Our 16 Favourite Honeymoon Destinations for 2017
Getting married this year and wondering where to spend your honeymoon? Let our expert team at Aspen Travel fill you with inspiration! The secret to achieving the most exciting, most romantic and ultimately most memorable honeymoon has a lot to do with how well the two of you get on, yes, but also the season youre getting married. Its hard to find humour on your trip if youve booked a one-way ticket to the monsoon season!
Today were going to take a look at when certain countries look their shiniest, have the most comfortable temperatures and will fill you with a sense of nostalgia whenever you think back to the magical few weeks you spent there.
Its worth pointing out that a perfect honeymoon has little to do with how you both like to spend your time. The all-inclusive travel packages that we provide generally offer such a huge variety of activities, excursions and entertainment, that were certain youll find something each of you will love in every destination!
Honeymoons in the Spring
Explore Norway and the Arctic Circle to see the Northern Lights. Spring is one of the best times to get a good look at the Northern Lights and what could be more romantic than looking up at a sky that appears to have been lit up in dancing ribbons of green and red just for you. Explore snowy landscapes, the breathtakingly beautiful fjords, where its possible to enjoy a peacefully serene experience like no other and dramatic mountain scenery. Whales are abundant here and if you take a cruise through the Arctic Ocean, theres a good chance youll see them playing near the boat. If you fancy hurtling across the ice on a dog-driven sled, clinging onto your loved one in search of the traditional Samva tent which will serve you the best hot chocolate youve ever tasted under an unparalleled starry sky, please give the Aspen Travel team a call to ask about Hurtigruten cruises.
A tour of the cherry blossom in Japan Japan is lit up in gorgeous pink hues every Springtime, when the cherry blossom comes into bloom. Its a sight so visual and fragrant it has to be seen to be believed. A guided tour of Japan will take you on a journey around modern Tokyo and ancient Kyoto. Explore exquisite ornamental gardens, ponds and temples as well as take in the snowy mountain peaks and picturesque coastline. We offer plenty of all-inclusive escorted tours around Japan that will take you to some of the major highlights around the country. Or, if you prefer to be based in one area, you could consider booking a luxurious holiday to a Japanese Club Med resort, which offers a comprehensive menu of sports and leisure activities on site.
An American music tour that takes in New Orleans jazz New Orleans is just waking up in the Spring. Theres nothing better than taking in the sounds of a live jazz act from a pavement caf as you enjoy some authentic creole cooking. If you take an escorted tour like this youll also visit Tennessee, Nashville and Gracelands. Experience iconic landmarks of the American musical journey and enjoy luxury overnight stays.
Summer Honeymoon inspiration
Laze on golden sands in Mexico – Want to simply lounge around on the beach, laughing at each other as you attempt and fail at windsurfing at few times before you work out how to stay upright? Enjoy authentic tacos and burritos freshly prepared by talented on site chefs, as well a whole host of leisure activities and discovery trips by picking a resort on one of Mexicos popular coastlines. The waters warm and you might even see a turtle swimming past you. Good weather is practically guaranteed here. Choose from a long stay on a beach resort or an opulent escorted tour of the countrys main attractions.
An Amazonian adventure in Brazil Fancy travelling down the Amazon while exotic birds call to one another overhead? Get up close to rainforest wildlife and eat delicious Portuguese-inspired South American cuisine. An escorted tour will take you to the mountains and the coast. The temperatures are pleasant in the Summer and youre likely to get a good deal, but if youre looking to experience the infamous Rio Carnival, youll need to be here a little earlier in the year.
Explore Tuscany in bloom Want to stay a little closer to home? Perhaps avoid flying? Why not consider Tuscany for your summer honeymoon destination. With its fields of waving flowers, rustic farmland and beautiful old churches, youll eat well and live well here, basking in the summer warmth.
Highlights of India – India is beautiful in October. The sunrises are magnified and given that this is peak festival season, the streets are filled with colour and theres plenty to see and do. An escorted tour of India with one our leading travel operators will take to to some of the best loved Indian landmarks. Discover the light reflecting off the marble walls of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Pink Palace in Jaipur as well as go on the hunt for the elusive Bengal tiger in one of the National parks. Youll eat incredible, flavoursome cuisine and see some of the countrys best loved temples and ceremonies. The all-inclusive package consists of luxury overnight stays, food, drink, flight transfers and a guide.
Discover China The best time to visit China for optimum weather is September to October. Wendy Wu is one of the big names in China travel and an escorted tour with this trusted operator will help you explore local delights. Discover Tiananmen Square, the Hidden City and the Great Wall in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, the modern metropolis that is Shanghai and youll also get to coo over the baby pandas at the conservation centre in Szechuan province.
New England in the Fall The thick forests that cover the East coast of the USA do an extraordinary thing in the autumn months, which makes them one of the must-see sights of the world at this time of year. As the leaves turn from green to the most vivid red, oranges, yellows and browns, its the sheer quantity of them that makes entire swathes of the countryside look unlike anywhere else on Earth.
Taking a honeymoon during the Winter
Skating in New Yorks Central Park If your wedding is in November or December and its a Christmas style vibe youre going for, theres no better place to spend your honeymoon than New York City. The temperature is cool and the streets lit with festive lights. If youre lucky, there may even be a little snow in the air to add the ambience. While youre there, not only can you finish your Christmas shopping on 5th Avenue or in the trendier Greenwich Village, but also visit all the famous sights that make New York one of the most talked about cities in the world.
Hit the game reserves in South Africa If youre looking to escape the cold British winter weather, youll enjoy comfortably warm weather on safari in South Africa. Take a jeep out onto the plains to look for the big 5; lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards and rhinos. Your dedicated guide will get you as close as possible without compromising your safety. Your base will be luxurious accommodation, with your own personal chefs on hand to prepare your meals between outings. This will be a honeymoon that youll want to repeat.
Explore the rivers of Vietnam and Cambodia take a luxurious river cruise past a warm tropical paradise where rice adorns the fields and golden temples dwell on the hillsides. Your cruise itinerary will be chosen to provide you with a cultural agenda that will take you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Everything will be taken care of on your behalf, so you can lose yourself in one and another and concentrate on enjoying this precious time together.
You generally only get one shot at a honeymoon, so what excuse have you got not to make it the holiday of a lifetime? If any of our suggestions appeal to you, the very knowledgeable Aspen Travel team will be happy to discuss available packages in more detail. Or, if you have somewhere else in mind, wed love to give you an insight into our very comprehensive range of tailor-made holidays. Please send us an email or give us a call for a no-obligation chat about your upcoming honeymoon.