Everyone deserves to feel pampered on their honeymoon, so give each other the honeymoon you’ve been dreaming of at any of these luxury honeymoon destinations.
One of the most sought-after luxury honeymoon destinations, Bora Bora enjoys nearly perfect weather year-round. There are multiple extravagant resorts to choose from, many featuring the iconic overwater bungalows. Heat is kept at bay with cooling trade winds, and the white sand beaches and watercolor-like sunsets are out of this world.
While a honeymoon in Bora Bora can be expensive, couples can often find great deals. All-inclusive packages can also cut down on costs, making a honeymoon in Bora Bora more affordable than you might think. The best way to save money on your honeymoon to Bora Bora is to start planning early. Booking your flight 3 months in advance can save you hundreds of dollars on airfare alone, and you can find great deals on accommodation by visiting during the off-season.
The Maldives is another picture-perfect honeymoon destination. Couples seeking a beautiful honeymoon in the lap of luxury will find everything they need and more in the Maldives, which is home to resorts that feature extravagant features such as underwater suites, private islands, and even waterslides from your room to the sea.
The skies above the Maldives are sunny for most of the year, and scuba diving is world-class. Enjoy gliding through the Indian Ocean with manta rays, sea turtles, and reef sharks, then check in for your spa appointment and enjoy a massage side by side while the warm breeze washes over you.
A popular holiday destination for Europeans, Seychelles has earned its reputation as a luxury honeymoon hotspot among couples around the world. This sandy paradise rises from the Indian Ocean and offers everything you could think of to have a perfect honeymoon.
Lavish resorts are scattered throughout the islands, and the brilliant turquoise water is warm, inviting, and alive with coral reefs and tropical fish. Try to spot Seychelles Scops-owls or Seychelles Kestrels at Morne Seychellois National Park while you’re there.
Hawaii has been a popular honeymoon destination for generations, but some islands, in particular Kauai, Oahu, and Maui, have made a name for themselves in recent years as exceptionally luxurious. These Hawaiian honeymoon havens are known for their over-the-top accommodations, delicious feasts, and romantic nightly luaus.
Many of the islands offer excellent vacation packages for couples on their honeymoon, so all you have to do is show up and count on the breathtaking Hawaiian scenery to create the rest of the magic.
Mozambique is a luxury honeymoon destination unlike any other. There are over 1550 miles of unspoiled coastline, with fabulous island resorts spread out around Mozambique and its neighboring islands.
The Quirimbas archipelago is known for its coral reefs and active marine life, and Bazaruto Archipelago is said to have some of the best dive sites on Earth. Despite Mozambique’s popularity, honeymooners will find privacy and a relaxing, calm ambiance.
Head to Dubai where the term “luxury” has taken on a new definition. Home of the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab, Dubai is the ideal honeymoon destination for couples who wish to celebrate their love in the most spectacular way.
Dubai is also home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, amazing Middle Eastern gourmet food, and a massive shopping mall that houses designer labels and haute couture. Honeymooners can even have a beach experience on Dubai’s own man-made island, Palm Jumeirah.
The beaches of Bali were practically made with lovers in mind. Canguu is the most romantic area for couples who simply want to soak up the sun and each other from the comfort of a hammock. This quiet village has several resorts, spas, and restaurants, but the vibe here is laid back and relaxed.
Meanwhile, nearby Seminyak has all the luxury of Canguu but is much more upbeat with beach clubs and exciting nightlife. Balinese culture is friendly and welcoming, the sunsets are extraordinary, and the food is delicious. Bali is the perfect place to celebrate your love.
For a luxury honeymoon destination that has it all, check out the resorts in Mauritius. This island nation is located just off the coast of Africa and offers something for everybody, from balmy weather and water sports to friendly, hospitable locals and delicious cooking that combines the best of African, Indian, Chinese, and French cuisine.
Snorkel or sail around Tamarin Bay and keep an eye out for curious dolphins that can often be spotted swimming around. Mauritius is also a favorite destination among scuba divers and bird watchers. Further inland, the trail to Chamarel Waterfall promises outstanding views and the chance to spot some of the vibrant birds that call this island home.
For a truly luxurious honeymoon in the City of Light, lovers flock to the 18th arrondissement, also known as Montmartre. Paris is full of picturesque backdrops where you and your spouse can create some epic memories, but Montmartre is special. Its avenues, cafes, and bakeries are reminiscent of old Paris with cobblestone paving and historic buildings and churches, which have been inspiring artists for hundreds of years. Chic and contemporary, Montmartre’s hilltop hotels also provide a picture-perfect view of the Eiffel Tower from your bedroom window.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
With a beautiful coastline, dramatic cliffs, and warm Mediterranean beaches, everything about the Amalfi Coast screams luxury. The seaside town of Positano is the most exclusive, with only a handful of luxury hotels to choose from, so it’s perfect for couples in need of some alone time. Spend your days in private beach clubs and enjoy the mouthwatering Mediterranean dishes and fresh seafood at Michelin-starred restaurants in the evening.
Cote d’Azur, or the French Riviera, is a large region in southern France encompassing Nice, Canne, Antibes, Grasse, Saint-Tropez, Monaco, and Menton. In Cote d’Azur, you will find stunning scenery and high-end, luxurious honeymoon accommodations surrounded by the sea and the French Alps.
The nicest resorts can be found at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. This small seaside town is home to just a small population of locals and is known for rolling hills, delectable seafood, and plenty of romantic walkways that are perfect for newlyweds.
Speaking of the French Riviera, Monaco is the place to be for couples who want to inject a little excitement into their luxury honeymoon. Visit Monaco in the summertime to experience that fabulous Mediterranean weather and the Monte Carlo Summer Festival, an annual gathering of the world’s biggest artists.
The grandest names in haute couture can also be found in Monaco, so be sure to pick up a great outfit before heading to the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix. If you want to try your luck, head to the Casino de Montecarlo and spend your evening alongside the Black Jack table with a cocktail in hand.
Picture yourself swimming with manta rays in the warm turquoise water around Fiji, then retiring to your overwater bungalow to witness one of the most incredible sunsets French Polynesia has to offer. Sunset-gazing is one of the most popular activities in Fiji.
With ultra-luxurious all-inclusive packages available year-round, a dreamy Fijian honeymoon is only a plane ride away. Exclusive private islands, open-air spas, and beaches made of velvety white sand make Fiji an unparalleled luxury honeymoon destination.
This luxury honeymoon destination off the coast of Australia is a bit of a jaunt, but we promise it’s worth the trip. The turquoise blue of the water bleeds into the impossibly white sand to form an intricate pattern reminiscent of a watercolor painting. Plus, the area is home to a diverse range of rare flora and fauna.
The largest of 74 Whitsunday islands in the region is Whitehaven Beach, home to a collection of luxury resorts that are ready to welcome couples for a romantic stay. Just a stone’s throw away from the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, guests of the island’s prestigious resorts can enjoy a section of the reef all to themselves via a private tour. Follow this with a romantic candlelit dinner on the shores of one of the world’s most pristine beaches for an unforgettable experience.
Emerging from the sea just off the coast of Morocco, The Canary Islands are home to luxury resorts, award-winning restaurants, and full-service luxury spas. For nature lovers, the volcanic islands also include dream-worthy beaches, national parks, and biosphere reserves full of hiking trails and beautiful native flora.
The island’s proximity to Africa and Europe has resulted in a cuisine that focuses on simple yet delicious dishes made mostly of grilled meat or seafood, and several of the restaurants on Tenerife are renowned around the world for their culinary delights. Two restaurants in the Ritz-Carlton Abama Hotel have even been awarded a Michelin star.
Turks and Caicos
For a luxury honeymoon destination a bit closer to home, head to Turks and Caicos, an exclusive Caribbean destination known for its lavish resorts and perfectly manicured golf courses.
There are only a few resorts in this tropical haven, so you and your sweetie are all but guaranteed privacy on your honeymoon. The beaches are free of the throngs of crowds you’re likely to find in Jamaica or the Dominican Republic, and a dinner reservation isn’t that hard to come by either. For the perfect meal, check out Indigo at the Wymara Resort.
The southern islands of Thailand are known for their affordable luxury honeymoon resorts that provide both a relaxing beach oasis and a fun party scene. After treating yourself to a Thai massage, head to the beaches and get ready to dance the night away at a Full Moon party in Koh Phangan. For a more relaxing stay, book a luxury suite at the honeymooner’s paradise of Koh Samui. To avoid crowds, board a ferry for the peaceful island of Koh Lanta.
Your honeymoon is guaranteed to be special no matter where you stay in Costa Rica, but Guanacaste is home to the most pristine beaches and luxurious resorts on the island. Most of the hotels in this upscale area offer honeymooners private beaches, luxury suites with superb views of Costa Rica’s mountains, and opulent spas.
In Barbados, you can choose from some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, so your honeymoon will be everything you want it to be. Year-round sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and water so clear you can see straight to the bottom make Barbados an obvious choice for a luxury honeymoon destination.
A summertime visit adds to the fun with the annual Crop Over Festival taking place, which celebrates the end of the sugar cane season with a week of island music, traditional food, and street parties.
A new all-inclusive resort in Curacao has put this small Caribbean island on the map of luxury destinations, bringing in increasing numbers of honeymooners. Resorts in Curacao are modern and quiet and include grand amenities like spas and wellness centers.
Curacao is also a foodie paradise, offering a huge selection of gourmet restaurants that feature Caribbean dishes with a Dutch twist. Spend your honeymoon exploring the island, lounging on Curacao’s pristine white-sand beaches, or in the water; Curacao is also home to some of the world’s best diving spots.
For a luxury honeymoon destination that is off the beaten path, why not head to Kenya? You can spend your first few days of matrimony exploring the countryside of Kenya on a safari honeymoon.
Forget roughing it in the bush. High-end luxury safaris come with chefs, experienced tour guides, premium liquor and wine, outdoor soaking tubs, and hot showers. You and your sweetie can snuggle up in comfort as you enjoy the African wilderness from the privacy of your lodge’s veranda.
The Galapagos Islands
Not a lot of honeymooners consider the Galapagos Islands as a luxury destination, but the island of Santa Cruz is home to several of Ecuador’s best hotels. The Galapagos’ strict environmental protection laws prevent crowds of tourists from flooding the island, so honeymooners who choose to visit will enjoy peace and privacy during their stay.
Resort amenities include private boat tours, massages, and meals paired with South America’s finest wine.
Heading to Bhutan for your luxury honeymoon requires quite a bit of planning, but it’s worth it to enjoy the untouched beauty of this South Asian country. Luxury tours include visits to beautiful temples and monasteries deep in the mountains, modern and chic accommodations remotely nestled in the forest, and plenty of time to relax and connect with each other over tea ceremonies.
British Virgin Islands
Plan your honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands for its beautiful natural landscape, colorful coral, and luxurious resorts. There are over 50 islands to choose from but the most popular ones include Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and St. Thomas. For couples who want to avoid other travelers, there are several romantic private islands. Guana Island, Moskito Island, and Necker Island stand out as some of the most luxurious.
Rounding out our list of the 25 most luxurious honeymoon destinations is Norway, which proves that you don’t need to head to a tropical island to experience luxury. Norway’s fjords and mountains provide stunning, romantic scenery, and the quaint villages are home to some of Europe’s most extravagant hotels. Not only that, Nordic spas are world-renowned for their immune-boosting abilities, extensive facilities featuring hot and cold pools, and beautiful settings.
Plus, if you honeymoon in Norway between September and March you could see the Northern Lights. And what better way to start your married life than in one of the happiest countries in the world?
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