Top 5 Places to Honeymoon in the World

After finally tying the knot you would think that choosing a honeymoon destination would be the easiest part of getting married, right? However, with hundreds of beautiful locales to choose from you’ll soon find out that picking a honeymoon spot may be a trickier affair than you first anticipated!

Having said this, finding the ideal honeymoon destination need not be taxing. Once you determine your budget and the type of vacation you want (i.e. romantic, action-packed, beach, city, nature, etc) it’s pretty much smooth sailing from then on. Most couples, though, are willing to compromise so they opt for honeymoon destinations that offer a relaxing setting and plenty of opportunities for fun activities.

Whether you’re planning a 10-day or 3 week vacation, the following honeymoon destinations are definitely some top 5 places to honeymoon in the world!


If you’re planning a 5 day or 10 day romantic beach vacation, one of the best places you can go for a romantic honeymoon vacation in the world is the Caribbean island of Aruba. Aruba is a fantastic spot for couples wanting to laze around on the beach and enjoy romantic dinners.

There are plenty of all-inclusive resorts to choose from and Palm Beach is where you'll want to stay. Palm Beach is the heart and soul of Aruba and boasts a nice variety of restaurants, all-inclusive and non-inclusive resorts such as the Hotel RIU Palace, Renaissance, Radisson and Westin to suit all budgets.


India is easily one of the most underrated honeymoon destinations in the world, yet India offers the opportunity for a truly memorable honeymoon experience.

Saying this, if you’re planning a honeymoon in India and want to avoid disappointment you need to take into consideration the monsoon season (June thru September), which is when weather is super hot and rains aplenty. Also, during the monsoon season you won’t be able to enjoy one of India’s top tourist attractions - tiger spotting on elephant back – because national parks in India are closed during that time.

The season you travel is, therefore, important when choosing India for your honeymoon. Still, regardless of the time, you’ll want to allow at least 3 week vacation to make the time in India really worthwhile. On a 3 week itinerary you could include things like relaxing by the beach in the Zuri Kumarakom and Varkala Beach, visit the coffee plantations in Coorg and sightseeing in Agra, Rajasthan, Jaipur and Deli.


When talking about the top 5 places to honeymoon in the world, the continent of Africa is certainly king and queen! As a honeymoon destination, Tanzania offers honeymooners the chance for the perfect honeymoon vacation of a lifetime because of its low-key appeal. Unlike other popular tourist destinations in Africa, Tanzania is "off the radar" of many travelers so you won't find hordes of people there.

Tanzania is also a fantastic choice for a honeymoon destination in Africa because great opportunities for safari camp trips and beach activities. For the first part of your honeymoon, you could arrange safari trips to the Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti and Ruaha national parks with safari companies such as “Adventure Camps” or “Fox Safaris”. Then, enjoy the rest of your honeymoon vacation in Zanzibar where you can stay in a luxurious beach resort such as the popular “Unguja Lodge”, “Kilindi” or “Fumba Beach Lodge”.

The Maldives

The Maldives is the epitome of the perfect honeymoon vacation…idyllic beaches and lots of opportunities for water activities. However, the Maldives is also one of the priciest honeymoon destinations out there, which puts a lot of newlyweds off. Having said this, if you know where to look you’ll be able to find affordable hotel deals that won’t cost you an arm and a leg!
Top 5 Places to Honeymoon in the World

For around $500, you and your loved-one could enjoy a 7-night stay in decent hotel in the capital Male, though most all-inclusive hotels in Male like the Kurumba resort (a mile away from Male Airport) also offer great honeymoon vacation packages during the off-season (April thru October). Therefore, be sure to shop around!

Alternatively, you could opt for an inexpensive stay in one of the beach bungalows in South Male Atoll in the Fun Island resort and Olhuveli Beach resort. Whichever resort you choose, it’s a good idea to stay in a resort that is located in the Male Atoll to avoid the expensive cost of a seaplane transfers, which can cost as much as $400 per person.


A list of top 5 honeymoon destinations would not be the same without including Kenya. Kenya is another beautiful African country that offers an ideal location for honeymooners looking to enjoy both an African safari and beach experience. Safaris in Kenya are very popular in the Masai Mara (near Nairobi), though Tsavo is the most popular because of its close location to the coast of Kenya.

If you're planning safari trips in Tsavo national park, the coastal towns of Kilifi, Watamu, Ukunda and Diani Beach offer the best opportunity for safari and beach trips since these places are only a few hours drive from Tsavo east and west national parks.

Saying all this, one of the most sough-after honeymoon destinations in Kenya have to be the beautiful island of Lamu, which boasts some of the most spectacular beaches along the coast of East Africa. Lamu is laid-back and offers fantastic opportunities for snorkeling, sailing, fishing and diving trips.

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