After making what feels like a million decisions: the venue, the dress, your flowers, the seating chart, the list goes on–it’s possible that the last thing you and your fiancé want to do is make yet one more choice about where to spend your first vacation as newlyweds. Honeymoon pressure is real, and we’ve got you covered–here are our picks for this year’s hottest destinations and romantic getaways.
1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
For the couple seeking more of a once-in-a-lifetime experience than an easy, direct flight to an all-inclusive, the adventurous activities and safaris in the Serengeti make for the ultimate in honeymoon bragging rights. To top it all off, your travels will also contribute to the region’s ability to keep up its conservation efforts, which are largely funded by tourism revenue.
Image: The Four Seasons
Where to Stay: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti. Wake up every morning to a parade of elephants at the watering hole before a dip in the pool, a visit to the spa, or heading out on a game drive across the Plains. The recent launch of their Honeymoon Package, which includes upgrades like a candlelit dinner and complimentary massage, makes this top notch stay that much sweeter.
Best Time to Go: June-October, the region’s rain seasons typically fall between March and May, November and December.