The celebrations are over, the crowds are gone, and finally, it is time to get alone; honeymoon. Regarded as an obligatory escapade by many, honeymoons can be best described as a wedding gift, from the newlyweds to themselves.

Ideally, the couple visits their favorite holiday destination and gets to create their first post-nuptial memories extraordinarily. Furthermore, the somewhat brief holiday is a great way to reflect on the wedding events and spend some time away from the noise.

Honeymoon Destinations

It is true; every newlywed couple wants a honeymoon, but how do they choose from the innumerable honeymoon destinations available? Venice? Seychelles? Walt Disney World? Paris? The Maldives? Santorini? Or a nearby resort? The list of great destinations is endless.

However, it is advised that couples consider their budget, and a few other things before deciding on a honeymoon destination. Other things to consider include:

·         The weather

·         Out-of-pocket costs

·         What you want as a couple

·         Length of your honeymoon

·         Safety

In all of this, we believe it may be best for you and your spouse to choose a relatively nearby destination for your honeymoon. Below, we will be providing you with some of the reasons why you shouldn’t travel too far for your honeymoon.


The farther you voyage, the heftier your expenses. It sounds as simple as that, except that it isn’t. You may want that dream trip to the Maldives or Santorini, and by all means, if you can afford to undertake the journey, do so.

However, it would be best to consider flight ticket prices, hotel accommodation in your host country, in-country transportation costs, and other miscellaneous expenses.

Studies have also shown that newlyweds tend to spend a lot on local artifacts, clothing, delicacies, and tourism when they are far away from home. We do not condemn this. But if you want to relish some alone time and save money simultaneously, you may want to look into nearby locations.

Health Considerations

Many people suffer from disorders that make it extremely difficult for them to embark on long flights. Airsickness can make you develop cold sweats, nausea, vertigo, fatigue, and drowsiness. It would be sad to experience this on your flight to your honeymoon destination.

The link between farther destinations and airsickness is evident. If you develop symptoms, you may have to suffer for longer. So, we advise that you choose a nearby destination if you or your spouse have experienced airsickness in the past or are susceptible to it.

Also, some parts of the world, although beautiful and exotic, battle endemic diseases. While the local population might have developed some immunity to these diseases, you haven’t. This reason makes it essential that you prepare well, or opt for a nearby, familiar clime. 


The farther a location is, the harder it may be for you to determine how safe it will be for you and your spouse. There are horrific stories of people getting abducted or mugged while on a honeymoon destination. You should avoid this by sticking to an area you are familiar with. A wedding is a lot of work on its own already, and having to check for your honeymoon destination’s safety adds to the stress—more reason you may want to consider a not too far away location.

We wish you true marital bliss. Our wedding gift to you is our helpful advice. We want you to make the best memories, even while saving costs and doing what is best for your health and safety.