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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Things to do on a Maui Honeymoon

It's official!  Maui, Hawaii made U.S. News 17 Top Honeymoon Destinations list for 2013.  With newlyweds deep love for everything tropical and relaxing, it's no wonder that Maui made the list.  But once you're in Maui, what is there to do other than sit on the beach (as if that wasn't enough).

Below you will find a list of things to do on a Maui honeymoon:

#1: The Road to Hana - If beautiful scenery and a relaxing drive seems fun then taking a drive on the road to Hana is a must.  Overlooking some of the worlds most amazing beaches and rainforests makes this entire day trip incomparable to any other.

The Road to Hana

#2: The Red Sand Beach in Kaihalulu - Yes, red sand.  The sand is made up of eroded volcanic cinder and is truly breathtaking.  Don't forget to back good shoes though because it's a 10 minute walk down a steep, slippery trail.

The Red Sand Beach in Kaihalulu

#3: Eat Mahi Mahi Burgers - If you love white fish then you'll love these burgers. They're served everywhere but one of the best spots to get one is at the Pa'ia Fish Market.

Pa'ia Fish Market storefront
 #4: Molokini Snorkel Tour - Molokini is a volcanic crater located about two miles from South Maui.  Molokini is an amazing snorkel spot but only those who have permits are able to take you.  No worries, there are several, local guides with permits.  If you want to see a plethora of beautiful marine life then we highly recommend a snorkel tour. 

Molokini Crater

#5:  Paddle board - Paddle boarding is one of the sports perfect for someone who wants to surf but can't stand up long on their own.  Using a paddle will help!  Don't worry, it won't look like you can't surf because paddle boarding is all the rave right now in Maui.  Many local, on beach shops rent paddle boards along with lessons.  It's a great day on the water and fun adventure.

Helen Hunt Paddle Boarding in Maui

If you're looking to honeymoon in Maui and would like it paid for, why not visit our honeymoon registry and register it as a wedding gift?  Here's a link for more information.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Choosing Your Honeymoon Destination

In many cases the honeymoon is as important as the wedding itself. It is a chance for you and your partner to celebrate your marriage and enjoy spending time together as a married couple. The destination you choose can make all the difference in creating the perfect honeymoon. 

That doesn't mean that you have to travel half way across the world to some exotic location, it’s about what you enjoy. If you and your partner enjoy hiking up mountains or spending your days exploring different cultures and your evenings enjoying nice food then that’s what you should do. Why should you spend your honeymoon somewhere bored out of your mind because it fits with other people norm of a romantic honeymoon location? Paris by moonlight isn't everyone’s cup of tea; perhaps you would rather be taking a walk on the wild side on safari in Africa or living the high-life in Vegas. Maybe there is somewhere meaningful to you as a couple, the first place you met or your first holiday together that would be the perfect place for your honeymoon. Whether you know what you want or are still in search of inspiration The Honeymoon has all the information you need to know when it comes to planning the perfect honey moon. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Travel Channel Announces Top Honeymoon Destinations

Whether you want to follow the trend or buck it for your honeymoon, knowing the top destinations can be helpful when you're planning your first vacation as a married couple. The Travel Channel's top honeymoon destinations is their list of the most romantic spots.

The first on their list is the Maldives, the Indian Ocean archipelago. They praise it saying that "romance seems to blaze out from each tiki torch that lines the beach." It's not the only island destination, though. Maui, Fiji, and Virgin Gorda also get mentions on the list.

For those looking for something a little less tropical, Italy completes the list. They encourage visits to many of the country's romantic cities including Rome, Venice, and Florence.

Wherever you're thinking about for your most romantic honeymoon spot, and whether it is on the Travel Channel list or not, find out how to plan your getaway with a honeymoon registry!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Himalayan Honeymoon

Are you looking for an adventurous honeymoon that is like nothing else? Consider a honeymoon in the Himalayas.

To get to the Himalayas, you can fly into Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. There, you can experience the region's rich culture, amazing food, and luxury hotels.

The more adventurous couples can opt for a honeymoon of mountain climbing. The Himalayas include some of the world's tallest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest.

If you aren't up for scaling Everest, you can also take an Everest flight. This allows you to experience the amazing mountain from the air, with all its breathtaking scenery.

The Himalayas are more than just Everest, though. The region is also home to a number of stunning national parks, historical sites, luxury resorts, and hidden treasures. Cities like Pokhara offer romantic settings ideal for any honeymoon.

To find out more about booking your Himalayan honeymoon, or any honeymoon on the subcontinent, get in touch with us today!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Musical Austrian Honeymoon

For any fan of The Sound of Music, an Austrian honeymoon is a must. The culture of Austria is full of musical history, with something for every music lover.

Of course, Austria is also a fantastic destination beyond music, and one that you're sure to love. The country is easy to get to, with flights directly into Vienna. It is also easy to get to from neighboring countries Germany and Switzerland.

Once in Austria, the options are seemingly endless. For classical music fans, there are a number of festivals and concerts around the country. The birthplace of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and many other composers, the classical music scene here is second to none.

Those with more modern tastes will enjoy the Bezau Beatz music festival held each summer. There's also plenty for those who want to relive the famous musical set in the country.

Whether you want to try singing in the mountains, practicing yodeling, or something entirely different, Austria has plenty to offer. To find out more about booking your Austrian honeymoon, get in touch today!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Swiss Alps Honeymoons

The Swiss Alps are one of the world's most beautiful mountain ranges. They have inspired artists for centuries, and it's little wonder why. The region also makes a fantastic honeymoon destination any time of year.

Switzerland is easy to reach, with flights directly into Zurich available from many locations. In Switzerland, there are many beautiful places to stay within the Alpine region.

Whether you choose Zermatt, where you can explore the world famous Matterhorn, or the upscale shopping in Gstaad, or the picturesque views of St. Moritz, the Swiss hospitality is sure to impress. The country boasts many of the world's best hotels while also offering many opportunities to camp or even stay on a farm.

Of course, along with obvious skiing and hiking, the region offers plenty to do throughout the year. Montreux, situated at the foot of the Alps on Lake Geneva, is home to a renowned Jazz Festival every July. Lake Geneva and Lake Lucerne are popular destinations in their own right, too.

For outdoor pursuits, shopping, and culture, a Switzerland honeymoon is something you'll remember for a lifetime. To find out more about how you can book your Switzerland honeymoon, get in touch today.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Honeymoons Even More Popular

The number of couples taking a honeymoon has increased in 2012, according to the Real Weddings Study. The annual survey of brides, conducted by and, showed that more than three-quarters of couples took a honeymoon.

As the economy has begun to improve, more couples are going back to this important wedding tradition. Taking time away together as a newly married couple is a way for you to bond, enjoy your new marriage, and have a bit of relaxation after the stress of wedding planning.

Another way that couples have been able to afford to take a honeymoon is through the use of a honeymoon  registry. These are perfect for couples who don't need or want the traditional wedding gifts like toasters and sets of china. Instead, your guests contribute to your honeymoon costs. To find out more about honeymoon registries, click here!

Of course, one of the great things about a honeymoon -- and a honeymoon registry -- is that you get to visit an amazing destination. Whether you want to see Paris in the springtime, the stunning beaches of Thailand, or  the beauty of Bogota, a honeymoon trip can be a way of taking the journey of a lifetime.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Honeymoon on the Isle of Wight

Home to music festivals, quaint villages, and glorious landscapes, the Isle of Wight is one of the largest islands in Great Britain. Located off the southern coast of England, it is easy to reach and can offer a relaxed, welcoming honeymoon destination.

To get to the Isle of Wight, you can fly directly into one of London's major airports. Enjoy a train journey through the English countryside to get to any of the three coastal towns and cities offering ferry and hovercraft service to the island.

The island has a history that dates back to the Roman Empire, and a vibrant natural history. Science-minded couples can explore the quarries where a variety of fossils and rock formations have been discovered. The main towns of Newport, Cowes, and Ryde offer tourist attractions and shopping.

For couples looking for a bit of adventure, the Isle of Wight is known for its cycling, sailing, walking, and other sports. It has been a draw for those wanting to spend a bit of time at the beach since Victorian times.

Of course, the island is perfect for a quiet romantic honeymoon, too. With plenty of bed and breakfasts, hotels, and self-catering accommodation along the coast and inland, you can find a place to suit your taste.

To find out how you can book an Isle of Wight honeymoon, get in touch today.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscar Inspired Honeymoons

This year's Oscars gave plenty of inspiration for amazing honeymoon destinations. Here are just a few of the destinations that form the backdrop to some of this year's biggest films.

Honeymoon in Paris

Both Les Miserables and Amour transport you to France, though in very different ways. Whether you want to explore the history of the French Revolution or experience the romance of the city, Paris is a great place for a honeymoon. If you want to explore France beyond Paris, a visit to the country's wine-making regions can be a tranquil trip of its own.

Honeymoon in New Orleans

Visiting New Orleans is a great honeymoon that doesn't require a passport. Beasts of the Southern Wild and Django Unchained brought film audiences to two very different periods of Southern history, both of which you can explore in more detail in this tourism hot spot. New Orleans offers fabulous food and a rich musical history that are perfect for newlyweds to enjoy.

Honeymoon in Tehran

Couples looking for a honeymoon less ordinary can opt for a trip to Iran's capital city. Best Picture winner Argo looks at the country's modern history, but while in Tehran  you can explore the magnificence of the Persian empire, as well as more recent cultural achievements.

Honeymoon in India

Follow Life of Pi as your inspiration for a honeymoon to the Indian subcontinent. Take in the area's many different cultural sites, including the Taj Mahal. India is a large country and has something for everyone, from beaches to mountains.

Whatever your choice of honeymoon destination, we can help you arrange the perfect getaway. Get in touch with us today to discuss the honeymoon of your dreams!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Honeymoon in Thailand

Thailand is a magnificent honeymoon destination. It offers unbeatable scenery, great food, and an exotic feel that will truly take you away from it all.

A honeymoon in Thailand can be anything you desire. Whether you want the bustling metropolis of Bangkok or the neverending beaches of Phuket, the peaceful spirituality of a Buddhist temple or the adventure of a mountain bike tour, you'll find your perfect honeymoon here.

Travel to Thailand is easy. The country serves as a hub for many flights around Southeast Asia, meaning there are plenty of inexpensive travel choices. Once in Thailand, you can get to your destination by car or using the country's extensive rail lines.

Of course, once you've visited Thailand, you won't be able to go back for a return trip. With so much to offer, the country is a popular destination. From its beaches to its mountains, you'll fall in love with Thailand.

To find out more about the perfect Thai honeymoon, get in touch today.

Monday, February 11, 2013

French Wine Honeymoon in Bordeaux

France offers couples many of the world's most romantic honeymoon spots. While Paris is always a favorite honeymoon destination, there is also plenty to see outside of the capital region. One of France's most gorgeous regions is Bordeaux. It is the perfect honeymoon location for wine lovers, too.

To start your Bordeaux honeymoon, you can fly directly into Bordeaux-Merignac Airport, though many people opt for a flight to Paris. Taking a train from Paris to Bordeaux offers you a breathtaking view of the French countryside.

The Bordeaux area is home to many different vineyards, thanks to its year-round mild temperatures. It's easy to spend your entire honeymoon as a tasting holiday. The wines produced in the region are some of the world's best, and whatever type of wine you prefer, you're certain to find one you love.

Bordeaux isn't only a place to visit for wine, though. The historical city of Bordeaux dates back to 300 BC, and has plenty of interesting places to explore.

To find out more about planning your Bordeaux honeymoon, get in touch today!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Magnificent Mauritius Honeymoons

The island of Mauritius is a popular honeymoon destination, and it's no wonder why. Situated in the Indian Ocean off the coast of the African continent, it offers stunning beaches, warm weather, and beautiful scenery.

To arrive in Mauritius, you can fly into the country's international airport via several locations including South Africa and Dubai. Once there, the island can be explored by car, scooter, or public transport.

Mauritius offers year-round beauty, but is at its best between April and June, and between September and December. Located in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are opposite those in North America. This makes it an ideal warm weather destination after winter weddings.

Mauritius is well known as the only place where the Dodo lived. Of course, there are plenty of other exotic animals and plants to see on the island. It's an ideal place for eco-tourism and diving.

If you're interested in a Mauritius honeymoon, get in touch today!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Go Glamping!

If you and your fiancé love the great outdoors, but want something a bit more special for your honeymoon, glamping is the perfect choice. Glamping, the nickname given to glamorous camping, is a big trend, with locations available around the world.

Most glamping locations include everything you love about camping. You’ll be outdoors, surrounded by nature in some amazing places. You’ll be able to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and celebrate your marriage with complete peace. Of course, you’ll also have some luxury touches.

Rather than popping a small tent and climbing into sleeping bags, you’ll have a big tent with a bed. Most glamping locations will also include the added bonus of private bathrooms. Glamping combines the best of camping with the best of a hotel stay for an unforgettable experience.

If you’re interested in planning your own glamping honeymoon, get in touch with us today for more details about all the great sites around the world.

How to choose your honeymoon

When it comes to choosing their honeymoon destination most couples have never been to the resort before. That's understandable as they want somewhere fresh and new to both of them. But it can also be quite a gamble too unless they've researched well. So what sort of things should you consider when choosing a honeymoon destination?
  • Price. This is probably number one. Weddings can be so expensive and the honeymoon is no exception. Don't go for something that's going to bankrupt you but at the same time don't scrimp and save on this special holiday - your first away together as man and wife.
  • Location. Sure you'll be looking for a secluded spot but don't make it somewhere like the Amazon Rainforest (unless you're both geologists, zoologists or botanists). You'll want to spend time together but it's nice to get the stimulation other human beings can provide too.
  • Food. Always check this beforehand, especially if you're heading off somewhere exotic. No-one wants to suffer any allergies on their honeymoon!
For more information on choosing the right resort for your honeymoon click here.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

The Travel Channel has very kindly listed its Top 10 Honeymoon destinations for couples about to get hitched within the next couple of years. As usual there's a lot of extremely hot and luxurious destinations in there such as Amankila on Bali and Camimo Real Acapulco Diamante in Mexico.

But there's also some cultural desitnations in there such as the Grand Hotel Florence in Italy. Walt Disney World in Florida, of course, also puts in an appearance.

The other Top 10 honeymoon destinations were:
The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vega, Nevada
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada
Cameel Bay at St John, in the US Virgin Islands
Bora Bora Lagoon Resort in Frency Polynesia
The Hyatt Regency Aruba Beach Resort and Casino at Palm Beach and finally, but certainly not lastly is the
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on The Big Island, Hawaii

Which is your favorite potential honeymoon destination? We reckon any one of them would be idyllic and perfect for two people starting off their lives together as a married couple.

For more information on choosing the right resort for your honeymoon click here.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Honeymoon in Romantic Paris

It's often cited as one of the top 5 romantic cities in the world and a 'must have' destination in terms of honeymoons. But what is it about Paris that gives this city its charm as far as lovers are concerned?  

Even the street food here is of the gourmet variety! Add to that numerous world class restaurants and bistros, not too mention those cute pavement cafes. And what food is it famous for? Chocolate, pastries and coffee. Yum.

You could wind up in the grand Windsor Home in the 16th arrondissement near the Eiffel tower or a smaller boutique hotel  just off the Champs Elysees.

The Musee du Louvre, Musee d’Orsay and the Rodin Museum and all must-visits and where you'll find Picasso, Monet and Van Gogh amongst others.

The Pont-Marie is known locally as the ‘bridge of lovers' and couples regularly drift underneath it in one of the many river cruisers. Another bridge in the city – the Pont des Arts – is thought to have one of the most romantic views in the world. 

For help with your honeymoon destination contact The in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Add An Italian Flavor To Your Honeymoon

We're all familiar with the romantic nature of Italian cities. The ancient architecture of imperialist history of Rome, the beautiful canals of Venice and the beautifully-lit street cafes of Florence all evoke certain idyllic notions and ones which surely we should all get to appreciate in a lifetime.

So on that note, if you're planning a honeymoon there are far, far worse places to go than beautiful Italy!

But what else do you need to know about this Latin and hot-blooded land?
  • The weather. If you're planning a summer honeymoon then it's going to be hot. Very hot. May, June and September are actually the most comfortable months weather-wise.
  • Travel. Italy has an excellent public sector railway which is very economical and efficient. If you don't fancy that you could always hire a car and which would probably work out a little cheaper.
  • If you fancied having the whole wedding across there then there are certainly plenty of gorgeous restaurants willing to cater for you. It's not as simple as just arriving and deciding to get married though. It's worth checking with the Italian consulate as you'll need to give at least three months notice of your intentions, if not longer.
And the best bit - choosing the location? Well, you're spoiled for choice really. A Tuscan farmhouse, trendy city hotel in Rome or a 16th century flat overlooking the canals in Venice. 
Here at the Honeymoon Registry  we've already decided...


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Terrific Tokyo Honeymoons

Tokyo is a great honeymoon destination for anyone. The capital city of Japan is easily reached from any major international airport. Once you reach Tokyo, you can visit any of the area’s many attractions.

Within Tokyo, there is plenty of shopping, with some of the world’s biggest brands and best designers on offer. You can also visit the Tokyo National Museum, or any of the many other museums and galleries within the city.

The Tokyo Tower

Japan is known for its excellent public transit, making it very easy to get around. Whether you stay on Tokyo’s extensive subway system or venture out of the city on one of the high-speed bullet trains, you’re bound to be impressed.

If you’re a lover of nature, you can visit Mount Fuji. The famous mountain is visible from Tokyo, and offers great camping and is the site of festivals throughout the year.

To find out more about Tokyo and Japan, including all the great romantic spots, get in touch today!