8 Dreamy Destinations for a Romantic Honeymoon
In collaboration with Oscar Collins
A romantic honeymoon is one of the most exciting moments newlyweds look forward to while planning a wedding. Amidst the array of enchanting destinations worldwide, the challenge lies in knowing that one perfect spot that you and your lover will both enjoy.
Discover eight dreamy honeymoon spots that promise a perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories.
A Romantic Honeymoon in Fiji
The postcard-perfect islands of Fiji feature glittering sands, turquoise waters and luxurious resorts. This country comprises approximately 330 islands — two-thirds of which are uninhabited. One standout feature of Fiji is the range of accommodations, from exclusive resorts to over-the-water bungalows.
This place is the perfect way to go for thrill-seeking couples who enjoy surfing and diving. It’s also ideal for chill activities like lazing on the white-sand beaches and sipping kava, Fiji’s national drink.
An Exotic Honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia
When you think of romantic tropical getaways, best believe the island of Bali will pop up in your head. It’s a favorite honeymoon destination for many reasons — fascinating architecture, incredible biodiversity and pristine beaches are waiting to be explored with your loved one. The hospitality and friendliness of Balinese people will make your trip even more memorable.
South Bali is the most developed region on the island. Teeming with luxury hotels and nightlife, you and your spouse will enjoy immersing yourself in new experiences in this place. Don’t forget to visit the iconic Lempuyang Temple, Ubud Palace and Bali Swing.
A Relaxing Honeymoon in Santorini, Greece
There’s more to Santorini than the classic blue-domed whitewashed villas. Watching the sunset touch the surface of the Aegean Sea will become the highlight of your stay in this idyllic place.
One of the most essential features that makes this volcanic island a perfect honeymoon destination is the Red Beach near the ancient site of Akrotiri. Catch the view of the deep red hues from lava cliffs flowing into the blue waters.
Aside from the beautiful beaches, you and your partner can also hike to Ancient Thera to witness the ruins of three empires.
A Cozy Honeymoon in Chicago, U.S.
Beach destinations might be popular among honeymooners, but if you and your partner are into exploring urban wonders, look no further than Chicago. While it might not be the first place you think of for a honeymoon, the Windy City promises unexpected romantic activities for couples.
Enjoy staying in the luxurious Langham, where you can view the iconic cityscape and river while eating a hearty breakfast with your lover. In the afternoon, rediscover your childlike wonder when you visit the Volo Auto Museum — admire more than 10,000 mechanical wonders and take a trip to the age of dinosaurs in Jurassic Gardens.
Cap off the day with a visit to the art-filled RL Restaurant for a refined dinner experience. Don’t forget to check out high-end shops like Burberry and Cartier along the Magnificent Mile and get your after-dinner drinks at Pops For Champagne.
An Adventurous Honeymoon in Bhutan
Nestled between India and China, Bhutan is a well-hidden jewel in the Himalayas. As the world’s first carbon-negative country, 60% of its land must remain protected as forests. The lush landscapes and simple living will inspire you to take life slow. Trek towards the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, a cliff-clinging architectural wonder in the upper Paro valley.
Stroll along the cobbled streets of Thimphu and shop for traditional and handmade souvenirs while sipping butter tea. Don’t forget to visit the Six Senses Thimphu, too and take delight in the overlooking view of the valley.
A Stunning Honeymoon in Salzburg, Austria
The lively music, dance performances, castles and dreamy landscapes make Salzburg, Austria, a haven for art enthusiasts. Wines, walking, nightlife and dancing are some of the many activities you can expect. Salzburg is teeming with vivid entertainment and boundless culinary creations that you and your partner will cherish for the rest of your life.
Visit Mozart’s home, take a romantic stroll through the old town and delight in a wellness weekend. For the ultimate romantic experience, hire a small rowing boat on Jägersee Lake.
A Romantic Honeymoon in Paris, France
Widely known as the City of Love, Paris offers countless romantic excursions. The architecture, cuisine and culture make this city a must-visit. After visiting the Louvre, grab some snacks and enjoy an afternoon picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower.
At night, cruise down the Seine River and watch the sunset together. It’s the perfect way to get a view of the main attractions in the city. Paris is home to 118 Michelin-starred restaurants, leaving you abundant food options to explore. Some of the best places to visit include Le George, L’Orangerie and Le Cinq.
An Adventurous Honeymoon in Tanzania
If you want an offbeat honeymoon destination, head to Tanzania for a safari expedition. Don’t expect to see five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants when choosing this destination. Expect long walks, safari adventures, lazy lunches, picture-taking and stargazing. Experiencing the beauty of nature should be your priority.
In the morning, set off on a romantic hot-air balloon ride and watch Africa’s Big Five from above. Cap off your journey on one of the untouched beaches in the country, such as Kendwa Beach and Sange Beach.
Treat Yourself to the Experience of a Lifetime
From idyllic beaches to offbeat destinations, these are just some of the many romantic honeymoon spots you can visit. In searching for the best location, remember that your marriage deserves nothing less than extraordinary, so choose wisely.
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