After months (or perhaps even years) of grueling wedding planning, the time has finally come to kick back and spend that much needed quality time with your newly pronounced husband or wife. For newlyweds looking for that laid-back exotic beach getaway, couples need to look no further than the Caribbean Isles. Looking for a more international, metropolitan vibe on your honeymoon? New York City, Paris, or London beckons! Or perhaps culture, history, and sightseeing rank at the top of your list? Travel back in time in Athens or Rome! But for those newlyweds who want it all- there is Tel Aviv. For newlyweds of all shapes and sizes, this city that never sleeps provides the framework for a unique and unforgettable honeymoon.
The Beach Bum Honeymooners
For couples seeking a laid-back, tan-all day at the beach getaway, Tel Aviv boasts 16 beautiful beaches stretched along the Mediterranean coastline. Take an evening stroll, rent a Tel Aviv green bike, or charter a private yacht and explore Tel Aviv’s serene coastline from Old Jaffa to the Tel Aviv port. Be sure not to miss that first glass of wine in the evening overlooking Tel Aviv’s breathtaking sunset.
The Culture Seeking Honeymooners
Seeped in culture and history, Tel Aviv offers a bevy of touring and sightseeing options. Explore the boutique artist galleries and jewelry stores amongst the narrow alleyways of Old Jaffa. While in Jaffa experience the world of the blind and discover your partner through your other four senses at the Black Out Restaurant. For sightseeing outside of Tel Aviv, just a short 40 minute car ride transports honeymooners into the heart of the Holy Land, where couples can tour the ancient city of Jerusalem and all that lies beneath it.
The Adventurous Honeymooners
Use Israel’s small size to your advantage and experience the adventurous side of Israel. From scuba diving in Israel’s most Southern point, Eilat, to hiking through rivers in Israel’s northern country, couples can choose from a wide variety of outdoor activities including organized jeep tours and sunset camel expeditions.
The Cosmopolitan Honeymooners
A truly international city, Tel Aviv boasts world-renowned chefs, restaurants and five start accommodations suited for any type of couple. Dine in one of Tel Aviv’s oldest neighborhoods, Neve Tzedek, at the picturesque Dallal Restaurant that exudes both romance and elegance. Or visit the unique mosaic inspired Spanish Tapas bar Vicky Christina located in the heart of Tel Aviv’s unique open-air Mitcham Hatachana, Tel Aviv’s converted first railroad station. To take in the chic Tel Aviv vibe, reserve in advance a table or a spot on the bar at the trendy and infallible Shila.
The Stay-in-the-Room Honeymooners
Literally meaning “a room” in German, within two hours of Tel Aviv lies hundreds of unique, romantic, and secluded Zimmers to get away from it all. Usually outfitted with private jacuzzi and breakfast in bed, Zimmers provide the luxury of a five star hotel with the privacy of a bed and breakfast. For a truly unique experience, visit the Mongolian Yurt, Sea Zen Concept Resort overlooking the Sea of Galilee. In addition to Zimmers, Israel boasts hundreds of lavish and romantic accommodation options including boutique hotels, resorts, and vacation apartments. For the upmost in luxury visit the Beresheet Hotel overlooking the Mitzpe Ramon crater located in the heart of the Israeli Negev Desert.
The Honeymooners looking to be Pampered
For complete indulgence, visit five star rated spas located at the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. With weaker UV rays, bask in the sun longer, float, and experience the healing properties of a dead sea mud bath. Spoil yourself further by visiting the Carmel Forest Spa Resort or taking a day trip to a Turkish Hamam in the old city of Akko.