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Luxury — By Jessica Colley on May 21, 2010 at 9:32 am
Filed under: adventure, cruises, honeymoons

Luxury Summer Getaways: 5 Honeymoon Ideas

The summer wedding season is just about to kick off and besides all of the last minute details – from flowers to table linens to the wedding cake – there is one very important decision that couples must make: where to spend the honeymoon. Newlyweds are casting their net farther and wider these days for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon. With new luxury properties popping up in unexpected places, a honeymoon could also be the chance to fulfill a lifelong travel desire. Read on for some unique and inspirational ideas for luxury holidays.

1. Mauritius

The island of Mauritius is located off the eastern coast of Africa and Madagascar, smack in the middle of a former African and Arabian trade route. This history has influenced the culture of the island which today exhibits a variety of influences. During Mauritius holidays couples will indulge in delicious cuisine, stroll along sandy beaches, and get the adrenaline pumping with water sports.

Honeymoons in Mauritius have gained popularity because this island is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the Indian Ocean. During your trip you will explore Hindu temples, swim with dolphins, and feast on tropical fruit and seafood. Couples who are looking for more than a sun and fun holiday will thrive in the culture, traditions, music, and welcoming atmosphere of Mauritius.

2. Red Sea, Egypt

For a memorable way to spend your honeymoon head straight for one of the best scuba-diving sites on the globe, the Red Sea in Egypt. Beyond scuba-diving, the ‘Red Sea Riviera’ offers honeymooners luxurious hotels, spas, fresh cuisine, and affordable prices. The value of this vacation will shock most honeymooners. If you’re looking to stretch your dollar, let yourself be tempted by the luxurious resorts of the Red Sea.

3. Fiji

Nothing quite screams honeymoon like ‘private beach’. Fiji is all about romance, from its tranquil waters to its private resorts. The islands of Fiji specialize in romance, and some of the resorts can offer private beaches to honeymooners. Imagine your own beach to have a picnic, relax in a hammock, or sip on a tropical drink. If you want to be active, enjoy deep-sea fishing or horseback riding on the beach. Fiji is also known as having some of the most welcoming people in the world, who are sure to make a lasting impression on your trip!

4. Chile

Couples looking for some adventure could spend their first days as husband and wife sea kayaking in Patagonia, Chile. This corner of the globe is seldom explored, and the pristine landscapes must be seen with a loved one. Explore the coastal fjords, paddle to places a boat could never reach, and see glaciers, hot-springs, volcanoes, and rain forests all during the same trip. Your dollar will go further in Chile as well, so check in to one of Chile’s small luxury hotels and let the pampering begin!

5. Norway

Summer is the most stunning time to visit the fjords of Norway. Unwind after your wedding by taking a cruise along one of the world’s most magnificent coastlines. Luxury cruise companies offer a variety of itineraries to some of Norway’s top destinations including Bergen, Alesund, and Honningsvag. This unique honeymoon option will start your marriage with a bang!

Photo Credit: SXC

NOTE:  This post was sponsored by Abercrombie & Kent.  The opinion expressed herein are those of the author.

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