Honeymoons to Dream About
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
One of the most underestimated locations on Earth is Iceland. Its spectacular landscapes and geothermal spas make this one of the most relaxing and inviting honeymooning locations in the world. The Blue Lagoon, found in just 40 minutes outside of the capital of Reykjavik, has been voted one of the best spas in the world by Conde Nast. Take advantage of their steam bath, sauna, waterfall, and relaxation bars. Don’t miss out on the lagoon, an outdoor pool of geothermal seawater, where silica mud is provided to be applied to your entire body. This truly is a honeymoon and getaway to dream about.
Bagan is an ancient city in Myanmar, located 90 miles south-west of Mandalay. The ruins of the city, built between the 11th and 13th century, cover approximately 16 square miles. By tour you can experience all of the pagodas and temples the city has to offer. Want an even better way to see the city? Hire a hot air balloon for $295USD per person or rent a horse cart with a driver during your stay. This mystic country, with its awe-inspiring architecture, breathtaking landscape and rich history are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is found in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef. In the center of the island you will find an extinct volcano rising 2,385 feet above sea level. Cuisine on the island is mostly limited to what can be picked or caught. There is much to do in this little community including scuba diving, kitesurfing, lagoon excursions, fishing, sports, shopping and art galleries. Leave the world, and technology, behind when you visit. It’s a good place to forget the world for a week or two.
Known for their Cherry Blossom trees, Sakura, Japan attracts thousands of visitors every year to marvel at their beauty. Visit during Hanamii, which is the custom that literally means “viewing flowers”, taking part in the Japanese spring. Visit the Sakura Castle Park, which is surrounded by Cherry Blossoms and the ancient ruins of the Sakura Castle. You can also visit exciting museums such as the Sakura Samurai House and National Museum of Japanese History. With Sakura’s extrodinary history and beautiful blossoms, it is sure to be a honeymoon like no other.
Lucerne is in Northern Switzerland in the German speaking part of the country. It was voted the 5th top tourist destinations in the world in 2010 because of its beauty, sights and history. Nestled next to the Reuss River, it has views of Mount Pilatus and the Swiss Alps. Whether you visit in summer or winter, the city has plenty of things to do from cruises on paddlewheel steamers to the Luzerner Fasnacht carnival and festival in February. Have a look at the city’s webcam at http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/lucerne.html. It is a romantic setting, just perfect for honeymooners from around the world.
Regardless of what season you jetset on your honeymoon, there are so many different locations around the world that offer more than the tropical beach setting. Why not tie in the theme of your wedding to the location of your honeymoon? Use sunscreen favors or Asian wedding favors. The possibilities are endless, just as your hope your honeymoon will be!