From bustling cultural centers to picturesque beaches, there are literally thousands of popular honeymoon destinations you could consider when planning your getaway on Celebration Wishes. As we covered in “How to Pick the Best Honeymoon Destination for You and Your Spouse,” climate, budget and current events are just a few major factors when narrowing down the options.
Ultimately, whether you’re leaning toward an adventure honeymoon or more relaxing honeymoon destinations, your decision should be a reflection of who you are as a couple. When it’s time to set up your Celebration Wishes registry, add items that cater to your unique tastes. For example, do you prefer zip lining in a jungle to massages on the beach? Does sipping champagne in a resort sound better than a group snorkeling tour off the beaten path? Perhaps it’s a mix of both that will ensure you enjoy the trip of a lifetime.
Winter or summer. Adventure or relaxation. Domestic or international. Celebration Wishes is here to help, starting with a handful of ideas on where to go for honeymoon dreams to come true.
The Best Cold Places For Honeymoon Fun
Banff, Canada: Banff is one of the most epic destinations for newlyweds who love to ski. Its powder-covered peaks are surrounded by lush forests and aquamarine river valleys. Consider booking a stay at the Fairmont Banff Spring, which features 11 restaurants, a 50-foot heated outdoor pool, lavish spa and equally enjoyable rooms and suites.
Greenough, Montana: Probably the most unexpected destination on our list of chilly getaways, Greenough and surrounding areas are renowned for snow tubing, dogsledding, sleigh rides, snowboarding and so much more. It’s a winter wonderland although it doesn’t have to be a purely adventure honeymoon. There are plenty of resorts where you can sip champagne in a private hot tub or even take a yoga class in the snow.
Tromso, Norway: We love Tromso on our list for the best cold place for honeymoon fun because of its comfy wooden lodges, beautiful snowy landscapes and activities such as fjord cruises and feeding reindeer. Not to mention unparalleled viewing conditions for the Aurora Borealis.
A Few Ideal Warm Honeymoon Destinations
St. Lucia, Caribbean: For a luxurious honeymoon under the sun, St. Lucia offers white sand beaches and lush mountains dotted with boutique resorts. Treat yourselves to mud baths and dips in geothermal pools. Or, take in natural wonders like the Pitons, Sulphur Springs Park and Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens.
Maui, Hawaii: Find a spot to sunbathe on miles of beautiful shoreline. Attend a luau with traditional Hawaiian fare. Schedule a helicopter tour of a volcano. There’s so much to love about Maui, we had to include it on our list of ideal warm honeymoon destinations.
Tulum, Mexico: With some of the most pristine beaches in the country, Tulum is perfect for newlyweds who love the idea of burying their toes in white sand all day. There are also cenotes, or underwater caves, to explore should you crave some adventure. If all that isn’t enough, the now-bustling destination offers some of the country’s best nightlife, including full moon beach parties at the Papaya Playa Project and the popular Cuban bar named Batey.
Great Ideas for an Adventure Honeymoon
Queenstown, New Zealand: Known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown offers newlyweds everything from bungee jumping to pristine skiing conditions to glacier hikes. Of course, even adrenaline junkies enjoying an adventure honeymoon will appreciate the city’s intimate, luxe lodges as well.
Ridgedale, Missouri: You read that right. Ridgedale is ideal for turning a fantasy adventure honeymoon into a reality. For starters, there’s the unsurpassed beauty of the surrounding Ozark Mountains. We also love the long list of activities for wilderness lovers like fishing, archery, hiking, biking, skiing and more.
Galapagos Islands: If you and yours are looking to experience some of the most exotic wildlife on Earth, check out the Galapagos. Book a stay at a local resort and surround yourself with massive tortoises, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies. You can also swim with penguins and kayak alongside sea lions. It’s a dream come true if you consider yourself a naturalist.
Some of the Best Relaxing Honeymoon Destinations
Vanua Levu, Fiji: The second-largest island off of the mainland, Vanua Levu is known for its mountainous terrain, blue waterfalls, lush forests and stunning coastline. Surprisingly, there are much fewer tourists than nearby cities. You’ll find more dirt roads than paved streets, which helps keep the island’s vibe relaxed.
Sonoma, California: World-class wine and food surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery make Sonoma a popular choice among newlyweds looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Between tastings, you and yours can visit a wide variety of shops and art galleries.
Granada, Spain: Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Granada is idyllic and one of our favorite relaxing honeymoon destinations. Between siestas, you and yours can enjoy everything from historic royal palaces to stunning natural scenery.
There are certainly more honeymoon destinations to consider. Thousands of them around the world, in fact. Whether you like the idea of an adventure honeymoon or prefer more relaxing honeymoon destinations, make sure your getaway is a reflection of who you are as a couple. Create an itinerary that caters to your unique tastes and desires.
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