Many people find planning a honeymoon to be more exciting than planning their wedding. After all, it’ll be just you and your new spouse relaxing under the sun, or exploring somewhere brand new together.
If you’re not sure if you want to be surrounded by other people’s kids as you spend your time as newlyweds, you may instead, and many of these destinations will allow you to have a great time without any kids:
Looking for sensory overload? Morocco is the place to go, with its textures sounds, scents, and colours making it a magical honeymoon destination. Regardless of the type of activity you’re looking for, Morocco has you covered. Love watching the crashing waves or surfing? Essaouira is full of fresh seafood and fish after a long day in the sun. Can’t get enough shopping? The Jemaa el Fna is the place to go for pom-pom purses, leather slippers, and glittering lamps.
Of course, you can’t miss Marrakech, where you can hang out with monkey whisperers, snake charmers, and fortune tellers.
If you’ve always wanted to go on safari, Botswana is the best place. The wine, the food, mid-day naps, cocktails, and of course, the animals is a great way to connect and relax with your spouse after the wedding. Plus, you can easily head to Mauritius for a beach vacation afterwards and enjoy idyllic beaches, Indian food, zip-lining, wild dolphins, and Hindu temples.
Love water? Antigua is the best destination for you. With incredible beaches and historic attractions, you’ll be able to do plenty of skinny-dipping and canoodling on the secluded beaches. This isn’t the place to go if you’re hoping to go shopping for luxury goods, but it’s just 4.5 hours from New York, 7 hours from Chicago, and 9 hours from LA.
The climate here is one of the best in the Caribbean, with temperatures usually around 80 degrees. There are 366 public beaches, and the views are stunning, no matter where you stay.
This tiny island is only 21 miles, but if you and your spouse want both a relaxing, quite vacation and an adrenalin rush and time to explore, it offers the best of both worlds. With some of the world’s most beautiful sandy beaches, candy-coloured houses and stunning blue, clear waters, and the ruins and caves are a must if you’re planning to explore.
Of course, no visit to Bermuda is complete without a visit to the pink sand beaches. Check out Rosewood Tuckers Point’s beach, before heading to St. Georges to check out the Unfinished Church, the Bermuda Perfumery, and a beautiful old ruin. You’ll also find plenty of shops and boutiques. Hungry? Grab an authentic Bermudian fish sandwich.