If you’ve started planning your honeymoon for 2013 there’s one big question that you need to answer–where am I going to spend it? Location isn’t everything but it is recommended that you find a location that suits both you and your fiance’s needs and is a place that you will fall in love with. Searching the web for the best resorts in the world is easy to do but we’ve made a list of our top 5 honeymoon locations for 2013 that we want you to explore!
1. Amalfi Coast, Italy
Get the charm of Italy and the relaxing qualities of a beach on this country’s beautiful Amalfi Coast located in the south of Italy near Pompeii, Furore, Salerno, and Postiano. This stretch of beaches along some of the most ancient cities in the world offers tourists small family style restaurants, amazing shopping boutiques, and a lot of history. Take a day trip to one of the coast’s wineries, the Island of Capri, and the Pompeii Excavations.
2. Lakshadweep Islands, India
Known as one of the most intimate and beautiful place in the world, Lakshadweep Islands is located in the Arabian Sea off the coast of India. Wake up in one of their resorts beach cottages and get a view of their beautiful blue sea, corral reefs, and a truly unique experience. Stay in Agatti, Kochi, or Kadmat but we warn you, you need to get a special permit to visit this island because of it’s protection under the Indian government (find out more here) however everyone can pass through Kochi by air and boat. Go kayaking, scuba diving, and indulge in coconut water.
3. St. Barts
St. Barts is one of my friends favorite destinations when they need a break from their busy lives. Located in the in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico, the French owned island has many charms of Europe without actually visiting the country and is one of the most elite and expensive islands in the Caribbean. Stay at Eden Rock, Hotel Guanahni & Spa, or La Banane and enjoy seafood inspired by their European roots including many French, Creole, and Swish type dishes. Take a trip to Gran Cul De Sac’s plunge pool, one of their many long stretch of sandy white beaches, and snorkel at L’Orient.
Situated between Hungary and Slovenia, Croatia has everything a couple is looking for on their honeymoon. Long regarded by Europeans as one of their most beautiful locations, tourists continue to return to this country and their beaches located on the Adriatic Sea. Stay at Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Hotel Niko, and Boskinac where you are encourage to explore their medieval cities, stunning beaches, and fabulous restaurants. Visitors are in love with Dubrovnik because it is easily accessible by train, plane, and by boats and it’s old town, ancient churches, and museums. Go on a sailboat trip, cliff jumping, or shopping.
5. Sydney, Australia
Located on the east coast of Australia, Sydney is a favorite for tourists who want to visit the country but aren’t sure where to start. It is a focal point for many of the country’s activities where a majority of honeymoon couples visit. Tiny inlet uninterrupted beaches are perfect for an intimate and relaxing setting, take a stroll down the famous Ninety Mile Beach at Lakes Entrance, or visit their most popular beach, Bondi. Stay at The Darling Hotel, Swiss Grand Resort and Spa, or Diamont Hotel. Take a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, the forests of Lord Howe Island, and take a bike tour of Sydney.
Explore the world for you honeymoon and take this time to get out of your comfort zone. This is the one of the few times in your life where you have this time together to visit a far off place you’ve never been to and take in new experiences. Explore the Internet and find some more amazing locations, we’re loving these lists for the best honeymoon locations for 2013: Huffington Post, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, and US News Travel.