Top 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations
The knot has been tied and you enjoyed your wedding and reception. You are now beginning your first days as a married couple. Where to go? What to do? Gay Wedding Ideas has got you covered! Here are our Top 10 best honeymoon destinations.
Amsterdam set a landmark in the gay community by becoming the first country to officially recognize same-sex weddings in 2001. Anne Frank’s home where her and her family hid during WWII is located here, as well as many other tributes to history such as the Van Gogh and CoBrA art museums lies within the area. Full of stunning churches, a variety of international cuisine, and canals to ride through, Amsterdam is definitely one of the top 10 best honeymoon destinations.
One of the last true paradises and known as the “Land of the Gods”, Bali’s natural scenery is second to none. Volcanic mountains, lush green forests and unexplored trails mark a destination surrounded by welcoming sun, sand, and waves. Bali brings a unique Asian culture perspective with its arts and crafts, ceremonies, and dances and is known for hillside village Ubud which was featured in the book and movie of the same name Eat Pray Love. Not a great place to take your kids with you due to many of the resorts attracting primarily older patrons, Bali is up there with the best honeymoon destinations when it comes to finding a relaxing romantic getaway for your honeymoon.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A city that combines historic and modern architecture seamlessly, Buenos Aires is the mecca of Latin culture. The people fill the streets in the many markets. Passion of the culture is exuded with the many places to learn the “sultry” dance. For the foodies out there, it is home of some of the best steak you will ever have. As a bonus, go in late November when the Queer Tango Festival is held. The neighborhoods of San Telmo, Retiro, Barrio Norte and Palermo Viejo are the places where there are a variety of gay-friendly restaurants, guesthouses, and cafes. For those who want to try to something new and embrace a little culture in their lives, Buenos Aires is one of the best honeymoon destinations to do it.
Miles and miles of beaches, ocean views, and pristine Mayan archaeology mark Cancun, a travel destination for any type of celebration, not just honeymoons. Check out where the Mayans once roamed by touring the Chichen Itza, Tulum or Coba pyramids. Go snorkeling or deep sea diving. Relax the afternoon away and get the natural tan everyone will be envious of. At night, let the music take you in and help you discover the great party atmosphere with clubs, discos, and dancing until dawn. Cancun is has something for everybody, making it a top 10 best honeymoon destination selection.
Cape Town, South Africa
For those seeking an exotic adventure full of safaris, mountains, beaches, and historic parks, Cape Town is considered the gay wedding honeymoon hotspot in the African continent. Along with its renowned Jazz festivals, Cape Town also has a great party scene on “Long Street” as well as a unique eating scene that consists of Ethopian, Cape Malay, and Xhosa cuisine. A must-visit place to see is Robben Island, where former South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela’s prison cell he stayed in for 18 years before Apartheid came into an end in 1990.
Greek Islands, Greece
The Greek Islands offer a variety of different both laidback and exciting atmospheres that give it an edge if you are trying to visit multiple honeymoon sites on a reasonable budget without having to travel too far. The islands of Santorini and Mykonos offer great beaches and water sports while also having a buzzing luxury shopping and party scene. Sifnos is the island for those looking for a more modest and quiet time than the touristy Santorini and Mykonos. Sifnos is best known for its rich history in the art of pottery. Tinos and Naxos are islands that are ideal for exploring by renting a car and partaking in an afternoon of road tripping and sightseeing. The city of Athens and the other Greek islands of Crete, Molyvos, Vatera, or Skala Eressos round out the rest of the many landmark attractions that make the Greek Islands one of the best honeymoon destinations for any situation.
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Imagine the feeling of sand between your toes, a tropical drink in your hand, and the sound of waves gently crashing down on a warm and sunny day. Between the beach, the laidback atmosphere, and the number of resorts available to host your big day, Honolulu is an excellent choice for your honeymoon. Pay tribute to those who died at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Take a yoga class on the beach at sunset. Explore the Diamond Head State Monument, a walking trail with plenty of scenery including volcanos. There are many great reasons to book your honeymoon in the non-judgmental city of Honolulu; which is why it continues to make many best honeymoon destinations lists year after year.
One of the hottest Top 10 Best Honeymoon destinations for the past several years, the Maldives is a well isolated and quaint place to begin your life as a married couple. Located near Asia in the Indian-Arabian Oceans, the island nation known as the Maldives are a destination known for crystal clear waters, seaplane sightseeing, and deep sea diving. Imagine swimming and seeing the coral reefs, going sailing, and wonderful moonlight dinners and dancing all rolled into one beautiful package.
A classic romantic getaway, Paris is a place everyone should experience in their lifetime. Why not cross it off the list after one of the biggest moments of your life? Paris has a little something for everyone and is home of the iconic Eiffel Tower, fantastic artwork in painting such as the Mona Lisa (located in the the Lourve Muesum), and delicious French cuisine. The go-to romantic hotspot is the “Ponts des Arts” which means “lovers’ bridge”. Tradition has it that lovers who visit the Ponts des Arts must kiss, make a wish and hang a padlock on its railings to immortalize their love.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Dollar for dollar, Tahiti is the most expensive place on the Top 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations list, but it’s worth every penny. Tahiti offers the best and brightest of beaches and oceans. It also has an amazing cultural atmosphere, and great sea food is around every corner. It’s hard to top one of the most romantic places on earth to finish off the top 10 best honeymoon destinations list. Tahiti is a wonderful place to be able to recall the exotic Honeymoon adventures you have as the years pass through a hopefully long lasting and wonderful life as a married couple.