You have the sparkly ring, the loving partner, and are engulfed in planning your dream wedding. This is the busiest time of your life thus far, and figuring out how to plan your honeymoon is the last thing on your mind. Have no fear—our favorite travel advisor is here! The benefits of getting honeymoon ideas from a travel advisor are plentiful!
- They won’t just save you time and energy. They’ll save you money, too!
- They’ll get you the inside scoop and helpful context.
- They’ll score you awesome perks and upgrades (think resort credits, room upgrades, and free breakfast).
- They are your direct line to a hotel’s management team (in other words, you’ll be treated like the VIP you are).
If you’re ready to start thinking about what happens after you say “I do,” read on for three of the best ways to plan your honeymoon!
Belize; even the name of the country sounds exotic! If you and your new life partner are in search of a rustic luxury honeymoon, Belize is just the place. Belize has the perfect combination of beautiful aqua blue ocean waters on the coast and cayes (a.k.a. islands) alongside a plethora of emerald green jungle inland. The locals are friendly, English is the official language, and nature is at your fingertips to explore, including the 2nd biggest barrier reef in the world!
Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge
Tucked away in the Belizean jungle, about a 2-hour drive from Philip Goldman International Airport (BZE), sits an oasis of a resort. There are many rooms, cottages, suites, and mountainside houses to relax in. Many rooms overlook the Sibun River and have luxurious outdoor shower/bath areas. The on-site restaurant offers farm-to-table meals and expertly crafted cocktails.
- Waterfall expedition
- Horse Buggy Tour
- Horseback riding
- Cave Kayaking
- Mayan Ruin Tours
- Cave tubing
Matachica Resort & Spa
This ocean-side resort is a ferry ride or connecting flight away from BZE on the largest island off the mainland, Ambergris Caye. Seaside, seaview, and seabreeze cabanas all include A/C, Continental Breakfast, hammocks, and walk-in showers. The on-site Mabo restaurant is an open-air eatery launched by the former head chef of the French Laundry.
- Sea kayaking
- Fishing excursions
- Scuba diving
- Helicopter Tours
South Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime trip, so why not make it the most important vacation of your life: your honeymoon. With so many options, you will never get bored. Drive the scenic Garden Route and visit wineries along the way. Bungee jump from Africa’s highest bridge. Immerse yourself in the diverse culture of South Africa’s biggest cities. Go shark cage diving with Great White Sharks. Hike up or take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town. And, of course, drive through Kruger National Park and see the animals referred to as “The Big 5.”
Royal Malewane Lodge
Situated in the world-famous Greater Kruger National Park is this ultra-luxury safari lodge. The sky’s the limit when it comes to safari options at Royal Malewane. The hospitality is top-notch, and there is privacy for newlyweds to revel in the park’s beauty. There are award-winning Field Guides to lead you to the wildlife. Each Suite has a private pool and outdoor gazebo overlooking the bush.
- Safari drives
- Helicopter tours
- Cruise on Blyde Dam
- Local community visits
- Conservation activities
Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel
This pink-colored hotel sits in the shade of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. The rooms and common areas have a lavish and elegant vibe. Many rooms offer marble bathrooms, fireplaces, and balconies. The property also has two heated pools, a spa, and an in-house fitness trainer.
- Cape Town tour
- Helicopter Tour
- Tennis Lessons
- Wine Tasting
- Whale watching
- Classic Car Tour
- Marine Biologist Experience
Of course, these aren’t the only incredible all-inclusive honeymoon resorts! Check out this blog post to find some other gorgeous options.
Virgin Voyages Cruise
If you think cruising is just for people 55+ and families with children, you better think again. Virgin Voyages has created a brand new, modern cruise ship experience that is adults-only with yacht-inspired elevated design. The cabins and suites are glam meets rockstar with rain head walk-in showers.
Every cruise features 20+ eateries, basic Wi-Fi, essential drinks, group fitness classes, tips, and new immersive entertainment, all of which are included in the cruise price. There are a range of itineraries offered, including the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and South Pacific.
Maori and Australian Shores
This 11-night itinerary makes seven stops in various ports in both New Zealand and Australia with two overnight stays, so you can take better advantage of the beautiful landscapes and welcoming culture. One of the stops, Tauranga, New Zealand, offers a multitude of activities such as beaches, geysers, waterfalls, and wildlife. Don’t forget to visit the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach at the stop in Sydney, Australia.
Greek Island Glow
A 10-night itinerary sailing the Mediterranean Sea with stops on multiple Greek islands, as well as Turkey. The island of Mykonos is a hot spot where you and your new forever boo can immerse yourselves in the quiet charm of the island or take part in the world-famous beach parties. Stops include Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, and Mykonos. A perfect way to check multiple Greek islands off your bucket list.
Now that you have these honeymoon ideas from a travel advisor, it’s time to start planning the perfect post-wedding escape with your partner. Whether you’re drawn to the exotic allure of Belize, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure of South Africa, or the modern sophistication of a Virgin Voyages cruise, each destination offers unique and unforgettable experiences for newlyweds.
As you embark on this exciting new chapter in your life, let an experienced travel advisor help you create a honeymoon that is truly a celebration of your love and a reflection of your shared dreams. You might be thinking that these services come at a premium—but they’re free when you’re a TWS Bride! When you work with Savanna from Fora Travel, let her know The Wedding Shoppe sent you and she’ll waive any fees associated with a personalized itinerary from now through the end of 2023. Happy travels from The Wedding Shoppe!