We spend more money on our honeymoon holidays than we do on any other holiday break, the reason may be because the couple really want to make their marriage a very memorable experience. There are some destinations which prove to be more popular than others, purely because of the relaxing time they offer for people and the atmosphere it gives out for people looking to have a quiet time together. Below is a list of my own top 10 list of honeymoon holidays, based on people's experiences and what the countries have to offer.
At number ten is New York. Some may feel that this is an unusual destination; however the big apple has its place for offering some great sites and spots for fine dining and taking romantic strolls. The only downside is that it is a very busy city and is known as the city that does not sleep. Generally people feel much more comfortable with shopping experience and exhibitions that one can take part in, including visiting historical spots and famous buildings.
My next choice at number nine is Rome. Italy is renowned for its great foods, romantic dialect, calming music and great friendly locals. Many people find that taking honeymoon holidays here allows the newlyweds to really experience culture in a way that has never been experienced and allows them to learn more about the Italian history. Aside from the delicious coffees, the seven hills will keep you company, as well as its old buildings which are almost untouched and of course the Coliseum, which is of a colossal size.
At number eight is Dubrovnik, Croatia. This is an up and coming place that is a favourite for many people and is also popular for holding wedding ceremonies in. This is quiet a nice and interesting area, nice weather. Clear blue water, cobbled and polished streets, and the old fashioned buildings make for a truly romantic and relaxing honeymoon. Its historical buildings make for more of a learning experience, ended nicely with the open beach and warm weather.
Number seven on my list of honeymoon holidays is Paris. This is known as the city of love and fine French cuisine. The Eiffel tower is the first place that people would visit and have even been spotted to have proposed to their loved ones under. The bright lights are spectacular, the city is fairly busy but offers a variety of entertainment. What more could be said about the most visited city in Europe?!
Number six is Venice, Italy. Yet again Italy hits the top ten spot with Venice being a favourite of my own choice of honeymoon holidays. Rialto Bridge sits at the heart of Venice, overlooking the river and the gonodolas that flow beneath. The stunning view, old fashioned building, smell of fresh bread, wine and olive make this honeymoon extremely intimate and memorable. The people are extremely friendly, sociable and the food choices are abundant - this is a honeymoon holiday not to be passed by.
Number five is one of the Caribbean islands of St Lucia. This is paradise due to its year round sunshine and warm climate. The sea is deep blue and the beach is sandy white making it the place to relax and spend some quality time together. It is not uncommon to see visitors relaxing under the coconut tree with an interesting book at hand and catching the sun.
In fourth place of my list of honeymoon holidays is the Bahamas. There is a common theme for people to choose a destination that offers plenty of sunshine and warm weather, especially when the beach is flawless and appealing. This destination offers plenty of opportunities for long walks on the beach and some seclusion for people to spend some alone time together.
In third place is the flawless and striking Mauritius. The blue sea is crystal clear, warm temperate and the sand is literally blinding white. The main attracts is how the Mauritius lies in its mountain ranges, added with the nature reserves and wildlife parks, making it a more romantic adventure for newlyweds.
In second place is Barbados - again a popular destination for its warm weather is exotic cuisines. However, Barbados holds a lot of English heritage back when it was part of the British empire. Much of the buildings and architecture resemble typical English period homes, with one big difference which is that they are located in an extremely exotic place and the atmosphere is much more relaxed.
At number one for my list of honeymoon holidays is Koh Samui Thailand. This island was place don the map shortly after the filming of The Beach, being known as the quiet paradise island hosting an abundant array of attractive beaches and entertaining nightlife. The people are very friendly and have a curious nature about them. The warm weather is further enjoyed by the sea with Chaweng beach being a place that has white sand that lays soft in between your toes. Lamai is also popular amongst tourists but has some quiet areas where some time alone together is never out of the books.
Anna Stenning has helped many people make a good decision on selecting their honeymoon holidays, having researched various locations as the perfect romantic spot.