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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Honeymoon Destinations for Everyone

Words by Katie McCabe
Photos courtesy of Katie McCabe

You've found the perfect wedding attire, venue, and flowers, now it's time to pick a destination to celebrate your first days as a married couple. With so many amazing places around the world to choose from, deciding on a honeymoon location can be quite a challenge. Every couple is different. Some crave adventure and thrilling experiences, while others want nothing more than a warm beach and a tropical drink in hand. No matter what you're desiring for your honeymoon, you're covered! Below are eight incredible destinations, each one perfectly suited for every type of couple. 

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Positano is for Romantics

Located along Italy's Amalfi Coast, Positano represents romance at its finest. Lovers wander the town hand-in-hand, sampling lemon gelato and soaking up the amorous atmosphere. Others head down to the intimate beach to bask in the sun, swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea, and jet off to the neighboring island of Capri. If a romance-filled honeymoon is on your agenda, look no further than this idyllic Italian gem. 

Recommended hotels: Le Sirenuse, Villa TreVille, Hotel Marincanto

Iceland is for Outdoor Enthusiasts 

Massive waterfalls, ethereal glaciers, and one famous Blue Lagoon are just a few of the mesmerizing sights you'll find in Iceland. This awe-inspiring country is a fantastic honeymoon destination for couples who love the outdoors. With so many unique landscapes to explore, renting a camper is the best way to make your way around this volcanic island. If you're lucky, you may even begin your days of wedded bliss under the elusive Northern Lights. 

Recommended hotels: Campervan Iceland, Happy Campers

Bora Bora is for Beach Lovers

If sun, sand, and relaxation are at the top of your honeymoon wish-list, then Bora Bora is the destination for you. This five-star location includes everything from over-water bungalows and pristine beaches to world-renowned chefs and couples massages. Bora Bora is the ultimate beach honeymoon. Vacationers snorkel with sea turtles and exotic fish, dine on eclectic cuisine, and enjoy the utmost relaxation in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Sure, it comes with a hefty price tag — around $700 USD per night — but those bungalow views are worth every pretty penny!

Recommended hotels: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Machu Picchu is for Adventurers 

Are you the couple that craves adventure? Do you relish in thrilling hikes and epic destinations? If so, a honeymoon to Machu Picchu is a must! Located in the middle of a secluded mountain forest, the "Lost City of the Incas" is perfect for couples who are looking for the adventure of a lifetime. Hike through the Amazon's spectacular jungles, climb to the highest point of Machu Picchu's citadel, and then unwind with some fresh ceviche and a pisco sour.  

Recommended hotels: Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Cairo is for History Buffs

A trip to Cairo would make any history buff's jaw drop. From the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx to the Nile River and Egyptian Antiquities Museum, the city is filled with one historic masterpiece after the next. Whether you're wandering ancient bazaars, exploring tombs in a museum, or riding a camel through the Sahara desert, a honeymoon to Cairo will have you feeling as if you've been transported back in time.

Recommended hotels: The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah Hotel, Pyramids View Inn

Africa is for Philanthropists 

Africa is such a beautiful continent. Unfortunately, countries like Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria still suffer from social issues and impoverished cities. Many volunteer opportunities aid in medical care, teaching, and building houses, schools, and community buildings. If giving back to the less fortunate is the ideal way to spend your honeymoon, sign up for a volunteer program in Africa! The experience can be very rewarding.

Recommended hotels: Accommodations are provided for volunteers. 

Thailand is for Foodies 

Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Green Curry....the list goes on and on. Thailand is a foodies dream. With so many amazing dishes to choose from, it's no wonder thousands of people visit Thailand ever month just to indulge in its mouthwatering cuisine. In Bangkok, food stands line the popular Khao San Road while coconut ice cream is served on the sunny beaches of Phuket. Thailand surely is a delicious honeymoon destination for couples who love to eat.

Recommended hotels: Sala Rattanakosin, Adara Resort & Villas, The Surin Phuket

Paris is for City Lovers

There is no city more perfect to visit during your honeymoon than Paris. Known as "The City of Light," Paris is jam-packed with famous attractions, delectable cuisine, and an abundance of romance. So much romance, in fact, that many visitors mistakenly call it "The City of Love." If your dream is to stroll hand-in-hand down the Champs-Élysées, kiss underneath the Eiffel Tower, and eat as much bread and cheese as possible, then it's time to say "Bonjour" to Paris.

Recommended hotels: Shangri-La Hotel Paris, The Peninsula Paris, Four Seasons Hotel George V, Novotel Paris les Halles

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