Top Ten Honeymoon Destinations 2012
Are you planning to go to a special place for your honeymoon of dream? And do you need some help choosing where to go on your honeymoon? We’ve selected 10 adventurous honeymoon destinations – from beach paradises like Maldives and Tahiti to more extravagant honeymoon destinations as Japan and Alaska. Learn about the best places to spend your honeymoon and choose the best of best one for that ‘once in a lifetime’ sweet honeymoon experience!
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Thailand is a dream destination if you’re planning a honeymoon! Most people who honeymoon in Thailand still choose to head to the beaches, and there certainly are some amazing ones here. But if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous or different, there are plenty of other places in Thailand what are wonderfully romantic and also off the beaten path.
For those seeking something out-of-the-ordinary, Japan is one of those honeymoon destinations that is truly memorable. While there’s nothing quite like the bright lights and busy streets of Tokyo, but taking a trip into the more remote areas of Japan, like the Hoshinoya Karuizawa resort in the Kitasaku District is the ultimate escape. Wait until the sun sets and you can watch the floating lanterns on the river outside your bedroom window. The Mizunami villa is ideal if you want to be beside the water and is styled with traditional Japanese furnishings. A perfect day would include an eco tour, relaxation time in the hot springs and dinner at the authentic Japanese restaurant.
Off the coast of Indian, the Maldives are a country made up of coral islands, meaning there are plenty of sandy beaches, clear ocean water and palm trees to discover. For a honeymoon that is pure luxury we suggest the One & Only Maldives, set on one of Maldives largest islands North Malé Atoll. You can stay in a Water Villa perched above the ocean — perfect for sunning in a hammock by day and stargazing by night. Book a luxurious treatment pour deux in a villa overlooking the ocean at the award-winning Spa by ESPA, then finish the day with dinner at the low-key Reethi Restaurant for light Mediterranean cuisine. After all of the activities from snorkeling to sailing at your fingertips, you’ll want to slow things down.
A tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean, royal newlyweds Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge jetted off to the Seychelles for their honeymoon about a week after their notorious wedding. While the couple reportedly bought out an entire island for their 10-day stay, we think the next best thing to that is staying in an Ocean Front Villa at the Maia Luxury Resort & Spa. It’s laid-back living here on the island of Mahe, where you can indulge in spa treatments, practice yoga, explore the island or just sit with a book on the beach and relax.
British Virgin Islands
If sailing the open seas is your idea of romance, the British Virgin Islands are your ultimate honeymoon playground. Set sail and explore the dozens of pristine isles in one of theMoorings’ pristine yachts, ranging in size from 37 feet (with two cabins) to 54 feet (with five cabins, should you want to invite some friends). Don’t want the work of a bareboat charter? Hire a skipper, or go all out with a full crew that will handle the sailing and cooking while you sit back and enjoy the island life – snorkeling or kayaking by day and hitting the BVI’s legendary beach-bar circuit at night.
The stunning Italian isle of Capri has long been a favorite escape for Meditteranean elite, luring emperors, princes and celebs with its dramatic limestone arches, thousand-foot cliffs and crystalline waters. But the mystique continues underground as well. Rent a private boat at Marina Grande and explore Arco Naturale, a prehistoric formation naturally carved from a collapsed grotto, and the world-famous Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), where an oarsman manning a rowboat for two will manuever your tiny craft through a pin-size rock entrance. Once you’re inside, shimmering rocks and spectacular blue light will surround you.
It may be hard to believeAlaska’s massive glaciers were once even larger than they are today, but since 1850, the great northern ice shelves have been steadily retreating. Cruise through Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage for a close-up view of these icy marvels before they diminish any further. On Holland America Line’s seven-day Glacier Discovery cruise between Vancouver, Canada and Anchorage, Alaska, you’ll hear the thunderous sound of icebergs breaking from the shelf as you coast through sea lanes surrouned by steep, forested mountains and ice.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
The exquisite blue waters and idyllic white-sand beaches of the Tahitian islands are no doubt its biggest draws, but add the opportunity to harvest its rare black pearls, and you have what amounts to a Polynesian holy grail. On Fakarava Island, a sliver of sand located in the Tuamotus, you can visit the Havaiki Pearl Farm to experience a day in the life of a pearl farmer — and walk away with a gleaming black beauty of your own.
Anguilla is the perfect spot for your honeymoon! Soft white sand beaches, romantic sunsets and peace and quiet. Anguilla is also famous for it’s fabulous selection of restaurants and spas. Choose a romantic villa overlooking the sea and spend your first days in sunshine and crystal clear blue water. It’s no surprise this is a getaway that’s seen the likes of celebrities like Beyonce, Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt.
New Zealand is often called the adventure capital of the world (after all, the Kiwis invented bungee jumping), and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than with a death-defying plunge from the top of Shotover Canyon, just outside of Queenstown. If that sounds too terrifying, you can soak in Shotover’s vistas a host of other ways. Hop a jet boat along Shotover River to zip between jutting rock walls in a passage barely wider than the boat itself. More serene is the skyline gondola, which slowly travels to the top of Bob’s Peak for expansive vistas of South Island’s sublime surroundings
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