Honeymoon Hot Spots

Are you at a complete loss as far as picking a destination is concerned? Here are some of the most popular spots for newlyweds:

  • The Caribbean — Punta Cana or Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic; Palm Beach, Aruba; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos; Shoal Bay, Anguilla; Gold Coast, Barbados; Negril, Jamaica; St. Croix; Nassau, Bahamas; Diamond Beach, Martinique; Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Grand Anse Beach, Grenada; St. Jean Beach, St. Barthelemy; St. Maarten/St. Martin; Canouan, The Grenadines; Pigeon Point, Tobago; and Trunk Bay, St. John.

  • Mexico — Los Cabos, Baja California, Isla de Cozumel, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa Guadalajara, and Tulum, Maya Riviera.

  • South Pacific — The Marquesas and Tahiti.

  • Europe — Greece, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland, England, France, Italy, Monaco, and Germany.

  • United States: Alaska, Hawaii, Grand Canyon National Park, Disneyland or Walt Disney World, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.

  • Of course, this list only scratches the surface. You have the entire globe to choose from, every state, every country, every region — and, by definition, anywhere newlyweds choose to vacation is a honeymoon spot. The main thing is to find a place that you both love, as it will be in your memories for the rest of your lives!

    You shouldn't feel pressured into choosing a spot because everyone else goes there, nor should you shy away from a place because you don't want to follow the crowd. You want to go to St. Louis and see the Gateway Arch on your honeymoon? Go for it.

    You and your fiancé need to decide what you'd like to do or see on your honeymoon and narrow down your choices from there. Obviously, some areas have more to offer than others. If you think you'd like to see a particular region on your honeymoon, but you aren't 100 percent sure about it, do some research. This is something you should do anyway, no matter where you choose to go. Ask your travel agent for some brochures, or look online for the city's chamber of commerce website.

    Once you and your fiancé agree on where you'd like to spend your honeymoon, you should start making your reservations, either through your travel agent or by scouting out the Internet travel sites. Some of the resorts in the more popular tourist and honeymoon spots can be booked solid up to a year in advance, so start as early as you can — especially if you've got your heart set on a particular location.

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