Looking for the perfect setting to kick-start life with your partner-to-be? From the gorgeous countryside of Italy to the glamorous beaches of Mexico, we’re covering the 10 best honeymoon destinations.
Or: skip the reading (it’s fine, really) and connect with Fora to plan and book your honeymoon with a real travel expert. They’ll help you narrow down your options, per your budget and preferences. Then once you’ve selected your honeymoon destination(s), they’ll sweeten the deal by VIP-ing your trip with A+ hotel perks (at no extra cost) and one-on-one support.
It’s like having a friend on the inside who’s purely there to ensure your trip is the absolute best experience it can be.
The 10 best honeymoon destinations, from Italy to Mexico
Ready for some honeymoon travel inspiration? Read on for the 10 best honeymoon destinations.
1. Italy: explore the Tuscan countryside, cruise the Amalfi Coast, dine in Milan & Rome…
Image courtesy of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Practically all the best places to visit in Italy could serve as a perfect backdrop for a romantic couple’s trip.
You can embark on a breathtaking road trip through Tuscany, savoring authentic Tuscan wines and gastronomy in picturesque cities such as Florence and Siena. Cruise along the stunning Amalfi Coast, visiting charming and lively towns like Positano and Praiano. Experience the serenity and allure of Lake Como before venturing into Milan, the vibrant fashion capital of the Western world. Or get off the beaten path and visit the most unique places in Italy, like the island of Procida off Naples' coast or the ancient caves of Matera in southeast Italy.
Adventure, relaxation, a healthy dose of both — Italy has it all. It’s the ideal place to start your and your partner’s next chapter la-dolce-vita-style.
2. Hawai‘i: hike through the jungles of Kauai, enjoy the sounds of crashing waves on a Maui Beach, trek along the outskirts of a Big Island volcano…
Image courtesy of Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
With gorgeous weather all year long, incredible scenery and endless opportunities for relaxation and excitement, Hawai‘i — the United States’ little slice of paradise — is a no-brainer entry to our list of the best honeymoon destinations.
Among the best places to visit in Hawai‘i: the islands of Maui, Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island. You’ll find luxurious beach resorts across all four islands, but from here, each island offers a unique experience.
Honolulu’s electric nightlife and scenic beaches engage couples looking for a high-energy honeymoon on Oahu. Or leave the confines of civilization behind while exploring Kauai or the Big Island’s untamed wilds, like the latter’s Volcanos National Park or the former’s Waimea Canyon State Park.
Prefer a laid-back honeymoon instead? Maui’s luxe resorts are among the best in the world.
3. California: one of the best honeymoon destinations for oenophiles, nature junkies, adventurers & more
Image courtesy of Freehand Los Angeles
What place features such a rich and diverse variety of landscapes and urban hubs as California, arguably one the most underrated honeymoon destinations in the world?
There’s the magical coastline and forests of Big Sur. The romantic wine region of Napa Valley. The unbeatable gastronomy of Los Angeles…Disneyland. Laguna Beach. San Francisco. Death Valley (okay, that one might not be the best honeymoon destination). Santa Barbara. Yosemite…the list is almost endless.
There aren’t many places where you can go skiing and surfing on the same day, and California’s variety alone makes it an amazing setting for the ultimate couple’s trip. Plus, the Golden State is a great choice for honeymooners who don’t necessarily wish to leave the continental USA, yet still desire a destination that’s as unique as it is fun.
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4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia: a tried-and-true honeymoon destination in the remote South Pacific
Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Sometimes a classic honeymoon destination is the best choice. French Polynesia’s Bora Bora has long been one of the most coveted places for newlyweds from all over the world to live out their island vacation dreams.
The main part of the island — a long-extinct volcano — is surrounded by sapphire-blue lagoons that are further boarded by barrier reefs teeming with all sorts of exotic species. In other words, it’s one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet.
Luxury resorts dot the island, many of which feature overwater bungalows where the ocean is quite literally right outside your door. Interested? A couple’s getaway to Bora Bora could be your most idyllic honeymoon getaway.
5. Fiji: a gorgeous & culturally rich alternative to Bora Bora
Image courtesy of Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
If you’re considering all the best honeymoon destinations in the South Pacific, you can’t ignore Fiji.
Like Bora Bora, Fiji is a stunning, tropical island that opens doors to all sorts of leisurely and adrenaline-fueled experiences, such as swimming with sharks, hiking through rainforests or simply soaking in the sun (among many more). But from here, the two islands start to differentiate. Bora Bora’s resorts are almost exclusively upscale whereas Fiji hosts a wider range of options, making it the better choice if you’re traveling on a budget (there are still amazing luxe resorts, though).
Fiji’s cultural influences are also much more diverse. Many peoples from all over the world have settled here, contributing to a cosmopolitan vibe across the island. Conversely, Bora Bora’s remote location and narrower influences mean there’s less of a focus on cultural experiences (they still exist but are less common).
All that to say, both South Pacific islands are incredible honeymoon destinations. As always, we can help you decide which matches your preferences more.
Loving the idea of a romantic honeymoon to Fiji (or Bora Bora)? Plan and book your trip with Fora.
6. Paris, France: of course the ‘City of Love’ ranks among the best honeymoon destinations
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You can’t have a list of the best honeymoon destinations and not feature Paris. What’s more romantic than strolling through the streets of the City of Love?
Brilliant architecture, storied streets, world-class museums (like the Louvre) and quite possibly the world’s foremost gastronomy make Paris an easy choice for couples seeking an intimate urban getaway.
Better yet, make it a tour — like this 12-day France itinerary.
7. The United Kingdom: scenic and historic Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales
The United Kingdom is another unsung honeymoon destination, but why? There’s gorgeous scenery — like the Scottish Highlands or Snowdonia in Wales — exciting cities with deep histories and rich contemporary cultures — like London, Dublin and Edinburgh — and so much more.
Our 10-day London and Dublin guide or 7-day Scotland itinerary have plenty of ideas to jumpstart your honeymoon planning. Alternatively: plan and book your trip with Fora for expert recs, VIP hotel perks and unwavering support.
8. The Caribbean: a bevy of honeymoon destinations with options for every type of travel style
Image courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
From Caribbean Costa Rica resorts to the best areas to stay in Puerto Rico and the ritzy oceanfront hotels of St. Lucia to the charming all-inclusive resorts of Jamaica, the Caribbean is filled with beautiful honeymoon destinations.
Every travel style is represented somewhere in the Caribbean, making the region a top choice whether you’re an adventure-seeking couple on a budget or a discerning pair of travelers who only want to spend your time in an elite resort — or anything in between. Likewise, we can help you put together any type of Caribbean honeymoon.
9. The Greek Isles: Santorini, Mykonos & Paros are just a few of the best honeymoon destinations in Greece
Image courtesy of Cosme, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paros
Italy isn’t the only honeymoon destination in the Mediterranean, the best Greek Islands for couples make a compelling case, too (as does Spain, France, Morocco and many more, but we only have so much room!).
Santorini’s magical sunsets provide a lovely backdrop for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Mykonos — the undisputed Greece nightlife capital — is an electric choice for couples looking for nonstop parties. And Paros is an off-the-beaten-path destination perfect for couples who prefer a relaxing retreat.
All feature some of the best couples resorts in Greece, but there are literally dozens more islands, plus the Greek mainland, to choose from. Each brings something unique to the table.
10. Mexico: Cabo, CDMX, Punta Mita & more
Image courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
Rounding out our list of the best honeymoon destinations is Mexico, home to scenic shorelines, world-famous gastronomy and vibrant cities like CDMX (there are so many things to do in Mexico City for couples). And this Old-World-meets-New-World city is rife with gorgeous architecture and a deep heritage cultivated by a thriving arts scene.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a fun, beachy setting for your honeymoon, there’s Cabo San Lucas (our Cabo San Lucas minimoon guide is definitely worth checking out), Punta Mita, Cancún…the list is plentiful, and like the islands of the Caribbean (which Mexico also touches), there’s a wide range of resorts that match every type of travel style (like the best hotels in Cancún and Tulum).
Plan your ultimate couple’s trip to the best honeymoon destinations with Fora
Ultimately, this list only compiles a handful of the best honeymoon destinations. Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip, and we’ll help you build the honeymoon getaway of your and your partner’s dreams, complete with expert travel recs, VIP perks and more.