What’s your ultimate honeymoon destination? As wedding planners, we get to hear of so many ideas for honeymoons – from road trips to international travel, to sit in the sand all-inclusive beach resorts. Croatia seems to be the honeymoon destination for a number of our couples in the last year and we hear nothing but amazing things! It’s definitely been added to our own travel bucket lists.
While it can be hard to decide where to go on a honeymoon, and what budget permits, keep in mind the activities once you arrive and that they’ll accommodate each of your goals for the trip. If one of you prefers lounging on the beach and the other wants some adventure, look for a locale that offers both. Do you have a travel bucket list? Honeymoons are a great time to cross a new location off your list! Just be sure to save room in your wedding budget if necessary to take that trip! Also, don’t wait to order passports. If you don’t already have them, I advise couples to start working on that process during the wedding planning in case international travel becomes an option.
Harper’s Bazaar has great ideas for international honeymoon destinations, including adventurous places like Zambia, Cambodia and Thailand. Add those all to my list! Iceland, Mexico, and St. Lucia all come highly recommended from our own couples, and if you’re in Florida, the Bahamas is only a quick flight away. So easy to plan and there’s beautiful weather year round. One more idea based on personal experience is a road trip up (or down) the Pacific Coast Highway in California. We’ve done this trip a couple times because we love it so much – start in San Francisco, then head south through Monterrey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Big Sur, Cambria, and end the trip in Los Angeles.
10 years ago, my husband and I boarded a plane the morning after our wedding for Rome. We spent seven days exploring the city and practicing a little Italian as we fumbled our way through eateries and cafes, got stuck at a train station, and had dinner in the tiniest little restaurant that we still think was actually an Italian grandmother’s home. I love travel and am always eager to hear about must-go places in the world! My travel bucket list is always growing and I’d love to hear about your choice for honeymoon destinations. Drop a line in the comments and let me know where you went or would love to go!