The most romantic honeymoon destinations around the world
Everyone dreams of the perfect honeymoon, but we all have different ideas on what makes it special. Some couples like to be whisked away to a remote island sipping champagne by the sunset. Others envision an action packed holiday, crammed with new adventures in a bid to make unforgettable memories as newlyweds.
You and your partner will probably spend weeks, maybe even months, searching the web and browsing through brochures in search of your dream destination.
But, because we know time is precious (and you also have a wedding to plan) we’ve rounded a up a selection of the romantic resorts to go for your honeymoon, each one designed for a different demand.
We can feel the love just looking at these stunning locations.
Dubbed as the number one resort in Bali, the Goya Boutique Resort doesn’t fall short when it comes to luxury. Boasting a 5* rating guests can stay in their very own secluded hideaway, from stylish villas to waterside suites, each room hosts traditional design elements and comes with beautiful wooden furniture, decorative arts, and calming colour combinations.
It seems you get treated like royalty here, too, as one Trip Advisor reviewer said: “They left us little treats in the room or fridge everyday, lovely fruits and beautiful honeymoon perks such as a rose petal bath and a delicious chocolate honeymoon cake.”
With an infinity pool looking out to views of the beautiful island, you and your partner will be in your very own paradise. Whilst at the resort, you’ll have the option to take part in cooking classes with top chefs, embark on an Ubud excursion or even go Ricefield trekking.
Visit the hotel website, here.
However, this isn’t the only place you can stay in Bali, as according to EDreams, you should book at least a night in the Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel and try to get the Panoramic Deluxe Pool Villa. They say the view will leave you speechless – and you can see why.
On Instagram, behind a filter, we see the vivid blue and flawless white churches that lie in the lost city of Santorini – but is it everything the serene photos promise? The blue and white island sits perfectly on the clifftops is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe, and with an array of villages to choose from – you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to stay.
For the most incredible views, we recommend Oia, famous for the caldera, created after a disastrous volcanic eruption almost 2,000,000 years ago.The result was devastatingly beautiful, as although it ended the city’s civilization – it created an alien paradise which will take your breath away.
After the volcano, Santorini became known as the ‘lost city’; almost a hidden wonder of the world.Years later, people began to build on the steep cliff the volcano created – with views so beautiful you’ll be lost for words.
Packed with designer shops and 5* suites, there’s no shortage of cash here. It’s restaurants aplenty, too, serving incredible seafood and steaks, along with traditional Greek cuisine.
Whilst staying in Oia, make sure to dine or even stay at the Canaves Oia Suites, a luxury boutique hotel, nestled into the edge of the cliff boasting the village’s most spectacular views. The 5* accommodation is the perfect honeymoon retreat.
Cancun is a very popular honeymoon destination for people in the U.S and Brits are taking notice.
Whether you want relaxation or adventure, there’s something for everyone in Mexico. An extremely easy place to travel to, Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer the type of luxury that any honeymooners desire.
Honeymoon experts at Honeyfund suggest taking a day trip to see the Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza to experience El Castillo pyramid, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
But where to stay? The Banyan Tree Mayakoba is one of the most sought after resorts in Playa del Carmen for a romantic getaway, scattered with stylish villas complete with private pools set in lovely gardens and large, luxurious bathrooms, rainfall showers and outdoor bathtubs.
There’s also an acclaimed spa featuring treatments for couples, a few fantastic restaurants — one juts out into the lagoon — and dozens of wonderful activities perfect for couples, such as yoga classes, tennis, snorkeling and eco tours.
Prices start from around £1000 a week – not a high price to pay for a week in paradise, right?
Fancy sipping a pina colada from a pineapple? You’d better pack your swimwear and head to the Caribbean, With powder-soft sands, coconut covered hills, and rolling valleys of sugar cane and bananas, it should come as no surprise that we’ve included this romantic destination on our list.
For a honeymoon to make your friends green with envy, and for a total taste of tranquility, check out Eden Roc at Cap Cana. Here, you can expect magnificent architecture along the French and Italian Rivieras. Milan-based architect Marina Nova has created the most alluring hotel design in the island – entwining European glamour with a Caribbean twist. The 34 free-standing, all pool suites celebrate the beauty unfolding outside with expansive windows, verandas and patios, creating myriad spots to experience paradise uninterrupted.
Eden Roc at Cap Cana is located in the exclusive private community of Cap Cana at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic. It’s home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, as well as a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and a bustling marina. The resort is 10 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport, with direct daily service from major cities in the U.S, Europe and Latin America.
The luxury will cost you, however, as prices start from £1,000 a night!
Want to mix the big city with the beach? You should pack your bags and jet off to Virginia Beach. OpenTable named Virginia Beach the most romantic city on their list of the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America for 2016. You only have to take a stroll on the beach at sunset to see why the Virginia coastline is one of the most romantic places in the U.S.
If you’re looking for a romantic resort, Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is home base for Salacia and is one of the most upscale resort hotels in Virginia Beach. With its very own Sky Bar, you’ll be floating on the clouds whilst enjoying a glass of something bubbly.
The Cavalier Hotel is also among the best resorts to stay – set back in a stunning manor, you’ll feel like Royalty when you stay here. It costs around £288 a night, but you only get to Honeymoon once!
Whilst at Virginia beach, you could visit the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, visit the Back Bay Heritage Animal Refuge, visit the famous Busch Gardens, or even head out to shore and try boardwalking or surfing.
Mention of the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast tends to conjure up thoughts of panoramic drama, glittering beauty and film-star chic from an earlier age. If you visit the Amalfi Coast whilst on your honeymoon, you certainly shouldn’t expect any less.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, this stunning coastal region is scattered with sleepy seaside towns, superb restaurants, and luxurious cliff-top resorts overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. With the scenic highway winding along the coastline, driving the Amalfi Coast makes an unforgettable road trip — and there’s a lot more to do than just soak up the scenery on your honeymoon.
If you are looking for incredible scenery, however, just outside the quiet the village of Conca dei Marini and aloof from the sea of tourists on the coast, the Santa Rosa enjoys a magnificent location with incredible views in all directions. Reccommended by The Telegraph, this is dubbed as one of the most exclusive e hotels in this chunk of Italy.
Bianca Sharma bought the vast, clifftop building after spying it from a boat and spared no expense in transforming the 17th-century monastery into a stylish hotel, whilst still respecting the building’s origins.
Here you’ll find stunning terraced gardens with a heated infinity pool, along with a huge spa to wind-down; excellent food; and shuttle bus service to Amalfi. The dining terrace – suspended high over the sea – is a supremely romantic spot for newlyweds.
See more about the hotel, here.
Intimate hot springs, beautiful glaciers, majestic wildlife, and striking waterfalls come together in this Scandinavian island and it is sure to dazzle any traveler, especially those looking for romance on their honeymoon.
Summer months yield 24-hours of daylight from the “Midnight Sun,” and long winter months provide a dark sky for the Aurora Borealis. Either way you look at it, you’re in for a special and unique treat in the picturesque country of Iceland
If you want adventure, visit Jökulsárlón, and conquer the biggest glacier in Europe This challenging experience is one of Iceland’s most memorable. We suggest any active traveler to strap on some crampons and prepare to climb a massive glacier with mesmerizing views.
The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are one of the greatest spectacles on earth, and imagine seeing them with your partner for the first time. In the winter months, from late September to early April, the Northern Lights are visible from all over Iceland. Just make sure to get out to the countryside and pack a tripod for photographs to capture the most beautiful hues of the green, pink, purple, and yellow.
In the evenings, cosy up in a warm wooden cabin and watch the snow fall from your window. Or how about sleeping under the stars in an incredible glass pod? Kakslauttanen offer some of the most luxurious pods in the country – specifically designed for honeymooners.
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