Decisions, decisions, decisions: Amid the multitude of tasks for planning a wedding, let’s not forget about the rewards that come after the big day. Yes, a long and happy future awaits, but so does a well-deserved, unforgettable getaway for two.
There are many opportunities now to manage multi-destination trips, across different cities or countries rather than a straight package deal, but nothing beats the traditional beach break for time to relax, recuperate and reboot.
Fiji is looking good for this year, with Travel + Leisure naming it one of the their top spots thanks to a range of new luxury options such as the spectacular Six Senses spa resort on Malolo Island. Accommodation includes one-bedroom villas with private pools, and activities such as surfing, sailing, snorkelling and hiking on hand to sprinkle some exhilarating adventures into the serenity.
Japan’s booming tourism industry is also welcoming an increasing amount of honeymooners enjoying the amazing range of cultural experiences. Sightseeing options include its famous destinations like the magnificent Mount Fuji, and then there’s travelling on the Shinkansen or bullet trains, staying in traditional inns or ryokan, visiting its hot springs or onsen and checking out Tokyo’s hectic futuristic setting. And there’s also a little-known treasure that TripAdvisor has marked as its top destinations to watch this year. The island of Ishigaki in Okinawa boasts coral reefs and crystal-clear waters and is one of the many spots in Japan rapidly rising thanks to a boost in new flight connections.
New Orleans is also one to watch – and a good option to tie in with a multi-destination trip which could include a Caribbean or Cuban excursion. The Louisiana city celebrates its 300th birthday of its founding this year, and is tipped by Travel + Leisure as another hot destination.