Nothing quite says honeymoon like swaying palm trees, tropical breezes, crashing waves, and exotic cocktails. With so many alluring destinations vying to be the ultimate honeymoon destination, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide which one to choose. Whether it’s waterfalls you’re chasing, plunge pools you’re seeking, or just a secluded beach to sink your toes into; here is a round-up of some of the top tropical honeymoon destinations for 2023 and 2024.
What Do You Do On A Tropical Honeymoon?
The opportunities are endless now that you’re married to your perfect match. But if you’re looking for inspiration for relaxing things to do while away at your tropical honeymoon destination, here’s a few ideas to help get you started.
- Share a Couples Massage
- Sunset Dinner on the Beach
- Take a Catamaran Cruise
- Have a Beach Day
- Sunrise Yoga
5 TROPICAL HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Full of contrasts and contradictions, this small island nation has a big personality and very spirited culture. The hospitality of the locals is really what makes this Caribbean nation sparkle. Teeming with hidden waterfalls, captivating jungles, enchanting caves, and a “bottomless” Blue Lagoon that defies explanation- Jamaica is an ideal honeymoon destination for adventure seekers. Average year-round temperatures of 80 degrees, easy flight accessibility, and a wide variety of resorts are just a few of the reasons honeymooners flock here from around the globe.
INSIDER TIP: to avoid crowds (and hurricane season), the best time of year to plan a visit is between January and April.
With lavish resorts on secluded islands that are only accessible by private jet, The Maldives is the epitome of a luxurious honeymoon. Surrounded by the gleaming, azure water of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a series of some of the most Instagrammable islands on the planet. The quintessential honeymoon haven is ideal for beach-loving newlyweds seeking the ultimate in luxury accommodations, complete relaxation, and complete privacy. Overwater bungalows and white sand beaches bring couples from all over the world to this pristine tropical paradise. With weather that stays within the 80s F year round, it’s an ideal destination for newlyweds searching for a warm escape no matter when they decide to travel.
INSIDER TIP: get two unforgettable honeymoon experiences in one, by continuing on to nearby India, Sri Lanka, or Nepal after a week at the beach.
Although you don’t need a passport to get there, Hawaii feels like a different world. Ethereal mountains, lush jungles, and dazzling beaches check all the proverbial boxes for couples seeking a true beach honeymoon. The islands’ natural beauty, laid-back vibe, and variety of accommodation options ranging from world class resorts to low key beach cottages and private villas have made Hawaii a consistent top honeymoon destination. There is also no shortage of things to do. For pairs who are also willing to travel during their stay, island hopping is also fairly easy and affordable to do. Flights between the islands can be as low as $50 one way and are relatively quick trips.
Maui’s emerald green cliffs and famous Nā Pali Coast are nothing short of magical, while the welcoming city of Honolulu offers up a diverse variety of culture with Pearl Harbor drawing in history buffs for years. Dining is not to be overlooked either. Serving up traditional dishes such as Kalua Pig (“Kalua” referring to the traditional Hawaiian cooking method in an underground oven), Lomi Lomi Salmon, Shoyu Chicken, and delectable Sweet Bread Rolls – a Hawaiian Luau should not be missed.
INSIDER TIP: if you go to Maui, make sure to plan a visit to Haleakala Summit to watch the sunrise! It is definitely worth the early morning wake-up call.
Mark Twain said it best, “You can go to heaven if you want to. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” Pink sand beaches, eclectic blue water, and notoriously friendly Bermudians truly make this place feel like heaven on earth. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, the British territory that sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean exudes laid-back luxury, barefoot elegance, and old-world charm. Despite its popularity with tourists, you won’t find cheesy souvenir shops or fast-food chains (amen!) What you will find are pristine beaches, fabulous resorts, world-class dining, and high-end shopping. Bermuda also sits just 600 miles off the coast of North Carolina, making it a very quick trip for couples traveling from the east coast. Bermuda offers an extensive selection of beach resorts for newlyweds that are seeking coastal luxury resorts.
INSIDER TIP: the best way to explore the island is by Twizy (a small, motorized car.) If you do rent one, remember they drive on the left side of the road in Bermuda!
The beachside town of Tulum on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has managed to keep a slow, relaxed, and low-key vibe despite its growing popularity over the years. Trendy restaurants, boutique hotels, eco-resorts, and swanky beach clubs dot pristine beaches with lush jungle backdrops. A sexy, tropical destination, Tulum is the perfect spot for couples who want a mellow honeymoon with the option to sprinkle in a little adventure by exploring nearby Maya ruins or snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Throw in a Mojito and a hammock and you may never come back!
INSIDER TIP: since many resorts in Tulum are eco-friendly, they don’t all have air-conditioned rooms. Something to keep in mind if you’re going during the summer months.
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