You’ve made it through the wedding planning – the drama, the stress, and the happy tears – and you’ve done it, you’re married! Now it’s time to get away with your new spouse as far as you possibly can and celebrate with a low-key week in paradise. Tropical honeymoons are the perfect way to relax and unwind after dealing with one of the most stressful yet rewarding events, and can help you reconnect with your spouse and start your new journey on a positive note. Here at itravel2000 we know a thing or two about honeymoons and the hottest destinations that newlyweds flock to. Here’s our top five honeymoon destinations for 2017:
If you seek seclusion, privacy, and a quiet week away, Saint Lucia is a great option. This lesser-travelled island in the Caribbean offers fantastic beaches, unspoiled rainforests, rolling hills, waterfalls, and all-around amazing scenery. You can find a mix of intimate inns and all-inclusive resorts from chains you know and love, including three Sandals resorts. The incredible service and facilities at a Sandals resort paired with the beauty of Saint Lucia sets you up for an unforgettable honeymoon.
Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica. This one is a winner across the board that seems to make an appearance on most of our top five lists. But there’s a good reason for that. The vibe in Jamaica can’t be matched, so if you’re looking for laid-back, look no further. Jamaica’s great for the variety of options ranging from budget to high-end, so you’re bound to find something for you and your spouse on this cheerful island. You’ll also get all the sights, sounds, and tastes of Jamaica – including the amazing scenery, reggae rhythm and flavourful jerk seasoning!
There’s something romantic about jetting away to a secluded cluster of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Who cares if there’s over a million inhabitants spread out over the Hawaiian islands. Hawaii makes you feel like it’s just you, your spouse, and the untouched wilderness. Hawaii’s a great choice if you’re looking for a calming option, perfect for unwinding after the stress of the big day. With eight main islands each offering their own reasons to visit (reasons including black sand beaches, volcanoes, charming beachside towns, etc.) we recommend considering a cruise through Hawaii so you can see as much as possible!
Here’s another alluring island with lots going on. Barbados is an exciting choice with tons of island flavour, lively nightlife, sprawling beaches, and it’s supposedly the birthplace of rum so it’s got that going for it! Tour the island at your own pace, or take in one of the many amazing beaches. You can scuba, snorkel, explore gardens, and even tour rum distilleries! Choose whether you want to make a jam packed itinerary or just rewind and recharge in paradise.
Honeymooners love Aruba, the happy island with white sand beaches, warm locals, and refreshing breezes. This tiny island lies just north of Venezuela in the Caribbean sea, and offers a unique option for a vacation with a Dutch twist. It’s one of three Caribbean islands under the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the other two are Sint Maarten and Curacao) and we love the Dutch influence paired with the attractions of the Caribbean. Whether you seek beautiful beaches, luxury resorts, wild adventures, or museums and history, Aruba is a world-renowned honeymoon spot for a good reason.