Italy is no secret as a top-spot for romance with the true spirit of amore and the indulgent passion of la dolce vita. Enjoy a gondola ride along Venetian canals or stroll through the antique alleys of Rome. But take yourself away from the familiar and you could find a romantic revelation in traditional hilltop towns, secluded beaches, or elegant ruins. Instead of being defined by one thing, Italy embodies passion defined by its endless variety.
Highlights: Tuscany | Amalfi Coast | Cinque Terre | Rome | Florence | Venice | Lake District | Sicily
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Greece could keep you endlessly exploring or relaxing perfectly on pristine beaches. It can often feel like two countries merging into one, represented by life on the mainland versus life on the islands. From ancient ruins to contemporary luxuries, impressive mountain passes with hanging monasteries to archipelagos known for enchanting sunsets, a honeymoon in Greece will feel like you are discovering the birthplace of romance.
Highlights: Athens | Mykonos | Santorini | Naxos | Crete | Paros
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3. Bora Bora / Tahiti
Bora Bora is well-known as a honeymoon destination, but the island is not just beautiful, it is the fantasy of a perfect island honeymoon. The breathtaking scenery spreads across a timeless view with crystal-clear turquoise waters and soaring jagged peaks. Overwater bungalows look into the colorful marine life of the barrier reef as the island brims with jungle and elegant coastline for the perfect blend of soothing ambiance and possible adventure.
Highlights: Bora Bora | Tahiti | Moorea | Huahine | Rangiroa
On your Spain honeymoon, you don’t have to choose between a pristine beach or a luxurious vineyard, a Michelin-starred dinner, or a secluded historic village. The diverse landscape gives you variety, and the distinctive history creates enchanting atmospheres that change from city to city. Inspiring Moorish designs, vibrant island life, idyllic gold-sand coastline, and a zest for enjoying the best of life make Spain the answer for luxury, culture, food, and wine.
Highlights: Madrid | Barcelona | Seville | Malaga | Granada | San Sebastian | Valencia
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5. South Africa
South Africa is the perfect honeymoon for a couple who does not want to decide what type of getaway you prefer. Bound into the wilderness in search of the Big Five, or bask in the comforting aromas of the Cape Winelands as you sample the diverse flavors of local vintages. Lounge on delicate white-sand beaches, witness sundown over expansive untouched plains, or spot whales splashing down into the water to find out that every honeymoon in South Africa is entirely unique.
Highlights: Cape Town | Sabi Sands | Kruger National Park | Madikwe | Cape Winelands
6. Costa Rica
Like the epic wildlife thriving in the rich biodiversity around the country, Costa Rica is limitless and can be as luxurious, as relaxing, or as adventurous as you would like. The fascinating jungle feels intense and exotic, while the coastline offers reassuring calm. Opulent hotels provide panoramas of the Pacific or views into the dense canopy, and whether you want a zip line thrill or a date with a private spa, you can choose both on a Costa Rica honeymoon.
Highlights: Arenal | Manuel Antonio | Monteverde | Tortuguero | Osa Peninsula
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As a honeymoon retreat, Thailand is perfect. Rich heritage, vibrant nature, and the calm, warm waters that stretch from the South China Sea to the Gulf of Thailand bring a destination more easily conjured in a dream than found in reality. Powdery-white sands circle tropical island paradises and the lush jungle mountains protect gorgeous hideaways. Whether you prefer grand vistas, tangible luxury, rich heritage, delicate coastline, or mouthwatering cuisine, Thailand lives up to its promises of having it all.
Highlights: Bangkok | Phuket | Chiang Mai | Krabi | Koh Samui | Khao Yai National Park
Bali has held an endless allure for seekers of romance with an elegant mystique. The island embodies the ideal of a tropical paradise where breathtaking scenery meets engaging traditions. Views from stone temples offer the perfect sunset over the Indian Ocean, and volcanic peaks create the ultimate skyline. Delicious cuisine, vibrant coastline, radiant flowers, and a combination of relaxation and discovery make Bali unforgettably exotic.
Highlights: Pura Tanah Lot | Mount Batur | Uluwatu Temple | Ubud Monkey Forest | Besakih Temple
Elegant and exotic is the only way to describe the eclectic splendor of an Argentina honeymoon. The country's spirit spans the rugged landscape of Patagonia and the sweeping grasslands of colorful floodplains, snow-white salt flats, to the thundering mist of tropical Iguazu Falls. Your honeymoon is not easily defined and consists of boundless vibrancy: passionate tango to fine wines, stunning vistas to undiscovered beaches, colonial towns to inspiring artistry, with every minute instilling a sense of seductive charm perfect for your honeymoon.
Highlights: Buenos Aires | Mendoza | Iguazu Falls | Patagonia | Salta
For the adventurous couple, Morocco is a fantastic honeymoon destination. The country has inspiring folklore and preserved cities that have influenced artists and musicians for centuries. You can get lost in a maze of marketplaces and wander endless aromas of spices, displays of regal light fixtures, and dangling fabrics. With secluded excursions to the Sahara sand dunes and luxuries embodied in historic roads to hot air balloon rides, Morocco is a honeymoon experience that no other country could provide.
Highlights: Rabat | Fez | Marrakech | Erg Chebbi | Skoura | Essaouira
How many days is enough for a Honeymoon?
Our Zicasso travel specialists can make recommendations based on your travel style, destination and preferences. Usually ten days to two weeks is ideal, but honeymoons are as unique as the couples that celebrate them. Whether you are excited about irresistible cuisine, elegant culture, or fascinating nature, a 10- to 14-day honeymoon can balance secluded romance and enticing adventure, unforgettable glamour and exciting drama for your perfect shared experience.
More Honeymoon Travel Information & Tips
Whether you prefer personable wine tasting excursions or witnessing thundering waterfalls, lounging on a pristine beach or wandering cobblestone lanes in a historic town, there are so many different variations on how to plan a honeymoon. Our Honeymoon Travel Guide has plenty of helpful tips and possible inspiration on how to get your perfect trip. You can also speak with a honeymoon travel specialist for free by filling out a Trip Request Form or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.