Although some marriage traditions are now considered outdated in the modern world, one part of the proceedings that’s never lost its appeal is the romantic holiday for the bride and groom, allowing them to celebrate their new wedded lives. Although couples often look for different things from honeymoon destinations, there are a number of common factors that make some destinations clear winners.
Part of the appeal of honeymoons is the chance to get away from it all and spend some time together without the distractions of everyday life. This helps explain why remote island destinations are so enduringly popular with honeymooners, offering idyllic scenery and the chance to relax in solitude in some of the world’s most beautiful locations.
There are many destinations around the world that qualify, so it’s up to the personal preferences of couples which one they prefer, and which one they can afford. Whether it’s the tropical Indonesian paradise of Bali or sunny Acapulco in Mexico – famously the honeymoon destination of the Kennedys – the classic ideal of the honeymoon escape is alive and well.
Still, that doesn’t mean tropical islands will necessarily suit every couple, and the diversity of the Earth’s climate and geology means there’s no limit to your honeymoon options. Some honeymooners opt for the decidedly colder climes of destinations like Alberta, Canada, where an energetic day of skiing, hiking, horse riding or white water rafting can make relaxing in a warm hotel room in the evening even more enjoyable.
You don’t have to escape the human race on your honeymoon, of course, and you could still enjoy a great holiday with your partner by heading to destinations more associated with family outings – like Walt Disney World or Universal Studios Resort in Florida. The accommodation at these popular theme park resorts is of the same high standard as other international destinations, and you’ll have everything you need in close proximity to unleash your inner child and enjoy an exciting honeymoon together.
If you and your partner are lovers of art, culture and history, there are many majestic cities across Europe that could be ideal for a cultural honeymoon too. Consider Florence, Italy, to experience some of the world’s most magnificent art and finest cuisine, where it’s just a short train journey to other enticing destinations throughout Italy – from romantic Venice to the gorgeous Amalfi coast.
Whether you prefer the sun, sea and sand of Mauritius holidays or the urban bustle of New York or Paris, your honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to indulge yourself on your dream break.
Bob Taggart writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.