With your big day coming up for you and your partner, it's an all-around exciting but hectic period of time. Between the planning, shopping, cake-tasting, inviting, things can get a little crazy.
After the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, what's better than a well-rested, restorative honeymoon to unwind and spend some real quality time with your soon-to-be spouse?
Here are a couple of the Bear's favourite honeymoon destinations in 2020.
Best honeymoon destinations in 2020
There's no way Bali doesn't make this list. With amazing views, cultural sights to see at every turn and one of the best cuisines in the world, Bali has been attracting newlyweds and couples for decades.
Catch a sunset at one of the many beaches you'll find around the islands. Our top picks include Seminyak Beach and Nusa Dua Beach for swimming and relaxing, or Canggu Beach to catch some waves for surfing.
Visit beautiful temples such as Uluwatu and Tanah Lot temple and hear the stories, history and folklore attached to each one. One such story connected to Tanah Lot is the infamous "Tanah Lot Curse" stemming from ancient folklore, but which has endured till today.
Legend has it that unmarried couples who visit the island are doomed to part ways after visiting. Not that you'll need to worry about this anymore!
Geothermal springs, geysers, thunderous waterfalls, misty lagoons. While Iceland may not be what first comes to mind when considering a perfect honeymoon destination, couples who are up for adventure and a good dose of nature will find it to be an otherworldly retreat.
If stark, dramatic landscapes and road trips are more up your alley, you might consider honeymooning in Reykjavik.
Tourism to the city has picked up in recent years, particularly with many movies and TV shows like Game of Thrones having shot scenes in the icy location. It's also become one of the more popular Scandinavian destinations for couples around the world.
While you're there with your partner, catch the technicolour experience of watching the Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis. With clear skies, watch the sky light up and dance in stunning hues of greens, yellows and purples.
Reykjavik has some of the best spots to watch the the Northern Lights and there are organised tours and shows which take you to locations like Grotta Lighthouse and the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula.
Sapa Valley, Vietnam
If you're looking for a quiet getaway after a whirlwind of wedding planning and gatherings, Sapa Valley is a relatively unknown hideaway to unwind and enjoy each other's company.
With the natural beauty of its rice paddy terraces, Sapa offers up an enchanting retreat amongst nature and peaceful surroundings but also plenty of great terrains for hiking enthusiasts. In fact, Vietnam's highest mountain, Fan Si Pan, is located within Sapa for especially seasoned and experienced hikers.
For history-buff couples, Edinburgh in Scotland, with its stone castles, museums, monuments and galleries, may fit the bill for your picture-perfect honeymoon.
With delightfully crisp weather, couples can spend their days wandering through historical galleries, visiting exhibitions and getting to know the city's rich culture and heritage. Visit a pub, try some haggis, and take in the gorgeous architecture of the city.
Beautiful natural parks and landscapes such as Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Park and Pentland Hills are many in this city, and you won't be hard-pressed to find a lovely spot for a romantic picnic for two.
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Best babymoon destinations in 2020
But what if you and your partner are expecting your first baby? Well, first off, congratulations!
And not to worry, if you've had a normal pregnancy so far, most doctors approve of flying internationally for up to 32 weeks of pregnancy. However, always be sure to check with your doctor before flying, and find out if your travel insurance will cover your trip during the pregnancy.
That being said, here are a couple of ideas for your babymoon destinations to have a smooth and relaxing holiday before your little one joins the two of you.
A mere 3.5 hour flight from Singapore, Cebu in Philippines is where it's at for all you beach and island lovers.
Crystal clear seas, waterfalls and stunning beaches await you in Cebu. If you'd like to travel in style or have an especially comfortable stay, Mactan Island is where you'll find a string of luxury hotels to stay in for the ultimate experience in Cebu.
For a particularly luxe vacation before your little one arrives, Maldives is the ultimate oasis for relaxation with your significant other and to spend some quality one-on-one time with each other before the baby comes.
For a quintessential Maldives experience and if your budget allows, try booking one of the many overwater villas the island is famous for. A couple of favourites include Hurawalhi and The Six Senses Laamu.
Wherever you choose to go on this very special time in your lives, be sure to stay protected with the best travel insurance for your honeymoon or babymoon! It's a once in a lifetime experience, and so you'll want to have complete peace of mind.