It is that beautiful time in a couple’s life when they just got married and are ready to go on their honeymoon. The gifts have been unpacked, the cake has been eaten, and the obligatory cans have been tied to the back of the car to indicate marriage. But where off to now? Well, in this brief guide you will find a description of the top five world destinations for a honeymoon.
Number Five: Florence, Italy
According to U.S. News Travel section, the best honeymoon destinations should be the opposite of stressful – calm and restful, romantic, and enjoyable for both members of the couple. Based on these criteria, they chose Florence to be one of the top selections. As a city of renowned art and delicious cuisine, Florence offers plenty to do for newlywed couples. Days can be spent walking along the labyrinth of old streets, tasting local fare and wine, soaking in the art, and ending the days by observing a sunset. The city inspired artists like Michelangelo and Brunelleschi and offers great 14th century architecture, from the Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore), Michelangelo’s Plaza (Piazzale Michelangiolo), and the Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi).
Number Four: Kauai, Hawaii, United States
Based on the same criteria, U.S. News chose this Hawaiian island as a great location. It offers private villas on secluded beaches, which makes for a private, relaxing, and romantic getaway. Adventurous couples can hike through the Na Pali Coast, explore Waimea Canyon, or even partake in water sports down the Wailua River. U.S. News describes the island as having “honey-dipped sunsets, chocolate-sand beaches, and aquamarine skies,” which results in only one conclusion – Kauai has mastered seduction.
Number Three: Crete, Greece
The island of Crete, located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Crete, is much more diverse than it seems when looking at a map. It offers four distinct regions that offer very different experiences, from exploration of jungles to beach lounging. The sand, hotels, spas, and Greek cuisine are perfect for a couple recently married. The Vai Beach (Palm Beach), the Palace of Knossos, and the Historical Museum of Crete are just some of the suggestions to check out that should satisfy all diverse tastes of the newlyweds.
Number Two: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Croatia is an amazingly beautiful country on the Adriatic Coast that has a great combination of natural beauty and the hustle and bustle of a modern, thriving European economy. According to Katie Frederick from The Huffington Post, “Croatia has it all – beautiful beaches, unique culture, magnificent national parks with waterfalls couples can hike to.” Many who have gone have also said that the people met during their trips have added an unexpected value to their honeymoons. Dubrovnik specifically is a great blend of traditional and modern, offering its beautiful walled medieval exterior and balconies right over the water, perfect for any romantic moment.
Number One: Tadrai Island Resort, Fiji
The top-rated honeymoon destination chosen is Fiji, due to its secluded and luxurious accommodations. Many people have rated this resort for its privacy and adventure. It offers snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, visiting small villages, and pampering in the spa. Each villa has a private pool with an ocean view, and the whole resort is couples-only. If wanting total privacy and a romantic and intimate setting, then this Fiji resort is the place to celebrate your honeymoon.