The best part of any wedding is without a doubt the honeymoon. With seven continents, countless countries, and waves of oceans and seas, deciding where to go can seem daunting.

Couple Drinking Wine Overlooking the Ocean

But all it takes is some good planning on your part. Island and beach resorts are a natural for honeymooners, but if you don’’t see yourselves in this setting then it’s time to do some serious thinking. What do you both enjoy? Do you yearn for long horseback rides, or a night on the town at a five-star restaurant? Once you decide on what type of honeymoon you want, choosing a destination is a lot easier than you think.

Aerial View of New York City

Utterly Urban
Sure it’’s your honeymoon, but that doesn’’t mean you want to stay cloistered in some resort. Instead, you want to hit the town and see the museums, do the shops, dine at a celebrity chef’’s restaurant. In New York, you can stay at the stylish Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC with its sleek, modern vibe and convenient location near Central Park. In London, Blakes is an urban retreat that mixes traditional style with contemporary appointments. And in France, Castille Paris is nestled in the heart of the exclusive 1st Arrondissement - this bright and vibrant hotel is as luxurious as it is inviting.

Silhouette of a Rock Climber

Alluring Adventures
No one says you have to remain idle on your honeymoon, especially if the two of you get a rush out of rock climbing, taking part in a safari, or zip-lining through the jungle. Costa Rica has some of the world’s best waves for surfing.

Exterior Viceroy Palm Springs

Retro Romance
Back in the day, newlyweds were known to flock to certain destinations for their honeymoon. Among the more popular spots, which are still in vogue today, were Niagra Falls, Palm Springs and Waikiki Beach. Feel a gush of romance at Canada’s Shaw Club Hotel & Spa, not far from the Falls themselves. Slumber atop feather beds, enjoy nostalgic food in the hotel’’s signature restaurant or succumb to a spa treatment. Palm Springs was a playground for Hollywood stars and starlets during the Fabulous ‘’50s, and it is still due to a crop of new hotels and modern-style retreats. Korakia Pensione is a mix of old-world glamour and contemporary indulgence, while Colony Palms Hotel, a former speakeasy, has all the trappings of a chic retreat. In Hawaii, Cottages & Villas at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu, is located right on the sands of the famous North Shore. Lounge seaside, sip umbrella-laden drinks or swim with the fishes on a snorkeling expedition.

Embarking on a lifelong journey starts with the honeymoon. Only the two of you know what will work best f