BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS


Picking your dream honeymoon holiday can be so tough, there are so many places to choose from. We have listed a few of our favourites below but would love to hear your ideas!

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
It's the stuff honeymoon fantasies are made of: crystal-clear waters, picturesque mountains and a coral reef swirling with colorful fish. No wonder it was recently voted one of the best islands in the world by US News and World Report.
 
Bali, Indonesia
There's a reason its nickname is the "Isle of the Gods." Even before the hit book and movie Eat, Pray, Love, the island had been a magnet for romance seekers for its mist-shrouded temples, beautiful mountain vistas and vivid arts scene.

Sonoma, California
World-class wine, delicious food and unsurpassed scenery—what's not to love about this pretty locale?

Paris, France
Paris is synonymous with romance. It's a combination of the architecture, the food and the art that makes this city so special.

Orkney, Scotland
Indulge in all your Downton Abbey daydreams at this northern archipelago off the coast of Scotland with green-topped islands and sandstone cliffs.

Venice, Italy
Italy has long been a favorite honeymoon location for newlyweds. After all, nothing says "amore" quite like a gondola ride through the Grand Canal as you sail past historic buildings.

Harbour Island, Bahamas
Chances are you've never seen anything like this pink-sand paradise. Plus, it's loved by boldface names like designer Diane von Furstenberg, Mick Jagger, Bill Gates and supermodel Elle Macpherson, so it must be amazing!

Cape Town, South Africa
Can't decide on what kind of honeymoon to take? Cape Town has you covered: glamorous beaches, big-city buzz, wild landscapes, and easy access to wine country and some of the world's best safaris.

Savannah, Georgia
Get lost in the city's slow-paced serenity—it's the perfect antidote to any lingering wedding planning stress. Cozy inns and local restaurants flourish around the tree-shaded historic district.

Santorini, Greece
This small volcanic island is known for its seriously gorgeous sunsets and pristine whitewashed villas.

Koh Tao, Thailand
Why settle for one breathtaking beach when you can experience a dozen? Rent a motorbike and search for your favorite with your partner.
Aruba
Nicknamed "One Happy Island" for its prime location outside the hurricane belt and average temperature of 82 degrees year-round, this country clocks the most sunny days in all of the Caribbean.

Miami, Florida
You'll feel the excitement and glamour in the air when you step out onto the city's ultra-famous beaches—made even more gorgeous with palm trees and sunshine for days.

Florida Keys, Florida
The Florida Keys contain more than 1,000 islands stretched over 100 miles. The most famous is Key West, the favorite vacation spot of the kings of Spain and literary types like Ernest Hemingway (who had a home there) and Tennessee Williams.

Fiji
The islands that make up Fiji are surrounded by coral reefs resulting in warm lagoons and beautiful coral beaches.

Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
The smallest and least developed (read: tranquil) of the three Cayman Islands, Little Cayman has a population of about 170 people—meaning that most of it is basically uninhabited beach bliss.

Maui, Hawaii
The island's clear waters, tropical sunsets and lush greenery make Hawaii a no-brainer for a romantic getaway. New luxury resorts on Maui mean the island is suddenly buzzworthy again (for the record, we never stopped loving it).

Ibiza, Spain
There's more to Ibiza than the infamously wild, up-all-night parties. Just a few miles from the throbbing city center, you'll find sleepy hill villages, lush forests, rolling orchards and hippie-chic farmhouses, perfect for couples looking for a little R & R.

Punta del Este, Uruguay
The once-sleepy fishing village is now the St. Tropez of South America, attracting international socialites, millionaires and celebrities. Latin pop star Shakira, Argentine polo champion Nacho Figueras and British novelist Martin Amis have all been spotted vacationing here.

St. Barts
This island is one of the most upscale destinations in the Caribbean and its French background provides an elegant appeal similar to the French Riviera.

Myanmar
Where does the couple who has been everywhere go for their honeymoon? Myanmar. Up until recently, this Southeast Asian country was shrouded in secrecy and closed off to the outside world.

Panama City, Panama
This Central American nation has the best of everything: tropical rain forests, beautiful mountain vistas, two coasts for Caribbean- and Pacific-style beaches, more than 1,000 islands, a sophisticated capital city, a vibrant nightlife, full-service resorts, exotic off-the-beaten-path getaways and historic sites. Seriously, what more could you possibly ask for?

Marrakesh, Morocco
Rock stars and fashion designers have been going to this North African city for decades to find inspiration. You'll feel like you wandered onto a movie set complete with snake charmers, belly dancers, horse-drawn carriage rides andan extensive maze of markets.

Sri lanka
Marco Polo described Sri Lanka as one of the finest islands of its size in the world. Located just south of India, it's an up-and-coming destination for Europeans—and is now catching on around the globe.
 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Get the best of both worlds: Enjoy a taste of the glamorous city life for a few days and then head out to the desert for tranquility and romance.

Maldives
This remote Indian Ocean archipelago greets honeymooners with white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, atolls and secluded resorts.
 
Cappadocia, Turkey
Located less than four hours from Turkey's capital city, the wind-carved landscapes of Cappadocia are otherworldly.

Udaipur, India
Known as the Venice of the East, this city of palace-like hotels sits on the picturesque Lake Pichola.

Kyoto, Japan
Compared with the frenetic energy of Japan's capital city Tokyo, Kyoto moves at a languid pace. Relax and reflect at hundreds of shrines and temples or stroll through peaceful traditional gardens.

Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru
If you want adventure, look no further. Peru is home to some of the world's greatest sites (Andes, Cloud Forests, Machu Picchu Citadel), making it truly the trip of a lifetime.

Greenough, Montana
Outdoorsy couples will swoon over the pristine Montana wilderness and all it has to offer—from horseback riding to river adventures and fly fishing.

St. Lucia
From black-sand beaches to the wooded peaks of the Pitons, this Caribbean gem isn't short on breathtaking landscapes. Also noteworthy are its vast cocoa plantations and charming Creole villages.
 
Hayman Island, Australia
This private island resort located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef may be far but it's totally worth it. (The cast of Modern Family was recently spotted filming there!)

Iceland
Largely uninhabited, Iceland changes scenery every few minutes. You can go from volcanic, lunar-looking landscapes or grassy, green Middle Earth to shattering waterfalls and soaring geysers or massive Blue Lagoon hot springs.

Namibia
You'll experience a quintessential African safari—imagine sleeping underthe stars among red desert sand dunes, surrounded by a vast mountain range.

Vancouver Island, Canada
Love sea sports? Landlubbers? This hot spot has something for you. Surrounded by mountains on the Pacific Ocean, this city offers tons of adventure.

Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica
With the recent expansion of the Liberia airport, access to this part of the country has become much easier. And now couples even have their pick of luxe, modern lodgings to go with the unblemished beach and rain forest adventures.

Palm Springs, California
This West Coast destination has always been hip. From the 1940s to the 1970s, actors and musicians like Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack were regulars. This desert oasis was also super-popular with architects. Today, their mid-century modern masterpieces are the hallmark of this retro-fun city.

Tulum, Mexico
The city of Tulum has a lot going for it: It's an hour and a half from the airport in Cancun, it's home to an ancient Mayan village, and it won't break a budget already strained from paying for a wedding. Oh, and did we mention the amazing beaches?

Nantucket, Massachusetts
The island is a favorite summer vacation spot of successful politicians and CEOs, but couples on a budget can still enjoy its beachside ambience.
 
Palawan, Philippines
It's the country's final frontier—an unspoiled province of jaw-dropping waterscape scenery and tropical beauty.

Rovinj, Croatia
Dreaming of an Italian honeymoon but interested in getting more for your money? Look no further than Rovinj, where pastel homes line narrow winding streets and an active fishing port provides great people watching.


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