Honeymoon Spots for Every Budget: Premium Budgets
Your honeymoon is and should be memorable, luxurious, and romantic. One of the most important things to decide is where you are going to go. After the wedding, you will want some time to yourselves; I will reveal great honeymoon destinations based on several budget levels (budget-friendly, premium, and ultra-luxe) to help you get started with the planning. This blog will focus on premium honeymoon spots worldwide (price range $6000-9000 for everything) that offer a dreamy, exotic, and romantic getaway that is anything but every day.
Bali is a slice of paradise. It is luxurious, off the beaten path, and incredibly romantic. Also, it is at the top of every "Best Honeymoon Destination" list. Known as the "Isle of the Gods," Bali is truly living up to that name. Lovely beaches, awe-inspiring temples, and some of the sexiest luxury honeymoon resorts in the world. Bali will ensure that you will deepen your connection with your sweetie while exploring an utterly fascinating culture.
When in Bali, stay at the Hanging Gardens Bali, Alila Villas Uluwatu, or COMO Shambhala Estate.
Lush rainforest, isolated beaches, towering peaks, and lively local communities combine to make St. Lucia a perennial draw for honeymooners. It is the ultimate Caribbean Island for people in love that want to do more than lay on a beach all day. Please don't despair, sun worshipers; lovely St. Lucian beaches are waiting for you to soak up the rays on their pristine shores! Luxury resorts, outdoor adventures, thriving culture, a lively nightlife scene, and a world-class honeymoon in the bag.
When in St Lucia, stay at Ladera, Sandals Grande St Lucian, or Sugar Beach.
Picture the audacity of creating a city full of marble mansions on top of a lagoon! Many consider Paris to be the ultimate city for romance. And I agree Paris is lovely and incredibly romantic. But to me, it doesn't compare to the loving familiarity that fills the air of the Italian islands that make up Venice. It is the perfect place to relax with your sweetie. Spend evenings stealing kisses under the streetlamps or getting lost in the maze of backstreets. Venice is genuinely the ideal city to spend your early days of marital life.
When in Venice, stay at Gritti Palace, Bauer Palazzo, or Aman Venice.
Complete with a lush but distinct landscape, white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and active communities, Barbados is a magnet for honeymooners. The gorgeous west coast offers pristine white-sand beaches and posh resorts, and the east coast provides a rugged terrain and romantic ambiance. This magnificent destination is perfect for couples looking for fun in the sun and a diverse experience that combines the great outdoors with outstanding cultural activities.
When in Barbados, stay at Cobbler's Cove, Sandals Royal Barbados, or Sandy Lane Hotel.
An adventure and emotional epicenter, Thailand is one of Southeast Asia's most sought-after honeymoon spots; it attracts millions of couples from all over the world each year. This diverse country offers golden beaches in the South, verdant jungles and mountains in the north, flourishing cosmopolitan cities in each province. You will also find more national monuments, cultural sites, and divine temples than you can count.
When in Thailand, Banyan Tree Samui, Amanpuri, or Six Senses Yao Noi.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Nestled just south of Naples, the Amalfi Coast is unquestionably one of Italy's most beguiling and dreamy areas. You will encounter picturesque towns backed by rugged mountains and bordered by blue seas along an awe-inspiring strip of coastline. Romantic getaways hidden away in the hills, historic sites, and innumerable natural attractions await your exploration. While the Amalfi Coast has long been a hotspot for the rich & famous, it's becoming increasingly popular with couples seeking a charming and romantic escape every day.
When on the Amalfi Coast, stay at Le Sirenuse, Belmond Hotel Caruso, or Hotel Santa Caterina.
After a few days traversing, Paris soak the quintessentially French vibes of the South of France and Provence. Expect to fall in love as soon as you lay eyes on its rolling hills, grassy valleys, and lavender and sunflower fields. Provence is the kind of place that evokes yesteryear—when chatting with neighbors as the sunsets behind your village was the extent of your day. Spend your honeymoon sipping wine in a picturesque courtyard beside a medieval cathedral.
Where in Provence, stay at Le Mas De La Tannerie, Hotel de Tourrel, or Castel Pierre Lisse.
Turks & Caicos
Turks and Caicos (TCI) boast perfect white sand beaches, turquoise seas, 365 days of sunshine, and world-class resorts. It's easy to understand why the islands are such an idyllic honeymoon destination. The 37-mile chain of 100 islands and cays sits 575 miles off Florida's coast. A laidback vibe is on full display throughout the islands, from its friendly locals to lively beachside bars, serene seas, and ostensibly endless postcard surroundings. If you were drawing a perfect honeymoon island, it would look a lot like TCI.
When in Turks & Caicos, stay at Sailrock Resort, COMO Parrot Cay, or Wymara Resort & Villas.
When couples think about Arizona, they imagine the Grand Canyon. And while this natural wonder is undoubtedly worth a visit, the state offers so much more. Take, for instance, the beautiful red rocks of the Sedona area, fascinating desert landscapes, well-known western towns, unique artists' colonies, world-renowned golf courses, and some of the world's top spas. There's an endless pursuits list awaiting honeymooners; Arizona is the perfect spot for relaxation, exploration, and adventure.
When in Arizona, stay at the Miraval Resort & Spa, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, and Enchantment Resort.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Shrouded by clouds and encompassed by lush vegetation and steep hills, the sprawling Inca fortress of Machu Picchu lives up to every expectation. In a magnificent location, it's the most famous archaeological site in South America, a must for all visitors to Peru. Like the Colosseum or the pyramids, nothing can diminish the thrill of seeing Machu Picchu in person.
When in Machu Picchu, stay at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Sol y Luna, or Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo.
Rugged, wild, and unspoiled, Alaska is a crown jewel of American adventure destinations. Stretching deep into the Pacific Ocean and Northwest of Canada, this sparsely populated state opens the opportunity for exploring endless mountains, forests, and rivers, all of which are overflowing with wildlife. Whether gliding past whales on a glacier cruise or snuggling together in a cabin under the Northern Lights, traveling America's Great Land and connecting with nature might be just the trip you need.
When in Alaska, stay at the Stillpoint Lodge, Tutka Bay Lodge, or Winterlake Lodge.
Located in the Southwest corner of Europe, Spain borders Portugal to its West and the peninsula of Gibraltar to the South. Sprawling beach cities, snowcapped peaks, historic ruins, iconic cities, and more await couples when honeymooning in Spain. When you add in a world-renowned food scene, Spain is a charming destination for all types of travelers.
When in Spain, stay at the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, or Belmond La Residencia.
Maui is the 'Honeymoon Isle.' Year after year, thousands of newlyweds flock to its stunning shores. Of course, stretches of white powdery beaches are the main attraction. But Maui is also chock-full of iconic sites and fun activities. Boredom is never an issue in Maui. Add that it is also home to some of the most unbelievable resorts in the world. Maui is synonymous with luxury. Is it any wonder that it remains a top honeymoon destination?
When in Maui, stay at Andaz Wailea Beach, Four Seasons Maui, or Travaasa Hana.
Napa Valley, California
Northern California's grape-growing region is one of the premier spots in the world for wine creation. Napa has become one of the Continental USA's top honeymoon destinations thanks to its stunning and unique scenery, variety of activities, lovely small towns, phenomenal dining choices, high-class winemaking facilities, and elite hotels. For grapes, dining, and outdoor lovers, Northern California's wine region is an ideal place to unwind after your wedding.
When in Napa Valley, stay at Carneros Resort & Spa, Las Alcobas, or Farmhouse Inn.
Hopefully, this list has given you some idea of the many options you have when it comes to your honeymoon. And, I hope I've convinced you that no matter what your budget is, you can have a once in a lifetime, luxury romantic getaway. All it takes is a little time spent with an expert who will get to know you and design your ideal honeymoon. Next, I will reveal honeymoon spots for ultra-luxe budgets.