5 Top Summer Honeymoon Destinations
Imagine walking hand in hand along the picturesque cobbled streets of Scotland, cruising through the islets of the Cook Islands, or witnessing the romantic sunsets of the Balearic Islands. These scenarios have one thing in common – a stunning backdrop tailor-made for a perfect summer honeymoon.
There are so many reasons why honeymooning in the summer is a great idea. Depending on where you are going, you may find that the destination considers summer the peak of the tourism season. But do not let the crowds dissuade you. Spending your post-nuptial vacation during the summer months could mean enjoying great weather and, perhaps, scoring off-season savings!
If you need help planning a summer honeymoon adventure, here are some of the best destinations to consider.
Scotland is a wonderful place to enjoy a honeymoon regardless of the season. The country’s wild and scenic landscapes and thriving, vibrant cities are the perfect settings to celebrate your love for each other. In fact, there are so many beautiful places to explore with your loved one in Scotland that you would be hard-pressed to limit yourself to just one place.
Escape to the beautiful Highlands and schedule your visit to see the 150th Open at St Andrew’s. As one of the world’s most prestigious golf tournaments, The Open is a must-watch for all golf fans. While in the Highlands, hike through the mountains and moors, explore the gorgeous castles, marvel at the majestic lochs, or drive through its incredible scenic roads.
When honeymooning in Scotland, don’t miss the chance to visit the capital city of Edinburgh. Aside from its jaw-dropping setting, which is set around two ancient volcanoes, Edinburgh is also home to gorgeous attractions that are worth checking out, such as the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.
The Cook Islands
The Cook Islands is so tiny that you could struggle to point it on the map. All 15 islands of the Cook Islands are like tiny droplets of heaven, perfect for a relaxing beach honeymoon. With its lush volcanic mountains and rustic landscape, Rarotonga is a stunning islet that looks like something out of Jurassic Park. For couples who want to get away from it all, Aitutaki is a great choice. The island is home to a secluded beach, giving you all the privacy that you need. And with its fine white sands and crystal clear lagoons, you will feel like you have been dropped off in the middle of a paradise!
When heading to the Cook Islands in Summer, you can enjoy fantastic weather since it’s the dry season. At this time the islands are not as hot and humid as in the rainy season, so the weather is still cool enough to explore the islands’ wild interior but warm enough to swim at their stunning beaches.
If you want to include some fun activities on your honeymoon, you’ll definitely want to go on a lagoon cruise. For this activity, you can go on a whole day cruise around the islands’ stunning lagoons. Another activity you can do is to go on a jeep tour that will take you off-the-beaten-tracks, away from the busy road around Rarotonga and into the islands’ valleys and mountain tracks.
Fly to Tanzania for an unforgettable safari honeymoon. Time your visit during the Great Migration, one of the most incredible wildlife phenomena in the world. As the largest animal migration in the world, you’ll witness about two million wildebeests migrating from the south of Serengeti towards the Masai Mara in Kenya.
You can combine your safari adventure with beach time in Zanzibar. An archipelago of islands off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. It consists of two bigger islands and several smaller ones. There are plenty of things to do on the isle, from exploring Stone Town’s historic and labyrinthine streets to kitesurfing along Paje Beach. Also, don’t miss the chance to book an exciting Dolphin Watching Tour or take a cycling tour around the island’s northern part. With its stunning beaches and unspoilt nature, Zanzibar is, no doubt, the perfect destination for a relaxing summer honeymoon.
The Balearic Islands
Visiting the Balearic Islands on your summer honeymoon is definitely a wise choice. Here, you can spend your days lounging by the beach or taking part in some fun watersports activities. When evening comes, enjoy a romantic stroll by the beach and marvel at the romantic sunsets. To make the most of your honeymoon in the Balearics, plan activities that will excite both of you and create wonderful, lasting memories.
The island of Menorca is beautiful regardless of which angle you look at it. Explore its scenic coast and discover its hidden coves, or better yet, go on a cruise. When evening comes, head to Ibiza to experience its vibrant nightlife. Discover the vineyards, wineries and beautiful villas in Majorca whilst sampling the island’s best tasting wines! If you love nature, hike through Majorca’s Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and where you can find the most breathtaking views in all of Europe.
Scattered paradises dotted along the Indian Ocean await couples heading for a summer honeymoon holiday in the Maldives. Famous for its shimmering lagoons, glistening beaches, and world-class resorts, honeymooning in the Maldives is like no other. Although the islands are a perfect escape for those who prefer to experience pure relaxation on their honeymoon, there are plenty of things on offer for those wishing to go on adventures.
You can go island hopping, scuba diving, and join some adventurous excursions, which makes for a truly unforgettable honeymoon vacation. The best part about going to the Maldives for your summer honeymoon is you will have plenty of options for the most romantic accommodations. You can stay at an overwater villa with private plunge pools and direct access to the sea. With its remote location and highly stable weather conditions, the Maldives is your safest bet for a fun honeymoon getaway in the summer.
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