Regardless of whether you’re a romantic, your honeymoon should be one of the most unforgettable holidays of your life. But if you’re struggling with romantic honeymoon ideas, you’re not alone.
These days your option are endless, and it can be difficult to figure out where you want to go. Type “honeymoon” into Google and you’re bombarded with hundreds of pages, suggestions, and honeymoon packages abroad. It’s overwhelming!
We understand that wedding planning is hectic and stressful, so to ease some of that strain, we’ve collated a short list of romantic honeymoon ideas – 10 international honeymoon destinations for when you tie the knot.
Romantic Honeymoon Ideas: 10 International Honeymoon Destinations
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
One good thing about this option is the opportunity to visit two major countries: USA and Canada – the famous Niagara Falls straddles the border between them both.
What can you do besides seeing the water fall by land? Take a boat ride just below the waterfalls, at Maid of the Mist. You’ll definitely want the waterproofs they give you!
Niagara-on-the-Lake (so-called the city) has a culture scent that is rising higher than all American or Canadian cities.
And there are fabulous award-winning wineries which harvest the unique ice wine, made from grapes harvested in the winter when temperatures are way below freezing and sugar content is highest.
Related: 7 Reasons To Visit Niagara Falls
With so many beautiful islands at your disposal, it’s hard to go wrong with a honeymoon in the Bahamas. These islands are home to some of the most beautiful (and colorful) beaches in the world.
Tell your hotel it’s your honeymoon and they’ll have a range of romantic options for you to choose from: dinner at a sunset beach, a private boat ride for two, night-time fiesta with live music exclusively for you and, of course, tours to many nearby islands – of the 700 of the cluster.
A honeymoon in the French Riviera? Yes please!
With a subtropical climate and beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coast (a breath away from Greece), Nice is the ideal destination for couples who want to relax and enjoy their love.
There are “fabulous markets, an enticing old town, glorious architecture and a wealth of super restaurants. It’s scruffy in spots, but if you really want to soak up the Riviera vibe, there’s really no better place to do it.”
Turks and Caicos Islands
575 miles (75-minute flight) southeast of Miami, Turks and Caicos Islands sit in the heart of the Caribbean.
And, with one of the largest coral reef systems in the world (1,000 square miles), they make for a truly breathtaking sight. There are vast white sand beaches with crystal clear blue water, ideal for swimming but also for diving in shallow waters. One word: paradise!
If you marry the new year, remember that from the end of December until April, thousands of whales migrate past the islands, a breath of the shore. You’ll enjoy an unforgettable underwater concert with songs of huge marine mammals.
Aspen is the perfect honeymoon destination for nature lovers, and if you and your partner love the snow, a wedding date in winter will make it a magical affair.
Of course, Aspen is a great destination for a summer vacation, and if you’re not interested in skiing and snowboarding, there are ample opportunities for golf, fishing, hiking and rafting.
After a long day of skiing or hiking, unwind with an unforgettable couples spa at the famous Yampah Spa at Vapor Cave in Glenwood Springs. About an hour drive from Aspen, the world’s oldest (106-year) spa, offering treatments and massage techniques that have been replicated all over the globe.
Las Vegas, Nevada
The ultimate destination for couples who know how to spend their holidays as rock starring stars!
Every corner has a casino, every casino has terrific honeymoon suites, every suite has a jacuzzi, and every jacuzzi, a bottle of champagne next door. In Las Vegas, reality surpasses even the most unbridled imagination, and the standard of accommodation you can get for the price you pay is insane. (Think $300 USD for a penthouse suite).
You can imagine you’re in Venice, on a gondola ride through the canals that are exclusively built inside the Venetian Hotel. Or dress up to the nines to try your luck at the tables.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Nicknamed the “Island of Love”, there’s no better honeymoon destination than Tahiti.
The awe that floods the landscape, with mountain peaks reaching the clouds, huge green valleys, lush forests, hundreds of waterfalls, tranquil rivers and exotic beaches; you’ll never want to leave.
Do you feel both ready for adventure? Head out on a treasure hunt. There is a legendary lost treasure worth $ 1.8 million in gold, which according to rumors is hidden somewhere on the island of Tuamoto, an hour and a 15 minute flight from French Polynesia.
Many of us dream of going on safari at least once in our lives. To see the exotic landscape and get up close and personal with beautiful and majestic animals really is the experience of a lifetime. So why not make a South African safari your honeymoon?
Kruger National Park stretches over two million hectares of land, making it one of the world’s largest wildlife attractions. Explore it on foot or with a rented jeep or as a member of an organized safari group.
Travel guides describe Costa Rica as the “precious jewel” of Central America as your choices here are diverse, and it’s a very easy country to travel through.
You’ll find long stretches of deserted white sand beaches, dense jungles filled with a rich diversity of exotic wildlife, lush rain-forests, raging rivers, towering volcanoes, and smiling communities.
The beaches really are second to none, the scenery is phenomenal, the country boasts wildlife you have never before encountered, and all inclusive Costa Rica luxury resorts are world-class. On top of all of this though, Costa Rica has an adventurous activities scene which rivals that of New Zealand!
Bali is by far one of the best honeymoon destinations in Asia, offering travelers a diverse mix of experiences. There are beaches, watersports, and resorts great and small, though also a rich culture to explore for those looking for more than just a fun-in-the-sun retreat.
The small volcanic island is home to the only Hindu society in Southeast Asia, with distinctive temples and elaborate festivals for those seeking a spiritual stay. The island’s cultural capital, Ubud, sees frequent musical and dance performances, and it is here where you will find galleries selling woodcarving, silverware, textiles, paintings and sculpture.
Book in for a couples massage at the best spa in Bali; as the island is considered a paradise for spa treatments.
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