After the stress of a wedding, a perfect honeymoon destination is just what a newlywed couple needs. In this list of the best honeymoon destinations we have combed the globe in search of picture-perfect honeymoon destinations.
And, because not every newlywed has the same idea of a perfect honeymoon destination, we have compiled a variety of destinations – warm and cold, as well as peaceful and active.
List of the Best Honeymoon Destinations
Bernard Shaw once described Dubrovnik as Heaven on earth, and no wonder, this warm, picturesque Mediterranean location is truly heavenly. Dubrovnik boasts beaches, lovely seaside villas, and an old town –perfect for exploration without the crowds typically associated with the Mediterranean.
Ko Samui, Thailand
Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, Ko Samui is Thailand’s second largest island. Pristine beaches – both tranquil and party orientated – abound on the island, and the inner mountainous rainforest of the island makes for a dramatic backdrop. Culture and entertainment also abound here – a number of temples, resorts, spas, restaurants, and natural beauty await visitors of Ko Samui. Snorkeling and diving, as well as a range of other water sports, are also easily available on the island, ensuring that your honeymoon is one to remember.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
With postcard-perfect views from every angle, the Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coast along Italy’s southern Sorrentine Peninsula. Intimate beaches are surrounded by rugged cliff lines, while colorful fishing villages dot the shoreline. Spas, impressive villas, fine dining, and just general relaxation can be found along this shoreline, making it the perfect honeymoon destination for those looking for something extra special.
The honeymoon destination of John and Jackie Kennedy, Acapulco has both a boisterous and tranquil side. Those looking for action will appreciate the nightlife and water sports, while those who yearn for peace and tranquility will appreciate Acapulco’s top-notch spa and medical services.
Nelson, New Zealand
Located in the north-west of New Zealand’s South Island, Nelson is the sunniest region in New Zealand. Draws to the area include the crystal clear waters of New Zealand’s largest freshwater springs, the sun soaked sand of Golden Bay, and the famed Abel Tasman hiking track. Local vineyards and a full range of accommodations round out Nelson’s appeal.
Cork County, Ireland
Home to the famous Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone, Cork County abounds with scenic countryside, islands, lighthouses, cycling, and sailing. Cork County is also home to a number of gourmet food destinations.
About the size of Britain, but with far, far fewer inhabitants, the Chilean region of Patagonia is a breathtaking wilderness area. Activities includes fly-fishing, trekking, cycling, mountain climbing, rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding. Majestic lakes, fjords, glaciers, and century old gaucho villages round out Patagonia’s appeal.
Fairmount Chateau, Lake Louise, Canada
Located in Alberta’s Banff National Park, the Fairmount Chateau is a world class destination surround by Lake Louise and climbing mountain peaks. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors can hike, ski, canoe, ice skate, snowshoe, mountain bike, and fish, all while enjoying a luxury spa and gourmet food.
Referred to as the “Valley Isle”, the Hawaiian island of Maui is the perfect blend of beaches, jungle, and quaint towns. Other island draws include superb farm to table cuisine and prime viewing for humpback whale migration.
Bora Bora, Tahiti
Known the world over as an acclaimed honeymoon destination, Bora Bora is filled with iconic overwater villas that provide residents with a private mini oasis. In between villa lounging, Bora Bora also boasts a number of water activities, including snorkeling, diving, parasailing, fishing, and paddle boarding.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
A truly impressive sight, Victoria Falls is a once in a lifetime destination. Add in horseback safaris, bungee jumping, gorge swinging, and canoeing, and the wonderful and wild world of Zimbabwe makes for a memorable honeymoon.
Charleston, South Carolina
Southern charm at its best, the romantic city of Charleston is consistently ranked as one of the top locations in the world. With a number of charming bed and breakfasts, as well as top dining, beaches, and nightlife, Charleston is a great honeymoon destination.
Best Honeymoon Destinations Conclusion
Regardless of whether you are thinking of an island destination, Europe, a mountain destination, or something in between, we believe that this list of the best honeymoon destinations is going to provide you with several good options.
If you have been to one or multiple of these destinations, we would love to hear your feedback on them in the comments below.