Top honeymoon destination – Aitutaki Island, Cook Islands Aitutaki Island - Image courtesy of Cook Islands Tourism

Top honeymoon destinations in 2018

Are you wondering where to honeymoon? Are you searching for the best honeymoon destinations in the world? If so, look no further.

Top honeymoon destinations

Our in-depth guide reveals everything you need to know about the world’s most romantic honeymoon destinations featuring comprehensive information about the best beaches, attractions, things to do, accommodation options and the ideal time to visit each location.

Find the perfect location for your romantic honeymoon, today!

Venice

Top Picks


From idyllic beach getaways to romantic city escapes there's something here for every couple to enjoy for that ‘once in a lifetime’ honeymoon experience.

Bahamas Bora Bora Maui
Seychelles Maldives Mauritius
Santorini Paris Venice
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Four Seasons Resort Bali Jimbaran Bay

Asia


From ancient wonders to sacred spaces and sun-kissed beaches, Asia continues to lure newlyweds from around the world.

Luxurious beach resorts are often just a short distance from enchanting temples and seemingly impenetrable rainforest just waiting to be explored on foot, elephant or by raft.

Elsewhere, gleaming malls provide tantalising shopping opportunities while delicious local cuisine offers a smorgasbord of cultural diversity.

Wherever you choose to honeymoon in Asia, be prepared to discover a heady mix of colours and scents that captivate the senses.

Bali Boracay Khao Lak
Ko Samui Langkawi Maldives
Nga Trang Phuket Tioman
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Hayman Island, Whitsundays

Australia


From hip cities and world-class beaches to lush, pristine rainforests, technicolour offshore reefs and the iconic red sands of the outback, Australia offers couples a truly unique honeymoon adventure.

Byron Bay Whitsundays Gold Coast
Four Mile Beach Margaret River Melbourne
Hayman Is Hamilton Is Lord Howe Is
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Bora Bora Lagoon

South Pacific


United by the ever-present sound of the ocean breaking onto offshore reefs, the friendly islands of the South Pacific offer a seemingly endless choice of perfect, palm-fringed white-sand beaches to relax and unwind.

Discover also dramatic coastlines and jungle interiors to explore on foot, raft or kayak, world-famous waves to surf and multihued lagoons teeming with colourful reef fish to snorkel and dive.

Bora Bora Cook Islands Fiji
New Caledonia New Zealand Samoa
Tahiti Tonga Vanuatu
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Santorini

Europe


Europe’s wealth of historical attractions, magnificent scenic beauty and cultural diversity offers newlyweds a honeymoon never to be forgotten.

Home to some of the greatest cities in the world – Paris, London, Rome and Venice to name just a few – Europe offers an amazing choice of destinations, each with its very own dazzling artistic and culinary diversity to excite the senses.

And for beach lovers the Mediterranean’s northern coast reveals one gem after another while the Aegean Sea boasts a choice of islands just waiting to be discovered.

Santorini Mykonos Cyprus
Amalfi Coast Capri French Riviera
Ibiza Paris Prague
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North Island, Seychelles

Indian Ocean


Boasting cultural influences from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the Indian Ocean offers a huge choice of private islands that are renowned for their luxurious resorts, fabulous beaches and stunning natural beauty. Welcome to paradise.

Maldives Mauritius Seychelles
Zanzibar Mombasa Sri Lanka
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Montego Bay, Jamaica

Caribbean


Home to some of the world’s most romantic and diverse tropical islands, the Caribbean offers newlyweds an intoxicating mosaic of picture-perfect islands.

And for all they share – silky-soft white-sand beaches, lush green rainforests and pristine offshore reefs set in a dazzling turquoise sea – there’s also much that makes each island different.

Discover your own island getaway in a Caribbean adventure that is rich with possibility.

Aruba Bahamas Barbados
British Virgin Is The Caymans Dominican Republic
Jamaica St Lucia Turks & Caicos
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Kaanapali Beach, Maui

The Americas


Welcome to the Americas – a kaleidoscope of diverse cultures, cuisines and captivating landscapes.

Iconic cities, mystical ruins, cultural treasures and a choice of palm-fringed beaches offer an enticing mix of exciting adventures for newlyweds.

Maui Oahu Los Angeles
Miami Beach Cabo San Lucas Cancun
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Notre Dame Cathedral

Romantic Cities


Inflame your passions in the world’s most romantic cities.

Be awed in Paris (the City of Light), discover la dolce vita in Rome, be enchanted in the canals of Venice, explore marbled domes and sacred art in Florence (birthplace of the Renaissance) or revel in the vibrant theatre that is New York City.

Paris Rome Venice
Florence London New York City
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Cycling Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand US Virgin Islands
Adventure Trips

Honeymoons come alive with these great travel ideas for adventurous newlyweds who may want to do more than just laze around on a beach.

Islands & Beaches

Find the perfect island and beach destination for your honeymoon holiday. Get ideas about unique island and beach destinations around the world

Honeymoon Planning

Where to go and what to do on your honeymoon? Do you and your fiancé share similar ideas on what your dream romantic holiday should be? It’s important to make sure you do.

Don’t wait. Create time now to brainstorm your perfect romantic holiday, talking it through together. Decide what’s really important for you both in this trip of a lifetime. Make lists separately, then compare together.

Ask for advice from family and friends and seek information from travel experts: honeymoons come in all shapes and sizes (!) so don’t try to make another couple’s experience yours. Make sure your ideas are those that take centre stage. Make your own fun memorable…

Did you know that in 2017, the five most important factors for newlywed couples were…
    1. A dream location
    2. A reasonable price
    3. Comfortable accommodation
    4. A good selection of quality food
    5. Enjoyable activities.

Do you have a style or theme?

Are you daydreaming of the perfect location, one where you can totally lose yourself in each other… a romantic holiday where everything you dream off comes true?

Of course you are! You want the perfect romantic holiday that will leave you with memories you’ll cherish forever!

Honeymoons begin with great planning and a good understanding of what you and your fiancé really want… for making this special romantic getaway even more blissful and perfect for you and your loved one.

What’s your theme . . . what really appeals to you?

Just because your fiancé has often said he would love to backpack the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, doesn’t mean he’ll want to do that immediately after the wedding.

Perhaps you prefer to explore a romantic city such as Paris or Venice or enjoy lazy days on a gorgeous tropical island. Think it through and plan ahead before jumping into reservations and bookings. Take some time to consider what you and your fiancé's styles really are.

Here are more tips and suggestions to help you with your planning.


Combine your wedding and honeymoon

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular. And why not? Combining wedding vows with an idyllic romantic getaway provides the simplicity of one coordinated wedding-honeymoon package.

One plan, one price and one destination mean one big romantic adventure!

From the pristine wedding destinations of Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Maui, the Cook Islands and Bali to the squeaky-clean, sugar-white beaches of Thailand, Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives, the choice of honeymoon destinations grows each year.

Closer to home – if you live in Australia or New Zealand – the Whitsunday Islands and the Gold Coast host stunning beaches and are among the most popular destinations for a beach wedding in Australia.

Read more about destination weddings


Warm Weather Guide

If you're planning a romantic holiday in the sun but not sure where and when to go, do take time to check out our climate guide.

Our month-by-month weather guide provides an instant snap-shot of average weather conditions around the world. You can easily assess what the weather is typically like at the best honeymoon locations in the world.

Making sure you arrive at the right time of year can make all the difference between a great romantic holiday or a disappointingly wet one.

If you are planning a long haul trip, just remember that seasons reverse between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres: i.e. winter in Europe is summer in Australia and the South Pacific, and vice versa; mid-winter in Australia is July and August – the peak summer holiday in Europe!

Beach-loving couples wondering 'when and where to go' have a wide choice of fabulous romantic locations around the world.

So discover the perfect weather for your honeymoon with our weather guide to the world's top romantic getaways today…


About us

Honeymoon Guide is an online travel guide to the best honeymoons worldwide, featuring comprehensive information about the best beaches, sights and attractions, things to do and accommodation options at each location.

Uncover also useful facts about each of the featured romantic getaways, including flight times from Australia, operating airlines, visa entry requirements, getting around, climate, currency, electricity, language, useful phrases, tipping and local etiquette: i.e. Some countries and cultures frown on topless sunbathing.

Where to go and what to do on a honeymoon always produces a lively pre-nuptial discussion among couples. After all, this is not just any holiday! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event that you’ll want to treasure forever!

At Honeymoon Guide our mission is to provide up-to-date and relative information so you and your partner can make the best informed decision on where to honeymoon, today.

Unwind on an idyllic sugar-white beach fringing the shores of an exotic tropical island such as Boracay, Bora Bora, the Seychelles or the Maldives.

Alternatively, choose honeymooning in a romantic city such as Paris, Rome or Florence combining nightly candle-lit dinners with glamour, art and ancient monuments by day. Or rediscover 'Eden' on an eco safari to a stunning natural wonder such as Peru's Amazon Rainforest.

Make your dreams come alive today at any of these amazing romantic destinations…

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At Honeymoon Guide, we believe in original and unbiased content to keep you informed about the world's top romantic locations.

Finding the best location for your romantic getaway is an important consideration for all couples, so our website is a continuous work-in-progress – we are continually updating and adding new content to make our guide to the world's top honeymoon locations more useful.

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Latest update: Where to honeymoon in 2018: 15 October, 2018


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