As important as your wedding is, it’s the honeymoon that often marks the true start of your lives together. With the anticipation of your nuptials behind you, you and your new spouse are left to enjoy what makes your relationship special, alone and without the cares of home. That’s why a honeymoon destination should be inspiring and memorable, reflecting who you both are and what makes your love unique.
With many couples choosing to pair down their guest lists to both save money and create a more intimate ceremony, there is room left in wedding budgets for a more extravagant and far-flung honeymoon. Some are even choosing destination weddings at international locations, in part, to simplify planning for a honeymoon. Choosing to stay put instead of hopping on a plane just hours after saying “I do” has many benefits.
Check out the following destinations perfect for a storybook honeymoon.
Appearing on both our honeymoon and destination wedding lists, Fiji is a tropical paradise known by generations of travelers as an ideal affordable romantic getaway. A honeymoon here, among swaying palms and ocean breezes, is the perfect way to relax after the chaos of planning a wedding.
With a variety of all-inclusive resorts and secluded tropical escapes to choose from, Fiji stands out among other tropical beach destinations for its sun-kissed romantic settings and ample amenities. When honeymooning in Fiji, you’ll want to ensure you and your spouse find time for more active excursions like parasailing and jet skiing as well as the romantic, slower-paced activities like a day at the spa.
St. Barts is a tropical paradise known as a destination for the rich and famous escaping winter weather and paparazzi. Lounge in style on any one of St. Barts’s 11 famous beaches stretching along its turquoise and emerald shores.
This Caribbean escape is home to luxury villas and all-inclusive resort experiences. French influences permeate the island’s easy-going culture and unspoiled landscapes. St. Barts is a great place to get a taste of the good life with chic shops and a posh dining scene.
For couples getting married, enjoy the honeymoon of your dreams on St. Barts with intimate oceanside massages, heated pools and beach-side bars to relax with your spouse at many of the island’s popular resorts.
For centuries, Tuscany has been the home of rolling Italian hills, blooming olive trees and sprawling vineyards. As a trending honeymoon destination, it made a name for itself for its luxury shopping, world-class dining and bygone rustic charm.
Home to Florence, Italy, the region of Tuscany has a long reputation as an idyllic romantic gateway. Florence is a city of stone streets and historic sites dating back millennia. In many ways, the entire region of Tuscany is frozen in time, with residents still inhabiting its classic architecture and practicing its traditional trades. This makes the ideal romantic getaway for those looking for slower-paced honeymoon activities like romantic candle-lit dinners overlooking one of the region’s famous lakes.
You’ll find Bora Bora on any list of top honeymoon destinations for 2022. It offers resort experiences unlike any other and is an ideal place for lavish, romantic seclusion. Boasting the original overwater bungalow experience, the intimate tropical chalets in Bora Bora are just one of many unique resorts on the island.
A blend of affordability and luxury, the setting and activities of Bora Bora are perfect for newlyweds ready for a relaxing honeymoon with exciting activities sprinkled in. Scuba dive, swim with sharks or kayak on serene lagoon waters. With affordably priced honeymoon packages offered by several renowned resorts, you just might find yourself taking a few more days than planned to celebrate your nuptials on this French Polynesian island known as the “Pearl of the Pacific.”
Honolulu can be considered among the crown-jewel destinations of the Hawaiian islands. It’s a great honeymoon destination due to its perfect mix of urban attractions and natural beauty.
Choose from a wide selection of resorts, many of which offer ocean views and adjacent beaches. There’s nothing quite like celebrating romance with a cool breeze and lapping waves accompaning a radiant sunset.
While you’re there, see the island of Oahu on all sides with a guided helicopter, boat or biking tour. When the sun goes down, join Honolulu’s vibrant nightlife with dance clubs, themed bars and outdoor beach bars that remain open late. A number of street food vendors and upscale restaurants stay open if you and your significant other need a late-night bite!