Can't decide where to honeymoon? You may not have to narrow down your choices as much as you may think. According to Westin Hotels & Resorts' study of honeymoon trends released earlier this year, the number of couples who have visited more than one destination in their honeymoon has increased from 35% to 70% in the past five years, with couples visiting more than one destination in less than 10 days. And you thought bar hopping was fun? Honeymoon hopping is a whole different ball game. Experiencing different locales with your beaux on a high of newly wedded bliss? Sign us up! We can't think of a honeymoon trend we love more. These four destinations are sure to inspire you.
Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Central America is a goldmine for the adventurous couple. Kick off your honeymoon in the colorful and colonial Granada, Nicaragua, to soak up some local culture and history. If you want to experience the true habitat of Nicaragua and some privacy, stay at the enchanting Jicaro Island Ecolodge, a small resort on a private island only a short boat ride away. When you've soaked up enough here, head to Morgan's Rock on the coast for rainforest vibes and then set off for the gorgeous wilderness of Costa Rica. Start your Costa Rica journey at Rio Perdido in Bagaces, a canyon and park site complete with fantastic jungle and volcano views, adrenaline-boosting ziplining, and thermal rivers. End your honeymoon on the relaxing beaches in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Rome, Tuscany, and Venice
For whirlwind romance, head to Italy for la dolce vita. To make the most of a honeymoon here, limit your visit to the staples of Rome, Tuscany, and Venice and take your time in each one. Arrive in Rome to check out the historic highlights, such as the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, and enjoy its culinary delights, such as Roman-style pizza at Pizzeria Leoncino and iconic pasta dishes such as cacio e pepe. Take a train ride to Florence in the heart of Tuscany to explore all the art and culture the city has to offer. Spend a day roaming the streets of red rooftops, stone buildings, and cathedrals and another day wandering the neighboring vineyards and rolling hills before resting at night at the traditional Il Salviatino. Italy isn't complete without viewing the storied Venice canals. The best way to explore the city is by getting lost in its streets for a true feel of the local color.
Thailand and Laos
They may not be the most commonly visited countries for a honeymoon, but the duo of Thailand and Laos showcases the best of Southeast Asia. Experiencing both may involve a little more travel, but it's absolutely worth it if you have the time. Start off in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok to explore the historic sites, such as the Emerald Buddha and What Pho, Bangkok's oldest temple, and to get a taste of the country's famous street food. For a more quiet experience, take a day trip to Kanchanaburi, where you can feed and wash elephants at the Elephant Nature Park, a non-profit elephant sanctuary. From Bangkok fly to Chiang Rai, the gateway to the Golden Triangle where Thailand meets Laos and Burma. A river cruise leads to the laid back gem of Luang Prabang, with a pit stop in the picturesque village of Pakbeng along the way.
BVIS, St. Kitts, and Antigua
If you're seeking escapism, romance, and paradise, then island hopping in the Caribbean is for you. Begin the honeymoon in the nautical paradise of the British Virgin Islands, a gorgeous Caribbean locale that is rife with pampering and watersports. Tortola is large and lively, while the slower-paced Virgin Gorda is home to the famous Baths. Next, head to St. Kitts, where green hills, rainforest hikes, and relaxed beaches await. Enjoy the island's easy-going vibes at Ottley's Plantation Inn or Belle Mont Farm. End your honeymoon in Antigua, the epitome of the Caribbean. Sun-drenched with white sand and jade waters, Antigua is postcard-perfect. Take a day sail to Rendezvous Bay in the south or seek a deserted stretch of sand beyond Jolly Bay.