The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Honeymoon Spot: Unveiling Romantic Destinations Around the World

2023-10-13 01:07:00 - Drany Macley Drany Macley, the senior editor of, brings extensive journalism background and over eight years of experience in travel writing and editing to the site, offering practical insights and first-hand knowledge through articles on innovative hotels, backed by a BA in Journalism from Ithaca College.

Are you ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime with your newlywed partner? Look no further, because we have compiled a list of the absolute best honeymoon spots around the world. From the enchanting landscapes of New Zealand to the captivating charm of the Amalfi Coast in Italy, this article will take you on a whirlwind tour of the most idyllic destinations for an unforgettable honeymoon experience. Whether you dream of beachfront bliss, cultural immersion, or breathtaking adventures, we've got you covered. Join us as we explore these exquisite locations and help you find your perfect paradise.

Budapest, Hungary

For a budget-friendly way to experience Europe's rich history and stunning architecture, look no further than Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. This charming destination is especially beloved by couples, with the romantic Danube River offering the perfect backdrop for leisurely strolls. And if relaxation is what you seek, Budapest is known for its numerous thermal baths, with Széchenyi Bath being a must-visit for its status as one of Europe's largest natural hot spring complexes.

Stay here: Immerse yourself in the modern side of Budapest by booking a stay at Crowne Plaza Budapest, an IHG Hotel. With spacious guest rooms equipped with bathtubs, this sleek hotel is conveniently located near major attractions and the Westend shopping mall, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand has always been a popular choice for honeymoons, thanks to its beautiful beaches, delicious food, and welcoming locals. In particular, Chiang Mai is a fantastic destination for couples, offering a mix of natural beauty and cultural experiences. For a romantic stay, check out 137 Pillars House, a picturesque hotel that features spacious suites with large soaking tubs for ultimate relaxation. Don't miss the opportunity to experience a nightly cruise on the Ping River with Riverside Restaurant for a memorable evening.

Antigua & Barbuda

If you're looking for the perfect beach paradise, Antigua and Barbuda are the ideal honeymoon destinations. These islands offer a stunning combination of pastel-colored facades, bustling markets, tropical fruits, limestone formations, and pristine beaches. Whether you want to relax on powdery white sand or sail on a catamaran, you'll find yourself in paradise. For a luxurious all-inclusive experience, consider staying at Curtain Bluff or Jumby Bay Island, where you can indulge in various activities and enjoy the beauty of private island living.


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Australia is a vast and diverse country, and there's so much more to explore beyond the popular cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Head to Bondi Beach and stay at QT Bondi for a sun-soaked getaway, or venture to the Old Clare Hotel in the vibrant city of Melbourne. For a unique wine-country experience, visit Jackalope Hotel on the Mornington Peninsula. Western Australia offers a mix of buzzing city life in Perth, adorable quokka encounters on Rottnest Island, and natural wonders like the Kimberley and Ningaloo Reef. And of course, don't miss the idyllic beaches of the Whitsundays.


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Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, known as Colombia's heroic city, is not only historically significant but also incredibly romantic. Take a stroll through the old historic center and admire the colorful architecture, balconies overflowing with bougainvillea, and charming streets lined with restaurants and bars. For a change of scenery, plan a day trip to the idyllic Rosario Islands, accessible only by boat. These islands offer white sand beaches and Caribbean waters, providing a perfect escape from the city.

Stay here: Experience the charm of Cartagena by staying at the Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena. This popular hotel boasts lush gardens, a relaxing pool, and a spa that offers world-class treatments. With its centuries-old architecture and modern amenities, it perfectly captures the essence of the city.

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Cape Cod and Nantucket, Massachusetts

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For a coastal honeymoon within the United States, look no further than Cape Cod and Nantucket in Massachusetts. Enjoy a luxurious stay at Chatham Bars Inn, where you can indulge in waterfront accommodations, spa treatments, and seafood-focused restaurants. After exploring the Cape, take a ferry to Nantucket, known for its charming streets, beautiful beaches, and upscale accommodations like The Wauwinet. Bike around the island, savor fresh seafood, and browse the galleries and shops in historic downtown.


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Loire Valley, France

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Experience the ultimate in romance in the Loire Valley, just an hour away from Paris by train. This verdant region is characterized by its lush valleys and offers a perfect escape for couples. Stay at Hotel Château du Grand Lucé, a literal castle with 17 luxurious suites. The hotel's spa adds an extra touch of pampering for honeymooners looking for a truly indulgent stay.

North Island, New Zealand

New Zealand is not just about Queenstown in the south. The country's North Island offers equally stunning and lesser-known honeymoon experiences. Explore Waiheke Island, known for its charm and close proximity to Auckland. Or venture to Northland, where you'll find lush green landscapes, cliffs overlooking the Pacific and Tasmanian Seas, and the opportunity for foraging and scuba diving at Helena Bay or experiencing farm life at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay is also a fantastic option, offering access to wine country and breathtaking natural beauty.


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Laguna Beach, California

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For a honeymoon that combines the beauty of California's beaches with exquisite dining experiences and sunset views, head to Laguna Beach. Stay at Montage Laguna Beach and pamper yourself with treatments at Spa Montage. This idyllic coastal destination will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Sacred Valley, Peru

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Nestled in the Andean highlands of Peru, the Sacred Valley is a honeymooners dream. Visit towns like Urubamba and Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Immerse yourselves in the breathtaking nature and enjoy the eco-friendly luxury of Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba or Tambo del Inka. Be sure to take it easy on the pisco sours due to the altitude.


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Seville, Spain

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Seville, located in the heart of Andalusia, offers a romantic getaway in one of Europe's most enchanting cities. Stay at the luxurious Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, which showcases stunning architecture and provides a perfect backdrop for your honeymoon.

Taormina, Sicily

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Experience the best of both island and Italian vibes by honeymooning in Sicily. Explore the charming town of Taormina, known for its beauty and magical atmosphere. Stay at Atlantis Bay for a waterfront suite and use it as a base to discover the wonders of this legendary Mediterranean destination.


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For an unforgettable adventure, consider a honeymoon in the Galapagos Islands. This destination, made famous by Charles Darwin, offers nature lovers the opportunity to immerse themselves in exotic wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Choose from various island experiences, including a cruise on a small ship like Ecoventura's Theory or a luxury lodge experience at Pikaia Lodge. Get ready for snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and encounters with naturalists as you explore this unique destination.


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Cyclades, Greece

The Cyclades Islands in Greece, including popular destinations like Santorini and Mykonos, offer the perfect combination of stunning beauty and vibrant culture. Discover archaeological ruins, witness breathtaking sunsets, and explore up-and-coming islands like Paros and Folegrandos. For a truly luxurious experience, embark on a yacht journey with Entre Cielos and explore the entire region at your own pace.


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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Situated above the cliffs overlooking Dubrovnik, Villa Dubrovnik offers a secluded and romantic retreat. Stay in Villa Kolin, a residential-style compound that provides privacy and a unique accommodation experience separate from the main resort. Explore the fortified old city and immerse yourselves in the beauty of this pearl of the Adriatic.

Phuket, Thailand

Thailand's largest island, Phuket, offers a mix of stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and luxurious resorts. Stay at Trisara, a private and exclusive getaway nestled on a hillside with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Enjoy the pristine beaches, indulge in spa treatments, and explore the vibrant local culture.


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Lanai, a part of Hawaii, offers a landscape that is so extraordinary in certain areas it may make you feel like you've traveled to another planet. There are plenty of options for exploration and adventure on the island, including horseback riding through the pines and navigating the rugged roads in a 4x4 Jeep. Snorkeling with spinner dolphins, picnicking with fresh poke, and swimming in the breathtaking cerulean sea are also popular activities. The Garden of the Gods is a surreal spot for posing amidst lunar-like rocks. In addition to the famous poke, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai offers a variety of delicious dining options. The new Four Seasons Lanai at Koele, a Sensei Resort, is an all-inclusive wellness-oriented resort that provides a luxurious and rejuvenating experience for the mind, body, and spirit.


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Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley, located in Northern California, is a dream destination for food and wine lovers. From riding on the famous wine train to indulging in a multi-course tasting menu at Single Thread Farms, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant, you'll find that the region has something to offer for every palate. For a romantic stay in wine country, Auberge du Soleil is a charming option that overlooks picturesque rolling hills and exudes the ambiance of the South of France. A visit to Calistoga, known for its hip Tank Garage Winery, mud treatments at the spa in Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection, and a range of incredible restaurants, is also highly recommended.


Namibia, with its tall sand dunes, expansive desert, and impressive population of black rhinos, offers a unique blend of grandeur and serenity. This southern African nation is not your typical safari stop, as it offers so much more. The Omaanda lodge, Shipwreck Lodge, and Hoanib Valley Camp are remote and luxurious accommodations that provide unforgettable experiences. They allow guests to immerse themselves in the stunning beauty of the landscape and encounter incredible wildlife.


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Portland, Oregon

While domestic getaways may not always sound as exciting as international trips, Portland, Oregon, and its surrounding areas offer a wealth of attractions that will keep you enthralled. From the natural beauty of snowy Mount Hood and numerous parks and bike paths to a vibrant music and art scene, trendy microbreweries, and world-class restaurants, there is no shortage of things to do. The sophisticated The Nines is the perfect base for your stay in the city. Don't forget to take scenic drives to nearby mountains, the coast, or Willamette Valley, where you can enjoy the region's renowned Pinot Noir while staying at The Allison Inn & Spa.


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Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, with its charming Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and pleasant Mediterranean climate, is an excellent choice for couples seeking both a beach and city experience. It is conveniently located and offers easy access to the picturesque winery-strewn Santa Ynez Valley. San Ysidro Ranch, known as the hideaway where JFK and Jackie spent their honeymoon, is a particularly romantic place to stay. With its beautifully landscaped gardens and rich history, it has attracted countless celebrities over the years.


Slovenia, a Central European country known for its castles, verdant fields, snow-capped peaks, thermal springs, and the greenest city in Europe, Ljubljana, is a hidden gem for honeymooners. The country is still relatively untouched by mass tourism, offering a sense of adventure and discovery. It has gained recognition in the Michelin Gastronomic Guide, highlighting its blossoming foodie scene. Stay at Sunrose 7, a newly reopened digital detox retreat in the Julian Alps, or experience the unique Chocolate Village, where you can stay near an organic chocolate factory.


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Switzerland is a dream destination for newlyweds, with its abundance of chocolate, flowers, and lingerie in Zurich, as well as its stunning alpine landscapes, world-class skiing, and year-round natural attractions in the Swiss Alps. The Lavaux wine region, a UNESCO-protected area overlooking Lake Geneva, is a major highlight. It offers not only exceptional wine but also epic hikes, floating restaurants, chocolate houses, and Europe's only overwater hotel. Hotel Palafitte, located on Lake Neuchatel, channels the beauty of Tahiti, with its bungalows and direct access to the water.


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London, with its enchanting Hyde Park, world-class museums, celebrated restaurants, and rich cultural heritage, is just as alluring as exotic beach destinations like Bora Bora. The city offers some of the finest accommodations in the world, such as The Connaught and The Savoy, which set the stage for a romantic stay. The English countryside has a storybook feel and provides options like chic cabins at Soho Farmhouse, stately manor rooms at Heckfield Place, and historic castles like Cliveden House, where Meghan Markle spent her last night as a single commoner.


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Rajasthan, India

Known for its vibrant and colorful celebrations like Holi, Rajasthan is a dynamic destination that offers a unique experience for honeymooners. Explore both rural villages and cities like Jaipur, the capital known as the Pink City. Go tiger trekking in the desert, marvel at striking architecture, and indulge in the luxurious accommodations of Amanbagh, a pink palace hotel that was once a Mughal royal retreat. In addition to the usual luxury amenities, Amanbagh offers the opportunity to learn the exotic sport of camel polo.


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Los Cabos, Mexico

Located on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos is an enchanting honeymoon destination. From whale watching during the months of December to March to exploring the rich marine life, including sea lions, turtles, and tropical fish, Los Cabos offers a diverse range of activities. The area consists of two old towns, San Lucas and San José del Cabo, connected by a beautiful corridor of beachfront properties and championship golf courses. For a secluded and romantic stay, Los Cabos is the perfect choice.

When to go

The best time to visit Los Cabos is from May to June and after October, once the heavier rain showers have passed.

Where to stay

The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is a highly recommended option, known for its Mediterranean village vibes and rustic beach atmosphere. It offers a truly immersive and romantic experience.


Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, may have some difficult-to-pronounce words, but that's part of its charm. This beautiful Scandinavian city is home to iconic attractions like the Little Mermaid sculpture and grand castles, as well as being a hub of influential design. Despite its size, Copenhagen is easy to navigate and has an intimate feel. If you venture beyond the city, you can take day trips to explore enchanting wooded areas. At night, enjoy the cozy atmosphere of a top hotel like the legendary Hotel d’Angleterre, where you can indulge in the Danish concept of hygge with plenty of candles, wine, sweets, and a roaring fire in the background.


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Dominica offers a playground of natural wonders for water lovers, with its rivers, streams, waterfalls, and hot sulfur springs. The island's Caribbean Sea coastline is also a major draw. For those who enjoy hiking, Dominica boasts the region’s longest hiking trail. After Hurricane Maria, the island became a haven for eco-resorts, making it perfect for jungle adventures and relaxation in places like the stunning Jungle Bay, Secret Bay, and Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski.


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Grenada, also known as Spice Island, escaped the devastation of the hurricanes that affected much of the Caribbean. With new luxury resorts opening up, like the Silversands Hotel on Grand Anse Beach, this under-the-radar paradise is ready to be discovered. Whether you want to lounge on picturesque beaches, explore colorful culture and cuisine, or venture into the rainforests, Grenada has it all.


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The Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast continues to be a sought-after destination for honeymooners, and it's easy to see why. Positano, with its steep village streets, Moorish architecture, and sandy beaches, exudes a classic romantic atmosphere. For a truly luxurious experience, check in at the five-star Le Sirenuse, where you can enjoy the perfect combination of sexiness and sophistication.


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Montreal, Canada

Montreal Montreal, with its stunning architecture and charming cobblestone streets, feels like a little slice of France in Canada. This French-speaking city is a perfect choice for a honeymoon. Indulge in world-class fine dining, explore intimate cafes, and enjoy the lively nightlife. Don't forget to take in the historic properties and do some top-notch shopping. All you need to say is "oui."

Where to stay: The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal | Book Now | Read Reviews; Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth | Book Now | Read Reviews

Sonoma and Napa Valleys, California

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The stunning vineyards and charming inns of Napa Valley and Sonoma County offer world-class wine, delicious food, and breathtaking scenery. Cozy towns like Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, and Yountville await exploration. Indulge in local farm-to-table cuisine and take advantage of the wine culture that distinguishes this region. There are plenty of options for a romantic escape, such as Montage Healdsburg, the Healdsburg Inn, Four Seasons Resort & Residences Napa Valley, and Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection.

Harbour Island, Bahamas

Harbour Island Harbor Island's Pink Sands Beach is a truly unique spectacle. Start your day with a breakfast croissant from Arthur's Bakery, then spend the day enjoying the sand and sea. With its laid-back vibe, Harbour Island is a perfect choice for a honeymoon in the Bahamas.

Where to stay: Tingum Village Hotel | Book Now | Read Reviews; Pink Sands Resort | Book Now | Read Reviews


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Saint Lucia offers breathtaking landscapes, from black-sand beaches to the majestic peaks of the Pitons. It's no wonder this Caribbean gem is considered one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. Enjoy an adults-only resort experience, go horseback riding, indulge in spa treatments, and try exciting water sports. Don't miss the charming Creole villages that showcase the local culture.

Where to stay: Jade Mountain (Soufriere) | Book Now | Read Reviews; Cap Maison (Gros Islet) | Book Now | Read Reviews; Sandals Grande St. Lucian (Gros Islet) | Book Now | Read Reviews


If you're seeking adventure on your honeymoon, look no further than Rwanda. Gorilla trekking in this breathtaking destination, with overnight stays at heavenly lodges like Bisate Lodge and Singita Kwitonda Lodge, is an experience of a lifetime. Wildlife safaris are always life-changing, but seeing gorillas up close in their natural habitat is truly awe-inspiring. Akagera National Park offers the chance to see lion prides and black rhinos, while Kigali provides a mix of resort-style accommodations and cultural tours at places like The Retreat at Heaven.


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Austin, Texas

Are you a hipster with a love for music and a craving for barbecue? Austin, the coolest city in the Lone Star State, may not be known for romance, but it has its hidden gems. Watch the sunset at Mount Bonnell or Lake Travis for a romantic experience. Stay at the trendy bungalow-style Hotel San Jose, or venture outside the city to Travaasa Austin, a luxury spa resort. Explore the food truck scene, catch a show, and go window-shopping on South Congress.


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Hamilton Island, Australia

Hamilton Island Located in the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island is the largest populated island in this remote Indian Ocean archipelago. With no cars on the island, it offers a tranquil escape. Discover luxury resorts and a wildlife park where you can interact with kangaroos, koalas, and even crocodiles. For a truly romantic experience, take a helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a picnic and snorkeling on Heart Island.

Where to stay: qualia Resort | Book Now | Read Reviews

Buenos Aires, Argentina

If you're looking for a honeymoon destination filled with sensuality, head to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The capital city is renowned for its fabulous nightlife, especially its tango scene. Immerse yourself in vibrant culture, savor the local grill-focused cuisine, and explore the vivacious surroundings. Stay at the stylish Faena Hotel Buenos Aires or the deluxe Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires for a memorable experience.


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seychelles honeymoon gorgeous bay photos of sea The Seychelles is renowned for its untouched beaches, lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife. This Indian Ocean archipelago is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. Whether you're seeking a private stretch of sand or island hopping, the Seychelles has it all. Discover the rare Aldabra giant tortoise and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this paradise.

Where to stay: Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas | Book Now | Read Reviews; Mango House, LXR Hotel in the Seychelles | Book Now | Read Reviews; Le Chateau de Feuilles | Book Now | Read Reviews


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Singapore's rise as a honeymoon destination may be partly attributed to the movie "Crazy Rich Asians," but the city-state has much more to offer. This land of incredible cuisine boasts a booming hospitality industry, with a variety of amazing new hotels. From the Philippe Starck-designed JW Marriott Singapore South Beach to the trendy Hotel Indigo and the beachfront Sofitel on Sentosa island, there are options to suit every taste. Enjoy a luxurious stay at Andaz near Chinatown or experience the unique M Social, both conceptualized by Starck. With renovated rooms at Four Seasons and increased flights, it's easier than ever to explore this vibrant city.


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For a honeymoon in paradise, look no further than the Maldives. This remote archipelago in the Indian Ocean offers pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and secluded resorts. Indulge in the luxury of overwater villas, which the Maldives is famous for. It's the perfect destination for a romantic and intimate getaway.

Where to stay: Niyama Maldives (Dhaalu Atoll) | Book Now | Read Reviews; Conrad Maldives Rangali Island (Dhaalu Atoll) | Book Now | Read Reviews; JW Marriott Maldives (Shaviyani Atoll) | Book Now | Read Reviews

Bali, Indonesia

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The island of Bali has always been a popular choice for couples seeking romance and honeymooners. Its misty temples, stunning mountain views, and vibrant arts scene make it a magnet for lovebirds. Don't miss a visit to the historic Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple, which not only offers a glimpse into the island's history but also provides unforgettable sunset views.

Where to stay: Consider The Mulia Villas in Nusa Dua or The Ritz-Carlton Bali, both offering luxurious accommodations and excellent reviews.


Vietnam offers a mix of stunning beaches, rich culture, Buddhist pagodas, meandering rivers, and bustling cities. The influence of French colonization can still be seen in its colonial remnants. Major metropolises like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi attract visitors, while towns like Hoi An, Mui Ne, and Hue offer a more rural charm with their art scene and picturesque coastlines. For a secluded coastal hideaway, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is a great choice, while Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai offers a bit more accessibility. Exploring the country by road trip allows you to experience its diverse markets, treks, cuisine, and temples.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

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On the outskirts of Abu Dhabi lies the Empty Quarter, the world's largest sand desert. It offers a perfect setting for couples seeking a unique experience. Imagine dining under the stars, traversing miles of open land on camelback, and feeling like the only two people in the world. Qasr Al Sarab is a luxurious desert resort that can turn this Arabian fairy tale into a reality.

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New Zealand

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New Zealand offers a plethora of scenic vistas, with the South Island being the ultimate destination for couples seeking majestic landscapes. Embarking on a road trip through the South Island will take you past glaciers on the west coast, towering peaks of Milford Sounds, stunning lakes and mountains in Queenstown, and the beautiful lupins of Lake Tekapo. However, the top of the South Island, namely Abel Tasman National Park, is where you'll find the best beaches and lush walking trails.

Where to stay: Consider Split Apple Retreat in Kaiteriteri or Park Hyatt Auckland in Auckland for your accommodation needs.

Paris, France

Paris, often called the City of Love, is a no-brainer when it comes to romantic honeymoon destinations. Take a stroll hand-in-hand through its charming streets and enjoy the city's rich culture, stunning architecture, and world-class cuisine. From iconic luxury hotels like Four Seasons George V and Le Royal Monceau — Raffles Paris to trendy boutique hotels like Hotel Providence Paris, Paris offers a range of options to cater to your style and preferences.

Santorini, Greece

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Santorini is a small volcanic island known for its picturesque white-washed villas, boutique hotels, and breathtaking sunsets. Aside from its famous beauty, there is much to explore on the island. Rent a scooter and visit the red and black-sand beaches, explore ancient sites like Akrotíri (referred to as "Minoan Pompeii"), sample wines at local wineries, go hiking, and indulge in delicious Greek breakfasts. Santorini continues to be a top choice for a romantic getaway in the Cycladic Islands.

Where to stay: Andronis Luxury Suites in Oia or Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton in Exomitis are two highly recommended options.


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Tanzania offers an adventurous honeymoon experience. You can spend part of your honeymoon witnessing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and the other part in Zanzibar, where you can swim with whale sharks and explore Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park to spot the rare red colobus monkey.

Where to stay: Consider The Residence in Zanzibar for a luxury beachfront stay.


mauritius island honeymoon destinations

Lying off the coast of Madagascar, Mauritius is a true tropical paradise. This island destination offers pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear lagoons, diverse marine life, rainforests with waterfalls, and endless hiking trails. For an added adventure, take a helicopter tour to see the "underwater waterfall," an optical illusion that has become famous among travelers.

Where to stay: Consider Shangri-La Le Touessrok, Mauritius or One&Only Le Saint Géran for your accommodations.

Ambergris Caye, Belize

Belize is a relatively affordable honeymoon destination that offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Ambergris Caye is an ideal starting point for exploring Belize's stunning underwater world. Snorkeling and scuba diving at the Great Blue Hole, the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, are must-try experiences. You can also indulge in kitesurfing or enjoy a romantic sunset sailing.

Stay here: Choose Alaia Belize, Autograph Collection for its comfort, convenience, and stunning beachfront location. This modern resort offers a private beach, a dive shop, and various amenities to make your honeymoon unforgettable.

Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii has always been a popular honeymoon destination due to its tropical climate, beautiful beaches, and the advantage of not requiring a passport. Hotel Wailea in Maui provides a perfect retreat for couples seeking relaxation and seclusion amidst 15 acres of tropical hillside.


Fiji is an idyllic archipelago comprising 300 islands in the South Pacific. It offers a far-flung tropical experience for honeymooners. Royal Davui Island Resort, accessible by helicopter or speedboat, is the epitome of a private island paradise. With luxurious villas surrounded by tropical gardens, this adults-only, all-inclusive resort is the perfect destination to unwind and create lasting memories.


Croatia is a versatile destination that caters to a wide range of interests. From its magical terraced lakes and waterfalls to its historical sites and ruins, there is something for everyone. Sail around on a yacht, explore cathedrals, or experience the vibrant nightlife. Villa Dubrovnik offers superb sea views and embodies the authentic, unspoiled charm of this destination.

Sicily, Italy

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Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, offers a perfect blend of Italian culture, cuisine, and stunning landscapes. It is known for its beautiful beaches and rich history. Boutique hotels like Hotel Villa Belvedere and San Domenico Palace in Taormina offer luxury accommodations for couples seeking a romantic getaway.

Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, with its remote wilderness, majestic coastlines, and luxurious resorts, is an ideal honeymoon destination. Tintswalo Atlantic, located on the Atlantic Ocean shoreline, offers a five-star luxury boutique experience with breathtaking ocean views. After a few nights at the resort, venture into Cape Town or visit Stellenbosch for a memorable wine country experience.


kenya masai mara zebra and hot air balloons Kenya is known for its incredible wildlife and the famous wildebeest migration in East Africa. The Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is the perfect destination to witness this natural event. The reserve offers stunning sunsets and breathtaking scenery, including herds of zebras grazing and lion cubs playing near their pride. To make the experience even more special, many local safari guides are members of the Maasai tribe, who have transformed from lion killers to lion defenders and conservationists. In addition to the Maasai Mara, couples can also explore the beautiful savannah and visit the exclusive Naboisho Conservancy. This conservancy offers unique experiences such as night game drives, stargazing in luxurious tents, and breakfasts surrounded by wildlife and the famous fig trees of the Masai Mara. After a week of adventure, couples can relax on the stunning Lamu Island off the northeastern coast of Kenya.

Where to stay: Basecamp Masai Mara (Masai Mara National Park) | Book Now | Read Reviews; Leopard Hill (Naboisho Conservancy) | Book Now | Read Reviews

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Costa Rica

costa rica If you're looking for a luxury beach experience, Costa Rica's Papagayo Peninsula is the perfect destination. It is easily accessible from Liberia airport and offers beautiful beaches along the Pacific Coast. Couples can choose from a variety of luxurious accommodations and enjoy activities such as visiting sloth sanctuaries, ziplining through volcanoes, and exhilarating whitewater rafting trips. From Papagayo, couples can also visit the renowned Arenal Volcano, known for its natural hot springs, toucan sightings, and stunning sunsets. Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers who appreciate sustainability.

Where to stay: W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal (Papagayo) | Book Now | Read Reviews; ORIGINS Lodge (Bijagua) | Book Now | Read Reviews; Nayara Springs (Arenal) | Book Now | Read Reviews

Vienna, Austria

austria, wien state, vienna, kohlmarkt and hofburgVienna is a truly romantic city filled with art, music, food, architecture, and history. As the home of Mozart, Klimt, and the Habsburg dynasty, it offers a rich cultural experience. Visitors can marvel at the Art Nouveau masterpieces at the Belvedere Museum and imagine the lives of the Hapsburg rulers while visiting Schönbrunn Palace. For accommodations, the newly opened Rosewood Vienna is located in a former 19th-century neoclassical bank building, offering a luxurious and historic stay.


Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a majestic city known for its bridges, medieval cathedrals, castles, and vibrant energy. It offers a combination of history, music, and fine dining, along with great beer. For a luxurious and eclectic hotel experience, Le Palais Art Hotel is the perfect choice. With wellness programs, cultural activities, and stylish rooms and suites, it provides a unique and unforgettable stay.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Roughly 40 minutes from Dubai in the heart of the Dubai Desert Reserve, Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa takes desert-chic to the next level. This resort offers unique experiences such as dune-side dining, sunset camel treks, and falconry displays, making it perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway in the middle of nowhere.

Marrakesh, Morocco

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For couples who enjoy visiting ancient mosques and exploring bustling markets, Marrakesh in Morocco is an ideal honeymoon destination. For a glamorous stay, La Mamounia is the perfect choice. This recently renovated hotel, celebrating its 100th birthday, offers four stunning restaurants and intimate bar nooks. Alternatively, Riad Dar Anika is a boutique hotel located in the heart of the Medina. Each of its 12 rooms reflects the Moroccan aesthetic, and the hotel features a swimming pool, an on-site hammam, and a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the city and the Atlas Mountains.


Only a five-hour flight from the East Coast, Iceland is a popular honeymoon destination for adventurous couples. Ion Adventure Hotel, located roughly 50 minutes from Reykjavik, offers a range of outdoor activities in the beautiful Thingvellir National Park. From glacier hikes to snorkeling between tectonic plates at the Silfra Fissure, there are plenty of thrilling adventures to be had. After a day of exploration, a trip to the Ion Spa or a relaxing soak in the outdoor pool is the perfect way to unwind.

Choosing the perfect honeymoon spot is no easy task, but with a plethora of breathtaking locations around the world, the possibilities are endless. From the romantic streets of Paris to the sun-soaked beaches of Bali, there is a destination for every couple's dream getaway. Whether you prefer the cultural charm of Prague or the exotic beauty of the Maldives, each place on this list offers a unique and unforgettable experience. So pack your bags, grab your loved one's hand, and embark on a journey of love and adventure in one of these extraordinary honeymoon destinations. The world is waiting to be explored, and there is no better way to start your new chapter together than in a place that will forever hold a special place in your hearts.

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