With all of the work and stress that comes before a wedding you’ll certainly want to pick a honeymoon destination where the two of you can relax, connect and form memories that will last a lifetime. So picking the perfect honeymoon vacation spot is crucial. Make sure your choice accommodates both of your interests. A dream vacation to Fiji may not be the best option if your partner hates the beach. Here are our top three picks for honeymoons in 2014.
Porto, Portugal – OLD WORLD LUXURY
Portugal is a romantic slice of Europe that is often overlooked when planning jaunts across the Atlantic. Gay marriage has been legal here since 2010 and there some incredible hotels. We suggest staying at The Yeatman (Rua do Choupelo, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-088) in Porto. This breathtaking hotel is a foodie and wine lovers paradise and one of the most romantic properties in southern Europe. Splurge on The Bacchus Suite and enjoy your private fireplace and standalone brass jacuzzi. Ask the hotel concierge to arrange a trip to the Douro Valley and discover where the region’s famous Port is made. Follow the famous drink back to the Port houses near the hotel and take a tasting tour. This is one tour you can’t miss in Portugal whether you’re already a connoisseur or you’ve never tried it in your life. Ready to explore the local nightlife? The hottest gay club in Porto right now is Zoom (Rua Beco Passos Manuel nº40 4000-385) and its one raucous party. Expect a packed house with gorgeous guys and large, lavish drag performances.
Bora Bora – FRENCH POLYNESIAN PARADISE
Hop a flight to the South Pacific and step onto a true island paradise in Bora Bora. This tiny island is part of the French Polynesian collectivity and the flight from Atlanta takes approximately twelve hours. That may sound like a long time in an airplane, but the location and hotel we’ve picked out are worth it. Book a bungalow at Le Méridien Bora Bora and experience the ultimate in honeymoon bliss. Whether its glass floors allowing you to see the sea life below your room or your own traditional Kaïnalu canoe, Le Méridien offers a honeymoon experience like no other beach resort.
Telluride, Colorado – COLORADO ALPINE ADVENTURE
Flying into Telluride can feel as adventurous as tackling any double black diamond ski slope. Pilots have to change altitude quickly to go in and out of the airport because of the the towering mountains surrounding the city. Stay in the beautiful and rustic Lumière Telluride, a boutique property appointed with rich leather upholstery and cozy fireplaces. It’s the perfect place to snuggle up with your new partner after a day in the snow. Ask the concierge to plan an adventure on snowmobiles to see the breathtaking Wilson peak. You may know it better as the mountain peak that turns blue when your Coors beer can turns cold. Surrounded by picturesque evergreen trees and wispy, powdery snow a snowmobiling trip can be romantic and a real adrenaline rush.