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31 Top Honeymoon Spots & Where to Stay

I'm offering here a quick preview of our 31 Stunning Honeymoon Destinations. Clearly, a stress-free romantic honeymoon is a much needed post-wedding reward for newlyweds. Naturally, a couple’s honeymoon destination will depend on the type of vacation experience they desire, in terms of the setting, accommodations, dining, service, activities, and personal touches. However, from our experience working with couples from all over the country to bring to life their dream honeymoon experience, we have found that whether they desire a relaxing or an adventure-packed luxury vacation, one or more of the fabulous places listed in our Top 31 Top Honeymoon Destinations is more than able to meet their every need.


Maldives

Its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and secluded luxury resorts will surely take your breath away. The Maldives is the perfect destination for couples that desire privacy and luxury.


When in the Maldives, stay at Velaa Private Island, Soneva Jani, and St Regis Maldives Vommuli.

Santorini, Greece

Known for its charming white and blue villages, you’ll enjoy the beautiful beaches, delicious seafood, and gorgeous sunsets. Santorini offers stunning views, and ideal romantic cave suite escapes.


When in Santorini, stay at Canaves Oia Santorini, Grace Santorini, and Andronis Luxury Suites.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

This charming island offers crystal-clear waters, striking mountain views, and a coral reef swirling with colorful fish that will rejuvenate even the most wedding-weary newlyweds. The most romantic honeymoon suites in the world are the overwater bungalow. Tahiti invented the concept.


When in Bora Bora, stay at Four Seasons Bora Bora, St Regis Bora Bora, and Intercontinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa.


Venice, Italy

You’ll always remember the romantic gondola ride with your sweetie through the Grand.

Canal. Venice was made for romance and love.


When in Venice, stay at Aman Venice, St Regis Venice, and Gritti Palace.


Fiji, South Pacific

In addition to amazing resorts that thoroughly cater to honeymooners, you’ll enjoy the beautiful coral beaches and spectacular views. Fiji is my favorite tropical island destination in the world. It is perfection.


When in Fiji, stay at Namale Resort, Likuliku Lagoon Resort, and Laucala Island Resort.

Seychelles, Africa

Relax in one of the world's most exclusive destinations, enjoy crowd-free beautiful beaches and view the abundant wildlife. Seychelles is the go-to destination for couples that desire absolute privacy.


When in Seychelles, stay at North Island Resort, Fregate Island Private, and Six Senses Zil Payson.

Bali, Indonesia

Aptly called the “isle of the gods,” you’ll enjoy Bali’s lovely beaches, breathtaking temples, and secluded jungle bungalows!


When in Bali, stay at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Amankila Bali, and Hanging Gardens of Bali.


St Barths, Caribbean

You’ll love this island’s elegant allure (similar to the French Riviera) along with its plentiful shoreline for ultimate relaxation.


When in St Barths, stay at Eden Rock St Barths, Hotel Le Toiny, and Le Sereno.


Queensland (Sunshine Coast), Australia

The Sunshine Coast is perfect for an action-packed honeymoon or quiet romantic experience at any time of year. You’ll love its vast, beautiful beaches, thriving food scene at Noosa, and the surrounding region's many natural treasures.


When in Queensland, stay at Qualia, Lizard Island, and Daintree Wilderness Lodge.



Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland, the “land of fire and ice,” is perfect for adventurous honeymooners who enjoy activities such as hiking, horseback riding, ice-climbing, and chasing the Northern Lights in one of the most beautiful settings on earth.


When in Reykjavik, stay at Hotel Borg, 101 Hotel, and Reykjavik Residence Hotel.



St Lucia, Caribbean

The beautiful island of St. Lucia is known for its pristine palm-fringed beaches, majestic Piton Mountains, and lush rainforest dotted with waterfalls. St. Lucia’s charm is further reinforced by its authentic Creole culture, reflected by the spicy cuisine, music, and laid-back attitude.


When in St Lucia, stay at Jade Mountain, Ladera, Sugar Beach.


Marrakech, Morocco

Leave the present behind and transport yourselves to the intoxicating world of bazaars, souks (markets), belly dancers, snake charmers, horse-drawn carriages, and the Medina (the old city part, still surrounded by 12th-century fortress walls and ramparts).


When in Marrakech, stay at Amanjena, Royal Mansour Marrakech, and Four Seasons Marrakech.


Amalfi Coast, Italy

You are sure to find a little piece of heaven on Italy’s magnificent Amalfi Coast, where picturesque Italian villages rest on steep, rocky hillsides that plunge into the Bay of Salerno! Talk about a perfect location for newlyweds who love history and culture. Also, enjoy lounging on a pristine Mediterranean beach, hiking in lush hillsides, or sipping glasses of wine as you take in the views from a hillside cafe!


When in the Amalfi Coast, stay at Belmond Hotel Caruso, Le Sirenuse, and Palazzo Avino.


Ibiza, Spain

While Ibiza is known as the hard-partying destination of the Mediterranean, there’s plenty to enjoy beyond the parties, such as beautiful beaches, fantastic cuisine, laid back culture, and a wide array of water sports such as boating, diving, and snorkeling.


When in Ibiza, stay at Hacienda Na Xamena, Me Ibiza, and Nobu Ibiza.


Maui, Hawaii

Maui’s sprawling beaches and many sumptuously appointed resorts offer all

you exotic honeymoon without the stress of international travel.


When in Maui, stay at Andaz Wailea Beach, Travaasa Hana, and Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

The British Virgin Islands

The more than 40 unspoiled islands and uninhabited cays of the British Virgin Islands, along with the sugar soft beaches and fantastical history and folklore (Blackbeard plundered many ships around the area and treasure is rumored to abound), offer honeymooners a wide range of activities, from sailing and snorkeling to lounging on the beach and hunting for treasure.


When in the British Virgin Island, stay at Rosewood Little Dix Bay, Necker Island, and Guana Island.


Tuscany, Italy

You’ll enjoy snuggling up with your sweetheart among the vineyards and rolling hills of Tuscany in a lavish romantic hotel that offers just the right amount of romance and relaxation.


When in Tuscany, stay at Monteverdi Tuscany, Belmond Castello di Casole, and Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.



Paris, France

The “City of Light” is perfect for the couple seeking a cosmopolitan yet romantic honeymoon experience. Along with the world-class art museums, palaces, incredible cuisine, and red wine, you’ll enjoy the relaxed French lifestyle.


When in Paris, stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Hotel Plaza Athenee, and Esprit Saint Germain.

New Zealand

New Zealand offers a sophisticated honeymoon experience that includes high-end shopping and many diverse cafes, exotic restaurants, and trendy nightclubs. Still, you will also discover quaint towns and rugged scenery. You’ll definitely enjoy a tour of the scenic island, romantic walks on the virgin beaches, and a visit to the vineyards.


When in New Zealand, stay at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Annandale, and Wharekauhau Country Estate.


South of France

You’ll love the inland region of Provence, which offers picturesque views of vineyards and hillside medieval towns that inspired great artists like Vincent van Gough and Paul Gauguin. Just as well, you’ll be thrilled with the surrounding coast – the legendary Cote d’Azur, or French Riviera – which offers plush resorts nestling the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, lounge on its pebbly white beaches, and savor local wines or café au lait in its offbeat bistros while admiring views of yacht-filled ports.


When in the South of France, stay at Cheval Blanc St Tropez, Baumaniere le Beax de Provence, and Villa Gallici.

Sydney, Australia


For the couple seeking a metropolitan experience, Sydney offers plenty of major sights, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Royal Botanic Gardens. Add the incredible food and sophisticated nightlife, along with miles of breathtaking coastline, beaches, and parks; you have all of the ingredients you’ll need for a memorable honeymoon.


When in Sydney, stay at Shangri-La Sydney, The Langham Sydney, and Four Seasons Sydney.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

George Bernard Shaw was so taken by this beautiful city that he said, “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik.” You and your sweetheart will relish a sunset stroll through the beautiful marble streets while taking in baroque buildings that exude a pearly light in the setting Adriatic sun. You’ll also enjoy discovering the unique cafes and shops, outstanding monuments, churches, monasteries, and museums, which show Dubrovnik’s eventful history and vibrant artistic tradition.


When in Dubrovnik, stay at Villa Dubrovnik, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, and Hotel More.


Madeira, Portugal

Madeira – frequently called the “floating garden of the Atlantic” – enchants all who visit with its pleasant weather, gorgeous mountain scenery, and out-of-the-way location. Awash in fragrant flowers, five-star hotels, gorgeous hiking trails, luscious Mediterranean food, and fabulous fortified wine, the island is perfect for newlyweds eager to enjoy a crowd-free honeymoon.


When in Madeira, stay in Belmond Reid's Palace, Cliff Bay, and Quinta Jardins do Lago.


Turks & Caicos, Caribbean

A perfect location for an idyllic beach honeymoon, enjoy an oceanfront suite with a spectacular view and stroll hand-in-hand along a seemingly endless white-sand beach. You’ll love the turquoise blue waters, delicious food, and evenings spent relaxing together surrounded by tiki torches, steps from the sea.


When in Turks & Caicos, stay at Amanyara, COMO Parrot Cay, and Seven Stars.


Barcelona, Spain

This beautifully diverse and active city is rich in history, glamour, culture, and honeymoon romance. It offers superb accommodations, excellent nightlife, and great beaches and is perfect for honeymooners looking for part relaxation, part sightseeing, and a lot of delicious food and sangria.


When in Barcelona, stay at W Barcelona, Casa Fuster, and the Serras Hotel.


Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos has a reputation for hard-partying, but it also has sandy beaches, great restaurants, and fabulous resorts. It is an ultra-romantic island and lends itself to a wonderful Greece Island Hopping Honeymoon.


When in Mykonos, stay at Santa Marina, Myconian Villa Collection, and Kivotos Mykonos.

St Vincent & The Grenadines

A honeymoon in St. Vincent & the Grenadines is perfect for newlyweds who want the best of Caribbean seclusion where they can enjoy plush romantic accommodations, relax in the sun, take in the breathtaking scenery (including brilliant blue seas, gorgeous beaches, and colorful reefs), and pick from a huge variety of amazing outdoor activities.


When in St Vincent & the Grenadines, stay at Mandarin Oriental Canouan, the Cotton House, and Palm Island Resort.


Cook Islands, French Polynesia

The Cook islands a luxury haven for romance; you will definitely love the island of Aitutaki, often called Honeymoon Island, for its idyllic, picturesque views! Wind away the time basking in the sun and swimming in the lagoon, hire scooters or a convertible car and explore the island, take romantic strolls on the beach, indulge in a couples massage or spa treatment, or relish a romantic beachfront dining experience.


When in the Cook Islands, stay at the Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Muri Beach Hotel, and Pacific Resort Rarotonga.


Geneva, Switzerland

Famed for the beautiful Lake Geneva, the city is the perfect setting for romantic walks along the lake shores or wandering through the picturesque streets and well-kept parks. You’ll enjoy fabulous accommodations (many offering a great view of the French Alps), fantastic spas, world-class shopping, great nightlife, and wonderful food and chocolate.


When in Geneva, stay at Mandarin Oriental Geneva, Beau-Rivage, and Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues.

Machu Picchu, Peru

A perfect destination for active newlyweds who love culture and history! You will be transported back to ancient times as you explore the “Lost City of the Incas.” You will also enjoy the wonders of the nearby city of Cusco, the old capital of the sun-worshiping Incan empire. Its quaint cobblestone streets are lined with museums, markets, and cafes. There are also plenty of opportunities for horseback riding, biking, whitewater rafting.


When in Machu Picchu, stay at SUMAQ Machu Picchu, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, and Belmond Sanctuary Lodge.


Antigua, Caribbean

Antigua offers beautiful and well-appointed resorts, chalky white beaches, boating and yachting, and pleasant weather year-round!


When in Antigua, stay at Jumby Bay, Heritage Bay, and the Inn at English Harbour.


These are the top 31 honeymoon destinations in the world. Did your favorite destination make a list?


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