Early Monday morning after our wedding on July 19th we took off for our honeymoon in Sitges. Originally, the husband and I had wanted to go to Santorini in Greece. We did not book things early enough so the flight and hotel prices had really gone up. I met with Tina for coffee in May and she suggested a few places we could look into and Sitges was one of them. I am so happy we took her advice because we absolutely loved Sitges.
Sitges is a beach town just a 45 minute or so train ride from Barcelona. We were there for 6 days and spent two days in Barcelona. We booked our flights and hotel through Expedia and stayed at Hotel Avenida Sofia & Spa just across the street from the beach. Although there are many hotels in Sitges, the town did not feel overly touristy. There were tourists, but there were also many Spanish tourists so it felt like a place Spaniards go as well.
The beaches went on and on. If one was too crowded we would just walk down to the next one. Our hotel had a rooftop pool so we spent the mornings there before making our way to the beach after lunch.
The food there was amazing. There were tapas and pintxos and there was seafood. So. Much. Seafood. Basically my dream come true. We had mussels, razor clams, calamari, and of course paella, which I ate 3 nights out of 6. Crazy? Maybe. But I say it eat while you can! For our restaurant recommendations we turned to Trip Advisor. And we were really impressed at how accurate the ratings were. The best meals (and paella!) we had on the trip was at La Marinada and at Restaurant Sitges Bon Estar (plus they had really wonderful service). If you are thinking of going to La Marinada or Bon Estar later in the week, definitely make a reservation. We tried to just walk into Bon Estar on Friday evening and they didn't have any open tables and made a reservation for the next night. While we were eating at Bon Estar, we noticed that all the tables had a reserved sign on it, the food and staff were really wonderful so I can understand why!
Sunshine, the beach, and amazing food. What more could we have asked for? It was so nice to just relax and spend time on our own after having guests and running around the week leading up to the wedding. After being in Spain for almost a week, we came back to Copenhagen to see my family again before they flew home and then spent the rest of the week/weekend at my in-laws' summerhouse.
Did you go on a honeymoon right after your wedding? And where did you go?