Choosing a gorgeous, fun, and safe honeymoon destination is an important item on your wedding to-do list. Save time on research since we’ve done it for you. Here are our top five honeymoon spots south of the border, along with some tips to ensure you stay safe and have a great time!
Quick tips honeymoon travel safety
First and foremost, be sure to read the safety information provided on the government of Canada’s travel advisory site regarding your honeymoon destination.
Aside from that, there are some general tips that apply no matter where you’re headed.
- Share your travel contact details to a trusted friend or family member – including your hotel or vacation rental.
- Purchase a good travel health insurance policy before you leave — none of us wants to think about getting into an accident or becoming ill on our honeymoon, but if anything goes wrong, you’ll appreciate being able to focus on getting better without having to worry about how you’ll afford the medical care you’re receiving.
- Minimize the valuables you bring with you — the fewer of them you bring, the less time you’ll spend dealing with the need to protect them from theft.
Now for the fun part — thinking about where you’re going to go. Here are our top picks.
Cuba is where you go if you want to experience warm ocean breezes as you salsa the night away after exploring the stunning architecture of Old Havana. And when you’re ready to relax on the beach with a Piña Colada, the white sand of Varadero awaits.
Better known as an old tax haven, these islands are a gorgeous spot to visit. Animal lovers will revel in the chance to see the Cayman Brac Parrot, frigate birds, adorable Agoutis, and the endangered Blue Iguana. Sunbathe on the powdery soft beaches, swim and snorkel in the clear blue ocean, and indulge in some fine dining at the best restaurants the islands have to offer.
Turks and Caicos
It’s been more than 40 years since this Caribbean hotspot was first suggested as a possible candidate to become Canada’s 11th province. Although they never did become part of our country, we can still visit this stunning archipelago of 40 islands. While not well-suited to those looking for abundant nightlife, it’s the perfect match for couples who want thrills, great diving, and fabulous beaches.
You’ll find Barbados on the eastern edge of the Caribbean. Come and soak up the sun on their beautiful beaches, indulge in the fine rums they’re famous for, and check out their local culinary scene.
This is the place to go if you want somewhere tropical with an exotic feel, but with all the amenities of home. The aloha spirit of Hawaii is unique and you’ll feel it the moment you step off the plane. Each island has its own feel, so choose the one that best suits your personality. For nightlife and shopping, Waikiki on Oahu can’t be beat. If you want a romantic, quiet, and secluded tropical honeymoon, look to Kauai. For the excitement of an active volcano, the Big Island of Hawaii is the one for you. And if you want endless beaches to choose from, great dining, and lots of nightlife, head for Maui.
There are plenty of safe honeymoon destinations Canadians may consider!
As you can see, there are lots of great options for honeymoon destinations south of the border where you don’t have to sacrifice safety, yet can still enjoy absolutely beautiful surroundings and have lots of fun. Be sure to set aside some time during your wedding planning to plan your trip!