When it comes to vacations, there is nothing like a honeymoon. It is an opportunity for newlyweds to unwind from the stress of marriage, to truly enjoy each other's company and create memories that will last a lifetime.
This is the beginning of something wonderful and the whole honeymoon experience should represent the perfection of the vacation. The world is full of beautiful and exciting places that are just waiting to be explored in the future but, for now, such adventures can be put on hold.
There will always be couples who prefer the liveliness and teeming crowds of city destinations like Las Vegas, Paris or London, but our list tries to focus on the rather ephemeral qualities of pure pleasure and romance.
Unsurprisingly, Paradise Islands are highly rated on our list as in many ways these destinations pack all the qualities required for an amazing and unforgettable honeymoon.
10 - Honeymoon in Kenya
Il Kenya it is a magical place and offers a wide range of experiences and accommodations. Kenya holidays usually include some degree of activity due to the unmissable opportunities to see Kenya's rich and varied wildlife.
But not every honeymoon day has to be spent on Safari - there are a huge number of accommodation options and most are suitably prepared for a honeymoon!
How about a 5-star tree house or colonial tent with your butler? You can also mix your Safari with some time on a beach where you can relax.
When it comes to creating unforgettable memories, times spent under African skies are hard to get over. It may not be the right destination for those who simply want to relax on a beach, but it's definitely an amazing place for a honeymoon!
9 - Honeymoon in Thailand
This beautiful Asian country is sometimes referred to as the "Land of Smiles" due to the warm welcome given to visitors. It is a country of outstanding natural beauty.
The bustling city of Bangkok has attractions for everyone, but many visitors prefer to stay on one of the country's idyllic islands, such as Koh Lipe, where the pace of life changes gears and allows everyone to relax and enjoy its natural wonders. There Thailand has some of the best hotels in the world and offers unbeatable value for money.
This makes it a fantastic honeymoon destination as couples can experience a level of luxury that would simply be unavailable elsewhere. There is only one caveat, once you get to know this captivating country you will come back again and again.
8 - Honeymoon in Hawaii
It may be an American state but the Hawaiian Islands are like no other place in the world. These mighty volcanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean are simply majestic.
This is a place full of attractions and with a wide range of things to see and do - surfing, mountain hiking, diving, volcanoes, Pearl Harbor, submarine travel, cruises, waterfalls and the list goes on.
Precisely for this variety of activities it is a good choice for more active couples. Couples seeking tranquility and romance can also choose to stay in one of the quietest resorts, relax on the fantastic beaches and enjoy the legendary Hawaiian hospitality.
7 - Honeymoon in the Fiji Islands
Moving to the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is a very popular honeymoon destination. With champagne-colored beaches, lush palm trees, and a tropical hinterland, it certainly qualifies as a paradise destination and intimate retreat for couples.
Everything you can dream of, Fiji has it. One can also choose complete wedding packages such as those offered on Tokoriki Island and Liku Liku Lagoon Resort. Similarly to Hawaii, Fiji offers a wide range of activities. Hiking, snorkeling, and diving are just some of the ways you can spend time on these pristine islands.
6 - Honeymoon in Saint Lucia - Caribbean
Continuing with the island theme, the Caribbean island of St Lucia has long been a favorite honeymoon destination. Santa Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you are a lover of romance or adventure.
A genuine and natural landscape with stunning palm-covered beaches, miles of pristine rainforest and majestic mountains. Natural waterfalls, breathtaking views, friendly people and authentic culture impress all travelers and create memories that last a lifetime.
5 - Honeymoon in Anguilla - Caribbean
The island of Anguilla, also in the Caribbean, is officially described as a British protectorate but attracts visitors from all over the world. It is a tiny island and you can visit all the beaches (all open to the public) by bike. The beaches regularly appear on the lists of the best in the world. It is perhaps one of the most pristine islands of the Caribbean.
Romance takes center stage while relaxing under the Caribbean sun, cruising in front of a champagne-colored sunset, pampering yourself under the vast starry sky or having a candlelit dinner on a secluded beach.
Honeymooners are always welcome at exclusive resorts and intimate inns that also offer all-inclusive packages that help make the honeymoon even more stress-free.
4 - Honeymoon in Bali
Indonesia is full of beautiful islands, but Bali it is one of the most famous. With an abundance of sacred temples and a population that holds its traditions firmly (ceremonies are almost a daily occurrence here), Bali is known as the 'island of the gods'. For many, however, Bali is the island of romance.
Weddings, honeymoons, and romantic getaways are some of the main reasons couples visit Bali. They are drawn to its rich culture, great food, fantastic shopping, luxury accommodations and incredible natural beauty - including its beautiful beaches!
From villages and ancient temples scattered across the island to the emerald green rice paddies and forested mountains of Ubud, from exotic sounds to the intoxicating scent of spices and flowers, Bali engages and seduces!
Not to mention the jaw-dropping range and caliber of accommodation on the island. This magical paradise is home to some of the world's most incredible hotels and resorts that help make Bali a magical, romantic and inspiring destination, an idyllic tropical retreat.
3 - Honeymoon in Mauritius
Any quest for a paradise island must include the Indian Ocean as well Mauritius it really is a beautiful land. Perhaps Mark Twain summed up the extraordinary beauty of Mauritius when he wrote: "Mauritius was created first, and then paradise, and that paradise was copied from Mauritius".
Located off the east coast of Africa, Mauritius is a honeymoon, romantic getaway and wedding paradise. While world-class beaches and stunning natural beauty are the perfect romantic backdrop for luxury hotels and resorts, Mauritius also boasts a wonderful melting pot of cultures and cuisines with four major ethnic groups contributing to the island's unique culture.
There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites documenting the history of slavery in Mauritius. There are also two natural spectacles to remember, the underwater waterfall of Le Morne and the seven colored earths of Chamarel. The island is an undisputed paradise and an ideal place for a honeymoon.
2 - Honeymoon in the Seychelles
Another wonderful Indian Ocean destination, the Seychelles (or Paradise Islands) are a group of about 115 small islands famous for their beautiful white beaches and turquoise sea. The larger islands are granite while the smaller and lower islands are coral.
There are plenty of atolls and reefs for snorkelers and divers, but the islands' tropical rainforest offers an interesting contrast and a great alternative for hikers. The Seychelles offers wonderful locations in an unspoiled environment and winter does not exist here, ideal for honeymooners.
1 - Honeymoon in the Maldives
Perhaps predictably, the small island group of the Maldives occupies the number one place. These are small coral islands that barely reach sea level. Getting around usually requires the use of speedboats or seaplanes and there can be no other destination that caters to its visitors quite as well as the Maldives.
Some of the tiny, normally uninhabited islands have even been developed specifically to provide tourist accommodation. This is a place where it is even possible to rent an island!
The coral reefs and protected lagoons are simply stunning and much of the accommodation is built on stilts above the lagoons. Breathtaking beauty and a sense of serene calm make this an ideal honeymoon destination.
You can choose a small island with nothing else to do but relax on the beach or snorkel or you can opt for a larger resort with lots of activities and restaurants to choose from. Everything is based on the beach and the sea, with no cities or inland areas to visit other than the capital Male.