Marriage is not something that should be celebrated once at the beginning and never mentioned again. It should be a constant celebration of your love for one another. What better way to spice up your marriage than with these second honeymoon ideas? You could also use them for your third, fourth, or how many ever -th honeymoon!
What is a Second Honeymoon?
A second honeymoon is a romantic getaway for you and your spouse to celebrate certain milestones. Some examples of milestones you may want to take a second honeymoon for are your anniversary, becoming empty nesters, retiring, renewing your vows, or anything else you find important to your relationship.
9 Second Honeymoon Ideas
Second honeymoons are typically not as extravagant as your first honeymoon, but that may not always be the case. It all depends on how lavish you want to go with your celebration. You’llYou’ll find ideas that are laid back and not far from home and unique ideas that you may have never thought of.
Unwind at a Caribbean All-Inclusive
Nothing screams relaxation, like having everything you could possibly need at your fingertips while lying on a pristine beach. The Caribbean is the best place to go for just that. There are many different all-inclusive resorts you could stay at that will have you fully recharged and feeling the spark again.
Sandals resorts are an excellent option for your all-inclusive vacation in the Caribbean. They have over 15 resorts across many different Caribbean islands and one of the best all-inclusive packages I’veI’ve ever seen.
Some of the inclusions you will find at every Sandals resort are luxury accommodations, meals and snacks, drinks with premium liquor, PADI-certified scuba diving, green fees, and nightly entertainment. Each resort is also located in some of the best locations in the Caribbean. The best are in Rodney Bay in St. Lucia, Montego Bay in Jamaica, and Pink Gin Beach in Grenada.
Reconnect in Bali
Bali is a highly romantic destination that is all about reconnecting you with your inner self and the world around you. Sounds like a great way to reconnect with your partner, too, doesn’tdoesn’t it? Although, the most significant advantage to Bali is it is incredibly affordable. You can buy a meal from a local restaurant for less than $5 that could fill you up for the entire day.
There are many phenomenal resorts in Bali, but I recommend Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, for the ultimate escape to reconnect. Its layout resembles a typical Balinese village on the side of a mountain with terraced rice fields and a Hindu temple.
Tropical gardens surround each villa. You’ll feel like you’re immersed in the gardens because the glass walls open up, turning your living space into a terrace. You will also have a giant private infinity pool, a soaking tub overlooking the gardens, an outdoor shower, and some of the most beautiful decor you’ll ever see.
Have an Adventure in Hawaii
My parents have taken their second and third honeymoons in Hawaii. Their second was in Oahu, and they loved it so much that they decided to do their third in Maui. I’ve been to a few Hawaiian islands, and I would choose Maui for my second honeymoon. It is a beautiful island with tons of adventurous activities, but also calm enough to relax in luxury.
Wailea is where I stayed, and I recommend it over anywhere else on Maui. Wailea Beach Resort by Marriott is the best resort there. It’s close to all the best attractions, like the road to Hana, and some of the best shopping in Hawaii. The resort itself has a championship golf course, spa, the longest hotel water slide, and a luau show.
The rooms at Wailea Beach Resort are so close to the ocean that you can actually hear the waves crashing on shore from your suite. You may even get to see the southern island or a humpback whale from your room. To enhance this amazing view even further, all ground-level rooms have a sundeck that incorporates indoor-outdoor living.
Enjoy the Countryside in England
Some of the prettiest countryside that embodies England culture is in the Cotswolds. This area of England has beautiful rolling hills, vintage villages made of Cotswold stone, and some of the best tea houses and pubs. Taking a stroll through any of the 113 villages in the area will have you in a constant state of wow.
The best places to stay in the Cotswolds are old castles, above pubs, or in one of the many bed and breakfasts. I would personally love to stay at Ellenborough park, a 500-year-old castle turned 5-star hotel. Don’t worry. The castle has been renovated into contemporary luxury accommodations.
This 90-acre grounds is situated at the bottom of the tallest peak in the Cotswolds and looks just as beautiful on the inside as it does on the outside. You can spend time in their luxurious spa, have your breakfast in bed, or enjoy a horse race. The castle is even dog-friendly!
Celebrate in Las Vegas
If you and your S.O. think of life as a party, there is nowhere better to go for your second honeymoon than Las Vegas. It’s your chance to say goodbye to reality for a bit and hello to endless possibilities. You can see some of the most insane shows out there, dance till the sun rises, test your luck in a casino, listen to amazing live music, and eat food prepared by famous chefs.
The Venetian is one of the most romantic hotels you can stay at on the strip in Las Vegas. Everything is inspired by Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world. It also has the largest rooms on the strip, with each suite having a separate living area. You’ll also get a floor-to-ceiling marble bathroom in every room.
Your room isn’tisn’t the only thing that the Venetian turned into a romantic oasis. You can also take a gondola ride through the Grand Canal, complete with its own singing gondolier. There is also rock climbing, a bar made of ice, a rooftop pool with cabanas, and one of the world’s largest spas.
Island Hop in Greece
Greece has many islands with picturesque beaches and white cliffside villages that you have probably seen before. From historic towns and buildings to cliff-top views of the mediterranean sea, Greece has some of the most beautiful views in the world. The best part is you can easily hop from Greek island to Greek island if you have enough time.
Some of the most popular islands to visit are Mykonos, Santorini, Hydra, Rhodes, Crete, Zante, and Skopelos. However, there are over 200 inhabited islands in Greece that you can explore. Each one has there own unique quirks.
You will most likely fly into Crete, Greece’sGreece’s largest island. I recommend staying at Cayo Resort and Spa. From there, the best way to get to each island is via ferry. Each island will have its own ferry that goes to many of the other islands, so you’ll just need to decide which one is next.
Explore the Mountains in Jackson Hole
When your idea of romance is starry nights and stunning mountains with wild west vibes, go to Jackson Hole. Located directly below the Great Tetons, this town can satisfy even the most adventure-hungry couples.
You can take a horseback ride, white water raft, or fish on the Snake River, hike to a mountain lake, and look for some fantastic wildlife in Jackson Hole. There are many different cabin-style hotels to enjoy your second honeymoon from, but I like the Bentwood Inn. It might be due to their sustainability initiatives and their entire lodge being made of reclaimed wood from Yellowstone.
The Bentwood Inn is a bed and breakfast, so you’ll wake up each morning to a beautifully set and delicious gourmet breakfast. Each room has its own fireplace to cozy up next to each night. It is also in the perfect location, five miles or less away from Grand Teton National Park, Teton Village Ski Area, and downtown Jackson Hole.
Eat Your Way Through Italy
Italy is basically the capital of romance, as long as you’re not counting Paris. The country has some of the best food in the world and is known for its laid-back vibes. You’ll have plenty of time to connect with your partner and the dishes you’ll be served. I’m not much of a city person, so I would choose the Amalfi Coast for my second honeymoon.
The Amalfi Coast is the coastline along the southern portion of Italy, full of small villages that can cook you up some of the best local cuisines while overlooking the sea. The best hotel to stay at for this specific experience is Hotel Villa Cimbrone in Ravello. This residence was built in the 60s and is surrounded by rose gardens with a romantic atmosphere that will make you fall in love all over again.
Staying at Hotel Villa Cimbrone gives you a chance to dine at a Michelin-star restaurant, with Il Flauto di Pan located on-site. You can even dine poolside to make the experience that much more romantic. Once you make it back to your room, you will be surrounded by elegance, with frescoed surfaces, notable art, and unique antiques.
Live the Island Life in Key West
The Florida Keys is a strip of islands situated along the southern coast. They will give you all the Caribbean vibes without having to leave the United States. You can find some fantastic snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, nightlife, and history in Key West. Bring a bike because that is this island’s primary mode of transportation.
Located right in the middle of downtown Key West is the Saint Hotel. You are within walking distance of the butterfly conservatory, the bars on Duvall Street, Key West Aquarium, Ernest Hemingway’s home, and much more. You can experience just about everything in Key West without ever having to move the car here.
Each room at the Saint Hotel has a modern, stylish feel and even comes with mood lighting for when things get really romantic. You can choose a room that opens up to the pool or a balcony that overlooks the vibrant island. There’sThere’s even a bar and restaurant on-site that feels just as romantic as the rooms.