Jamaican me happy!
Jamaica has it all — beautiful beaches, wonderful people, and the world’s best jerk chicken. A delightful island world like this is a magnificent place to kick off the start of your new life together! The resorts are reasonably priced, with an easy flight, great All-Inclusive/Adults-only options. During the day visit the famous Rick’s Café, or Dunn’s River Falls. Eat world class food and, yes, after you can even bobsled (and you thought that was just a movie!). At night, take in the vibes of the native reggae music, and just relax into this beautiful island world.
2. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Picture yourself stretched out on the palm tree beaches, as you relax into the lap of absolute luxury.
Sure, the resorts are beautiful, and the beaches are world-class, but don’t be afraid to venture outside your hotel or resort. Explore the Samana Peninsula on horseback! Just a thirty minute plane ride away lies a grand adventure. Even the truck ride from the airport is exciting, as you make your way through the peninsula’s extraordinary, mountainous terrain. During your excursion you’ll visit the famous “El Salto del Limon” waterfall, and soak in the natural beauty of the peninsula.
3. Riviera Maya/Cancun, Mexico
Parties, culture, and even ancient ruins of lost civilizations, these two places are sure to win you over.
An easy flight, and great day tour options, The Riviera Maya/Cancun, Mexico is a fantastic choice for a honeymoon getaway.
During your stay in the Riviera Maya, an absolute must is a visit to the world-renowned Mayan temple ruins. Step back in time to the days of ancient Mayans as you explore one of the most riveting ancient sites in the entire world.
In Cancun, visit the Underwater Museum of Art. Yes, that’s right, snorkel your way through the over 200 life-size concrete figures, which form an amazing artificial reef. And here’s a tip: one of the most delicious adventures you’ll ever take your taste buds on, you absolutely have to eat at John Gray’s restaurant.
4. St. Lucia, Caribbean
An undeniably breathtaking sovereign island in the Caribbean, St. Lucia offers gorgeous beaches, and an unbeatable exotic feel.
Getting married in July? Visit during Carnival and experience the color, costumes and calypso. See first-hand the grand procession and excitement through the streets of Castries on Carnival Monday.
And don’t forget to visit one of the world’s most significant religious buildings, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Built by the French during the 19th century, its West Indian murals will leave you in awe.
Perhaps there was a reason The Beach Boys mentioned it first when they sang, “Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya…”
Maybe it’s because Aruba is a safe bet as the island is outside of the hurricane belt, or maybe because it has great day tours, shopping, restaurants, beautiful beaches, and incredible water sports. Whatever the reason, this beautiful island offers Parasailing, Snorkeling at De Palm Island, and don’t forget the amazing food! And an absolute must is watching a sunrise at The California Lighthouse. If you’re not an early bird, the sunsets are just as beautiful.
It was Jimmy Buffet who said, “Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes.”
A cruise is a great option, and there’s something for every budget. Ships sailing from NYC/NJ area offer the option to not have to fly somewhere, and you get to see numerous islands in one trip. And of course there’s the spectacular nightlife onboard.
7. Costa Rica, Central America
Leave your worries at home and set sail for this majestic world.
Visit Costa Rica, the destination for the adventurous traveler. Go zip-lining, explore the rainforest, view the exotic wildlife, or snorkel and scuba dive. While you’re there don’t forget to visit the hot springs and many beaches. Costa Rica is for the couple that doesn’t want to be cooped up in their hotel the whole time (but, of course they have that option, too!).
The unparalleled islands of Hawaii got Elvis all shook up, and it’ll do the same to you!
Known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, Hawaii offers so much for you to do. There are tons of day trips and sightseeing adventures. It’s exotic, and you can hop from island to island.
Say Aloha to adventure as you hike Kauai Island’s Napali Coast, known for its Fertile and lush landscape. Escape into the beauty of this destination as you begin your journey along the 11 mile trail.
In Vino Veritas means ‘In wine, there is truth’. And in Italy, there is wine!
It’s a dream destination for those looking for culture, history, walking tours, sightseeing, wine, and world class food.
What isn’t there to do in Italy? Visit the ruins of Pompeii, the Leaning Town of Pisa, The Vatican, The Colosseum, or the famous canals of Venice. The hardest part about Italy is choosing what you’re not going to do.
10. Key West, Florida
Stay in the states; feel like you’re in another world!
An absolutely great option for those looking to stay in the U.S. Key West is blast, with its endless entertainment, famous nightlife, and plentiful bars, restaurants and shopping. The tropical landscape is flat and good for bike riding and walking.
The nightlife needs no introduction, but if you’re looking for culture, Key West has that, too! Visit Ernest Hemingway’s house and take a peek into the office where he wrote many of his novels, stop by the museum, and after, go to his favorite bar and drink! Hemingway would’ve liked the thought of that.
– P. Telesk
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