For newlyweds, a honeymoon is the trip of a lifetime after their big day. Most couples will remember their honeymoon for the rest of their lives, regardless of how many future adventures they might embark on. It’s a chance to relax after all of the wedding planning and the stress that it can entail while also setting the tone for any future adventures you might have together. Knowing exactly where to go, though, can be tough.
The world isn’t exactly small, is it? As a result, most newlyweds struggle to narrow it down to their ideal honeymoon destination. Some couples might opt for a more adventurous getaway, for example, while others perhaps prefer a beach holiday in a tropical landscape. Then there’s the option of visiting a major city or embarking on a ski trip in a snowy location. The options are certainly comprehensive.
1. Amalfi Coast, Italy
There are an array of go-to places for couples at the moment, alongside some original, more unique ideas. A great place with that in mind is the Amalfi Coast in Italy. A destination at the top of many peoples’ lists, it’s a truly stunning location ideal for romance. Positano’s steep village streets are truly unique, the architecture is stunning, the area’s dark sandy beaches are gorgeous, and the food on offer is out of this world. Le Sirenuse is a popular place to stay, although there is plenty of choice in truth.
2. Bali, Indonesia
A chilled out and beautifully exotic place to visit, Bali is a magical place to stay. With its pristine beaches, snorkeling, surfing, massages, music, art, great food and a whole lot more, you won’t be short on options. In terms of accommodation, Four Seasons Bali at Sayan and Mulia Villas are superb choices.
3. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Perhaps a more vibrant city adventure is more your bag. If so, then look no further than Buenos Aires in Argentina. The nightlife in the country’s capital city is fantastic, with people enjoying a regular tango session after tucking into some truly delicious cuisine. An all-around vibrant and friendly culture to enjoy, Buenos Aires is a gorgeous city to explore. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is a good place to stay at, too.
4. Las Vegas has attractions beyond the casinos
Las Vegas has a reputation for offering everything for honeymooners who want a bit of fun on their trip. The casinos are obviously a big draw for thrills, but Vegas is changing. Perhaps it’s the rise of online casinos where you can play roulette or spin games of Aliya’s Wishes from wherever you want, but the lure of physical casinos is no longer a deal-breaker for Vegas. Thankfully, the city has matured to offer some brilliant nightlife (and day parties), world-class restaurants and a hugely underrated arts scene.
5. Copenhagen, Denmark
Another popular honeymoon destination is Copenhagen in Denmark. The home of the Little Mermaid sculpture boasts an array of things to do. As well as tasting some classic Danish pastries and eating some tasty food, the city features grand castles and picturesque canals. Copenhagen isn’t known as the city of fairy tales for no reason!
Fiji is another popular option many newlyweds go for. Offering a taste of paradise on an exotic island, Fiji boasts a selection of five-star resorts and white sand beaches. The mountains, blue lagoons, tropical rainforests and volcanos add to its exotic feel, but the fun activities such as diving, golfing, and horseback riding takes it to yet another level.
Grenada is another destination well worth considering. A gorgeous Caribbean island that is being discovered by more and more people, Grenada is improving its offering with a range of top resorts to accompany its beautiful beaches and colorful culture. The Silversands Hotel is a solid option, and it even has the longest pool in the Caribbean too.
8. Immerse yourself in the beach at Santorini
Couples who want the ultimate honeymoon experience can visit Greece for its crystal-clear ocean and aesthetic. Imagine bathing in a private pool overlooking the sea and drinking a glass of Chardonnay while your husband captures this elite moment! Well, Santorini is not just for clicking pictures. There are so many other things you can do. Watch the sunset with your partner as the sea washes your feet and the sky turns a brilliant shade of tangerine.
You can even book a cruise for a spectacular Mediterranean experience. And, for individuals who don’t know, Santorini is also famous for its many wineries. Discover the art of wine-making with your better half while indulging in an off-roading adventure to see villages like Pyrgos and Profitis Elias. However, if you are too geeky for the past, you can also witness Santorini’s magnificent history by visiting Akrotiri, a prehistoric city once known as the Pompeii of the Aegean.
Although famous for bachelor or bachelorette parties, Thailand is not just about visiting Bangkok or Pattaya anymore. If you want to have a fun honeymoon and want to keep the romance on the low-key, visiting Phuket and Krabi can give the ultimate getaway vibes with its exotic beaches and eclectic nightlife. You could also rent a kayak and get lost in Krabi’s mangrove forests with nobody but your partner in sight.
However, if you want to keep things a little upbeat, dance away at Bangla Road, one of the most happening destinations in Phuket. Visiting Phuket and Krabi will unleash the party animal within you as you drink away your everyday worries on your honeymoon.
10. Experience paradise on earth in Mauritius
There is nothing more serene than sitting by the ocean and watching the sun immerse into the sea. You can even book a luxury hotel with a private beach to get the most out of your honeymoon and get all the privacy you want. However, if you are an adventure geek, Mauritius will also give you the chance to get a little crazy and go parasailing with your partner at the spectacular Ile Aux Cerfs off the East Coast. You could also enjoy a low-key picnic by the giant water lilies at the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. Nonetheless, if you still have a little more to spend, book a private cruise and have the time of your life.
Other destinations worth considering for your honeymoon are Iceland, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico City, Namibia, New Zealand’s North Island, Paris, Puerto Rico, Venice, Turks and Caicos, and Vietnam.