Honeymoons in April are flavored with pastels and beams of sun across sweet blue skies, making for a refreshing way to jump start a marriage. For those couples who choose to make this warm, fragrant time of year their forever-anniversary, selecting one of the best honeymoon destinations in April will make the season even more special.
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Once May arrives in the New England region of the United States, plenty of sailing families, city slickers and locals will flock to the beaches of Maine, making for crowded beaches and long waits for that lobster roll you’ve been craving since November. That’s why April makes for an ideal month for honeymooners who seek a little more quiet time—making Kennebunk one of the best honeymoon destinations in April. Even though most shops, restaurants and attractions reopen in April, you can still expect reclusive, sleepy streets and shores that still carry the quintessential small beach town vibe you’re after.
Where to Stay: Grace White Barn Inn & Spa
Right in the heart of Kennebunk, this year-round, quaint inn offers the at-home vibe that’ll put you at ease from the moment you arrive on your Northeastern U.S. honeymoon. It’s known for its creative culinary selections, as well as it’s Raindrop Therapy experience at the one-site spa that was inspired by Native American wellness. Book a stay at one of their many suites, all complete with a fireplace that’s ideal for a bottle of wine and sighing over the new band on your left hand.
Sure, you might have backpacked through Southeast Asia after college, igniting your hankering for ethnic flavors and spices, thanks to the countless inexpensive street food spots and night markets. But now that you and your partner are true foodies, it’s time to up the ante on your culinary feats, especially on your honeymoon. Venture to Thailand, where you can island hop your way around the many beaches, offering water so blue you won’t believe it until you see it and fresh fish that’s caught daily. On a honeymoon in Thailand, you can go inexpensive or you can splurge, and we suggest the latter, considering — hopefully — you only get hitched once.
Where to Stay: Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
When you’re on your honeymoon, you don’t need to trek the beach for a party. Instead, you want to share the excitement with your one-and-only, as you treat yourself to genuine relaxation and delectable meals. At this luxury resort, you can sample some of the finest restaurants in all of Krabi, with ingredients sourced from the local market each morning. With an outdoor shower, a private soak tub, spansive views and Instagrammable sights around every bend of this resort, trust us, you’ll never want to leave.
Before you shrug off Mexico as a predictable honeymoon destination, reimagine a private, secluded beach that offers the infamous blue waters with no spring breakers or party. In the Riviera Maya region that’s far enough from Cancun to make you comfortable is Mayakoba. Here, plenty of newlyweds flee the chaos of their wedding planning months and indulge in the privacy of two. Hidden amongst palm trees and echoing with the sounds of the Caribbean, you’ll forget you’re in Mexico at all. Mayakoba is one of the best honeymoon destinations in April because it’s the month with the least amount of rainfall, giving you endless beach days for your whole getaway.
Where to Stay: Fairmont Mayakoba
If you’ve ever stayed at a Fairmont property, you know the level of attentiveness they insist for all guests. But when you arrive as a new spouse to the Mayakoba resort, you’ll be swept away by the ‘Platinum Honeymoon Program’ that includes personalized service from their onsite expert concierge that’ll book every activity, spa treatment, dinner reservation and whim you and your partner want to share. In addition to adults-only swimming pools, you can also relax at the Willow Stream Spa with a couples’ massage followed by a walk down a picturesque beach. Swoon, for sure!
Of all the journeys you’ve taken as a couple, the Middle East may still be on your wanderlusting bucket list. As two travelers who decided to put their passport and spirits together, visiting one of the most beautiful and revered cities in the world – Jerusalem – offers you a cultural immersion experience you’ll tell your grandchildren about. Book your honeymoon for post-Passover in April, which will offer less crowds and heat, giving you a chance to wander through the ancient streets, hand-in-hand, at your own pace.
Where to Stay: The King David
This beloved hotel was built in the 1920s and has attracted celebrities, dignitaries and royals throughout its history, offering you the opportunity to experience what those before your time valued. Because of its location, you and your new spouse can wake up to panoramic views of many breathtaking sites, including Dome of the Rock, the Second Temple and the Western Wall. Consider settling into your suite to watch the sun set over the Old City, thinking of all the lovers who came before you, and how many miles you have before you.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Before you were two, you were one. And before you take your twosome to three (or four or five), it’s time to check off a destination on your passport challenge that you’ve wanted to experience since before you met your now-spouse. As a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that amazes even the most seasoned of travelers, a week spent touring the legendary, historical and flat-out gorgeous Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of the best honeymoon destinations in April. Not only will you have the chance to sleep among the animals in their natural habitat, but you can see them roam wild and free, must like the love you’ll always have for your partner.
Where to Stay: Royal Malewane
This luxury safari lodge has its own patch of private land inside Greater Kruger National Park, offering a deep immersion into this region of the world. Here, you can book one of their ‘Luxury Suites’ that comes decked out with romantic details, including a four-poster bed, a large living area, a Victorian freestanding bath and rain shower, an outdoor shower, a private plunge pool and an expansive deck to watch the wildlife and sunrise or sunset. Might we suggest a candlelit dinner for two under the African stars to begin your Mr-and-Mrs vacation?
Source: Wedding Wire