The 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

The 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

Honeymoons – some background:

In Western culture, the custom of a newlywed couple going on a holiday together originated in early 19th century Great Britain. Upper-class couples would take what was known as the “bridal tour.”

In a complete reversal of the practice today, they would often be accompanied by friends or family.

Honeymoons, in the modern sense, became widespread during the Belle Époque, which covered a period from the 1870’s until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

The most popular honeymoon destinations at the time were the French Riviera and Italy, particularly its seaside resorts and romantic cities such as Rome, Verona or Venice.

Many believe that these are STILL some of the most romantic honeymoon destinations.

However, the advent of air travel has created the possibility of traveling farther afield to even more exotic locations.

The honeymoon destinations which our Life Daily team has selected, have been chosen for their beauty and romantic appeal.

We admit that budgetary limitations have not been taken into account, but some of the places are so exceptional that we think it’s worth stretching the finances.

1. Tahiti

This island paradise has pristine and sun kissed beaches, peaceful villages and thatch-roofed hideaways. You can relax at the Polynesian spas or go scuba diving, snorkeling, or boating with your other half. You will find your Tahitian hosts warm and friendly.

2. Rome

Still a favorite destination, and there is always magic in the air despite the crowds and elements of the big city life. But, you can find seductive gardens, festive fountains, classical mythology and more. And for good luck, don’t forget to to visit the Trevi fountain and toss a coin over your shoulder!

3. Paris

Considered by many as still the most romantic place for a honeymoon. The “City of Lights” is full of zest and joy. From classic to casual, you can find it all here. Indulge in the fine food and relish divine dessert after a memorable meal. From the Champs Elysees, to a sunset cruise on the Seine, Paris exudes romance.

4. Hawaii

Hawaii has some of the most beautiful sandy beaches and ocean views in the world. It has brilliant wildlife, perfect temperatures, and rare volcanic peaks.
We suggest you visit Kohala on the west coast of the island. You will find lush landscapes, alpine meadows, a huge sea mountain and rich rain forests – a real tropical extravaganza.

5. Bahamas

Calypso music, Bahamian Goombay, historical settings, rocking nightlife, and coral reefs- what more could you want? You can also see Eighteenth century villages and enjoy an abundance of culture.

The secluded beaches of Atlantis Paradise Island are an ideal place for honeymoon couples. Here you can visit casinos, or enjoy water slides and spa services.

Nassau Paradise Island is another exotic island located in Bahamas.

6. Fiji

In Fiji you will be surrounded by sun, beautiful water, and white sand. If you’re looking for adventure or just time to relax and escape the world, you can do both. Want to try surfing for the first time? You can do that here. Or you can your time simply resting on the beach – the choice is yours.

7. Bali

This is a unique and beautiful place. Everywhere, the foliage in bright shades of green covers the hillsides. The air smells musty and hot infused with sweet scents of flowers. The amazing thing is that people smile everywhere you go.

And, if you want to experience some different culture, you can do that here. In Bali you can visit ancient temples and experience traditional dances, festivals, and cultural performances.

8. Greece

A visit to Greece will ensure that your honeymoon will be a mix of old world culture mixed with a modern twist. Choose bustling Santorini, relaxing Sifnos or glamorous Mykonos. Not only will you find some of the most romantic resorts, but there is also so much to explore. It makes a prime honeymoon destination for adventurous and pleasure-seeking newlyweds alike.

9. St. Barts

This is another fabulous honeymoon destination for island lovers. This serene French Caribbean island boasts free-roaming iguanas, and over 20 breathtaking beaches, so you can enjoy a super relaxing honeymoon and get away from the bustle of city life.

You can spend the day on a beach, try on the latest French fashions, and watch the sunset while nibbling tapas over Gustavia Harbor. In the evening you can choose from nearly 100 excellent restaurants for an elegant or easy evening meal.

10. Alaskan Cruise

If your ideal honeymoon includes glaciers, mountains and magnificent views – all from the comfort of a cruise ship – then an Alaskan cruise is for you! If a beach or island doesn’t appeal to you, an Alaskan cruise has much to offer. From the gorgeous views of the landscape and wildlife from the ship to the many options off the ship, an Alaskan cruise honeymoon offers the best of both worlds.

Have you ever visited any of our romantic honeymoon destinations?

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