Somehow, a post from one of last year’s Travel & Leisure roundups crossed my desk this afternoon, and as I clicked through, mesmerized by what I was seeing, I realized what lens I had automatically viewed it through: honeymoon research.
When it comes to honeymoon inspiration, we’re of the mindset that you can never have too much. After all, what’s better than spending your lunch break scrolling through images of crisp white beaches, crystal clear oceans and tropical paradises that look almost to good to be true?
The pressure to pick the perfect honeymoon destination can be enough to make you book a far-flung locale that requires three layovers and way too much bad plane food. Avoid a nightmare travel day by choosing Puerto Rico, right in our Caribbean backyard. With a quick plane ride, you get city and beach, culture and sun, historic and modern, simplicity (no passports required!) and excitement, all on one spicy island. Puerto Rico is a rich port indeed, offering pretty beaches plus a tropical rain forest and all the amenities of a busy city. An even lovelier notion: The island’s convenience means that booking a weekend anniversary trip in the future is as easy as saying, “I’m glad we said ‘I do.’”
Sometimes all you need for a little bit of honeymoon inspiration is an idea or two to set you off on the right research track—which is what we thought of when this cute little infographic from Couples Resorts.
It breaks down six of the most popular getaway locations for couples—each and every one of which would undoubtedly make for a fab honeymoon—along with a few romantic ideas of what to do while there (the Pont de l’Archeveche in Paris, Dunn’s River Falls in Negril) to make sure and get your dreamily wedded bliss off on the right track. Take a look.
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You’ll Want To Consider Spending Your Honeymoon At One of These 10 Breathtaking Beach Destinations in Asia
If you’re already struggling to choose which amazing destination you’ll venture off to for your honeymoon, we apologize in advance for giving you yet another set of breathtaking paradises to add to the list of possibilities.
Yahoo originally put together this roundup of tropical resorts to inspire far-flung destination weddings (a la the Jolie-Pitt’s and newly hitched Clooney’s) in Asia—but we couldn’t help but think these amazing beaches would make for fabulous honeymoon spots, too. From Bali to Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia, the destinations on this list are seriously dreamy (and a bit out of the ordinary, which we love).
Well, we have seen lists declaring various destinations to be the most popular for honeymoons based on a variety of factors: according to where the best hotels are; what places have the best beaches; according to US News & World Report; where celebrities most like to take their ‘moons; which destinations hold the most unique, memorable hotels—and on and on and on.
Well now, Facebook has joined in! And they have now determined what the most popular honeymoon destinations of this year have been based on where newly married couples checked-in within two weeks of tying the knot (or at least announcing that they tied the knot via the social media channel, of course).
Suffice it to say that this should give you a bit of help narrowing down that honeymoon destination.
Conde Naste Traveler has rounded up gorgeous, far-flung honeymoon destinations that are, as they say, off the beaten path, which is, we think, a pretty cool approach to choosing your locale for this vacation to beat all vacations.
Well, readers, I should say that you should be up to your ears in honeymoon inspiration by now. Just this summer alone we’ve presented you with:
- 15 Amazing Beaches Around the World Perfect for Your Honeymoon
- These 3 Gorgeous Tropical Resorts Are Offering Sweet Honeymoon Packages Right Now
- Here Are the 20 Best Honeymoon Destinations According to US News & World Report
- Here Is Travel + Leisure’s 2014 List of the World’s 50 Best Hotels
- Here Are the 15 Most Luxurious Honeymoon Destinations According to US News & World Report
And now, we’ve got some more for you, straight from the people who definitely know how to live the high life: celebs.
Earlier this summer, we shared with you US News & World Report‘s breakdown of what they thought were the 20 best honeymoon destinations in the world (and as we mentioned, we have always known them to be correct), and just in case daydreaming about and researching your honeymoon didn’t already take up most of your headspace when you’re supposed to be doing other things, we thought we’d help again by sharing with you another list from these bonafide experts.
It’s the 15 must luxurious spots to take your ‘moon!
When hoteliers discovered a mostly deserted stretch of the Caribbean a stone’s throw from the Bahamian capital of Nassau, it was known as Hog Island. Step one in its transformation into an enduring wedding and honeymoon destination: renaming this square mile of white sand and turquoise surf Paradise Island.
Step two: inviting James Bond. The 1965 hit Thunderball was filmed on the newly christened island and showed off its spectacular scenery; the storied One&Only Ocean Club was the setting for scenes in 2006’s Casino Royale. (And as Bahamians will tell you with some pride, the James Bond—Sir Sean Connery—has a home on the island.)
Step three: building Atlantis, the island’s iconic pink resort, with five hotels, dozens of restaurants and 12 pools. The ever-expanding resort is celebrating its 20th season.