>It's Monday afternoon and I know that some, or probably most of you ladies are sitting behind a computer, as I am, while the sun is beaming down outside calling for us. Instead of obeying your human instinct to run outside with your arms spread ready to embrace the warmth, you have turned your attention towards your wedding! Who can blame you!
To cheer us all up I thought I'd take us on a trip around the world exploring possible honeymoon locations... just imagine... no computers; sun, glorious sun; a cocktail in hand; a couple of glossy magazines and your new husband reapplying suncream to your shoulders. Hmm.... OK let's go!
Whatever sort of honeymoon you're after, sunbathing resort style, mountain trekking, golfing, diving or deep sea fishing, Mauritius seems to have it! Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Madagascar and is officially part of Africa, even though it is 2400 Ks away.
Port Louis is a bustling port with a revitalized waterfront and busy market. But most visitors gravitate toward resort areas such as Mont Choisy. Quiet Trou-aux-Biches and more bustling Flic en Flac are popular with scuba divers.
Here are a couple of pics to kick start our world tour of luxurious resorts.
Le Mauricia Hotel.
Feeling a little more inspired?
Now to my absolute favourite place in the world. A big call I know.
Amalfi Coast, Italy.
Yes, It would cost a fair bit to make the trip all the way to Amalfi, but we're dreaming here aren't we? Amalfi is the ultimate, beautiful and cultural escape. Lounge around on their pebbly, but still stunning beaches, walk through their pastel coloured streets and smell the wafting scents of the lemon grove and the brightly coloured bougainvillea.
This romantic, historic and culturally rich place is the ideal place to enjoy the first weeks of your married life.
Our next stop is...
Now there is plenty to do in this Caribbean country, but however active you decide you want to make it - it is an absolute MUST to sit down and soak in the rays on one of their many stunning beaches. Jamaica stretches 140 miles from east to west and there are heaps of stunning places to visit all offering something different. The best thing to do is go on a few day trips. The most popular amongst honeymooners is said to be Negril. Negril is known for it's black cliffs, azure water and mellow vibes. Negril's casual, laid-back pace and natural beauty are a feast for the eyes and soul.Here, anything goes and everyone's welcome.
Mellow - Loving the sound of that...
The final place I am taking you is closer to home... so may even be achievable!
You can pretty much have any type of honeymoon here! You can stay in the bustling city of Bangkok or retreat up into the mountains and stay in isolated cultural villages, head out for a 3 or 5 day trekk with a tour group.... or my favourite... as it seems today - a beach resort.
Planning a honeymoon in Thailand is a synch! There are so many resorts set up for couples just like you and many of them offer special honeymoon packages. So jump on the internet and start your search!
Here are a few visual ideas on Thailand of where you could stay.
Bangkok by Jorgetutor.com
Chiang Mai by thailandbuddy.com
Phuket by themattado.com
Koh Samui by travlang.com
That concludes our trip around the world. I did focus on a sun-lovers dream honeymoon because that is what I ended up craving after missing out on enjoying the beautiful weather today. I'm not sure whether I feel better now, or even more keen to get out there and relax in the sun.
I hope this inspired you to plan your dream getaway with your new husband.
Next Monday I might cover more local destinations for the realists among us.