What’s Your Honeymoon Personality?
When it comes to your honeymoon, the world is your oyster. But in case you find so much choice a bit overwhelming, we suggest some destinations sure to offer the perfect start to your happily-ever-after. Which one fits your style?
Switzerland: The country loved the world over for its cheese, chocolate and neutrality is an ideal getaway for outdoorsy newlyweds. The Swiss Alps are your playground — think skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, ice climbing, hiking and paragliding. If you want a harmonious blend of romance and adventure, the Zermatt Matterhorn has got you covered. After a day of alpine adventure, rest your heads at the trendy Hotel Matterhorn Focus. Designed by renowned Swiss artist and architect Heinz Julen, the hotel offers modern luxury and breathtaking mountain views.
THE ECO WARRIORS
Kenya: Boasting lush savannahs, equatorial forests and pristine deserts, Kenya offers travel experiences worthy of your bucket list. This geographically diverse country features ancient granite hills, coral reefs and islets, and the stunning Great Rift Valley. Try activities like balloon safaris and game drives, which provide unforgettable glimpses of nature at its purest, including 11 percent of the world’s bird species. Check into the Fairmont Mara Safari Club — it’s an ideal home base for animal lovers. The Fairmont gives you access to one of the world’s richest wildlife reserves, the Masai Mara, which is home to cheetahs, zebras, lions and gazelles, while the nearby Mara River hosts hippos and crocodiles and catfish.
THE LUXE LOVERS
Indonesia: This archipelago comprises more than 17,500 islands, only 6,000 of which are inhabited, making it a truly unspoiled destination. The country’s holiday hot spot, Bali is famous for its dances, festivals and spas. At the luxury resort Jimbaran Puri Bali, you will find yourself in an opulent, secluded setting. Situated on one of Bali’s most gorgeous beaches and offering magnificent ocean views, it’s the ultimate romantic destination. Take in the tropical gardens and dine alfresco, or enjoy some R ‘n R in your private cottage (or deluxe villa with its own pool!). Luxury is at your fingertips at this five-star joint, complete with spa services such as body scrubs, massages, baths and Ayurvedic treatments.
Morocco: Steeped in ancient history, Morocco will seduce you. With its gorgeously intimate secret gardens (riads), bustling markets (souks) and stately palaces, this country sets the stage for your storybook honeymoon. Marrakech, the most important of Morocco’s four former imperial cities, gives the country its name. Take a stroll in Djemaa el-Fna, an ancient square that boasts storytellers, snake charmers and enchanting narrow streets. Check into the Amanjena, a resort located just outside of Marrakech, where you can gaze into the eyes of your beloved to the sound of fountains and soft Arabic music — a setting even Romeo and Juliet would envy!
THE ROCK STARS
Grand Cayman: The largest of the three islands making up the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is the center of the action. With more than 130 restaurants, from street-side cafes to elegant bistros, you’ll find a place to satisfy your every craving. After dinner, check out a live show: local bands play all over the island. Or hit the dance floor at one of Grand Cayman’s many trendy clubs. During the day, unwind at Rum Point with a cold drink or perfect your swing at the golf club. The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort is centrally located on the famous Seven Mile Beach, and boasts spacious oceanfront lodgings. Nearby, you can take in the best the island has to offer — from restaurants featuring local soul food, seafood and eclectic fusion, plus a bevy of chic bars to boot.
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As featured in the summer issue of 2life Weddings digital magazine:
Image(s): Zermatt Matterhorn; Fairmont Hotels & Resorts; Jimbaran Puri Bali; Aman Resorts; Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.