Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations
Discover the world's top honeymoon destination in 2015 for that ‘once in a lifetime’ honeymoon experience.
Honeymoons come alive at these idyllic honeymoon destinations.
From the majestic twin peaks of the ancient 600m-high volcano at its centre to the numerous palm-fringed sugar-white beaches around the lagoon, Bora Bora is the epitome of a postcard-perfect South Pacific island – just one reason why it's the perfect honeymoon destination.
Relax on a sugar-white beach, cycle along Bora Bora's pretty coastal road, go horseback riding along lush mountain trails, visit ancient marae on a 4WD excursion or cruise Bora Bora’s tranquil lagoon to find the perfect motu (islet) for a romantic champagne picnic.
The Maldives offers idyllic surroundings for honeymoon couples wanting to savour intimate moments together in a unique, serene environment.
Find a choice of tranquil and pampered settings on any of the more than 80 exclusive resort islands, which are mostly encircled by gorgeous palm-fringed and sugar-white beaches at this beautiful honeymoon destination.
Renowned for dazzling white-sand beaches, dramatic rock formations, warm crystal clear waters and lush tropical vegetation, the Seychelles remains a magical honeymoon destination.
Explore La Digue Island and the gorgeous Anse Source d’Argent beach or the equally stunning Praslin Island, home to Anse Lazio, a perfect crescent of soft, fine-grained white sand.
Say ‘aloha’ to Maui – the number one honeymoon destination in Hawaii and a favourite of newlywed couples around the world!
Blessed with gorgeous white-sand beaches, lush tropical rainforest, stunning waterfalls, rugged volcanic peaks and fabulous resorts, the ‘Valley Island’ of Maui offers all the ingredients you need for a magical honeymoon.
Known as ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, the tropical island paradise of Mauritius ranks as one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations.
Famous for its outstanding natural beauty, Mauritius offers a paradise of endless white tropical beaches that are perfect for enjoying the warm, crystalline sea and soaking up the sun with your partner.
Bali – one of Asia’s most exotic and romantic honeymoon destination – is home to an ancient culture, stunning natural beauty, friendly people and sun-kissed beaches that offer numerous fun-filled activities for your honeymoon.
In Bali, it's easy to discover all you need for an unforgettable honeymoon holiday.
Experience one of the South Pacific’s most friendly and romantic honeymoon destination.
With its friendly ‘bula’ charm, sugar-white beaches, warm tropical breezes and intimate beach resorts specialising in honeymoon packages, Fiji is a long-time favourite with honeymoon couples.
Choose from more than 300 sun-kissed tropical islands scattered across several island groups.
The Cook Islands are famous for unspoiled sugar-white beaches, a year-round perfect climate and friendly Polynesian people. The islands of Rarotonga, Aitutaki and ‘Atiu offer the widest choice of luxury honeymoon accommodation.
Relax on a white-sand beach or choose from scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing and sea kayaking to hiking, game fishing and whale watching at this wonderful honeymoon destination.
In Cancun, it’s easy to find a choice of gorgeous beaches, luxurious beachfront hotels, a vibrant nightlife, great shopping and ancient Mayan ruins to explore along an idyllic 22km-long coastline.
South of Cancun lies the Riviera Maya, home to some of the hippest beaches on the coast including chic Playa del Carmen and gorgeous Tulum Beach – the perfect honeymoon destination.
Choose from 30 tropical islands fringed by sugar-white sands and lapped by warm, clear waters that are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving and sailing.
At this perfect honeymoon destination you may unwind at Las Vegas-style resorts on New Providence, Paradise and Grand Bahama islands or escape the crowds for the famous pink-hued beaches of Exuma, Harbour Island and Eleuthera – all just a 35-minute flight from Miami.
Renowned as one of Asia’s most beautiful tropical islands, Langkawi is fringed with idyllic white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal clear waters that teem with colourful marine life, making it a truly magical honeymoon destination.
Experience Langkawi’s natural beauty by hire car, motorcycle and bicycle or follow scenic forest trails on foot to explore picturesque waterfalls and landscapes of lakes and mountain peaks.
Perhaps less well-known than other Asian honeymoon destinations and often overlooked by mainstream travellers, this stunning 10km² island boasts more than 30 gorgeous beaches fringed by sparkling clean turquoise waters.
By day, go scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing and kayaking or unwind with a massage beneath swaying palm trees. By night, enjoy a pulsating cosmopolitan nightlife that typically lasts until dawn. Boracay is definitely the honeymoon destination for active couples.
Thailand’s top resort island and the country's most popular honeymoon destination is blessed with long sandy beaches, tranquil bays, luxury resorts and a reputation for some of the finest seafood in Thailand.
Phuket offers active couples diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and sailing; while inland, jungle paths wait to be explored on foot or atop an elephant.
Thailand’s second-most popular island and honeymoon destination is fringed with several golden-sand beaches that are perfect for sunbathing and swimming and offers luxurious accommodation – a perfect honeymoon destination.
Snorkel or dive the surrounding coral gardens and explore rocky headlands and offshore islands by kayak.
Blessed with stunning natural beauty, Phi Phi Don offers towering limestone cliffs fringed by several white-sand beaches and a choice of 4- to 5-star luxury beachfront resorts where you can unwind in comfort.
Active couples also have the opportunity to try rock climbing, scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking at this top honeymoon destination.
Explore one of the most beguiling and breathtaking coastal resorts in the Mediterranean – a scenic coastline of sheer cliffs and rocky promontories layered with paster-coloured villages, vineyards and olive and lemon groves.
With its huge choice of luxury hotels, stylish boutiques, lively bars and fine-dining restaurants, the Amalfi Coast is the perfect honeymoon destination in Italy.
The glamorous island of Santorini is often considered the most dramatically beautiful of all the Greek Islands even if it is also one of the most expensive to consider as a honeymoon destination.
But don’t let the cost put you off enjoying a honeymoon or romantic getaway here, for Santorini offers all you need for the perfect Greek Island romance, including a wide selection of boutique hotels.
Aruba is one of the most popular island destinations in the Caribbean.
Blessed with a year-round sunny climate, an 11km-long stretch of powder-white sand, a vibrant nightlife scene and expansive Las Vegas-style high rise resorts featuring flashy casinos, Aruba is the perfect honeymoon destination for fun-loving newlyweds.
Discover one of the Caribbean’s most popular honeymoon and holiday islands.
With a choice of idyllic white-sand beaches, numerous water sports, world-class golf courses, tropical rainforest eco adventures and accommodation options to suit all budgets, this lush and mountainous island offers all the ingredients you need – making it the perfect Caribbean honeymoon destination.
Located on the southernmost tip of the peninsula of Baja California, Cabo San Lucas is just a short drive south from southern California.
Cabo’s golden beaches were featured in the Brad Pitt movie Troy, and the town, once legendary for big-game fishing, is now equally renowned for its world-class golfing and for hosting some of Mexico's most elite resorts.
Romantic sunsets over crystal clear waters and balmy moonlit nights under swaying palm trees make the Whitsunday Islands a truly memorable honeymoon destination for any newlywed.
As one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, the Whitsundays offer 74 islands – only eight of which are inhabited – sheltered by one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.
Byron Bay is a long-time favourite with couples who love its tranquil rainforest hideaways, stunning mountain views, glorious white beaches and renowned surfing spots – just perfect for a honeymoon.
Discover some of the surf culture, alternative philosophies and hedonistic indulgences that make Byron so unique.
Latest update about these honeymoon destinations: 31 December, 2015