It’s hard enough to plan a wedding—let alone choose a honeymoon destination! With the whole world available, it can feel overwhelming to pick a destination that will whisk you away on a journey of romance, adventure, and relaxation.
To help you decide, here’s a list of 6 tropical destinations that are perfect for a romantic honeymoon.
Honolulu is the largest city in the vibrant U.S. state of Hawaii. Located on the southeastern corner of the island of O’ahu, it has expansive sandy beaches, lush mountains, and a seemingly infinite number of luxury resorts that are sure to be the perfect backdrop for your honeymoon. Whether you decide to relax at the famous Waikiki Beach or explore the island on a helicopter ride, there are countless different activities to choose from to make your vacation special.
- Puerto Vallarta
If you’re looking for the perfect blend of culture, beauty, excitement, and relaxation, Puerto Vallarta is the place for you! This bustling beach town sits at the foot of the Sierra Madre Occidental in the Mexican state of Jalisco. It’s best known for its breathtaking sunsets, jungle waterfall hikes, and its diverse culinary scene. While you walk around Puerto Vallarta, you can’t help but feel the love in the air—making it an excellent choice for your romantic getaway.
- Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a small community located on the northern peninsula of Costa Rica. This internationally renowned tropical beach paradise truly embodies the Costa Rican spirit of pura vida—or simple life. While it may be remote compared to some of the other honeymoon destinations on this list, it is anything but boring. Santa Teresa has a diverse yoga community, frequent beach parties, and a wide array of gorgeous villas to choose from.
Capri, a small village located on the southern coast of Italy, is one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. Featuring jagged cliffs, turquoise waters, and high-end fashion boutiques, it’s the perfect place to sneak off to for an intimate and luxurious travel experience. One of its most famous landmarks is the Blue Grotto—a sea cave only accessible by boat where sunlight streams in and turns the color of the water into a dazzling electric blue.
If you and your boo are looking for a honeymoon getaway that is more off the beaten track, Zanzibar is an excellent choice. It’s a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of eastern Africa with Swahili and Islamic influences. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, this hidden treasure features some of Africa’s most stunning coral reefs and sandbars. The best time to visit Zanzibar is from December to February when the weather is perfect for a beach holiday.
Last but not least, Udaipur, or the “City of the Lakes,” has been dubbed by many as the most romantic place in India. With 65 lakes dispersed throughout the city among giant palaces, vibrant gardens, and ancient temples, Udaipur is a magical place to explore for a culturally rich and passionate honeymoon. Its most famous lake, Lake Pichola, features an enormous floating palace surrounded by sparkling water. If you’re thinking about booking a trip to Udaipur for your honeymoon, it’s best to go between September to March before the monsoon rains begin.
But no matter where you go, remember—it will be the perfect trip because of the person you take it with.
Author bio: James Deutsch is a writer with a passion for interior décor and DIY projects. He writes about the art of decorating small spaces, home maintenance projects, and that #vanlife aesthetic.