Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination isn’t always an easy decision. There are so many incredible spots around the globe to consider, and no couple wants to make the wrong choice and end up anywhere that isn’t perfect. Plus, the scenery and atmosphere of certain destinations can change drastically over time. Undiscovered and pristine islands gain publicity and can become overcrowded, and romantic havens might turn into family-friendly resorts.
To ensure that you choose the most luxurious and romantic honeymoon destination possible, choose from this list of 2013’s best options around the world.
Silhouette Island, Seychelles
The Seychelles, a chain of more than 100 islands set in the heart of the Indian Ocean, is home to a staggering number of resorts, many of them ideal for couples in search of a beautiful honeymoon destination. For absolute luxury and pampering, however, Silhouette Island is certainly the best choice. It is home to a number of hotels, one of the best being the Hilton Labriz Resort, which is incredibly exclusive and encompasses everything that a honeymoon should be. From fine dining gourmet meals to romantic walks on completely secluded beaches, it is not surprising that the resort is popular with the likes of royalty and celebrities. Staff can arrange private adventures for couples that include candlelight picnics on the sand, bike tours of the island or diving lessons from professionals.
Vancouver Island, Canada
This is one of the most unexpected destinations on this list, but it is the perfect place for a relaxing, scenic and tranquil honeymoon. Vancouver Island is just next to the United States and Canada border, which makes it easily accessible from both Seattle and Vancouver. However, it is a world away from both places thanks to Eco-friendly tourism, roaring fireplaces in most hotels in the area and breathtaking views of the Pacific. While there are a handful of truly luxurious hotels on the island, the Wickaninnish Inn Tofino stands out thanks to its remote location, lavish suites and attentive staff. A perfect location to share special moments with the person you love.
Captain Cook, Hawaii
Hawaii isn’t a new honeymoon destination, but crowds and increasing popularity are encouraging people to venture beyond the traditional tourist spots and explore areas off the beaten track. Captain Cook, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is completely different from the long stretch of sandy beaches and high-rise hotels you will find in Waikiki and Honolulu. Captain Cook is a charming, traditional coffee town in the mountains, and it is the ultimate place to unwind in lush, tropical scenery. However, guests will be able to access the beach, old Hawaiian temples on the coast and some of the world’s best fishing in less than 10 minutes by car. Rather than chain hotels, Captain Cook boasts a number of luxury bed and breakfasts like Ka’awa Loa Plantation and Luana Inn, both of which are private and secluded, perfect for couples in search of seclusion in paradise.
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
There are hundreds of potential destinations to choose from in the Caribbean, and your final choice will likely depend on your budget and what type of atmosphere you are looking for. Single travellers might head for Jamaica, and families might settle in at a resort in Aruba. Couples celebrating their honeymoon, however, might want to get away from the crowds and find a truly luxurious place to stay. Virgin Gorda, one of the most beautiful of the British Virgin Islands, offers all the amenities you might need without feeling overdeveloped or crowded. After arriving via a small private plane, couples can swim at Savannah Bay, try snorkeling or simply indulge on gourmet seafood. Couples looking for luxurious suites as well as fun activities should consider a stay at the Biras Creek Resort, which offers sailboats, kayaks and even private windsurfing lessons for its guests.
For the ultimate honeymoon, choose from one of these incredible destinations around the world that are gaining popularity as the hotspots of 2013.