Newlywed Beaches – A Guide to the Best Beach Honeymoons

For many people the very word honeymoon conjures pictures of white sand beaches and crystal clear water. There are so many beaches one hardly knows where to start.  Here are some great choices to get you started and tips on how to enjoy your beach honeymoon to the fullest.

Honeymooning in Jamaica – Jamaica is the perfect honeymoon location for couples that are ready to hand over the reins to someone else.  After months and maybe even years of wedding planning, an all inclusive resort may be just what the doctor ordered.  Jamaica can be a magical experience in a land of reggae, sugar cane and coffee. Jamaica is a great choice for couples looking to take advantage of water sports like water skiing and surfing.  There is no need to venture very far outside your all inclusive resort when choosing Jamaica for your honeymoon. Spend your time with good music, good food and good vibes.  Have spa treatments, get your hair braided and get a glorious tan.  Many little treasures are available when shopping at local merchants.

Honeymooning in Puerto Vallarta – With impressive restaurants and resorts, Puerto Vallarta caters to honeymooners like few other Mexican beaches can.  Many beaches in Mexico are favorites for students on spring break and other vacations.  This is not so much the case with Puerto Vallarta. Horseback riding, swimming and scuba diving are some of the most notable activities available when taking your beach honeymoon at this vacation destination. At this location you get the feel of a small town ambiance with all the convenience and luxury of a top notch resort. The Zona Romantica is well known for its boutiques and shops. For the couple looking for some dancing and nightlife, try one of the many Havana style night clubs in the area.

Honeymooning in Maui – Accommodating service, resorts with the most coveted luxuries and sparkling, radiant beaches are all trademarks of a honeymoon in Maui. Maui has accommodations ranging from top of the line hotels and resorts to intimate bed and breakfasts. You can get your excitement from exploring the views of volcanoes or surfing along the amazing beaches.  Maui is also known for having a very vibrant and active nightlife. Maui is a great honeymoon destination that offers a little bit of something for everyone.

Honeymooning in Santorini – This island in Greece is a virtual paradise.  It isn’t a well kept secret so quite a few honeymooners take advantage of the chance at laying on multi-colored beaches (the sand is red and black!) and the many other accommodations and delights that the island of Santorini has to offer. This area offers archaeological sites that attract both casual tourists aficionados. The brilliant turquoise waters are enough to leave many honeymooners awestruck. Santorini consists of two islands and multiple islets that are the result of a volcanic eruption that forced the center of Stronglyi, which was then a single island into the sea.  Some say this is the site of the lost city of Atlantis.  With its mythological charm, Santorini makes you feel like you have been whisked through time and space to an exotic paradise.

Honeymooning in Florida on Honeymoon Island – It would be remiss not to mention a sampling of the beaches in the continental United States.  Florida offers a variety of atmospheres for newlyweds looking for a honeymoon destination.  From the young, party going crowds of Daytona to the magical peace of Key West that seems to transport you to a tropical location, there is something for everyone on the beaches of Florida. There is even a Honeymoon Island.  The pioneers called this island Hog Island but it was renamed in 1939 when a developer built palm thatched bungalows for couples on their honeymoon.  Honeymoon Island is a nature lover’s paradise.  Swimming and snorkeling give you a glimpse of the sea life in the Gulf.  There are trails and miles of natural beauty.  It is a favorite spot for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.  Shelling is known to be especially good on Honeymoon Island because of the gulf currents depositing shells so steadily on the shores.  Florida offers something for everyone but Honeymoon Island is a must visit location for couples looking to take it slow and marvel at the wonders of nature.

When choosing a destination for your beach oriented honeymoon think about how populated you want the beaches to be.  You also want to consider if you want to have to travel to get to the beaches.  Do you want beaches surrounded by tourism or secluded hidden beaches?  What other types of attractions might you want to explore during your honeymoon? Are you interested in water skiing? How about fishing? No matter what beach town you choose to visit, be sure to take some time to de-stress and unwind! You finally made it through all the wedding planning and you wound up being a married couple!