In theory, a honeymoon should be a once-in-a-lifetime trip: it needs to be special, unforgettable for all the right reasons and a vacation you’ll want to remember for years to come.
But every couple has their own ideas and with honeymoons, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. You might love nothing more than lying on a sun-lounger, soaking up the sun; others might want remote jungle hikes and zip-lines through rainforests; and for some, they won’t even want to leave their room, so they’ll be looking for something that offers plenty of privacy and seclusion.
We’ve rounded up our choices of the best destinations for a honeymoon for every type of couple.
BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS FOR ADVENTURE TRAVELERS
If there’s a destination that matches adventure with rest and relaxation, then Mexico is one of the front-runners. Adventures here can be found in jungle treks, horse riding and trips to the awe-inspiring world-heritage listed Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza.
In the town of Tulum, on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, there are white-sand beaches, a turquoise sea and the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city. The main structure of El Castillo (castle), is perched on a rocky cliff above the beach. Adventure travelers will also love the Parque Nacional Tulum, a UNESCO-protected biosphere made up of mangroves, cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes) and lagoons.
You might think Fiji is all about its beaches – which are pretty spectacular – but it’s also one of thebest places in the South Pacific to honeymoon for adventure travelers. As well as sensational opportunities for diving and snorkeling, a Fiji honeymooncan offer zip-line tours that fly over dense tropical rainforest, limestone caves and beautiful waterfalls, plus surfing, river rafting and ocean kayaking.
BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATION FOR NATURE LOVERS
From jungle-clad beaches to mist-covered cloud forests, Costa Rica is a tropical paradise where nature is king. Honeymoons to Costa Rica are all about secluded eco-lodges, rainforest tours and guided volcano treks.
Nearly a quarter of the country is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife, from toucans to the striking quetzal birds. Rainforest tours will bring you close to spider monkeys, parrots and sleepy sloths.
BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS FOR COMPLETE PRIVACY
The Maldives is one of the best honeymoon destinations for complete privacy. With its iconic over-water hotels, privacy and seclusion in the Maldives comes in the form of six-star accommodation, A-list hangouts sought out by celebrities and private butlers, delivering every guests’ whims. Throw in some world-class diving, white sand beaches and underwater restaurants and this Indian Ocean archipelago is an island paradise just waiting to be explored.
Fiji can also lay claim to a number of one-hotel islands, including the tiny, 500-acre paradise of Turtle Island Fiji which has just 14 light-filled bures – traditional Fijian villas – for couples, making it one of the best honeymoon destinations for total seclusion and privacy.
The bures on Turtle Island overlook the iconic Blue Lagoon, offering peaceful privacy with ocean views. Plus you’ll be looked after in the traditional warm Fijian way with your personal Bure Mama taking care of everything for you. She’ll unpack your bags, tidy your villa, take care of your laundry and arrange picnics and evening dinners – whether that’s a on a floating pontoon in the Blue Lagoon bedecked by lanterns or under the stars in front of your villa.
BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATION FOR PARTIES
Rio de Janeiro is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, top clubs, beach dance parties and the city’s world-famous carnival held every year before Lent. Once you’ve had a few all-nighters, you can slip away to the more serene Isla Grande for some rest and relaxation.
The Spanish island of Ibiza also has a well-earned reputation as a bohemian party hotspot with plenty of style. It attracts the celebrity crowd looking to live it up with resident DJs at night and lounging behind designer sunglasses on hidden beaches and infinity pools by day. There’s also the trendy boutiques and world-class restaurants to while away the hours.
BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS FOR CULTURE
Soaking up its culture, as well as some sunshine, is the best way to really learn more about a destination’s people, customs and traditions.
Some of the world’s best destinations for a honeymoon are packed with culture. In Vietnam you can explore the colonial cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, experience the floating villages of Halong Bay and immerse yourself in its vibrant markets and street food.
For a truly ancient mix of cultures have you considered Malta? Chic harbors, grand hotels and a melting pot of cultures make Malta one of the best honeymoon destinations.
Nestled between Sicily and Tunisia in the middle of the Mediterranean, sun-soaked Malta is an archipelago of three islands, of which Malta is the largest, followed by Gozo and the largely uninhabited Comino.
An ancient temple-building civilization, Malta’s occupations by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Normans have all left their mark on Maltese culture with an impressive collection of archaeological sites, three of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List including the capital Valletta, the Megalithic Temples – in particular the Ggantija temples in Gozo, older than the pyramids in Egypt – and Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, underground chambers hewn out of living rock.
Fiji should also be on your list if you’re looking for the best honeymoon destinations for culture. Historians think that the original Fijians actually came from Southeast Asia through the Malay Peninsula more than 3,000 years ago, when Polynesians came to live on Fiji but were later invaded and defeated by the Melanesians in 1500 BC.
Today Fijians representing the descendants of the Melanesians and the Polynesians have created a unique, friendly and welcoming culture that attracts tourists from all over the world.
BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATION FOR SNOW BUNNIES
If your idea of romance is more about cozy nights by the fire with a warming schnapps in hand, then a winter honeymoon might be more your thing.
The November to February northern hemisphere winter offers some of the best choices for ski breaks in the Swiss Alps, where you can get to the very heart of a winter honeymoon.
And is there anywhere quite as dazzling as Switzerland for its dramatic scenery? Favored by royals and celebrities alike, the ski resorts of Klosters, Gstaad, Davos and St Moritz offer plenty of top-notch runs, a lively apres-ski atmosphere and plenty of opportunities for romance.
As a private honeymoon destination, Switzerland has plenty to offer honeymooners. How about some ski runs for two? Or some warming hot chocolate, surrounded by snow-capped peaks?
Then there’s off-piste skiing with your own private guide, couples spa treatments and Finnish saunas and cosy dinners à deux in Michelin-starred restaurants.
BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS FOR ISLAND GETAWAYS
When it comes to choosing the best honeymoon destination, who hasn’t dreamed of jetting off to a castaway island, with palm trees providing shade and soft-white sand lapped by a clear blue sea?
Fiji is consistently ranked as one of the best beach honeymoon destinationswith a plethora of white-sand beaches to choose from. Itswarm climate, welcoming localsand eco-friendly hotels and resorts, make it easy to see why Fiji is one of the best places in the South Pacific to honeymoon.
Fiji’s Yasawa Islands are top favorites with honeymoon couples. This chain of 20 exquisite islands, just a 30-minute flight from Fiji’s main island Viti Levu, is all about sun-drenched beaches, privacy and luxury island retreats.
Turtle Island is a popular honeymoon spot with 12 private beaches – with only 14 couples hosted at a time, this means guests are guaranteed their own private beach every second day of their stay to use for a romantic private beach picnic, swimming and relaxing.
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