By Declan Tobin
Your big day is now over all the stress of preparing
for that one day is a fond memory, now its time to enjoy the best part
of the whole celebration, which is of course the honeymoon.
Whether it be a skiing trip in Angola or a Caribbean
cruise this is going to be the best holiday of your life so make room
in your budget and splash out.
The Relaxing honeymoon
If you are drawn towards lounging on a silver beach
all day with hotel waiters offering infinite margaritas and the most
stunning scenery you will ever see the Maldives is the place for you.
The Maldives is the most magnificent place of natural
beauty on earth; it has the essential elements of sun, sand and sea.
The area is made up of thousands of deserted islands, vast lagoons with
infinite shades of blue and turquoise, and beautiful underwater coral
gardens, a natural paradise for a tropical honeymoon.
The religion is mainly Islamic and the people are a
mixture of Sri Lankan, South East Asian and Aryan origin, Dhivehi being
the native language.
The Maldives has always been a busy maritime route for
the African, Arab and South East Asian mariners, and the sea now plays
a major roll in tourism by providing exciting water activities.
Snorkeling, diving, underwater photography, are major
activities here with one of the highest underwater visibility distance
of 50 meters. New to the list is surfing but it's a growing one with
the O Neill Deep Blue contest being held here this year.
If you prefer doing nothing at all the luxurious resorts
will cater to your every need, with the majority containing relaxing
spas and stunning scenery there is no need to move from your resort,
although a spot of late night fishing relaxing under the night sky sounds
like a treat you might want to enjoy.
Go and Have some fun
If you cant stand the idea of long lazy days and nights
why not take a trip to the premier entertainment destination of the
world, Las Vegas. Within reasonable distance from most states in the
US Vegas the city that never sleeps has everything a couple who are
young at heart and looking for fun can enjoy.
Famously known as the play ground of the rich and famous
Vegas has something for everyone with its concerts, nightclubs, comedy
headliners, art and its famous productions shows, no one will be bored.
For the gamblers at heart there are plenty of casinos to hang out in
and maybe even strike it rich, who knows!
The hotels in Vegas are very impressive with some of
the most original and luxurious around The Venetian and Mirage are just
two to mention.
There is also the option to visit the grand canon which
isn't too far, you can take a helicopter ride straight from Vegas to
the Grand Canyon and see one of the most beautiful natural terrain there
is, or why not hire a car and take the 5 hour drive, you stay over night
in a log cabin.
There is plenty to do when you get there, if you want
to get down and dirty you can take a trip down into the floor of the
canyon which will take about 5 to 6 hours on horse back or mule, there
you can spend the night sleeping around a campfire covered by a blanket
If that's not adventurous enough why not go water rafting
down the Colorado River that should put some wind in your sails.
Why not whisk off to a winter wonderland on the white
snow capped mountains of Canada. From the mighty Rockies to the alluring
Laurentain's Canada's mountains are perfect for winter sports.
With its natural topography and perfect snow accumulation
the Canadians have created some of the best ski resorts world wide since
the 1960s.The diversity of the resorts is one of its best attractions,
from the champion slopes of whistler to the laid back hangouts of Red
Mountain there is a little something for everyone.
Tremblant is a popular resort described as a cross between
a cute Quebecois village and a theme park there is lots of fun to be
had here and you don't have to be a professional skier to enjoy yourself.
The groups are of mixed ability and you can have fun learning to ski,
but prepare to get wet.
Tremblant is a beautiful quaint village with brightly
colored buildings knitted together along the main street of boutiques
and restaurants. There are plenty of cozy wood cabin bistros and cafes
to relax and enjoy after the ski day.
In the evening the village comes to life with open-air
theaters of fire-eaters, clowns on stilts, and live music. There are
also other activities such as skating on lac Miroir and the fun water
slides of La Source. You will be very busy during the day and all cozy
and loved up at night.
Trip around Europe
For those culture seekers among you this would be a
perfect honeymoon, this is the perfect chance to see all the historical
sites you've dreamed of.
To see the beautiful and romantic city of Paris for
the first time together, late night strolls along the champs Elises
and whispering sweet nothings under the Eiffel tower.
Stop off in Venice and take an evening gondola ride
down the famous canals before dining in the fabulous Venetian restaurants.
Visit London the home of William Shakespeare and The
Great Queen Elizabeth I you can do a historical tour around the streets
of London and be brought back in time to the streets of the gruesome
Jack the Ripper and the famous burning of London bridge.
Then see the beautiful Westminster abbey and stop of
at Buckingham Palace to visit the queen's home maybe have some tea and
scones if you're lucky.
Not forgetting the diverse provinces of Ireland, the
stunning west of Ireland with its ancient cultures and Gaelic speaking
natives of Connemara take a currach ride over to the nearly deserted
Aryan Island and see how the ancient Celts once lived.
You can also visit the city of Dublin, which is drenched
in culture and history the place to go to have the "craic" as always
the Irish know how to have a good time.
The best thing about this type of Honeymoon is you can
cater it to fulfill your desires the continent is your oyster.