Your wedding is a unique expression of you and your fiance’s love. You’ve found your dress, chosen your food, sent your invitations. With all the run-up and planning that goes into a wedding, it’s easy to push aside the honeymoon planning. Shouldn’t your honeymoon be equally representative of your love? The plain truth is that many weddings occur during the high season of travel and therefore, many honeymoons as well. The last thing you want is to bring the whole world on your honeymoon. That’s why we have three exclusive honeymoon spots to consider. These places have all the tried and true vibe you’ve looking for, so that you can have the experience without the crowds!
Want that Santorini sunset? Try Naxos.
Imagine watching the sun set over the white-washed cliffs of a Greek island. Is there a better place to greet the end of the day with the love of your life? You pick up your camera and snap the perfect shot to remember this moment forever. What none of those pictures show, however, are the hundreds of other people gathered at your elbow, trying to take the exact same shot. Not exactly the best place for an exclusive honeymoon.
Consider Naxos. Naxos has the same sunset as Oia on Santorini, but half the people. If you’re looking for something a little more secluded, but still with a lively culture, try Naxos. Stay in Chora, and eat fresh seafood at the port. Or take a boat tour around the island and go snorkeling in the Mediterranean. While Naxos’s cities aren’t so high up as the classic cliffs of Santorini, it still the mountains that make Oia so sought after. You can also grab an ATV and cruise to the other side of the island, where there are sandy beaches and clear smooth water.
There’s a reason that for thousands of years the Greeks believed that the gods had blessed them, and them alone. Spend a few days on Naxos, and you might start to believe it too.
What’s better than Paris? It’s Prague.
Okay, so I’m biased since I used to live in Prague. But I also lived in Paris, so I can tell you from first hand experience that Prague is what Paris used to be. Bohemian, cultured, and affordable.
Relax by the Vltava river, hike up Petrin hill to get those breathtaking panorama photos, and tour the prettiest Old Town in Europe. Then head up to the castle on the hill. It’s considered one of the best castles on the continent, and one of the only ones that’s still occupied by the President of the country.
The rumors are true: beer is cheaper than water. It’s light and refreshing after a long day of sightseeing. And don’t worry if you can’t speak the language. Everyone in Prague speaks English, and they’re way nicer about it than the French (in my opinion)!
One downside is, it’s almost impossible to get a direct flight from the states to Prague, but one of the big connectors is Paris, so if you take a long layover there, you can still get your croissant and Eiffel Tower photos without breaking the bank!
Love the beaches of Cancun? Try Isla Holbox.
Oh, the beach. Crystal clear waters, long lazy days, and little drinks with umbrellas in them. What’s not to love? Unless of course, you have an issue with spring breakers blasting their speakers from the next cabana. If you’re interested in the good life of Cancun, but you’d prefer a little more privacy, try Isla Holbox.
Located a hop, skip, and a jump away from Cancun, Isla Holbox is more hammocks and relaxation than spring break. It’s perfect for honeymooners who can’t get enough of each other. Some of the island is part of the Yum Balam ecological reserve, which boasts lots of shallow lagoons that attract flamingos and other wildlife, so it’s perfect for the eco-tourist couple. When it comes to an exclusive honeymoon, it can’t get much better than a boutique hotel and snorkeling with whale sharks!
The best part is, since it is right next to Cancun, like a 20 minute ferry away, you can skip back and forth depending on how you feel! It’s literally the best of both worlds. Parties and peace in one holiday.
Ready for Your Exclusive Honeymoon?
No matter where you want to go, Kelly Jara at Travelworks International can help. She specializes in romantic travel. Kelly believes that your honeymoon is different from a regular trip. It’s the first trip in your married life. You’ve just planned a whole wedding. Let someone else help out with the honeymoon!
If you’re considering one of these destinations not only for your honeymoon, but maybe also for your wedding, check out our post on the top five destination wedding dresses to think about!