Best Honeymoon Destinations: Top 5 Places of 2021

Your honeymoon is the most memorable trip you’ll ever take, a beautiful time to connect, explore, and relax with your new partner after the planning and excitement of your wedding.

The world is full of countless romantic destinations for you to explore, but which one is right for you both? Whether you’re looking for adventurous mountain activities, a cultured city break, or the ultimate tranquility of desert island beaches, we’ve got you covered with this complete list of the best honeymoon destinations.

1. Bali – All-round honeymoon destination

Bali is nicknamed ‘Island of the Gods’, and for a good reason. The island is as diverse as it is spiritual, with its volcanoes, paradise islands, and sacred temples. Because of this, it is one of the greatest honeymoon destinations for both romantics and adventurers.

By day, walk on the white sand of Nusa Penida or the stunning rice paddies of Ubud. By night, enjoy candle-lit dinners in your jungle bamboo house or dance in the moonlight on the clifftops.

What’s more, there are activities for both sunbathers and adrenaline junkies. Simply venture to your chosen corner of the island to look for luxury retreats, spa treatments, or private beaches. Alternatively, hop on a boat, snorkel with stingrays, or learn how to surf in one of the best all-round honeymoon places on earth. Get ready to make some spectacular memories in this heart-stopping destination!

Favorite Honeymoon Hotels in Bali

  • Budget: Dedary Kriyamaha, or Adiwana Resort
  • Mid-range: The Kayon Resort, or AYANA
  • Luxury: Mandapa, Ubud, or The Kayon Jungle

2. Maldives – Luxury honeymoon destination

Think of honeymoon destinations, and there’s no doubt that the Maldives will be the first word on your lips. It has a hammock swinging, palm tree swaying, coconut-knocking beauty that makes it truly magical.

Luxury, romance, and tranquility are the vibe here. As such, you can look forward to overwater bungalows, private beaches, 5-star retreats, and gourmet dining. If you’re looking to switch off, disconnect, and feel the love, the Maldives is the place for you.

Walk barefoot on the sand in the breeze, see plankton glowing in the starry water, and sip from coconuts as the waves lap the shore. There’s no doubt, the Maldives is one of the most relaxing honeymoon destinations in the world!

Best Honeymoon Hotels in the Maldives

  • Budget: Royal Island Resort, or Bliss Dhigurah
  • Mid-range: Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, or Vilamendhoo Island
  • Luxury: Soneva Fushi, or Kandolhu Island

3. Costa Rica – Adventurous Honeymoon Destination

Costa Rica might just be one of the best honeymoon places for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. If you’re looking for more than just luxury hotels, and paradise beaches, Costa Rica certainly won’t disappoint! Costa Rica, translated as ‘rich coast’, is true to its name, absolutely teeming with wildlife in both its rainforests and oceans.

In fact, it is known as one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Because of this, its environment is fiercely protected and preserved. As such, on your honeymoon, you will get to explore luscious scenery, home to macaws, sloths, turtles, and many other vibrant species. And the best way to see these animals? Joining them in the oceans by snorkeling and surfing, zip-lining through the monkey-filled canopies, or rafting in rivers bordered with unique tropical plants.

When all the adventure is done, enjoy the produce that makes Costa Rica famous: freshly brewed coffee, bananas, melons, and pineapples. You’ll lose count of the number of times you say ‘wow’ on this honeymoon trip of a lifetime!

Best Honeymoon Hotels in Costa Rica

  • Budget: Hotel Los Lagos, or Casa Luna Hotel
  • Mid-range: Tabacón Thermal Resort, or Hotel Savegre
  • Luxury: Origins Lodge, or Nayara Springs

4. Mauritius

Searching for paradise? You’ve found it in Mauritius. Picture the sparkling Indian ocean, green cliff faces, overhanging palm trees, and soft white sand that melts into the waves. There’s no doubt that this is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples hoping to reflect on their wedding experience. In fact, the island is so beautiful that every day could almost feel like a wedding day!

Best of all, Mauritius has a secret side that’s more than beaches and ‘tropical’ vibes. Panoramic viewpoints and epic waterfalls are dotted across the island, waiting to be discovered. Once you’re at the top, witness rainbow-colored earth, giant water lilies, and giant tortoise; scenes so unique it could be something from a fantasy novel.

If you need another reason to choose this magical island as your honeymoon destination, it also has a secret underbelly of clubs, beach bars, and spectacular seaside restaurants. This means you can dance, eat, and party to your heart’s content! Everything you need is in this remote island paradise, so what are you waiting for? Follow the rainbow, dip in sparkling lagoons, and fall in love with this incredible honeymoon nation.

Best Honeymoon Hotels in Mauritius

  • Budget: Mythic Suites, or Le Mandala Moris
  • Mid-range: Dinarobin Resort, or LUX* Belle Mare
  • Luxury: Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, or Royal Palm

5. Greece

Imagine white and blue clifftop towns overlooking a calm ocean that looks almost too good to swim in. That’s Greece! The country is famous for the breathtaking beauty of its islands, filled with olive trees, farmhouses, and sparkling coves that feel like the world’s best-kept secret.

From plane to boat, you’ll soon be zooming around on a scooter, with the smell of lemons and salty sea in the air. By night, eat delicious Greek food by candlelight, or join in with the high-spirited tradition of plate smashing.

Looking for more than just European island living? Athens, the capital city is rich in history! Consider adding on an extra few days to soak up the ancient stories of the acropolis, an incredible site that will really add a different perspective to your honeymoon.

Best Honeymoon Hotels in Greece

  • Budget: Island Mykonos Suites, or Aegean Plaza Hotel
  • Mid-range: Alissachni Mykonos, or Santo Maris
  • Luxury: Perivolas Hotel, or Art Maisons

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