You’ve tied the knot and sealed it with a kiss. Now start your new life together with the honeymoon of your dreams. Our list of the top 10 honeymoon destinations includes exotic “money is no object” trips, adventure trips, and a few that are budget friendly but still dreamy. You have spent a fortune on the wedding, but you only do it once, so why not live it up big in some of the most romantic places in the world. If you plan correctly you can find cheap flights during low seasons.
1. Tuscany, Italy – Europe
Tuscany is exactly as the books and movies portray it-sunshine, chianti, cypress trees, olive groves, and sprawling vineyards. A honeymoon in this heavenly part of northwest Italy means romantic nights in an old castle converted into a hotel and idyllic days lazing by the sea.
2. Bora Bora – South Pacific
Called the “Pearl of the Pacific” by explorer James Cook, the tiny island of Bora Bora is the most exotic of all exotic honeymoon destinations. Resorts here offer extremely private bungalows surrounded by water with extreme room service like massages, food, and drink. All you have to do is go snorkeling right out your front door.
3. Napa Valley, CA USA
The next best thing to Tuscany, a Napa Valley honeymoon means relaxing at a luxury resort nestled in the rolling hills of the Napa Valley wine region. There are many luxury resorts and estates to accommodate your stay. Dine in high end restaurants and tour vineyards for wine tastings.
4. Paris, France – Europe
Imagine spending your honeymoon in the most romantic city in the world, Paris France!
Hold hands and stroll through the cobbled streets of the City of Light lined with centuries-old buildings and cascading trees as the River Seine rambles by. Take in the art and points of interest by day and dine on French cuisine and wine when the street lamps are glowing.
5. Maldives, Asia
The world’s most remote chain of islands means romantic seclusion for honeymooners. The Maldive resort’s luxurious amenities and extravagant services will make you want to spend the whole time in your private villa. Watch sunrises and sunsets over azure waters. Spend your days swimming among colorful coral reefs and exotic underwater creatures.
6. Kauai, Hawaii – USA
Aquamarine skies, brown sand beaches, and the sparking Pacific greets you every day on Kauai, the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain. Join the locals for a traditional luau complete with native hula dancers. Take along your hiking boots for an adventurous hike to explore places that can only be reached by foot.
7. Greenough, Montana USA
Couples who prefer adventure and the great outdoors will fit right in with a honeymoon setting in the pristine Greenough, Montana wilderness. Do some fly fishing and go horseback riding among some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. They even have honeymoon tents that you can book complete with a copper tub.
8. Dominica – Americas
Dominica is the perfect honeymoon setting for nature lovers and the adventurous types. It’s even nicknamed “nature island” because of the vast rain forests that make up over half of this exotic Caribbean island. Still, there are plenty of luxurious private villas and bungalows to book near the Morne Trois Pitons National Park and Boiling Lake, the world’s second largest hot lake.
9. Nantucket, MA – USA
CEO’s, celebrities, and politicians flock to Nantucket for resting up, but honeymooners on a budget
can spend a blissful honeymoon here. Look for a quaint B&B to book on a quiet back street in Nantucket’s charming historic district. Stroll hand-in-hand on the private beach. Book one of their fun tours like a whale-watching excursion or seal cruise.
10. Quebec, Canada
If you can’t fit a Paris honeymoon into your budget, a Quebec honeymoon is a close second. Cobblestone streets, chic boutiques, romantic cafés, and the Quartier Petit Champlain historic district’s bustling streets and art museums will put you in a Paris frame of mind.