Do you ever come back from vacation and think, I could use a vacation from my vacation?
If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. I feel exactly the same way, especially after a busy, activity-filled trip.
Your destination wedding is a vacation to some degree, but a busy one. You’re traveling somewhere and planning all of these fun events. And while you’ll have an amazing time, after the wedding, you’ll want a vacation. And guess what? You have the perfect excuse to take one, your honeymoon!
Not everyone takes a honeymoon right after their wedding, but I think it’s a great idea. It gives you a chance to relax and spend time together. It gives you a chance to savor your new marriage. And because you like to travel, it also gives you a chance to experience somewhere new.
While you certainly can fly to another state or country, it’s not necessary. You don’t have to go far to get away and have some romantic alone time (away from your guests). Here are 10 honeymoon spots to enjoy after your destination wedding.
If you’re having your wedding in Maui, Hawaii….
Head to Kauai for your honeymoon
Island hopping at it’s best, Kauai is just a short flight away from Maui. This lush island is super easy to get to. While it is another Hawaiian island, it has a much different feel than the more populated Maui and an even chiller vibe.
(Photo credit: Kauai.com)
If you’re having your wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico….
Head to Riviera Nayarit for your honeymoon
The stretch of Riviera Nayarit is filled with peaceful beaches, small towns, and fishing villages. Just a short drive away, you can explore lots of beautiful spots all along the coast.
(Photo credit: St. Regis Punta Mita)
If you’re having your wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico….
Head to Holbox Island for your honeymoon
A small island located northwest of Cancun, it’s a part of the Yum-Balam, Biosphere Nature Reserve. This means you’re surrounded by beautiful flora, fauna, wildlife and snorkeling opportunities galore.
(Photo credit: Holbox Hotel Casa Las Tortugas)
If you’re having your wedding in Turks and Caicos….
Head to Salt Cay for your honeymoon
Turks and Caicos are made up of 40 islands. You’ll most likely be in Providenciales for your destination wedding, so hit up Salt Cay for a true, laid back island experience. This small island is called the “island that time forgot”. That pretty much says it all.
(Photo credit: Castaway, Salt Cay)
If you’re having your wedding in the British Virgin Islands….
Head to Guana for your honeymoon
A privately owned island in the BVI, Guana is all about peace, quiet, and privacy. You feel like you have the island all to yourself. Which in reality, you almost do.
If you’re having your wedding in Paris, France….
Head to Loire Valley for your honeymoon
A few hours drive (or train) away, this peaceful, quaint area hosts great food, beautiful countryside, and historic chateaus. You can sit back and relax with a glass of wine, go for a stroll, and explore the cute little towns.
(Photo credit: Julia Winkler)
If you’re having your wedding in Tuscany, Italy….
Head to Florence for your honeymoon
This romantic Renaissance city has so much to explore and experience. The old world charm, art masterpieces and some of the best food in Italy, all adds up to an amazing honeymoon.
(Photo credit: La Vie En Style)
If you’re having your wedding in Phuket, Thailand….
Head to Phi Phi Islands for your honeymoon
Take a boat to the Phi Phi Islands in the middle of the Andaman Sea. You’ll enjoy seclusion and privacy. Also as a bonus, it gives you a chance to explore Krabi as well.
(Photo credit: Zeavola)
If you’re having your wedding in Napa, California….
Head to Calistoga for your honeymoon
A quiet little town just north of Napa, Calistoga offers peace, beauty, and relaxation. There are quite a few amazing resorts, hot springs, and great food you can partake in.
If you’re having your wedding in Miami, Florida….
Head to Little Palm Island for your honeymoon
Unplug and truly be alone at this secluded Florida Keys island. Celebrity-approved, you won’t want to leave this romantic, private and beautiful island.
(Photo credit: Little Palm Island Resort)
Was I right? You don’t have to travel far from your destination location to find a honeymoon location perfect for you. There are so many options for your getaway. While you can certainly travel farther for your honeymoon, don’t be afraid to explore what’s within reach.
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