Are you excited for your honeymoon vacation? We are! This is the one romantic getaway you will never forget. And if you're a little nervous about the planning, don't worry--that's why you have each other. Yes, it's true traditionally, the groom plans the honeymoon, but there's a lot of planning involved: choosing a honeymoon destination and romantic honeymoon activities like all-inclusive resort or romantic bed and breakfasts, honeymoon vacation packages, and a lot more. It's best if you make plans together.
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Here's a favorite honeymoon destination. Located 650 miles east of North Carolina, it offers couples a tropical, easy-to-navigate getaway that's close to home. Honeymoon here during the winter months, and you'll enjoy weather that's more spring than summer. The first thing you may notice about Bermuda is the flowers. It's is ripe with blooms including freesia, bougainvillea, passion flower, bird of paradise, royal Poinciana, frangipani, and many varieties of hibiscus.
This potential honeymoon destination maintains a British atmosphere, so it's elegant and proper as opposed to laid-back and casual. If you've never ridden a scooter, it's the perfect place to learn with its safe, pro-scooter streets. Kiss under a moongate to ensure good fortune and a long, happy life together. For a special treat, try a piece of the black rum cake the island is famous for.
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The Florida Keys promise a taste of the tropics in a locale that's easy to reach--even by car. And all-inclusive honeymoon vacation and vacation packages are popular. Get your feet wet with a swim or a snorkel in the crystal-blue Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Or how about a friendly romp with the dolphins? Bond on your honeymoon at Dolphin Cove, a marine education and dolphin swim facility in Key Largo. Get up close and personal with dolphins in a natural lagoon while you get up close and personal with your sweetie.
For more animal fun, visit the backcountry of Key Largo. Take a boat tour and observe local wildlife such as egrets, pelicans, spoonbills, eagles, wild dolphins, manatees, alligators, and crocodiles, to name just a few. Planning on hitting Ft. Lauderdale? The newly renovated Fort Lauderdale beachfront promenade attracts millions of honeymooners each year with its stunning gold sand. It also offers easy access for divers and snorkelers to explore the coral reef. Exploring sunken ships off the coast sounds like a romantic adventure. You two might find buried treasure while you treasure each other.
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If you're looking for a U.S. honeymoon destination with diverse activities and great year-round weather, Hawaii is an ideal choice. That's why it's a hugely popular honeymoon destination. The Big Island offers different climates because of its size, so you could see cattle ranches in Parker Ranch or feel the chill of arctic air atop 13,779-foot Mauna Kea. Kauai, the "Garden Island," is also one of the quieter islands with magnificent scenery, lush vegetation, breathtaking canyons, and waterfalls. If you're an outdoor lover who enjoys hiking and kayaking, this is the island for you.
For a good balance between action and rest, Maui has more nightlife and sports like golf than either Kauai or the Big Island. There's whale watching, golf, and whole lot more. And it was voted "Best Pacific Island", by readers of Condé Naste Traveler, so it's hard to go wrong with Maui. Oahu is a big-city experience. Lush mountains are minutes away from cityscapes. Feast at a luau one night, and dine at a 5-star restaurant another. Sunbathe all day on the North Shore, then dance all night at a Waikiki club. Have you considered an all-inclusive honeymoon vacation or vacation package? No matter what you choose, what an amazing honeymoon!
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If you're thinking Europe, Italy will not disappoint with its food and friendly locals. And all-inclusive honeymoon vacation and vacation packages are easy to come by if that's what you're considering. Now, where to go? Tuscany, along central Italy's west coast, is Renaissance country. Get inspired like the artists by the green valleys, vineyards, and olive groves. And, of course, Venice. You can feel the Venice vibe all around you: the chime of church bells; the stoic gondoliers pulling and pushing their oars; and slender, twisting streets suddenly turning onto sun-filled market squares.
Animal-lovers can feed birds in St. Mark's Square. Adventurous newlyweds can climb the Campanile and hear the bells ring (they're different than the ones you hear when you two kiss). For a romantic getaway with both lazy days at the beach and epic sightseeing, consider Sicily. Sicily is different in many ways because it has played host to a wide variety of cultures--including the ancient Greeks, Romans, Normans and Moors--over the centuries, and they left it with a diverse array of world-class landmarks. What a romantic honeymoon! Experience the island's natural and historical beauty in the countryside and in cities such as Taormina, Agrigento, Siracusa, and Selinunte. Sightsee and beach it by day, then spend evenings sampling the mouthwatering cuisine.
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Another honeymoon favorite is the U.S. Virgin Islands and its fantastic year-round climate. The natives are one of the best assets--friendly and quick to smile. And each island offers a different something special in terms of activities. Unlike many other honeymoon destinations, any time is a great time to honeymoon here. And all-inclusive honeymoon vacation and vacation packages are plentiful and popular. Couples who are looking for a relaxed atmosphere will love St. Croix. Whether it's horseback riding or playing golf, you'll find it here. If you're looking for something more athletic, St. John is a great place to check out the Caribbean's world-famous hiking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. When it's time to get dressed to impress, downtown Charlotte Amalie offers fine dining, exciting nightlife, and unparalleled culture.
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These ideas should get the dialog rolling between you and your beloved. And don't forget to ask for advice. Consider whether you want an all-inclusive honeymoon vacation or vacation package. Give your planning a lot of thought, and you'll have a honeymoon you'll be describing to your friends--and maybe your kids--for years to come.