You’ve walked down the aisle; you’ve said, “I do”. Months and months of hectic planning have finally culminated in a beautiful ceremony. And now you and your partner are off to spend some well-deserved quality time together. But one of the toughest decisions every married couple has to take is deciding where to go for their honeymoon. Being a once in a lifetime trip, it isn’t one to be taken lightly. If you’re still undecided, let us make your job easier – head to a beach. Weddings are always hectic, and beaches are where you go to recharge. Read on to know why beaches make the best honeymoon destinations.
Rest and renewal
It’s scientifically proven that a day at the beach can boost your mental and physical well being. What more do you need after a wedding? Relax by the ocean and let the sound of the waves crashing against the shore soothe you. In fact, for centuries now doctors have been sending their patients to live closer to the ocean to improve their health. Many studies show that being by the ocean boosts your mood, improves appetite and ensures you get a good night’s sleep.
Beach towns and easy-going locals
If you’ve ever visited a beach town before, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Islanders and residents of small beach towns take life easy. They always have a smile on their face and happy-go-lucky attitude. Us city people lead such hectic lives; it’s nice to slow down for a bit. Once you meet these residents, you start emulating them. And the best thing about a beach honeymoon? You don’t have to lug around a ton of clothes. A few simple pieces and you’re done. Here’s a guide on what to pack for a beach vacation.
Beauty and the beach
The beach is rife with health benefits. You can get your daily dose of Vitamin D by spending just 10 minutes at the beach. Sand is a natural exfoliant. A quick walk in the sand can help you get rid of dead skin cells and clogged pores. Seawater contains several natural minerals that like potassium chloride, which soothes rashes and heals cuts. Magnesium moisturises your skin and helps preserve its elasticity. Iodine present in seawater is good for your thyroid and boosts overall immunity.
Stellar sunsets and romantic walks
The main reason couples go on a honeymoon is to spend quality time alone, hopefully with a bit of romance. And nothing is more romantic than watching the sunset with your loved one. Sunsets at beaches are always beautiful and satisfying, due to the added effect of the waves crashing against the shore with the cool ocean breeze in the air.
Several beaches around the world are famous for the bioluminescence. Seascapes glitter and glow in the dark due to the light producing marine life. Think fireflies, but these organisms live underwater. A walk along such beaches at night will make for a magical and unforgettable experience.
If there’s one thing honeymoon beach destinations are synonymous with, it’s water sports. Get in touch with your adventurous side while jet skiing, wakeboarding or even surfing. Explore the ocean and its inhabitants when you go snorkelling for some coral reefs or scuba dive into the deeper parts of the ocean and swim alongside a stingray or some dolphins. Experiencing marine wildlife is psychedelic and moving experience that you will treasure sharing with your partner. And it doesn’t end there. Every beach destination has a sport it is famous for. So whether you’re interested in kayaking, white water rafting, sailing, etc., you’ve got a host of options to choose from.
Relax after sightseeing
Enjoy your time at your chosen honeymoon beach destination. Make sure you try local cuisine especially the seafood, visit places of importance, go where the locals go and do what they do. Take in the fresh air, the simplicity and slower pace of life. And once you’re done, you can head back to your resort for some well-deserved relaxation. Most beach resorts have villas overlooking the ocean, and some even come with private infinity pools and hot springs. Make use of the spa and book yourselves a couples’ massage. End your night with a romantic star-lit dinner by the water as you savour some fresh catch.
Now that we’ve given you a taste of what a honeymoon by the beach can be like, it’s time you start planning. Head over to Grande Bay for a relaxing and romantic honeymoon. We offer several fun-filled activities you can enjoy with your partner to make your honeymoon even more special.