Top 31 Best Honeymoon Destinations
We offer here a quick preview of our Top 31 Best Honeymoon Destinations for newlyweds. 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 Best Honeymoon Destinations is more than able to meet their every need.
We’ll of course expand on each of the places in our “Top 31 Best Honeymoon Destinations” in our Honeymoon blog series. So, please come back to learn more about each of these fabulous honeymoon destinations.
Its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and secluded luxury resorts will surely take your breath away!
#2 Santorini, Greece
Known for its charming white and blue villages, you’ll enjoy the beautiful beaches, delicious seafood and gorgeous sunsets!
#3 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!
You’ll always remember the romantic gondola ride with your sweetie through the Grand Canal!
In addition to amazing resorts that thoroughly cater to honeymooners, you’ll enjoy the beautiful coral beaches and spectacular views!
#6 Seychelles, Africa
Relax in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, enjoy crowd-free beautiful beaches and view the abundant wildlife!
#7 Bali, Indonesia
Aptly called the “isle of the gods,” you’ll enjoy Bali’s lovely beaches, breathtaking temples and secluded jungle bungalows!
#8 St. Barts, Caribbean
You’ll love this island’s elegant allure (similar to the French Riviera) along with its plentiful shoreline for ultimate relaxation!
#9 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 many natural treasures of the surrounding region!
#10 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.
#11 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). Enjoy lavish accommodations and live the experience that drawn rock stars, fashion designers (such as Yves Saint Lauren) and hollywood royalty to this vibrant city for decades.
#12 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!
#13 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 wide array of water sports such as boating, diving, and snorkeling!
#14 Maui, Hawaii
Maui’s sprawling beaches and many sumptuously appointed resorts offer all you need for an exotic honeymoon without the stress of international travel!
#15 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 be abound) offer honeymooners a wide range of activities, from sailing and snorkeling to lounging on the beach and hunting for treasure!
#16 Tuscany, Italy
You’ll enjoy snuggling up with your sweetheart amongst the vineyards and rolling hills of Tuscany in a lavish romantic hotel that offers just the right amount of romance and relaxation!
#17 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!
#18 Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland offers a sophisticated honeymoon experience that includes high end shopping and a plethora of diverse cafes, exotic restaurants, and trendy nightclubs and pubs. A short ferry ride of about 50 minutes from Auckland gets you to Waiheke Island with its remote and virgin beaches, and its beautiful vineyards. You’ll definitely enjoy a tour of the scenic island, romantic walks on the virgin beaches, and a visit to the vineyards!
#19 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.
#20 Sydney, Australia
For the couple seeking a metropolitan experience, Sydney offers plenty of major sights including the 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.
#22 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.
#23 Turks & Caicos, Caribbean
A prefect location for an idyllic beach honeymoon, enjoy an oceanfront suite with 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!
#24 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 whole lot of delicious food and sangria.
#25 Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos has a reputation for hard partying, but it also has sandy beaches, great restaurants, and fabulous resorts!
#26 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!
#27 St. Lucia, Caribbean
This island will take your breath away with its amazing landscape capped by the twin volcanic peaks of the Pitons. It also offers well-appointed luxury resorts and plenty of options for romantic activities, from waterfall hikes to sunset catamaran cruises; and an easy-to-access culture, with english-speaking island residents!
#28 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!
#29 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 great view of the French Alps), fantastic spas, world-class shopping, great nightlife, and wonderful food and chocolate!
#30 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-worshipping 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!
#31 Antigua, Caribbean
Antigua offers beautiful and well-appointed resorts, chalky white beaches, boating and yachting, and pleasant weather year-round!
So, what do you think of our “Top 31 Best Honeymoon Destinations”? Any place you wish we had included? If so, let us know! Tell us about your dream honeymoon/romantic vacation experience.