50 best honeymoon ideas: choose your adventure and plan your bucket list trip

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When it comes to funding your honeymoon holidays, we’ve got you covered. Leaving you free to sit back, relax and start planning your dream honeymoon!

But wait, what are the best honeymoon places in the world? We hear you cry… Well, we’ve thought of that, too. Read on to check out our ultimate list of the top 50 honeymoon ideas to help get you started, or click the links below to jump to the juiciest-looking bits.

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The Most Romantic Places in the World

1. The Maldives

Ever dreamt of sneaking off to your own private island? Well, unless you’re mates with Richard Branson, a honeymoon in the Maldives is about as close as you can get. One of the top romantic destinations in the world, it both has luxurious resorts and secluded beaches in which to sleep under the stars.

This is the honeymoon destination that will agree with both relaxation and adventure seekers. Each resort is on its own separate island, so it’s ultra-exclusive. You’ll have sunbathing and water sports on tap, and the crystal-clear waters and amazing local marine life make snorkelling here a must.

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2. Bargain Hunting in Marrakech, Morocco

From shopping in the souks and tranquil hammam spas to dune buggies in the desert… Marrakech has honeymoon ideas guaranteed to please everyone. Explore the Medina - the ancient walled city and barter yourselves a few bargains to bring home.

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a pier leading up to a hut in the maldives
an enchanted blue room with plant decor

3. Cruising the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello… are just a few of the absolute gems along this stretch of gorgeous Italian coastline. If your honeymoon ideas are all about sun-drenched scenery, turquoise waters and old-school Hollywood glam, this is your place.

Not to mention… ALL. THE. PASTA.

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4. Chasing Sunsets in Santorini, Greece

Honeymooning on an active volcano… Not exactly the kind of fireworks you had in mind, huh? Don’t worry though - it’s been dormant since the ’50s! And Santorini is well worth the risk. A romantic getaway with multi-coloured cliffs, azure blue seas and iconic whitewashed stone buildings make for some of the most romantic sunsets you’ll see anywhere – the perfect honeymoon destination.

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 santorini village

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5. Mayan Ruins in Tulum, Mexico

Tulum is where the tropical jungle meets white sand beaches with some ancient Mayan ruins thrown in for fun. Soak up those beachy bohemian vibes, explore the ancient ruins, then head into the jungle to spice things up with a bit of action and adventure – we’re talking ziplining, cave diving, ATV tours… let’s go!

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6. Gondola Hopping in Venice, Italy

While Paris and Rome duke it out every year for the title of most romantic city in Europe, Venice is just there, in the background, being quietly, magically magnificent. Stroll the bridges and piazzas hand in hand. Then take a gondola ride for two and enjoy (endure) the dulcet tones of your gondolier as he serenades you through the city.

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7. Yoga Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

Come for the white sandy beaches, boho vibes and incredible surfing. Stay for pure, spiritual MAGIC. Wake up to sunrise yoga on the beach, then head inland to explore. Right at the heart of the island, there’s a dreamy landscape of ancient Hindu temples, rice paddies and rainforest – inner peace guaranteed!

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8. Scuba Dive Through Shipwrecks in Antigua, The Caribbean

Well, there may be a smidge of bias here (this is where your friendly neighbourhood Prezola writer got engaged… (10 out of 10, would recommend to a friend). But it would make an ideal honeymoon destination too! Take a boat tour around the island, scuba dive through shipwrecks, and drink rum on the beach… what more could you want?

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tall huts on mini islands located in the sea

Honeymoon destinations with the best nightlife

9. Clubbing in Ibiza, Spain

Beach all day, party all night… Sound good? If your honeymoon ideas revolve around wild nightlife, then you can’t go wrong with Ibiza. The quiet coves and sandy beaches are perfect for romantic evening strolls - but that’s not what you came for, is it?

This place comes alive at night. If you’re after pure, unbridled hedonism, less than 3 hours away – this is your spot!

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10. Stay on The Strip in Las Vegas, USA

Ahh Vegas… The ultimate adult playground. Everything and everyone here is big, sparkly, slightly seedy and out for a good time! Stay on the strip, play the slots and make the most of the free booze in the casinos, catch a show, and then club-hop the night away. Just remember - what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

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11. Boat Party in Mykonos, Greece

If beach bars and boat parties rank highly on your list of honeymoon ideas, then Mykonos has got to be a top contender. A stunning Greek island full of gorgeous beaches and beautiful party people – pass the ouzo and let’s dance - OPA!

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12. Mardi Gras in New Orleans, USA

Live music and legendary southern comfort food… NOLA may be off the beaten track for normal newlyweds, but if you’re party people looking for a little added soul, it simply can’t be beaten. Binge on coffee and beignets at Café du Monde, party in the French Quarter and if you want the full New Orleans experience, time your trip for Mardi Gras… you can thank us later!

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13. Paragliding in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Paragliding over the ocean, volleyball on the beach and that buzzing big city party scene… If you’re in the market for South American honeymoon ideas, Rio is always a good idea. Oh, and did we mention Brazil’s reputation for having the most BEAUTIFUL people on the planet? … you have to see it to believe it!

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14. Spa Party in Budapest, Hungary

OK, so Budapest may not be one of those typical tropical honeymoon destinations… but hear us out! This city has swoon-worthy fairy-tale architecture, and insane nightlife, and it’s famous for its thermal spas and baths.

Put all these things together and what do you get? … SPARTY… SPA. PARTY. Nuff said.

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an outside thermal spa surrounded by buildings in budapest

15. Learn to Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires will sweep you off your feet. The ultimate Latin lover, this city is made for dreamy romance by day and fiery passion by night. You will be wined, dined and dazzled with culture. It’s also the birthplace of tango (the dance, not the drink), so nightlife here is FIRE.

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16. Swim with Sharks in Cancun, Mexico

Swim with whale sharks, take a sailing tour and snorkel with sea turtles, then back to the beach for tacos and margaritas… sound like your jam? Then you’ll love Cancun! And that’s before we’ve even gotten into the LEGENDARY nightlife… Fair warning: time your trip with Spring Break and you are guaranteed to get MESSY.

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BIG adventure honeymoon ideas

17. Ski in The Dolomites, Italy

If your honeymoon ideas are all about BIG outdoor adventures, we know a little mountain range we think you’ll LOVE. Skiing, snowboarding and ALL the après ski in winter. Hiking, biking, base jumping, paragliding and hang gliding in the summer… basically, if hurling yourself down mountains sounds like fun, this is the ultimate outdoor playground.

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18. Explore the Galapagos Islands

Follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps and go explore the Galapagos! This one is for science and nature lovers. Spot the unique wildlife that lives here – we’re talking Galapagos penguins, giant tortoises, sea lions and Darwin’s famous birds.

Then get your wetsuit on and scuba dive to meet manta rays, turtles and sharks! It’s a pricey trip, but worth every penny.

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a clear coral sea with an island in the centre

19. Jungle Adventures in Cambodia

From awe-inspiring ancient ruins at Angkor Wat to dinner cruises down the Mekong River, to island hopping and all the water sports you can think of… you won’t be short of honeymoon ideas in Cambodia! And the best part is, it’s not too touristy – perfect for an authentic Asian adventure.

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20. Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey

When it comes to honeymoon destinations that feel a little bit out of this world, Cappadocia is high up on the list. The almost alien landscape is dotted with ancient caves and fantastically phallic rock formations called… ahem… ‘fairy chimneys’… we’re not sniggering, you are! And the best way to see it all… a sunrise hot air balloon ride, of course!

Add a Hot Air Balloon Ride to your Honeymoon Fund

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21. Hike The Inca Trail in Peru

Hike the infamous Inca Trail, watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu, and then book a luxury cruise down the Amazon River to complete your perfect Peruvian honeymoon. Talk about a bucket list trip! Oh, and did we mention… you can FEED THE LLAMAS!

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22. Action and Adventure in Cairns, Australia

The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, if you’re after a big Australian adventure, Cairns is a great place to start! Go find Nemo on the great barrier reef, chase waterfalls in the rainforest, and go deep-sea fishing, quad biking, river tubing, and white water rafting…. This place is an adrenaline junkie’s dream!

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23. Whale Watching in Sri Lanka

Spot leopards on safari, book a whale watching boat tour, visit ancient Hindu temples, have your fortune told by a local palm reader… Sri Lanka offers plenty of out-of-the-box honeymoon ideas. Along with stunning white sandy beaches, lush rainforests and magnificent mountain ranges to explore… oh, and the food… TO DIE FOR.

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24. Surfing in Maui, Hawaii

Aloha Hawaii! White sand beaches, clear blue water, gorgeous, lush forests…could this be paradise on earth? Hell YES.

AND it’s a haven for outdoor adventures – ziplining, paragliding, mountain biking, hiking, surfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding… whale watching FROM YOUR KAYAK. YEP. SOLD. LET’S GO.

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Best honeymoon destinations for beach lovers

25. R & R in Bora Bora

The island is so nice, they named it twice! If you’re after the full five-star luxury experience (and you have plenty of cash to splash), you can’t go wrong with Bora Bora. Luxuriate in your own little slice of paradise – and when you’ve had your fill of lazing on the beach, try your hand at just about any water sport you can think of.

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26. Pig Beach, The Bahamas

SWIM WITH THE PIGGIES!!!! Big Major Cay is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas… uninhabited that is, except for its herd of famous swimming pigs! Day trip here to get up close and personal with the famous piggy locals - from the teeny-tiniest new piglets to the island’s biggest and best-known resident – Big Momma. Honeymoon ideas don’t come more unique than that!

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a black and pink coloured pig in the sea

27. Survive the Bermuda Triangle

Brave the dreaded Bermuda Triangle and (if you make it out alive) earn boasting rights forever! No really… with over 300 shipwrecks dotted just offshore, your Bermuda honeymoon comes with a healthy dose of mortal peril (and excellent scuba diving opportunities)! And did we mention the iconic pink sand beaches? Simply… *chef’s kiss*.

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28. Koekohe Beach, New Zealand

Are they dragon eggs? Fossilised dinosaur eggs? Mythical Maori gourds? Totally natural geological phenomena? All plausible explanations if you ask us!

Either way, the huge spherical Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach in New Zealand have to be seen to be believed!

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a rocky shore

29. Visit the Penguins in Cape Town, South Africa

Hundreds of tiny penguins… on the beach… in AFRICA. No this is not some kind of fantastical fever dream. This is Cape Town.

Aside from the penguins at Boulders Beach (a must-visit) this gorgeous port town has so many honeymoon ideas to offer: mountains, beaches, history, stunning street art and fantastic food. It’s also a great base for safari day trips and vineyard tours.

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30. Deserted Island Picnic in Fiji

When you think of Fiji, what comes to your mind? Pristine beaches? Beautiful sunsets?... Sure. But what about roughing it in a traditional thatched Fijian hut?

Snorkelling around pearl farms, trekking through the jungle to swim under waterfalls, and romantic picnics on deserted islands? Yeah. That.

Add a romantic dinner on the beach to your honeymoon fund.

a cliff looking over a beach in cape town

figi island with huts and trees

31. Ziplining in St Lucia, The Caribbean

Explore hidden beaches, jungles, waterfalls and volcanoes. Zipline through the forest or scuba dive in the Caribbean Sea to get up close and personal with the colourful locals. When it comes to honeymoon ideas in stunning St Lucia, you’re really spoilt for choice.

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32. The Blue Grotto in Capri, Italy

The long-time playground of the rich and famous, Capri is that perfect little slice of island life, less than three hours away! Hop on a boat tour around the island and don’t miss the magical blue grotto with its naturally blue mood lighting – utterly romantic and ideal for stealing smooches.

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a red hammock facing the beach in the maldives

The world's best road trips

33. Route 66, USA

Route 66 – quite simply, the ultimate American road trip. Pick up your car in LA (if it’s not a classic red Mustang, you’re doing it wrong) then set off through small-town America. Stay in seedy roadside motels, eat at greasy 50’s-style diners, and visit weird roadside attractions – all Americana. All day, every day, baby!

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34. Great Ocean Road, Australia

Imagine a road trip with world-class surfing stops, gorgeous seaside towns and spectacular ocean views… then throw in some kangaroos and koalas, just for fun. Now stop daydreaming and book your Great Ocean Road Trip! Start in Melbourne, then jump in a car and head west. Don’t miss the world’s longest and tallest rainforest zipline and canopy walk along the way!

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the great ocean in australia

35. See the Snow Monkeys in the Japanese Alps

Skip the bullet train and take the scenic route! From Mount Fuji, drive north through stunning scenery to get up close and personal with the wise old snow monkeys as they relax in their hot springs. Don’t miss Matsumoto palace along the way and wind up in tranquil Kyoto for a traditional tea ceremony.

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36. California Dreaming on the Pacific Coast Highway, USA

The coastal drive from San Francisco down to San Diego can be done in 10 hours flat. But if you do it that fast, you’re definitely missing the point. From surfing stops to wine tours, hiking and redwoods in the Big Sur to Hollywood glitz and glam… this trip gives you the perfect taste of that laidback California lifestyle.

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37. North Coast 500, Scotland

Ok, so the chilly Scottish Highlands may not be that high up on your list of potential honeymoon ideas… but hear us out! Taking in just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery, sandy beaches, mountains, lochs, cosy village pubs and other hidden gems, the North Coast 500 is one of the world’s most beautiful road trips… it could also make a great minimoon!

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38. Sky Diving on the West Coast and Milford Sound, New Zealand

Taking you through rugged landscapes, mountains, lakes, glaciers and spectacular waterfalls, this is truly one of the most beautiful road trips anywhere in the world… Skydive over Franz Joseph Glacier, then explore the stunning rainforests and waterfalls of Milford Sound by kayak!

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39. Big Ocean Energy on The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

From Donegal, stretching down the whole west coast of Ireland to Cork, this trip takes in some of the most amazing weather-beaten coastal scenery, white sandy beaches, mountains, lakes and whale watching spots. Don’t miss night kayaking in Lough Hyne – magical bioluminescence makes the lake glow!

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40. The Ring Road, Iceland

Road trip around the land of fire and ice… no, not Westeros… Iceland! Starting in Reykjavik, the Ring Road circles the entire island, stopping off at all the major waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes and geothermal hot springs. Come in the summer for the legendary midnight sun, and come in the winter for your chance to see the Northern Lights!

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a cliff during a sunset

41. Italian Job Vibes on The Great St Bernard Pass, Italy

It’s giving grand Alpine adventure. Taking you from Turin in Italy, all the way to Lake Geneva in Switzerland, it’s a stunning mountain road that passes through lush green pastures and iconic mountain scenes complete with lakes and waterfalls… Think: Sound of Music, Milka chocolate adverts and big, friendly St Bernard dogs.

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42. The Carretera Austral, Chile

As far as ideas go, this is one of the best places to go for your honeymoon… if you are looking for wild and untamed. Then the Chilean Patagonia is your place. One of the most remote, untouched and stunningly beautiful landscapes around, this route shows off Chile’s wildest rainforests, volcanoes, glacial waterfalls, marble glacier caves, mountains, and lakes and you can even spot the famous river dolphins!

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lake near snow covered mountains

Unusual honeymoon destinations

43. Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Picture the scene: you’re enjoying a leisurely breakfast in a stunning historic Kenyan manor house, when all of a sudden, you’re joined by a friendly local giraffe, poking its long neck through the window to check if you’re done with that slice of toast… we’ll have eggs and bacon with a side of safari, please!

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44. Hobbiton, New Zealand

How’s this for nerdy honeymoon ideas… Visit The Shire and honeymoon like a hobbit! We sh*t you not - this is an actual stay that you can book on Airbnb. Tour the original film set, stay in a beautiful hobbit-inspired home, enjoy an evening feast at The Green Dragon Inn, then wake up to a cooked breakfast (second breakfast and elevenses included, of course!)

Check it out on Airbnb and add Airbnb Vouchers to your Prezola wedding gift list

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a man feeding a giraffe by a hut

45. Trekking in Meghalaya, India

Hidden deep in the forest and shrouded in clouds for most of the year, the living root bridges of Meghalaya are like something out of a fantasy world. For any keen trekkers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, these man-made natural wonders are well worth the trip.

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46. Northern Lights in Kakslauttanen, Finland

Watch the Northern Lights in bed, you say?... YEP. Honeymoon in the Arctic and you can stay in your own private glass igloo to enjoy all the magic and majesty of the Aurora Borealis while you… do whatever it is you want to do… IN BED! Don’t lounge too long though… there’s also husky sledding, ice fishing, saunas and spas to enjoy.

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the northern lights

47. Safari in the Serengeti, Tanzania

Safari on the Serengeti and go get involved in the great circle of life! Explore the savanna to spot lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, rhinos and so much more. Then head back to spend the night at your cosy safari lodge accommodation… Can you feel the love tonight? … We sure can!

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48. Winter Adventures in Tromso, Norway

After an icy winter adventure? Try Tromso! Way up at the top of Norway, this tiny town has BIG adventure potential and plenty of amazing honeymoon ideas. Book a whale-watching tour, race huskies through the frozen fjords, try your hand at reindeer sledding, and of course, if you’re lucky, spot the Northern lights.

Add a Whale Watching Experience to your Honeymoon Fund

mountains and homes on a river in norway
zebras in a safari on a sunny day

49. Wildlife Watching in Madagascar

Enter the land of the lemurs! If you love weird and wonderful wildlife, Madagascar might just be your perfect honeymoon destination. From tropical rainforests to dry arid deserts, this gigantic island with its natural beauty has so much to explore and love. It’s also excellent for active adventures like hiking, biking, climbing, snorkelling and water sports.

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50. Canadian Rockies in Banff, Canada

Picture the perfect little town, complete with chic boutiques, fancy restaurants, nightclubs and museums... Now drop it in the middle of the Canadian Rockies - think breathtaking nature, wild grizzlies, skiing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking the white-water rapids. When it comes to honeymoon ideas, Banff offers the best of both worlds!

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So there you have it… 50 of the best holiday destinations for couples to go for their honeymoon. Destinations to suit every kind of couple - from urban city slickers to beach people, party animals, wildlife lovers, adrenaline junkies, adventurers, explorers and more. It’s a big, wild world out there, so choose your own adventure, create your honeymoon fund and get planning!