Honeymoons are a great way to unwind and celebrate your new life as a married couple. From tropical bungalows to snowy landscapes, there’s a place for everyone. Here are some of the world’s best honeymoon destinations. In Mexico, head to Valle de Guadalupe for a wine lover’s retreat. 90 minutes from the Mexican border is a must-visit wine region in Baja California.
Couples can stay in the heart of a vineyard at Campera Hotel Burbuja. The hotel has 10 clear bubbles that make for romantic nights under the stars. Each bubble fits a full bed and a private bathroom. They were designed in France and made to withstand aggressive climates. Enjoy this glamping experience for just under $200 a night.
For a luxurious overwater experience in the Caribbean, head to Whitehouse in Jamaica. The bungalows at Sandals South Coast are the epitome of honeymooning. There are 12 in total, each with private butler service to bring you Champagne toasts and meals right by the ocean. The bungalows also feature hammocks and glass-panel floors. Peru’s Sacred Valley is perfect for adventurous couples.
The 70-mile narrow strip of land in the Peruvian Andes runs from the imperial capital of Cusco to the citadel of Machu Picchu. But there are epic adventures beyond hiking. Climb to your room at Skylodge Adventure Suites. The transparent pods dangle off the edge of a cliff at 1,300 feet. It’s a journey just to get there, but the views are well worth it.
Experience the adventure for $450. Visitors can zipline down the mountain when it’s time to go home. St. Lucia is home to the iconic Pitons World Heritage Site. The pair of mountains was created less than a million years ago from volcanic activity.
It’s a must-see on the island. Embrace its full glory by staying at Jade Mountain Resort. The hotel offers rooms without walls that are integrated into Caribbean nature so you can enjoy the views all day and all night.
Paris, known as the city of love, is a hub for culture and art, and the wide cobblestone streets are great for strolls hand-in-hand. One of the most romantic landmarks in Paris is the Eiffel Tower.
Grab the best view from your bed at Le Metropolitan hotel. From the Eiffel Suite, you can watch the iconic tower put on a sparkling light show each hour after sunset. Couples looking for a peaceful and quiet honeymoon should visit Lucerne in Switzerland, just 45 minutes from the major cities. You can explore the traffic-free historic Old Town, filled with medieval architecture, next to Lake Lucerne, which is encompassed by the Swiss Alps. Hotel Villa Honegg has one of the best views of the lake with its „stairway to heaven“ pool, a heated infinity pool open year-round.
If you don’t mind the cold, Finland makes for a great destination to chase the northern lights. The season lasts from late August to late April. With virtually no light pollution and few trees obscuring the sky, you can fall asleep with views of the lights from these glass igloos at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Prices vary by season but start at about $480 a night. With its iconic white walls against the blue Mediterranean Sea, Greece is picturesque.
It’s also great for honeymooning couples who love to party. Mykonos is known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vivid nightlife. It’s a popular destination for same-sex couples. If you’re looking for something more luxurious, this hotel suite at Cavo Tagoo has a cave pool attached to it, so you’re always steps away from a swim and unobstructed views of Greek sunsets. Tanzania is a must-visit for wildlife lovers.
The Serengeti is home to the big five: lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants, and buffalo.
Even better, the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, and the pool is feet away from a watering hole, meaning you could watch a family of elephants have a morning drink while you take a dip in the pool. You can also go deeper on a safari or get a bird’s-eye view from a hot-air balloon. Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is another destination for animal lovers. You can watch baby elephants feed at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust or ride horses through Nairobi’s forests.
And staying at Giraffe Manor means that these gentle giants might pop their heads in during breakfast. Guests are invited and encouraged to interact with the endangered species. Fly to the Maldives if you love to be in and around water.
Snorkel with manta rays or scuba dive in the cool, clear water. You can even have lunch in the lagoon at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.
The hotel sets a table in the water, while the meal is prepared on the shore. Diners can design their own menus. While Thailand offers white-sand coasts, couples can explore the rich local culture by visiting religious sites or enjoying authentic Thai food at the night markets.
After a day’s worth of exploring, unwind at KC Resort & Over Water Villas. Enjoy a private pool and a private balcony dinner.
Bali in Indonesia is a dream for lovers of the outdoors. The tropical island boasts lots of lush waterfalls, grand volcanoes, and evergreen rice fields. Guests at Villa Cella Bella, which overlooks a river-valley jungle, can request elegant flower pools and jump in. This destination is for couples who want the ultimate pampering. Laucala is a private island and resort off of Fiji and owned by a Red Bull cofounder.
With 370 staff members for a maximum of 89 guests, the hotel has a much higher staff-to-guest ratio than the average five-star resort, which means they’re there to accommodate every need. Some rooms start at $5,000 a night. So where’s your ideal honeymoon? Let us know in the comments below.
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