Discover romantic honeymoon destinations featuring lush landscapes, world-class wine tasting, bustling cities and an incredible diversity of scenery and activities to suit couples of all tastes – from quiet beaches to wildlife sightings or mountaintop romance! The US provides couples with a host of sights and activities sure to please.
Paris offers newlywed couples an ideal honeymoon destination. Explore its enthralling architecture as you shop and dine, all within an intimate cityscape filled with charming cafes, museums and upscale dining establishments. Plan a spring, summer or winter trip and experience its charming cafes, museums and dining establishments!
Peru is an ideal honeymoon destination for newlyweds looking to cross off some major bucket list items during their romantic escape. Home to Machu Picchu – an extraordinary ancient mountain citadel reached by hiking the Inca Trail while staying in luxury accommodations along the way; or take the Belmond Hiram Bingham train which boasts an observatory car with folkloric shows aboard as well as gourmet meals served with live Andean music; either way Peru offers something unforgettable.
Start off your trip in Lima, the capital city, where you can explore galleries and artisan markets on cobblestone streets with your new partner. After that, head out into the Sacred Valley for some tranquillity among magnificent mountain landscapes while visiting archeological sites.
Tanzania is one of Africa’s most romantic honeymoon destinations, boasting iconic safari locations like Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Newlyweds love Tanzania for its untamable wildlife including gorilla and chimpanzee encounters as well as luxury lodges and camps.
Tanzania provides an unforgettable safari experience, from mobile camps that track the Great Migration or glamping on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. June to October is ideal for witnessing dramatic river crossings of wildebeest as they face off with their crocodile adversaries.
Combine a Tanzania safari with time on Zanzibar’s white sandy beaches for an unforgettable honeymoon trip. Enjoy beautiful palm tree-lined powdery soft sand beaches with sparkling azure waters, not to mention Stone Town, which is home to maze-like streets and markets that make this an unforgettable destination.
Nayara Springs offers romantic honeymooners looking for an experience set against lush beaches and rainforest, complete with cabins and bungalows with 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, luxury amenities like outdoor pools, a spa, and Latin-Asian fusion restaurants – as well as its staff to guest ratio.
Xandari Resort for couples offers luxury treehouse accommodations on a hiking trail near a waterfall, while their sustainability program works toward returning as much of its original beauty to its original state as possible.
Hotel Makanda by the Sea in Manuel Antonio exudes warmhearted splendor and offers guests luxury pampering and adventure in an idyllic setting. Indulge in fishing tours, bike rides, yoga classes, horseback riding sessions and beachside dining to complete your experience!
New Zealand offers honeymooners an incredible variety in its breathtaking landscapes – imposing mountains, epic glaciers and volcanic activity, endless farmland and grasslands and gorgeous beaches – not to mention Maori culture, adrenaline producing activities or simply relaxing in one of many geothermal hot springs.
Auckland is the perfect city for honeymooners, featuring postcard-worthy landmarks like the Sky Tower and Harbour Bridge. Honeymooners can dine waterfront luxury at Orbit revolving restaurant for waterfront dining or explore Auckland’s vibrant nightlife scene.
New Zealand offers romantic vineyard experiences like no other. Visit the Marlborough Wine Trail for an incredible vineyard experience in its charming town of Blenheim; or book a stay at five-star Qualia resort on Hamilton Island to stay in a private pavilion overlooking sapphire waters of Great Barrier Reef while taking advantage of their luxurious spa.
South Africa offers adventurous honeymoon couples an abundance of activities during their romantic escape, from safaris in wildlife reserves to incredible beaches, breathtaking landscapes and world-class wine.
And for newlyweds, it provides an ideal chance to experience history and activism, like visiting Nelson Mandela’s former residence or riding waves at Jeffreys Bay or hiking along The Garden Route 124-mile coastal road trip.
Luxury is part of Western Cape wine country culture, where couples can enjoy romantic picnics on vineyard verandas or attend wine tasting events to learn the craft. However, crime and unrest still pose serious threats in certain parts of the country (see Sec. 9 Chapter 10 Travel Safety & Security for details), so couples seeking beach relaxation may prefer alternative tropical destinations instead.
Imagine yourself floating with your partner through the milky blue waters of the Blue Lagoon with its healing air, taking in its exquisite experience! For optimal results, visit this spot early in the day to avoid crowds.
Hrunalaug Hot Spring offers another peaceful setting to take a bath on your honeymoon. After Eyjafjallajokull erupted, this spring was covered with ash but now stands restored and available for bathing again.
Enjoy a Diamond Circle tour to witness breathtaking waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Dettifoss that cascade down ancient sea cliffs, as well as witness the magnificent Vatnajokull glacier which has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and been used as the filming location for movies and TV shows.
Greece, as the birthplace of Western civilisation, is one of the world’s premier honeymoon destinations. This Mediterranean nation enthralls couples year-round with its idyllic beaches, ancient sites and mouthwatering cuisine.
Athens offers something for every romantic visitor – be it dining on a rooftop restaurant while watching the Parthenon emerge against the cityscape, or strolling leisurely through its ancient Agora. Shoulder season between April, May and early June or September and October offers great hotel deals!
Newlyweds can find endless romance on Santorini for an unforgettable honeymoon experience. Stay at a hotel with breathtaking views of the Caldera for an unforgettable stay; or check out Katikies, a traditional-style property offering beautiful rooms and suites.