Did you recently just get engaged and have no idea where to start with planning your honeymoon?
We would love to help by sharing our 30 best honeymoon destinations in the world.
Yes, I know…
30 might sound like too many options for someone stressing about wedding planning…
Especially when you want to make sure that special day is perfect.
You probably don’t have much time to think about what’s going to happen after the wedding.
But trust me, you’re wedding day will be over in a blink of an eye!
It’s time to think about where you’re going for your honeymoon…
And where you’re going to start this new chapter as a married couple.
And if you’re not getting married…
Don’t worry. These are amazing places for anyone to visit.
You can enjoy these destinations with your BFF as well.
But to a future bride and groom that are stressing about everything else that comes with planning a wedding…
We hope we can help ease your nerves with some of the most gorgeous destinations below!
30) St. Lucia
St. Lucia is a an island in the Carribean that is full of romance and adventure for newlywed couples.
Some of island’s features include:
- Lush, green mountains
- White sand beaches
- Reef diving sites
- Volcanic beaches
Take a tour of the two dormant volcanoes known as the Pitons…
Relax in the Sulfur Springs hot springs…
Or visit the super romantic Diamond Falls and take a mineral bath with your love.
There’s an endless amount of sights and activities waiting for you in St. Lucia.
Fiji is your typical tropical oasis.
Total peace and seclusions from the outside world.
Crystal clear water. White sand beaches. Coral reefs.
Have we convinced you yet?
You can’t go wrong with this island. It gives off nothing but good vibes. Expert life coach Tony Robbins loves Fiji so much that he currently lives there.
The Maldives are another classic example of a great honeymoon destination.
Located to the southwest of Sri Lanka, the Maldives comprise of 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean.
Each one as stunning as the next.
You’ll find your typical secluded white sand beaches and crystal clear water.
Private bungalows on the water for you and your soul mate.
27) Paris, France
I know it’s not a surprise to anyone that Paris made this list. Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world.
You’ll have tons of restaurant options to try out the city’s world famous cuisines.
You’ll have more than enough romantic sights to see with your significant other. Plan on stopping at the Eifel Tower, The Louvre, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.
26) Florence, Italy
Starting a newlywed life with a honeymoon in Florence is a great way to kick off your marriage. You’ll find an endless amount of timeless beauty in the city that started the Renaissance.
Visit the Duomo and take the staircase to the top to see a stunning panoramic view of the city.
Florence also has great options for shopping…
So make sure your partner knows ahead of time that you’ll want to look around ;).
25) Amalfi Coast, Italy
With major cities like Rome and Venice…
The Amalfi Coast is almost an underdog for a tourist destination in Italy.
But those that have seen this stunning coast know how magical it is.
You’ll find the cities nestled in towering, green mountains along the coastline. The buildings are vibrant and full of different colors. They almost shine in the reflection of the sea below.
You’ll find beaches at the bottom of the town for a spectacular view of the scenery.
24) Bali, Indonesia
In some ways, Bali is similar to the other tropical oasis’s listed in this honeymoon destination list…
But there are a few extra features that make this location extraordinary.
You and your spouse will be surrounded by some of the best beaches in the world ( perhaps in your own beachfront bungalow )…
But the features that make Bali unique are the towering volcanoes and the ancient stone temples!
23) Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai is the perfect destination for honeymoon couples looking for the entire package. That package includes: beautiful beaches, breathtaking hiking trails, and surrounded by turquoise waters.
If you want the perfect combination of relaxing and adventurous…
Then Kauai is a fantastic option for you!
Take a boat tour to get a close-up view of the spectacular Na Pali Coast ( pictured above )…
Or hike up Waimea Canyon for some of the best views you’ve ever seen!
We recommend you do both!
22) Rome, Italy
Why not have a picture in front of the Trevi Fountain as a honeymoon souvenir?
Or in the Vatican City?
Or in the famous Colosseum?
See where we’re going with this?
There is no shortage of historic sights and photos ops that come with a honeymoon spent in Rome.
Not too mention some delicious Italian food as well!
21) Maui, Hawaii
Just like Kauai, Maui is a great honeymoon destination for adventurous couples as well!
Some of the islands features include:
- Active volcanoes
- Hiking trails
- And its famous black sand beaches
Doesn’t that sound like something right out of a movie?
Well, that’s because there have been dozens of famous movies shot in Maui!
Some of the movies include:
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- 50 First Dates
- Tropic Thunder
Just to name a few!
We recommend checking out Waianapanapa State Park and Maui’s famous black sand beach. You should also take a trip through the Road to Hana.
20) Cinque Terre, Italy
Similar to the Amalfi Coast…
The Cinque Terre doesn’t get the respect it deserves as a top honeymoon destination.
The Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and national park. The area consists of five picture perfect towns that lie on the cliffs by the Ligerian Sea.
These are the five towns in the Cinque Terre you’ll want to visit:
Our personal favorite is Manarola ( pictured above ). But you can hike to see the rest of the towns no matter which town you choose.
There is a trail with gorgeous views that connects all five towns together. And if you’re not up for hiking, there is a train that can take you to all five towns as well!
19) Corfu, Greece
Corfu is an island located off the northwest coast of Greece. And it’s magical place to go during your honeymoon…
Or at any point during your life!
You’ve got crystal clear water everywhere…
White sand beaches…
Even pink sand beaches!
It might not feel as secluded as other places on this list…
But it does give you a feeling that you’re in your own special world and disconnected from everything.
18) US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands are a great honeymoon option if you don’t feel like traveling across the world.
The islands’ location in the Caribbean make them accessible to most people in the United States. You can even look into taking a cruise and seeing more than one island.
The three islands are:
They’re all the definition of tropical paradise. Warm weather, nice beaches, beautiful water, and a disconnection from reality!
17) Nice, France
Nice is a popular beach city and the undeclared capital of the French Riveria.
You can hang out and relax with your significant other right next to the Mediterranean Sea!
Besides the stunning views right next to the sea…
And the foot of the Alps in the backdrop…
Nice is full of amazing architecture and restaurants.
So soak up the sun and fun here during your honeymoon!
8 miles away is the world famous micro country of Monaco. Great for a day trip!
16) Sonoma County, California
Sonoma lies right at the center of California’s wine industry. The rocky beaches and the rugged coastline is a perfect compliment to pair with your wine!
But that’s not all!
How about the redwood forests and over 50 state and regional parks?
Or a smorgasbord of resorts and spas to choose from?
And a short car ride away from San Francisco?
If you want to really pamper yourself on your honeymoon…
Then we recommend heading over to Sonoma County.
This part of California is incredible!
15) Orkney, Scotland
Right off the northeastern coast of Scotland…
You’ll find a beautiful spot for your honeymoon. Orkney is an archipelago consisting of about 70 islands.
The islands have hilly green landscapes…
Beautiful sandstone cliffs…
And great beaches for the two of you to relax at.
Anyone love learning about history?
The island of Rousay has over 150 archaeological sites to visit!
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site to learn about Skara Brae and the rest of Neolithic Orkney.
14) Venice, Italy
I’m sure you have dreamt about taking a gondola ride with the love of your life.
Why not do it during your honeymoon?
Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world. You can relax at St. Mark’s Square by the water and people watch with your favorite person.
And you can drink all the wine and eat great Italian food as much as you want!
13) Harbour Island, Bahamas
Say your wedding vows and head on over to the pink sand beaches of Harbour Island.
The island is only three miles and half a mile wide…
But it is the most stunning and the most secluded island in the Bahamas!
You’ll fall in love with the chic look of all the buildings and boutique hotels.
The island’s celebrity visitors love to unwind and disconnect from the world there.
So splash around in the turquoise waters…
Or explore the coral reefs like the Devil’s Backbone…
There’s plenty to see and do in Harbour Island!
12) Koh Toa, Thailand
Koh Toa is an island located in the western part of the Gulf of Thailand
Koh Toa is a heaven-like place for those that love hiking and being in the outdoors. It’s also a fantastic place to visit some of the best beaches in the world.
This destination has everything you need for your honeymoon…
Beautiful bays, beaches, marine life, and coral reefs…
It makes for a great destination for a couple to relax and play in the water.
Aruba is a small, Dutch island located off of the coast of Venezuela.
Along with it’s bright, white sand beaches and turquoise waters…
You also get one of the happiest islands in the world!
The actual slogan for Aruba is “One Happy Island”.
And who wouldn’t be happy there?
It’s nearly impossible to not have a good time here.
Year round warm weather.. beautiful beaches.. great food.. picture perfect sunsets.. friendly locals..
And did we mention that gambling is legal here?
That’s right. Test your luck out in the casinos!
10) Florida Keys
The Florida Keys are a small chain of islands located right off the southern tip of Florida. It’s one of the most popular destinations for Floridians…
And a great place to relax in a tropical environment without leaving the country!
The Florida Keys are probably the best spot in the United States for the following activities:
- Sport fishing
If you have an extra day or two to spare…
You can always fly in to the Orlando Airport ( it’s about a four and a half hour drive from Orlando to the start of the Keys )…
And stay near Disney World for the night.
Now that’s a magical way to start a honeymoon!
9) Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
As its name suggests, Little Cayman is the smallest of the Cayman Islands. But the size doesn’t determine quality!
As one of the best honeymoon destinations…
Little Cayman offers complete seclusion and peacefulness.
Most of the island remains uninhabited and still holds on to all of its natural beauty.
So you and your significant other will feel like you have all of the gorgeous beaches and scenery to yourself!
8) Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is an island located off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. Depending on what you’re looking for, Ibiza has everything you need.
If you’re a couple that wants to relax and disconnect from reality…
You’ll find quiet beaches and villages to unwind at.
And if you want to party like you’re still in college…
Ibiza has one of the best nightlife scenes in Europe. If not the best.
Seriously, the bars and clubs in Ibiza are legendary!
So come here to party it up as a newlywed couple if you’re game
7) St. Barts
St. Barts is a tiny Caribbean Island located near Anguilla. It’s a gorgeous piece of land with picture perfect beaches.
The island receives many celebrity visitors each year. They come to visit all the designer shops, high end restaurants, and yacht-filled harbor.
You might even recognize the island from a few popular movies:
- Pirates of the Carribean
- Along Came Polly
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
So are you for scuba? Snorkeling? White sand beaches?
St. Barts might be the perfect place for your honeymoon.
6) Udaipur, India
This location might seem like a curveball but we swear…
Udaipur is worth looking into and visiting!
Located in the Indian state of Rajasthan, many people call Udaipur the “Venice of the East”.
The artificial lakes and palaces found in Udaipur make this location a very romanic destination for newlyweds.
In fact, some of the old palaces now operate as hotels to help the growth of tourism in the city.
Who wouldn’t want to stay in a palace during their honeymoon?
5) Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica
The Papagayo Peninsula lies on the north Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It’s one of the coolest locations on our list of best honeymoon destinations.
The reason we think it’s so cool is because the peninsula formed from years of volcanic activity and weather.
I know, it sounds nerdy…
But I love it!
The peninsula has glam honeymoon written all over it.
Here you’ll find:
- fancy resorts
- a beach club,
- big mansions
- a golf course
- and the only luxurious marina in Costa Rica
Here’s the most important part…
This area has a gate to separate itself from the rest of the island.
And that means secluded beaches!
4) Palawan, Phillipines
Palawan is another island that makes the list for most beautiful islands in the world. The island is full of white sand beaches and secluded coves. Here you’ll find the world’s longest underground river.
You’ll be able to spot shipwrecks and coral reefs in the crystal clear water.
Take hikes up the lush, green mountains to take in the amazing views of Palawan.
Or just relax and get some sun in one of the prettiest places in the world.
3) Vieques, Puerto Rico
Vieques is a small island located to the right of Puerto Rico.
Although it might be small…
The island is full of beautiful beaches and surrounded by some of the clearest water in the world.
You should stop by the Bioluminescent Bay. It’s National Natural Landmark and ranked as Guinness as the brightest in the world.
You’ll also find excellent snorkeling spots in Vieques.
2) Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is a small island in the South Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia.
If you have the chance to visit Bora Bora during your honeymoon…
Take that chance!
Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It’s often ranked as one of the best beaches in the world.
The island has some of the clearest water and brightest sand.
And it also offers total peace and seclusion.
If you’re not familiar with Bora Bora, you might notice you’ve seen the island in the film Couples Retreat. The resort the main characters stay at is the Four Seasons.
It will be one of the best experiences in your life!
1) Santorini, Greece
Santorini is our number one destination for honeymoons.
It’s one of the most stunning islands in the world to visit!
Once you hike up to the top you’ll find nothing but million-dollar views.
Santorini is probably the best place in the world to view sunsets!
So why not take in the sights during your honeymoon?
We ask you not to get caught up on the rankings of each destination.
Each location from #30 to #1 is amazing in its own way.
These are all bucket-list destinations. So don’t stop traveling after your honeymoon!
Have you been to any of these places?
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