15 Best Honeymoon Destinations For A Romantic Post-Wedding Getaway


Searching for a fairytale honeymoon? You’ve come to the right place! Whether the honeymoon that plays out in your most vivid imagination is set on an island with gorgeous white-sand beaches and refreshing waterfalls or in a luxe boutique hotel somewhere in Paris, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll detail some of the best honeymoon destinations in the world from bustling European cities to some of the best Caribbean honeymoon destinations.

With no further ado, here are our top 15 choices of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world. Also included in this post is some other useful information on where to stay, and what to do in these amazing destinations.


1. Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Where you go on your honeymoon is important — this will be your first vacation together as a married couple. The island of Saint Lucia can be a great option. Loved for its sprawling white sand beaches and natural beauty, Saint Lucia has won several honeymoon destination awards. Without a doubt, this island’s irresistible charm, endless opportunities for exploration, and luxurious beach resorts certainly have something to do with that.

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One of the most popular areas to explore in Saint Lucia is Gros Islet in the north. Gros Islet is French for ‘a large island’. Many of Saint Lucia's most gorgeous beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and restaurants are located in this area. Though Gros Islet is quite understated, honeymooners can enjoy the lively nightlife, dine at some of the island’s finest restaurants, and head off on exciting excursions.

Want to honeymoon in Saint Lucia? The best time to visit Saint Lucia is between mid-December to mid-April. This is the peak season for travel to Saint Lucia and it is recognized as the “dry” season. This basically means there’s less chance of rain during this time. May to November tends to be a bit quieter as this is the island’s “wet” season.


What to do in Saint Lucia

During your honeymoon in Saint Lucia, there are all sorts of tours and excursions that you can sign up for. Many of these tours leave from the Gros Islet area. At some luxury resorts in Saint Lucia like Sandals Resorts, you can focus on relaxation and wellness with on-site spas that offer facials and massages including couples treatments. There is a range of services available at Sandals RedLane Spa that honeymooners will love.

While in Saint Lucia, you’ll also be able to get out on the town and try some of the best restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots. On Friday nights, you can enjoy the Gros Islet Street Party which features Caribbean beats, dancing in the streets, and lots of seafood and other barbecue treats. Rodney Bay has a variety of restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots that can be fun too.

From the north of Saint Lucia, you can make arrangements to see other parts of the island as well. As you make your way down the coast, you can visit waterfalls, go snorkeling or scuba diving, explore beaches and hike in the mountains. The Gros Piton hike is phenomenal and highly recommended!

Insider tip: Arranging tours during your Saint Lucia honeymoon can be a breeze if you stay at an all-inclusive resort like Sandals Grande St. Lucian. Tours booked from this and other Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia usually include pick up and drop off.


Where to stay in Saint Lucia

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is a top choice for honeymooners in the north of Saint Lucia. This resort has a range of honeymoon suites on offer, many of which include their own private butler. Sandals Grande St. Lucian has 12 gourmet restaurants, bars including swim-up bars, and access to the beautiful Pigeon Island Beach and nearby golf courses.

Other areas where you can find honeymoon-friendly hotels and resorts in Saint Lucia include Rodney Bay, Soufriere, and Vieux Fort. Sandals Resorts has three honeymoon resorts in Saint Lucia: Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Halcyon Beach, and Sandals Regency La Toc. Any one of these options can be the perfect place for a honeymoon.

St. Lucia is a pretty small island — 238.2 mi² to be exact. This means it won’t be hard to get from one part of the island to the other. It literally takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive from the top to the bottom of the island, so it won't be hard to get around by car or taxi no matter where you choose to stay.


2. Nassau, Bahamas

As far as honeymoon destinations go, The Bahamas has a special place in our hearts. This is one of those destinations that people fantasize about traveling to. You can be one of the lucky ones who actually take the leap and go. Nassau is the capital of The Bahamas and it is one of the most popular places to stay for newlyweds.

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The appeal of a Nassau honeymoon is that there are just so many romantic resorts to choose from. Day and night, there's something to do in this city: from exploring historical spaces to enjoying the nightlife at a fancy casino or energetic nightclub. Then, there are the beaches, tours, gorgeous scenery, and a chain of islands and cays waiting to be explored. From Nassau, you and your love can easily do some island-hopping in The Bahamas to places including Paradise Island, Rose Island, and Great Exuma. All of this will be the perfect introduction to The Bahamas!

What to do in The Bahamas

A honeymoon in The Bahamas can be a truly remarkable experience. The islands of this territory stand out because they are among the only destinations in the world where you can experience both white and pink sand beaches. One of the best islands to see pink sand beaches in The Bahamas is Harbour Island. This island is just over an hour via ferry from Nassau. Other amazing beaches you can explore while in Nassau include Cable Beach, Blue Lagoon Island Beach, Junkanoo Beach, and Cabbage Beach.

If you visit The Bahamas during peak season (mid-December to mid-April), you and your new spouse can explore Nassau via a walking tour or even a culinary tour. There are also lots of things to do in Nassau, including visiting galleries, museums, and forts around the island. Spots like the Pirates Republic Brewing Company are fun to visit and tours are available.

Where to stay in The Bahamas

For the best beach honeymoon in The Bahamas, you might want to go to an all-inclusive resort. These types of resorts ensure you have everything you need for your vacation, and then some. Sandals has two amazing resorts in The Bahamas, Sandals Emerald Bay in The Exumas and Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau. Both of these resorts are loved by guests for their endless quality inclusions, gourmet restaurants, themed nights, swim-up bars, and entertainment for couples.

If you’ve got your heart set on Nassau, you’ll be thrilled to know that Sandals Royal Bahamian has its own private islandSandals Barefoot Cay. On this island, it’ll feel like it's just you and the love of your life. The two of you can indulge in the most romantic amenities imaginable including a pool, whirlpool, swim-up bar, and an exotic restaurant. Back on the mainland at Sandals Royal Bahamian, you’ll be able to enjoy 10 fine dining restaurants, 2 authentic food trucks, gorgeous pools, and the perfect ambiance to fall even more in love!


3. Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica is perfect for a romantic beach honeymoon. This Jamaican town is loved for its beautiful beaches, memorable sunsets, blissful ambiance, and luxury resorts in Montego Bay. For a honeymoon getaway, Montego Bay will definitely be one of those places you’ll be excited to arrive at, and hate to leave.

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In Montego Bay, you can spend your days basking in the sunshine on the most beautiful beaches, and at night, you and your partner can retreat to your suite in a luxurious adults-only all-inclusive resort. A romantic dinner at one of the hottest Montego Bay dining locales is a honeymoon must. Montego Bay is so rich in culture, cuisine, and adventure that your honeymoon here won’t soon be forgotten.

What to do in Jamaica

You can have both an active and laid-back honeymoon in Montego Bay. If you prefer action-packed, then Montego Bay says bring it on. Some of the top things to do in the Montego Bay area include snorkeling, horseback riding (preferably on the beach!), and experiencing the nightlife at a lively beach like Tropical Bliss.

Other fun activities you can sign up for in the Montego Bay area include bobsledding down Mystic Mountain and going zip-lining over tree-top canopies. That’s not all... if you stay at an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay like Sandals Resorts, you'll get to enjoy unlimited land and water sports, day and night entertainment, and so much more.

From Montego Bay, with a quick day trip, you can visit waterfalls like Dunn’s River Falls, the Ocho Rios Blue Hole, and Tacky Falls where hiking is possible. A tour along the Martha Brae River can also be a unique and romantic experience. The Martha Brae is popular for the river rafting tour, during which you can drift down the river on a bamboo raft while being serenaded with reggae music.

Where to stay in Jamaica

Montego Bay is the most popular city in St. James parish in Jamaica. This is one of the best places to stay while in Jamaica. Montego Bay is a major cruise ship port and has numerous beaches, resorts, and golf courses. Some of the best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica are located in Montego Bay.

Sandals Montego Bay is one of these. This is a couples-only all-inclusive resort that offers luxury rooms, honeymoon suites, and a host of quality inclusions. Sandals Montego Bay is a favorite for visitors to Jamaica especially as the resort offers 12 restaurants, a long private beach, lots of options for water sports, the opportunity to spend the day at the nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean, and more.

Outside of Montego Bay, in cities like Negril, Ocho Rios, and Whitehouse, you’ll be able to find some pretty amazing resorts as well. Some even offer overwater bungalows which will surely equate to a dreamy vacation!


4. Bali, Indonesia

Just off the coast of Indonesia, Bali is one of the honeymoon destinations many couples dream about going to. This island is often referred to as the ‘Land of the Gods’. Just looking around at the lush terrain of this island, its natural beauty, and its awe-inspiring volcano views will tell you all you need to know about how it got that name!

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Bali is the place to go to reset completely in a world of relaxation and love. Here you can enjoy beachfront resorts, jungle resort suites, and lots of excitement on the clubbing scene if that’s what you’re feeling for. This is one of those honeymoon destinations where you can really customize your getaway to create the type of experience you want.

The off-season months for Bali are January, February, and October. Rainfall tends to be highest then and smaller crowds can also be expected. The peak season for Bali is from June to August — the weather tends to be sunnier with higher tourist volume as well. Christmas and New Year’s are also popular times to visit Bali.

What to do in Bali

Couples who decide to honeymoon in Bali can expect a blast of culture and history. A popular activity is visiting the Hindu temples which tell stories of their own. The Bali swing is also world-famous. This swing is located at the Tegallalang Rice Terraces and it is loved for its amazing views and the adrenaline rush that comes with a gentle push. Bali swing photos are often the goal of some honeymooners.

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Temperature-wise, Bali typically hovers in the region of 78°F-82°F. This means it's pretty much always a good time to get out to explore. On this island, there are many lush landscapes, white sand beaches, limestone coasts, and volcanoes that are still active. A helicopter ride can help you take it all in if you don't have time to drive everywhere. In Bali, all you’ll need to do is step out of your comfort zone to have a wonderful new experience together.

Where to stay in Bali

Bali is fairly large and some of the best resorts and accommodations are located in the cities of Kuta and Legian, Ubud, Jimbaran, and Uluwatu. Kuta and Legian are great for beach vacations with quick access to the ocean. These cities are also perfect for unwinding. Ubud and Uluwatu are the best places to stay if you want to get around the island easily. Some honeymooners love Jimbaran because of just how many different hotel options there are to choose from.

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In terms of where to stay, some honeymooners in Bali choose to split their stays between various accommodations in different places. This can help you to have a fuller experience of the island.


5. St. John’s, Antigua

Antigua, a limestone island east of Jamaica, is probably most famous for its 365 beaches. That alone makes it a worthwhile location for just about any type of vacation. Honeymooners will love Antigua for its luxurious feel, immersive culture, unique cuisine, and its captivating natural beauty. This is one of those islands in the Caribbean that is best for a beach honeymoon that includes lots of water sports and off-the-beaten-path adventures.

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If you visit Antigua during the months of mid-December to mid-April, you’re likely to find more activities including sailing regattas. This is the best time to visit Antigua as the weather tends to be more consistent and warm. May through November tends to be quieter, which can be ideal if that is your preference. When you’re done soaking in some sun on the incredible white sand beaches of this island, you can spend some time exploring and going on tours of some of the best attractions.

What to do in Antigua

There are quite a few amazing beaches in Antigua (about 365, in fact!) and the list includes Rendezvous Bay Beach, Half Moon Bay, and Dickenson Bay Beach. Dickenson Bay Beach is just about 9 minutes from St. John’s, the capital city, by car. Visiting these or any of the beaches in Antigua will be a great way to start your honeymoon.

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Aside from the beaches, you’re probably going to want to drive around the island to see the sights. A short road trip can take you to Shirley Heights where you can find hiking trails and amazing views. After that, you can consider a romantic sunset cruise, a snorkeling expedition for two, or experience some of the best restaurants on this island to sample the local cuisine. As this is such a fun and laid-back island, you won’t soon run out of things to do in Antigua for your honeymoon.

Where to stay in Antigua

A honeymoon in Antigua will make it possible to have a sunny and unforgettable experience. In St. John’s, you can find a range of hotels and resorts as well as some of the island’s best attractions and beaches. While honeymooning in St. John’s, you may find that the all-inclusive experience gives you the best value. The convenience of it all definitely helps as well!

For a romantic honeymoon, the couples-centric Sandals Antigua can be perfect. This resort is near Dickenson Bay Beach, a pristine and scenic strand. Spending any amount of time at this resort can be just what the love doctor ordered as it has been named the “World’s Most Romantic Resort” numerous times.

Other than being located near one of the best beaches in Antigua, there is a lot to love about Sandals Antigua. The resort has 11 themed restaurants, 7 bars including swim-up bars, the Sandals signature Red Lane Spa… and that’ll just be the start. Guests can choose from a range of suites including romantic cottages with garden views, beachfront rooms and suites, Rondoval suites with private plunge pools, and more.


6. Maui, Hawaii

If you don’t want to venture too far from the U.S. for your honeymoon, Maui, Hawaii is a great choice. Maui is an iconic part of Hawaii and it is known and loved for its natural beauty and romantic appeal. Honeymooners will love that even though Maui is popular and the second largest island of Hawaii, it tends to be less crowded than the larger island of Oahu.

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A honeymoon in Hawaii is a great way to skip out on all the formalities of international travel including passports, customs, and more if you’re traveling from the USA. The best time to go to Maui for a honeymoon is either in the spring or fall. Around this time, the weather is still appealing and the crowds are much smaller as compared to summer and winter.

What to do in Maui

One of the first things you’ll want to do once you arrive in Maui is to throw on a lei. Once you do that, you’ll be able to effortlessly transition into the ease of the island. This is important to set the tone for a honeymoon where you can do it all with the love of your life!

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In terms of things to do in Maui, you can start with the Venus Pool, also known as the Waioka Pond. This is an ocean pool that can be found inside a cove and it is stunning. The water inside the pool is calm and the pool itself is surrounded by rock cliffs and trees. The Pipiwai Trail is also worth exploring. There are lots of national parks in Hawaii as well as white sand beaches and cool options like the Black Sand Beach (part of Waianapanapa State Park). Whale watching from a boat can be a great bonding activity as well. Whale watching is usually done from November to May in the Hawaiian islands.

From Maui, you can easily visit other Hawaiian islands via a plane ride!

Where to stay in Maui

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In Maui, it’s not hard to book a romantic honeymoon resort as there are resorts all over the island. If you want a 5-Star experience, you might want to look in the direction of a Four Seasons Resort. Specialty resorts are available too. Many of these offer unique honeymoon packages and experiences. Go for resorts that include options like candlelight dinners, private cabanas on the beach, and other romantic extras.


7. St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados

If beautiful temperatures and clear blue skies are what you imagine in a dream honeymoon, then you’ll do well looking in the direction of St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados. Romantic and underrated, Barbados is a limestone in the Caribbean. St. Lawrence Gap is one of the most well-known parts of this island. Visitors love this area because there’s so much to do there and plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from.

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Though Barbados is quite small (about 169 sq. miles), this island packs a big punch. Things honeymooners will love most about Barbados include the relaxing ambiance, pretty beaches, luxury all-inclusive resorts, and lively nightlife.

What to do in Barbados

Some of the best excursions in Barbados include river tubing, hiking, and exploring natural caves and parks. If you're into watersports, Barbados with its pristine white sand shores and blue waters won’t disappoint. On this island, be prepared to try anything, from kayaking and snorkeling to riding around in Hobie Cats and hopping on catamaran cruises.

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If you happen to be in Barbados around the time of Crop Over, the Barbados carnival, you can take some bold steps to sign up for the costumed street parade. Watching the spectacle from the sidelines can also be a treat. Crop Over gets underway from late July to early August. Outside of the carnival, there are lots of other entertainment options in St. Lawrence Gap. Also known as ‘The Gap’, you can visit this area to check out the nightclubs and bars.

While honeymooning in Barbados, visiting national treasures like Harrison’s Cave can be exciting. Rum tasting and culinary tours are fun too. If you plan right, your Barbados honeymoon can be both romantic and fun-filled.

Good to know: Barbados is where rum was first invented in the early 1700s.This makes a rum-tasting tour like the Barbados Historical Rum Tour an absolute must! There are dozens of distilleries in Barbados.


Where to stay in Barbados

If you want to stay in the St. Lawrence Gap area while in Barbados, an all-inclusive resort is a good idea. Two options include Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados. These resorts are known for their extensive listing of quality inclusions and luxurious amenities. If you stay at either Sandals Resort in Barbados you'll have access to the amenities at both resorts. This includes 18 restaurants, multiple swimming pools, land sports, water sports, and more. Sandals Resort staff can also help you find the best attractions and tours on the island.



Insider tip: If you’ll be staying at one of the all-inclusive resorts in Barbados for your honeymoon, you can start preparing ahead of time with this honeymoon packing list.


8. Amalfi Coast, Italy

When you arrive at the Amalfi Coast in Italy, you’ll truly feel as though you’ve escaped into the peaceful and romantic honeymoon destination of your dreams. The Amalfi Coast stretches across the Southern Italian coast. Honeymooners love this destination because of its amazing views of the Mediterranean. The local cuisine is also top-notch and the culture will leave a lasting impression.

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The best months to visit the Amalfi Coast are May, June, September, and early October. Crowds tend to be lighter and the temperatures are more moderate during these times. Also, you’ll have more options for things to do as everything will be open. Crowds pick up in August, and then later on, the coast shuts down for the winter — this tends to happen near the end of October and it's something to keep in mind when planning your honeymoon.

What to do on the Amalfi Coast

When on the Amalfi Coast, you’re definitely going to want to spend as much time as possible just taking in the scenery. One of the first things you can do is embark on a boat tour where you can take in the coastal views. A boat ride along Amalfi Coast can be very romantic and will set the tone for a delightful honeymoon.

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After your romantic boating afternoon, you can visit one of the local cafés where you can taste some authentic Italian cuisine. Options range from fresh pasta and seafood to delicate desserts. While honeymooning on Amalfi Coast, other interesting things to do include admiring local art and learning about the destination’s history in museums like the Museo della Carta and the Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno.

Where to stay on the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is literally a 30-mile stretch of coastline, so you’ll have lots of options for places to stay there. Consider areas like Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello as these are among the largest towns along the coast and they're all beautiful. From any of these towns, you'll easily be able to visit some of the best attractions around the Amalfi Coast.

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Some of the popular hotels and resorts in this area include Hotel Margherita, Hotel Pellegrino, and Albergo L’Antico Convitto. Other than these options, there are quite a few hotels and other stays along the coast. Prices vary but one thing is certain, no matter your budget, you're likely to find accommodations to suit you on the Amalfi Coast.


9. Napa Valley, California

For a honeymoon closer to home, Napa Valley, California is one of the best choices a couple can make. This destination is ideal for couples whose idea of a romantic vacation includes visiting wineries and exploring national parks. Cooking classes, bike rides, and mud baths are popular vacation activities in Napa Valley.

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While Napa Valley doesn’t have any beaches, you will have the opportunity to go on road trips to nearby destinations like San Francisco, Sacramento, and the desert of Nevada. The best time to visit Napa Valley is from August to October and March to May. For an exciting Napa Valley honeymoon, many couples plan to be there for harvest season in the late summer/early fall. Expect bigger crowds at this time of year. For a quieter experience, anytime between March to May is a good time to visit.

What to do in Napa Valley

A visit to Napa Valley might seem incomplete without making some time to visit its wineries and vineyards. Napa Valley is famous for these and most couples include at least a couple of wine tastings on their honeymoon agenda. Aside from touring wineries and vineyards, it can be exciting to hike local trails in Napa Valley and explore some of the state and national parks.

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While in Napa Valley, you may also want to visit the Napa Valley Gondolas. This experience involves stepping into a Venice-style gondola and sightseeing in the region’s waterways. Gondolas can seat a single couple or groups of up to 6. When heading for a gondola experience, you’ll have the option of packing your own lunch or signing up for one of the packages that include food and beverages.

Where to stay in Napa Valley

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As the main attractions in Napa Valley include the wineries and fine dining restaurants, you may want to stay somewhere that’s close enough to these attractions. Some of the best areas to stay in Napa Valley include Napa City, St. Helena, Calistoga, and Yountville. A variety of accommodation options are available from bed and breakfast locations to 5-star hotels like the Four Seasons. The Napa Valley region is pretty easy to navigate which means it won’t be hard to get around by car no matter where you choose to stay.


10. Bora Bora

Bora Bora is a volcanic island and is one of the islands of French Polynesia. These islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean. Truly exotic, Bora Bora is one of those destinations you go to when you want a vacation or honeymoon that’s tropical and totally unforgettable.

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Though Bora Bora is small, this island has a lot to offer. It is known as a destination for love and romance. In Bora Bora, the turquoise waters will draw you in and the palm trees almost everywhere you look will implore you to relax and enjoy the experience with the one you love most. The best time to visit Bora Bora is between May and October. This is the peak season of the island when the weather tends to be best. For fewer crowds, a visit from December to March is the better alternative.

What to do in Bora Bora

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While enjoying post-wedding bliss in Bora Bora, some of the activities you’ll want to get into include swimming with sea turtles, climbing volcanoes, and even exploring the island via helicopter. It's definitely also a good idea to spend some time on the white sandy beaches of this beautiful island. To maximize your time by the ocean or pool, select a resort that offers easy access to these. Also, a spa date at a Bora Bora resort can be a great opportunity to refresh your senses.

Where to stay in Bora Bora

Bora Bora is probably most famous for its overwater resorts. Some of these resorts offer overwater bungalows that allow couples to spend their honeymoon literally on the water. There’s a sense of privacy and intimacy that comes with staying in an overwater bungalow and if you've never tried it, this is definitely one of those islands where this can be a possibility.

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There are other options for accommodation in Bora Bora as well, including small local stays and hotels that offer honeymoon packages. Some of the popular resorts on this island include St. Regis Bora Bora Resort and Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts. As Bora Bora is relatively small, your decision on where to stay won't really affect how much you get to see.


11. Santorini, Greece

Santorini is located off the coast of Greece in the Aegean Sea. This is a charming crescent-shaped island with a rich culture, great scenery, and tasty cuisine. Santorini is probably most famous for its striking white architecture and blue dome roofs. Honeymooners and regular visitors who can afford to vacation on this island frequently flash photos and videos detailing their experience.

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You can have your own romantic getaway in Santorini and it can be filled with whatever activities you want. In Santorini, you can enjoy one-on-one time with your new spouse taking in captivating seaside views and later enjoy the nightlife. There are some excellent restaurants in Santorini that appeal to vacationers as well. The best time to visit Santorini is between June and September. Winters are mild in Santorini and summers are usually hot and dry.

What to do in Santorini

Honeymooners in Santorini can spend as much time as they want in each other’s arms taking in amazing views ahead of finally, hopefully, deciding to head out to explore. One of the things travelers love most about Santorini is its unique architecture. This is among the first things you’ll want to see up close.

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Settling in for romantic sunsets while in Santorini will also be a must. Some say seeing one sunset here is enough to convince you to stay longer! Even if you don't decide to extend your honeymoon, you can still make every moment count by being fully immersed in every aspect of your honeymoon. While in Santorini, make some time to try the local food and Greek wine at local wineries like Santo’s Winery. Touring vineyards and hiking the Santorini Volcano are additional activities you can consider.

Where to stay in Santorini

A few of the top options for places to stay in Santorini include Imerovigli, Firostefani, and Oia. These destinations are near some of the best attractions. Honeymoons will appreciate that even though there are lots of activities happening in these areas, it is still possible to have a quieter and more peaceful experience.

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Around sunset, Oia tends to get quite busy. This is because the coastal town is most famous for its sunsets. If you’ll be in Santorini for your honeymoon, this is one of the things you won’t want to miss out on. If you’d prefer to stay somewhere that doesn’t get as crowded, Imerovigli can be ideal. For more affordable accommodations, look in the direction of Firostefani which is an extension of Fira, the capital city.


12. Paris, France

What better destination is there for a honeymoon than the City of Love? A Paris honeymoon… It's not that hard to imagine, what with the number of romantic movies set in France’s capital. A Parisian honeymoon is one of those experiences where romance can be the central focus as you and your spouse get settled into your new life together.

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Paris is also known as the City of Lights. This has something to do with the gas street lighting that became popular here in 1829. Since then, the name has stuck and you can head out on the town for a magical evening illuminated by love. The best time to visit Paris if you want to avoid crowds is between October and April. May to September is busier but the weather is often better at that time of year.

Good to know: From Paris, you’ll easily be able to hop on trains to get to nearby destinations like Venice, Italy, Madrid, and Spain.


What to do in Paris

When in Paris there’ll be so many things to see and do that you might not know where to start. A good option is a romantic stroll near the Seine River. This is an iconic experience and it is also possible to book a boat ride down the river. This riverboat tour is a leisurely option that allows you to see the city from a different perspective.

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Visiting national monuments like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe is a must. These stops can be included in your sightseeing tours around the city. At night, visit the Moulin Rouge if you're into cabaret, and definitely make some time for wine tasting and dinner at any one of the gourmet restaurants around town!

Where to stay in Paris

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Paris is considered one of the most romantic places to honeymoon in the world. The accommodations here are quite diverse, from rental apartments to 5-star hotels. Where you should stay in Paris for a honeymoon depends on the kind of experience you’re looking for. While it can be a bit difficult to find packages that are precisely catered to honeymooners at hotels in Paris, there are many luxurious options available. As Paris is quite walkable (about 2 hours from north to south), no matter where you stay in the city you’ll have easy access to some of the best attractions and amenities.


13. Tokyo, Japan

If you really want to get out there and do something different for your honeymoon, Tokyo, Japan can be a good choice. This is a unique honeymoon option that is ideal for honeymooners who want to enjoy city life together in a completely foreign territory where the language might be much different from their own.

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Tokyo, Japan is a mix of hustle and bustle and serenity. This is best evidenced by the active city life that is contrasted with natural spaces with beautiful Japanese gardens. Expect rich culture mixed in with opportunities to spend time at natural hot springs, spas, and even some of the hottest clubs if you're looking for some excitement. The best time to go to Tokyo for a honeymoon is in the Spring. During the months of March and April, you can witness the cherry blossoms at their finest. They’ll be in full bloom, and so will your love. September to November is also quite the scenic time to visit!

What to do in Tokyo

Honeymooners in Tokyo may very likely find themselves drawn to cultural things that they can’t do at home — at least not with the same authentic feel. You might enjoy strolling in one of the charming garden locations in Tokyo hand-in-hand with your spouse, just breathing in the tranquility. Some of the most mesmerizing garden locations in Tokyo include Shinjuku Gyoen, Hamarikyu Gardens, and the Imperial Palace East Gardens.

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Japan is also well known for its luxury spas. You can visit one of these while in Tokyo and take advantage of the couples' treatments that are sure to be on offer. Many of these spas can be found in the most glamorous hotels and services include massages and other spa treatments. After your spa date, you can head out to explore the city. Get dressed up and have a splurge-worthy meal at any one of the city’s 230 Michelin-starred restaurants!

Where to stay in Tokyo

In Tokyo, you can choose between luxury hotels and more moderately priced options. This city offers options for highly-rated Japanese brands, as well as some hotel brands you may have never heard of. Some of the luxury options include Hoshinoya Tokyo, Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa, or the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Hotel. Budget-friendly accommodations include Tokyo Ueno Touganeya, Remm Hibiya, or Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku.

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While there are a lot of options, not all are located in the heart of Tokyo. In fact, many of the choices that might appeal to the budget conscious are located outside of central Tokyo. If location is important to you, make sure to check that out before booking a hotel. Staying in central Tokyo can make it much easier to see some of the best attractions of the city. Wherever you decide to stay, you can get from place to place easily using the public transportation system.


14. Fiji

Fiji is one of those destinations you should visit at least once. This is an archipelago off the coast of Australia and north of New Zealand. Fiji consists of about 300 islands and 540 islets. With thriving marine life, crystal-clear waters, and lots of exciting adventures, honeymooners can enjoy a getaway in Fiji that'll be truly memorable.

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Couples who want to dive as part of their honeymoon will absolutely love Fiji. This destination is most famous for the Great Astrolabe Reef which measures around 60 miles. Divers of all skill levels can find a part of this reef to explore which is great news for honeymooners. Aside from diving, Fiji will reel you in with its beautiful mountainside views and abundant culture.

If you're planning a honeymoon in Fiji, keep in mind that the best time to visit is from May to September. This time of year is considered the dry season, so there's less of a chance of rain spoiling your vacation.

What to do in Fiji

During your Fiji honeymoon, some popular things to do include visiting beaches or waterfalls, snorkeling, and scuba diving. If you’re interested in diving, you can start with basic snorkeling or scuba sessions and work your way to more thrilling encounters that involve swimming with sharks. The latter will appeal most to couples who really want to push the limits.

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While in Fiji, Biausevu Waterfall is a beautiful place to visit. The trail to this waterfall is well-maintained and cliff-jumping opportunities are available. If you don’t mind traveling for about an hour and a half more, you can spend some time at Natadola Beach on the same day. Later, take a romantic drive along King’s Road to see some amazing scenery. A trip to Bouma National Heritage Park can also be inspiring.

Where to stay in Fiji

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As Fiji is popular with honeymooners, many of the hotels and resorts on this island cater to that crowd. Available accommodation options include all-inclusive resorts, some of which offer customizable honeymoon packages. Hotels in Fiji can cost anywhere from $150-$300 USD per night or more. The top choices of islands to stay on for your Fiji honeymoon are the Lomaiviti Islands and Taveuni Island.


15. Maldives

There are so many reasons to honeymoon in the Maldives and that list begins with just how beautiful and pristine this destination in the middle of the Indian Ocean is. There are about 1,200 coral islands and sand banks in the Maldives. Just about 200 of those islands are inhabited. A honeymoon here means you can enjoy a private and intimate experience with all the conveniences you require.

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Honeymoons and vacations in the Maldives tend to be a bit pricey. You can expect to pay between $15,000 - $25,000 USD for your trip to this destination. The best time to visit the Maldives is between December and April. Crowds can be less around this time but the temperature is still likely to be warm.

What to do in the Maldives

If you’re considering honeymooning in the Maldives, you’ll definitely want to spend some time on the beach. If diving is your thing, you can have a wondrous experience at Banana Reef. This dive site is great for both snorkeling and scuba diving. Travelers who dive here are usually left raving about how this reef is actually shaped like a banana and about the captivating views of the coral and marine life. Both beginners and more experienced divers can get something out of a Banana Reef excursion.

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As the Maldives is an island destination, you can expect lots of seafood on the menus of some of the best restaurants. Visit the Malé Fish Market for fresh catches. For the best experience, go to the market in the early afternoon when the fishermen return with their catches. When you’ve had your fill of beaches and seafood, visit the National Museum of the Maldives to learn about the history and culture of this destination.

Where to stay in the Maldives

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There are over 130 hotels and resorts in the Maldives. If you want to be close to some of the best attractions, then you’ll probably want to stay in the cities of Malé or Maafannu. You can choose between family resorts and adults-only resorts which means you can decide whether or not to turn your honeymoon into a familymoon. Either way, a vacation in the Maldives is likely to be enjoyable.


Unforgettable honeymoon destinations for a perfect start to your marriage

That’s it for our top choices of the best honeymoon destinations. Newlyweds can really make the most of their honeymoon at any one of these amazing options. Though we understand that selecting the perfect honeymoon can be one of the toughest decisions for just-hitched couples, the good news is that there are tons of appealing options around the world from Europe to the Caribbean.

Looking for a bucket list honeymoon destination with sunny weather almost all year round? The Caribbean is one of the best options for this and there are lots of world-class Caribbean all-inclusive resorts to choose from. All-inclusive resorts like Sandals Resorts offer a range of quality inclusions such as gourmet restaurants, bars and swim-up bars with premium liquor, land sports, water sports, and day and night entertainment. For an exceptional honeymoon, all-inclusive resorts that cater just to couples are one of the top reasons to honeymoon in the Caribbean.

Expert tip: Already decided on an island honeymoon? Here are some of the most romantic honeymoon suites in the Caribbean. If you’re still on the way to tying the knot, you might want to check out these romantic destination wedding venues.


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Kylie Morrow

About Kylie Morrow

Born on the tropical island that is Saint Lucia affords a never-ending source of inspiration. In the past 13 years, Kylie loved to work with various newspapers, magazines and blogs in the Caribbean.