Honeymoons are all about relaxation, and what better way to relax than enjoying some of the world’s best food and wine in a few gorgeous locations around the globe? If your passion is a fantastic meal out, followed by the perfect local wine, then you’ll love these three destinations, and you might well find yourself choosing them when the time comes for you to go on honeymoon.
Also a great honeymoon destination for a wide variety of other reasons, Australia is a great place to go for foodies. Not only will you get to taste some of the strangest things available, like kangaroo and snake meat, you’ll have a fantastic selection of great local wines. Australia is the fourth largest wine producer in the world and some of the wines they’re shipping are truly fantastic. Since the introduction of wine grapes to Australia in the 1820s these wines have staked their place in some of the world’s top restaurants and gained global renown. Where better to enjoy them than at the source, where they’ll be cheaper than anywhere else?
2. New Zealand
Australia’s kiwi neighbour is a surprisingly choice destination for your Food and Wine honeymoon. If possible, New Zealand’s wine regions are even more renowned than Australia’s, and you’ll be able to visit many of the wineries where the magic happens. Not much is better for a wine connoisseur than a trip through a vineyard and a cool glass of wine at the end. Plus, New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, is a great “foodie” destination, with more cafes per mile than even New York City. If you choose to head on a gourmet walking tour, you may even find yourself roasting your own coffee beans for your own hot coffee. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with baristas and chefs while sampling some of the city’s best food. New Zealand itself is a wonderful destination for a honeymoon; there is so much to do and the land itself is absolutely gorgeous. You may be familiar with the scenery from a number of films, most notably The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which should give you a good idea of the splendour of the country.
3. South Africa
Again appearing primarily on the wine scene, South Africa has also become a great place to enjoy a good meal and the ideal paired wine. The best places for vineyards are Franschoek and Stellenbosch, where you’ll find not only wonderful wine but amazing restaurants designed to take complete advantage of the diversity of said wines. You’ll also find tiny gourmet B&Bs scattered throughout the region with delicious, freshly made local food available. Even the safari lodges can have incredible food – often it’s local and may be a bit exotic for you, but it’s certainly not what you’ll experience at home. The best reason for choosing South Africa is obviously that you can do so much else. A three day stop to indulge in food & wine can easily be supplemented by a week in Mauritius or the Maldives and a few days on safari as well. You can do everything, which is unquestionably one of the best aspects of honeymooning in Africa.
So, if your passions run to food and wine as well as each other, check out these three destinations for the perfect honeymoon.