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Bride’s Magazine named the Charleston area, highlighting Kiawah Island, as one of the world’s best post-wedding destinations for honeymooning couples. Kiawah Island is also rated as having the "Second Most Romantic Beach in America" by National Geographic Traveler. Kiawah Island is unique among the barrier islands, unlike Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach, commercial development is virtually non-existent. This island was meticulously planned to be environmentally sound and very relaxing. A semi-tropical climate hosts alligators (often seen basking in the sun on the banks of Kiawah's many lagoons), sea turtles, bobcats and some very friendly dolphins. Along with over 40 miles of bike trails, there are five world-class golf courses, several tennis courts, and 10 miles of the most beautiful beach on the Altantic Coast! Other activities available on Kiawah Island include boating, sailing, surfing, parasailing, canoeing, kayaking, shelling, fishing, sightseeing and plenty of wildlife viewing.


Charleston – Your Perfect Honeymoon Destination

Planning your perfect wedding starts from the moment your engagement is announced and involves everything from the engagement party, through to the honeymoon and not forgetting the wedding service and reception. Without a doubt, one of the main things to plan is the honeymoon. This will be your first holiday as a married couple, and the perfect destination is essential; one such destination is Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston has everything you could possibly need for your honeymoon destination. There is an excellent mix of history, culture, luxury and relaxation to make it a time away to remember. A short cruise could be the best solution you are looking for where you will be spoilt as you deserve. Cruise ships are amazing and with a range of cruises to choose from you will have the perfect opportunity to relax, recharge and enjoy the start of a new chapter in your life.

Where to Stay
There are some beautiful hotels, guest houses and apartments to rent in Charleston that will provide you with the comfort and luxury you need while on your honeymoon; but, for that little extra, book at least part of your stay at Kiawah Island. It is just 30 minutes outside of downtown Charleston, and you can book one of a range of cottages or apartments that are beautifully styled in comfort and elegance. Many have sea views and are close to the beach to keep your journey short and limit the time you spend travelling on your relaxing honeymoon. Another reason to spend time on the island is the super range of facilities that you have access to if you decide that the beach is not for you every day. You can choose from golf, tennis, hiking, boating, and even shopping, either together or separately and then meeting up at one of the islands restaurants to catch up and share your experiences.

Activities in Charleston
Charleston is steeped in history and no visit would be complete without taking in some of the sights and getting to know the history of the place. Middleton Place is a must visit attraction; it is the home of the oldest landscaped garden in America and the house museum has been recording the history of the Middleton family since 1755. The grounds include working stables and offer the opportunity to take part in treks through some amazing surrounding. There are several beautiful gardens to visit and opportunities to take part in the bus and walking tours to help you see as much of Charleston as possible.

Dining in Charleston
The last thing you want to do on your honeymoon is to cook, and taking your honeymoon in Charleston means even if you stay in a self catering apartment, there is no need to lift a single pan or open any cans. 82 Queen is tucked away in the French quarter of the city and offers fresh local cuisine in stunning surroundings. You could also combine dinner with amazing historic views and dine at the Middleton Place Restaurant The restaurant uses local organic produce and provides elegant surroundings that are well suited to a couple on their honeymoon.

Weddings
If you have visited Charleston before and have already fallen in love with the city then why not book your entire wedding there and employ some amazing people to take care of all of the details for you while you enjoy the surroundings. If you have your wedding in Charleston you can choose to have your day in a park or on the beach; don’t forget to check the number of guests you are allowed and whether you need a permit, especially in the parks.

Don’t Forget
When all the planning is over, and the wedding has gone superbly well, don’t forget to sit back and relax. Enjoy your honeymoon and your first time alone together as a married couple. By choosing Charleston as your honeymoon location you can decide whether to spend your time relaxing on the beach or soaking up the local atmosphere; whatever you choose to do, the area provides so many beautiful sites and activities, you will not regret booking Charleston as your honeymoon destination.

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