Dreaming of the ideal honeymoon destination? But all that endless wedding planning leaving you with no time to plan your honeymoon?? Keep calm and read along to discover the hottest honeymoon destinations, that’ll make you wanna pack your bags right away!
It can be crazy trying to narrow down your favourite spot among the hundreds of options out there… Don’t worry, here’s our guide to some of the top sizzling honeymoon destinations this wedding season!
Honeymoon Destinations You’ll Fall in Love with #1 – Maldives!
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If beachside candlelight dinners, couple spas, private beaches and sun bathing are what you both dream of – Maldives is the place for your Honeymoon! April to November are the best time to visit Maldives.
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Soneva Fushi, Cheval Blanc Randheli, and Gili Lankanfushi are some of the famous resorts in the Maldives. Cutesy over water villas over the blue waters of the Indian ocean will guarantee you a heavenly time!
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Mexico is the hottest stress buster honeymoon destination trending this season. It offers you the sun, sand, surf, local cuisine, shopping streets, cultural exchange and more!
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Playal del Carmen, Cancun, San Miguel de Allende, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Puebla are some of the famous places in Mexico which are worth the visit. If you are vacationing down south, your honeymoon is going to be filled with leisure.
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The palm beaches, luxurious resorts, and beautifully designed cities are the perfect recipe for a romantic honeymoon. And if you looouve the series Narcos as much as we do, then you should definitely head to Mexico.
#3 Venice, Italy
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The magical destination made up of hundred small islands…Venice! To truly explore this city, you need to follow the canals – either cruise through them or stroll by them to take in all the historical architecture and romantic charm of the place. As no cars run on the streets make sure to pack your sports shoes for a comfortable trip.
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Must see places in Venice are St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, Ponte di Rialto, Canal Grande, Venice Lido and Murano Glass Mueseum. But what you can’t miss really is an ‘out of this this world’ Gondola ride with your gondolier singing a melodious tune for just the two of you! (you’ll have to bargain for the singing before you book a ride!)
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While you may choose to stay on the main island or off it, The Westin Europa & Regina, Viktoria Palace Hotel, Hotel Rialto, Restaurant Terrazza Danieli are some popular resorts to look at. No matter what, don’t forget to shop at the street markets, enjoy an authentic pizza by the canals or gorge at the 100’s of flavors of yummmmy gelato with your love as you discover each other and this beautiful city!
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Vietnam is known for its gorgeous beaches and greenery. If you want to spend your honeymoon close to nature, this South-East Asian honeymoon destination is for you.
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From hogging on yummy Vietnamese delicacies like Pho and Cha Ca, to cruising through the Mekong Delta, crawling via Cu Chi tunnels to kayaking or biking with the locals – you’re definitely spoiled for choice. The Valley of Love and the Xuan Huong Lake in Dalat are what honeymooners in Vietnam should not miss.
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Grab postcard-perfect honeymoon memories, at Greece. You will fall in love with the black sand beaches in Santorini, picturesque resorts in Mykonos and whitewashed houses in Oia and Crete! The best time to visit Greece is from May to September.
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Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine as you watch the beautiful sunsets. Or wander around to soak in all the amazing architecture and history that Greece has to offer. It is the perfect mixture of nature and man-made beauty so there’s something for all of us here!
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Portugal has always been a less crowded destination. And its the perfect choice for honeymooners looking for a place where they can walk bare feet down the beach and also roam the vineyards for their famous vintage champagnes!
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Visit between June and October to enjoy the bright weather and also enjoy the beaches, island hopping, and water sports.
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From picturesque Porto and historic Evora to lovely Lisbon and the fairytale-like Sintra; there are simply loads of great cities in Portugal to explore. Suites Alba Resort & Spa, Tivoli Palacio de Seteais, Hotel Santa Justa, Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade, and the LX Boutique Hotel are some popular resorts for honeymooners.
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#7 Bali, Indonesia
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Bali is such a romantic place with its tropical shores, towering volcanoes, lush green rice fields and dense jungles. Its natural beauty combined with its rich culture and lively nightlife makes it an exciting honeymoon destination.
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April to September are the favorite months for your Bali trip. Uluwatu, Mount Batur, Canggu, Crystal Bay on Penida Island are some of the must-visit places on your honeymoon list!
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Cycle tours, scuba diving, sea-walking tour are some of the activities Bali is famous for, if you both are into adventure. Getting that perfect picture in front of Bali water palace – Gates of Heaven, is a must for all couples!
#8 Paris, France
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Who doesn’t want to go to the most romantic place on earth for their Honeymoon! The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Temple of Love, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg Garden, Disneyland, Île Saint Louis are some of the must visit spots.
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Memorable things to do on your Honeymoon in Paris- pack a picnic near the Eiffel Tower, two to tango near River Seine, watch a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge, local wine tours, “virtually” put a lock on the famous ‘love-locks’ bridge, opt for a drive in the vintage citröen or hire a scooter!
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Summer, winter, spring or autumn – you can travel to Paris in any season, as every time has its own beauty.
#9 Rhone Alpes, France
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If you want to explore the rich French heritage and culture, then Rhone Alpes is the place to hit. It is one of the most scenic areas of France with snow- clad mountains and amazing views everywhere.
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You can stay at Chamonix for those times when you prefer to stay indoors. It’s a famous ski resort of Rhone Alps, where adventurous couples can dive into activities like trekking, snowshoe expeditions, night skiing, paragliding. There are also nightclubs, restaurants, concerts for those who prefer to stay indoors!
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Australia – an all year-round honeymoon destination, is always on top of the list with Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, and the Great Barrier Reef being the top attractions for honeymooners. Romance or adventure, whatever you’re craving to explore, Australia has in store for you!
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If you’re a thrill hungry couple – surfing, bungee jumping, sky diving, exploring wild life, snorkelling and scuba diving are just some of the things you can try!
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Strolling along the beaches or parks, watching the sunset, sharing secluded moments at the various waterfalls in the country, romantic drive along the Great Ocean Road. No wonder, our Bollywood fav gal Parineeti Chopra’s Insta feed is full of ultimate experiences on the land down under!
#11 Budapest, Hungary
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A small magical city in central Europe, Budapest is the perfect combination of modern and historic beauty rolled into one. Its one place couples cannot miss if you love thermal baths, beautiful architecture, fascinating historic stories with some vibrant nightlife thrown in.
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The best time to travel to Budapest is from March to May and September to November. When you’re there, you can’t miss the top attractions like the Buda Castle, Parliament of Hungary, Vajdahunyad Castle, and Széchenyi Bath.
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If you’re ready for an African adventure, exploring endless savannahs dotted with wildlife, interact with the Masai tribe, get mesmerized by the magnificent sunsets, soar above the earth in a hot air balloon or lounge on a pristine beach… Kenya is calling!
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Manda Island, Watamu Marine National Park, Nairobi Safari Walk, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Naivasha, Chale Island, Langata Botanical Gardens, and Giraffe Manor (where you’re literally dining with the giraffe’s!) are some of the places to visit when you’re visiting Kenya.
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Wondering what else is there in Kenya? Check out all you need to know in this amazing real Indian Wedding that took place in Kenya!
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Swimsuit-clad days on tropical beaches, exciting metropolises, exotic scenery, and long, jungle hikes – South America’s largest country has all the ingredients you need to make for a honeymoon with a twist. March to October are the perfect time to be in Brazil as the climate is just refreshing.
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Rio De Janeiro, Fernando de Noronha and Ouro Perto are some of the must visit cities. Imagine cruising through the Amazon river, romancing in Rio de Janeiro, beach hopping along the southern coast, and getting enchanted by the Iguazu Falls for a experiences that’ll stay with you forever!
#12 Antigua & Barbuda
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Antigua and Barbuda are two of the most romantic honeymoon destinations located in the Caribbean islands. The calm turquoise waters of these islands offer the best cruise experience and romantic li’l boat rides you love birds could ask for.
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If you’re a road person – take a 5-hour road expedition which covers all the small islands and shopping streets that you need to see! Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, Carlisle Bay Antigua, St. James’s Club & Villas, Cocobay Resort, and Galley Bay Resort & Spa are some popular resorts with stunning private beaches.
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Get lost in the natural beauty of white sandy beaches lined with palm trees, deep ocean waters, splendid forests and perfect landscapes. Or spend your nights lazing on the moonlit beach hand in hand, as the candles make for the perfect romantic setting!
#15 South Africa
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From vibrant cities and sexy beaches to untamed wilderness and natural beauty – no matter what you are looking for; South Africa is an idyllic setting for a honeymoon! South Africa is a year-round destination with June to October being best for wildlife viewing.
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For the Cape area, the hotter summer months of November to March, are much better – so plan according to your interests! When you’re in South Africa – you can hike up-to Table Mountain National Park, take a road trip through the Garden Route, unwind and relax at the vineyards of the Cape Winelands, or go on a safari at Kruger National Park.
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Flycatcher Castle, Graskop, Great Fish River Lodge at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, Cederberg, and Kosi Forest Lodge, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KZN are some of the resorts for the newlyweds to enjoy their honeymoon.
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If a frozen winter wonderland is something you’d both love to explore, then look no further than Iceland! The ideal time to visit is from April to September when intimate hot springs, beautiful glaciers, majestic wildlife and striking waterfalls come together on this Scandinavian island.
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Wildlife in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Reynisfjara, black sand beaches in Iceland, date night in Reykjavik, a breathtaking drive across Iceland’s Ring Road, stealing kisses under the Northern Lights, and whale watching along Iceland’s coasts are just some of the ‘out of this world’ activities that you can look forward to!
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Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Frost and Fire Hotel, Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Hotel Budir, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura are some of the fantastic hotels in Iceland which you can look at.
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Iceland is the perfect destination for those who are looking for the unexpected. Something truly out of the ordinary!
Hold on… Before you start packing, here’s a checklist for all you Honeymooners!!
With so many out of the world honeymoon destinations to choose from – we’re sure you’ll find your perfect match soon 😉 So go on, book your tickets, pack your bags and get ready to fall head over heels in love again!