Luxtripper Travel Editor
Often cited as the world's best honeymoon destination, French Polynesia is your definition of a far-flung paradise; its islands are characterised by their white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and tropical landscapes. On a honeymoon here, you can go island hopping to Tahiti, Moorea, and Tahaa, concluding your romantic escape with a stay in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. For those looking for an ultra-exclusive experience, enjoy a stay at The Brando, a luxury resort that was once the private retreat of Marlon Brando. Break up your journey to the South Pacific with a few nights in Los Angeles, where you can explore the top attractions of this iconic city from the Griffith Observatory to Santa Monica beach.
For couples looking to head off the beaten track, escape the crowds and head to Zambia and Malawi for a honeymoon in Africa. Begin with a stay at Victoria Falls where you can enjoy a romantic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, before heading to some of the country’s beautiful national parks for a luxury safari experience; you’ll spot wildlife such as hippos, elephants, leopards, and giraffes. Afterwards, travel to Malawi for a secluded beach getaway on the pristine shores of Lake Malawi, where you can spend your time relaxing in your private villa, snorkelling the crystal-clear water of the lake, or lounging on the beach.
The short distance between Sri Lanka and the Maldives makes this the perfect combination for a unforgettable honeymoon. Feel adventurous in Sri Lanka as you explore its famed Cultural Triangle and Tea Country, before discovering the unique wildlife of Yala National Park on dedicated safaris. Conclude your honeymoon with a stay in one of the Maldives’ luxurious five-star resorts, where you can unwind in the privacy of a beach or overwater villa, and enjoy a wealth of romantic experiences such as private sandbank picnics, sunset dolphin cruises, and cinema screenings on the beach.
Combine Oman and Dubai for your honeymoon and experience Arabia’s rich cultural heritage alongside the region’s most futuristic metropolis. Begin in Oman, touring the ornate mosques, historic ports, and aromatic souks of Muscat before heading to the country's natural regions; the Al Hajar and Jebel al Akhdar mountains are ideal for a secluded luxury retreat, whilst the northern Musandam Peninsula is ideal for an idyllic beach holiday. After that, spend a day or two in Dubai, where you'll be spoilt for choice with an array of exceptional luxury hotels. Explore the city's extensive culinary scene, as well as the colossal desert dunes, while shopping in world-class malls.
A honeymoon to St Lucia and Grenada perfectly balances a barefoot luxury getaway with an enthralling tropical adventure. Stay in an exclusive resort overlooking the island's iconic pitons, one of the region's most spectacular sights, and spend your days ziplining through the forest, dining in the buzzing port town of Castries, and snorkelling the vibrant Anse Chastanet reef in St Lucia. Grenada's hidden beaches and untouched bays provide serene seclusion, allowing for romantic moments away from the crowds. Choose from a variety of outstanding resorts that provide world-class amenities ranging from stunning golf courses and exceptional spas to bespoke experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.
Two of Africa’s most dynamic destinations, South Africa and Mozambique make for a truly unforgettable honeymoon. Treat yourselves to a world-class culinary experience and array of coastal adventures in Cape Town before retreating to the idyllic Cape Winelands - few places on the continent more romantic - with five-star boutique hotels set amidst rolling wine valleys. Add some excitement to your honeymoon and go wildlife spotting on a safari in Kruger National Park, one of the world’s largest nature reserves. Finish off with a picture-perfect beach holiday in Mozambique, the pearl of the Indian Ocean, renowned for its raw natural beauty of azure waters that fringe white sand beaches strewn with coconut palms
Singapore and Bali are the perfect destinations for those looking for an all-encompassing honeymoon. Experience world-class shopping, chic rooftop bars, and the eclectic Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, before heading to the serenity of Bali. Here is your time to unwind and relax, whether you choose to retreat to the lush uplands of Ubud in a luxury resort, or head to the island’s south coast for a secluded beach escape. With thousands of temples on the island, culture seekers can immerse themselves in Bali’s rich heritage, visiting sites such as Uluwatu Temple and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple.
For those looking for a honeymoon with a difference, Peru and the Galapagos Islands offer plenty of opportunities for adventure. In Peru, step back in time and discover the world of the Incas as you explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu, travelling aboard the renowned Vistadome train. Wildlife enthusiasts will delight at the Peruvian Amazon, where you can stay in a rustic rainforest lodge and explore this biodiverse ecosystem. Afterwards, embark on a luxury cruise to the Galapagos Islands and encounter a wealth of endemic species, including the marine iguana, Galapagos penguin, and Galapagos sea lion.
With only a short flight between them, New York & Bermuda are the perfect honeymoon destinations for those looking for a city and beach escape. Spend your days touring New York’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and strolling through Central Park, while your evenings can be filled with romantic sunset rides to the Statue of Liberty, dining at a new venue each night of your stay, shopping on Fifth Avenue, and seeing a Broadway show. Then, swap skyscrapers for palm trees and travel to Bermuda. This idyllic island, hidden away in the North Atlantic Ocean, is known for its pink-sand beaches that melt into dazzling blue waters. Its excellent luxury resorts cater to those looking for a refined island getaway, while its stunning landscapes entice visitors to explore on a variety of excursions, from sailing and snorkelling to whale watching in Cooper's Island Nature Reserve.
Vietnam and Cambodia, located in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, evoke images of endless green fields, dramatic limestone and crystalline waters. Begin your honeymoon in Hanoi, known for its bustling Old Quarter, from where you can head to Halong Bay for a cruise on a traditional junk boat. Afterwards, head south and visit the beautiful cities of Hue and Hoi An, as well as the tropical Mekong River Delta. Travel next door to Cambodia, starting in Siem Reap, which has some of the best hotels and restaurants in the country, and explore the hundreds of temple ruins that dot the ancient Angkor region. Escape afterwards to Cambodia’s beautiful coastline with a stay on the secluded Song Saa Island, known for its white, sandy beaches and beautiful tropical reefs.
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