Your wedding is just the start of your marriage and HOW you start off is as important in marriage as it is to any other relationship, so make sure you choose the Best Honeymoon Destination for the beginning of the rest of your life with your chosen one. Say you are getting married in a few months from now and want to go for honeymoon around December/January. Where would you go that time of year? Don’t worry; we have put together a list of the 15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in order for you to have the most romantic trip you can ever imagine! We have chosen destinations in different parts of the world so that everyone can find something they love. Packed with sun and beautiful surroundings, making you forget about the gloomy weather on the northern part of the globe at this time of year, Here it goes:
- 1: Exotic Vietnam
- 2: Mythical Bali
- 3: Colorful India
- 4: Wonderful Malaysia
- 5: The Philippines – So Beautiful
- 6: Amazing Thailand
- 7: Mexico – Get Happy
- 8: Dominican Republic – Has it All
- 9: Costa Rica – The Garden of the Americas
- 10: Brazil – Sensational
- 11: Argentina – Beats to Your Rhythm
- 12: New Zealand – Clean, Green
- 13: Australia – There’s Nothing like Australia
- 14: California – Dream Big!
- 15: Hawaii – So Romantic
1: Exotic Vietnam
Beautiful and culturally interesting Vietnam is of course on our list of Best Honeymoon Destinations! Not only will you meet friendly people, see nature at its best, but also experience thousands of years of exciting culture and history!
The best way to really experience exotic Vietnam is to make round trip. Start for example with Hanoi. In this vibrant city you can really get the true flavor of the old Emperors Vietnam by visiting the fantastically decorated temples, offering a peaceful atmosphere and mysticism, or walking the streets in search for the best street food! The spicy and most of all flavor-full Vietnamese food leaves nobody untouched with its fresh ingredients and bright colors.
Don’t miss the National museum of Vietnamese history to get a great start of your trip. Vietnam is famous for its beaches and rainforests as well, so make sure to pay a visit to Phu Quoc island where the two are combined in the most amazing way. Here you can spend a relaxing couple of days with long, romantic walks on the beach, romantic dinners in the calm, island environment, and lazy days on the beach with a cocktail in your hand and a swim in the turquoise water as your only distraction.
Top-3 honeymoon hotels Vietnam
- Banyan Tree Lang Co Vietnam
- Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An
- Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island
2: Mythical Bali
Another classic on our Best Honeymoon Destination list is of course Bali! This mythical Indonesian island got even more popular after the book and movie “Eat Love Pray” was launched all over the world. And just like in the movie you can enjoy the great rainforest, the artist village of Ubud to get a real feel of the inland and more rural parts of the island. Ubud is the Mecca of handicraft, markets and all kinds of art, and here you find Balinese as well as foreign artists living in peace and harmony with nature.
The temples on the island is another thing not to miss, specially Tanah Lot temple located in Tabanan. Tanah Lot means Land in the Sea in Bahasa Indonesia, the Balinese language, and that is exactly what this temple is. In high tide the monks are isolated in the temple on the rock and at low tide they walk to the shore when needed.
Apart from that, what makes Bali fit for our 15 Best Honeymoon Destination list are the long stretched beaches. For the real honeymoon feeling stay in Sanur and you will get pampered in the luxury hotels by the marble white beach! For party hit Kuta with its beach clubs, and for more nature go trekking up to the top of the volcano on the northern part of the island.
Best honeymoon hotels Bali
- The Kenran Resort Ubud By Soscomma
- AYANA Resort and Spa
- The Udaya Resorts & Spa
3: Colorful India
Another popular destination on our best Honeymoon Destination list is colorful India. In such a wide stretched country you can really get yourself a diverse experience, from the calm, alternative and relaxed Goa atmosphere to the bustling city and the green, lush countryside in the rural parts of the country. Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches, its chill out beach life yoga, meditation and hippie culture. Here you can really have a romantic and relaxed honeymoon!
Less famous and therefor more secluded is the group of islands called Lakshadweep Islands. On these small islands you can find natural white sandy beaches where the vegetation grows all up until the beach, no constructions or buildings have spoilt these beautiful islands, and to really enjoy the marvelous nature; stay in a cottage right on the beach!
If you want a different luxury experience go to Rajastan and live like a real Raja for a week! Or why not visit the lush region of Darjeeling, famous for its rolling green hills, covered in tea plantations! For more lovely beaches go to the region of Kerala where you will be able to enjoy your honeymoon in the most beautiful of surroundings with your loved one!
Our top-3 honeymoon hotels India
- The Oberoi Udaivilas
- The Leela Goa, Cavelossim
- Tree of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur
4: Wonderful Malaysia
What puts Malaysia amongst the 15 Best Honeymoon Destinations is definitely the combination of the many things you can experience here. Starting with the capital, Kuala Lumpur, gives you a glimpse of the many faces of this country. Here you find Chinese, Malay and Indian people living and sharing the city, contributing each and everyone with its different culture, food and history to this very multicultural and interesting melting pot that is Kuala Lumpur. Here you can visit temples of different religions, as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism all exist within meters of each other. Great things to do on your honeymoon here is getting foot massage in one of the many massage studios in the city center, go shopping, or enjoy great food and luxury hotels.
While in Malaysia don’t miss going to the islands of Borneo and Langkawi! Here you will have enough beach life and honeymoon luxury to make you want to take off to the jungle! And then you have come to the right place, for not only does Borneo have great beaches and a mountain to climb, but here you can also find the famous gorillas of the misty mountains! On Langkawi don’t miss the chance to go scuba diving when you have gotten enough of relaxing on the secluded, snow white beach!
Check out the top-3 honeymoon hotels Malaysia
- Tiarasa Escapes, Janda Baik
- The Haven Resort, Ipoh
- Sea Horizon Resort, Johor
5: The Philippines – So Beautiful
Straight up on our 15 Best Honeymoon Destinations list is of course the Philippines! Not only are the people friendly and the food great, but the country also features an immense amount of islands with sandy beaches and untouched nature, perfectly fit for a romantic getaway such as a honeymoon trip! One of the bigger islands is Cebu, where you can hang out at one of the luxury resorts on the island Mactan, to truly enjoy being spoilt and get your fair share of infinity pools and fresh mango juice or delicious cocktails.
If you go up north on Cebu you can go diving on the close by island of Mala Pascua, or stay in a bungalow on the beach on the small and tranquil island of Bantayan a boat ride off the coast from Cebu, or go play horse polo on northern Cebu! Other islands an easy flight away are Palawan and Boracay. Palawan is more remote and not as famous as Boracay, and here you can really get away from the crowds, and have all the beautiful nature and the long beaches to yourself and your beloved one. Boracay has some of the worlds most wonderful sunsets, that call for romantic cocktails by the beach, more tourism than Palawan but also a wide array of water sports such as kite surfing, sailing, catamaran trips and so on.
These are the best honeymoot hotels in the Philippines
- Club Paradise (Coron, Palawan)
- Miniloc Island (El Nido, Palawan)
- Discovery Shores (Boracay)
6: Amazing Thailand
The land of the smiling people, Thailand, has its given place on our list of 15 best Honeymoon Destinations! The kindness of the people is famous and we can guarantee you that you will feel pampered and joyful after spending your honeymoon here! If you go to Bangkok you will have the possibility to experience floating markets on the river, temples, a bustling vibe, great food, the best places to buy silk or other fabrics, relaxing massages, or get yourself a new suit custom made for a cheap price. Here you can also get a jet set experience visiting some of the worlds coolest sky bars, like for instance the all stylish and hip Vertigo and Moon bar, or the more casual Cloud 47, both offering amazing views of the beautiful night skyline of Bangkok!
Getting out of the city to really enjoy the calm and romantic atmosphere that this country has to offer you can go to basically anywhere on the islands. Phuket for example offers a great mix of lush landscape and splendid beaches, and all the luxury you can imagine in one of the many beach resorts and bungalows. Or go to the long stretched sandy beaches on Phi Phi islands to really enjoy the first weeks of marriage in a dream like environment, with crystal clear waters soaking your feet as you walk hand in hand on the empty beach in the morning.
Top-3 best honeymoon hotels Thailand
- Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood
- Amanpuri Resort, Phuket
- 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai
7: Mexico – Get Happy
To the next country on our list of 15 best Honeymoon Destinations – Mexico!
This is one of the most colorful destinations you can imagine for the beginning of your marriage, and Mexico doesn’t let anybody down! Here you can find the most spectacular Maya temples around Cancun, hidden deep within the rainforest, still complete with their old observatories and courts for playing what could be called the first version of soccer mixed with basketball that history has ever seen. The beaches are spectacular as well as the water, which makes you want to stay for hours, wading or snorkeling around along the reefs, watching the colorful fishes together with your darling. Another great place to go in Mexico is Puerto Vallarta.
On the West coast of the country, and famous for its beautiful coastline this place offers a lot of luxury for honeymoon makers, but also several activities. Choose to explore the area by hiking or biking in the mountains, sail along the coast, watching the sunset with a glass of sparkling wine in your hand. For the more adventurous: why not surprise your baby with some horseback riding, to really get close to the untouched nature of this place?
Our top 3 honeymoon hotels Mexico
- UNICO 20º87º Hotel Riviera Maya
- TRS Yucatan, Riviera Maya
- Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Beach and Golf Resort
8: Dominican Republic – Has it All
Next on our list of the Best 15 best Honeymoon Destinations is Dominican Republic!
On the famous island of Hispaniola you can find a splendid spree of luxury all-inclusive resorts and all the entertainment you can possibly ask for on your honeymoon. And not only is this Latin American island famous for its great climate and lovely beaches, party and beach sports.
There is a lot more to it actually! How about signing up for Latin American dance classes with your loved one? Let the hot rhythms accompany your first holiday as a married couple and add even more love to the potion! And when you get the hang of it try going out to a dance club where the locals dance the night away.
The food is another of the things that got this destination famous, there is plenty to enjoy in the flavorful Dominican kitchen. Don’t miss a bit of culture on your paradise trip, when you have the chance. The capital of the Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo is a UNESCO world heritage city that offers a great peak at the colonial history of the island. And when you are tired of the city you just go back to the beach and hop on a boat to go whale watching! How’s that for a treat on your honeymoon?
Check out our top-3 honeymoon hotels Dominican Republic
- Le Sivory Punta Cana By PortBlue Boutique
- Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel & Spa
- Tortuga Bay Hotel
9: Costa Rica – The Garden of the Americas
Costa Rica is another favorite on our list of the Best 15 best Honeymoon Destinations! Why? Who can resist rainforests bursting with wild life and plants you couldn’t even imagine existed? If you are a nature lover you can’t go wrong spending your honeymoon in Costa Rica. Not only can you make treks in the rainforest and spend the night in a hammock where the only sounds that disturb the peace are those of the jungle when it comes alive at night!
Enjoy the exotic experience of monkeys chattering away in a tree as you walk by, the exotic and colorful birds that fly from tree to tree, or the fantastic flowers growing everywhere in this paradise like environment. There is also an active volcano called Arenal, that you can hike to the top of, if you dare! The volcano is namely still active! This in contrast to the luxury resorts you can find on the coast is an experience of a lifetime and a great way to combine adventure with laid back beach chill out romance!
Most luxury resorts, on the other hand, can be found in the northwest area of the country, in the Guanacaste area. Here you can find places so wonderful you never want to leave the sun soaked, white beach, if it isn’t just to pop over to the beach bar to have another cocktail, of course.
Best rated honeymoon hotels Costa Rica
- Rancho Pacifico, Uvita
- Origins Luxury Lodge, Upala
- Kasiiya Resort, Papagayo area
10: Brazil – Sensational
Of course this South American country the size of Europe has to be on the list of the 15 best Honeymoon Destinations. For the most romantic settings, head for the island of Florianopolis, close to Rio de Janeiro. The island is famous for its over 40 beaches easily reached within an hour. You can easily spend your entire honeymoon on this island, never going back to the same beach!
But if you want to do something different, a visit to Rio de Janeiro is definitely a must, go strolling on two of the worlds’ most famous beaches; Copacabana and Ipanema, and look at the people from all over the world that come to this place for business or pleasure. Go to a samba club and let yourself get caught up in the rhythm that gives the country its pulse.
Travel up along the coast to Salvador the Bahia, where you can experience the African-American culture in its most condensed form. Here you often find Capoeira shows on the streets, performing the national martial art of Brazil, formerly practiced by the slaves and disguised as a dance. If you want adventure on your honeymoon you should go to the mountains of Chapada Diamantina, in the inland close to Salvador, to do a hike in the Diamond Mine Mountains, sleep in caves and dive in waterfalls in the beautiful salvage jungle.
Highest rated hoenymoon hotels Brazil
- Copacabana Palace
- La Suite by Dussol
- Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
11: Argentina – Beats to Your Rhythm
Why not hop on a plane to Argentina, naturally on our list of the 15 best Honeymoon Destinations! This wide stretched country offers a wide array of fantastic and very varied types of nature and climate, big cities and small rural towns. From the wetlands of Patagonia to the wide plains of Pampas, to the waterfalls of Iguazu on the Brazilian border you will surely get your fair share of nature and wildlife!
Explore the colonial town of Cordoba, perfect for romantic strolls on the narrow streets amongst beautiful colonial buildings. Or go to Rio de la Plata, close to Buenos Aires to enjoy true Argentinian beach culture, great party and a majestic beach or why don’t you do something as different as visiting the worlds’ most southern city, Ushuaia?
Argentina is also a great Wine producing country, which makes a trip to Mendoza and the vineyards here a must. Romantic wine tasting with your beloved one in the precious settings on the hill slopes surrounding the city is an example of a popular activity for honeymoon makers and wine enthusiasts. When in Argentina you shouldn’t miss out on going to a game of horse polo, the national sport of Argentina!
3 great honeymoon hotels in Argentinia
- Awasi Iguazu
- Eolo Hotel
- Hosteria La Casa de Eugenia
12: New Zealand – Clean, Green
Further south, and on the list of the 15 best Honeymoon Destinations is New Zealand. Not only is this place known for the stunning scenery of the Lord of the Rings movies, but also for offering more outdoor activities than any other destination, in a relatively small country. If you want an adventurous and active honeymoon this is the destination for you! Hike in the Tongariro National Park for example, and enjoy the clean lakes amongst the volcanoes.
Kayaking in the fiords of New Zealand to discover the natural beauty from the waterside! You will pass the most wonderful waterfalls and if you are lucky you might see some dolphins. If you want white beaches you can always head to The Coromandel, close to Auckland, and enjoy the secluded coves and the salvage jungle with its waterfalls and natural pools.
If you don’t want to just relax romantic style on the beach you can go fishing, hiking, or diving in this un-spoilt paradise that offers a very active honeymoon for anyone that is a fan of nature. If you are really adventurous you might even dare to try skydiving with your darling and get a view of the stunning archipelago from higher grounds.
The best honeymoon hotels in New Zealand
- The Grand by SkyCity
- Braemar Lodge And Spa
- Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
13: Australia – There’s Nothing like Australia
Straight up on the list of the 15 Best Honeymoon Destinations goes Australia. The climate is terrific in December-January, and the spirit of the country, famous for its hospitality promises a great stay. The Great Barrier Reef offers some of the worlds most stunning underwater world so if you are into diving or going for boat trips to see marine life this is the place to be.
Try surfing in the nation of surf, and enjoy the chilled out surfer culture with relaxed after beach and romantic drinks in the sunset. In the area of Perth you can find wonderfully luxurious resorts that will make your honeymoon a dream like stay. Enjoy massages in one of several top notch SPAs to get in the right mood and wind down after months of planning your big day. In this area you can also experiencing something as romantic as swimming with dolphins!
While being in Australia you shouldn’t miss out on the awesome nature and wildlife this continent has to offer. Some of the species are unique to Australia, and what could be more memorable than watching cute and sleepy koalas, stunningly fast kangaroos or Tasmanian devils together with your life partner?
Most populair honeymoon hotels Australia
- Oceans Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast
- El Questro, Kimberley
- Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour Hotel, Sydney
14: California – Dream Big!
“If you’re going to San Francisco, make sure you wear some flowers in your hair!” To this destination on our list of the 15 best Honeymoon Destinations you can come as you are, as long as you are prepared to have a good time! California is like a continent in miniature, and offers a wide array of different kinds of nature and activities galore. A great way to do a very different take on a honeymoon is to do a road trip in California. Start in San Francisco, where you apart from one of the most famous bridges in the world; the Golden Gate Bridge, also can visit Alcatraz and watch sea lions!
Going down along the coast on Highway 1, the coastal scenery is breathtaking, and on the way you find the most romantic little towns like Carmel by the Sea and Santa Barbara, that will make you fall even more in love. In Los Angeles you can stay at luxury resorts and get star treatment, mingle with the rich and famous, enjoy Venice Beach, and take a hike to the Hollywood sign. To get away from the city in California and experience really romantic and tranquil areas, take to Yosemite National Park, or the wine country of Napa and Sonoma for a gastronomic jackpot on your honeymoon.
Great honeymoon hotels Chicago
- The Gables Wine Country Inn
- Brewery Gulch Inn
- Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort
15: Hawaii – So Romantic
Last but not least on our list of the 15 best Honeymoon Destinations is Hawaii. This mythical destination has a lot to offer and can be relaxing on paradise like beaches or include all the activities you could possibly wish for. On the six islands of Hawaii you find marvelous beaches, wild volcanic landscape, wonderful climate and a very rich history. Explore the different islands, and make the most of your trip. On Hawaii Island you can go to Kohala Coast and stay in a top-notch resort where you and your beloved one can get pampered by friendly staff, as you watch the sea from your balcony.
This part of the island boosts one of Hawaii’s greatest beaches, green lush surroundings and some fine golf courses. You can also go scuba diving or snorkeling and this island is famous for deep sea fishing if you want to do something different on your honeymoon. If you are in to surfing head to the island of Oahu, the surfers Mecca, and if romantic beaches is what will do the trick for your honeymoon Maui is probably your best bet. But Maui isn’t only lazy beach days; it is also one of the best spots in the world to watch the humpback whale! The last destination on our list obviously has a lot to offer for all tastes.
Romantic honeymoon hotels Hawaii
- Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
- Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, Hawaii Island
- The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua in Maui