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.
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.
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.
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.
You’ll always remember the romantic gondola ride with your sweetie through the Grand.
Canal. Venice was made for romance and love.
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.
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.
Aptly called the “isle of the gods,” you’ll enjoy Bali’s lovely beaches, breathtaking temples, and secluded jungle bungalows!
St Barths, Caribbean
You’ll love this island’s elegant allure (similar to the French Riviera) along with its plentiful shoreline for ultimate relaxation.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
Maui’s sprawling beaches and many sumptuously appointed resorts offer all
you exotic honeymoon without the stress of international travel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Antigua offers beautiful and well-appointed resorts, chalky white beaches, boating and yachting, and pleasant weather year-round!
These are the top 31 honeymoon destinations in the world. Did your favorite destination make a list?