Best Destination for Honeymoon for 2024: 25+ Places for Your Romantic Getaway

Have you ever fantasized about finding the perfect spot for a honeymoon — one so unique that it'll make your time away together unforgettable? The moment you start your wedding planning, you should consider possible options for your romantic getaway.

There are loads of possibilities, ranging from beautiful beaches to wildly romantic mountain retreats. That's where our guide comes in. We've picked some incredible places for your 2024 post-wedding break, each with something unique to help bring out the loved-up adventurer in you.

Ultimate relaxation types, thrill-seekers, and those after a bit of culture can all find what they're looking for at one of these destinations. Prepare yourselves for seriously sumptuous places to stay, mouth-wateringly good food, and experiences so unique you will want to remember them forever – together.

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Short Summary

1. the Maldives

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If you're after seclusion and breathtaking scenery for your honeymoon, look no further than the Maldives. Most luxurious resorts occupy their own island, so you'll have an exclusive paradise all to yourselves – many with rooms on stilts above the startlingly clear waters below.

Couples can unwind with top-notch spa treatments, feast on delectable cuisine under the stars, and get up close and personal with clownfish or sea turtles while snorkeling or diving on vibrant coral reefs. Some hotels even offer underwater rooms and can help you arrange private island picnics.

It's also worth considering when to go: November-April is the high season throughout most of the Maldives. Think picture-perfect dry weather that's tailor-made for topping up your tan between dips in warm turquoise waves.

2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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When it comes to the perfect post-wedding getaway, Bora Bora has it all. This tiny island in French Polynesia is famous for its awe-inspiring sea views, emerald volcanoes, and upmarket hotels.

One thing newlyweds love about this place? The overwater bungalows, where glass floor panels reveal tropical fish swimming below.

While here, couples can chill out on ivory beaches, get a massage in a spa that overlooks the lagoon, or watch the sun sink into the Pacific Ocean during a romantic cruise.

If you're feeling active, there's plenty to do too: jet-ski around the island, kayak its circumference, or hike trails that cut through the jungle up to Mount Otemanu for knockout views over Bora Bora.

The best time to visit is during the dry season from May to October, when temperatures are cooler and humidity is lower.

3. Maui, Hawaii, USA

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Maui, known as the "Valley Isle," is an ideal destination for newlyweds looking for a mix of natural beauty and luxury on their honeymoon. On this island alone, you can see volcanic craters like Haleakalā's, as well as rainforests home to waterfalls along the road to Hana.

Start your day watching the sunrise from atop Haleakalā volcano in Haleakalā National Park, then spend a leisurely afternoon sunbathing together on Wailea Beach's golden sands and sip a drink at a beach club. A drive along the road to Hana takes you past lookout points with views worth stopping by.

For a dose of culture mixed in with shops and top-notch restaurants (like Lahaina Grill), explore Lahaina—once a whaling village, it retains much of its historic charm.

If possible, plan your trip during one of Maui's shoulder seasons: April to May or September to November. You'll encounter agreeable weather conditions plus fewer tourists than in summer or winter.

4. Amalfi Coast, Italy

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The Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy is perfect for a honeymoon: beautiful, rugged scenery, charming towns, and warm seas. Take a boat trip to chic Capri, or just enjoy each other's company as you explore white sand beaches hand-in-hand.

At night, dine on Italian food at cliffside restaurants and drink lemon liqueur under the stars. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the ancient churches and villas that dot the area – they're filled with incredible artworks and history.

Come between April and June to see it at its best when temperatures are warm enough for swimming. Plus, all those flowers you've heard about will be out!

5. Santorini, Greece

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If you're planning a honeymoon and want somewhere really special, consider Santorini. This crescent-shaped island boasts beautiful sunsets, white houses with blue-domed churches – and a volcanic landscape that will leave you in awe.

In Fira and Oia towns, browse art galleries and boutique shops or simply get lost amongst the winding streets hand-in-hand with your loved one.

In the evening, why not have dinner together while looking out over the caldera (the volcano rim)? Or, if you both like wine tasting, how about trying Assyrtiko wines produced from grapes grown on Santorini at a vineyard located right on the cliff edge?

The weather in Santorini is warmest between late April and early November, making this the best time frame for visits. During these dates, all tourist facilities are fully open, too!

6. Bali, Indonesia

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Bali, often referred to as the "Island of the Gods," is a fascinating destination offering honeymooners an ideal combination of relaxation, adventure and cultural discovery.

Immerse yourselves in Balinese arts and culture in Ubud – home to traditional dance shows and a royal palace. Or escape to one of the more secluded beaches such as Uluwatu or Seminyak.

Exploring temples perched on rocks (Tanah Lot) or wandering around Tegalalang's lush terraced rice fields can make you stop and wonder at this island's spiritual gifts.

Come during the April-October dry season for blue skies, lots of sun, and just enough breeze to count as tropical perfection – meaning you might have paradise practically all to yourselves!

7. Paris, France

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Paris is known as the "City of Love," and it's perfect for newlyweds who want a mix of history, art, and romance. You can take a stroll along the River Seine with your loved one, looking up at the Eiffel Tower from below – or up above, seeing the lights flicker across Paris.

On a Seine dinner cruise, you can pass by all the major sights while eating French cuisine. Meanwhile, this city does fantastic shopping (think designer boutiques), fashion-forward shows, and stylish luxury hotels better than almost anywhere else in the world.

The best time to go? In springtime, you'll have mild weather and longer days (April-June). If you visit in autumn (September-October) too, expect pathways covered in leaves turned red by their dropping from flame-colored trees. Do bear tourism peaks in summer.

8. Kyoto, Japan

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Kyoto is ideal for a romantic trip because it embodies classical Japan; newlyweds will find tranquillity there. The city, once the imperial capital, has more than 1,000 temples, among them Kinkaku-ji, covered in gold leaf and appearing to float above its reflection in a pond, and Ryoan-ji, whose rock garden induces meditative states.

Bamboo groves carpeted in moss can be explored hand-in-hand at Arashiyama. Gion's ancient alleys are fascinating to wander through arm-in-arm (look out for geisha).

Don't miss cherry blossom season: by early April, these trees will be showering everything in delicate pink petals. For autumnal colors, their most fiery reds and oranges come from mid-November.

9. Venice, Italy

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With its timeless architecture and winding canals, Venice is often considered one of the world's most romantic cities—perfect for honeymooning couples. Drift along the city's waterways on a gondola ride, cuddling up as a gondolier croons beneath the stars (or sun).

Take in sights like the ornate Doge's Palace or mosaic-clad St. Mark's Basilica. Then lose yourselves amid labyrinthine lanes—the better to discover hidden gems together.

For dinner, snag a table at a canal-side trattoria where you can nosh on authentic Venetian dishes such as sarde in saor (marinated sardines) and baicoli biscuits while sampling fine wines from Italy's northernmost vineyards.

The best times to visit Venice are April through June and September to November when temps are mild-ish (for Venice), and crowds aren't monumental.

10. Cape Town, South Africa

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For an energetic honeymoon with beautiful views, consider Cape Town. It sits beneath Table Mountain on one side and the Atlantic rollers on the other – meaning endless outdoor diversions.

Take a cable car or hike up Table Mountain for mind-blowing vistas, sun yourself on Camps Bay Beach, or take a boat trip over to Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned). If you're into wine tasting in gorgeous surroundings, visit the Cape Winelands, a wine country located nearby.

The weather is best for these activities from late January through to April when it is warm and sunny. Perfect for enjoying everything this city has to offer!

11. Fiji

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With its more than 300 islands, Fiji is an ideal spot for newlyweds who want some alone time. You can do as little or as much as you like on your trip — think: hours lying on deserted beaches, scuba-diving jaunts through coral reefs — while still feeling like intrepid explorers.

Many luxury resorts offer exclusive villas or overwater bungalows with knockout views where you can hole up together, drink in that fiery sunset, and forget the world outside exists.

If you two lovebirds get tired of staring into each other's eyes (or at iridescent Technicolor fish), there are always jungle treks to secret waterfalls and couples massages amid ancient tropical forests.

The best time weather-wise to go to Fiji is May through October. This is also the peak season for tourists (we know, how dare they!).

12. Seychelles

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Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It offers exclusivity and opulence, making it an ideal destination for newlyweds. The beaches boast pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters dyed with hues of blue.

There are lots of things to do, such as snorkeling or sailing on a boat between islands – or just lying on the beach together! Seychelles has some fantastic animals and plants, too. Look out for giant tortoises or take a walk in the forest. Some hotels are so fancy they take up their own island!

If you want good weather for sunbathing or looking at wildlife outside, try to come between April and November because it is cooler then (even though it will still be hot!).

13. Queenstown, New Zealand

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Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital, is perfect for honeymooners who want romance and excitement. It sits on Lake Wakatipu's shores amid dramatic mountains and stunning natural sights you can enjoy while skydiving or bungee jumping together.

Depending on when you visit, go skiing, jet-boating – or do both! If that all sounds a bit much, there are leisurely cruises on the lake, plus wine tours in Gibbston Valley nearby. In town, there are luxe spas, beautiful boutiques, and excellent restaurants, too.

Come in summer (June-August for warm-weather activities or winter (December-February) if hitting the slopes is more critical than sunbathing.

14. Banff, Canada

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Banff, nestled in the Canadian Rockies, is a stunning place for a honeymoon – and it's beautiful all year round too. In summer, you can hike through alpine meadows, paddle a canoe across Lake Louise's turquoise waters, or take a scenic drive along Icefields Parkway.

Come here in wintertime - there's skiing, snowboarding, and even ice-skating on frozen lakes. Afterward, warm up together at one of Banff's many cozy cafes or restaurants downtown while enjoying dramatic mountain views.

A visit to the local hot springs will soothe tired muscles after days spent outdoors. For the best experience, head here in summer if you fancy hiking and lake activities, or come winter for snowy romance!

15. Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, where the East Coast meets the West Coast, is perfect for couples who want a honeymoon full of culture plus city fun. The only city in the world on two continents, it has amazing sights like the beautiful Blue Mosque, mind-blowing Hagia Sophia, and Grand Bazaar – shop here for spices or silk carpets.

From the Bosphorus Strait, take a boat trip together, and you'll see Istanbul's incredible skyline. Don't miss eating local food while overlooking the Golden Horn – ask your hotel to book a table at one of the many rooftop restaurants here.

Go between April and June or September and November for lovely weather that's ideal for wandering around Istanbul's stunning national parks.

16. Cinque Terre, Italy

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Cinque Terre is a series of five quaint seaside towns on the Italian Riviera coast that make for an adorably romantic honeymoon spot. The area is known for its beauty, all steep terraces topped with candy-colored houses and vineyards plunging into the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

You can spend days walking hand-in-hand along trails linking the villages, which also have knockout sea views – not to mention olive groves and citrus orchards en route. There are no corporate-chain hotels or shops here, just tiny trattorias serving super-fresh seafood and local wines.

The villages are busiest – and accommodation is most expensive – during July and August. May, June, September, and October are better times to come. It'll be easier to find a room (though you should still book ahead), and the weather will be pleasantly warm rather than hot.

17. Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona is an incredible city for culture-loving honeymooners who also want a beach break. The Spanish town seamlessly blends history with modernity; check out Gaudí's Sagrada Familia (make sure to go inside) and Park Güell, which has some of the best views over Barcelona.

Take a walk down Las Ramblas. Yes, it's touristy but still fun. Get lost in the Gothic Quarter (the narrow streets are romantic at night) and refuel with tapas and wine at one of the many bars.

If lying on the beach gets too dull (unlikely), you can explore Montjuïc – visit its pretty gardens and look out over the city from up high. For good weather with fewer tourists, try coming in late spring (May-June) or early autumn (September-October).

18. Kerala, India

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Kerala is the perfect place for a peaceful honeymoon – it's even called "God's Own Country." On a houseboat, you can relax and watch village life drift by on rice-fringed shores dotted with palm trees.

If you prefer sand underfoot, there are beaches such as Kovalam or Varkala, where you can forget the world while being served chilled drinks in humble beach shacks.

Inland, there are wildlife- and trekking opportunities in Kerala's portion of the Western Ghats. Look out for elephants from the boat at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

And then there's Ayurveda (traditional Keralan medicine) and it's spa treatments to consider: ideal for blissful post-wedding pampering. To get maximum rest and minimum rain, book your trip between November and February inclusive.

19. Krabi, Thailand

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Krabi, a province in southern Thailand, has everything honeymooners could want: incredible limestone cliffs, clear waters, and beautiful jungles. This peaceful part of the country has beaches such as Railay and Ao Nang, where you can swim, sunbathe, snorkel, and dive – or simply gaze at all the beauty around you.

If you're feeling active, there's rock climbing on those cliffs, plus kayaking into sea caves and forest trekking through dense mangroves.

Don't miss a boat trip to the Phi Phi islands for more great snorkeling and the chance to see Maya Bay (from the film The Beach). Krabi has excellent seafood restaurants (some on stilts over the sea) as well as vibrant night markets.

Come between November and March for dry, sunny weather – basically perfect beach conditions nearly every day.

20. Marrakech, Morocco

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Marrakech is a beautiful city filled with vivid colors, rich cultural experiences, and historical sites, making it an ideal choice for a honeymoon with a difference. Lose yourselves in the labyrinthine souks, where spices and silks scent the air, and narrow alleyways open onto bustling squares such as Djemaa el-Fna.

Seek respite from the crowds at beautiful old palaces or gardens – among them Bahia Palace or the Majorelle Gardens. Book a traditional riad (guesthouse), where you can have a hammam or learn how to cook Moroccan food together.

Don't miss day trips out into the nearby Atlas Mountains for some exhilarating trekking. It's best to visit Marrakech in spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November) when temperatures are warm rather than scorching hot.

21. Prague, Czech Republic

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With its Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance buildings, cobblestone streets, and enchanting bridges, Prague — the "City of a Hundred Spires" — is almost tailor-made for honeymoons. Besides, it is one of the most affordable honeymoon destinations.

You can check out Prague Castle (don't miss changing of the guard), stroll across the Charles Bridge at sunrise, or take a cruise along the Vltava River for fabulous city views.

Intimate restaurants serve everything from hearty Czech cuisine to haute international dishes. There are countless cozy pubs and cafes to discover as well.

If you can schedule your visit for spring or early fall, you'll enjoy mild weather plus thinner crowds at the tourist sights.

22. Iceland

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This country has beautiful natural sights like hot springs, waterfalls and glaciers. Couples can relax in the Blue Lagoon, see the Northern Lights or go for a drive along the Golden Circle to admire volcanoes.

You could also do things here that you can't do anywhere else on earth, such as snorkeling in a crack between two continents, walking on a glacier or exploring lava-fields by super-jeep. In Reykjavík, Iceland's capital city, colorful buildings contrast with an incredible arts scene and lively nightlife.

The best time to visit depends on what you want – lush greenery and decent weather. Aim for summer. Want to see the Northern Lights? Come any time between September and March.

23. Savannah, Georgia, USA

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With its rich history, romantic atmosphere, and warm welcome, Savannah is perfect for couples looking for an old-fashioned American honeymoon. Think beautiful antebellum buildings, cobbled streets filled with horse-drawn carriages, and squares shaded by moss-draped oaks.

This city was made for hand-in-hand strolling. Watching the sunset over the Savannah River on a boat trip will increase the romance factor even further.

If you fancy some time on the beach as well, don't worry. Tybee Island is just down the road and has lovely sandy stretches. Or there's retail therapy to be had in one of Savannah's many boutiques and art galleries.

The best time to visit is either spring or autumn. That way, you'll avoid both summer's stifling humidity levels (although sea breezes do help take the edge off) or – if you come during winter months – chilly temperatures.

24. Porto, Portugal

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If you're in love with history, culture and wine then Porto is a mesmerising honeymoon destination. Overlooking the Douro River, this northern coastal city is famous for its grand bridges, colourful houses that appear to tumble down hillsides – and of course port wine cellars.

Couples can wander around the medieval Ribeira District (a UNESCO World Heritage site) or take a boat trip along the river to see Porto from another angle. Definitely do tastings inside Vila Nova de Gaia's port wine lodges.

For something scenic, head out for a day among the vineyard terraces of the Douro Valley. You can also have delicious wines here, too – perhaps unsurprisingly.

Come between May and September for your best chance of sunshine and warm weather. Great for exploring as well as enjoying late-night walks along the riverbank.

25. Tahiti, French Polynesia

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For a volcanic island experience surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and reef for your honeymoon, go to Tahiti. It's the main island in French Polynesia, meaning there are fewer tourists than Bora Bora, but it is just as exclusive.

As well as luxuriating on black-sand beaches, loved-up twosomes can explore waterfalls together here and even hike two extinct volcanoes. For dinner with an urban edge, head to the capital Papeete. Its fine dining scene is influenced by cultures from all over Polynesia. Check out the lively markets, too!

Another reason to consider Tahiti? It has more cruise departures than anywhere else in French Polynesia if you fancy seeing beyond one paradise island. The dry season runs from May to October (cooler with less humidity).


As you arrange your honeymoon, there are numerous beautiful places in the world where you could have the ideal romantic trip. Whether it's Bora Bora's tropical paradise, Kyoto's historic attractions, or Barcelona's lively atmosphere that appeals, there'll be somewhere ideally suited to you as a couple.

Don't forget to think about practicalities like budget, any travel restrictions and what you both actually like doing when making your decision!

Wherever you end up, have an amazing time – here's to love, joy, and fabulous memories as you start married life together. Cheers – let the enchantment start!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Safest Place to Go on a Honeymoon?

With its private luxury resorts and clear blue waters, many consider The Maldives a safe choice for honeymooners.

How Much Should One Budget for Honeymoon Packages?

Your budget will depend on where you want to go and how long you can get away for. On average though, expect to spend between $4,000-$10,000 per couple for a week-long all-inclusive honeymoon package that covers meals, accommodation and activities.

Where's It Good to Go for Scuba Diving on Your Honeymoon?

If you love scuba diving (or want to learn), put Bora Bora in French Polynesia at the top of your list. This tropical paradise offers colorful coral reefs, amazing marine life, and some incredible underwater landscapes – all enjoyed together, of course!

Which Is the Number One Among All Honeymoon Destinations for 2024?

Santorini Island, Greece, always comes high up in any list of the best places to honeymoon – with its cute cliff-top villages, luxury hotels, and perfect sunsets, this Greek island has romance down to fine art!