By Stephanie Rumalay
Every couple dreams of simply running away from gloomy, dark skies to their perfect honeymoon, where the sun embraces them and the sand in between their toes. But before being whisked away to their dream honeymoon, there is the reality of choosing and planning the perfect destination for their honeymoon.
The biggest question every couples face when it comes to their newlywed fantasy getaway is “Where?” Choosing the destination alone can be quite the challenge, but here at Escape2; we have identified the top honeymoon destinations for 2016.
Cancun, Mexico is the most asked about destination here at Escape2. It is also one of the top honeymoon destinations sought after by newlyweds, and who can blame them? Soaking in the sun and lazing on the beach are just some of the things that Cancun has to offer newlywed couples, but there is a whole lot more!
The 5-star hotel, Le Blanc Spa Resort is one of the best resorts Cancun has to offer. It just screams luxury; from the stay to the level of service performed by the incredible staff. Couples are treated as royalty from the minute they step foot on the property, greeted by friendly and accommodating staff. Complementary chilled coconut milk in champagne glasses is provided to help the couple unwind. There are plenty of activities in the resort that can be done as a couple including a couple's massage in the luxurious on-site spa.
Another excellent accommodation Escape2 recommends is the 5-star establishment Moon Palace Cancun Golf & Spa Resort. Newlywed couples will find themselves living a life of elegance when staying at the Moon Palace. The couple can participate in a fun activity in the resort’s FlowRider, where they can put their surfing skills to the test against each other. The resort also has its own in-house nightclub where they can party in style.
Cancun does not only offer great accommodations for honeymooners but it has a number of destinations that must not be missed by anyone.
The beautiful underground oasis of Cenote Xkeken (Cenote Dzitnup) is found just on the outskirts of the historic city of Valladolid. Cenote Xkeken is approximately 2 hours away from Cancun however, Moon Palace Cancun offers a tour for their hotel guests. Visitors can swim and enjoy their time in the Cenote and a tour guide will provide visitors information about the rock formations and the history of the Mayan civilisation.
Cancun, Mexico is definitely a destination that must be visited once in everyone's lifetime and spending your honeymoon there with your significant other is the perfect excuse to visit.
Maldives is one of the honeymoon destinations of 2016. This beautiful island country is located in the blue Indian Ocean where couples can find themselves breathing the fresh, ocean air as they unwind under the sun.
The LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly known as the LUX* Maldives) is the only settlement found in the picture perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu. Newlyweds can find themselves staying in the resort’s luxurious suites or villas each with a picturesque view. The resort has 9 restaurants and bars that each have their own uniquely themed cuisine. Couples won't be arguing over where eat dinner as each of the 9 restaurants and bars cater to everyone’s palette. The resort offer a spa and wellbeing programmes personally designed with wellness activities while on vacation.
Manta ray and whale shark watching in the Maldives is the most daring escapade in the list for couples wanting a little bit more adventure instead of settling for the usual island hopping. Swim with the gentle giants as honeymooners explore the vast blue Indian Ocean beneath them.
Maldives is a destination that can be described as a postcard that has come to life. Spending a honeymoon in this unblemished destination will definitely make the experience unforgettable.
This quaint country is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea and is one of the top honeymoon destinations of 2016. This destination will ensure the newlyweds experience relaxation and adventure.
Sandals Halcyon Beach is located in the capital city of Saint Lucia in Castries. This accommodation is described to be as a true Garden of Eden by a tranquil sea. Couples will find themselves enjoying the fresh sea breeze and enjoying the resorts tranquillity. Aside from the luxurious rooms, suites, restaurants and bars, there are a number of activities that couples can undertake to get the most out of their honeymoon experience. Sandals Halcyon Beach offers scuba diving and other water sports activities; such as windsurfing or snorkelling to their guests.
The world famous Pitons are two mountainous volcanic spires which comprise the Gros Piton and the Petit Piton. This attraction is located near the town of Soufrière which is about an hour and a half from Castries. Couples seeking adventure could zipline across the Pitons where a photo as a souvenir can be taken home.
Barbados’ slogan is to “Come celebrate living. Come ‘long live life.” This makes Barbados the perfect destination to celebrate newlyweds’ honeymoon. Couples will find themselves in a very slow, easy and relaxed atmosphere.
The Sandals Barbados is the perfect place to stay in while in Barbados. This hotel is dedicated to ensure that every couple staying there will have the best time on their honeymoon. The hotel provides activities that every couple can participate in to make their honeymoon and stay enjoyable. Activities such as canopy and kayaking will make the honeymoon exciting and adventurous.
For couples looking for more romantic activities, the Sandals Barbados offers romantic activities such the Bajan Pirates floorshow. This activity includes having dinner as couples watch the sun set on a pirate ship. Also, honeymooners will enjoy the unlimited drinks flowing as they indulge in their delicious dinner. On board entertainment also includes flaming limbo dancers and fire eating dancers on stage.
Barbados is one of the best honeymoon destinations that the Caribbean offers. This beautiful island country will definitely enhance the honeymoon celebration and make it even more extraordinary.
The Dominican Republic is another honeymoon destination in the Caribbean that a lot of honeymooners are looking into in 2016. Who can blame them with tropical paradises like Punta Cana offering so much more than just the typical sun and beach everyone loves. Punta Cana is popular for its balnearios (a Latin America seaside resort town) that looks over the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Dreams Resort in Punta Cana is a great hotel choice for honeymooners who are interested in spending their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. Couples will find themselves retreating in their luxurious suites with a private balcony and spectacular views. There are a number of activities and excursions that couples can participate in. There are interesting events such as cocktail and cooking lessons that couples can partake in. There is also a tour of a local Dominican Market where couples can explore the local vicinity and enjoy the local craftsmanship of the handmade jewellery and handicrafts.
Dominican Republic is a great choice for couples to honeymoon in 2016. Not only it is rich with its natural beauty, it is a destination with great history that honeymooners will enjoy and will remember. It truly is one of the honeymoon destinations that has it all.
These top honeymoon destinations will definitely inspire couples where to go for their honeymoon in 2016. Book the beautiful destination of your choice with Escape2 and have your dream honeymoon come to life. These destinations will definitely contribute in making a memorable event of any newlywed couples' honeymoon.
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