Perfect Honeymoon Spots for the Age of COVID
During the age of COVID-19, planning a honeymoon is a daunting task. I have had to cancel and postpone dozens of honeymoons. Many couples are afraid to book their honeymoon because they are scared that they won't go. I'm happy to say that the pandemic doesn't have to interfere with your memorable milestones – you need to be smart about them! But you might have to sacrifice a little. For instance, you probably won't spend next summer sailing the Greek Isles or surfing in Bali. Instead of seeing this as an obstacle to the perfect trip, focus instead on the extraordinary romantic destinations you can visit now. You can always do a second honeymoon after the pandemic. These are ideal honeymoon spots for the age of COVID-19.
Bora Bora is a beautiful South Pacific Island; that has beguiled newlyweds for decades. In a time when most tropical destinations like Bali and Hawaii are closed to travelers, a secluded honeymoon in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora is a tempting option. If Bora Bora is not on your bucket list, you should probably spend some time reevaluating your whole life. It is the ultimate destination for love and romance: private, gorgeous, and miles and miles away from your real life. Please note that French Polynesia has pretty strict entry requirements, so you should consult an expert to ensure that you are compliant before booking a trip. If you are looking for a place to stay in Bora Bora, check out my Sexiest Honeymoon Resorts in Bora Bora.
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, the pinnacle of old-world charm, whisks you into the nation's turbulent past and nourishes your mind, heart, and stomach in equal measure. Charleston is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples that desire indulgent food and cocktails, impressive antebellum architecture, and the quintessential Southern hospitality. There's nowhere quite like this lovely Southern gem for a dreamy honeymoon.
Aruba is an ideal Southern Caribbean Island; it is a perfect choice for couples that want to travel during Hurricane Season because it is not in the hurricane zone. But it is also an excellent option for post-COVID-19 trips. It is currently accepting tourists from the USA, and the warm welcome that you receive from the locals will make you feel like you are coming home. If you want to find the perfect honeymoon resort for you, read me Sexiest Honeymoon Resorts in Aruba.
Hiding in a grand valley between rugged and untamed mountains, Jackson Hole looks similar to other towns in Wyoming – false-front rooflines, covered walkways, pubs on every block – but it isn't the same as most cities. Here, dedicated climbers, cyclists, and skiers outnumber ranchers, and you're just as likely to see movie stars as a moose roaming the urban trails. Luckily, Wyoming doesn't have travel requirements at this time, but you will find restaurants and resorts at 50% capacity.
Verdant rainforest, secluded coves, towering peaks, and active local communities join to make the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia, a permanent draw for honeymooners. It is the essential Caribbean Island for people in love that don't want to lie on the beach all day. Please don't despair, sun lovers; St. Lucian beaches are waiting for you to soak up the rays on their pristine shores! Like Bora Bora, St Lucia does have stringent entry requirements; you will need a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than seven days before you arrive. If you want to learn more about St Lucia, read my Sexiest Honeymoon Resorts in St Lucia.
Northern California's grape-growing quarter is one of the world's premier wine destinations. And it has steadily become one of the Continental USA's top honeymoon destinations thanks to its excellent and incomparable landscape, variety of activities, charming villages, phenomenal restaurants, high-class winemaking facilities, and elite resorts and inns. I went to Napa Valley for my babymoon, and I have returned since the start of the pandemic, and it is still as lovely as always.
Turks & Caicos
Turks and Caicos boast immaculate white sand beaches, sea-green seas, 365 days of sunshine, and world-class luxury hotels. It's easy to see why the islands are such an idyllic honeymoon destination. The 37-mile chain of 100 islands and cays sits in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, barely 575 miles off Florida's coast. The Caribbean vibe is on full display throughout the islands, from its friendly locals' laidback lifestyle to lively beachside bars, serene seas, and ostensibly endless postcard surroundings. If you were drawing a perfect honeymoon island, it would look a lot like TCI. Bonus Turks currently has no travel restrictions! If you want to see the best hotels in TCI, read my Sexiest Honeymoon Resorts in Turks & Caicos.
Does your dream honeymoon involve furry throw blankets and snow? You will want to head to Aspen after and check into the rustic-luxe hotel with a vast fireplace and a hot tub. Besides world-class skiing and snowboarding, you'll find excellent shopping, great outdoor activities, and therapeutic spa experiences.
Los Cabos truly has something for every type of couple. Do you desire a getaway with fabulous beaches? How about stark desert vistas? Or perhaps you prefer to climb to the top of tall peaks. You can find it all in Los Cabos! Cabo is located at the Southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the stunning Sea of Cortez. Mexico is one of the few international travel destinations that US citizens can travel to without restriction right now. So it is an excellent option for honeymooners looking for a gorgeous tropical getaway that is easily accessible to Americans. To learn more about the Los Cabos, check out my Sexiest Honeymoon Resorts in Los Cabos.
Unfortunately, most destinations are not open for American honeymooners right now. Before booking any trip make sure you understand the entry requirements for the destination. If you want to learn more about travel after the pandemic, read my Things You Need to Know Before Your Post-COVID-19 Trip. But these destinations will allow you to have an incredible and romantic honeymoon at the age of COVID-19.