Beautiful Wedding & Holiday Destinations Abroad
The allure of exotic locales and excellent exchange rates makes the option of weddings abroad an intriguing prospect for some couples when planning their venue and holiday destinations. Beginning a new life together at the same time as they discover the mysteries of a lovely island or mountain hideaway can often make wonderful memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. Here are five foreign locales that would make unforgettable sites for a wedding abroad or just a great holiday away from home.
• Nicosia, Cyprus
For a Mediterranean destination that is just a couple of hours from the UK by air, Cyprus beckons visitors with stunning blue waters, lovely beaches and an exotic appeal. As a member of the European Union, travel to Cyprus is simple compared to other foreign destinations. History buffs will enjoy a stroll through the island’s many ruins and there are a number of churches that would make a charming venue for a wedding celebration. The island has long been a hotspot for holiday makers seeking warm breezes and foreign culture without long hours of air travel and the island’s renowned wines make the perfect way to toast a new couple.
• San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
This gem of Spanish colonial architecture lies in the heart of the country of Mexico. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site several years ago, the city features beautiful cathedrals, colourful adobe houses, cobbled streets and a wealth of vibrant culture and delicious regional food. As a destination for weddings abroad, the city of San Miguel offers wonderful celebration venues, from lovely churches to large banquet halls to unique sites for a wedding, such as a park or art museum. Mexico often offers an excellent exchange rate for pounds to pesos, as well, making it a sometimes extremely economical destination choice for both holidays and honeymoons.
• Aspen, Colorado, United States
For those who love skiing in the winter or a hiking paradise in the summer, the American state of Colorado offers a return to nature couched in rugged luxury. The city of Aspen is famous for its excellent skiing and exclusive lodges. There’s hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and swimming in the summer, while skiing and snowboarding dominate the cold winter months. While travelling to the United States can be a long flight, the unparalleled mountain views and opportunity to curl up next to a warm fire make it all worthwhile.
• Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
This exotic island getaway has long been known as a center of healing, beauty and art. The city of Jimbaran is the site of many luxurious resorts and hotels strewn along Bali’s pristine sandy beaches, just south of the party city of Kuta. Promising a relaxing destination for bride, groom and wedding guests alike, Bali enchants visitors with its coastal beaches and jungle interior, promising a holiday that will delight avid surfers, intrepid trekkers, opportunistic shoppers and those who just like to sunbathe alike. There are plenty of luxury accommodations and venues for a wedding or the island makes a wonderful honeymoon destination once the nuptial celebration is over.
• George Town, Cayman Islands
With the added advantage of being a member of the Commonwealth, the Cayman Islands make the perfect destination for holiday makers and honeymooners alike. The islands do not require a visa for those travelling from the United Kingdom and they even observe British traffic rules, making driving there a breeze. As a honeymoon destination, the Caymans promise warmth, sun, a relaxed island vibe and the chance to visit one of the premier holiday spots in the Caribbean. There’s even the opportunity to rent a 45-person submarine, for a truly spectacular wedding service below the water’s surface. For those with a romantic bent, Seven Mile Beach makes a lovely spot for a barefoot wedding by the sea.