Your honeymoon is going to be romantic no matter where you go. You and your brand new husband could probably manage it even if you just stay at home. Romance is in the company, not in the place, but for most of us a particular destination can really help give a honeymoon that romantic feel from start to finish. A truly romantic place will lead to memories for a lifetime. Here are my top five suggestions for the perfect romantic honeymoon destination.
Tahiti is easily the most romantic honeymoon destination that I at least can imagine. Its scenery alone, with towering mountains, lush green rainforests, and smooth white sandy beaches, make it a destination to remember. Overwater bungalows with stunning views of the ocean, butler service, and easy access to the beach will ensure your days are full of relaxation and romance. Tahiti can cater to those who want a more rustic honeymoon as well as couples seeking the most luxurious two weeks of their lives.
If you’re after a luxury honeymoon in Asia, look no further than Thailand. Bangkok is a surprisingly romantic city with sumptuous dining and accommodation options. There are a wealth of shops, museums, and monuments to keep you busy and you might even head out on a romantic boat trip along the canals. Thailand also has a number of romantic beaches with equally luxurious resorts; you might enjoy relaxing in your own private pool or lounging on one of Thailand’s unspoilt beaches.
3. The Maldives
Perhaps the most stereotypical of honeymoon destinations, the Maldives have that reputation for a very good reason. Quite simply, the islands are gorgeous, making this one of the perfect places for a beach honeymoon. The islands’ accommodation is designed for this express purpose; almost every resort boasts a spa for relaxing massages; some of them are even overwater, so you can watch the fish and coral as you luxuriate in comfort. When you’re sick of diving and snorkelling, you can lie back on the beach and take advantage of your island butler for cocktails and gourmet snacks.
It seems like beach destinations go hand-in-hand with romance. Barbados is another picture-perfect romantic honeymoon destination with a touch of extra glamour to spice up your weeks. The island is stunning, with white sandy beaches alongside rugged rocky coasts. Barbados is also a popular “destination wedding” island since it’s very easy to get married there; there are none of the typical costly issues surrounding getting married in another country. Weeks spent on Barbados will truly feel like paradise due to the romantic atmosphere and true leisure potential of the island.
While you wouldn’t expect Australia on this list, it fully deserves its place. Renowned as a holiday spot for backpackers and hitchhikers, Australia’s growth in tourism and surround of picturesque beaches fully warrant its place on my honeymoon list. Australia truly has it all, with climate ranging from dense rainforest to red desert to soft beaches. The entire country is edged by gorgeous blue ocean, making this the perfect spot for surfers, divers, and swimmers. It’s easy to switch up your honeymoon in the same country; spend a week in glamorous, busy Sydney, two days in a homey desert outpost, and the rest of your holiday on a luxurious and romantic beach resort.