You’ve made your love official, and now it’s finally time to relax. While very exciting, wedding planning can be a great source of stress, and your honeymoon is likely going to be your first real chance to enjoy some quality time together. This vacation should be pleasant and relaxing, but it should still suit your wishes, needs, and personal style. So, whether you’re a couple that wants to explore a unique destination, experience incredible food and architecture, or simply unwind on a beautiful beach, here are some of the most interesting honeymoon destinations:
With a bustling nightlife, impressive wellness offerings and some of the most picturesque architectural designs in the region, Colombia simply oozes romance. The old, walled town of Cartagena lures in travelers from all around the world with its vivid colonial villas and cathedrals, balconies with billowing bougainvillea, and slow ambles through cobbled streets to arcaded squares. However, Cartagena is also bursting with a contemporary energy, brought on by freshly experimental kitchens and a savvy fashion crowd drawn to the colorful blend of old and new. Beyond the walls of the stunning old town, glitzy Bocagrande beckons with swimming beaches and upscale bistros, while the night gets steamier still in incredible late-night salsa bars.
For nature lovers, Western Norway’s alpine region of Lofoten is the ideal honeymoon destination. If you are an active and adventurous couple, you can head to Sunnmøre, a breathtaking stretch of peaks and summits where you can climb, hike, surf, sail, and even take in a whale safari. You might even decide to charter a private yacht to ski on mountains that are so remote they are only accessible by sea, or you can use this opportunity to experience the beauty of the Northern Lights together. Whichever activity you choose, be sure to equip yourself with a great GoPro Hero action camera that will allow you to capture every incredible moment and cherish it forever.
With its charmingly quaint yet luxurious approach to life and some of Italy’s most gorgeous beaches, Puglia is as close to perfection as it gets, and it’s the ideal destination for a relaxing honeymoon vacation. Pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello, which is filled with iconic Trulli buildings and whitewashed stone huts. Local restaurants offer some of the most authentic food in the region, including heaps of pasta and an abundance of Mediterranean options, which truly make for an extraordinary culinary experience. Ostuni is packed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the area, so take your time to explore them all and enjoy your relaxing honeymoon to the fullest.
Although it may not be the most obvious honeymoon destination, Croatia is filled with sights and experiences still undiscovered by most travelers. You can expect to see stunning Roman ruins, such as the fourth century Diocletian Palace, breathtaking natural wonders, like the seven towering waterfalls of the Krka National Park, and virtually untouched medieval villages. Spend the day visiting vineyards, olive gardens and quaint villages, or sail between Croatia’s gorgeous islands, including Korcula and Hvar, where you can dock for a swim and layout wherever you like. While there’s plenty to explore during the light of day, Dubrovnik after dark is simply mesmerizing, as the old city lights up and comes alive with endless fantastic nightlife options.
An unforgettable honeymoon should be personal, and a reflection of shared good taste. And if there’s one holiday people are going to ask you about, it’s this one. So, choose one of the abovementioned destinations and go on a trip of a lifetime.