When it comes to getting married, most brides have the wedding planned down to the tiniest detail. But for many couples, by the time they get to planning the honeymoon, they are simple too stressed and overwhelmed to think straight. There are countless options and it seems every destination is claiming to be the “most romantic in the world.” This will be the first vacation you have as a married couple and for many people it will also be the most expensive. Do yourself a favor and take the time to select a destination that feels perfect for you and your partner. To get started, check out this short list of some of the top honeymoon destinations around the world.
It doesn’t matter what “honeymoon top list” you look at, the Maldives will always be listed. In a recent poll by the travel booking site Agoda, the Maldives came in first among dream honeymoon destinations with a full 20% of respondents choosing this small island nation. This is the destination for honeymooners looking for absolute island paradise, complete with private bungalows, white sand beaches, and unparalleled luxury. When choosing luxury Maldives holidays be prepared to budget big!
If you are an old-school romantic, there is nothing like a honeymoon in Italy. From gondola rides down a Venice canal to a wine tour in Tuscany to a clifftop hotel on the Amalfi Coast, Italy is filled with romantic hideaways. For many honeymooners, Italy is a place to enjoy the good things in life – good food, good wine, and the infectious romance of a country that inspired some of the world’s best love stories. Ciao Bella!
When it comes to romantic places, the country of Indonesia seems to have almost an unfair share of gorgeous options. From picturesque beaches to remote, private jungle villas, the islands of Indonesia hide many treasures. Adding to that the fascinating ancient cultures and the delicious local cuisine, it is no wonder that Indonesia is a top honeymoon destination. Your best bets for romance are the islands of Bali or Java, both of which have numerous honeymoon hotel options.
So this isn’t really a top honeymoon destination but more like THE top honeymoon region. From the Bahamas in the north to Aruba in the south, there are hundreds of island options. Some of the more popular destinations can actually be filled to the brim with newlyweds but if you are looking for your own private piece of paradise, there are still lots of options. Turks and Caicos offers one of the world’s best coral reefs, St Lucia wins when it comes to privacy and romance, while Jamaica is a great place for the couple that wants a bit more action.
East Africa & The Seychelles
For the honeymooners looking to go a bit off the beaten path, Africa has become a top choice. While honeymoons to Morocco or South Africa are popular, East Africa and The Seychelles are becoming the top honeymoon destinations of the continent. Imagine enjoying one of the most romantic sunsets you have ever seen while sipping champagne and watching the local giraffes roam your hotel’s private game reserve. After the safari of a lifetime, complete with lions and elephants, hop on over to the Seychelles where picturesque beaches and world-class service await.
No matter where you choose for your honeymoon, remember that this is your chance to unwind after the stress of planning your wedding and to celebrate as a newly married couple. Choose a place that makes both you and your partner feel at peace and you’re bound to have the trip of a lifetime.