7 Amazing Luxury Honeymoon Destinations Around the World
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg once said, “Go to a place where you’re not going to be stressed because a honeymoon can be a stressful thing.” With this in mind, we made a list of honeymoon destinations around the world where you can indulge in luxury and ease. After all, honeymoons are some of the most unforgettable memories you’ll have as a couple.
From breath taking beaches to mountain resorts, the Philippines is home to some of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. If you’re dreaming of a tropical island escape, try exotic Panglao or vibrant Boracay. For a lavish private getaway, check out the Amanpulo in Palawan.
Mountain lovers can explore the Twin Lakes Hotel in Tagaytay, the country’s first and only vineyard resort. For ultimate relaxation, visit The Farm in Batangas, which features luxurious spas, swimming pools, and a tranquil meditation lounge.
Quickly emerging as one of the best options for a dream honeymoon cruise is Croatia. Everything about Croatia, from its stunning coastline to picturesque towns and scenic lakes, emanates unparalleled Mediterranean romance.
Nothing is dreamier than enjoying a cruise from the timelessly elegant town of Opatija to the dramatically beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, drop by Rab Island, also known as the Island of Love, to enjoy its rich heritage, savour its delicious cuisines, and soak up the striking view of the Adriatic Sea.
In her bestselling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, author Elizabeth Gilbert found love in Bali. Indeed, Bali is one of the most romantic getaways in the world, especially for honeymooners.
For an idyllic solitude amidst secluded beaches, go to Sanur, known as the honeymoon village of Bali. Stay in Uluwatu for its magnificent temple and spectacular views from the cliffs. See stretches of rice fields in Ubud, and taste the famous Balinese coffee. Adventurous couples can go for sunrise hikes of Mt. Batur or dive in the pristine beaches of Canggu.
India offers a variety of activities for newlyweds, from enthralling treks through the woods to exclusive candle-lit dinners. Forget the crowded and noisy metropolis. Instead, travel on a bespoke vacation to East India, and witness its quiet splendour in, well deserved, luxury.
If you love nature, go to Gangkok, a bustling hill city set against a backdrop of untouched beauty. Ride a yak to Tshangu Lake or see a one-horned rhinoceros at the Kaziranga National Park. Be mesmerized by the jaw-dropping scenery of Darjeeling and its vast tea plantations. For a more spiritual experience, visit Tawang, the birthplace of the Dalai Lama, or go on a pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya, where Buddha attained enlightenment.
With its scenic landscapes, rich culture, sumptuous food, and a palpable air of passion and romance, Italy is undoubtedly one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations.
What can compare to the seductive charms of Venice, or the magical allure of Tuscany? If you crave the serenity of the countryside, go to Umbria, considered as the green heart of Italy. For a day of basking in the sun, visit the Italian Riviera and explore its ruggedly beautiful cliffs and astonishing coastline.
Although not as famous as a honeymoon destination as the other places in this list, Sri Lanka surprises you with its hidden treasures. Mountain lovers will find solace at Acres Resort and Spa in Ella, located on a hilltop in the middle of luxuriant tea plantations.
For a laid-back honeymoon getaway at the beach, Mirissa is worth a visit. It features stretches of glistening sand and turquoise waters, as well as beachside restaurants serving delicious seafood dishes. Ride on the back of an elephant or wade through knee-deep waters to Taprobane Island, a privately owned isle that’s home to an exclusive five-bedroom villa.
Imagine water bungalows over insanely blue waters, an unhindered view of the ocean, a vibrant marine life, and you’ve got the Maldives. The Maldives offers a wide range of options for newlyweds, from the wonderfully romantic to the wildly adventurous.
Whether you want to swim with whale sharks, sail on a catamaran through the islands, get on a diving trip or quietly soak up the sun, the Maldives has a reservoir of activities every couple would cherish for a lifetime.