So, you’re taking the big leap and ready to head into wedding bliss, congratulations! I’m here to help you with that next very important step that will probably be way more fun than the wedding day itself…your honeymoon 😉 I’m here to help you choose the perfect honeymoon locations to get you ready for all the romance to come worldwide! Let’s just say, I made the error in bringing my family along on my cruise and paying for the entire thing. I tell ya, if I could go back in time…. Lol. So, I’m here to help you choose the right locations so you can do it right the first time, all while exploring my own options for future vaca! So, buckle up, and let’s help you pick your perfect spot.
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Beach Perfection of Honeymoon Locations Worldwide
So, I must start this article off with one of my favorite places in the world! My # 1 spot for a honeymoon in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
This place is stunning. It is one of the few places in the world where you can place yourself in the middle and do a full 360, and find yourself inside a postcard. Known for its turquoise lagoons and overwater bungalows, Bora Bora offers an idyllic setting for honeymoon locations.
I stayed in the Four Seasons in Bora Bora ($2,918/night), and the service I received was off the charts. After arriving in Tahiti, we were transported by a beautiful teak boat and transported to our overwater bungalow in style. The water was so clear, and the service was perfect. We did a shark feeding tour, a sting ray tour, rented jet skis, and walked out of our bedroom directly to the water. I can’t say enough amazing things about this place! I would 100% go back in a heartbeat.
Famed for its captivating sunsets and stunning cliffside villages, Santorini exudes romance at every turn. While I solo traveled to this location in the offseason, this place was stunning. The white cave homes with the blue tops were absolutely perfect for creating the perfect backdrop for any romantic setting.
While I stayed at an Airbnb for a considerably reduced rate on my solo trip, I would highly recommend instead staying at the Astarate Suites (523/night). You can snorkel, dive, eat amazing food, tender a catamaran for the day, and sit in your own pool overlooking the ocean’s vastness and sunsets. You won’t be disappointed.
The Maldives, with its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious resorts, is a tropical paradise perfect for a romantic escape. While I haven’t been here yet, it is on my bucket list for this year! While you’re looking for the ultimate escape, make sure you check out the overwater bungalow Gili Lankanfushi ($941/night). Newlyweds can enjoy private villas, rejuvenating spa treatments, and breathtaking sunsets over the Indian Ocean overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Bali combines natural beauty, vibrant culture, and luxury resorts, making it an alluring honeymoon locations. This may be a long flight, but it’s most definitely worth your time. Staying in the lush landscapes of Bali, where the food is amazing and the people are so friendly, will certainly make for the perfect trip! The vibe of Bali is one that you cannot resist. Couples can explore ancient temples, enjoy couples’ spa treatments, talk to the monkeys, and witness traditional Balinese dance performances.
After spending a month in Bali, it was hard to leave! You can choose a stunning resort on the beach, or a captivating resort nestled in the rice fields and away from the commotion of the cities. Either offer the perfect romantic backdrop, but I’d highly recommend that you check out the Ayana in Bali ($876/night).
Maui, Hawaii, USA:
Maui offers a diverse range of experiences, from pristine beaches and cascading waterfalls to lush rainforests and volcanic landscapes. Honeymooners can embark on scenic drives along the Road to Hana, watch humpback whales, and take in the spectacular sunrise atop Haleakalā. Hawaii is certainly a top-notch destination offering exquisite sunsets and providing the highest levels of customer service. Here I recommend checking out the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea: ($990/night).
With its rolling vineyards, charming hilltop towns, and delectable cuisine, Tuscany provides a romantic setting for honeymooners. Couples can take wine tours in the renowned Chianti region, visit historic cities like Florence and Siena, and savor candlelit dinners in picturesque countryside villas. Staying in the vineyards of Tuscany or choosing the Four Seasons in Florence $2,236/night. both offer an intimate backdrop for your honeymoon locations.
Who can forget the originator of romance? Known as the “City of Love,” Paris exudes romance through its iconic landmarks, charming cafes, and world-class art. Couples can stroll along the Seine River, visit the Eiffel Tower, indulge in gourmet cuisine, and experience the city’s captivating atmosphere. Paris is definitely one of my favorite cities in the world, and I highly recommend you place it on your bucket list. You will find a ton to do, eat, and experience. Definitely stay close to the center to be close to the action while enjoying the beauty of your resort within the city! A top location would be the Mandarin Oriental, Paris ($1,738/night) boasting gorgeous views of the Eiffel Tower.
Known for its traditional charm and breathtaking landscapes, Kyoto offers a unique honeymoon experience. Couples can immerse themselves in Japanese culture by visiting ancient temples, donning their own kimono, strolling through serene gardens, and witnessing the beauty of cherry blossoms in spring. Make sure you check out The Mitsui Kyoto ($810/night) for a perfect stay!
The Seychelles, a collection of pristine islands in the Indian Ocean, is a paradise for honeymooners. The Seychelles are also way up on my bucket list with a no later than visit date of 2025. With secluded beaches, lush jungles, and luxurious resorts, couples can enjoy snorkeling, island hopping, and romantic picnics on your own private shore. Definitely check out the Four Seasons, Seychelles ($1,401/night). for the ultimate experience.
If you desire something a little closer to home, St. Lucia boasts dramatic volcanic peaks, lush rainforests, and secluded beaches, making it an ideal destination for romance. Honeymooners can explore the famous Pitons, go snorkeling in vibrant coral reefs, and relax in luxurious resorts offering breathtaking views. To make it perfect, reserve the Jade Mountain Resort ($1,154/night).
Queenstown, New Zealand:
Personally, this is my number one pick for the next set of travels! For adventure-seeking couples, Queenstown offers a captivating mix of adrenaline-pumping activities and stunning landscapes. From bungee jumping, skydiving, mountain biking, jet skiing to actually skiing in the Southern Alps, couples can create lasting memories amidst New Zealand’s natural wonders.
Check out the Stoneridge Estate ($818/night) for the ultimate enjoyment.
Zanzibar, an exotic island off the coast of Tanzania, offers pristine beaches, vibrant markets, and a rich cultural heritage. Honeymooners can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, go snorkeling in the coral-rich waters, and relax in luxurious beachfront resorts. The waters here are idyllic and are perfect for couples in love. Book The Residence Zanzibar ($454/night) for a perfect beach getaway.
Fiji’s lush landscapes, turquoise waters, and warm hospitality make it a highly sought-after honeymoon location. Couples can discover secluded islands, engage in water sports, experience traditional Fijian ceremonies, and unwind in luxurious private resorts. Book the Fiji Marriott ($492/night) for the most romantic honeymoon.
Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina, blends European elegance with Latin flair. Honeymooners can tango in the streets, dine on succulent steaks, explore colorful neighborhoods like La Boca and Palermo, and indulge in the city’s vibrant nightlife. Buenos Aires offers the perfect balance to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! The Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires offers the ambiance of a lifetime!
Cape Town, South Africa:
Cape Town offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and exhilarating adventures. Honeymooners can explore Table Mountain, visit picturesque vineyards, experience a safari in nearby game reserves, and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this diverse city. Book Cape Town’s Atlantic Camp Town Boutique Hotel ($564/night) for a vacation like none other.
With such a wide variety of Honeymoon locations, it most certainly will be hard to choose. Depending on your style, choosing beaches, mountains, dancing, a bit of history, or foodie-related behavior, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Here, I’ve managed to scratch the surface of the top 15 well-known honeymoon locations around the world. These exquisite destinations provide the ideal backdrop for celebrating love, creating lasting bonds, and embarking on a new chapter together. Always remember to Travel Till You Drop!