Getting married is one of the most joyful and memorable times in your life as a couple. It’s only fitting that your honeymoon should also be a memorable trip of a lifetime.
Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all honeymoon. Just like weddings themselves, honeymoons come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. It all just depends on the couple’s interests and personalities. Some want to experience something new in an exotic location, while others are ready to relax and unwind amid a tropical paradise. And hey, some newlyweds are a couple of adrenaline junkies looking for a tremendous adventure!
Whether you’re looking to relax in the lap of luxury, or you’re hoping to enjoy some serious excitement, there are plenty of options out there to make your honeymoon a memorable experience.
Marrakech, Morocco is known as “The Red City,” thanks to the color of the brick walls that surround it and the buildings within. It makes this ancient walled city stand out against the white peaks of the nearby Atlas Mountains.
When you arrive in Marrakech, you are transported to another world full of mosques, palaces, and lush gardens. Rich with history, the city has stood for nearly 1,000 years. Take in the sights at the Badi Palace and the Saadian Tombs, soak in hammams (public baths), and go for a camel ride in the desert. And make sure you plan plenty of time to eat because the food here is phenomenal.
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Walt Disney World, Florida
Although Walt Disney World is a theme park – or rather, a few theme parks – it’s not just for kids. A stay at Walt Disney World Resorts is the perfect fairytale honeymoon destination for anyone who wants a magical vacation. Disney offers honeymoon packages, or you can build your own dream experience. You’ll find deluxe accommodations, award-winning restaurants, plus all the thrilling attractions and amazing performances from the parks.
Of course, you don’t have to stick with Orlando’s Walt Disney World. There’s a “Happiest Place on Earth” in other locations just waiting on you, too. Disneyland Resort is in sunny Southern California, or make your honeymoon even more magical at Tokyo Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, or Disneyland Paris!
Las Vegas, Nevada
Hey, Las Vegas isn’t just for exchanging vows in a small chapel with an Elvis impersonator. Even if you held your nuptials elsewhere, Vegas is an ideal honeymoon destination for couples looking for something exciting and action-packed. After all, it’s called “The City That Never Sleeps” for a reason!
Although gambling is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Vegas, this glitzy and glamorous destination offers so much more for visitors. It’s become a hotspot for world-renowned chefs to open amazing restaurants. Go beyond the strip to see what else is out there, catch a show, take a ride on one of the world’s tallest observation wheels, or just lounge by the pool in a private cabana.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
While some newlyweds are looking for exciting honeymoon destinations full of action and adventure, others prefer to escape and relax in a tropical paradise. If that is more your speed, Bora Bora in the South Pacific has everything you want in an idyllic getaway: pristinely white sandy beaches, unbelievably turquoise water, and lush tropical greenery.
This small French Polynesian island is home to luxurious resorts and spas, fine dining, and snorkeling among a gorgeous coral reef. You can even stay in overwater bungalows for the ultimate peaceful, luxurious honeymoon.
There is certainly no shortage of things to do in Costa Rica, making it the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who enjoy adrenaline-filled adventures. There are more than 30 national parks in this Central American country, providing more hiking, climbing, zip-lining, bungee jumping, spelunking, and surfing than you’ve ever experienced.
Explore rainforests brimming with biodiversity, check out the world-class museums and other cultural institutions, or see wildlife you can’t see anywhere else. As an added bonus, Costa Rica also boasts a coastline with tropical beaches on both the Caribbean and Pacific, so you can also dig your toes in the sand and relax.
Hey, it might be cliche, but I don’t even care. Paris is the city of love, and it will make for the most romantic backdrop for your honeymoon. Imagine strolling along the River Seine, with the magnificent Eiffel Tower sparkling. It will feel like something out of a romantic film as you and your partner enjoy fine dining and French wine by candlelight.
Paris truly is a city like none other. Don’t miss the Louvre Museum, the largest museum in the world packed with 10,000 years of history. For more itinerary ideas for Paris, check out these five sights you don’t want to miss!