A Travel Agent’s Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

In the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, it’s easy for couples to view the honeymoon as more of an afterthought to the main event as opposed to a grand kick-off to your new life together. Don’t settle for a rush-booked internet honeymoon. Instead, check out which honeymoon destinations our travel agents recommend for every type of newlywed:

For beach getaway honeymooners

Maui, Hawaii

When you think beach honeymoon destinations, Hawaii is probably on the list. For the ultimate Hawaiian beach getaway, honeymooners should book their trip to Maui. This Hawaiian island encapsulates the aloha spirit and offers breathtaking scenery and pristine beaches. You and your new spouse can enjoy the days lounging on the white-sand beaches surrounded by crystal blue waters. If you need a break from the beach, the two of you can spend hours exploring the mountains and waterfalls the island has to offer, or relax in one of the world class spas. Although a more expensive destination, a honeymoon in Maui will certainly be a relaxing, romantic and luxurious trip newlyweds will never forget.

For adventurous honeymooners

Rwanda, Africa

For an exciting, adventure filled honeymoon, newlyweds should head to Rwanda, or “the land of a thousand hills.” Here agricultural landscapes, volcanic peaks, expansive lakes and unique wildlife await couples looking for a less traditional honeymoon. You and your spouse can trek through the hills with well-trained guides in search of the endangered Silverback gorillas. Or, the two of you can hike to the spectacular Rusumo Falls or relax on the beaches of Lake Kivu, the largest freshwater lake in the country. Rwanda offers honeymooners a culture-rich, nature-filled trip that will bring you and your new spouse even closer together. Peak season is from June to August, and hotels book up fast, so be sure to plan early for your post-wedding adventure in Rwanda.

For ultra-romantic honeymooners

Venice, Italy

Although it may seem cliche, there is a good reason Venice is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. Newlyweds in search of an ultra-romantic honeymoon won’t be disappointed by what this scenic, history and culture packed city offers its guests. Take a walk to the Accademia Bridge for amazing sunset views over the Grand Canal or spend an hour exploring the many canals in a gondola. Keep in mind that Venice is a popular tourist destination and will likely be crowded in the most famous, well-known areas. If you and your new spouse want to escape the crowds, travel to the Giudecca island and sit on a bench watching the people in St. Mark’s Square. For a special evening, go out wandering hand in hand with your new husband or wife and find a small restaurant where the two of you can have a quiet dinner neither will ever forget. For the best weather and fewer tourists, plan your Venice honeymoon in early spring or late autumn.

For big-city honeymooners

Tokyo, Japan

Honeymooners in search of a big-city adventure will find that and more in Tokyo. Japan’s capital city is the largest city in the world and offers endless sources of cultural experiences to newlywed couples. Couples who honeymoon to Tokyo in the spring will find the cherry blossom (sakura) trees in full bloom, adding a new level of beauty to this expansive city. Sushi lovers can spend a morning at the Tsukiji Fish Market and eat the freshest sushi breakfast available in the world. You and your spouse can learn about Japanese culture in the many temples and markets or relax in one of the famous hot spring baths, called onsens. At sunset, head to either Tokyo Tower or Sky Tree and get an unbeatable view of the sun setting over the city skyline. Tokyo is a city well-suited for any honeymooning couple wanting to celebrate their new life together in a bustling urban environment.

For a budget friendly honeymooners

Florida Keys

Couples with smaller budgets can still enjoy a romantic beach honeymoon in the Florida Keys. Newlyweds can still catch the Caribbean vibe on this string of islands off the southern coast of Florida without spending a fortune. By staying within the country, couples can save money on airfare and other travel expenses. Spend the days sunbathing on sandy beaches in the famous Key West, Islamorada or Key Largo islands. You and your spouse can adventure out into the warm ocean waters for scuba diving, fishing or snorkeling in Molasses Reef. The Florida Keys offer budget-conscious newlyweds a taste of the tropics and a memorable honeymoon.

Let our travel agent’s help you and your new spouse plan your dream honeymoon. Find out about our custom vacation planning services!

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