Searching for the perfect place to jet off on honeymoon? With so many beautiful destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down your options. You obviously want the first holiday you have as a married couple to be as memorable and enjoyable as possible. So, to help you make the right decision, we’ve rounded up our top picks for the best honeymoon destinations in the world.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a luxurious beach getaway, an adrenaline-pumping adventure break, or a more cultural trip discovering world-class cuisine and picture-perfect landscapes, there’s a destination below to match your every desire…
Few destinations can match the romance and breath-taking beauty of the Maldives. Famous for its majestic azure waters and crystal white sandy beaches, this unique destination has been a firm favourite among honeymooners for decades.
Spend your days lazing by the pool sipping tropical cocktails, walking hand in hand along the picture-perfect beaches and enjoying the exquisite fresh cuisine. Or, if you crave a little adventure, why not take advantage of the island’s perfect surfing climate? We highly recommend heading to Northern Malé Atolls, world renowned for its incredible waves.
With over 1000 beautiful islands to explore, the Maldives offers plenty of opportunity for romance. Explore the pristine lagoons, enjoy a romantic picnic on one of the many secluded beaches, or take a walk along the magnificent shorelines. If it’s romance and picture-perfect scenery you’re looking for, this is a tough destination to beat.
Known as the Land of Smiles, Thailand is the perfect honeymoon destination for those seeking something a little different. Not only does it feature some of the world’s best beaches, but it’s also home to magnificent natural parks. It boasts having some of the most delectable cuisine you’ve ever tasted. Combine this with its glorious weather all year-round and you’ll soon see it’s worth the long, 12-hour trip to get there.
If you’re looking to beat the crowds, we recommend heading to the laid back Khao Lak resort. Situated a couple of hours north of Phuket, the resort is beautifully surrounded by a lush green jungle. From there, you could also take a speedboat to the protected, stunning Similan Islands. While here, you can kick back on the majestic white sands, snorkel through the breathtaking coral reefs and enjoy delicious traditional Thai food.
If it’s peace, tranquility and stunning landscapes you’re looking for, Thailand is definitely the honeymoon spot for you.
If you’re looking to stay a little closer to home, Italy is potentially Europe’s most romantic destination. Featuring stunning architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and breathtaking landscapes, it’s a haven for romance and culture.
You have numerous options of where to head to, including laid back, picturesque Sorrento. Located in the southwest, this beautiful destination is right within the Neapolitan Riviera. Boasting spectacular views over Naples and Mount Vesuvius, you definitely won’t want to forget your camera!
If you’d prefer a more luxurious honeymoon, the Amalfi Coast is where you’ll want to be. Benefiting from traditional, delicious Italian cuisine, quiet, unspoiled beaches and astounding scenery. Amalfi Coast is the ideal place to spend time with the one you love. The UNESCO awarded Amalfi town is also worth exploring, home to stunning medieval architecture, zesty orchards and interesting hillside villages.
If you and your spouse really want to get away from it all, Mauritius is a fantastic place to head to. Best known for its incredible coral reefs, cotton-candy sands and crystal-clear waters, the island also offers plenty of entertainment too.
For example, if you head to the Casela Nature Park, you’ll get to experience one of the longest zip-lines on the island. Buckle up and enjoy a breath-taking ride over the park. Taking in stunning forest-covered hills, lush thick jungle and majestic mountain peaks. Or, if you’re looking to relax, head to the Flic En Flac resort, known for its sensational snorkeling and diving opportunities. You could even spot bottlenose dolphins if you opt to go diving together.
One of the newest destinations to become a prime honeymoon hotspot, Mexico has plenty to offer. With its luxurious resorts, stunning beaches and awe-inspiring scenery, the country is quickly becoming one of the most popular locations for honeymooners.
Head to the Jewel of the Caribbean, Puerto Morelas, to escape the crowds and discover the calm, clear waters of this sleepy fishing village. You’ll be right next to a stunning marine national park, featuring the second-largest barrier reef in the globe. This makes it especially ideal for those who enjoy diving or snorkelling.
As you can see, there’s a destination above to suit everyone. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at one of these stunning locations.