For an exotic, beach-bound honeymoon, you simply can’t go wrong with Bora Bora. For couples who enjoy long, lazy days on white sandy beaches that stretch for miles and nights partying in a tiki bar, there’s no better place than the French Polynesian isle of Bora Bora. There are plenty of reasons why this lagoon-filled haven is consistently voted one of the best islands in the world and, although it can be a little pricey, the sparkling turquoise waters, coral reefs, fresh seafood and multitude of ocean activities will be well worth the cost. Staying in one of the overwater bungalows in Bora Bora is a must for honeymooning couples who want to escape to their own private retreat and forget about the rest of the world.
When even the name conjures up visions of long underwear and mitts, Iceland doesn’t exactly scream romance! However, if you and your new spouse crave the outdoors and truly want to see nature at its finest, then Iceland is the only place to go. Over the last few years this beautiful, unspoiled Scandinavian country has become a hot tourist destination and for good reason. While the stunning glaciers, hot springs, waterfalls and Northern Lights will remind you how truly beautiful the world can be, it’s also got one of the most lively happening cities in the world, Reykjavik, known for its live music, nightclubs and hip art scene. What other place can you party all night and go whale watching the next day?
While some people may think of honeymooning in Paris too much of a cliché, there’s no doubt that the ‘city of lights’ is one of the most legendary locales for love and romance. With its abundance of world-class restaurants, boutiques, cafes and wine bars, Paris is the perfect destination for couples who want to enjoy art, culture and good food. Afternoons wandering around the Louvre, boat rides along the Seine and, of course, a trip to the top of the Eiffel tower, it’s easy to lose yourself in the city and never want to say ‘au revoir’.
Morocco is somewhat of a hidden gem when it comes to honeymoon destinations. While it may not be the first place that comes to mind for your post-wedding trip, bear in mind this is home to the legendary city of Casablanca and it doesn’t get much more romantic than that! Morocco, and in particular Marrakech, is steeped in culture and home to some of the most stunning architecture you’ll ever see. Skip the hotels and stay in a private riad, a traditional Moroccan home, and immerse yourselves in the culture visiting bustling markets – or, ‘souks’ – taking in the array of artisan goods for sale. Or, if you want an experience like no other, a night spent in the Sahara Desert gazing up at the stars with the one you love will be a night you’ll both never forget.
O, Canada! Our wonderful country certainly has some amazing cities, but for romance, Quebec City is, without a doubt, the only place to go! It’s easy to overlook this historic destination as a prime honeymoon spot but for those couples who want to stay a little closer to home and show their love for their country, choosing Quebec City is ideal. A blend of old and new, the uniquely walled city has all the charm of Europe combined with some of the finest gourmet restaurants, pristine parks and luxury hotels. For ‘foodies’, the city offers a wide selection of food and wine tours where you can sample the best in Quebecois cuisine and hospitality. Sumptuous food and fine wine topped off by a horse-drawn carriage ride around the city? Sounds like the perfect recipe for romance.