by Cecilia Rydberg
Dilemma does not really seem to suit the feelings and expectations one imagines when speaking of or thinking about where to go on one’s honeymoon. But isn’t there a dilemma? Where should we go, what should we do? Shall we lie on the beach for 10 days straight or go trekking on the slopes of Kilimanjaro?
For those of you who are on the fence on which way to go for this special occasion, here are a few ideas from two extremes (and one in between) of the honeymoon spectrum.
Kia Orana – See, that means ‘hello’ in Cook Island speak. Home to sand so white it looks fake. It’s not.
This island is located in the South Pacific Island, near the Fiji Islands. It is the ideal place for a couple looking for a relaxing, spa-infused, Polynesian heaven getaway. The island offers many a honeymoon resort and hotel, targeted more toward the couple looking for the height of relaxation.
How about a trip down the Amazon River? Something for the adventurous and eco-conscious soul, the Amazon and its basin flows through six South American countries (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador), which are all experiencing an increased rise in tourism and interest from environmentally aware travellers. Many of the holiday/honeymoon packages here include accommodation which runs on solar power, along with an itinerary of filled with adventure, like informative river boat rides, treks in the rainforest, bird-watching and visits to the local tribes.
Or how about something completely out of left field, combining heat and ice cold temperatures, adventure and extreme luxury, how about the IceHotel in the very north of Sweden. Not only are the surroundings breathtaking with white snow and ice as long as the eye can see, but couples can take a dogsled tour, snowmobile safari or visit the local Sami people. At the end of the day you can slip into your sleeping bag in a bed lined with reindeer skin. Cozy, wouldn’t you say?
For many couples, especially those who go on their honeymoon straight after their wedding, they tend to opt for the relaxing, white sand option, following the stress-fest that is planning, organizing and attending one’s own wedding. But as the world has become more accessible and information available for all, it seems the occasion of a honeymoon is a chance for a couple to put their imaginative juices to fruition.