Now that you’ve said yes, it’s time to treat yourself to a dream vacation. Going on a honeymoon is obviously a unique moment, and we have selected 10 enchanting places to spend your first honeymoon vacation.
Relax, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do? Decide which of these destinations appeals to you the most …
The Maldives are ideal for lovers looking for peace and escape. This island country is made up of 26 atolls and nearly 1,200 islands, most of which are uninhabited. If you are tempted to wake up in an overwater bungalow and start the day with a dip in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, then the Maldives is for you. Many islands have only one hotel complex: privacy and relaxation guaranteed. The place is also famous for diving, so do not hesitate to visit this amazing place if you are a honeymooner.
Discover another idyllic archipelago in the Indian Ocean: the Seychelles is an incredibly romantic destination. The 115 islands of this country welcome lovers on their white sand beaches and in their incredible resorts. The main islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue offer a little more entertainment for travelers who wish to vary their activities. Head to the market, for example, to soak up the exotic scents and taste freshly prepared local dishes. The flavors resulting from centuries of exchanges between East and West will surprise you. Our tip: why not sail from one island to another? The main towns are served by a regular ferry and given the diversity of the islands, you will have your dose of adventure.
Let’s continue our exploration of the Indian Ocean with another ideal destination for a honeymoon. Mauritius offers the perfect combination of relaxation, wonder and adventure: sandy beaches, underwater fauna and lush jungle, it’s all there. Explore dormant volcanoes or admire spectacular sunsets. Many resorts are within walking distance of the villages, so you can mingle with the local crowds.
Now let’s go to the Atlantic Ocean. The Bahamas are a magical place and you will have an unforgettable vacation. The 700 islands, of which only 30 are inhabited, are located off the coast of the United States, across from Florida. You can take a romantic stroll along a pink sand beach on Harbor Island or have the unique chance to swim with miniature pigs on Big Major Cay.
With its tropical climate and beautiful rainforest, it’s no surprise that Bali is a popular honeymoon destination. After enjoying the beach, push the tour inside the island and you will discover temples, rice fields, waterfalls and more. Of course, luxury resorts are plentiful and you can also relax and enjoy some privacy… after all, it’s your honeymoon.
Want to laze on the beach with your loved one to the sound of the ukulele, a necklace of flowers around your neck? Then Hawaii is for you. The 50th state of the United States is made up of 137 beautiful islands and atolls approximately 3,200 km from the mainland. In Hawaii, you will find endless enchanting beaches, including the famous Waikiki Beach. Our tip: rent a convertible car and head to the motorway, from where you can admire all the points of interest independently. There’s no better way to experience Hawaii’s most famous volcanic islands: Maui, Oahu, and Kauai.
7. Bora Bora
Bora-Bora, a small atoll in French Polynesia, is part of a group with the pretty name of Leeward Islands. It is also an ideal destination for honeymooners. Opt for one of the many luxury hotels by the sea: quality service and absolute comfort will be waiting for you. In Bora Bora, we know how to pamper lovers and you will for sure leave with a big smile. Bungalows over the water, romantic dinners on the beach or couples’ massages, nothing is left to chance.
Zanzibar, an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, offers everything you can dream of for a romantic getaway: paradisiacal beaches with dazzling corals and clear waters… and a very relaxed lifestyle. These islands with a commercial past also offer a wide historical heritage. Stroll hand in hand in the cobbled streets and admire the old buildings of Arab and Indian influences. Then head to Jozani Forest and learn about the island’s wildlife, including the famous colobus monkey, a protected species.
9. ABC Islands
The ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao) are the three western islands of the Lesser Antilles, off the Venezuelan coast. They are also perfect for honeymoon vacations. The paradisiacal beaches and the high quality hotels will make you spend a dream holiday. You can settle on one of the islands or sail from one to the other to explore the diversity of this little paradise.
Idleness on the beach is not to the taste of all lovers. If you prefer a little more adventure, a Namibia honeymoon is the perfect alternative. You will see wild animals in one of the many natural parks, you can watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon, or stay in a luxury camp and appreciate the beauty of the vast Namibia Desert.