Top 5 Zika Free honeymoon spots for 2019 - Australia

Top 5 Zika Free honeymoon spots for 2019

Posted by Jim Augerinos in Around The World, In The News 24 Jan 2019

This question still has been top of mind for brides and grooms even though the news coverage of the Zika outbreak has faded into obscurity. The simple fact is there still is no proven research connecting Zika with pregnancy issues however couples aren’t willing to take that chance. Most newlyweds are starting a family immediately following the wedding and honeymoon an aren’t willing to take a chance. So, we have compiled what we feel are top 5 Zika free honeymoons spots based on requests as well as bookings on where couples are headed in 2019.

#1. Bermuda

Pink sand beaches, turquoise waters, British hospitality, easy access from the US, charming quaint pastel towns to explore (via scooter) fresh seafood, fit for foodies, stand up paddle boarding, underground caves, the list goes on and on. Bermuda is that perfect paradise for the couple that wants a laid-back island vibe and who is the aspiring beach bum. More for people seeking relaxation with a little bit of activity sprinkled in who might not have the time to venture halfway across the globe. Bermuda is a poster child for a picture postcard paradise and most clients fall in love and return many times after their honeymoon.

Our Favorite honeymoon hideaways in Bermuda: Rosewoods Tuckers Point, The Reefs, and Cambridge Beaches

#2. Greece

Take white sand beaches, aquamarine waters, stunning minimalist architecture, Greek ruins, local wineries, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, add stunning sunsets in Santorini, and you have the recipe for the perfect honeymoon. Greece works wonders for honeymoons as it gives them all the history and culture of Europe in an island setting surrounding by water and idyllic beaches (black, red, and white sand). Just the right amount of activity mixed with relaxation, pretty much what everyone honeymoon couple is looking for.

Our Favorite honeymoon Greek Islands hideaways: Canaves Oia Suites, Mykonos Grand, Blue Palace, Astra Suites.

#3. South Africa

A bucket list trip for most, why not combine that with the trip of your lifetime? South Africa has an amazing array of different activities to keep the most active honeymoon couple busy. Cosmopolitan Capetown, laid back beach town Durban, romantic wine county in Stellenbosch, and Safari in the Kruger. What couples love about South Africa is the diversity, and the fact that English is the primary language, so it makes traveling around a bit easier and more familiar. South Africa is also wonderful year-round from a temperature standpoint. So, winter and summer brides can visit and there is no definitive season not to go. South Africa is also home to the largest percentage of Great White sharks and is the premier place to shark cage dive. This is the ultimate honeymoon experience for those wanting Safari, adventure, amazing local wines and fit for foodies.

Our Favorite South African honeymoon Hideaways: Singita Boulders, The Oyster Box, The Silo, Marataba Mountain Lodge.

#4. Australia

Probably my personal favorite country out of the 55 I have visited. There is just something so special and unique about all the offerings available in Australia. I remember my first visit at age 14 to the Great Barrier Reef and snorkeling with Sharks, Sea turtles, Giant Clams, etc. I had never seen anything like it ever and still to this day haven’t. I remember riding a camel at sunset in the outback to a bonfire in the middle of the desert with an aborigine man playing the didgeridoo under the stars. I remember being strapped into a harness to the Sydney Harbor bridge as we walked across the entire upper span of the bridge looking down at the entire city. Australia is just full of breathtaking experiences, one’s that will stay with you forever. It’s those amazing experiences that create lasting memories that people covet the most from their honeymoon destination and Australia delivers those memories in spades.

Our Favorite Australian honeymoon hideaways: Southern Ocean Lodge, Lizard Island, Wolgan Valley, the Louise.

#5. Hawaii

Hawaii has always been a perennial honeymoon hotspot even before Zika became a concern. The reason being is that Hawaii has the look and feel of Bali, Bora Bora, Fiji but it has more to do than just the beach. In Hawaii you have volcano’s, waterfalls, mountains, valleys, black sand beaches, white sand beaches, hiking trails galore, rain forest, rivers, basically almost everything and adventure seeking active couple would be looking for on their honeymoon. You also have some of the best restaurants and most innovative cuisine using the freshest ingredients from local farmers and fisherman. Couple that with the fact it’s English speaking, safe, easy to get around, has wonderful weather year-round, welcoming locals, and is easy to get to make it a wonderful choice for a Zika free honeymoon.

Our favorite Hawaiian honeymoon hideaways: Fairmont Kea Lani, The Kahala, Mauna Kea, Travaasa Hana.

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