Best Honeymoon Destinations

Honeymoon is an essential part of the wedding as it symbolizes the beginning of the married life and it is widely believed that honeymoon reflects the marriage’s future.

It means if your honeymoon is boring and full of fights, your marriage life won’t be happy.

Obviously, it is just an old saying, however, we can’t argue that a honeymoon is probably as much anticipated as the whole wedding ceremony.

Everyone wants their honeymoon to be special and somewhere far away and different from the everyday environment. Due to this reason newlyweds select remote resorts or decide to travel to enjoy the natural beauty and experience new things.

These days there are so many destinations that are perfect for a honeymoon retreat.

No wonder why lots of couples are getting lost between numerous options. Because of this, we had decided to create a simple guide of the best honeymoon destinations and holiday ideas.

This guide covers popular and underrated honeymoon places and will tell you what kind of activities you can do during your honeymoon.

Scroll down and take a look at our ultimate best honeymoon destinations list.

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The Best Honeymoon Destinations In 2021

1. Luxury Maldives Honeymoon

This list can’t be completed without the famous Maldives. The Maldives Islands are located in the Indian Ocean and have been famous honeymoon and wedding destination for a long period of time.

The islands are known as a luxury honeymoon destination that only well-off people can afford it. However, Maldives is becoming more and more affordable for everyone.

The destination is well known for numerous resorts, spas, white beaches, crystal clear water and fine restaurants. It is a perfect location if you wish to stay in the resort, try snorkeling and enjoy the relaxing environment.

Beyond, it is possible for you to travel from one island to another as all island have a different charm.

Don’t forget that the Maldives is a number one choice for honeymoons, so it can be busy and a little bit more expensive than other similar locations.

Main activities: spa, snorkeling, sandy beaches

Recommended duration: 1 week +

2. Healing Bali Honeymoon

Another destination that can’t be missed is Bali. It is an island that is a part of Indonesia and is known for temples and yoga. Bali is a popular destination not only with honeymooners but also with backpackers due to its beauty and nightlife.

The island is home to the famous cliff Uluwatu temple, never-sleeping bars of Kuta and magical Ubud. There are so many places to see and things to do, so we can guarantee that you won’t want to leave the island.

If you had decided to spend your honeymoon in Bali, we recommend to rent a car and travel around the island so you can experience a real local nightlife, have time for relaxation and heal your body and mind.

While staying in Bali, don’t forget to visit famous rice paddies, try sea kayaking and Bali swing that will take your breath away.

Also, Bali is a great place if you don’t want to spend too much on honeymoon, but still wish to stay at a luxury resort or hotel and enjoy white sandy beaches.

Main activities: nightlife, beaches, temples, water sports, Bali swing, hiking

Recommended duration: 2 weeks +

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3. European Style Honeymoon in Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. It is a popular destination for holidaymakers and honeymooners.

Santorini offers a true Greek and European style streets, food and beautiful white houses that had become famous on Instagram. The island offers picturesque seaside views, traditional great food, beachside villas, and lovely beaches.

It is a perfect destination if you are looking for a short European honeymoon. Also, Santorini offers tons of luxury accommodation options including hotels, resorts, and holiday villas if you wish to have more privacy.

You can enjoy your evenings out while drinking the finest wine and eating traditional Greek food.

Main activities: sightseeing, beach, eating out

Recommended duration: 5-7 days

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4. Romantic Bora Bora Honeymoon

Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island that is known for the blue water, finest beaches, floating resorts, and restaurants.

The beauty of Bora Bora attracts lots of couples who are expecting to experience the best honeymoon that they can dream of.

Due to this reason the island is usually packed with honeymooners. It also has a perfect atmosphere for romantic dinners and evening strolls along the beach. The majority of people who have been to Bora Bora describe it as a ‘paradise on Earth’.

However, Bora Bora is a luxury destination, so be prepared to pay higher prices for the unforgetful experience and romantic atmosphere. Even though the island is busy, lots of resorts have private beaches so you will be able to enjoy tranquillity, too.

Bora Bora honeymoon is perfect for a couple who love being active but wish to have a romantic, relaxing and luxurious honeymoon. Also, we highly recommend Bora Bora for longer stays due to its beauty.

Main activities: beaches, spa, scuba diving

Recommended duration: 1 week +

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5. Exotic Seychelles Honeymoon

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands that are located in the Indian Ocean. These days Seychelles is becoming more and more popular among travelers and honeymooners.

The archipelago is famous for its natural exotic beauty that is full of national parks, coral reefs, nature reserves, rare animals, tons of beaches and mountain rainforests.

It offers an opportunity to explore islands, relax, try various activities, get to know the islands’ animals and visit marvelous natural places.

Seychelles has a natural beauty and resorts that are similar to Bora Bora or Maldives, however, it is still quiet and cheaper than other luxurious islands. If you can’t afford Bora Bora or Maldives, try Seychelles and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Main activities: hiking, sightseeing, beaches, natural beauty, water sports, spa

Recommended duration: 1 week +

6. Stunning and Romantic Honeymoon in Mauritius

No one can imagine the best honeymoon destinations list without Mauritius. In recent years, this island has been a popular destination for honeymoons. It is located in the Indian Ocean and is recognized as an island country.

Mauritius is famous for its numerous beaches, lagoons, hills, third largest coral reef system and nature reserves that attract tourists.

It is a perfect honeymoon destination if you are looking for stunning scenery, great resorts, never-ending coastline, and great multicultural nightlife.

However, take into account that Mauritius can be prebooked years in advance, so if you are thinking of honeymoon in the island, try to book as quick as you can.

Main activities: beaches, water sports, spa, nightlife

Recommended duration: 1 week +

7. Unique Sri Lanka Honeymoon

Sri Lanka is another island country located in the Indian Ocean, South Asia. Only recently country’s tourism has started to rise and Sri Lankan honeymoon packages are becoming more and more popular. However, it is still an underrated honeymoon destination due to poverty.

Sri Lanka is a very traditional and spiritual island where you will be able to find lovely food, great tea, lots of temples and, of course, magnificent beaches that are sometimes described as beautiful as Mauritius beaches.

An island is a great place for a honeymoon if you like traveling around, learning new cultures and love food (and tea!). Beyond, it is a great place if you are thinking of having a long honeymoon.

Main activities: sightseeing, beaches, food, temples

Recommended duration: 2 weeks +

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8. Relaxing Honeymoon in Koh Rong, Cambodia

Another honeymoon location, that you probably didn’t expect to see in this list, is Koh Rong Island situated near Cambodia. Koh Rong is well known as ‘island paradise’ as it is home to pristine white sand beaches, warm turquoise water, tropical climate, and exceptional scenery.

The island has very lively and less busy beaches so you always will be able to find relaxation while strolling along the coastline and viewing the sunset. Beyond the beaches, Koh Rong is a great place for exploring exotic wildlife and learning more about fascinating Khmer culture.

If you are looking for something more than just a beach honeymoon, select Koh Rong and get a fabulous, relaxing and full of culture honeymoon.

Main activities: beaches, nightlife, spas, sightseeing

Recommended duration: 1 week +

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9. Adventurous Honeymoon in Sunnmore Alps, Western Norway

Our another top location for a honeymoon is Sunnmore Alps located in the western part of Norway. If you are tired of typical beach honeymoons and want to experience something different, Sunnmore Alps is a perfect honeymoon destination for you.

It is known for never-ending mountains and fjords where you can enjoy skiing, hiking, or just sit in the mountain hut and enjoy the scenery. The best thing about Sunnmore Alps is that it is accessible all year round and you won’t need to worry about rainy season, extreme humidity or a heatwave.

We highly recommend this destination for couples who are adventurous and want to make their honeymoon one big adventure that will be remembered forever.

Main activities: skiing, hiking, fjords

Recommended duration: 5-7 days

10. Wild Zambia Honeymoon

Zambia is another honeymoon location that is a little bit different from the previously mentioned ones.

The country is located in Africa and is widely known for numerous national parks, safari areas, wildlife and beautiful scenery all over the country. Beyond, the most famous Zambia attraction is magnificent Victoria Falls that simply can’t be missed.

Zambia is a pretty inexpensive place for a honeymoon as you can get a lovely villa in a resort, rent a car and explore never-ending Zambia safari areas.

You will have a chance to see its gorgeous wildlife and get to know local people. We can guarantee that your honeymoon in Zambia will be unforgetful.

Main activities: safari, Victoria falls, natural beauty, road trip

Recommended duration: 2 weeks +

11. Tropical Zanzibar Honeymoon

Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean that is close to Tanzania. Zanzibar archipelago consists of about 40 tiny islands and is very easy to travel from one island to another. It is known for its white sandy beaches, thick forests, grasslands, and mangrove swamps.

Beyond, Zanzibar City is a fascinating city that has the influence of Arabians, Europeans, Africans, and Indians. It is also was included in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Zanzibar is a lovely place if you wish to have a relaxing beach and cultural honeymoon. Select Zanzibar if you want to learn something new and buy the best authentic handmade souvenirs.

Main activities: beaches, sightseeing, natural beauty

Recommended duration: 1 week +

12. Honeymoon Filled with Natural Beauty in Madagascar

Another beautiful honeymoon destination in the Indian Ocean is Madagascar that is becoming a hot destination among honeymooners and holidaymakers.

It is said that there is no other island in the Indian Ocean that has such rare plants, trees, beaches, wildlife and tons of national parks. Basically, Madagascar can be described as a natural beauty wonder.

If you decide to spend your honeymoon in Madagascar, you will have to see incredible baobabs trees, visit several national parks and enjoy magnificent views of the sunset at the beach. Madagascar can seem quiet, however, it has great beach bars with live music every day.

Main activities: national parks, wildlife, beaches, nightlife

Recommended duration: 1 week +

13. A Real Cuban Honeymoon in Havana, Cuba

Havana is the capital of Cuba and is known for its colorful streets and houses that were built during Spanish reign. The city is a pretty underrated destination for a honeymoon as it doesn’t offer the best luxurious resorts and amazing beaches.

However, Havana has a character filled with colors and music that will make you feel like you had traveled to a different planet.

This honeymoon destination is perfect for couples who like nightlife, social activities and exploring the city. Also, it is great if your honeymoon is on a tight budget.

Main activities: sightseeing, nightlife

Recommended duration: 1 week +

14. Magical Honeymoon in Quebec, Canada

Quebec is a beautiful city located in Canada. It is usually described as a city that feels like a country due to its beautiful buildings and mixed culture (French and Canadian).

This multicultural city amazes visitors with its old buildings, streets and beautiful cityscape. Quebec old town is listed as UNESCO World Heritage site.

Quebec honeymoon is a perfect decision if you are looking for something different, quieter and wish to explore while spending your first newlyweds trip. Also, the city offers the finest restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and magnificent hotels with a great view of the city.

Beyond, you will be able to travel out of the city and explore the natural beauty around Quebec.

Main activities: sightseeing, eating great food, night entertainment

Recommended duration: 2 weeks +

15. Camping Style Honeymoon in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Khao Sok National Park is an old rainforest that is home to rare plants, elephants, hornbills, and Thailand’s first floating camping style hotel.

If you select a honeymoon in Khao Sok National Park, you will have access to the gorgeous lake, have an opportunity to kayak along the coast and spot various animals.

Also, the park is famous for rainforest trekking that can be challenging and fun at the same time. Beyond, you can include a couple of nights stay at Elephant Hills camp where you will be able to get close to elephants.

Another important point is that Khao Sok National Park floating resort was built from sustainable wood by local craftsmen, and that means that your honeymoon doesn’t harm the park’s ecosystem and the planet.

Main activities: trekking, kayaking, wild swimming, wildlife

Recommended duration: 1 week +

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Everyone dreams about a perfect honeymoon and it’s not a secret that most people try to go where everyone goes. However, some honeymoon places can be too expensive and not suitable for couples’ characters.

Due to those reasons, the honeymoon can become stressful and unenjoyable. In order to avoid these negative emotions, the couple needs to choose a place that connects to them and should avoid thinking about only one popular destination. Honestly speaking, you can spend your honeymoon wherever you want and makes you happy.

Where you are planning to spend your honeymoon? How do you imagine your dream honeymoon and what kind of activities you wish to do? Would you like to add something to our best honeymoon destinations list? Please, comment below and leave us a feedback.