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Let me count the ways in which I love thee

Luxury traveller or backpacker, wine connoisseur or adventure enthusiast. I don’t like typecasting travellers – every traveller is different. There is NO right or wrong way to travel and donโ€™t ever let anyone tell you otherwise! Floppy hats or hair pulled back into a ponytail, maxi dresses or hiking gear, 4 suitcases or just a backpack – theyโ€™re all as right or wrong as each other. For this reason, it’s hard to suggest one ideal honeymoon destination that works for everyone.

 

So we’ve come up with a list of our favourite destinations, with pros and cons for each destination for every single kind of travel. You’ll find something here irrespective of whether you’re a history connoisseur, photographer, old-school romantic, or a beach bum ๐Ÿ™‚

 

  • 1) Maldives for luxurious privacy

Best time to go: All year round

Best for: Luxury hotels, water sports, private island getaways

Ideal length of stay: 4-5 days

Cons: Guests are confined to one hotel, it’s expensive and hard to hop b/w islands

If you want to spend your honeymoon marooned on a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean then there is no better place than Maldives. The country offers some incredible luxurious getaways. Spend your days relaxing with your partner, indulging in watersports, getting massages under the Maldivian sun and relishing the privacy of overwater villas.

Outrigger-Konotta-Maldives-Resort-Review-2
Maldives ๐Ÿ™‚

 

  • 2) Slovenia for European grandeur on a budget

Best time to go: June-September

Best for: Countryside getaways, gorgeous drives, and lakeside hotels

Ideal length of stay: 10 days

Cons: Lack of amazing beaches

Slovenia is one of the prettiest and most underrated countries in Europe – expect stunning pastures, cascading waterfalls, cottages converted to B&Bs, and glittering lakes. The landscape is similar to Switzerland, Germany, or its immediate neighbour Croatia, but its much easier on the pocket. Check out our detailed guide to a roadtrip in Slovenia to plan your honeymoon in Slovenia.

Lake bled panorama from Ojstrica hike in Slovenia
Gorgeous panoramas all around ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

  • 3) Seychelles for a beach getaway like no other

Best time to go: Year round but March-June are the best months to visit

Best for: Stunning beaches, luxurious resorts,and local markets

Ideal length of stay: 7-10 days

Cons: Can get expensive

Seychelles is ideal if you desire a beach holiday but find the idea of staying in one island resort for the entire duration of your honeymoon constricting. It is easy to hop b/w islands and every island of the archipelago has something different to offer to guests. Spend your days cycling along the coastline, devouring fresh seafood, lounging on some of the prettiest beaches in the world, and relishing Seychellois hospitality. Read our detailed itinerary for Seychelles!

Pool villa infinity pool at Hilton Northolme Seychelles
Our own private infinity pool at Hilton Northolme

 

  • 4) France for the undying romantic

Best time to go: Year round but June-September are the best months to visit

Best for: Paris, French villages, wineries, and coastline drives

Ideal length of stay: 7-10 days

Cons: Can get crowded and touristy

France is an elixir of sorts. It might be clichรฉd but this is a country where clichรฉs converse to make magic happen. We suggest starting your French honeymoon in Paris (where else) before heading to the vineyards of Bordeaux and/or the coastal towns of the French Riviera. We promise you, you will come away completely smitten! We have written tons of articles about France, so make sure you consult them before planning your honeymoon in the country.

Shangri-La Paris balcony view of Eiffel Tower
Enjoying breakfast with one of the best views at Shangri-La Paris ๐Ÿ™‚

 

  • 5) Finnish Lapland for some winter romance

Best time to go: December – February

Best for: Northern Lights, reindeer sleigh rides, husky safaris

Ideal length of stay: 5-7 days

Cons: Can get really cold

If you want to honeymoon in a veritable winter wonderland, then Finnish Lapland is the place to be. Visit Rovaniemi, also known as Santa’s hometown, book yourself a dreamy reindeer sleight ride or a husky safari in Arctic Forests. Rent a romantic lodge in the wilderness and enjoy a surreal honeymoon in Finland.

log cabin at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Lapland, Finland
Blankies, cuddles, and warm mulled wine – the perfect concoction for -20ยฐC ๐Ÿ™‚

 

  • 6) Iceland for a stunning yet adventurous getaway

Best time to go: June-September for Midnight Sun and roadtrips, December – February for Northern Lights

Best for: Stunning panoramas

Ideal length of stay: 2 weeks

Cons: Unpredictable weather

Iceland is a gem of a country. There are stunning panoramas at every step – waterfalls, fjords, volcanoes, glaciers, caves carved our of ice, geysers, and so much more. Summer months are perfect for a roadtrip in Iceland as days are long and it is possible to drive long distances each day. Winter months are ideal for snow-laden landscapes and chasing Northern Lights. We’ve been to Iceland during summer and winter months but would be hard-pressed to choose one of the two – it’s equally special during both times of the year.

Iceland Road Trip itinerary
Our cottage in Akureyeri that left us all dreamy-eyed

 

  • 7) New Zealand for the hikers and roadtrip junkies

Best time to go: November – February for a summer roadtrip

Best for: Stunning panoramas and night skies

Ideal length of stay: 2-3 weeks

Cons: Long distances, can get expensive

If staying in scenic B&Bs and driving through a country peppered with some of the most gorgeous beaches, fields full of flowers, and picnic spots in the world is what you are craving for a honeymoon, then New Zealand is the place to be! It makes for an ideal active honeymoon – pencil in some hikes on your itinerary, go for a glacier walk, or book a bungee jump for yourself. New Zealand is full of surprises and you’ll love it! Check out our itinerary for a roadtrip in New Zealand.

Couple in New Zealand - best road trip in the world
Beautiful drives in New Zealand

 

  • 8) Peru for the culture vulture

Best time to go: November – February

Best for: Cultural sites, beaches, and historical towns

Ideal length of stay: 2-3 weeks

Cons: Lot of moving around if you want to see the entire country

If you want an offbeat honeymoon, then Peru is the country for you. The country has so much more to offer than just Machu Picchu. You can visit the verdant Amazon Rainforest, spend time exploring Cusco, fly over the mystical Nazca Lines, and sample Peru’s beaches. Don’t forget to devour Peruvian food – those luscious avocadoes and ceviche platters will leave you wanting more. Check out our itinerary for your honeymoon in Peru here.

A romantic stay at Hotel Viรฑas Queirolo
A romantic stay at Hotel Viรฑas Queirolo

 

  • 9) Bali for a relaxed honeymoon on a budget

Best time to go: Year round

Best for: Budget-friend luxury and laid-back wellness

Ideal length of stay: 1 week

Cons: Can get crowded, Mosquitoes and lizards during monsoon months

If roadtrips or active holidays don’t float your boat and you just want to lay back and relax on your honeymoon, then Bali is the perfect place for you. Choose a luxurious hotel on the beach or head to the highlands (our preferred choice!) for a honeymoon that will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Rent a villa in the paddy fields surrounding Ubud or book a hotel – spend your honeymoon getting massages, eating sumptuous organic food, relaxing in the spa, or go for a ride in the paddy fields.

The perfect sunrise? We think so ๐Ÿ™‚

 

  • 10) Japan for a sensory experience like no other

Best time to go: Year round but April is ideal to catch cherry blossom season

Best for: A unique honeymoon dotted with panoramas and cultural experiences

Ideal length of stay: 2 weeks

Cons: Expensive, can get really crowded in cherry blossom season

Japan isn’t a destination that pops up on too many honeymoon listicles, but if you ask us, it’s ideal for a honeymoon if the couple is curious other cultures and wants to experience some bucket-list panoramas such as Mt. Fuji at the same time. Japan offers so much to the visit – start in the hustle bustle of Tokyo, escape to Mt. Fuji for a few days, explore the historic bylanes of Kyoto, and book yourself a chalet in the Japanese Alps for some peace and quiet. Make sure to drop by a sushi bar every night and sample the incredible Japanese cuisine on offer. Check out our itinerary for Japan here.

 

Park Hotel Tokyo artist room with Dragon
Our room at Park Hotel Tokyo – couldn’t have asked for a better view!

 

Before you pick out the final destination for your honeymoon, you should check out Expedia’s new tool, which helps you pick the best honeymoon destination from hundreds, suited to your preferences. We love that it customises the choice based on variable factors such as your budget and the month of your honeymoon. Psst you’ll see a photo of ours from Maldives in the background too ๐Ÿ™‚ Check it out here

 

Expedia Honeymoon Finder

 

We get hundreds of messages asking for ideal honeymoon destinations and we hope that this article will help you guys narrow down the choices ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have any questions, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you at the earliest. Good luck in planning that perfect honeymoon <3

 

26 thoughts on “10 Amazing Honeymoon Destinations (one for every kind of traveller)!

  1. Savi and Vid,i am so lucky to have found you bcoz u two are really so inspirational and ur pictures oomph that spark between you two and this post is so so helpful,though i am single but loved reading dis post and its making me feel to get mingle with someone special very soon and just escape ๐Ÿ˜œ..Thank you for inspiring every single day๐Ÿ’—

    1. Hey NZ is nice in April, not too crowded with tourists, can get a tad cold, and overall pleasant. It’s easy to combine both Bora Bora and Fiji, so just select the one that suits your budget best. Bora Bora is a bit more luxurious while Fiji has a bit more in terms of cultural things to do ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hey Savi n vid! How u guys doing๐Ÿ˜ love you both..We r planning for our honeymoon in a couple of weeks and donโ€™t want to spend too much as itโ€™s New Years time everywhere the prices are extremely high from the tickets to everything..kindly help out.. much love!

    1. Hey Shilpa – that’s true. Tickets skyrocket at New Year – try Indonesia or Thailand if you want something budget friendly ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Awesome post it is. You have curated a great list of some lovely places to travel specially for honeymoon peoples. All places are really attractive. Thanks for taking your time to write on these destinations.

  4. Hi Savi and vid,
    Great list but I had also noted down Koh Samui during my understanding of honeymoon destinations combining fun as well as luxury. Can you throw some light on Koh Samui?

  5. Hi Guys

    You guys doing some amazing work and iam always inspired by you two …

    Iam planning my honeymoon around new year to be prices after 25th Dec, i thought to do this a mix of city travel and beach .. I have some ideas about combining new Zealand and fiji together for say 10-12 days.

    Let me know your thoughts on it ..
    – As is can be done or iam being too ambitious
    – How should i plan this as in first nZ and then fiji or visa versa
    -what would travel cost around
    – Places to cover in NZ via road and formalities involved in it etc ..
    – OR u can recommend any other places..

    HELP me plan it better ..

    Look forward to your reply
    Thanks

    1. hey if you have just 10-12 days then we’d suggest sticking to just Fiji or New Zealand. Trying to cover both countries in 12 days will lead to a lot of wastage of money and time. You can choose a country based on whether you want an outdoorsy roadtrip or a relaxed time by the beach. Have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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