with a private table at Restaurant Saint James.
From vibrant cities to spectacular mountains, Morocco has it all for honeymooners. Marrakech is filled to the brim with history and culture, from visiting Les Bains d’Orient, a hammam (traditional Moroccan spa) where you can opt for a range of special treatments, to spending an evening in the Agafay Desert complete with a camel ride and traditional Moroccan dinner.
Book a French-inspired riad or opt to go more luxe and stay at El Fenn where you can enjoy the rooftop pool and in-house restaurant.
Head out of Marrakech to see the blue city of Chefchaouen or visit Fes, a city known for its leather tanneries. Make sure to explore the Medina of Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas.
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