by Avid Thinker March 24, 2014
Far flung honeymoon destinations may be extravagant and exotic, but you can celebrate the start of married life in style closer to home, with a truly romantic backdrop to your honeymoon.
European destinations offer a breadth of identity, character and romance. France is effortlessly dreamy, fantastic for food and wine lovers with a vast countryside for relaxing rural getaways, along with an extensive coastline - and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Italy is widely regarded as one of the world’s most romantic countries with the history and atmosphere of Rome, the beauty and architecture of Florence and the unique, picturesque canals of Venice.
Croatia is an up-and-coming honeymoon destination offering the glitz and glamour of Dubrovnik, secluded coves along the coast and charming fishing villages. Portugal, known for its breathtaking sunsets, offers sun-kissed beaches and the city-excitement of Lisbon.
And Malta is another key honeymoon destination for European romance and relaxation. Located between Sicily and North Africa, a short flight takes you to a destination steeped in history, sunshine, scenery, culture and timeless romance.
A continent of contrast
European destinations offer great contrast for every type of honeymooner; city lovers can stroll the streets of Paris, photograph one another at the gateways of Madrid or ride a horse drawn carriage through the cobbled streets of Vienna.
Sunshine fans could honeymoon on the blissfully romantic and idyllic Greek islands of Santorini or Kefallonia, or head to the South of France for a taste of über-chic beach life. And nature enthusiasts might explore Portugal’s Peneda-Geres National Park – or ski the Swiss slopes, after a winter wedding.
You could even take a two-centre honeymoon including the buzz and nightlife of a top European city break combined with the romantic seclusion of a beach or mountain retreat.
A heavenly hotel
If you’re looking for a romantic hotel in a beautiful European setting, we’ve picked five of the finest options:
Hotel Ta’ Cenc & Spa, Gozo
High on the tiny island of Gozo, part of the Maltese archipelago, this five-star spa hotel offers natural surroundings, style, comfort and hospitality. A dream destination if you’re planning a romantic island honeymoon; the Deluxe Junior suites have a spectacular view over the pool and countryside leading to the Ta’ Cenc cliffs, a private terrace, a queen sized four poster bed and a Jacuzzi bath.
Contact Hotel Ta’ Cenc & Spa for more details: www.tacenc.com
Reference and image: http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-planning/honeymoon-articles/close-to-home_469.htm
by Jenny Evangelista August 18, 2015
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