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5 Best Honeymoon Destinations

Top Honeymoon Destinations You're Gonna Love

In our opinion, honeymoon destinations deserve more time, care, and planning, than the actual wedding day. After all, a wedding is one day of your life, and you spend most of that time too stressed over something going wrong to fully enjoy it. A honeymoon is usually a full week (maybe even two), and it’s generally your first major adventure as a couple. 

How some people spend a fraction of the money on their honeymoons that they do on their weddings, is beyond us. With that said, here are our picks for the 5 best honeymoon destinations in the world. Let’s get started!

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5. Castle Dracula In Romania

Castle Dracula, or “Bran Castle” as it’s officially known, is located in Transylvania and fits author Bram Stoker’s description of his fictitious Count’s residence to a tee. Stoker never visited the location but allegedly used a drawing of Bran to fill out his monstrous creation’s life. If you wanted to make this romantic horror tale a part of your honeymoon, we couldn’t blame you. Visit here to start your planning. And before we forget: “Down with glittery vampires!”

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4. Tour Of Italy

When you’re talking about touring Italy, it’s far too difficult to pinpoint just one location as a “must-see.” Personally, if we were planning this as one of our possible honeymoon destinations, we would have to find time to visit Venice, the Colosseum and ancient Rome, and, of course, the Vatican. Way too much history and architectural beauty to ignore! Get started here.

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3. Rangali Island Of Conrad Maldives

Okay, so not everything has to be about history. If you want all your fun stuff in one location, we suggest heading to Conrad Maldives — Rangali Island, in particular — and taking advantage of the resort-style atmosphere. You’ll arrive following a 30-minute flight via seaplane. From there, choose from 11 amazing restaurants and bars, including the famous Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. Then, go for a swim or spend a full day at the spa. Up to you. This link will allow you to start planning your getaway.

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2. Huka Lodge In New Zealand

Fodor’s Travel calls New Zealand one of the World’s Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2014, and who are we to argue? If you want a location that has the scenery for taking it easy and the endless opportunities for adventure, then this is where you’ll want to go. And while you’re here, the Huka Lodge is considered one of the best hotels the country has to offer with island and park access for all the hiking, fishing, golfing, and boating you can possibly handle.

1. Makepeace Island In Australia

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This heart-shaped island in Australia is perhaps the quintessential honeymoon destination. In addition to being the perfect shape for love, it’s exclusively yours for the entire length of your stay. That’s because once you book it, no one else can get in. While there, swim and indulge in the great outdoors until your hearts are content. Just make sure you start planning today.

Which of these top honeymoon destinations do you find the most appealing, and what would you have included on the list?

7 Great Beach Wedding Locations

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

What could be more romantic than a beach wedding? Let’s have a look at your checklist: Beautiful blue waters (check), sparkling white sand (check) and a romantic sunset to end a wonderful day (check). What else could you ask for? If you’ve recently just gotten engaged and are still undecided about your wedding venue, consider these top beach wedding locations. One of these would have to be close to where you live.

Indonesia

Image of Gili Meno Beach in Indonesia from Wikipedia

Image of Gili Meno Beach in Indonesia from Wikipedia

Bali is one of the more popular wedding destinations, due to its breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Java Sea. Under Indonesian Law, beaches in Bali are in the public domain – and privacy cannot be guaranteed on popular beaches in Kuta, Legian,and Seminyak. If you are concerned about your privacy, you may want to select a secluded beach in less popular sites such as Bias Tugal and Amed.

Be careful though, resorts may advertise beach weddings but in actuality, the ceremony takes place within the resort with nary even a view of the beach. Check the venue beforehand before signing on the dotted line.

Seychelles

Image of Anse Source d'Argent in La Digue Seychelles from Wikipedia

Image of Anse Source d’Argent in La Digue Seychelles from Wikipedia

There are 115 tropical islands in the Seychelles so you will be spoilt for choice. The three main islands of Praslin, La Digue and Mahé are all very popular and exquisite wedding venues. If you want to get married in one of their not-so-popular beaches, consider Denis Island just north of Victoria. It’s a private island with 25 individual cottages that can be rented out for events such as this. Another option would be Sainte Anne, another luxury private island, which is just a 10 minute boat ride from Mahé.

Thailand

Image of Koh Samui Lipa Noi in Thailand from Wikipedia

Image of Koh Samui Lipa Noi in Thailand from Wikipedia

Thailand is another popular wedding destination. Koh Samui has a wide selection of beaches and is quite popular. Places such as Chaweng and Lamai are popular too but can be overcrowded with backpackers and other travellers. If you want to have a private wedding, try Bo Phut or Mae Nam – both beaches offer unparalleled views and a higher level of privacy. Sunset at Mae Nam is supposed to be amazing so make sure you have some wedding photos during that time of the day.

Hawaii

Image of Turtle Bay Beach from Wikipedia

Image of Turtle Bay Beach from Wikipedia

Hawaii has been, and will always be, a popular wedding destination – so you can’t go wrong if you want to exchange your vows here. Turtle Bay, on the island of Oahu, ranks high in the list of honeymoon hotel with over 35o wedding held at their venue every year. Apart from the wedding ceremony, the hotel offers other romantic experiences such as beach picnics, horse riding and couple massages.

Greece

Image of a beach at Kefalonia, Greece from Wikimedia Commons

Image of a beach at Kefalonia, Greece from Wikimedia Commons

Getting married in Greece may prove to be a headache simply because there are a lot of romantic wedding locations for you to choose from. Crete boasts of 1,000 kilometers worth of exquisite coastline. The historic coastal towns of Rethymno and Chania have secluded coves and luxury resorts. Kefalonia, an island made famous by the novel “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” has amazing vistas as well. There’s just so many places to choose from!

New Zealand

Image of Cathedral Cove at the Coromandel Peninsula from Wikimedia Commons

Image of Cathedral Cove at the Coromandel Peninsula from Wikimedia Commons

The Coromandel Peninsula on the western side of New Zealand’s North Island is dotted with picturesque beaches. Front Beach has spectacular views of the Coromandel coastline, Cooks Beach is also a great option. Cathedral Cove would be an amazing wedding destination, if you don’t mind a short walk from the car park to the beach. It’s well worth it.

Australia

Image of Whitehaven Beach in Australia from Wikipedia

Image of Whitehaven Beach in Australia from Wikipedia

The Whitsundays is a little-known but great exotic beach wedding location. Whitsundays is home to Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach which is just an 8-minute flight from Hamilton Island. With 7km of white sandy beaches (made up of 99% silicon so it never gets hot), you and your guests can stand bare-foot on the beach while you and your loved-one exchange wedding vows.

Of course there are other exotic and romantic beach wedding destinations around – it would be impossible to list them all down. The list above is just a mere teaser. If you don’t fancy any of the ones mentioned – why not look closer to home? Surely there’s a nice secluded beach a few hours drive from where you live – it may not be as visually awe-inspiring as the places that’s been listed, but since it’s in your hometown, it would probably be more special than these locations.

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How to pick the perfect engagement ring for your gal based on her personality

Your girlfriend’s personality offers a lot of clues about what style of engagement ring she would most enjoy. Especially if you want to surprise her with the ring, you’ll need all the help you can get choosing a style that you are confident she will love. As you start looking at engagement rings and checking out different styles, consider which cut her personality fits best.

Round: This is the most traditional cut around, with 58 facets that showcase the shine and symmetry of a gorgeous diamond. It’s perfect for a woman who’s more old-fashioned and elegant, and who enjoys bringing back old traditions and doing things the way that people have done them for generations.

Princess: Probably the most popular modern cut is the princess. It looks like a square when viewed from above, but it maintains much of the rest of the shape of a classic round cut. The princess cut is ideal for a modern woman who is a little bit edgier and more daring.

Oval: A sophisticated woman who wants something a little unique while still giving a nod to the classic style may appreciate an oval cut diamond. Because of the shape, it can have the same number of facets as a traditional round cut, while drawing the eye in a different way and bringing something a little bit new to the table as well.

Emerald: An emerald cut diamond has an angular feel, with just a few cuts that leave the stone looking like it’s made of bars of light. It’s perfect for a woman who is confident and bold in everything she does, from her career choices to the colors and patterns she wears.

Marquise: You may be surprised when you see your first marquise cut diamond because it’s an interesting shape, with rounded sides and pointed ends. It’s ideal for edgier women who love to show their creativity and have big personalities to go along with the diamond that often appears larger than life. For an even bigger personality, have it set going from east-to-west.

Cushion: The most vintage of all the diamond cuts is the cushion, which has a shape between a circle and a square, or between an oval and a rectangle. It has a very timeless and romantic feel, and it’s perfect for a girl who loves swing skirts, baking and bright red lipstick.

pearringPear: The shape of a pear diamond actually resembles a teardrop more than anything else, and it’s sort of a cross between an oval and a marquise cut. This cut may be best for a girl who has some attitude and who is beautiful and confident in the way she looks, because it will attract attention.

With some women, the choice of an engagement ring style and diamond cut will be simple because her personality so closely matches one of the cuts. When you’re wavering between two or more options, remember that the style of the setting also matters. You can play up the characteristics of the diamond that you want to highlight through the setting you choose.

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