Weddings are notoriously nerve-racking and, for city dwellers, nothing beats getting away from the stresses of city life like visiting a remote, romantic and secluded destination during their honeymoons. The honeymoon is a great time to recharge and a perfect opportunity to escape. Here is a look into the best tropical hot spots that will serve as amazing honeymoon destinations to provide the ultimate romantic getaway.
But before we get into the premiere honeymoon destinations, especially for city dwellers, it’s advisable to book through a travel agency. By booking your honeymoon through a travel agency, you can access amazing honeymoon packages that just can’t be beat. While doing all the work for you, they also offer steep discounts, prearranged tours and romantic amenities newlyweds just can’t get otherwise.
Arguably one of the best places to honeymoon in, Tahiti lies in the heart of the Punaauia, which is just minutes away from Tahiti’s very best tourist attractions including the Caves of Maraa and the Paul Gauguin Museum. Le Méridien Tahiti Hotel and Resort, the first to open in Tahiti, offers diving expeditions, a sandy-bottomed swimming pool, and a fusion of French and Polynesian cuisines. Tahiti’s Le Méridien Hotel and Resort overlooks white sand beaches, calming blue waves, and commanding mountains-you can’t get much further away from city life than that!
Newlyweds will love the couples-only resort of Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Ocho Rios, which means “eight rivers” in English, lies on the northeastern shore of Jamaica and offers many natural tourist attractions such as Dunn’s River Falls and Shaw Park Botanical Gardens. Couples Tower Isle has large, stylish rooms and, paired with its white sand beaches, this destination will feel perfect to city dwellers: chic and remote.
If city dwellers don’t wish to stray too far off the beaten path, the Excellence Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa sits is in the heart of Cancun, yet lies along a secluded, white sand beach and is known for its classic Mediterranean feel. A popular site for newlyweds, some traveling agencies, whether onsite or online, will offer top-notch honeymoon packages, which can include fresh food and wines and also, a discount on spa packages.
The more remote of Mexico’s honeymoon destinations, which sits outside of Cancun, is Riviera Maya. There you will find the Royal Hideaway Playacar. Known for their hospitality, this adults-only resort offers daily breakfast in bed and nightly turndown service strictly for its newlywed guests.
If you are looking for seclusion, the South Pacific is a great place to honeymoon. A perfect Fijian honeymoon destination is Yanuca Island, an inhabited coral island in the Lau archipelago. Known for its white sandy beaches and lush vegetation, Yanuca Island is home to Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa. This beautiful resort is almost a fortress as it’s protected by a small cove filled with warm blue water from the incredible white sandy beach surrounding the resort.
Another couples-only retreat, the Bucuti Beach Resort covers 14 acres of white sand beaches. Located on Eagle Beach, this boutique-style resort is incredibly popular with couples because of its determined efforts to maintain peace and quiet. Newlyweds can sail, dive and swim, play golf or just unwind under a palm tree. Bucuti Beach Resort is world-renowned, earning TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Hotel, National Geographic’s STAY Award, as well as inclusion on Expedia’s Insider’s Select List and Brides Magazine’s List of Hot 100 Honeymoon Resorts in the World.
Oahu is the classic romantic oasis. While the largest city in the state, you wouldn’t know it from the beaches of JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa. This honeymoon destination is perfect for city dwellers, offering excitement right outside of the resort’s walls and total relaxation within. As with other popular honeymoon destinations, travel agencies do offer heavy discounts to newlyweds. Many even go the extra mile offering daily bottles of champagne and sugared strawberries.
About 100 miles away from Hawaii’s capital of Oahu sits Kauai, the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. Here, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort also boasts a romantic honeymoon package including a lei greeting, bottles of sparkling wine and a beautiful keepsake photo album for all your honeymoon memories.
The Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, located on the pristine white sands of Wailea, is Hawaii’s premiere luxury, all-suite oceanfront resort. The Fairmont Kea Lani covers 22 acres of tropical paradise and offers some of the most stunning sunsets in the world.
Travel agencies have long been a good resource for honeymoon packages. As with online sellers, they have an inventory of romantic trips, but travel agencies also offer the benefit of face-to-face honeymoon planning. Travel agents will happily work with newlyweds to devise a honeymoon package that’s truly customized to meet a couple’s desires.