The 59 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Honeymoon couple dining on beach

Planning the perfect honeymoon can be a daunting task, but Holidays for Couples is here to help. With nearly 30 years of experience, we have curated a list of the best honeymoon destinations that cater to different types of couples. Whether you’re looking for natural beauty, privacy, romance, relaxation, or adventure, we have something for everyone. From vibrant cities to exotic countries, cultural experiences to gourmet delights, and exotic island retreats, you’ll find the perfect destination to celebrate your love and create unforgettable memories. Let us guide you to the honeymoon of your dreams with this ultimate guide to The Best Honeymoon Destinations in The World!


Bora Bora, French Polynesia, with crystal-clear waters and overwater bungalows dotting the shoreline

Nothing spells honeymoon quite like an overwater bungalow. Which is why we’re kicking off our list of dreamy honeymoon escapes with Tahiti: home of the original overwater bungalow and some of the most iconic screensaver scenery around. The 100+ islands and atolls of Tahiti are pure South Pacific vibes with fabulous lagoons and powdery white-sand beaches. For the quintessential experience, see the vibrant main island of Tahiti (home to the capital Papeete, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of luxe accommodation) and the fabled honeymoon isle of Bora Bora. An hour’s flight north of Tahiti, Bora Bora is beloved for its otherworldly seascapes, ultra-luxe villas, and secluded locale — just the spot for private island picnics, romantic snorkelling trips, and pampering spa packages. Dreaming of paradise? Dive into our Tahiti & Bora Bora honeymoon guide.


Santorini is a dream honeymoon location

It’s no secret: Greece is gorgeous. And it’s not just the superstar Greek Islands (looking at you Mykonos) that will have you swooning. Greece’s ancient architecture, rich history, and charming villages have also made this European escape a favourite with honeymooners. And the stunning blues of the sea and sky, which seem to stretch endlessly during the long summers, add to the allure. Start your Greek honeymoon in the capital, Athens, then island-hop your way around dreamy destinations such as Santorini, where the sea views are incredible but the sunsets are heart-stopping. With hundreds of islands to choose from, each with its own unique charm, Greece delivers a sense of wonder and adventure. Discover the best Greek Islands for couples (including some you’ve never heard of!) in our take-me-there guide. Recommended viewing: My Big Fat Greek Wedding, of course!



While it often flies under the honeymoon radar, picture-perfect Croatia is imbued with romance. Just a skip across the Adriatic Sea from eastern Italy, this European gem is home to a charming landscape of secret gardens, centuries-old hill towns, dramatic mountain vistas and winding streets just made for exploring hand-in-hand. The landscape is also dotted with charming boutique hotels and spas, making it a wonderful honeymoon destination that’s gaining favour with couples around the world. Croatia’s rugged cliffs preside over a magnificent coastline of crystal-clear waters, beautiful beaches and hidden coves — and the best (and most stress-free) way to see it is a cruise! Check out our seven-day cruise to the magnificent Dalmatian Coast to see how you could honeymoon in Croatia.

Read more: Your Comprehensive Guide to Planning a Croatia Honeymoon


The Hazards, courtesty Tourism Tasmania -Photographer: Ian Butterworth

Tempted by Tasmania? Join the club because this wild and wonderful southern isle is fast becoming the go-to for couples planning a honeymoon in Australia. Little wonder with the soul-stirring landscapes, luxury accommodations and fabulous foodie scene to be savoured here. Whether you’re looking for a multi-day hike, a gourmet adventure, an arty escape or a secluded wilderness retreat, Tasmania has something to ace the brief. Start your Tassie sojourn in the historic capital Hobart — home to cosy bars, conversation-sparking galleries and museums (yes MONA), and vibrant markets — then road-trip on to the highlights of Tasmania including Wineglass Bay, the Freycinet Peninsula and the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. For more, check out our 14-day honeymoon in Tasmania.


Rovaniemi Finaland Santa Village

Not everyone wants a sun-and-surf honeymoon — and this is exactly where Nordic beauties like Finland step in, offering that snow-dusted fairytale feel, epic Arctic adventures, and cosy nights by the fire. At the top of the world, Finnish Lapland is perfect for winter activities such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and husky safaris. Chasing the Northern Lights? Unique accommodations including the Arctic Treehouse Hotel invite couples to spot the Northern Lights from their toasty-warm bed. So romantic. In summer, Finland is just as alluring and packed with unforgettable adventures for couples (including bear watching!). Explore the vibrant capital Helsinki, take a romantic road trip to the Finnish Lakes and vast evergreen forests, or join the locals at a summer festival. Find the perfect winter wonderland in Finland.


Yen River with Rowing Boat Harvesting Waterlily in Ninh Binh

Vietnam’s vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes make it so memorable for a honeymoon. To explore this Southeast Asian pearl, you could start at the top, in the historic capital Hanoi, and work your way down to the southern beach towns and the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Along the way, take a traditional-style ‘junk’ boat cruise through Halong Bay, and stop by Hoi An, a charming riverside town known for its well-preserved architecture. Take a day or two to enjoy the buzz of HCMC before escaping to the tranquil Mekong Delta, where you can float along the waterways and experience the timeless way of life in the riverside villages. Finally, unwind on the pristine beaches of Con Dao or Phu Quoc islands. Find out more with our honeymoon guide to Vietnam.


Courtesy Fiji Tourism

It seems like every Australian couple travelling overseas is heading to Fiji — and who could blame them? Comprising over 300 islands (including a few private ones), this South Pacific paradise is ready-made for honeymooners. And it’s only around four hours from Australia’s east coast! Beautiful beaches, incredible snorkelling, delicious Indo-Fijian cuisine, and glorious nature trails are just some of Fiji’s many gifts, not forgetting the friendly locals and their famous Bula spirit. With its stunning natural beauty, warm hospitality, and huge range of luxurious resorts, it’s little wonder Fiji is such a popular destination for honeymooners looking for a tropical island escape. We’ve compiled a complete guide to travelling to Fiji to help you start planning your dream Fijian honeymoon.


Couple on beach Krabi with Thai fishing. boat

If you want a sunset snap for your honeymoon album, look to the west coast. And may we suggest Thailand’s stunning west-coast region of Krabi, where stunning beaches face the region’s iconic limestone sea cliffs (karsts), creating a surreal glow during sunrise and dramatic silhouettes against a vivid pink sky at sunset. The cerulean Andaman Sea provides a serene and cinematic view that makes every day truly beautiful. Krabi offers a quieter and more intimate experience than some of Thailand’s tourist hot spots, making it perfect for couples seeking a relaxed Thai honeymoon. Private boat tours can ferry you out to explore the beauty just offshore, and secluded beaches are scattered throughout the area, providing a romantic setting for couples to relax and unwind. We can show you how to honeymoon in Krabi, Thailand here. 


Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island, Queensland

Affectionately known as the Sunshine State, Queensland offers a beautiful year-round climate and a wide range of natural attractions that make it ideal for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. From diving the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef to raising a toast in world-class restaurants, Queensland offers a diverse array of experiences for couples, with plenty of luxurious honeymoon accommodation to seal the deal. Whether you want to shop your way around the luxury boutiques of Noosa and the Gold Coast, hit the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, explore the ancient landscapes of Tropical North Queensland and the Daintree, or sail through The Whitsundays, Queensland has something for everyone. And you can start planning your romantic Sunshine State getaway with our Queensland honeymoon itinerary.


Iceland Waterfalls
Gulfoss Waterfall, photo: Iceland Tourism Board

Iceland may not be your typical honeymoon destination (that’s the point, right?), but it offers a dramatic and unforgettable nature-based holiday experience — perfect for the couple who wants more from their honeymoon than poolside cocktails. With its stunning scenery, black-sand beaches and thundering waterfalls, Iceland is heaven for adventurous spirits. Couples can witness the spectacular Northern Lights during the winter months, roam the wilderness on horseback, and explore caves, volcanoes, ice fields, and glaciers. And when it’s time to relax, head to a steamy hot spring or the geothermal Blue Lagoon. Just don’t forget to leave at least 48 hours to explore Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. First trip to the Land of Fire and Ice? Discover the best of Iceland with our introductory guide.


El Nido, Philippines Kayaking
El Nido, Philippines

Picture-perfect vistas? Tick. Fantastic beaches? Tick. Interesting culture? Tick. The Philippines is a destination blessed with plenty to see and do for couples. This Southeast Asian getaway offers myriad locations for the perfect honeymoon, with Palawan, Bohol and Cebu just a few locations worth discovering on your Philippines honeymoon or romantic getaway. The Philippines’ most famous islands is beautiful Boracay, and it deserves every ounce of the attention for its dazzling white sand, crystal-clear waters, and sensational sunsets. But honeymooners will also love the scenery, snorkelling and astounding natural beauty of the El Nido Marine Reserve, in the Palawan archipelago: one of the Pacific’s best-kept secrets. Discover more in our Philippines honeymoon guide.


Lisbon, Portugal skyline with Sao Jorge Castle
Lisbon, Portugal skyline with Sao Jorge Castle

For lovers of wine, history, food and culture, perfectly lovely Portugal has it all. And while neighbouring Spain garners most of the attention, Portugal’s under-the-radar charm can make it a more affordable option! Whether you’re enticed by the whimsical European architecture, delicious local cuisine (just try stopping at one of those famous Portuguese tarts), thriving wine industry or breathtaking beaches, there’s a lot to love about a honeymoon in Portugal. Discover Europe’s westernmost capital of Lisbon, where you’ll find seaside charm aplenty, or head to Porto for a river cruise. Wander hand-in-hand through quaint historical villages, sunbathe on white-sand beaches, castle-hop your way around the countryside or simply wine and dine to your heart’s content when you indulge in a Portuguese honeymoon. 


Nyhaven Copenhagen
Nyhaven Copenhagen

If you’re looking for a blissful honeymoon destination with a Nordic flavour, consider Copenhagen. This Scandinavian city consistently ranks as one of the happiest places on Earth, and it’s easy to see why. Copenhagen is a hub of design, food, fashion, and art, offering a laid-back and charming atmosphere. Rather than being filled with tourist attractions, the city encourages you to relax and embrace the everyday rhythm of life. Hop on a bicycle and explore the riverside or wander through pedestrianized streets, stopping at cafes and design stores along the way. In the colder months, cosy up with hot chocolate in a charming cafe or browse the many galleries for unique furniture and art. For a honeymoon big on hygge (the beloved Danish concept of cosiness), check out our comprehensive travel guide to Copenhagen for couples. 



Exotic, enchanting and oh-so-romantic, Udaipur will seduce you. Located in India’s western region of Rajasthan and flanked by the Aravalli Mountains, Udaipur is often called the ‘Venice of the East’ thanks to its beautiful lakes. The city’s royal connections (many lavish royal palaces are now boutique hotels) also give it that something special as a honeymoon destination in India — and a perfect time to visit is after the monsoon season when the city feels fresh and rejuvenated. Looking for a special honeymoon experience in Udaipur? Charter a boat for a private sunset cruise on dreamy Lake Pichola or watch the colours of love streak across the sky from the glorious Sunset Terrace restaurant. Journey through India’s most romantic city here.


Bird's eye view or drone shot of Karma Beach Club in Bali with white sand beach and beachside lounge chairs
Courtesy Karma Beach Club Bali

Been to Bali lately? Your honeymoon is the perfect excuse to visit (or revisit) this holiday fave. Beloved by honeymooners for its beauty, culture, and affordable luxury, Bali is one of those places that never ceases to surprise and delight. The Island of the Gods combines epic scenery (beaches, jungles, and those iconic rice terraces) with a deeply spiritual side and plenty of holiday fun. From affordable luxury honeymoon hotels and world-class restaurants, Bali has something for every couple. You can temple-hop, surf the waves, cycle through rice paddies, sample the local cuisine, or treat yourselves to a daily massage. And, thanks to its compact size, you can see a lot of the island … or not (those private pool villas are hard to leave). We share the best of Bali in our ultimate 14-day Bali honeymoon.


Positana View
Positano Village

Heart set on an Italian honeymoon? Add the Amalfi Coast to your itinerary, pronto. This super-scenic region is renowned for its chic seaside vibe, colourful cliffside villages, and sparkling Mediterranean Sea vistas. Every corner of this coastline offers a perfect photo opportunity and a relaxed charm that can calm even the most stressed-out of newlyweds. The picture-perfect town of Positano is a must-see, but to truly experience the Amalfi Coast we’d recommend renting an open-top classic car and cruising the 50-kilometre stretch between Salerno and Sorrento, passing magnificent villas, terraced vineyards, and lemon groves. Check out our guide to the Amalfi Coast for couples for more on one of the world’s best honeymoon locations.


Balloon Ride Serengeti

Visit a place where giants walk the earth and time stands still when you honeymoon in Tanzania’s Serengeti. Undoubtedly one of the world’s wildest and most breathtaking destinations, the Serengeti is synonymous with adventure. For an awe-inspiring honeymoon experience, go on safari and get up close and personal with some of the world’s most iconic wildlife, including zebra, giraffes, elephants and buffalo. From your luxury lodge, listen as the plains come alive with animal calls or get lost in the locals’ music and dance with your loved one. Early birds can witness the Serengeti’s breathtaking sunrise, and we challenge you not to hear The Lion King’s ‘Circle of Life’ echoing through your head. Wild at heart? Check out our three-country African honeymoon adventure.


Photo courtesy of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

When it comes to the ultimate island escape, the Maldives is hard to beat. This far-flung Indian Ocean paradise offers a wealth of private-island resorts, incredible scenery, excellent snorkelling, and an unrivalled level of barefoot luxury. Whether you envision relaxing in hammocks in your overwater villa (while your drinks arrive by boat!) or indulging in candlelit dinners for two on your own private sandbank, the Maldives has it all. And when you’re not sipping cocktails, there are plenty of activities to complete your Maldives honeymoon itinerary (we’ve got six Maldives adventures right here). While you’re probably familiar with this island paradise from your screensaver, nothing compares to experiencing the crystalline waters and powdery sands in person. And what better time to indulge in this once-in-a-lifetime trip than your honeymoon?


Havana old town cuba

Prepare to lose yourselves in a land that time forgot when you visit the endlessly charming island of Cuba. Thanks to the diplomatic restoration between Cuba and America, the colourful island nation has been in the limelight, showcasing its undeniable old-world beauty.

Start by living it up with mojitos and dancing in the historic capital Havana, where you can cruise the streets in a classic 1950s convertible or explore the heritage-listed Old Town, La Habana Vieja. Then venture further to explore Cuba’s cultural roots, learn to samba, ride horses through the sugarcane fields of Trinidad or take it easy on one of the many gorgeous beaches. Soak up the Caribbean sunshine and fall in love with the sights, sounds and flavours of one of the world’s most unique honeymoon destinations.


Dnamic tokyo

From towering skyscrapers to ancient temples, sprawling malls to traditional izakayas, Japan’s vibrant capital delivers an unforgettable experience for honeymooners. Whether you’re drawn to its reputation as a tech Mecca, a spa paradise, or a land of giant robots, Tokyo will surpass your expectations — and, despite its size, the city remains remarkably clean and safe. Tokyo is a haven for foodies, design buffs, and culture enthusiasts, boasting more Michelin stars than any other city. There’s a wealth of boutique hotels and big-name resorts while the city’s narrow back streets are filled with a treasure-trove of slow-drip coffee bars, indie fashion boutiques, lively karaoke bars, traditional tatami workshops, and generations-old noodle counters. Recommended viewing: Lost in Translation. See our Tokyo Honeymoon Guide for more on this fabulous honeymoon destination.


Sunrise at Sesriem Namibia (1)
Sunrise at Sesriem Namibia

A holiday destination on the rise, Namibia is a relatively young country that only gained independence from South Africa in 1990. Located on Africa’s west coast, Namibia boasts surreal landscapes and a diverse range of wildlife that make it perfect for nature-lovers. Explore vast sand dunes, head out to find the world’s largest free-roaming black rhino population, and marvel at the expansive night skies (next-to-no light pollution equals epic stargazing). Namibia is not your typical safari stop, although you can certainly tick the Big Five off your bucket-list here too, and couples can enjoy the unique landscapes and soulful energy in style thanks to a raft of new lodges and camps. 


Vatican City Rome

Whether you’re looking for a romantic proposal spot, an amazing cultural experience, or a food-filled honeymoon, Rome has it all. There is literally an iconic landmark (we’re talking the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon), architectural wonder, or gelato shop around every corner. Rome’s sophisticated piazzas, centuries-old trattorias, and countless photo opportunities make it a dream destination for couples. Book a private tour for a more intimate experience or a cooking class to take back a little of that Roman romance. Recommended viewing: it has to be Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn. Discover la dolce vita (the sweet life) and plan the perfect Italian honeymoon with our take-me-there guide. 


Garrya Tongsai Bay Koh Samui - Aerial Shot of The Beach
Courtesy Garrya Tongsai Bay Samui

Koh Samui may just be the Goldilocks of Thai islands. It’s incredibly beautiful and home to an ever-growing number of honeymooner-approved boutique hideaways and luxurious resorts. Yet that sleepy fishing village vibe of years past can still be felt on this Gulf of Thailand gem. The island is braceleted by white and golden-sand beaches and tranquil coves, all nestled beneath lush green hillsides where you’ll find many of the best places to stay on Samui. And while it may be Thailand’s second-most popular holiday isle, there are plenty of opportunities to head off the tourist trail as well as easy access to the glorious Ang Thong National Marine Park. Our tip: Factor in a trip to nearby Koh Phangnan, a wonderfully low-key isle just a 30-minute speedboat ride away. Dive into our ultimate Honeymoon Guide to Koh Samui here.


Couple hugging Paris

Paris needs little introduction as a romantic honeymoon destination. Known as the City of Lights (and love), Paris has been captivating couples from all over the world for centuries. While iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are a must-visit, there is so much more to discover in one of the world’s most romantic cities. Take a leisurely stroll along the Seine River, indulge in delectable French cuisine, and immerse yourself in the endless opportunities for romance and adventure that Paris has to offer. Beyond the tourist attractions, be sure to explore Paris like a local and uncover its secret gems. If you’re seeking the ultimate honeymoon experience, say Bonjour! to Paris for Lovers: our guide to planning a romantic getaway or honeymoon in Paris. 



Located on the west coast of British Columbia (Canada’s westernmost province), Vancouver combines mountain vistas with Pacific Ocean sunsets for breathtaking honeymoon experience. You’ll also find world-class hotels and restaurants, a vibrant cultural scene, and stunning scenery on your doorstep. The city’s proximity to nature is perfect for a range of outdoor activities, including the famous Rocky Mountaineer train. Step aboard and explore Western Canada in style. The Rocky Mountains are a sight you’ll never forget! Be sure to check out Granville Island where you’ll discover a hip and artsy atmosphere with artisan bistros and collective art galleries. From day trips to Whistler or Vancouver Island to exploring Canada’s wine country in the Fraser Valley, there are plenty of options for adventure and exploration in Vancouver.

Read more: 27 Amazing Things for Couples to Do in Vancouver


Praslin Seychelles

Want to honeymoon like Kate & Wills? The future king and queen of England chose the secluded, pristine, and exotic island paradise of the Seychelles for their sweet escape. Sitting pretty in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, the Seychelles comprises over 100 islands, most uninhabited, and a unique melting pot of cultures from Africa, Asia and Europe. This remote destination attracts the world’s most discerning travellers, offering luxurious five-star boutique hotels, exclusive activities, and unique cultural experiences. Getting to the Seychelles may require a few extra travel miles, but the snorkelling alone (in some of the most pristine waters on earth) makes it well worth the trip for an unforgettable honeymoon. Check out our travel guide to the Seychelles for more on this royally romantic island paradise.


Brown bear with two cubs Alaska

Honeymoon hotspot alert: Alaska! The increasing accessibility of America’s northernmost state, thanks to Alaska Airlines launching new routes, has made it easier than ever to explore this wild and beautiful place. Couples will love the jaw-dropping landscapes and unique experiences, whether it’s exploring the Kenai Peninsula, indulging in the food scene in Anchorage, or discovering picturesque towns in southeast Alaska. For a truly unforgettable honeymoon, consider taking a cruise through the Inside Passage, where you can see vast stretches of Alaska’s breathtaking snow-capped scenery. Imagine being off-the-grid, surrounded only by the Northern Lights and the occasional grizzly bear. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic and unforgettable honeymoon experience.

Related: Discover the Top 25 Honeymoon Destinations in the US


Looking at new york from plane window for honeymoon in USA

There’s nowhere quite like New York City, making it a magnet for honeymooners looking for big-city buzz, endless wining and dining options, and, of course, a cinematic stroll around Central Park. Unlike traditional beach destinations, NYC provides a diverse range of urban experiences, from shopping in Midtown to dining in SoHo to exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art to enjoying live music in Brooklyn to catching a Broadway show. And when you’ve had your fill of 24/7 holiday fun, slow things down in the countryside of Upstate New York or the iconic seaside enclave of Long Island and the Hamptons. Recommended viewing: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Serendipity, When Harry Met Sally (we could go on …). First time to the Big Apple? We have the perfect guide to discovering New York


Marapu Sumba Tribe gracefully rides a horse along the shoreline
Marapu Sumba Tribe riding a horse along the shoreline

Looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-track honeymoon destination? How about combining Sumba Island, a hidden paradise, with nearby Bali. Unlike its popular neighbour, Sumba remains untouched by mass tourism, offering a tranquil and secluded getaway. Sumba Island is known for its world-class surf breaks, including the famous ‘God’s Left’ wave. But you don’t have to be a pro-surfer to explore the island’s hidden waterfalls or paddle around charming Sumbanese villages on a SUP adventure. There’s also a rich tribal culture dating back to the Bronze Age to explore. With its pristine beaches, famous wild horses, and authentic Indonesian tribal culture, this island is a real find. Looking to discover Indonesia’s other island gems? Check out our beyond-Bali sailing adventure.


Maui Sunset

Hawaii’s second-largest island has long charmed honeymooners with its breathtaking beaches, warm and welcoming locals, and diverse landscapes. Maui offers the romantic atmosphere the country is known for, without the crowds often found on Oahu. Enjoy whale watching, snorkelling with sea turtles, hiking, soaking up the atmosphere at a traditional sunset luau, or simply relaxing in a private cabana on a pristine beach. You’ll also find easy connections to neighbouring Hawaiian Islands, as well as numerous resort options for honeymooners and those planning weddings. Here for the thrills? Drive Maui’s famous Hana Highway (also called The Road to Hana): a 52-mile stretch known for its stunning scenery, dramatic hairpin turns, and quirky beach town of Paia. Read our comprehensive guide to honeymooning in Maui for more ideas on what to see, do and where to eat and stay.


New Zealand Honeymoon
New Zealand; photo: Miles Holden

New Zealand is honeymoon heaven for ski bunnies, foodies and adventurous spirits. Many couples choose to explore NZ on their own, taking in the stunning natural scenery and abundant outdoor adventures. A road trip through New Zealand’s South Island will unveil some of the most breathtaking vistas in the world, including majestic glaciers, towering peaks, shimmering lakes and windswept beaches. While on the North Island, you can wine and dine your way around the capital Wellington and visit the real-life Middle-earth where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Whether you’re exploring the stunning beaches of Abel Tasman National Park or hitting the slopes at Treble Cone, New Zealand offers a honeymoon experience like no other. To help you plan a memorable New Zealand honeymoon, check out our guide to the Nine Most Romantic Things to Do in New Zealand.


Kamala Beach Phuket

Thailand’s best-known island has everything you could dream of for a memorable honeymoon, from breathtaking beaches and uber-cool beach clubs to mouth-watering cuisine and luxury accommodation for every budget. Whether you want to unwind on the pristine white sands, savour the local flavours, or dance the night away, Phuket has it all. There’s even an international airport so you can fly direct and start enjoying one of the world’s most romantic honeymoon islands. Plus, with over 40 stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, Phuket is a beach lover’s paradise that won’t break the bank. If you’re planning a honeymoon or romantic getaway in Phuket, you’re in for an incredible experience! So check out our tips for planning a honeymoon in Phuket.



A honeymoon in Chile is a dream come true for newlyweds looking for a unique travel experience. With its mix of vibrant cities, stunning natural landscapes, and world-renowned wine regions, Chile offers a diverse range of experiences for couples. Whether you’re exploring the European-inspired charms of Santiago and Valparaiso, indulging in the exquisite Chilean cuisine and wine or embarking on an adventure in the rugged beauty of Patagonia or the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert, you’ll be making memories to cherish for lifetime. 

Read more: The Ultimate Travel Guide for Couples Visiting Chile


Kauai Sunset

Also known as the Garden Isle, Kauai is paradise for honeymooners seeking a peaceful and romantic nature-based getaway. With its lush green landscapes and breathtaking views, this Hawaiian island truly lives up to its name and offers a quiet and almost spiritual atmosphere, making it the perfect destination for couples looking to relax and unwind in some of the most stunning scenery on earth. Whether you’re exploring the scenic mountains, enjoying the crystal-clear waters, dining at charming restaurants, or embarking on breathtaking hikes, Kauai will captivate you with its natural beauty. Read more about honeymooning in Kauai with our in-depth travel guide.


Fishing men on Stilts Sri Lanka

A honeymoon in Sri Lanka offers couples an incredible journey through a diverse range of cultures and experiences. This island nation, located off the southern tip of India, has quickly become a holiday favourite since opening back up to tourism after years of civil war. From ancient temples in the Cultural Triangle to artist havens in Kandy, palm-lined beaches in Tangalle, colonial-era buildings in Galle, and the opportunity to spot leopards on safari in Yala National Park, this is a magical destination. Many couples choose to combine their Sri Lankan adventure with an ultra-luxe resort stay in the Maldives. Honeymoon perfection. Whether you have two days or two weeks, a honeymoon in Sri Lanka offers an unforgettable experience. See why in our Sri Lanka honeymoon guide. 


Sailing in the cook islands

Blindingly beautiful and largely untouched by tourism, The Cook Islands has no traffic congestion, no high-rise buildings and no crowded cities. Just castaway charm aplenty paired with barefoot luxury accommodation (much of it designed especially for couples). Scattered like pearls across the Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islands can be found on the map between New Zealand and Hawaii. From small coral atolls to stunning white-sand isles surrounded by dazzling lagoons, each island is a unique paradise. The largest, Rarotonga, welcomes visitors with its volcanic terrain, lush jungles, and majestic mountains that descend into crystal-clear blue lagoons. For couples seeking a romantic and unforgettable honeymoon experience, the ‘Cooks’ provides the perfect blend of natural beauty, seclusion, and luxury. Check out our guide to romantic holidays in The Cook Islands for everything you need to know!


Dining outside, Barcelona

If you’ve chosen Barcelona as your honeymoon destination, you’re in for an absolute treat. The much-celebrated capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is a perfect blend of history, art, architecture and romance with a big serve of delicious Spanish food and wine in the mix! The streetscape is defined by the incredible works of Antoni Gaudi (Google: Sagrada Familia and you’ll know his work), lively tapas bars, and magnificent museums. Barcelona is also home to several beautiful beaches, offering a unique combination of urban delights and breezy seaside vibes. Whether you spend your days exploring the city’s iconic architecture or working your way through the local tapas list, you’ll fall in love with one of the world’s most romantic cities. We’ve rounded up our top 10 things to see and do in Barcelona here

Related: How to Honeymoon in Spain


Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Southeast Asia’s compact yet cosmopolitan hub of Singapore offers a wealth of things to see, do, and eat for visitors. Known for its towering skyline, world-class shopping, vibrant food culture, and refreshing green spaces, this busy and beautiful destination needs to be on your honeymoon bucket list. Our tip: Catch a cable car over to the beaches, theme parks, and excellent accommodation of Singapore’s Sentosa Island. Wondering what else to see and do in Singapore? Our four-day Singapore itinerary for couples highlights the best places to visit in Southeast Asia’s Lion City.Perfect as an extended stopover or a minimoon. 


Vanuatu kids playing in water
Image Vanuatu Tourism Office

The stunning South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu offers raw natural beauty in abundance along with a rich cultural experience. And the best part? It’s only around 3.5 hours from Australia’s east coast! Whether you’re seeking poolside relaxation or adventurous day trips (Mount Yasur volcano trek perhaps?) for your honeymoon, Vanuatu has it all. Explore the pristine beaches, adventure through the rainforest with an offroad buggy safari, then bunker down in beautiful Vanuatu accommodation. The colourful waterfront capital of Port Vila on Efate Island is also ideal for a few hours of souvenir shopping and market browsing. To make the most of your holiday or honeymoon to Vanuatu, we’ve put together this comprehensive Vanuatu travel guide for couples. So, pack your bags and get ready for an incredible romantic getaway in Vanuatu.


Chichen-Itza Pyramid, Mexico
Chichen-Itza Pyramid, Mexico

From ancient Mayan ruins to buzzing seaside towns, there is something for every couple’s taste and budget in Mexico. If you’re planning a beach break with a side of cultural exploration, look to Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula. Or perhaps the ocean wonders of Los Cabos on the Baja California Peninsula are more your speed. Just don’t miss the historic capital of Mexico City for sightseeing and couple-perfect accommodation. Whether you choose a popular beach destination or a hidden gem like Tequila (yes, it’s a real town!), a honeymoon in Mexico promises more than just sun and sand. The food, the culture, the magic of Mexico is sure to stay with you long after the last margarita is sipped.


Bled Lake Slovenia

Once described as ‘the best of Europe in miniature’, Slovenia offers a romantic and enchanting destination for honeymooners. Nestled between Austria and Croatia in Central Europe, the country’s snow-capped mountains, teal-green Alpine lakes, and charming historic centres are perfect for a romantic getaway. And the country’s selection as the European Region of Gastronomy 2021 highlights its thriving farm-to-table food scene and only adds to the excitement surrounding this destination. For some of Slovenia’s most majestic scenery and attractions, see the resort town of Piran, the meadows of Lipica (home of the Lippiza/Lipica dancing horses), and beautiful Lake Bled: perfect for summer swims or winter walks with breathtaking views of the surrounding woods and mountains. 


Discover the beauty Siem Reap
Discover the beauty Siem Reap

Have you considered Cambodia? This captivating Southeast Asian nation offers a blend of adventure, cultural discovery, and romantic honeymoon experiences. Temple-hop your way around iconic sites including Siem Reap, shop up a storm in the markets of Cambodia’s French-influenced capital Phnom Penh, or head out to discover the country’s beautiful beaches. For a longer trip, consider combining your trip to Cambodia with neighboring countries, Vietnam and Thailand. Whether you’re relaxing on Koh Rong island, exploring the lush jungle interior, or discovering charming villages, Cambodia offers a truly unforgettable experience. Tip: While most couples head to Siem Reap for Angkor Wat, this vibrant township has so much more. We share our 10 ten experiences for couples to share in Siem Reap here


Perast, Bay of Kotor (Boka), Montenegro

Hot on the travel radar for 2024 (along with its neighbour, Croatia), Montenegro is a European gem, with couples drawn to its stunning mountain ranges, crystal-clear lakes and expansive coastline. The country is blessed with up to 250 days of sunshine per year, perfect for relaxing on sun-kissed sands and swimming in the sea — the turquoise waters rival any of Montenegro’s Med cousins. There’s also plenty to explore including the historic seaside town of Budva, whose Old Town is described as “a mini-Dubrovnik” by Lonely Planet, the mediaeval architecture of Kotor, and the majestic Tara Canyon. Our only tip? Honeymoon in Montenegro now before everyone else gets here!



It has to be said: don’t come to Marrakech for a little peace and quiet. You might find occasional moments of it here and there, but this bustling Moroccan city is more about (over)indulging each and every one of the senses. From its kaleidoscope mosaics to its labyrinth-like souqs filled with brightly-coloured treasures, Marrakech is for those wanting to be immersed in culture. Ease yourselves in by sipping mint tea at a roadside café then explore the city or weave your way through the medina’s souqs (the traditional Moroccan version of a shopping mall), picking up souvenirs and enjoying the perfectly spiced street food. Make sure to stop at the opulent Saadian Tombs near the Kasbah Mosque, made from an extravagant amount of imported Italian Carrara marble and adorned with pure gold! Marrakech makes for a colourful, magical and utterly unforgettable honeymoon.

Related: The complete travel guide to Morocco for couples


Capetown south Africa

South Africa is a fantastic destination for honeymooners, offering a mix of adventure, wildlife, and relaxation. From thrilling Big Five safaris to exploring the vibrant city of Cape Town and its iconic Table Mountain, there is something for every couple. The picturesque Winelands provide a romantic setting for wine tasting and scenic drives, while the charming Boulders Bay offers the opportunity to spot adorable penguins. Many couples choose to rent a car or hire a private tour guide to explore the stunning Garden Route or Route 62 along the Western Cape, creating unforgettable memories together. Discover what to do and see on your South African honeymoon with our comprehensive guide.


Couple in Italy

A gondola ride through Venice is the stuff of holiday dreams. So why not include the unique ‘Floating City’ on your honeymoon wish list? Built on 100+ islands in the Adriatic Sea, Venice is renowned for its picturesque waterways, Renaissance buildings, and cobblestone streets. Get lost in the maze of alleys and canals, join in the lively atmosphere of the city’s outdoor terraces, and explore historic Piazza San Marco. And if you need to dodge the crowds, pop over to one of the neighbouring islands: check out the colourful houses of Burano or the famed glass-making workshops of Murano where you can pick up a special handmade souvenir. Recommended viewing: A Haunting in Venice. A romantic rendezvous in Venice is one for the bucket-list and perfect as part of an Italian honeymoon itinerary.


Mauritius beach

The Indian Ocean holds many holiday gems — and Mauritius is one of its most precious. Located just east of Madagascar, this vibrant, beautiful and diverse island offers everything you need for a beautiful beach break or an adventurous honeymoon escape (or a bit of both). The gorgeous beaches are home to equally alluring beachfront resorts, the lush mountains and national parks are perfect for hiking, and the seascape is a snorkeller’s dream. Bonus: the country’s Indian, African and French influences come together in its delicious local cuisine. So good! We’ve got everything you need to know about a honeymoon in Mauritius here.


Bhutan Temple

Want the opposite of a cookie-cutter honeymoon? Look no further than Bhutan. This small Himalayan kingdom is known for its geographical isolation as well as its exclusive feel (tourism is strictly limited to preserve the environment). The result is a pristine and untouched landscape of majestic peaks, rushing rivers, and mysterious valleys cloaked in dense forests. To take your escape one step further, embark on a trek to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched precariously on a cliffside, followed by a relaxing soak in a plunge pool with breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Bhutan offers a serene sanctuary filled with the scent of incense, the sound of ceremonial gongs, and the tranquil presence of monks. A truly unique honeymoon experience.


Vienna City Scape
Image courtesy of Austrian Tourism Board

An elegant honeymoon choice, Vienna is perfect for lovers of art, architecture, music and European culture. From horse-and-carriage rides through the cobblestone streets to exploring the city’s Imperial Palace and Art Nouveau architecture to visiting the magnificent Baroque-era Schönbrunn Palace, there are countless attractions to discover. Vienna is also famous for its prestigious shopping streets and gorgeous coffee houses, bars and restaurants — sipping coffee and scoffing delectable Viennese pastries is a way of life here. Getting around Vienna is also convenient, whether you’re exploring the city or taking day trips to nearby ski slopes or vineyards. And while the city comes alive during the summer months, the Christmas markets make it an enchanting destination for a honeymoon in the European winter. 


Ardnamurchan coast Scotland
Ardnamurchan Coast Scotland

Heading to the UK for your honeymoon adventure? While London may be a no-brainer, see also Scotland for its stunning natural beauty and fascinating history. The capital, Edinburgh, is one of the world’s most romantic cities, home to a fascinating medieval Old Town and famous Edinburgh Castle. The rest of the country offers miles of breathtaking scenery that has served as a backdrop for countless films and tv shows including Harry Potter, Outlander, and James Bond Skyfall. Loch Ness (yep, the one with the monster) and the Isle of Skye are just a few of the many enchanting places to visit. For something completely different, you can even kayak through the Northwest Highlands! We’ve found 5 fairytale castles where you can stay in Ireland and the UK to inspire your Scottish honeymoon.

Read more: The Best Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Locations in Scotland


Havelock Island Palm Trees on beach

For couples seeking an unspoiled paradise with some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world, Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) is the perfect honeymoon destination. Officially part of India, this hidden gem bobs in the Andaman Sea and boasts pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and lush green forests to rival even the ever-popular Maldives. For adventurous couples, there are plenty of opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling, trekking, and kayaking. But you can also dial down into island time with romantic beach walks and candlelit dinner cruises. Want to discover this eco island paradise before the rest of the world? Read our guide to Havelock Island here.


Ever dreamed of playing kings and queens in a castle for your honeymoon? You’ll love Ireland. Here you can stay in a castle hotel and immerse yourselves in Ireland’s incredible natural beauty and ancient Celtic culture. In the cosmopolitan capital Dublin, connect with Irish history by visiting iconic landmarks such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and Trinity College. Venture into the countryside and you’ll be captivated by Ireland’s lush landscapes. A great way to enjoy this is to hire a car and embark on a driving holiday around The Emerald Isle, stopping for a dram at the local distillery or pub. From the majestic Cliffs of Moher to the picturesque Killarney National Park, there are endless opportunities for a memorable honeymoon in Ireland. 


Port de Soller Mallorca at Sunset-min.jpg
Port de Soller Mallorca at Sunset

One of the world’s most romantic honeymoon islands, Mallorca (also known as Majorca), is a stunning island in Spain’s Balearic archipelago: also home to Ibiza and Formentera. A longtime favourite with artists, musicians, and celebrities seeking a glamorous and secluded getaway, Mallorca offers a perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon with its picturesque hilltop villages, vineyards, pristine beaches, and luxury accommodations. For those looking for adventure, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the local culture, swim or snorkel, and dance the night away at Mallorca’s vibrant clubs. With over 260 beaches, many hidden in secret coves, honeymooners can enjoy privacy and tranquillity in this Mediterranean jewel.


Aharen Beach Tokashiki Island, Kerama Islands-Group, Okinawa

Japan’s island paradise of Okinawa is perfect for a beach break or as a memorable stop on your Japanese honeymoon itinerary. Known as the Jewel of the Pacific, Okinawa is a string of subtropical islands found in the southernmost part of Japan, with stunning coral reefs, turquoise waters, and white sandy beaches. Okinawa’s laid-back vibe is reminiscent of Hawaii and couples are drawn to its off-the-beaten-path charm and sun-soaked scenery. Okinawa also has a rich and sometimes dramatic history, with remnants of World War II scattered throughout the islands. For more on this glorious island gem, see our comprehensive travel guide to Okinawa to help you plan when to go and so much more.


Norway Fjord

Just as the Scandi aesthetic will always have its admirers in the design world, the countries of Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark and Norway) are forever favourites when it comes travel. It’s hard to imagine a more romantic scenario than watching the mystical Northern Lights with your loved one in the wonderland that is Norway. Also lauded for its scene-stealing fjords, the country is bursting with natural beauty, fascinating history, and gorgeous architecture. Be enchanted by Norway’s fairytale charm or feel like the only two people on earth when you stay in an alpine cabin surrounded by glittering lakes and towering mountains. If you’re looking to chase the Northern Lights in Iceland & Norway, check out our story from travel writer Matthew Brace.

Read more: The Ultimate Couples’ Travel Guide to Norway


Zanzibar Fishermen
Discover bright turquoise waters and vibrant culture in Zanzibar

Zanzibar: the name itself conjures exotic images of white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and spice-scented breezes. This dreamy archipelago off the coast of Tanzania in east Africa is also known as the ‘Spice Islands’ thanks to a rich trading history in cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. These Indian Ocean isles are also home to rare wildlife, such as the red colobus monkey, and vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. The bonus? Tanzania as a whole offers incredible wildlife and landscapes, with vast national parks and game reserves. It’s no wonder the bush-and-beach honeymoon is becoming increasingly popular here. Couples can enjoy a safari experience at one of Tanzania’s extraordinary lodges then refresh with a beach break in Zanzibar. An extraordinary honeymoon experience.

Read more: Your Comprehensive Honeymoon Guide to Zanzibar


Island hopping in Langkawi

Just off the northwestern peninsula of Malaysia, you’ll find a sleepy archipelago of 99 islands (104 at low tide) blessed with many holiday charms. An island idyll for couples looking for something a little bit different, Langkawi offers something for everyone – adventure, wildlife, postcard-perfect beaches, luxe resorts and incredible dining. Spend your days exploring the breathtaking islands, discovering hidden waterfalls, immersing in lush jungles, exploring vibrant mangroves filled with wildlife, and sailing into the sunset. For lovers heading to Langkawi, we have a honeymoon guide to help you experience to best of this unique Asian island.


Samoa Waterhole

A Polynesian island nation that’s perfect for a relaxed and romantic honeymoon, Samoa is defined by its lush natural landscapes and rich cultural spirit Fa’a Samoa (the Samoan way). Located just east of Fiji, this is a place to unwind. Laze the day away on a white-sand beach, cool off in a pristine swimming hole, chase waterfalls, and zip around by scooter. Begin your journey in Apia, the vibrant capital on the main island of Upolu, to shop the colourful markets and get an introduction to local life at the Samoa Cultural Village. Then head to your honeymoon accommodation of choice: Samoa offers an excellent selection, from secluded bungalows to upscale beachfront resorts. Tip: Lonely Planet named Lalomanu Beach one of the best in the world, so be sure to add it to your Samoan honeymoon itinerary.


Costa Rica Landscape at Sunset

Nature lovers? You have to add Costa Rica to your honeymoon shortlist. This tiny Central American country is brimming with epic scenery (we’re talking the most glorious rainforests, beaches and waterfalls) and an incredible array of wildlife. If you ever wanted to see a toucan or jaguar in the wild, this is your place! Costa Rica is also leading the world when it comes to going green with a serious commitment to a net-zero carbon future. The country’s national animal is the sloth (adorable!) and a romantic honeymoon in Costa Rica is all about slowing down and enjoying the moment. Sample the sweet treat of love with a chocolate farm tour, glamp on a tiny island off the coast, unwind in an eco-lodge, stay at one of Costa Rica’s best adults-only, all inclusive resorts or roam the rainforests and discover the magic of this unique honeymoon escape.

Want more ideas for the perfect honeymoon? Check out our ultimate guide to Europe’s best honeymoon destinations.

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