25 Best Places To Go For Your Honeymoon

Posted by , Updated on May 11, 2017

Finding the best honeymoon destinations can be difficult. After all, there are so many romantic honeymoon ideas out there that choosing a honeymoon getaway might seem overwhelming. From Bora Bora honeymoons to honeymoons destinations on a budget, the possibilities are endless. But honeymoons are meant to be unique, spectacular, restful, and romantic. They are meant to be incredible experiences with memories that will endure for a lifetime. So if you are wanting a memorable honeymoon and are wondering where on earth to take it, consider these 25 best places to go for your honeymoon.

25

Kenya

KenyaImages by (Hot air ballon: Wajahat Mahmood, Rhino: Franco Pecchio, Elephant: Christopher Michel)

If you are into African wildlife and want a wild honeymoon destination consider Kenya. Home to vast plains and animals such as the wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, and big cats your honeymoon will be brimming with wild encounters. Every honeymoon needs a spectacular place to stay and in Kenya, House of Waine would be that place. A friendly staff, fabulously themed rooms, and a good central location to pretty much everything makes House of Waine a great value to consider for your honeymoon.

24

California

CaliforniaImages by (Couple: Emmanuel_D.Photography, Mountains: Jeff P, Downtown LA: Danny Perez Photography)

California is a great honeymoon destination. It’s like a tightly packed package of incredible experiences boasting of great weather, great natural sceneries and Hollywood…need we say more? Stay at Loews Hollywood Hotel to be close to all the tourist attractions.

23

Florida

FloridaImages by: Car: Tom Wolf, Roller Coaster: Jeremy Thompson, South Beach: Phillip Pessar, Sunset: joiseyshowaa

Florida has something for everyone (seriously, everyone). From lounging on incredible beaches to enjoying thrill rides at theme parks like Universal Studios, Florida will not disappoint you. If you’re looking at a laid back sort-of Honeymoon, check out Key West with it’s tropical atmosphere and it’s friendly locals you’re bound to find relaxation. But if you’re looking for more of a nightlife party atmosphere, South Beach is where it’s at. Stay at the Angler’s Miami South Beach Resort for tranquil place to come to after all the partying.

22

Ko Samui, Thailand

Ko SamuiImages by: Valley: Nicolas Vollmer, Beach: Bastian Stein, Floating Lantern: Nick Hewson

Labeled as Thailand’s most popular honeymoon destination, Ko Samui is a large island in the Gulf of Siam with a wide array of stunning beaches. The island is part of the Angthong Marine National Park which guarantees honeymooners ample opportunities for exploration and adventure including kayaking, snorkeling and diving. Are your bags packed and ready to go? Then be sure to book your stay at the luxurious Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Taling Ngam Beach where they will blow you away with Spas, romantic decor, and a friendly staff.

21

Cook Islands

Cook IslandsImages by: Island: Christina Spicuzza, Beach: Tomas Sobek, Sunset: Benedict Adam

Lying between New Zealand and Hawaii in the South Pacific, the 15 Cook Islands boast of calm blue lagoons, untouched and pristine natural habitats, idyllic and warm weather, and a restful atmosphere. If you spend your honeymoon here, you can look forward to waking up every morning in paradise with fresh clean air, no loud and obnoxious noises, and dramatic views that are hard to imagine. If you’ve made up your mind to make New Zealand your honeymoon destination, check out Sea Change Villas. Hosting secluded and private villas, a host of amenities, beautiful decor, and a team of some of the friendliest staff you will ever meet, you absolutely can’t go wrong here.


20

New Zealand

New ZealandImages by: Mountains: Tom Hall, Aloe plant: J Brew, Tui Bird: Sid Mosdell, Plains: Dave Young, Auckland: Jaafar Alnasser

You’re in for a treat when you choose New Zealand as your honeymoon destination. Most of the natural sceneries here, especially those in the colder parts of the country, are so unique and extravagant that some of them have been used for TV and films, including the movie Lord of the Rings. And with only 4 million people in a place that’s as big as the UK, you won’t have to deal with an overabundance of people no matter where you go. Complete your honeymoon package by staying at the Millbrook Resort which overlooks a golf course surrounded by stunning hills.

19

Aruba

ArubaImages by: Paradise: Salvatore Freni Jr, Sunset couple: Alexandre Breveglieri, Sunset Boats: Harvey Barrison

Aruba is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. Imagine walking along seven miles of white-sand beaches, snorkeling in clear blue waters, and going from one island to another by foot or by boat. You can even ride a horse or a glass-bottom boat along the beach. Boasting of near perfect weather year-round, Aruba can be a relaxing destination. But if you forgo the incredible party scene, shopping, and watersport activities while here, you’ll really be missing out. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba seems to be the popular resort in Aruba and is designed for adults only (that’s right, no children).

18

Australia, Byron Bay

Byron BayImages by: Handglider and Beach: S Baker, Lighthouse: Edurado M.C., Surfing: Sander van Dijk, Sunset: Aidan Beanland

Australia is HUGE! So it really depends as to what you are looking for when it comes to Honeymooning here. You could go over to Barossa Valley where they have beautiful wineries and fine food or maybe even Melbourne, a vibrant city full of incredible restaurants, top notch shopping, and tons of entertainment. However, if you are like most honeymooners, you probably want a place to relax and Byron Bay delivers just that. Take your fill of pristine beaches, incredibly wild rain forests (located nearby), and a overall and incredible laid back atmosphere. And if you want the ultimate in luxury and comfort, check out La Vista Byron Bay Resort featuring separate villas with incredible views of the ocean and surrounding hills.

17

US Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin IslandsImages by: Mountain view: F H Mira, Sail boat: bvi4092, Turtle: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This chain of over 50 islands hosts an infinite number of pristine bays, coves and beaches which work together to offer honeymooners a natural and peaceful honeymoon experience. But nature is not all the Virgin Islands has to offer. Enjoy the world famous, duty-free shopping experience for everything from jewelry to clothing. And don’t miss out on local arts such as silk screened fabrics, perfumes, candles and more. Consider staying at The Buccaneer resort for a luxurious gateways right next to Mermaid beach.

16

Costa Rica

Costa RicaImages by: Sunset: Armando Maynez, Forest: Bruce Thomson, Bridge: Alex Elfon

Ah Costa Rica! Host to exclusive boutique hotels, luxury world class resorts, lush hot springs, gorgeous beaches, and stunning natural beauty. Honeymooners can go hiking trough dense and beautiful tropical rainforests which are homes to some of the most exotic creatures in the world. If you want something more daring, take a trip down the whitewaters of Rio Toro, or take a canopy ride high above the trees in Manuel Antonio National Park. Whatever you decide to do, Costa Rica is a honeymoon destination you wont regret traveling to. To make your honeymoon even more memorable, consider staying in Manuel Antonio National Park in the stunning Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort.

15

Turks & Caicos

Turks & CaicosImages by: Sail boat: Aaron Keene, Beach bed: Swallowtail Garden Seeds, Flower: Ben Ramirez

Famous for having one of the longest coral reefs in the world, aside from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Turks and Caicos is a destination for couples who want to spend more time underwater, with world-class scuba diving facilities and services. But don’t worry if diving is not your thing, Turks & Caicos’ network of 40 islands and cays provide blinding white sandy beaches coupled with dazzling blue waters. It truly is a secluded slice of paradise. For some breathtaking views of the Ocean consider Seven Stars Resort.

14

Tunisia, Africa

Tunisi3All Images by: Dennis Jarvis

If you’re looking for something more than your typical beach-focused honeymoon endeavor, consider the Tunisian desert for a simple and rejuvenating experience. Bask in the midst of golden dunes and enjoy the night sky like you’ve never seen it before. Complete the experience by staying at the Yadis Ksar Ghilane, a desert encampment lined with palms and hosting luxury tents.

13

Bali

BaliImages by: Rice fields: Riza Nugraha, Iguana: Sean McGrath, Horseback beach: Jimmy McIntyre

Prepare to be embraced by one of Asia’s best destinations for couples, especially those who are looking for something different. Aside from seeing Bali’s white sand beaches and enjoying their many water sport activities, you can also find yourself in the midst of exotic lands outlined by volcanic mountains, lush green and unadulterated forests, and of course world class luxurious resorts. Stay at the Oberoi Bali to enjoy thatched roof wooded villas, private pools with mind blowing ocean views, a traditional Balinese decor, and four exquisite restaurants.

12

Greece, Santorini

SantoriniImages by: City View: Edward Dalmulder, Sunset and church at night: Klearchos Kapoutsis

There are many things to expect in Greece, and exploring places like Athens, Acropolis, Crete, or Aegina would all be worth while. However, if you want a truly unique honeymoon experience, checkout Santorini. This European island is located in the Aegean Sea and has erupted on the remains of a massive volcano. Enjoy the relaxing and striking dichotomy between the stark white buildings juxtaposed against the background of deep blue waters. Visit Belvedere Santorini for striking views of the caldera, located in a central location in Firostefani.

11

France, Paris

ParisImages by: Eiffel Tower: Martin Fisch, Gargoyle overlooking Paris: Mauricio Lima

It’s hard to find a country more romantic than France and it’s even harder to find a city that attracts more honeymooners like Paris. Enjoy the city of lights and all that it has to offer from magnificent gardens and palaces to exquisite French style department stores. So whether you eat a dinner for two atop the Eiffel Tower, experience serenades as you meander through the richly decorated streets, or savor the genuine French breads and the sweet wine, you will have the time of your life in the city of lights. If you’re looking for a topnotch honeymoon hotel, check out Castille Paris. Set amongst the fashion boutiques of Rue Cambon in the center of Paris, you’ll be close to attractions such as Musee du Louvre, the Grand Palais and the Jardin des Tuileries.

10

Bermuda

BermudaImages by: Coastal Village and Birds : Kansasphoto, Underthesea: Thomas Shahan, Beach: Fressica, Cave: FlyNutAA

Take your honeymoon to a modern day paradise. A place flowing with crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, perfect sunny weather, and a relaxing atmosphere. Start by booking your stay at the Cambridge Beaches, a cottage colony resort that hosted Bill and Hillary Clinton’s honeymoon.

9

Jamaica

JamaicaImages by: Watchtower: Mel Stoutsenberger, Sunset: Greg Walters, Beach and rocks: Thomas Tolkien

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway into the wilderness or a honeymoon spot jam packed with a vibrant nightlife, Jamaica is the place for you. Renowned for its food, resorts, beaches, and activities, Jamaica offers Honeymooners a buffet of incredible experiences. If you decide to host your honeymoon in Jamaica, don’t miss out on the Jamaica Bobsled ride (which is more like a single person roller-coaster through the forest) and of course be sure to check out their mouth watering food in restaurants such as Scotchie’s and Rick’s Cafe (which hosts one of the islands best sunset views and daredevil divers). When is finally time to go to sleep (if that ever happens), check out the private cottages at The Caves which is restricted to guests 17 and over, has a stunning cliffside setting, has private jacuzzis, and even provides romantic candle light dinners inside a cave.

8

Mexico, Cancun

CancunImages by: Boardwalk: Steve Jurvetson, Beach: Ricardo Diaz, Cancun Sport: dMap Travel Guide, Path: Candace Nast

Mexico has much to offer. Not only will you be exposed to a bombardment of genuine spicy food goodness, but you will have the opportunity to enjoy serene beaches, great festivities and mysterious Aztec temples. Cancun is probably one of the most famous locations in Mexico and for good reasons, it’s relaxation paradise! Warm weather, clear blue-watered beaches, and a host of accommodations makes Cancun a superb choice for honeymooners. Speaking of accommodations, you should check out Live Aqua Cancun for unique views to the beaches, a host of friendly staff, and famed cuisines which include, of course, Mexican.

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Italy, Cinque Terre

Image collage of Cinque Terra including Cinque Terra at night, a small boat doc, and village stairs lined with green plants and colorful habitationsImages by: Terra over the sea: kelvin Lynch, Canoes: Bruce Tuten, Stairs: Jason OX4

You really can’t go wrong with Italy. Aside from it’s striking architecture and quaint streets, Italy has many things for everyone to see with famous cities such as Rome, Florence, and Venice. The best time to go to this magnificent country is April- June and late September – October as you will be missing the summer tourism rush of July – September. For a truly unique Honeymoon experience, check out the magical Cinque Terre located in the Liguria region to the west of La Spezia. And while there, consider staying at the Hotel Al Terra di Mare.

6

St. Lucia

Image collage of St. Lucia including a sky view of green mountains, fire dancer, swimming dolphins. owl, and mountain beachImages by: St. Lucia overview: Trent Foley, Fire dancer: Jon Callas, Owl: Jim Scarff, Dolphins:Chris LeCroy, Mount: Christian Lendl

The Caribbean is indeed a wonderful romantic honeymoon idea, especially around St. Lucia. This cluster of islands has been hailed as one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world due to the many remote islets in the vicinity. You can even stay on an island of your own! Rejuvenate yourself in therapeutic hot springs, play one of the many water sports, or even climbe atop a volcano! When all the sports and activities are over, check in at the East Winds Inn for a Good ol’ comfortable environment staffed by some of the most friendly people you’d ever know.

5

St. Bart’s

Image collage of St.Bart including the St. Bart town, sail boats on a blue sea, and a palm tree lined beach

Even though it may be a bit intimidating, as this place is known to be visited by the rich and famous, St. Bart’s has more than enough for everyone to enjoy, including couples who are looking for honeymoon destinations on a budget. Conditions are perfect, the sun is right, the waters are pure, and the sand is white. Be sure to check out Le Guanahani which is located within the breathtaking grand cul de sac.

4

Fiji

Image collage of Fiji including lighting a torch, tall palm trees facing a sunset, fiji dancers and a panorama of a sea sunsetImages by: Sunset and fire: Bruno Ahlgrimm, Sunset palms, Dancers, and Fiji panorama: Kyle Post

In Fiji, you will discover a place that could be accurately described as Earth’s modern Eden, where every inch of the islands will fill you with bliss, serenity, and romance. Aside from spending time trying the many water activities available, you can also explore and find natural steaming hot springs, an incredible array of flora and fauna, and of course mind boggling beaches. We recommend you check out Royal Davui Island Resort. With a host of amenities (including its private beach), you’ll love their villas which offer spectacular view of the sunrise or sunset (depending on which side of the island you stay on).

3

Anguilla

Image collage of Anquilla including clear blue beach, tropical sunset, and purple flowerImages by: Beach: tiarescott, Sunset palm trees and flower: troy mckaskle,

Typical of Caribbean islands, you can expect white sand beaches, clear blue waters, abundant plant life, and a warm embrace of sunshine. If you’re looking to spend your honeymoon in this unique destination, check out Riu Palace St Martin which is located 0.3 miles (0.4 kilometers) from Anse Marcel Beach.

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Tahiti

Image collage of Tahiti including surfing, Tahiti huts, green mountains, and clear blue watersImages by: Tahiti sunset: Jon Rawlinson, Tahiti mountains: Tim Moffatt, Resorts: Roderick Eime, Big surf: Jeff Rowley

Tahiti is a paradise that seems to be specifically created for couples and honeymooners. With over 118 beautiful islands and famous destinations such as Moorea and Bora Bora, Tahiti has all the ingredients to fulfill the need for an exquisite and romantic honeymoon. Be sure to check out Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort. Located in Maharepa, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk, 0.6 mi (1 km) from Temae Beach, and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course.

1

Hawaii

Image collage of Hawaiian landscapes including mountains, beaches, and housesAll images by: Paul Bica

Often ranked as one of the best honeymoon destinations in the USA and boasting of unparalleled natural settings such as volcanoes, beaches, and remote locations; Hawaii almost guarantees an exceptional honeymoon experience. You can go island hopping to Maui, Kauai, Hawaii, Molokai, and Lanai, which provide a rich menu of diverse environments to explore. If you decide to have your romantic honeymoon in Hawaii, you might want to check out Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, which has been visited by celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Kate Bosworth.

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