There are loads of enchanting places around the planet where you can have a slice of paradise for that superb honeymoon. In this list, we have included a mix of everything for different kinds of couples. Whether you’re looking to splash on luxury and spoil yourself silly, enjoy some time off with nature in the wilderness, or party it up, you’ll find something here for you and your sweetheart.
Let Albergo Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita take you way back in time
Feel like the Flintstones when you choose to honeymoon in the uniquely romantic and historic Sextantio le Grotte della Civita caves. Over the period of a decade, the caves were transformed into lovely boutique bedrooms overlooking the city of Matera, Italy. You’ll have all the home comforts you would every need while getting a chance to channel your inner caveman or woman. The furnishings are kept simple and the soft candlelight just adds the perfect touch.
Enjoy Africa’s Finest Entertainment in South Africa
South Africa is a fantastic choice for couples who would like to enjoy a mix of everything in unique destination. You can soak up the sun in the Southern Coast one day and go on a safari game drive on another day to see the elephants and lions. Wine lovers can head to wine country for a vineyard tour, tasting exquisite local mixes from master winemakers before stopping in Cape Town for a lovely dinner.
Enjoy an intimate cruise around Iceland
Splash on an exquisite suite with a private veranda on a cruise ship sailing around Iceland. You can start from Reykjavik and stop at some of the country’s outlying islands, enjoying an intimate sail all the way. You’ll not want to miss the black guillemots and puffins on Vigur Island, the world famous Hengifoss and Godafoss waterfalls, or the renowned Blue Lagoon.
A secluded honeymoon in a plane hotel
Many honeymoon couples choose Costa Rica for a number of reasons including the natural hot springs, live volcanoes, and incredible natural beauty, but not many know about the Costa Verde Plane Hotel. The hotel is a refurbished 1965 vintage Boeing 727 set on a jungle canopy. If you and your partner are out for something entirely unique, this secluded suite might just do it for you.
Explore historical Jordan
For honeymooners who are explorers, there are few destinations that will beat the ‘lost’ city of Petra. Truly a historical wonder, the city holds rose coloured tombs and monuments carved ages ago into the glorious mountains of Southern Jordan. You can spend as many days as you want exploring the ruins of the city by camel or by foot and return after dusk has fallen to see what the magical site looks like by candlelight. There are other amazing attractions in the city including the very desert where Lawrence of Arabia lived among the dunes – Wadi Rum desert. And of course, there is the Dead Sea which has been an attraction for many since biblical times.
Sleep with the fishes in an underwater hotel
Spend your honeymoon in The Utter Inn Underwater Hotel to get away from the world for a while. Based in the Swedish Lake Mälaren, you get to sleep as the sea creatures swim past your window. The inn has only one bedroom so you are in for a secluded stay with your partner. However, if you are claustrophobic or fainthearted, this is certainly not the one for you.
Get a good dose of luxury in Luxembourg
The only remaining Grand Duchy in the world, Luxembourg has the highest GDP on the planet. The tiny country is filled with over 100 castles for honeymooners to explore, including the stunning Vianden Castle which dates back to the 11th century. There is also the Grand-Ducal Palace that is lovely to visit in the summer when it is open for public tours. To see it all in one day, your best bet is to take a romantic bike tour.
Have lunch with giraffes at Giraffe Manor
Giraffe Manor in the suburb of Lang’ata Nairobi might be the only place in the world where you can have lunch with giraffes popping their heads through the window. The small boutique guesthouse is only 40 minutes away from the main Kenyatta airport and it is a good start to a honeymoon of exploring the country’s renowned safaris and beach resorts.
Magical honeymoon in the Arctic
Kakslauttanen Glass Igloos & Cabins is an Arctic resort where you can stay in log cabins and glass igloos. It is absolutely wonderful between the third week in August and the third week in April when the northern lights season runs. You can drift off to sleep every night as you watch the stars from your igloo bedroom. It will make for an absolutely magical and remarkable honeymoon if you don’t mind a bit of cold.
Forget Paris, try Budapest instead
Paris may have the reputation of being the most romantic city in the world, but while it has River Seine, Budapest has the Danube. The Danube is another one of Europe’s most celebrated rivers and it divides the city of Budapest. Considered by many to be the Paris of the east, Budapest is a fantastic alternative for couples who are looking to enjoy a world-class wine, sophisticated cuisine, art museums, gorgeous architecture, and romantic views.
The magnificent Buda castle is the perfect location for striking vistas of the Danube and the city. You must make a stop at the Hungarian National Gallery to see the renaissance and mediaeval paintings and sculpture. Also, be sure to take a stroll along the Pest side of the Danube Promenade for priceless views of sculptures, picturesque bridges, and the Buda Castle.
A bush and beach combo in Botswana
If you and your partner love the beach as much as you love the bush, Botswana is the perfect place for you. Enjoy staying in one of the most romantic camps in Africa – the Okavango Delta. If you don’t mind digging a little deeper into your pocket, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the continent’s finest luxury lodges.
Spot big game as you glide silently through the channels of the delta in a makoro canoe. You’ll not want to forget to take mosquito repellent though, and of course, travel insurance cover in case you need to head to the clinic. Safaris are great, but you shouldn’t take chances with the bugs. When you have had enough of the bush, you can head to Johannesburg in neighbouring South Africa for easy access to the pristine beaches of Mozambique and Mauritius. What better way to enjoy a mini tour of Africa?
Heed the call of the Aegean Sea
If you are looking for the perfect honeymoon location that is also affordable, Greece could work. From luxury shopping to island hopping, you can explore coppery cliff sides and ancient ruins with private beaches. If you are a history geek and your partner a beach bum, you’ll find no better place to explore. Are you a foodie too? You can have delightful bites of savoury spinach pie, tangy-yet-creamy Tzatziki, some of the world’s finest olive oil, and fresh fish.
Enjoy a honeymoon of skiing and hiking in Pucon
Spend the day climbing an active volcano or skiing down the slopes before heading to the lodge to warm up when you head to Pucon, Chile for your honeymoon. If you and your lover are big on adventure, this is the holiday for you. And for a good dose of relaxation and romance at the end of your active day, you can enjoy the gorgeous views while taking a dip in soothing hot springs.
Soak up the sun on a less travelled tropical island
For a fun, affordable holiday, Belize in Central America is a fantastic option and it is so appealing because it’s not as crowded as many of the nearby Caribbean islands. Even more, it is affordable. It is perfect for you if you and your partner are looking for something different, but not too different because it still has the splendour of Caribbean islands, but with fewer crowds. You can go zip lining through the jungle, explore the caves, hike among the Mayan ruins and waterfalls, or scuba dive along a coral reef.
Drown yourself in world-class wine in California Wine Country
California wine country is perfect for wine-loving honeymooners who would like to taste exquisite wines as they explore this honeymoon dreamland. One of the most amazing aspects of California’s wine country is the vineyards owned by celebrities and master winemakers like Mario Andretti and John Legend. And of course, there’s the natural hot springs and idyllic rolling green hills you’ll never get enough of.
Your honeymoon can doesn’t have to be about what everyone else likes, but about what feels like you. Go with a destination that resonates with you and your partner’s preferences and have the sweetest time.