Once the wedding is over and the last guest has left, most couples look forward to their honeymoon-five days, a week, maybe more, of unwinding, relaxing and spending quality time together in an exotic spot somewhere around the world. Honeymoons come in all shapes and sizes – a beach vacation, a safari, a ski trip -- and are based more on the couple's joint-personality than on tradition. You might want to stay stateside and indulge in a few guilty pleasures, or maybe the beach offers the tranquility you seek, or maybe your a little more adventurous and would like to experience very different cultures. There's a perfect destination for each couple's personality and budget.
Las Vegas, Nevada
So maybe you didn't escape to Las Vegas to elope, but who says you can't celebrate your nuptials at this hot destination? Las Vegas is an ideal place for newlyweds looking for an action-packed and exciting honeymoon, while having the option of being pampered, all for a reasonable price. Vegas offers fine accommodations and a fun night life, but also gourmet dining, and elaborate pools. Las Vegas' romantic side is undeniable, and the whirlwind of available activities is sure to provide an unforgettable vacation.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Nestled on a power-white beach and a crystal blue lagoon,Bora Bora invites newlyweds to revel in post-wedding privacy in bungalows perched above the lagoon on high stilts. Take a romantic dip or snorkel anytime right from your bungalow’s swimming platform. And with full views of the lagoon, catch a surreal sunrise without leaving your bungalow. Couples can relax and be pampered at the resort’s Spa that overlooks the lagoon with breathtaking panoramic views.
Even savvy world travelers can find fresh and enchanting destinations to celebrate a new life together -- it just may require some more time onboard. One such spot is tucked away on the island of Bali in Indonesia. Overlooking the Lombok Strait in East Bali, many resorts in Bali offer stunning views of the sea and a lovely pools. A day away from the resort promises an experience of rich culture steeped in religious tradition at one of the island's 10,000 temples.
The best honeymoons are the ones that are planned to celebrate the couples taking the trip. Be sure to take the time to plan a great trip to recover from the wedding stress and celebrate the start of your new like together. Enjoy!