Don’t forget your honeymoon is your chance to sit back and relax!
With so much to plan over a short space of time, it is essential that the days of rest and honeymooning equally match the standard of your wedding and reception. After all the lovely couple are entitled to a well-deserved break!
There are almost 200 countries in the world, and on top of that, an array of secluded paradisiacal islands.
Of course choosing where to spend your honeymoon days may take longer than you might have anticipated. So DESIblitz is on hand to give you an insight into some of the most popular honeymoon destinations.
Aloha! Although it may seem that Hawaii is a bit too typical for a honeymoon, it really is worth making a fuss over. With over six magical islands to choose from, Hawaii gives you the option of adventure, relaxation and peace of mind all within a short distance from each other.
With a big influence from many Asian countries, Hawaiian food may resemble dishes such as teriyaki chicken or other oriental sauces like soy sauce and wasabi.
The Plate lunch dish is popular and includes rice alongside macaroni or potato salad. There is also the option of adding meats like chicken and pork for meat lovers as well as seafood.
When booking a hotel for your honeymoon you need to ensure that it has the wow factor to make your holiday even more special and personal to you.
The Royal Hawaiian resort on the island of Oahu provides you with 5 star service and will cater for all those essential honeymoon details. Situated along the popular white sands of Wakiki beach, it’s honeymoon paradise!
Jambo! Wild adventures, warm surroundings and an unforgettable honeymoon can be expected on your visit to Kenya. Residing on the outer edge of Africa, Kenya boasts scenic views that showcase African culture, leaving guests with a memorable souvenir to take back home with them.
You cannot escape Kenya without seeing the wildlife on a safari. Safaris are for couples of all ages and are just as breathtaking as the first time round. On your travels around the wildlife reserves make sure you pass the Maasai Mara National Reserve, home to some extraordinary wildlife. Voyaging through nature and some of the world’s most ferocious animals with your loved one could not be any more spectacular.
Once again with the influence of Indian and Arabic cuisines Kenyan dishes like chapattis and biryanis might surprise you with a taste of something familiar. If you’re a big fan of Indian food then dining out in Kenya should not be a problem.
If you’re looking for a safari resort then Mara Bushtops in the Maasai Mara is definitely the place to be. The resort juxtaposes the wilderness with luxury and comfort to achieve the best of both worlds.
Halo! A recent favourite with British-Asian honeymooners is Bali. This country buzzes with energy and culture and will have your honeymoon jam-packed in no time if you’re an on-the-go couple. Don’t worry, there are palm fringed beaches for those who like to lounge and soak up the sun.
The Oberoi Bali is a popular honeymoon spot. The hotel provides guests with a magical experience from their arrival to their departure. Situated on the Seminyak beach, this hotel is perfect for honeymooners as the villas give guests the privacy they need—private swimming pools and scenic settings, the hotel has it all!
The Balinese culture is extremely rich. Planning visits to temples and local towns and villages like Ubud will display a traditional side of Bali—authentic Balinese cuisines and traditional dancers will entertain you on romantic evenings out. If you want real Balinese culture and less touristic experiences then Ubud is the place to be.
Al fresco dining is most appreciated on the Indonesian island. If you want to enjoy some of the traditional food then you might want to try Nasi goreng (rice with fried egg on top). Exotic fruits are also a must try in Bali, especially Rambutans which are native to Indonesia.
Hola! Time to get your sombreros ready for a sizzling honeymoon in Mexico. The country offers a taste of all aspects of life: history, architecture, contemporary living and those extra special romantic spots.
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun offers honeymooners 5 star luxury hotel rooms. The adults only hotel provides guests with all the essentials plus that little bit extra—a Jacuzzi for two, minibars and an open-air theatre.
Sightseeing in Mexico is a must. The infamous Chichen Itza is popular amongst tourists. Often quoted as one of the seven wonders of the world, the Chichen Itza boasts historical heritage for those that want to discover the real Mexico. One honeymooner said:
“Mexico was a perfect honeymoon destination, I would recommend it to couples of all ages. I would definitely visit again in the near future.”
When dining out there are a variety of cuisines to choose from. So fear not if Spanish food is not really your thing. For traditional Mexican food try Chilaquiles (tortillas stuffed with chicken, scrambled eggs and salsa).
Ciao! For those that have maxed out on the wedding and reception, we’ve brought paradise a little closer to you. Although Venice is not on the other side of the world, spending your honeymoon on an island linked by bridges and canals could not be more romantic.
Centurion Palace is a 5 star hotel represented by its unique 21st century interior design and stunning views. Situated beside the Grand Canal you are not too far away from some of the most historic sights such as the La Salute Church. A hotel floating on water—a truly unique honeymoon experience!
Gondola rides are the most common form of transport in Venice, getting from A to B never felt more calming. With panoramic views surrounding you, you will not be bored with what Venice has to offer. Take time to hop on and off the gondolas for some spectacular sightseeing.
For a slice of Venetian heritage make sure you do not miss out on the Carnival Theatre Show which unravels the true history of the city.
Italian food is something the British are accustomed to however, if you want the authentic taste of spaghetti, pasta and pizza then dining out along the Promenade (Riva Degli Schiavoni) should satisfy your taste buds.
Choosing the honeymoon that’s just right for you is a challenging task, so make sure you do your research well in advance. Check all health precautions and customs before you arrive. The hard part is over, don’t forget your honeymoon is your chance to sit back and relax!