You have either decided to get married or are already married – whatever it is, your honeymoon must be a special experience.
Deciding on just the right place and package for your romantic honeymoon is an important decision. It is good that you are doing the right research.
Our list of the most romantic honeymoon places will help you zero in on your options. After that your decision will just be a coin toss away. 😉
1. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is the most romantic getaway for anybody looking for a memorable honeymoon.
After all, where can a couple enjoy pristine clear waters while sitting on an active volcano in the middle of a sea? The very idea is romantic, isn’t it?
Besides being one of the finest romantic honeymoon places this location is also a wedding destination.
Amongst the romance-seeking travelers, it is believed that you haven’t really had a honeymoon holiday if you haven’t once kissed beneath Santorini’s famous sunset.
Situated about 200 km southeast of Greece’s mainland, this group of islands has a population of less than 20 thousand.
All inclusive deals are available during certain times of the year, so keep an eye out.
Best restaurants: Terra Nera, Metaxy Mas Tavern, Lolita’s Gelato
Attractions in Santorini: Fira, Oia, Kamari, Perissa, Imerovigli, Akrotiri
2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora may be a small island but this honeymoon destination is very high on romance as well as activity quotient.
If you prefer adventure activities included in your honeymoon, this is the place to choose. There is 4×4 safari, diving in the underwater park, shark feedings, hiking, parasailing etc.
Compared to other beach destinations, the adventure activities at Bora Bora are much cheaper.
You must request your travel agent to include a midnight beach dinner in your all-inclusive package.
Do note that this romantic honeymoon place is for all people – those who can afford five stars and those who can afford only mid-range hotels.
Best restaurants: La Villa Mahana, Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges, Restaurant ST JAMES
Attractions in Bora Bora: Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora Lagoonarium, Matira Beach, Leopard Rays Trench, Tupitipiti Point, White Valley
3. Maui, Hawaii
If you want the most romantic honeymoon with the best of service in the resorts, this is the place to come to.
This honeymoon location is also known for the adventure activities, which prevail both in and outside of the hotels.
There is scuba-diving, snorkeling, zip lining, mountain biking, surfing for the more adventurous honeymooners. For the not so adventurous there is always wine tasting, fine dining, museums and golf.
This vacation spot has both – fine dining experiences and then the not so fine street food options.
In short, at Maui your honeymoon holiday will depend on your idea of it.
Since all resorts are sea-facing, it is best to get a suite which a view even if it costs a bit extra.
Look for all-inclusive deals or packages to save cost because Maui can be costly at times.
Best restaurants: Ululani’s Shave Ice, Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice, Mama’s Fish House
Attractions in Maui: Lahaina, Kihei, Ka’anapali, Wailea, Wailuku, Kahului
4. Florence, Italy
Like Bora Bora, Florence is also a small honeymoon destination – just that Bora Bora would host you on a beach holiday while Florence is a riverside small town.
It was here that Renaissance started. If you want to remember your honeymoon holiday as an art extravaganza this is the place you should opt for.
The best of World-class art is available here at Florence and all this art can only make your experience beautiful.
Florence is also known for its food and wine – so be ready to clink a few glasses with your spouse on this honeymoon vacation.
While tourism is well entrenched in Florence, it is sometimes difficult to get all include affordable packages for this destination….so plan early.
Here is an idea to make your honeymoon special – stand over the Arno river and see the sunset. There is no recommended spot to take – any place on the bridge will be just right to see the marvels of Florence.
Best restaurants: Marco Ottaviano Il Gelato, The Book Pub, Salumeria Verdi
Attractions in Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, Piazza della Signoria, Accademia Gallery, Piazza del Duomo, Basilica di Santa Croce,
5. Venice, Italy
Venice is the kind of romantic honeymoon spot where you will love to get lost – with your spouse of course. If you have other ideas we won’t try to stop you though.
The lovely canals and the gondolas make Venice seem as if the city was built with honeymooners in mind.
When in Venice you don’t need to plan your day – at every spot of Venice you will find beauty, history, romance and happiness.
Don’t miss the specialty of the place – the Venetian cuisine. Do remember that the spreads here are very large so be hungry before you venture out for lunch.
Both baroque music and modern opera have their origins in Venice so don’t miss them during your honeymoon.
Best restaurants: Dal Moro’s – Fresh Pasta To, Ristorante Alle Corone, Riviera
Attractions in Venice: Grand Canal, Saint Mark’s Basilica, La Fenice Opera House, Musica A Palazzo, San Giorgio Maggiore
6. Crete, Greece
Crete is as Greek as Greece can be. It is artistic, pristine, sun-drenched, rugged, sandy and everything else in between.
All of this makes it the perfect Romantic honeymoon destination, with children or without children.
If visiting the cave where Zeus was born is your idea of a romance, don’t let go of Crete.
Get an all-inclusive deal now and see if they can squeeze in a suite in the same deal.
The amazing beaches are a non-ending calling for the travelers. After your honeymoon in Crete, chances are you will land up again – maybe with your kids in tow.
People of Crete love traditions – if you would prefer a traditional honeymoon, look no further than this Greek coastal town.
Best restaurants: Every restaurant in Crete is worth exploring.
Attractions in Crete: Chania, Rethymnon, Hersonissos, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Malia
Recommended Reading: Best European honeymoons
7. Kauai, Hawaii
With more than 60 beaches in this romance filled island is a perfect honeymoon destination. Just that to fully explore this county, you need a long honeymoon.
Kauai isn’t commercially exploited so you will feel at home and relaxed. In fact, if you need to bring your kids along on your honeymoon, Kauai is a great option.
There is a lot of water sports, snorkeling, surfing, etc. If you are a nature-loving honeymooner you can also spend time with turtles, whales and the ever-loving dolphins.
Ask for a suite that’s sea facing and is affordable. There is no point holidaying in Kauai if you aren’t staring at the beautiful sea.
Best restaurants: Pink’s Creamery, Hee Fat General Store, Hukilau Lanai
Attractions in Kauai: Kapaa, Princeville, Poipu, Koloa, Lihue, Hanalei
When it comes to stunning white sand beaches and underwater experiences nothing can beat this romantic country which is a favorite amongst newlyweds.
If you are a beach person, Maldives is for you – beaches don’t get any better than this.
There are at least 1,200 beaches in the 1,200 islands that form the country of Maldives.
The Maldives is so amazing a holiday destination that more than a million people end up here to enjoy its romance.
The richness of the underwater experience in this romantic country can’t be explained in mere words. You need to experience and spot it yourself. The water is at room temperature, which means…you feel it on your skin.
Best restaurants: Thila, Sea Fire Salt.Sky, Family Room
Attractions in Maldives: Male, Hulhimale, Maafushi Island, Alimatha Island, Maldive Victory
9. Martinique, France
For your honeymoon holidays, you can also decide on a destination where two cultures meet and marry – Martinique.
This affordable Caribbean vacation spot has a layer of France around it which is bound to make your honeymoon vacation an exotic one.
The specialty of this destination is the black sand beaches – not seen in other parts of the World.
This vacation spot is known for its never-ending summer – it is always just the right temperature for a holiday.
If your spouse is outdoorsy, it will be a good idea to get in touch with a travel agent and get an all-inclusive deal.
Best restaurants: LE WILLKAT, Al Casanova, Le Mabouya
Attractions in Martinique: Trois-llets, Fort-de-France, Sainte-Anne, Le Diamant, Sainte-Luce, Les Anses, d’Arlet
If you are looking for a honeymoon with romantic ambiance, colorful culture and loads of attractions, look no further than Tahiti.
Tahiti is beautiful with greenery all around, stunning black-sand beaches, pristine water etc.
Tahiti’s music scene is out of the World. If you love shaking a leg or love great foot tapping music, we highly recommend Tahiti as your honeymoon destination.
Besides, the food is great, drinks are excellent. What else does one want in the days following one’s wedding?
During some parts of the year hotels and resorts offer affordable deals which can fit any pocket, so plan early.
Best restaurants: Le Grillardin, La Plage de Maui, Chez Aro
Attractions in Martinique: Aremiti Ferry, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Paofai Gardens, The Water Gardens of Vaipahi, Faarumai Waterfalls
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