There's nothing quite like a honeymoon on the water. Whether it's a cruise on the seven seas, a cabana on the beach in the islands or a cabin at the lake, the relaxation of being near water can be just what you need after a hectic wedding. If one of these options sounds good to you, make some plans to head to the water for your getaway. Here are a few options and what you might want to pack for each one.
This encompasses a number of destination choices around the world. Here in the US, glorious beaches in Hawaii, Florida and California are common spots. If you want to think outside the box, check out South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and New York. Look for all-inclusive resort packages if you want everything together in one easy payment.
Of course, there are some things you're going to want to pack for a beach vacation. Sunscreen is a must, as is some new luxury designer swimwear. Some comfy flip-flops and a beach towel and you'll be all set for some fun in the sun and sand.
A honeymoon in a cabin at a nearby lake makes for a great road trip getaway. There's typically plenty of privacy and solitude for rest and relaxation, which is just what you need after your big day. With a number of things to do, become one with nature. Hiking, for one, or water-based activities are a great start.
Boating and fishing are popular, but couples could also consider bringing along a couple of lightweight paddle boards. These look similar to surfboards and you stand on them using a long paddle to propel yourself around. There are even inflatable models for added convenience.
Well, any cruise really. What more can you say about a floating resort that stops in exotic ports of call? The ships themselves come in a variety of sizes from oceanliners with a capacity in the 4000 range to smaller ships that provide a more intimate experience.
The Caribbean is a popular cruise destination, but far from your only choice. Other options include:
- The Panama Canal
- The Inner Passage of Alaska
- New England
You can also select how long as cruises typically range from 3 to 14 days.
Packing here is dependent on the destination. For the Carribean and Hawaii, you'll need swimsuit and summer clothes while Alaska probably won't be warm enough for your bikini. Be sure to pack enough sunscreen no matter where you go. The days are long in Alaska in the summertime, even if the temps aren't that high.
No matter where you go on your honeymoon, packing the essentials are vital. Make sure you're matching your wardrobe to your destination and the seasonal temperatures and rainfall figures as well. When you come prepared for nearly any twist of fate, you're better able to deal with them.