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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Honeymoon Ideas for Every Type of Couple

Every single honeymoon couple I have worked with was unique. No, one honeymoon fits everybody. Are you looking for inspiration to spark your honeymoon ideas? You deserve a getaway tailored to your desires. Choosing the perfect destination is challenging, but narrowing down your traveler personality will make choosing the right place easy. Do you want to spend your soaking up Vitamin D on a lovely beach? Perhaps you prefer a jungle trek? Or maybe eating your way through Southern Spain is more your speed? I've got a honeymoon idea for every type of couple, regardless of what you like to do.

Adventure Seekers

Are you a couple that loves to DIY everything? Jessie recommends New Zealand, Costa Rica, Peru, and Europe.

A self-guided journey full of endless exploration will be perfect for you. You can go white-water rafting in Costa Rica, cycling across scenic Spain, or hike the Sacred Valley en route to Machu Picchu. Considered the world's adventure capital, New Zealand is a worthy option for your adventurous honeymoon. New Zealand will get your heart pumping out of your chest from canyoning to jet-boat tours and sky-high thrills. Adventure lovers will adore a cozy romantic honeymoon suite, read my Dreamy Treehouse Honeymoon Resorts to learn about the most unique and adventurous honeymoon suites.

History Lovers

Does your love bloom when you immerse yourself in the past? Jessie recommends Europe, Peru, Mexico, Belize, Egypt, and Australia.

You can choose your destination based on your favorite periods of history. I love the Regency period; Jane Austen is my favorite writer. I adore traveling to the UK and France and traipsing through castles and libraries to step back in time. Pick a period that thrills you! Do you love exploring ancient ruins and civilizations? A honeymoon in Peru, Mexico, Belize, Greece, or Australia would be perfect for you. Do you prefer World War II? Normandy, Berlin, Munich, Paris, or Japan are probably already on your bucket list. Whatever period you love, we can find a destination that will you will adore.

Beach Bums

Does your dream honeymoon involve salt in your hair, sand between your toes, and sun-kissed skin? Jessie recommends Thailand, Greece, the Caribbean, Tahiti, Fiji, and Hawaii.

When most people imagine their honeymoon, they picture a stunning beach. And I completely support that! Do you want to dip your toes into exotic sand? Consider Thailand, Bali, Tahiti, or Fiji. Maybe large and lively beaches are more your speed? You will want to head to Hawaii, Jamaica, the Bahamas, or the Dominican Republic. Do you want to get lost on a secluded stretch of sand? Greece, Antigua, St Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, or Anguilla are all perfect for you. If you want to learn more about beach honeymoons, read my How to Choose Your Honeymoon Caribbean Island.


Does the idea of taking to the open road exploring little out of way destinations? Jessie recommends Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, and Germany.

If you believe that the journey is more incredible than the destination, consider an exciting road trip for your honeymoon. Each day is new with the allure of possibilities; road trips are a fantastic honeymoon idea. Iceland is perfect for a couple that wants to explore by car. The world-renowned Ring Road offers breathtaking scenery. Intimate cabins and picturesque fishing villages provide the romantic ambiance you desire. You will love being able to stop and hike to geysers, glaciers, volcanoes, and geothermal baths. Iceland will give you an excellent excuse to get out and stretch your legs. If you want more history and romance on your honeymoon, you simply must discover Germany's Romantic Road. Or perhaps spend your honeymoon discovering Ireland and Scotland. They both have iconic sites and adorable villages waiting for you to explore and fall in love. If you want to explore an Iceland itinerary, read my A Perfect Honeymoon in Iceland. You can read more about Germany in my Seven Perfect Days on Germany's Romantic Road. And you can get honeymoon ideas for Ireland in my 8 Perfect & Romantic Nights in Ireland.

Culture Vultures

Do you love spending hours on end exploring art museums? Jessie recommends Paris, Rome, Venice, London, Barcelona, Tokyo, and Dublin.

If you love soaking up culture and art, you will need to head to cultural capitals. You will adore the large and famous cities in Japan and Europe. You can spend days getting lost at the Louvre or the British Museum. If modern art is your jam, Spain was home to Picasso, Dali, and Gaudi. And all of these iconic cities offer tons to do if you exhaust all the museum options. You can read more about Italy in my A Perfect Honeymoon in Italy.


Do you need to get away from the stress of the wedding planning to focus on each other? Jessie recommends Bali, Maldives, Seychelles, Bora Bora, Bhutan, Patagonia, and Antigua.

Are rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation all you want after the stress of wedding planning? These seem to come easier in far-flung and exotic locales. Spend days meditating and indulging in hot stone baths in stunning and luxurious digs in undiscovered Bhutan and Bali. Finding inner peace might be just the honeymoon you never knew you needed.

Consider Patagonia; you will find glaciers, lakes, rivers, and enormous granite pillars. Patagonia is the ultimate serene escape. If you want to learn more about the Maldives, read my 21 Maldives Tips You Need to Know Before You Go. You can learn more about Seychelles in my Essential Seychelles Honeymoon Guide. You can learn all the reasons I love Bali and Bora Bora in my Reasons I Adore Bali and 9 Reasons I Adore Bora Bora & So Will You.

Party Animals

Are you the type of couple that turns every occasion into a party? You will want a honeymoon destination that can keep up with your escapades. Jessie recommends Cancun, Jamaica, New Orleans, Miami, and Rio.

If you want to dance the night away, you aren't going to be happy unless you pick a lively place and share your love of fun. Spend Carnival in Rio learning to Samba, or party with the beautiful people in South Beach. Choose a destination that has a reputation for street music and dancing. And clubs you will want to choose a place that has world-famous night clubs, like Cancun.

Culinary & Wine Enthusiasts

Treat your tastebuds to a getaway filled with culinary delights. Jessie recommends Italy, France, Spain, New Orleans, Napa Valley, and Morocco.

Spend your days learning to cook classes in Morocco and Italy, and your evenings imbibing in delicious wines at a wine bar. Eat your way toward the heart of a city is exactly as enjoyable as it sounds. Try ordering your favorite macarons in Paris or explaining the differences between mouthwatering Cajun dishes in New Orleans. A culinary adventure might be the spice that your honeymoon needs.

Romance Lovers

Have you always dreamed of stepping into a fairytale; do grand romantic gestures make your heart sing? Jessie recommends Provence, Venice, Florence, and Portugal.

Old-school romantic destinations will be sure to make you feel unique. You can picture small towns brimming with quaint cafes and vibrant markets. Europe's pastoral beauty is a dream brought to reality—rolling hills of sunflowers and lavender delight the senses. Phenomenal food, hilltop hamlets, fabulous wines, bustling markets, and a mild climate will combine to form the perfect romantic getaway.

Which type of honeymoon couple are you? You don't have to fit into one honeymoon box. Some destinations will inspire couples with varied interests. It's still possible to have a tailored honeymoon; you deserve a trip that isn't cookie-cutter. Whether you're looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure or to samba the night away, I will customize a trip just for you. If a tailor-made honeymoon sounds like your cup of tea — or glass of wine, let's chat!

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