Once the wedding day has come and gone, many couples look forward to the next step in their newlywed life: the honeymoon. While the number of options can be overwhelming, don’t panic. You just need to find out what is right for you. From sunny beaches to elegance to adventure, our list of the world’s 5 best honeymoon destinations for 2017 covers it all. So don’t worry, there is surely something for everything. Enjoy these selections!
Tahiti / French Polynesia
Crystal clear waters, picturesque mountains and fantastic snorkeling and diving on reefs that have magnificent colors, colorful fish and underwater volcanic formations. If Bora Bora or Moorea aren’t on your honeymoon list, they should be. Stay on the beachfront in Moorea and prepare to relax. If you really want the best experience, go up the Belvedere lookout to see the breathtaking views of the famous Opanohu and Cooks Bay, the rugged mountains, For those who are interested in sailing, diving, fishing or taking an island tour, Cooks and Opanohu Bay are the perfect places. At night, relax in the luxury of the Sofitel or Brando hotels, or stay in a complex of bungalows and villas over the water. Picture of this: a resort on a crystal clear lagoon with white sand beaches and mountains behind, reaching into the clouds. Right off your patio, descend into the crystal clear water and snorkel alongside stingrays, parrotfish, trumpetfish, and other reef fish.
British Virgin Islands
With sugar-smooth beaches, hammocks, top-notch guest services, and meals to die for, it’s no secret that the British Virgin Islands are one of the top honeymoon destinations. Visit the islands of Tortola or Virgin Gorda and experience all that the BVI has to offer. Charter a boat and tour the island, while enjoying the lush surroundings of the BVI. While in Virgin Gorda, stay at Little Dix Bay, a refined resort surrounded by infinity pools and isolated from the rest of the world. For the more adventurous, take a dive or snorkel trip on the RMS Rhone. Since the shipwreck in 1867, it has been regarded as one of the best wreck diving sites in the world. Continue to discover the beauty and visit the Baths, giant granite rock formations that are a well-known natural attraction of the British Virgin Islands.
For couples seeking romance, lush beaches, and luxury, Saint Lucia is the perfect honeymoon location. Filled with tropical mountains, crystal clear dark blue waters, black sand beaches, and friendly people, Saint Lucia is a destination created for relaxation. Delight in the Anse Chastanet Resort and Jade Mountain with the Yin and Yang package. With incredible Piton views and extraordinary design, Jade Mountain is one of the most romantic resorts in the world. As a bonus, you can take a day trip or more to Martinique, a frequent destination for French tourists looking for nice beaches, good hotels, and lots of fun family activities to choose from.
Paris / French Riviera
Who could ask for a better honeymoon destination than Paris, “The City of Love”? With its iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, museums like the Louvre, and iconic landmarks like Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris is always a good idea. Add in the rich culture and its title as the culinary capital of the world, Paris is an enchanting destination. To fully explore all that Paris has to offer, take a day trip to Eze, a picturesque medieval town perched on a mountain 1,400 feet above the French Riviera. Afterward, stay at Hotel OFF, Paris’s first hotel and bar on the water. If it’s old-school glamor and elegance you’re after, take your chance at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Save your energy for after sunset in Nice, which has one of the best nightlife scenes on the Riviera. Like Tenerife, it is likely to benefit from some of the most favorable exchange rates that American travelers have seen with Europe in the last 20 years.
Nature, fun and sophistication: Tenerife is perfect for honeymooners who just can’t decide which one they prefer. Stay at the Gran Meliá, named the best resort hotel in Spain by travel agencies if you love exploring the great outdoors. Or if what you like the most is going late into the night and drinking champagne, the Hard Rock Tenerife is for you. If you are looking for luxury, the Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque Resort will be the hotel to pamper yourself.
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