Honeymoon Ideas

Tips for Choosing Where to Go on Your Dream Honeymoon

Every couple's idea of their dream honeymoon is different. For some, the ideal honeymoon will take place at a private tropical resort. For others, a honeymoon may be enjoyed more in an urban setting. To figure out what’s right for you (and your budget!), you’ll need to consider your tastes, time frame, and dreams for the perfect honeymoon.

Here are some practical tips for every type of bride and groom:

Do You Crave Adventure?
– Some couples are active and athletic. They seek out challenges that make life seem fresh and exciting. For the adventurous couple, outdoor activities in a beautiful setting can inspire the imagination…and even more romantic bliss. If money is no object, consider a walking tour of Ireland, with its historical Ring Of Kerry route. Getting out and seeing the ancient Celtic monuments, castles, and ruins of the Emerald Isle can make for an unforgettable, post-nuptial getaway. Other hot destinations include the stunning Galapagos Islands, where the shores and foliage teem with exotic wildlife. Hawaii is another great place to honeymoon with its dormant volcanoes, great surfing, gorgeous weather, and luaus galore make this picturesque locale very appealing.

Do You Seek Out Peace And Tranquility? – The beauty of a holistic spa resort or spiritual retreat can add a sense of peace and tranquility to your honeymoon experience. For some couples, getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be extremely romantic. The best spas and resorts will offer massages, quiet morning hikes, healthy cuisine, and plenty of downtime for romantic togetherness. Some fun options for a holistic, serene honeymoon include the Canyon Ranch Spa Resort, in gorgeous Tucson, Arizona, and SamyogaBali Resort in North Bali. Both of these spas feature yoga, meditation, and natural splendor in abundance. If your budget is small, look for similar retreats close to home. It’s all about getting away from it all, and leaving the city life behind as you celebrate your new marriage.

Are You Urban To The Core? - If you want to experience the glitz and sensory overload of city life, the Big Apple could be your ideal urban honeymoon destination. Broadway plays, fine dining (or hot dogs from a vendor’s cart) and the excitement of Manhattan will make you both feel like you’ve stepped into a scene from Woody Allan’s Annie Hall! You might also want to consider an exciting Canadian city, such as Montreal. Montreal offers a taste of French culture, and a very sophisticated, fashion-conscious sensibility. Any happening urban locale will work. For example, Austin, Texas is very popular these days, because it offers a unique, friendly vibe to tourists. As long as you have a comfortable hotel room to escape to once your days of urban exploring are over, you’ll be able to create memories that last a lifetime.

Your honeymoon should be one of the most special, memorable times in your life together. Look for deals on hotels and airfare, well in advance of your wedding. Try to trim costs wherever possible, so you can spend your money eating, drinking, and generally sampling the pleasures of your destination. While you’re planning your nuptials and making a budget, always consider your honeymoon as well. Once you’ve tied the knot, this romantic getaway will become an amazing extension of your wedding celebration.

Ciara O'Brien writes for Irish Celtic Jewels, an online Celtic jewelry store. On her blog she writes about all things Irish and Celtic including information about weddings and the Claddagh ring


Looking for a spa for your honeymoon. Check out SpaFinder for a directory of luxury spas and resorts around the world.

Order The Global SpaFinder Directory Today!

The Universal Gift of Spa

The Knot Wedding ShopCandyWarehouse.com Candy Store!Wedding websites from eWedding.comShop Wedding Accessories at American Bridal

Shop By Categories