Romance and Honeymoons

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations

Once the wedding is over and the last guest has left, most couples look forward to their honeymoon -- five days, a week, maybe more, of unwinding, relaxing and spending quality time together in an exotic spot somewhere around the world. Honeymoons come in all shapes and sizes -- a beach vacation, a safari, a ski trip -- and are based more on the couple's joint-personality than on tradition. This list is just a snapshot of 10 of the world's hottest honeymoon destinations -- from sunny beaches to snowcapped mountains and even fairy tale theme parks.

Check out our Travel's Best Honeymoons for 2014.

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1. Camino Real Acapulco Diamante

Once the honeymoon destination for John and Jackie Kennedy, Acapulco is still a popular place for newlyweds celebrating their new life together. Temperatures hover in the 80s throughout the year, and the warm water is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. As if that's not enough to tempt you, the prices in Acapulco are affordable and can allow for an unforgettable honeymoon even on a tight budget. The Camino Real offers well-designed rooms overlooking the private Pichilingue Beach, as well as fine dining and a variety of activities. The hotel's convenient location allows guests to appreciate the night life of Acapulco by night and the natural beauty of the beaches by day.


What's Cool: Two adults-only pools for a quiet escape.
Camino Real

Carretera Escenica Km 14, Fracc. Pichilingue Diamante, 39880 Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero, Mexico

MGM Resorts International

2. The Bellagio Hotel

So maybe you didn't escape to Las Vegas to elope, but who says you can't celebrate your nuptials at this hot destination? Las Vegas is an ideal place for newlyweds looking for an action-packed and exciting honeymoon, while having the option of being pampered, all for a reasonable price. The Bellagio Hotel offers fine accommodations and a fun night life, but also gourmet dining, stunning gardens, an elaborate pool complex, a first-class spa and even fine art on display. Las Vegas' romantic side is undeniable, and the whirlwind of available activities is sure to provide an unforgettable vacation.


What's Cool: Stunning gardens make an ideal setting for a romantic stroll.
The Bellagio Hotel

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

3. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Prefer to spend this precious time with your honey making snow angels rather than slathering on sunscreen? Situated on the edge of the glacier-fed Lake Louise, the Fairmont Chateau offers an abundance of winter sports creating a heavenly honeymoon haven for snow bunnies. The wide variety of winter activities includes downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowshoeing, ice skating and even dog sledding. Guests can pamper themselves in the hotel's spa and then set off for a romantic sleigh ride into the wilderness. The idyllic lake setting makes Chateau Lake Louise a popular honeymoon spot even in the warmer months, when guests can take advantage of the resort's outdoor activities, which include horseback riding, whitewater rafting and hiking.


What's Cool: Warm up with your sweetie by the fire after a romantic sleigh ride.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

About the Author

Valerie Conners is a freelance writer, editor and producer who has worked with the Travel Channel for more than 14 years, specializing in travel topics including the world's best beaches, outdoor travel and romantic getaways. Her work also appears in many online and print publications including, Aol Travel, Discovery Channel, World Hum, Frommer's Travel Guides, the Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun and Philadelphia Inquirer. She's happiest when eating spicy Thai food, snorkeling with sea turtles in Indonesia and bargaining for bangles in Indian markets. She blogs about her travels at PassengerConners.com.

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