Top 5 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations
Although we love weddings (let’s get real), after all the planning and a wonderful wedding weekend, the honeymoon is the much-welcomed sigh of relief and relaxation…and an excuse to vacation as newlyweds! Imagine a week lying on the pure white beaches of Bora Bora or enjoying a sunset sail in a gondola in Venice. Here are our top 5 most romantic honeymoon destinations!
1. Bora Bora
Bora Bora’s warm, turquoise waters attract many newlyweds. At the St. Regis Bora Bora, guests stay in overwater bungalows. Enjoy snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, beachside candlelit dinners, couple’s massages, and a personal concierge. Drinking champagne and indulging in chocolate covered strawberries seems like a no-brainer at this gorgeous resort. Time to celebrate!
2. Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Cozy up with your man fireside or enjoy a romantic horse drawn carriage ride at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This winter retreat is perfect for the active couple. Enjoy skiing, ice skating, a trip to Glacier Park, and creating the perfect snow angel. After a day on the slopes, guests can warm up at the hotel’s spa. In the summer months, honeymooners can horseback ride, white water raft, and hike through the idyllic trails surrounding the hotel. Check out downtown Banff for a charming dining, shopping, and plenty of people watching.
3. Venice, Italy
Venice exudes romance. With its winding cobblestone streets, Venice is a place where it is truly fun to get lost. Enjoy a personal gondola ride, the best pasta you will ever taste (Italians really do it better), and hundreds of years of history. Take a day trip to the colorful island of Burano, climb to the top of the Campanile for breathtaking views, and enjoy a drink at the original Harry’s Bar. Don’t forget the gelato! Do as the Italians do in this romantic paradise.
4. Paris, France
They don’t call it “The City of Love” for nothing. Stroll down Pont des Arts and place a lock of your own on this iconic love lock bridge, picnic on the Eiffel Tower lawn, and share pain au chocolat with your sweetie. Book dinner at the always romantic Gare de Lyon’s Le Train Bleu, sip rich chocolat chaud from Angelina’s near The Louvre, and pick up delicate macarons from Laduree at The Public Drugstore on The beautiful Champs Elysees. For a day trip, spend the afternoon at Giverny, the home of Monet. Snuggle up in suite at The Ritz Hotel Paris to top off this romantic honeymoon.
5. Charleston, South Carolina
There is something so romantic about Charleston’s bowing trees and southern hospitality. Pamper yourself at the French Quarter Inn. Take a Ghost Tour at night through historic Charleston and walk on the beach at the Isle of Palms. Prepare for a moment straight out “The Notebook” at the famous Boone Hall Plantation. Kiss under oak trees at Boone Hall’s avenue of oaks.