(Closed) Canary Islands

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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  • Wedding: April 2014

I have been to the Canary Islands I have been to Lanzarote, Futervenura and Tenerife. I went each place on seperate trips. I haven’t travelled between the Islands.

I have never heard anyone having there honeymoon in the Canaries. Tenerife and Lazarote are typically known as party islands.

Futervenura is a quieter place with lovely beaches.

Personally I would honeymoon somewhere else.

I hope this helped.

Post # 6
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  • Wedding: January 2013

@AmyFarrahFowler:  I would avoid the Canary Islands because as @Soon2BD-CBee said Tenerife and Lanzarote are both party islands and they’re a popular destination for low-cost package holidays from the UK.  The Canaries are also dry and volcanic and so while there are interesting moonscape like landscapes on a couple of the islands overall they’re not very picturesque.

I’m going on honeymoon in January and we’re going to Madeira which is a Portugese island quite close to the canary islands, but with a wetter climate so there’s lots of greenery and tropical gardens.  It also has cute colonial architecture and lots of small, romantic hotels set in their own gardens. We chose it because we wanted to go somewhere in Europe (we live in the UK) was likely to be warm at that time of year.

If we were honeymooning in September/October I would have considered lots of other places since it will be warmer further north then.  If you want to go to an island you should have a look at Sicily or Sardinia off the coast of Italy.  On the other side of the adriatic Croatia has the most beautiful coastline I’ve ever seen with the gorgeous cities of Dubrovnik and Split.  You could spend weeks island hopping off the coast of Croatia and visiting lovely little towns like Korcula.  Other possibilities include Cannes/Nice in the south of France; the Amalfi Coast in Italy; Algarve in Portugal; or Majorca has some pretty little resort towns such as Puerto Pollensa (it also has some overdeveloped party towns so watch out!)  

There’s also all Europe’s beautiful cities like Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Budapest, I could go on…

If I were honeymooning at that time of year and hadn’t already spent a lot of time there, I’d go to Croatia.

 

 

Post # 7
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@AmyFarrahFowler:  I have been to the canaries and Grand Canaria is prefect for a honeymoon as is tenerife. Esp if you like surfing and seafood. It is lovely in the winter which is great. You should also look a the portugese maderia and other spanish islands, majorca. All are lovely and filled with great people. As long as you don’t go during carnival, the canaries are perfect for honeymooners (and if you two are up for fun, carnival is fantastic!) plus it is a cheap and short fly to the spanish mainland by plane (madrid) so you could do more than just beach!

Oh I lived in Spain for several years so I have seen lots of all of those places

Post # 8
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@AmyFarrahFowler:  We are considering Portugal – the Algarve,  and Italy for our honeymoon . Both these countries are beautiful and very romantic. I love Portugal and have visited there many times and never had a bad holiday there.

 

Post # 11
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  • Wedding: January 2013

@AmyFarrahFowler:  That does sound like a really great trip!  There’s another smaller city near to Barcelona called Girona.  It’s very beautiful and quaint and it might be worth spending a night or two of your second week there to get a change of pace from Barcelona.  They’re about an hour’s drive or 90 minutes on the train apart.

Post # 12
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  • Wedding: January 2013

@AmyFarrahFowler:  Just a quick update to say we’re just back from our honeymoon in Madeira and it was absolutely perfect.  Funchal, the main city on the island is like a major European city in minature with a quaint old town, and a newer ‘old’ section with wide tree-line boulevards with parisian style cafes.  We stayed in the Porto Mar Spa hotel, which had gorgeous tropical gardens and we were upgraded to a huge suite with a balcony with a seaview right over the point where the sun set.  Make sure your hubby takes a jacket and tie because it’s quite old-fashioned in the sense that you can’t eat in many of the smarter hotel restaurants without being properly dressed.  Afternoon tea or cocktails on the terrace at Reids is a highlight.  Have fun xxx

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