20 Great Romantic Honeymoon Ideas
What is romantic to one person is not necessarily romantic to another. When planning your once-in-a-lifetime romantic honeymoon it is important to choose a vacation destination and activities that you will enjoy. Your honeymoon is the perfect time to try something you've always dreamed about. You will have more time and the perfect person to spend it with. Romantic vacations are great fun, giving couples a chance to spend time together while sharing a common interest and visiting a new place.
Exotic Honeymoon Destinations
While traveling to a far-away destination takes longer and costs more, once you are there you can try something really unique.
Kaya Mawa is a romantic hideaway with just 10 beachfront accommodations on the stunning Likoma Island on Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa. Spend your days sunbathing on the beach, getting massages, and snorkeling in the clear lake which is home to colorful tropical fish. Paddle a kayak along the island’s coastline and jump in for a swim in the beautiful clear lake. Many of the rooms and houses have a private plunge pool, perfect for cooling off on hot sunny days. The hotel restaurant serves delicious meals prepared with organic produce and freshly caught fish from the lake. Rates start from $335 per night (kayamawa.com).
The Ocean Spa and Wellness Centre at Cambridge Beaches is a 10,000 square foot facilities with three pools, a fitness center, solarium, sauna, steam and beauty salon. Combined with the beautiful location of the resort, Cambridge Beaches is a great spa vacation getaway.
Guests can choose from more than 100 relaxing treatments and beauty therapies. Signature Treatments include the Alternative Treatment, Oriental Wisdom, Spa Revitaliser, the Golfer's Handicap, Ocean Mud Reflex Therapy, Relaxation & Tranquility, Bermuda Shorts Cellulite Treatment, and Hydradermie Plus.
For Couples Who Golf Together
Known as one of the best golf courses in the Caribbean, the 18 hole championship golf course at Provo Golf & Country Club is located on Providenciales island in the Turks and Caicos. Spend your golf vacation in a tropical setting with lush greens and beautiful views. At Provo Golf & Country Club, you can even combine golf with bird watching since one can spot white herons, pink flamingos and other species near the inland lakes and marshes.
The club has a Pro Shop, a Colonial Clubhouse and Fairways Grill. An 18-hole round of golf costs $130. For more information and reservations, visit www.provogolfclub.com or call the Pro Shop at 649-946-5991. If you are looking for a place to stay nearby the Grace Bay Club offers luxury suites starting at $395 per night.
Spa in Charleston, South Carolina
Visit the Spa at Charleston Place which will leave you pampered and rejuvenated. Set on the fourth floor of Charleston Place hotel, the spa is a full-service facility offering a range of treatments.
Choose from traditional spa treatments such as Swedish Massage ($95 for 50 minutes, $150 for 80 minutes), or try something different, like the Seaweed Detoxifying Body Wrap ($110 for 50 minutes). After a soothing treatment at the spa, enjoy a healthy spa meal which incorporates fresh local produce to create delicious low-calories cuisine.
Active Honeymoon Ideas
Sometimes the best way to make your vacation seem longer is to try new activities, such as scuba diving, mountain biking and surfing. For scuba diving and snorkeling, few places are better than the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. At Lizard Island you can take introductory scuba diving courses, or try tennis, snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides and sport fishing. Closer to home, great places to scuba dive include Maui, Virgin Gorda and the Bahamas.
Romantic Honeymoon in Italy
With its romantic hotels, delicious food and fabulous views, Italy is an ideal destination for a romantic honeymoon. After spending a few days exploring Venice, Florence and Rome, head to one of the hotels on the Italian coast where you can unwind next to a pool. Stay at La Posta Vecchia, Hotel Santa Caterina, Palazzo Sasso Hotel or the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa.
Safari with dinner or Hot air ballooning in California
Thinking up romantic ideas for special occasions does not come easy to everyone. The answer? The Romance Director at L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa in Southern California can help you plan just about anything.
Exciting adventures include a day on safari with dinner, hot air ballooning, sky writing a message during sunset, a spa package for two, whale watching, limousine tour of Temecula wine country, a bottle of wine with a custom made message, and many more. All you need is your credit card and the magic phone number - 800-553-1336. And even if you decide that none of these romantic ideas are right for you, a stay at L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa is bound to rekindle your romance. Delicious food, pampering service and beautiful views are just some of the things this resort in Southern California has to offer.
Hike in the Rocky Mountains
The Teton Range is 40 miles long and 7-9 miles wide. While you travel along the Jackson Hole Valley, you can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains. Grand Teton is the highest peak in the range with an elevation of 13,770 feet. There are twelve peaks over 12,000 feet in elevation. Although Grand Teton presents a demanding climb, it attracts more than 3,000 climbers per year. Mount Owen is named for Teton climbing pioneer William Owen.
Eco-Conscious Golf in Vermont
Play golf in Vermont at the Basin Harbor Club which features a 18-hole golf course. Greens fees start at $50; carts are $35; rental clubs $22. Located on Lake Champlain, there resort also offers swimming, fishing and many other things to do in the summer. The Basin Harbor Club's 18-hole golf course just became the fist Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in Vermont. The golf course received this distinction because of its careful wildlife management, water conservation and chemical use reduction.
Tropical islands in Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is located off Australia's east coast. Australia's seasons are the opposite to those of the northern hemisphere. The Great Barrier Reef is comprised of many tropical islands covering over 115,000 square miles. It offers warm weather, sandy beaches, and some of the greatest snorkeling and scuba diving spots in the world. There are many types of coral, fish, dolphins, whales and green turtles.
Golf for Couples in Georgia
Jekyll Island is Georgia's largest public golf resort with three 18-hole courses and Oceanside, a 9-hole short course. The Oleander and Pine Lakes golf courses were designed by Dick Wilson. Pine Lakes has recently undergone a renovation which added two new lakes at the 7th and 9th greens and increased the size of the 4th and the 18th greens.
The Indian Mound course, designed by Joe Lee, offers beautiful views of the island's lakes and woods. Jekyll Island Golf Club features a driving range, practice bunker and putting greens. If you are looking to improve your game, a staff of PGA teaching professionals can provide individual instruction.
Greens fees start at $35 for Oleander and Indian Mound courses; at $45 for Pine Lakes. For reservations, call 912-635-2368. Jekyll Island offers a range of accommodations. Jekyll Island Club, a National Historic Landmark, offers complementary transfers to and from the golf club.
Mayan-inspired Spa Treatments
Spend a few days soaking in the Mexican sun on the historic Yucatan Peninsula, while receiving unique spa treatments at Maroma Resort and Spa. The Spa at Maroma has a meditative flotation chamber, outdoor spa pool and two beachfront massage areas. Therapies offered at the spa incorporate pre-Hispanic and Asian techniques.
The Temazcal is a mayan-style steam bath that takes place inside a pyramid structure. Up to eight guests form a circle while herb-infused water is poured over heated volcanic rocks. After 50 minutes, mud is spread over the body and allowed to dry, followed by a plunge into the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Temazcal costs around $90 USD.
Other treatments you can try on your spa vacation include lymphatic massage, Reiki, hot stones, relaxing back massage, reflexology, four hands, deluxe aroma and couples massage, a relaxing honeymoon idea.