The Best Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Written By: The Planet D

While searching through photos, we noticed that we’ve been to a lot of the best honeymoon destinations around the world and thought we’d up the romance factor to 11 and share our most romantic escapes.

Best Honeymoon Destinations That We’ve Been to

Dave and I treat our travels like a honeymoon. We’re married, so why can’t every trip be like going on a honeymoon? Even on our greatest adventures, we look for romance, and these are the best Honeymoon Destinations that we’ve been to.

1. Santorini

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Santorini is a picture-perfect honeymoon destination located in the Greek Isles. Cave hotels line the caldera creating the most beautiful scene on earth. Spend your days relaxing in luxury. Start off with breakfasts served in your room overlooking the caldera complete with fresh Greek yogurt and Santorini honey.

With your own plunge pools, beautiful infinity pool falling into the caldera, and rich Cocomat beds, we never wanted to leave. Romance activities include a sunset cruise, couples spa, infinity pools, and romantic Greek food. Santorini is definitely our favourite place to visit in Greece.

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2. St. Lucia

Sunset in St. Lucia on Honeymoon

St. Lucia has often been voted the number one honeymoon destination in the Caribbean and after visiting, we understood why. With jaw-dropping views of the Grand Piton and resorts catering to couples only, we had the best private swimming we’ve ever seen with a billion-dollar view. Or stay on the north end of the island to enjoy the silky white sand beaches and luxury watersports.


best honeymoon destination in the world maldives

Visiting the Maldives is like a dream. A honeymoon getaway to a private island in the Maldives is so extravagant you’ll never want to leave. Secluded over the water bungalows were made for romance making Maldives one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. Order room service and sip champagne on your balcony floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean or stroll hand in hand along the white sand beaches that go on for miles. Romance activities include dinner on the beach, couples massage, world-class scuba diving, and scenic flights.

Mayan Riviera

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We had always wanted to visit a luxurious couples-only resort, and the Mayan Riviera is perfect for it. Mexico is regularly at the top of honeymoon destinations wish lists and the Mayan Riviera is certainly worth the hype suiting every type of couple. With our own rooftop plunge pool in our luxury resort, we barely left our rooms. But for an adventurous honeymoon, the Mayan Riviera has it all. Spend your days on countless excursions and then go back to the resort to relaxing in pure luxury.


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The beautiful Tarangire National Park

Nothing is more thrilling and spotting the big 5 African wildlife. Book a luxury safari to Tanzania for pure adventure and one fo the best honeymoon destinations for adventure. You and your new spouse will create stories to last a lifetime. Follow lions stalking their prey, see the magical beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater, and watch the sunset over the Rift Valley. Romantic tented camps with outdoor showers, hot baths, and wildlife roaming through the trails. read more


fiji honeymoon destinations

Fiji has 333 islands just waiting for couples to book a luxury honeymoon. With white sand beaches, lush jungles, and crystal clear waters, Fiji is an island paradise. If you are looking for one of the best honeymoon destinations for beach lovers with a mix of adventure, Fiji is your best bet! There are five star resorts located on your own private island, with over the water bungalows. But there are also adrenaline adventures on the main island of Viti Levu and endless romantic activities.

Amalfi Coast

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It is the playground to the stars with dramatic sea cliffs lining turquoise waters. Positano is the most picturesque town of the 13 historic towns situated along the coast. Like Cinque Terre in Northern Italy, Amalfi ha a long footpath that you can walk from village to village. Hire a private yacht to take you to the Grotta dello Smeraldo Cave or go to Capri for a night. Be sure to get a balcony room overlooking the Gulf of Salerno.


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Bermuda is just a short three-hour flight from New York but it is a world away. To me, it is one of those underrated honeymoon destinations. With pink sand beaches, colorful colonial architecture and world-class dining, Bermuda is a honeymoon to remember.

Stay at the Fairmont for five star luxury and rent a scooter to have the freedom to boot around the island with the one you love. If you are the type of couple that likes to golf together, there’s world class golf course and plenty of watersports. For a romantic evenings dine at the lighthouse for the best sun sets.


honeymoon in romantic bali temples at sunset

The spiritual volcanic island of Bali, Indonesia is one of a kind honeymoon destination. Its endless beaches draw sun seekers to the island but its diverse landscape offers honeymoon ideas in idyllic settings among picturesque rice terraces, jungle escapes and cliff top resorts. Bali has countless honeymoon options at a luxury boutique hotel or five star resorts complete with the famous Bali infinity pool. Romantic excursions include floral baths and couples massage, scuba diving with manta rays, and swimming in waterfalls.


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Every Hawaiian Island could make for the perfect honeymoon destination. But we’re going to take you off the beaten path to the island of Lanai. This small Hawaiian Island is just a short ferry ride from Maui but it is world’s away. With only three resorts on the island, you will have complete seclusion and luxury at the Four Seasons Koele Lodge in a ranch setting or the Manele Bay Four Seasons on the Beach. Luxury romantic moments include a beach bungalow massage, horseback riding, or bask on 18 miles of secluded beaches.

Exuma Cays

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With 365 islands, one for every day of the year, there are many places you can find a private retreat for a honeymoon in the Exumas. These islands in the Bahamas were made for romance making it one of the best honeymoon destinations for your bucket list of choices. It’s lifestyles of the rich and famous as mega yachts anchor offshore in the gin blue waters. Take a sailing trip to see the nurse sharks of Compass Cay, swim in the famous Thunderball Grotto or go scuba diving in its clear waters. With Five star resorts and or private boutique hotels, the Exumas has it all.


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There is a reason every romantic loves the novel and movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Staying at a Tuscan Villa in the Tuscany region of Itlay will create lifelong memories for newlyweds. Sip Chianti Classico as you learn to make homemade pasta. Tour romantic castles, take walks through vineyards and stroll hand in hand through medieval villages.


honeymoon in paris

Paris steals your heart and calls you back again and again. It is always listed as one of the best honeymoon destinations around the world and with good reason. Couples will spend their honeymoon walking hand in hand through the city of light. Sip champagne on the Eiffel Tower, have a picnic in the Luxembourg Gardens and take a riverboat along the Seine. Paris is the city of love and honeymooners will find the romance intoxicating.


best honeymoon places morocco

If you are the type of couple that is looking for something different, Morocco is a hot spot for exotic honeymoons. The Moroccan Dessert oozes sex appeal with camel caravans and Bedouin camps. Spend your honeymoon in a luxury Riyad in Marrakech dining on nuts and olives. Or fly into Casablanca and relive the love story of Ingrid Bergman and Humphry Bogart. Here’s looking at you kid.

Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is one of our all-time favorite travel destinations and it’s another unforgettable honeymoon destination. Stay in a luxury lodge in the middle of a national park with elephants walking through the grounds or book an exclusive suite on the beach. Sri Lanka has everything a honeymooner could ask for with the perfect blend of affordable luxury and adventure.


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With couples resorts on every coast, Jamaica is so much so a honeymoon destination, we wrote an entire article about a Honeymoon in Jamaica. Jamaica has many all-inclusive five star resorts that offer pure luxury and cater to couples. It has perfected the honeymoon experience making it one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean. Romantic honeymoon excursions include dining on a private beach, jerk cooking classes, couples massage and bamboo rafting the Martha Brae River.


Sydney Opera House in Australia

Australia deserves to be an entire destination for a honeymoon, We would rank Queensland as one of the best honeymoon destinations in Australia. This is high on our list because of the Daintree Rainforest. Book a retreat at the Silky Oaks Lodge in your own private treehouse as the sounds of the rainforest echo around you. Have a couples massage under swaying palm trees and go on a walkabout with an Aboriginal Guide. After you’ve basked in luxury, head to the Gold Coast for an endless beach or take a hot air balloon flight at sunrise. The romance options are endless.

Sunshine Coast British Columbia

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Just before the pandemic hit, we took a road trip along the Sunshine Coast on the West Coast of British Columbia and fell in love. We have done a lot of glamping in our lives, but the Rockwater Resort was a step above any other tent. Overlooking the Georgia Strait. It is a year-round destination attracting couples to even cozy up in the winter to watch the raging waters.

With farm-to-table meals served in the fine dining room and fireplaces and hot tubs in your tents, you’ll never want to leave. The Sunshine Coast is filled with walking trails, fine dining and amazing wildlife encounters.

Nikko Japan

Shinkyo Bridge in Nikko Japan

Japan is such a sensitive and spiritual destination and staying at a Ryokan in Japan is one of the most unique honeymoon destinations that you’ll ever experience. The rituals that take place in a Ryokan make you feel like ancient Japanese royalty. Dress for dinner in your Yukata where you’ll be served 16-course meals and enjoy the Japanese baths and bamboo fountains sing in the distance. Go to Nikko for fall colors and take in its natural beauty. Stroll hand in hand through pathways along endless gorges and take in the beautiful waterfalls.

Niagara Falls

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It was once called the Honeymoon Capital of the world and Niagara Falls is still one of the best honeymoon destinations in Canada. If you have never seen Niagara Falls, you will be in awe of its size. It may be surrounded by a city, but the falls are wild and untamed. Get a jacuzzi suite overlooking the falls and enjoy champagne and strawberries by the fireplace. There are as many adventures as there are romantic excursions in Niagara Falls.

Big Sur

Access to the Amenities at Ventana while Glamping in Big Sur
Access to the Amenities at Ventana while Glamping in Big Sur

California has had a rough time with fires and erosion, but it is still a beautiful stretch of highway along the Pacific Ocean with gorgeous scenery, secluded beaches and rocky sea cliffs. The Ventana Big Sur makes for the perfect base to bask in luxury with your new spouse on your honeymoon. If it is good enough for Taylor Swift and Mark Zuckerberg, it is good enough for honeymooners seeking five-star luxury.

Costa Rica

Toucans in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a honeymoon getaway for the adventure lover. With volcanoes and jungle, wildlife, and endless beaches, it is one of the best honeymoon destinations for adventure lovers. We were actually on a cruise with people celebrating their honeymoon in Costa Rica. Read more at Things do to in San Jose, Costa Rica


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Cape Town, South Africa

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Bali, Indonesia

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French, Polynesia

tahiti tropical islands | outrigger boat

Bora Bora, Tahiti

And these are our choices for the best honeymoon destinations on earth. Where did you go for your honeymoon? Or, where are you planning to go when you get married? Let us know in the comments below, we’re always looking for romance.

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23 thoughts on “The Best Honeymoon Destinations in the World”

  1. thank you so much for sharing this. me and my husband were so confused regarding where to go, i told him about adding an adventurous spin to our honeymoon and he loved it. thanks a lot!

  2. You have share the great ideas as everyone wants their honeymoon should be special not the bored one…….Thanks for sharing

  3. You have got share the nice concepts as everybody desires their honeymoon ought to be special not the bored one……Thanks for sharing..

  4. Thank Your, This is Really very interesting and collection of adventures honeymoon trip. I always like adventures trip for any way.

  5. For combination adventure and relaxation you can’t do better than south east Asia. There’s great hiking in northern Thailand around Chang Mai, or also in the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. And both countries also have some beautiful hotels where you could relax for a couple of days to spoil yourself.

  6. Having adventure honeymoon is great ! Accomplishing something together is something rejoicing always 🙂 But you will need to plan, my first adventure travel with wife was bit problematic 😀 she got fainted while walking towards waterfall through forest and I carried her on my shoulder, 2 km to where we started.

    • Wow! Glad to hear that you made it out safe and sound. That adventure will definitely make for an interesting story around the holiday dinner table though! 😉

  7. Adventurous Honeymoon, This word is sound amazing and lil adventurous. You have share the great ideas as everyone wants their honeymoon should be special not the bored one.

  8. My friend who is going to get married soon. This kind of honeymoon shall be great… I will suggest her and share this blog.

    • Awesome. Congratulations to your friend and I hope they have a great honeymoon. You’ll have to let us know where they end up!

  9. These are wonderful ideas for a honeymoon. My wife and I treated our trip to Penang like a honeymoon but these sound just as awesome, if not more. Thanks for sharing this.

    • I love Penang. Dave and I often do that. We figure, we should never have just one honeymoon. We should have many again and again.

  10. You sould consider Puerto Vallarta or Cancun in Mexico for a honeymoon as well. Plenty of great activities for couples. Have you guys visited Mexico yet?

    • We’ve been to Mexico a few times and spent a bit of time in both Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. There are great adventures around both destinations, i agree! It’s one of our favourite destinations.

    • I agree. Dave and I find that adventure brings us closer together. An adventure by day and romance at night. It always makes life more exciting!

  11. Nice blog and great idea, an adventurous honeymoon will let you to face fear and excitement together and will create a strong bond to work in team. Great blog with awesome pics.

    • We agree. Nothing brings Dave and I together more than a great adventure. We find that it helps in the romance department too!