Planning a wedding is usually a long and difficult process, but finding a honeymoon destination shouldn't have to be. Several resorts around the world offer luxurious honeymoon accommodations that are also eco-friendly.
Newly-wed couples are also seeing the appeal in nontraditional honeymoons with a lower environmental impact. The New York Times explained, "these days many newlywed couples are choosing a bed draped with mosquito netting over one dotted with rose petals, shunning the more traditional romantic resorts for retreats that are environmentally friendly."
If you don't have a honeymoon planned, but would still like a green housing option for your next vacation, check out this list of eco-friendly vacation rentals.
Click here for tips and information on getting married and honeymooning around the world. If wedding and honeymoon planning is stressing you out, check out these 15 signs you're "too obsessed" with your wedding.
Eco-friendly honeymoon destinations and green honeymoon tips courtesy of Brandon Warner, co-founder of Traveler's Joy.
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Green honeymoon tip: Reduce your carbon emissions by keeping your honeymoon within a few hour's drive of your wedding location or residence. Sometimes couples overlook their area's "backyard" when planning their honeymoon.
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Green honeymoon tip: Register for carbon credits for your honeymoon travel. Use Native Energy's Travel Calculator to find out the cost. Flickr image courtesy of jordan klein.
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Green honeymoon tip: Consider booking your honeymoon through one of the companies that received a Conde Nast World Saver Award, Travel & Leisure Global Vision Award, or other reputable award.
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Green honeymoon tip: While honeymooning, forget the jet ski, use wind and people-powered activities like sailing and snorkeling. Flickr image courtesy of Christoph Derndorfer.
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Green honeymoon tip: Turn off the A/C in your room and bring your own toiletries. If you've a perfect breeze coming off the ocean, open your windows and enjoy it. Those bottles of shampoo and conditioner produce waste and your stuff from back home is likely much better so skip it. More information about Mozambique's Guldo Beach Lodge available here.