Fun Fact: According to a recent survey by Zola, over 80% of couples are planning an overseas honeymoon this year, and 36% are planning a combo trip to two or more countries. And while concerns of Zika and global security are definitely on everybody’s mind, couples are still traveling far and wide to spend their dream honeymoon. But just where is everybody going? Zola surveyed 800 engaged and newlywed couples about their honeymoon, mini-moon even tiny-moon plans for 2017. These are the hottest honeymoon destinations right now:
Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations:
7. South Africa
Dreaming of going to one of these spots? Signing up for a wedding registry on Zola helps make the process way easier (on your budget AND time) with experience and cash fund options that are perfect for your honeymoon. That means you can register for everything from airfare to hotels, meals, even the luggage to pack your cute new honeymoon clothes in. Here’s a look at our favorite honeymoon experiences that you can register for on Zola, as well as the fun products that will make your trip great.
Who says you have to stay at a hotel for your honeymoon? Home vacation rentals can be an ultra-private and romantic option, and let you do things like hire a private chef to cook you an amazing dinner for two. They’re also a great option if you’re hopping from one city to the next, and let you live like a local for the time you’re there. Zola makes it super easy to book the perfect abode for your trip with Airbnb gift cards that you can add to your registry.
Those Instagram celebrities won’t have anything on you when you book a photo session with Flytographer. They have over 200 professional photographers located worldwide who will set up the time, date, and location of your photo shoot, be it at an intimate dinner, a hike, or stroll down the beach. The best part is all the photographers are locals, so you’ll also get the inside scoop on the most Insta-worthy locations to visit for your shoot. Bonus? Your photos will be sent to you within 5 days. Start looking for the perfect hashtag now.
Those business-class seats to your honeymoon destination? They’re totally in-reach with Zola’s cash fund airfare option. Zola presents this option in a super elegant way, and lets you set either a fixed amount, or give guests the option to choose how much they want to contribute, which makes it the perfect group gift. With the right seats, even your plane trip can feel like part of your honeymoon with lie-flat seats and champagne. Did we mention ice cream sundaes?
Dreamin’ comes easy, but the price tag for the ultimate honeymoon resort can add up…fast! Registering for nights at that resort you’ve been eyeing is a great way to lighten up your honeymoon budget, since lodging typically makes up the majority of your trip.
These resorts are currently on our wishlist (hint, hint):
-Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Lanai City, Hawaii
Los Cabos, Mexico
One of the best things my husband and I did on our honeymoon was a couples massage on our last evening there. It was an incredible way to end the trip, and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset while relaxing at the spa afterwards. Since this is one of those treats you don’t always get to do at home, being able to add it to your Zola registry will make it that much more special.
Sayyyyy whattt?! Woman Getting Married readers get $50 in Zola credits when you sign up for a Zola wedding registry.
According to Zola’s survey, over 63% of couples go somewhere tropical for their honeymoon, which means they get to take advantage of all the insanely fun water activities resorts tend to offer. Things like jet skiing, kayaking and snorkeling are a great way to explore the beaches and/or lakes around you, and they’re also a good excuse to get active without hitting the gym. (Yachting counts as exercise, right?)
On our honeymoon our resort offered a canoe breakfast, where the resort staff brought breakfast over to our room via canoe and then took us out for a quick trip while breakfast was being set up on our deck. This was definitely one of our highlights, and we probably wouldn’t have done it if it wasn’t given to us as a gift. Waffles and smoothies in bed? Yes, please!
Planning fun cocktails each night is a great way to sit back, relax, and completely enjoy your surroundings, especially a picture-perfect sunset. You can easily register for drinks at that bar in Paris you’ve always wanted to go to, or the beachside bar at your resort. Just add the ‘Drinks With a View’ option under Cash Funds to your registry, and your guests will love knowing they were able to treat you to a round (or two) of Moscow Mules.
While we love finding local, casual eateries wherever we go on vacation, you have to have a splurge meal at least once on your trip. A lunch or dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and when you get to add it to your wedding registry you won’t feel as guilty about getting that extra glass of champagne or a decadent dessert while you’re at it.
Want to learn how to make pasta from a local chef in Tuscany? Or maybe practice your ukulele with a musician in Hawaii? You can register for something totally unique that is totally you (and your partner) on Zola. Just choose the ‘Create Your Own Cash Fund’ option and select from their curated photos (or add your own), and include a custom amount. You’ll be saying Buon Appetito in no time.
Zola has thousands of gifts and experiences (plus awesome cash fund options) for your honeymoon and beyond, all in one awesome registry. Sign up for your dream Zola wedding registry now and get $50 in Zola credits!