Honeymoon is the most important time in the life of a newly-married couple. In this period you want to create a romantic atmosphere plunging into love and passion. Even if your honeymoon getaway is not too long and lasts less than a week, you would like this journey to become an inspiring start for a happy family life. That is why choosing a honeymoon destination is a very important decision.
As history goes, honeymoon originated many centuries ago from the practice of kidnapping women from rival tribes and hiding them until their families gave up their search. So, at all times new wed couples had a desire to escape as far away from home as possible. Fortunately, in the twenty-first century travel industry has much more to offer to couples than just a secluded place and a bottle of mead - an ancient version of champagne, a honey-based drink that was believed to increase virility and fertility. Today, holiday resorts for honeymooners offer a wide range of facilities to fill the first wonderful moments of marriage with romance and unforgettable memories. The choice is endless and to pick the right location you should decide what you are looking for.
Honeymoon getaway is not just a trip. It is an opportunity to understand each other better and the destination plays an important role in it. Cities and countries where you have never been before are most suitable for this romantic vacation. You'll discover new things together and common emotions will make you closer to each other. But first discuss with your partner what will suit him/her best - European or tropical vacation. Do you dream of enjoying the beauties and amenities of civilization or, on the contrary, feeling closer to nature?
Europe with its ancient history and diversity of cultures has a lot to offer to honeymooners. If you like cool temperatures go to Scotland and explore this enigmatic land. In England the climate is usually moderate - neither hot nor too cold, while French Riviera will meet you with warmth and sun. Buy a tour to Rome, Italy and experience the incredible passion of this eternal city which will add a new flavor to your feelings, or go to Switzerland and let the excitingly beautiful nature of the Alps become a background for your love. Spend relaxing siestas and nights in one of the charming hotels in Spain or try Island Hopping in Greece. A trip to exquisite Prague, with its ancient towers, red roofs and the pebbled streets of the Old Town will stay in your heart forever.
Those who prefer exotic destinations may explore other alternatives. Mexico offers you glorious weather, sugar-white sands, the warmth of the Caribbean waters, fantastic scenery and mouth-watering sea-food straight from the sea - Cabo San Lucas, Cancun or Ixtapa are ideal for those who are looking for a beach vacation. In Dominican Republic you will find both modern resorts and the quite charm of the old world. Explore the culture of this country in its capital, San Domingo famous for its cathedrals, fortresses, museums, upscale restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and casinos.
Or maybe the destination of your dream is Costa Rica enchanting honeymooners with black-and-white sands of Caribbean beaches, scuba diving and snorkeling facilities, waterfalls, rainforests, mud pools to relax in, festivals and carnivals, and, of course, top-quality hotels.
A more exotic option is Tahitian resorts offering spas, tennis courts, pools, tropical gardens and luxurious accommodation. On Polynesian beaches of powdery sand lapped with crystal blue waters you can have a wedding ceremony in a romantic Tahitian style: the bride dressed in the traditional Tahitian clothes is led to the beach accompanied by dancers and pleasant music; the groom is carried towards her in a boat and they exchange wreaths of flowers. After the ceremony the new weds receive a marriage certificate written on a palm bark and proceed to a bungalow where fruits, flowers and champagne are awaiting them.
Regardless of which destination you choose, start preparing for your trip at least three months ahead and think over all the details. Do some research on the country you are going to visit and remember to let the staff know that you are new weds: many hotels, restaurants, and other establishments have special offers, perks, and free gifts for honeymooning couples. Ensure that everything is ready to make this trip the best adventure of your life.