Once the band plays, the cake is cut, and the bouquet is thrown, there is one final part of every wedding to look forward to… the honeymoon. If there is one trip for which phones should definitely be off and itineraries should be nearly blank, it’s the honeymoon. And if there is one trip to really indulge in the things you and your newly betrothed love, it’s the honeymoon. No matter the destination or how long the trip is, there are tastings to be had, gastronomic splurges to try, and hole-in-the-wall discoveries to be made.
Of course, every couple is different and where some would relish in a week of wine tasting and awe-inspiring views of rolling vineyards, others would prefer the food-fueled bustle of exploring markets in, say, Singapore. And, of course, taste buds differ, too. One pair of newlyweds might be enticed by the promise of a week spent tasting mole sauces in Mexico while another would rather the rich flavors and slow pace of San Sebastian in northern Spain.
Once the destination is decided on, no two couples will be alike when it comes to planning out the days and nights spent away, either. Certain twosomes may want to spend their days touring markets and learning to cook with local ingredients, while other pairs would rather just sample foods cooked by others. And where discovering the ins and outs of a bustling food lover’s city, like Istanbul or San Francisco, might entice some couples, others wouldn’t feel like the honeymoon had started until their cellphone had no bars and the only decisions they had to make were whether or not to have another cocktail before dinner. So here are 10 honeymoon destinations that have something for every kind of couple —the low key food lovers, the bustling pair that loves to learn, the tasters, the cooks, and the explorers.