In our opinion, honeymoon destinations deserve more time, care, and planning, than the actual wedding day. After all, a wedding is one day of your life, and you spend most of that time too stressed over something going wrong to fully enjoy it. A honeymoon is usually a full week (maybe even two), and it’s generally your first major adventure as a couple.
How some people spend a fraction of the money on their honeymoons that they do on their weddings, is beyond us. With that said, here are our picks for the 5 best honeymoon destinations in the world. Let’s get started!
5. Castle Dracula In Romania
Castle Dracula, or ‘Bran Castle’ as it’s officially known, is located in Transylvania and fits author Bram Stoker’s description of his fictitious Count’s residence to a tee. Stoker never visited the location but allegedly used a drawing of Bran to fill out his monstrous creation’s life. If you wanted to make this romantic horror tale a part of your honeymoon, we couldn’t blame you. Visit here to start your planning. And before we forget: ‘Down with glittery vampires!’
4. Tour Of Italy
When you’re talking about touring Italy, it’s far too difficult to pinpoint just one location as a ‘must-see.’ Personally, if we were planning this as one of our possible honeymoon destinations, we would have to find time to visit Venice, the Colosseum and ancient Rome, and, of course, the Vatican. Way too much history and architectural beauty to ignore! Get started here.
3. Rangali Island Of Conrad Maldives
Okay, so not everything has to be about history. If you want all your fun stuff in one location, we suggest heading to Conrad Maldives — Rangali Island, in particular — and taking advantage of the resort-style atmosphere. You’ll arrive following a 30-minute flight via seaplane. From there, choose from 11 amazing restaurants and bars, including the famous Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. Then, go for a swim or spend a full day at the spa. Up to you. This link will allow you to start planning your getaway.
2. Huka Lodge In New Zealand
Fodor’s Travel calls New Zealand one of the World’s Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2014, and who are we to argue? If you want a location that has the scenery for taking it easy and the endless opportunities for adventure, then this is where you’ll want to go. And while you’re here, the Huka Lodge is considered one of the best hotels the country has to offer with island and park access for all the hiking, fishing, golfing, and boating you can possibly handle.
1. Makepeace Island In Australia
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This heart-shaped island in Australia is perhaps the quintessential honeymoon destination. In addition to being the perfect shape for love, it’s exclusively yours for the entire length of your stay. That’s because once you book it, no one else can get in. While there, swim and indulge in the great outdoors until your hearts are content. Just make sure you start planning today.
Which of these top honeymoon destinations do you find the most appealing, and what would you have included on the list?