Luxury Honeymoon Destinations Ideas to Inspire you

Every couple has their own ideas about what a honeymoon should be. Some want to go on a safari or cruise, while others prefer something more romantic and intimate. And then there are those who want to tick all the boxes at once! Whatever your preference, you’ll find something special in this selection of Luxury Honeymoon Destinations.

It’s one of the first things on a lot of newlywed couples’ minds – where do we go for our luxurious honeymoon? After all, it’s the one time in your life when you can jet off away from everyone you know for an extended period. Perhaps not an easy decision but we have plenty of places that will give you ideas and set your imagination alight.

Please note, you should check for the average weather conditions for month your intended travel, plus ensure you are aware of relevant passport and visa information.

the maldives

The Maldives are as close to paradise as you can get


One of the most luxurious honeymoon destinations is the Maldives, which is renowned for its overwater bungalows, private plunge pools, and immaculate beaches. An excellent spa that offers treatments influenced by the elements may be found in the tropical paradise of Baa Atoll.

For the ideal honeymoon experience, reserve a private outdoor movie screening. Another unique event is a candlelit beach meal. It’s the closest you can get to your own private island.

Laamu Atoll is another wonderful location for a honeymoon. The island can be explored on foot or by bicycle because there are no cars there. With an incredible coral reef, Laamu is one of the top resorts in the world for honeymooners. Freshly caught fish and a romantic massage are two things you can enjoy when staying in a private overwater villa. And who really needs a swimming pool when the crystal clear waters is directly outside your hut.

Girolata Bay in Corsica

Girolata Bay in Corsica


The world’s most romantic city may very well be Paris. complete with iconic landmarks and fine dining. It radiates appeal from the heights of Montmartre to the historic Pont Neuf bridge and lively Left Bank neighbourhood.

You may combine a vacation to Paris with a stop at the castles in the Loire valley because France is a country that lends itself well to road trips. Visit the Chateau de Chambord, which is situated in the centre of Europe’s biggest enclosed park.

But if you’re looking for some sunshine, you must visit the South of France. Both classic French Riviera beach towns like Cannes and Saint Tropez as well as other charming hillside villages can be found in Provence.

Another excellent option of honeymoon destination is the French island of Corsica. There are several hotels with romantic views of the Mediterranean. You can cruise to the Lavezzi archipelago and take a walking tour of old Calvi at the same time.

Agia Marina at Kamares beach of Sifnos island

Agia Marina at Kamares beach of Sifnos island


Santorini and other picturesque Greek islands might come to mind when you think of this nation. This Greek vacation spot is well-known for its white buildings and lovely passageways and is frequently highlighted on social media complete with own private pool on the rooftops.

A holiday to Crete or Sifnos, a lesser-known Greek island, can easily be added to a honeymoon in Santorini. The lovely Kamares harbour and the historic Kastro castle are located on this lesser-known island. Add a trip to Milos, another charming island in the Cyclades, if you have the time.

Corfu and Paxos can easily be combined when visiting the Ionian Islands. The mythical haven of the deity Poseidon and the goddess Amphitrite offers stunning sandy beaches and crystal-clear water.

If you want to go on an island-hopping honeymoon, it’s a good idea to reserve your lodging and transportation well in advance with a reliable tour operator. There isn’t much last-minute availability during the summer for luxury honeymoons.

Costa Rica Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge

Costa Rica Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is hard to top for its abundance of animals and gorgeous natural hot springs. The emphasis on “Pura Vida”, which is all about happiness and emotional relationships with others and your surroundings, will appeal to adventurous honeymooners.

Arenal National Park is a destination that is popular for its volcano, suspended tropical walkways and 38°C hot springs. Go to Isla Jesusita for a location that is more remote. Glamping, romantic beachside meals, and kayak tours at dusk to see bioluminescent plankton are all options.

Takachiho Gorge on the island of Kyushu Japan

Takachiho Gorge on Kyushu Island in Japan


While Kyoto and Tokyo make wonderful honeymoon destinations, Japan also offers some fantastic, less well-known alternatives. For onsen natural pools, visit Kyushu island and the Oita region.

On a trip from Tokyo to Kanazawa, you can ride one of Japan’s renowned high-speed bullet trains. There are some lovely temples and gardens in this UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts. Visit the ancient samurai schools and have tea in a chaya, a Japanese teahouse.

The ryokan is another aspect of Japanese culture that you should experience. Tatami mats and sliding screens are elements of this traditional Japanese inn.

The Kan’in-no-Miya imperial family villa’s grounds contain the Gora Kadan ryokan in Hakone National Park. They offer private open-air thermal tubs in many of their Japanese rooms.

gondola and bridge in Venice Italy

A romantic trip on a gondola in Venice, Italy


Italy offers a wide variety of luxurious honeymoon locations. There is something for everyone, whether you like a road vacation along the Amalfi Coast or a city break to Rome.

One of the most romantic cities in the entire world is Venice. Since the island might get crowded during the summer, it’s best to go if you can in the spring or fall. For a two-city Italy honeymoon, it is simple to take the train from Venice to Florence.

A second excellent choice is to spend a few days in Florence and a few more in the Tuscan countryside. Get priority entry to the Uffizi Gallery, go on a guided tour of Florence, and explore the San Lorenzo market’s array of regional delicacies. Visit the hilltop town of San Gimignano after Florence. One of Italy’s most beautiful locations.

Tropical beach with palm tress and white sand in

The white sandy beaches of Mexico


Ticking all the boxes you get from the Caribbean, Mexico is one of the top locations for a honeymoon or destination wedding that checks all the boxes for culture, relaxation, and food. Although one of the most well-known Mexican cities is Tulum, the nation is also ideally suited for road travel.

The Yucatan peninsula is a well-liked vacation spot which a plethora of choice for intimate resort ideal for a peaceful break. Your journey should begin in Cancun before continuing to the Riviera Maya.

Cozumel is a terrific place for scuba diving and has one of the biggest coral reefs in the world. Another lovely island that emphasises ecological tourism is Holbox. You can travel by car to Valladolid from here, which is renowned for its stunning colonial architecture. For an adventure that will last a lifetime, arrange a private visit to Chichen Itza.

Include the valley of Oaxaca in your honeymoon itinerary if you want a taste of Mexico you don’t see. You can tour the communities that produce traditional pottery and textiles with a private guide.

paradise beaches of Seychelles

The paradise beaches of Seychelles are stunning


The Seychelles is a real potential for a dream honeymoon, it’s 115 islands in the Indian Ocean are well-known for beautiful beaches with white sands and a variety of marine life. Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Praslin. The largest seed in the world, a Seychelles coco de mer, is visible here.

One of the most exquisite island hotels in the world is called Fregate. Given that it is home to 2,000 gigantic tortoises, they place a high priority on protecting the environment. Fregate is extremely private and can only be accessed by helicopter. One of the island’s seven gorgeous beaches may also be reserved for the day.

One of the largest islands in the Seychelles is Mahe but it features a few small, luxurious hotels where couples can dine on the beach and enjoy traditional massages.

Paradise of Zanzibar Island in Tanzania

Zanzibar in Tanzania ticks all the boxes for a luxury honeymoon


Couples on their honeymoon can enjoy the best of both worlds in Tanzania for an unforgettable holiday in Africa. The ultimate bucket list adventure is safari adventures in Tanzania, which is simple to combine with a beach getaway for the ultimate luxury honeymoon destinations.

The zebra and wildebeest migration that occurs in the Serengeti National Park in the summer and fall is well known. The Big Five; buffaloes, elephants, lions, rhinos and leopards, can also be seen here.

The Tanzanian Island of Zanzibar is well-known for its lively capital city and fine, white beaches. With the help of a knowledgeable guide who can point out the hammam and historic caravanserai or roadside inns, take a tour of Darajani Market and Stone Town.

Tanzania should be on your list of best luxury honeymoon destinations purely because it can offer what nowhere else can.

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