How to Choose the Perfect Honeymoon Destination!

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Picking your honeymoon spot is a process that needs intricate and early planning. If you are a couple who is keen on having an unforgettable honeymoon, then you need to be ready for a bit of research and homework! In the wedding world, good things happen for those who plan right and the same thing goes with honeymoons. 

The easy part is actually choosing the destination, after that, the booking, planning, getting your paper work ready, and packing take up all the effort. So, let us start first with the easiest but most important step, which is deciding on the where of it all. 

Trip arranged by: Tripoholic

1. Your budget:

Before you even think of the places you’d love to visit, you need to set a budget and you need to do it ASAP! Your honeymoon and your wedding budgets are obviously codependent. Calculate what will take how much out of your set budget. After deciding on the honeymoon budget separately, you will get a clearer picture of the places you could actually head to. 

2. Local or foreign:

When the honeymoon budget is finally decided upon, many other options will fall into place much easier. One of these choices is being able to decide whether you’ll be able to travel abroad or within the region. 

3. List your dream destinations:

When it comes down to picking a destination for your honeymoon, you both need to compromise. You and your sweetheart should both make a separate list of the top destinations each of you wishes to visit. Next step is combining both lists. Each should pick the top 3 destinations on their list to add them to the final list, which would then include both your choices put together. 

Hotel: STEIGENBERGER ALCAZAR

4. Narrow down the choices:

Now, you have a set budget and a combined list of the top 6 destinations you wish to visit accordingly.  You both need to talk about what you both would love to do most on your honeymoon. Narrow it down to the destinations that have the most common sights and activities you agree upon, things you both would like to experience on your dream trip, which brings us to.

5. Visa entries:

After you’re done creating the list, you need to find out about the accessibility of gaining entry to these countries. It’s with no doubt that this is a factor that is quite significant when deciding the country of choice. Make sure that the country you choose doesn’t have an extremely complicated visa application process.

6. Political and health situation of the country:

A very important thing to consider is the political and health situation of the country you wish to visit. Make sure the political climate is safe and that there are no health risks involved that could put your lives at risk.

Trip arranged by: Tripoholic

7. Pick the destination based on your interests:

Naturally, you will choose the place according to both of your interests. Are you guys more of an adventurous couple and want to go for a more thrilling experience? Or are you more into sightseeing and historical expeditions? Perhaps, you would just prefer a relaxing time spent lying down on white sands, under the warm sun, and in front of the turquoise waters.  

8. Consider the weather:

One of the most important criteria for choosing your destination, is surely the weather! Is the weather at this destination at that specific time of year suitable for the activities you want to do and what you expect to see? You must have all that down early on, you don’t want to find out too late that you made the wrong choice because you didn’t do your homework. 

9. Plan your activities:

Rummage for the places you could visit and the activities you could do at this specific location. Each country is unique on its own for a reason. Look for hidden gems and out of the box ideas you could enjoy together. Go for what’s new and exciting, not what’s traditional. You need to find out if there are certain things that need earlier reservations or transportation arrangements, for instance. Be prepared, always!

Hotel: Le Méridien Dahab Resort & Spa

10. Double honeymoon?

Some couples find it a bit difficult to set a budget for traveling abroad for their honeymoons and so, they settle for local trips instead. The thing is, why not do both? If your budget is too tight, you could go for the local trip, which could be a romantic road trip or an enchanting cruise, you name it, and then plan a trip abroad a year after. You will have had more time to save up the needed amount for your big trip and at the same time, more time to perform proper research and come up with the best traveling deals and packages there are. 

 

Edited by Nour Nasreldin

Picking your honeymoon spot is a process that needs intricate and early planning. If you are a couple who is keen on having an unforgettable honeymoon, then you need to be ready for a bit of research and homework! In the wedding world, good things happen for those who plan right and the same thing goes with honeymoons. 

The easy part is actually choosing the destination, after that, the booking, planning, getting your paper work ready, and packing take up all the effort. So, let us start first with the easiest but most important step, which is deciding on the where of it all. 

Trip arranged by: Tripoholic

1. Your budget:

Before you even think of the places you’d love to visit, you need to set a budget and you need to do it ASAP! Your honeymoon and your wedding budgets are obviously codependent. Calculate what will take how much out of your set budget. After deciding on the honeymoon budget separately, you will get a clearer picture of the places you could actually head to. 

2. Local or foreign:

When the honeymoon budget is finally decided upon, many other options will fall into place much easier. One of these choices is being able to decide whether you’ll be able to travel abroad or within the region. 

3. List your dream destinations:

When it comes down to picking a destination for your honeymoon, you both need to compromise. You and your sweetheart should both make a separate list of the top destinations each of you wishes to visit. Next step is combining both lists. Each should pick the top 3 destinations on their list to add them to the final list, which would then include both your choices put together. 

Hotel: STEIGENBERGER ALCAZAR

4. Narrow down the choices:

Now, you have a set budget and a combined list of the top 6 destinations you wish to visit accordingly.  You both need to talk about what you both would love to do most on your honeymoon. Narrow it down to the destinations that have the most common sights and activities you agree upon, things you both would like to experience on your dream trip, which brings us to.

5. Visa entries:

After you’re done creating the list, you need to find out about the accessibility of gaining entry to these countries. It’s with no doubt that this is a factor that is quite significant when deciding the country of choice. Make sure that the country you choose doesn’t have an extremely complicated visa application process.

6. Political and health situation of the country:

A very important thing to consider is the political and health situation of the country you wish to visit. Make sure the political climate is safe and that there are no health risks involved that could put your lives at risk.