Great, romantic honeymoons can be had in all price ranges, from less than $1,000 all the way up to 10,000 or more. As with weddings, it's important to set a realistic budget for this once-in-a-lifetime getaway. Once you have a budget in mind, begin exploring all the possibilities. Often travel agents will know about great deals that aren't advertised to the general public, and other ways to help you stretch that honeymoon dollar.
Begin your honeymoon planning and saving as soon as possible, preferably right after you become engaged. The further in advance you plan for the honeymoon, the better position you'll be in for taking advantage of off-season pricing and other early bird discounts. If you don't have a good travel agent, find one. A good travel agent can provide first-hand knowledge that can make final decision-making a lot easier. He/she can recommend the best places to stay. Travel agents are up on the latest and cheapest air fares, and give you tips on things to do, and what to take with you. Be sure to ask about:
- Airline travel (or other preferred transportation)
- Car rental
- Special rates
- Tour packages
- All-inclusive resorts
Don't forget to find out what documentation you'll need for visiting your location(s), especially if it's out of the country. Also check to see if there have been any travel advisories issued by the U.S. government, declaring certain areas to be unsafe for travel.
Where to Go
It can be difficult trying to select the perfect honeymoon when the whole world awaits. Depending on the budget and the time of year, you may want to stick with a honeymoon in Canada, or find the right winter honeymoon destinations etc etc. The following questions are designed to get you talking and help narrow your focus as to what you are looking for in a honeymoon so you can decide on what is right for you.
- Do you want to be with a lot of other people, partying, socializing, and enjoying activities together? Or do you want to spend as much time alone together as possible?
- Do you want a honeymoon resort that caters to and specializes in newly married couples?
- Are you interested in dressing up every night, indulging in cocktails and candlelight? Or do you want to spend the entire time in your bathing suits?
- Do you like the idea of individual cabins or bungalows? Or a large hotel complex?
- Do you want to wander off the beaten path and explore the native surroundings? Or opt for a pampering, all-inclusive hotel?
- Do you want to try scuba diving, mountain climbing, or some other physical challenge? Or do you just want to kick back after the wedding and enjoy some uninterrupted time alone, resting and rejuvenating?
- Do you want to explore the mysteries of a fabulous romantic city together? Or commune with nature's beauty?
- Do you prefer to go to an exotic location far away? Or does closer to home sound better?
- Is your honeymoon budget tight or do you have lots of money budgeted for the honeymoon?
The good news is that great honeymoons can be had for almost any budget. It is well worth the time spent in doing as much research as possible. Looking for honeymoon packages online is an excellent place to start.
A Honeymoon in Africa is not for the faint hearted. This is a rugged and hostile environment. Honeymooners who travel here should do so only if they are thrill seekers.
But Africa is also very romantic. There are quiet spots, wide expanses and plenty of activities for you to enjoy on a winter honeymoon.
Start in Cape Town. It's one of the nicest cities in South Africa and probably the safest. It also gets you very close to many of the other hot spots around the southern tip of the continent.
Take a honeymoon safari and enjoy the best that Africa has to offer. Botswana and Zimbabwe have some of the best honeymoon safaris. Or go climbing. There are many alternatives in Africa for your winter honeymoon.
If you haven't already considered it, there are many great honeymoon options in the Kingdom of Thailand. A winter honeymoon in Thailand combines all the beauty of the South East Asian Islands, with the bustling markets of the big cities and quiet trekking through the northern mountains.Some of the best places to visit during your Thailand honeymoon include:
- The town of Pattaya
- The Beaches of Ko Samui
- Chiang Mai Trekking and rafting
- Ko Samet for its diving
- Loburi, otherwise known as Monkey city
And of course there's always the bright lights of Bangkok for bargain shopping! Thailand also has some of the World's most romantic beaches. So on your Thailand honeymoon be sure to get down and see some of the surf and sand. Or enjoy a day relaxing on the beach under the beating tropical sun.
When you're planning a honeymoon there are many things to consider. While its easy to think that something close to home will be convenient, more often than not part of the enjoyment of a honeymoon is the "escape" aspect. That's why you should consider a honeymoon in Fiji!
The Fijian Islands are the perfect place for newlyweds to escape to on a tropical honeymoon. The Islands have rich cultural heritage and a swag of great activities for you to enjoy.
The scenery is amazing and full of colour. The sea life is abundant. Fishing is Fiji is a great way to relax and enjoy the tropical sun with your partner. Often, the best way to see the islands is to rent a yacht and sail around to some secluded spots...just the two of you :-)
Getting to Fiji is also very easy. Flights, cruises and charters all leave regularly from port in North America and Vancouver. Sometimes these will actually be lay overs and you'll be able to continue on to Oceania or Asia and experience a even greater cultural diversion.
Whatever your decision. Enjoy a honeymoon in Fiji! It really is an incredible way to spend quality, relaxing time as newlyweds.
When the temperatures drop in Canada it can be hard to find a great winter honeymoon location. While many will think of Mexico straight away and start booking accordingly. But hold on a minute! There are many other Great Winter Honeymoon Destinations!
Consider The Bahamas for your winter honeymoon and enjoy the best season for visiting these magnificent Atlantic Islands!ROMANTIC HONEYMOON IDEAS FOR THE BAHAMAS
Secluded beaches can be found everywhere, get away for a day trip and find one just for you :-)
Romantic horseback rides are available all over the islands. Canter through the shallows and enjoy a romantic sunset
Sailing can be one of the best ways to travel. Use boats and ferries too and have a night together on the sea.
Snorkeling and Scuba diving in the Bahamas is one of the greatest thrills on your honeymoon. There are numerous submerged wrecks and reefs. Take a professional tour and you can even swim with the sharks!!
Bimini Island's Black Coral Reefs are a real treat. Try snorkeling around these unique landscapes.
Whatever you decide to do on your Bahaman honeymoon, make time to enjoy each other's company. This is the perfect place to do that. Quiet, secluded and intimate spots are easy to find. You'll be coming back for years!
Some couples dream of white sandy beaches and tropical sunsets. But we all know that the Canadian wilderness is as relaxing and romantic as any carribbean island. So this month we've gone out to discover the best Honeymoon Locations right here in Canada. The following are our pick of Vancouver Island's Top Honeymoon Locations. Far from the budget option that you only take if you've invited too many guests to the reception, these are some incredibly romantic spots. Just a short flight or leisurely drive from Vancouver they offer a stunning array of services and facilities. Check out what your backyard has to offer!
West Coast Wilderness Lodge - Sunshine Coast
Deep in the wilderness close to the city, the West Coast Wilderness Lodge brings first-class adventure, fine dining and luxury accommodations to a laid-back Sunshine Coast Honeymoon.
The Lodge is the perfect spot for quiet intimacy, gourmet meals and breathtaking views of islands, inlets and forested mountains. The deck areas, our favourite feature, have long been used by the Canadian Tourism Commission in European advertising campaigns.
The float plane ride over the islands and coves of the majestic Sechelt Inlet is a spectacular service that is well worth consideration. You pass over the Skookumchuck Rapids, the fastest salt water rapids in North America, before landing at the Lodge's private dock to be greeted by a glass of champagne and smoked salmon appetizers. The WCWL team really do make you feel like the ruler of an empire.
One of the Lodge’s best features is Inlets Restaurant. This panoramic eatery combines European style cuisine with regional Canadian influence to create a signature gourmet experience. Some of the meals actually look so good you don’t want to disturb them on your plate.