The 25 Best Honeymoon Destinations In The World 2023
Looking for the best honeymoon destinations in the world? No matter your taste, this guide covers the most romantic spots in the world!
The perfect honeymoon is different for everyone — from peaceful winter wonderland getaways and beautiful beach vacations to budget destinations that won’t break the bank and all-inclusive adults-only luxury resorts — this list literally has something for everyone!
25 Best Honeymoon Destinations In The World (And Where To Stay)
Best All-inclusive Honeymoon Destinations
Whether you’re headed to Jamaica to experience the groovy beat of Reggae, hit up some of the world’s best beaches, adventure into the jungle, or taste the local cuisine, this Caribbean country is perfect for a couples getaway. In Jamaica, check out the many waterfalls, go bobsledding in Ocho Rios, relax on Seven Mile Beach, hike the Blue Mountains, and eat all the jerk chicken.
Where to Stay in Jamaica
The Caves Hotel All Inclusive is a luxury couples-only spot on the west side of the island.
The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an adults-only spot near Montego Bay.
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Riviera Maya, Mexico
With its incredible scenery, delicious food, rich culture, and an array of activities, the Riviera Maya is the ultimate all-inclusive honeymoon paradise. Located on the Northeast side of the Yucatan Peninsula, this is one of Mexico’s most popular vacation spots and, while there, be sure to snorkel or scuba dive in Cozumel, visit the Mayan Ruins, swim in a cenote, and relax on the beach.
Where to Stay in Riviera Maya
The highly-rated UNICO 20˚87˚is an adults-only resort in Akumal with stunning facilities.
Located in Playa Del Carmen, The Royal Hideaway Playacar is another adults-only spot with full spa treatments available.
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A bucket-list country for many, Fiji is located in the South Pacific and is home to more than 300 picture-perfect islands. Scattered with plenty of beautiful resorts (some that cover full islands), Fiji is famed for its beaches, excellent diving opportunities, and unique culture.
While here, hike the stunning Taveuni Falls, learn how pearls are harvested, participate in a local Kava ceremony, surf, and relax on the beach.
Where to Stay in Fiji
Located on Beqa Island, Royal Davui Island Resort is set on ten acres of beautiful landscape and is a great luxury property.
Tokoriki Island Resort sits on the island of Tokoriki and overlooks its own private beach.
Lomani Island Resort comes with a 7-kilometer private beach and great views.
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Located on the eastern edge of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is home to over 500,000 hotel rooms and is world-renowned for its great all-inclusive resorts. What’s more is that most of the all-inclusive resorts offer awesome adventure tours, such as ATVing, horseback riding, and ziplining.
For added fun, plan your Honeymoon around a major festival such as the Carnival (early March), the Punta Cana Food & Wine Festival (May and June), or the December Golf Classic.
Where to Stay in Punta Cana
Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa offers all the amenities and is just a 3-minute walk from the beach.
The CHIC by Royalton features a spa and wellness center.
Turks and Caicos
If you’re looking for a luxury all-inclusive for your Honeymoon, Turks and Caicos is a great place to consider. The entire island is incredibly picturesque, but I recommend picking accommodation in Providenciales — a traveler’s mecca with beautiful beaches and luxury amenities.
While honeymooning on Turks and Caicos, go horseback riding in the ocean, pay a visit to the ever-stunning Grace Bay, and book yourself a Glow Worm tour.
Where to Stay in Turks and Caicos
COMO Parrot Cay is a five-star resort set on a private island.
Ocean Club Resort in Grace Bay Beach boasts its own dive-shop and spa.
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Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations
St. Lucia is one of the most stunning Caribbean destinations I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting, and it’s great for couples! While there, you’ll definitely want to visit Castries Market (go on an empty stomach), hike Pigeon Island National Park, and take a mud bath with your partner in Sulfur Springs.
Where to Stay in St. Lucia
Jade Mountain is five-star accommodation in Soufriere that comes with either sea or mountain views.
Located on Pigeon Island Causeway Beach, The Landings Resort & Spa is another luxury option that offers tropical gardens and a luxury spa.
Anse Chastanet Resort is another Soufriere property that is set on a lush tropical property set between Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin beaches.
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Comprised of over 1000 islands in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is famous for its dreamy beaches, sandbars, and extensive reefs — so if you’re looking for somewhere you and your partner can experience top-notch diving, this is an excellent choice.
Another key facet of the Maldives fame is the overwater bungalows, of which there are plenty. If you can, get a bungalow with a glass floor so you can watch the sea life swim by!
Where to Stay in the Maldives
Komandoo Maldives Island Resort in Kuredu offers a spa and private beach area.
Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa is a luxury property that creates harmony with nature.
Situated right on the ocean, Gili Lankanfushi is a five-star resort featuring a relaxing spa.
Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world, and the region of Tuscany is perfect for adventurous couples looking to explore the art, architecture, and cuisine of the region.
I recommend taking some time to explore the capital of the region, Florence, before going on a food tour through the region, visiting the Monti dell’Uccellina coastline, checking out the art museums, sampling the wine, and taking touristy photos in Pisa.
Where to Stay in Tuscany
TSH Florence Lavagnini features a rooftop pool with great views and is only a fifteen-minute walk from Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.
Hotel Davanzati is a mid-range hotel in Florence that is centrally located and right around the corner from Santa Maria Novella.
If you’re looking to get out of Florence, Eurostars Toscana is a 4-star property in Lucca that is super close to the train station.
The island of Bali is arguably Indonesia’s most famous destination, and for good reason. This stunning island is made up of picturesque volcanoes, rice fields, beaches, and coral reefs. Not to mention, this a great destination to go if you and your partner are particularly health-conscious — from the food to the spa treatments, you’ll walk away from Bali feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Where to Stay in Bali
OYO 190 BSB Hotel in Blahbatuh is a budget hotel with a pool and air-conditioned rooms.
Villa Puspa in Tanah Lot offers an outdoor pool and hot tub.
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Cinque Terre, Italy
As said above, Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world, and the region of Cinque Terre takes that notion and kicks it up a notch. Located in the Italian Northwest, Cinque Terre is known for its beautifully rugged coastline, colorful architecture, great culture, beautiful weather, and affordability.
Where to Stay in Cinque Terre
Agave Bed and Breakfast in Riomaggiore is a great budget option featuring a shared lounge and WiFi.
La Torretta Lodge in Manarola offers a free aperitif every evening, and the property has a hot tub.
Hotel Abetaia in Levanto is a family-run mid-range option that is set in the hills of Liguria.
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Despite being one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, Thailand is an extremely affordable country with plenty of activities for couples. While there, be sure to check out a Muay Thai fight, ride in a Tuk Tuk, visit some Temples, shop in a floating market, relax on the beach, and take a street food tour.
Where to Stay in Thailand
Castaway Resort in Koh Lipe is a mid-range hotel located right on Sunrise Beach.
Located in Old Bangkok, the Prince Palace Hotel overlooks Mahanak Canal and offers 7 dining options.
For the luxury seekers, The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle features spa-treatment, meals, and round-trip airport shuttles. Staying at this resort is an experience you will never forget.
Home to diverse scenery such as mountains, rainforest, waterfalls, cities, and beaches, Puerto Rico is a dream destination for Honeymooners on a budget. This Caribbean island also packs a punch when it comes to culture, as its home to a blend of both native and international influences and traditions.
In Puerto Rico, check out the great surfing opportunities, go diving, explore San Juan, kayak through Mosquito Bay, and taste the traditional street food.
Where to Stay in Puerto Rico
Casa Verde Hotel in Rincon is a mid-range hotel just 200 yards from the beach and features an outdoor pool.
A bit more upscale, Serenity Rincon is located on a hillside, away from city life, and has some great views of the sea.
Compared to similar Caribbean destinations with higher price points, St. Maarten is a gem that’s easy on the wallet. This mountain-rich Dutch region is also super tourist-friendly with plenty of shops, guided activities, and nightlife options.
In St. Maarten, go hiking in Guana Bay, watch the planes at Maho Bay Beach, trek to Pic Paradis to get an overhead look of the island, and visit Fort Amsterdam.
Where to Stay in St. Maarten
Princess Port de Plaisance Luxury Resort in Philipsburg is a five-star resort featuring a casino and a swimming pool.
For something a little more budget-friendly, try Sea View Beach Hotel or Alicia’s Inn.
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One of the most budget-friendly Honeymoon destinations in the southern USA, the Florida Keys are perfect if you’re looking for a low-key beach getaway. While there, hop on a glass-bottom boat in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, dive the Molasses Reef, visit the Everglades, go see Crocodiles (with a guide), and eat your weight in Key Lime Pie.
If you’re looking to further stretch your budget, head to the Florida Keys in the summer months – the humidity will be higher, but the number of visitors drops off significantly.
Where to Stay in the Florida Keys
Tranquility Bay Resort in Marathon is a beachfront option with an adult-only pool.
Hawks Cay Resort features a full-service spa, 5 pools, and a tennis court.
Coconut Cay Resort is a budget-friendly option in Marathon just 8 minutes from Sombrero Beach.
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Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations
Located in the Indian Ocean, the island of Mauritius is known for its azure waters, fabulous hiking, striking mountains, and snorkeling and scuba opportunities. While there, you’ll definitely want to make trips to the botanical gardens, go wildlife watching, try out the local cuisine, visit Black River Gorges Park, check out Charamel, and, if you have the time, visit the island of Rodrigues.
Where to Stay in Mauritius
Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita is a five-star resort on the east coast of Mauritius set against Bambou mountain.
Sunset Reef Resort & Spa is located in the village of Pointe aux Piments and is a great mid-range resort.
Seapoint Boutique Hotel is located right on the beach and provides luxurious accommodations.
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Between sites such as Shipwreck Beach, the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon State Park, Hanalei Bay, and the Kalalau Trail, Kauai is one of the most scenic, beautiful islands on which to Honeymoon in the world. The Island has an abundance of food and accommodation options to suit all budgets and is rich in local Hawaiian culture.
Where to Stay in Kauai
Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai is a five-star resort set along the Napali Coast and offers luxury accommodations, golf courses, and a spa.
Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa is nestled among river pools and gardens and offers a golf course and seven restaurants.
Kauai Beach Resort is located on the eastern coast of the island and is a great mid-range option.
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Big Island, Hawaii
If you’re looking to Honeymoon somewhere lively with tons of activities, varying landscapes, and an abundance of entertainment, then Hawaii’s Big Island is for you. Not only is this the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Hawaiian lifestyle, but it’s also an opportunity to get out and enjoy some famous sites such as visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, checking out Waipi’o Valley, going on a Snorkel Cruise, and visiting Rainbow Falls.
Where to Stay on the Big Island
Hapuna Beach Prince Resort is a high-end oceanfront option that hosts a variety of activities.
The Kona Coast Resort is a mid-range tropical garden property and features a tennis court.
Hale Kai Hawaii Bed & Breakfast is a great accommodation option in Hilo, and offers free WiFi.
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Made up of 115 islands off the eastern coast of Africa, the Seychelles is paradise defined. The main three Seychelles islands are Mahe, which is the most populated and developed, Praslin which is known for its beaches and sunsets, and La Digue which is famed for its wild nature.
As far as activities go in the Seychelles, taste the local Creole cuisine, go snorkeling, dive with Whale Sharks, check out the Vallee De Mai Rainforest, and visit the turtles on Curieuse Island.
Where to Stay in the Seychelles
The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach is a five-star property featuring a spa.
Colibri Hotel is a mid-range option surrounded by tropical gardens and features an infinity pool.
Valmer Resort and Spa features luxury accommodation on the coast of Bair Lazare.
Known for its rugged coastline and stark blue and white buildings, Santorini is on the radar of many Honeymooners. This is a place where you can relax, taste the locally-sourced fish and olives, drink wine, and watch the sunset.
For the more adventurous types, common activities on Santorini include hiking from Fira to Oia, visiting the ruins of Thera, taking a volcano tour, swimming in the hot springs, and checking out the ancient village of Akrotiri.
Where to Stay in Santorini
Skyfall Suites is an adults-only luxury accommodated located in Pyrgos Kallistis, and features private pools.
Lilium Santorini Villa is a luxury spot situated along the Caldera.
Iconic Santorini is a boutique cave hotel in the village of Imerovigli.
Located northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is a stunning island surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, pretty islets, and a coral reef. Bora Bora is a great choice for those looking for a more luxurious Honeymoon, as the island features many luxury properties and amenities.
Activities on Bora Bora include getting an aerial view of the island via helicopter, taking a cruise around the island, visiting a turtle sanctuary, swimming with sharks, and scuba diving and snorkeling the reef.
Where to Stay in Bora Bora
Maitai Bora Bora is a mid-range property located right on Matira Point Beach.
The St Regis Bora Bora Resort is a luxury spot offering two swimming pools and a day spa.
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British Virgin Islands
Consisting of the four main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, the British Virgin Islands is a volcanic archipelago sitting east of Puerto Rico. The islands are great for those looking to get in touch with nature as, unlike many over-developed Caribbean islands, you’ll find the British Virgin Islands to be largely untouched. That said, the amenities and towns that the islands do have will delight you with splashes of local culture and friendliness.
Honeymooners should explore the islands by checking out the baths on Virgin Gorda, trying the local food and beer on Tortola, getting a taste for conch, doing some water sports, and swimming in Cow Wreck Bay.
Where to Stay in The British Virgin Islands
Sebastian’s On The Beach Hotel is a mid-range property in Road Town.
Fort Burt Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant.
Best Winter Honeymoon Destinations
Iceland has boomed in popularity in recent years, and for great reason. This Northern country is full of stunning scenery including black sand beaches, volcanoes, craters, lagoons, and rolling fields. While each season definitely has something to offer, visiting in winter tends to make the scenery even more dramatic. Just be sure to pack appropriately and schedule your activities based on daylight/nighttime hours!
Where to Stay in Iceland
If you’re up for a road trip, I highly recommend renting a campervan and driving around the country.
If you want to stay in Reykjavik, Hotel Island features a wellness center, beauty salon, and is close to the city’s main street.
Hotel Leifur Eiriksson is a mid-range Reykjavik option right in the center of the city.
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Lake Tahoe, California
Did you know that Lake Tahoe is home to roughly 14 ski resorts? That’s right, Lake Tahoe absolutely comes alive in the winter, and along with the skiing, there are plenty of other snowy activities to try such as hiking backcountry trails, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or sleigh riding. Plus, given the resort-town status, there are plenty of indoor activities and entertainment options for you and your partner to enjoy.
Where to Stay in Lake Tahoe
Hotel Azure in South Lake Tahoe is just a few miles from Heavenly Ski Resort and features a cafe.
The Coachman Hotel is a mid-range option featuring a hot tub and on-site bar.
Lake Louise, Canada
While Lake Louise is a beautiful location to visit all year long, it truly turns into a magical wonderland in the Winter. With activities such as hiking, skiing, dogsledding, skating, and snowshoeing available when the days get shorter, you’ll have a great time getting out in nature and experiencing all the region has to offer.
Where to Stay in Lake Louise
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a historic building set right on the shores of the turquoise lake.
For a mid-range option, the Lake Louise Inn features an indoor pool and hot-tubs.
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Heading to Finland in the wintertime is a bucket list item for many, with visions of snowy trees, northern lights, toasty saunas, and all kinds of winter activities to try.
If the Northern Lights are a hot ticket item on your Finnish Honeymoon, I’d recommend heading to Lapland in the North — if you catch them on a clear night they truly are incredible.
Where to Stay in Finland
For the ultimate Finland experience, stay in an igloo and watch the northern lights!
The Arctic City Hotel in Rovaniemi is the perfect place to stay while on a Northern Light hunt.
If you prefer to stay in Helsinki, try out the luxurious Marski by Scandic hotel.
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