After the long and grueling months of wedding planning and preparation, you and your new spouse deserve the honeymoon of your dreams! Not sure where you want to go? No problem! We’ve compiled a list of some of the most amazing honeymoon destinations to help you decide where to have your perfect honeymoon!
1. Costa Rica
White beaches, clear blue waters, and endless adventure awaits you in Costa Rica! This central American country is a hit for those who like a healthy mix of relaxing by the beach and getting an adrenaline rush from activities like zip lining through the jungle. Less expensive and less crowded than somewhere like Hawaii, Costa Rica lets you and your spouse get an authentic and romantic tropical experience at a great price.
Steeped in a rich history and overflowing with unique and wonderful culture, Greece is the perfect choice for your honeymoon destination! The picturesque white buildings of Santorini are a great backdrop for your romantic dinners, then brush up on your ancient history in Athens. The food is great, the water is clear, and the two of you will make unforgettable memories!
The gorgeous Caribbean island of Jamaica has so much more to offer than the stereotypical idea of Jamaica that so many Americans have! This lush island has incredible hiking opportunities, stunning beaches, and the food is to die for! Jamaica has been increasing in popularity as a honeymoon destination, but it is still affordable and has a sense of unspoiled beauty that will make you wish you never had to leave!
This small country on the edge of Spain is filled to the brim with culture, but not with tourists! Portugal has a rich and exciting history but doesn’t get the huge numbers of tourists that its neighbor does, making it a great place for a honeymoon. The capital city of Lisbon is vibrant and beautiful, mixing traditional architecture and heritage with a modern way of living. You can’t go wrong with a honeymoon to this gorgeous country!
Thailand is starting to be recognized for what it is: one of the most beautiful places in the world! This tropical country in Southeast Asia is known for its amazing beaches, ancient ruins, and extremely low prices! While a flight to Thailand might cost more than many of the locations on this list, the cost of everything else more than makes up for it. If you and your spouse are interested in trying new foods and having a totally unique experience, consider Thailand!
6. Napa Valley
For a honeymoon destination that’s a bit closer to home, you can’t go wrong with Napa Valley! Wine, sun, and endless relaxation can be expected when you head to the California wine country. Napa is all about luxury, so prepare to feel pampered! Your days will be filled with good food and good wine, and really, does it get better than that?
It’s a well known fact that Italy is known for its romance! Ever since Shakespeare chose fair Verona as the setting for Romeo and Juliet, lovers have chosen this Mediterranean country for romantic getaways. There are so many things for you to do; wine tasting in Tuscany, sightseeing in Rome, shopping in Milan, and so much more! Taking a tour of Italy with your spouse sounds like the ideal way to spend your honeymoon to me!
Calling all hikers! Vancouver is one of the best places in North America for hiking, and you and your spouse will never run out of trails to take! Additionally, Vancouver has a vibrant city life, tons of amazing restaurants, and it is right on the Pacific ocean. If you aren’t in the mood to hike one day, you can take a whale watching tour and see some once in a lifetime sights!
A honeymoon in Cuba isn’t quite as straightforward as the rest of the locations in this list, but it just might be worth the trouble! There are restrictions for Americans who wish to visit Cuba, due to the trade embargo, but it isn’t impossible. If you and your spouse are up to the task of getting approved to visit Cuba, you’ll be in for the trip of a lifetime! The lively capital of Cuba, Havana, seems to be frozen in time and is a completely unique honeymoon location for the two of you to enjoy.
So much space for activities! The rugged landscape of Norway is the perfect location for the adventurous couple. Much of the country is wilderness, providing ample opportunities for hiking, boating, horseback riding, and many more outdoor activities. The extremely unique cuisine will surprise and delight you, and the photo opportunities at the many fjords are almost worth the trip on its own! Prepare yourself for a feast of lutefisk and aquavit, and remember to toast with a lively “Skal!”