Your honeymoon is an important opportunity for you and your new spouse to relax and unwind after all the excitement of your wedding—but how do you choose where to go?
When choosing a honeymoon destination, consider whether you want to kick back and relax, or if you want to get up and go. From there, determine if you want to pack shorts and swimwear, or if you’d rather be in jackets and boots.
If you’re not sure how to celebrate the beginning of your life together, check out these luxurious locations below—one of them is bound to spark your interest!
Whisk yourself away to a winter wonderland with a honeymoon in Aspen!
This romantic mountain location is perfect for athletic couples. Spend your days skiing on four different mountains—Aspen, Buttermilk, Snowmass, and Aspen Highlands—then go for a dog-sled ride, snowshoe, or ice skate. For a more leisurely day, you can shop, treat yourselves to a day at the spa, and enjoy some live music.
After a long day in the mountains, retreat to a resort offering the highest standards of luxury. Relax in a warm pool with cascading waterfalls, dine at gourmet restaurants, and snuggle by the fireplace.
Comprised of over 700 islands, the Bahamas offer the largest selection of vacation spots in any tropical destination. Boasting over 500 miles of the clearest water in the world, the view is amazing from both above and below the water. Snorkel or scuba dive to check out the third-longest barrier reef in the world, or take a flying tour of the islands.
To customize your honeymoon experience, hire a Director of Romance to help plan your perfect getaway. Choose a high-class resort with spas and shopping, or a secluded beach that will give you private peace and quiet.
There’s a lot of adventure and romance to be had in Costa Rica. Zip-line tour through the rainforest, and experience world-class surfing. When you’re not out exploring nature, pamper yourselves at a couple’s spa day and then enjoy a candle-lit dinner where you’re serenaded by guitars.
If you’re interested in ecotourism, Costa Rica is the perfect destination. With a quarter of the land protected in national parks and reserves, you can explore active volcanoes, coral reefs, mountain cloud forests, and exotic wildlife—like monkeys, butterflies, colorful frogs, sloths, and sea turtles. Costa Rica is a premiere nature destination.
For real seclusion and natural beauty, honeymoon on Fiji’s Turtle Island, which has space enough for just 14 couples at a time. Enjoy the ultimate secluded getaway with horseback riding on the beach, champagne picnics, hikes in the jungle, or relaxing nap in a hammock.
On the island you’ll find a kitchen stocked with fruits, vegetables, and herbs from their four-acre organic garden. On the rest of Fiji, you can shop, scuba dive in some of the world’s most beautiful tropical reefs, kayak, and trek through the rainforests. With hundreds of islands to explore, you’ll never run out of adventure.
It’s well-known that Hawai’i is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world—and there’s good reason for that. With several beautiful islands to choose from, Hawai’i has something to offer every newly wed couple.
Adventurous couples can catch a spectacular view from the top of volcanoes like Diamond Head and Haleakala, learn to surf or snorkel together, and even swim alongside dolphins or turtles. If you’re looking for less excitement and more relaxation, take a walk through the rainforests, attend a luau, and of course, relax on the beach.
Hawaii’s many islands offer a rich culture and wide variety of activities, so you’re sure to find your ideal honeymoon experience. And if you don’t want to choose just one island to see, take a cruise that will bring you to all of them.
The Marriage Capital of the World is another great honeymoon destination. With so much happening in Las Vegas, you’ll never run out of fun and memorable things to do with your new partner—and there’s something for every style and budget.
The entertainment in Vegas is endless, from casinos and shows, to shopping and fine dining. Experience the magic of being serenaded on a gondola ride at the luxurious Venetian Hotel, lose yourself in the sizzling nightlife, and even rent a honeymoon suite with cheesy heart-shaped bed (and a private Jacuzzi, of course!).
Slowly replacing the Poconos as the Honeymoon Capital of the World, Niagara Falls makes the perfect backdrop for your romantic celebration. Take a private helicopter ride over the three Falls, or go for a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat trip that takes you right up close to them. You can also venture behind the waterfalls for a different perspective during the Journey Behind the Falls. At night, the Falls are even lit up with colorful lights that will dazzle you.
When you’re not checking out the Falls themselves, you can go for a romantic wine tour, try your luck at the casinos, and visit parks, gardens, or the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory.
The Turks and Caicos Island
Just a 75-minute flight southeast of Miami, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a real treasure. An archipelago of more than 30 islands on the southeastern end of the Bahamas, these islands are home to word-class hotels, spas, and restaurants.
If you’re looking for miles of uncrowded beaches, legendary diving, vibrant coral reefs, and unsurpassed whale watching, then the Turks and Caicos Islands are the perfect setting for your honeymoon.
For the animal lover, go whale watching and catch a glimpse of a humpback whale. If you like birds, the islands offer a variety, like sparrow hawks, ospreys, pelicans, and frigate birds. For a rush of adrenaline, try windsurfing or parasailing at Grand Turk’s North Creek—even skydiving if you’re really adventurous!