2019 Top Honeymoon Destinations For Black Couples
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
Once you’ve planned the wedding, taking into consideration the needs of every cousin, uncle, and opinionated mother-in-law, it’s time to finally just think about you and your partner. With so many places to choose from, it may seem overwhelming, but here are a few options to help you start imagining your honeymoon bliss.
Morocco is making the top of just about every travel list these days, and for good reason. With stunning natural beauty and rich history, Morocco is a magical destination for honeymooners. Marrakesh is a good place to start. With romantic hotels, bustling markets, and decadent cuisine, you will quickly fall in love with this African paradise. Check out La Mamounia and Royal Mansour for true palatial living.
For the adventurous and outdoorsy couple, consider a getaway to Namibia, located on the southwest side of Africa. Set in the desert, Shipwreck Lodge and six-suite Hoanib Valley Camp offer otherworldly sand dunes plus sightings of desert-adapted elephants, lions, black rhinos, and mountain zebras. With the tranquility of the ancient desert, you and your partner will be able to get away from it all and celebrate new beginnings.
Portugal offers something for every type of couple and traveler, from adorable coastal cities like Porto, and top-producing wine regions in the Douro River Valley, to hippie-chic beach towns like Comporta, and the far-flung Azores archipelago. Famous for seafood, Portugal also draws inspiration for its exceptional cuisine from Atlantic and Mediterranean influences. If you are looking to do bit of traveling and exploring during your honeymoon as oppose to staying in one place, Portugal could be the perfect option.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
These islands have managed to see minimal tourist development over the years. But that could be changing soon due to new direct flights from Miami (American Airlines) and New York (Caribbean Airlines). So, now is the time to enjoy this unspoiled paradise. For the couple looking for a beach getaway where basking in the sun and floating in the idyllic waters of the Caribbean are all that’s needed, then this is your spot. Depending on your budget and needs, rustic-chic Bequia Beach Hotel, or the private-island Petit St. Vincent could be good options for accomodations.
Ipanema and Copacabana beaches may come to mind when you think of a Brazilian getaway, but you should also consider some of the inland destinations that are taking the spotlight in 2019. One example is the Southern Pantanal, home to the largest population of wildlife in the Americas. Couples can stay at the Caiman Ecological Refuge to explore freshwater wetlands and sighting of wild jaguars.