There are so many choices for where to spend your honeymoon that it can be overwhelming. To help you decide, I’ve created a list for the world’s best honeymoon destinations that are romantic and will give you a chance to get to know more of the world and each other.
The World’s Best Honeymoon Destinations
1. Venice, Italy
It doesn’t get much more romantic than going on a gondola ride throughout the canals of Venice, and then stopping at Harry’s Bar for a Bellini afterwards. Get lost and enjoy walking through the streets and make sure to take a boat ride to colorful Burano, a nearby island where they make lace.
Greece is one of my favorite destinations, and I’m returning for a third time this year. I’m headed to Zakthynos and Kefalonia for the beautiful beaches. If you want to explore culture, head to Athens. Or for beautiful countryside and delicious Greek food, head to Crete.
Animal and wilderness lovers should head to Tanzania for their honeymoon. The Serengeti National Park has elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos. Together, you can climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax at the beach on the island of Zanzibar. Don’t miss Lake Natron, a beautiful red crusted salt lake.
4. The Tunnel Of Love, Ukraine
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Trains actually use the tunnel of love to deliver wood to a factory in the Ukraine. The legend says that if couples who are truly in love hold hands and cross the tunnel, their wishes will come true.
5. The Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic
The Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic definitely gets my vote for one of the best honeymoon destinations. Beautiful, remote beaches that you will have to yourself, swaying palm trees, and sleepy fishing villages will take your breath away. Just avoid Semana Santa time which can be very busy.
6. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful honeymoon spots I’ve ever visited. It’s one of the few places that actually looks like the brochures. Stunning clear blue waters, coral reefs for snorkeling and diving, fragrant flowers, and the most stunning scenery you will ever see all combine to make this a perfect honeymoon destination. It’s a place everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. Yes, it’s expensive, but there are plenty of honeymoon packages to make it more affordable.
7. The Maldives
The Maldives is another one of those places where you are pinching yourself to make sure what you are seeing is real. This is where you will find the best of all the luxury beach resorts, and remote beaches will give you plenty of privacy and seclusion.
8. Lagos, Portugal
I was very impressed with Lagos, in the Algarve area of Portugal. It has some of the prettiest beaches I’ve ever seen, jaw-dropping hiking paths, remarkable sunsets, and the food of the Algarve is some of the best. What’s even better, is it’s possible to visit the Algarve on a budget.
9. Patagonia, Chile
Patagonia is the place for nature lovers to spend their honeymoon. Visit the Marble Caves, walk through ancient forests, be wowed by glaciers and incredible wildlife. Patagonia is one of the world’s best whale-watching spots, and whatever you do, you can’t miss the penguins. Camarones has beautiful, empty beaches which are great for scenic outings.
10. Gili Air, Indonesia
Gili Air is another one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations. It’s easy to reach from Bali, and it’s easy to find yourself all alone on one of its gorgeous beaches. The best part is it’s incredibly inexpensive, and you will find time slowing down, as you watch the world go by. The beach here is your living room, and this untouched island will have you wanting to never leave.