Did you know that it’s often said that the wedding is for the guests and the honeymoon is for the couple? This is because of all those crazy months couples spend on planning for their special day and suddenly everything they’ve been preparing for the last period, goes by in a blink of an eye. Therefore, for us, the equation is really simple: if you get a very special engagement ring because you deserve to shine, you should get an amazing honeymoon because you deserve to relax. Plain and simple.
We like to make things easier for you, so we’ve rounded up the most romantic and unique honeymoon destinations across the globe, each of them offering something new for the newlyweds. And don’t be disappointed if you don’t get to visit more than one destination, you can save them for other romantic getaways.
Are you a free-spirited kind of person? Are you expecting to have one mojito on your left hand and one piña colada of the right hand every morning at the beach on your honeymoon? If you are, Jamaica is your place. First of all, it’s located in the Caribbean, which means clear water, white sand and summer weather all year long. If that isn’t enough, Jamaicans are extremely happy people who will make you laugh throughout your whole vacation and will teach you how to move your body to the best latin hits. Moreover, if you’re looking for an exotic getaway, Sandals Royal Caribbean created overwater bungalows with floating hammocks, a private infinity pool and a Jacuzzi with an outdoor shower.
2. Bali, Indonesia:
First of all, its nickname is the “Isle of the Gods” No other explanation is needed for choosing this place as your honeymoon destination. Ok, jokes aside, this island is a magnet for romance seekers due to its temples, beautiful mountain views and its art scene. Best tip of all, you should arrange a trip to Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple located 2000 feet above the Indian Ocean and experience the most unforgettable sunset in the world and after that we recommend that you can stay to watch a magical dance performance.
3. Paris, France:
Mon ameur. Je t’aime. Ma vie. Just the language makes you fall in love all over again. There’s no question, Paris has been known for years as the most romantic place of all and this is due to a combination of its architecture, food and art. You can create a movie-like getaway where you take the perfect photo at the Eiffel Tower, feed each other a nutella crepe and finish the trip with a ribbon at the Pont des Art bridge, which symbolizes your committed love to one another (yes, now you have to use ribbons because locks are prohibited).
Nothing’s greater than natural beauty, sake, sushi, history and culture. Japan is a country that has both ancient heritage and modern inspiring cities. You can choose to explore the city or if you prefer nature you can hike in the most incredible places. . There’re so many options, from Tokyo, the city of lights and senses, to Kyoto which has more than a dozen UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Moreover, if you decide to fly to Japan around the months of March and April, you’ll witness the glorious Sakura, which is cherry blossom season. Your photos will make everyone jealous. If that’s not enough, you can also explore the japanese culture by taking some craft classes such as calligraphy or tea ceremony, or even bathe in an onsen, a traditional hot spring bath.
5. Kiev, Ukraine:
You might have never imagined it, but Ukraine’s capital is a beautiful city which offers several romantic places for honeymooners. You can walk through the Landscape alley and feel like you’re part of the movie Alice in Wonderland. You can also enjoy amazing food, cheap shopping and good weather on summer. However, the most beautiful place of all is the Lover’s bridge, where you will enchant your partner forever since there’s a belief among Kyivens that whoever you kiss at the Lover’s bridge, will remember you for their entire life.
What’s better than bar hopping? ISLAND HOPPING. The land of goddess Aphrodite and the love god Eros has thousands of islands waiting to be explored by newlyweds. Greek islands are known for their beauty, extraordinary views and unique landscapes. You may choose to visit Santorini, which is known for its seriously gorgeous sunsets and immaculate white villas. Also, there’s Mykonos and Ios for the couples who’re looking to party. Moreover, for the more cultural couples, Delos offers sacred places of ancient Greece like the Terrace of the Lions. It doesn’t matter which island you choose, you will enjoy Greek’s amazing cousin.
There must be several reasons why Hawaii is always rated as a top honeymoon destination year after year. Perhaps it’s due to the air which is filled with exotic flowers’ fragrance or maybe it’s the amazing tropical sunsets. Hawaii has the most beautiful and uncrowded beaches where you can enjoy every water sport imagined. You can also dance the hula every night, enjoy fresh food from the ocean and travel through the Island, making it a special and adventurous vacation.
Why would you want to settle for only one beach when you can experience a dozen? Just rent a motorbike and go search your favorite one. Thailand is known for its impressive beaches and for its chill atmosphere. A place where people go there to relax and forget about reality, which is exactly what you’re supposed to do on your honeymoon. Not only that, you can get certified in scuba diving and take your new skills for a test-drive on the most breathtaking seas of all.
9. Cape Town, South Africa:
If you can’t decide what you want to do for your honeymoon, don’t worry, Cape Town is your answer. It offers everything you’ve been looking for: amazing beaches, a party city, wild landscapes, wineries and some of the world’s best safaris. Oh, and the best tip of all, don’t forget to visit Boulders Beach, the famed colony of warm-weather penguins.