Five Romantic Honeymoon Destinations
If I were someone who was getting married soon, I have little doubt that I would be thinking about a honeymoon destination that offers a warmer climate than what we are currently experiencing in Western Colorado. But I realize that the perfect honeymoon doesn't necessarily feature 80 degree days. With Grand Junction's 2013 Bridal Fair coming up this Saturday at the Doubletree by Hilton, I thought it would be a good time to offer some suggestions for honeymoon destinations for both warm weather and cold weather lovers.
Bora Bora – The Romantic Island
Bora Bora is one of the the Tahiti Islands and has been called the most beautiful and the most romantic island in the world, with perfect white sand beaches, emerald water, colored fish, and coral gardens. Beyond the fun on the beach are wonderful opportunities in the water: snorkeling, diving, outrigger canoe, jet ski, and sunset cruises aboard a catamaran sailboat. Here’s where you can grab your own Tahiti Destination Wedding Planner.
How could you go wrong with a honeymoon to the Hawaiian Islands? Maui is simply beautiful. The Road to Hana is a scenic highway that twists through lush rain forest, cascading waterfalls and past Maui's dramatic northeast coastline. Kaihalulu, the Red Sand Beach, is a clothing optional beach, and it's remote location makes it a coveted destination for nude sun bathers. Wailea Beach is another great option with swanky hotels, warm stretches of white sand, and amazing sunsets.
For a warm weather destination closer to home, Point Loma, west of San Diego offers beach and waterfront fun, great surf, and low tide reveals the underwater reefs and a myriad of sea creatures.For those wanting to get out and explore, there is a ton of adventure opportunities. Point Loma offers multi-million dollar mansions, the city's largest weekend swap meet, 48 museums and galleries, a host of enchanting restaurants, and the Point Loma Lighthouse, offering stunning views of the bay and the downtown sky line.
If relaxing on the beach isn't your top priority, Venice is a long-standing and popular honeymoon destination. Take a romantic row with a gondolier through the popular Grand Canal, enjoy photo opportunities on the Rialto Bridge with shopping on either side, visit one of Italy's oldest Opera houses, the Teatro La Fenice, and experience the charm of Venice at many historical destinations.
Bear Creek Lodge -- Telluride, Colorado
If staying close to home is priority and a winter honeymoon is appealing, Bear Creek Lodge in Telluride, Colorado is a romantic destination that won't require a day of travel. Condominiums feature gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, and entertainment centers. The lodge in Telluride features ski in and ski out access, three hot tubs, pool and spa, and daily offering of wine and appetizers for guests. Of course, the scenery surrounding Telluride, CO is breath-taking and there's plenty of winter activities besides skiing, including snow shoeing, ice skating, and snowmobiling.
Of course, the honeymoon is just one of the many decisions that soon-to-be brides and grooms have to make. The perfect place to get help with all of those decisions, including your honeymoon choice, is at the 2013 Bridal Fair this Saturday at the Doubletree by Hilton. Check out our Bridal Fair page more information and register for the 2013 Bridal Fair.