5 of the Coolest Places to Book Your Honeymoon

A wedding is the official beginning of a marriage journey, and so it’s often a honeymoon that marks the first trip together as a married couple. It’s why choosing the right destination is so important. It’s a new start, and the type of trip you choose can reflect the couple you are. Do you want to go across the world to embark on the journey of a lifetime? Would you prefer the ultimate R&R in crystal blue waters or to take it all in from an air balloon over the dessert? Whether it’s adventurous, glamorous, or paired with a dose of culture, here are five honeymoon destinations you won’t regret booking. Read on and then grab your suitcase and get ready to pack.


Photo courtesy of Highland Base – Kerlingarfjöll.

For those who revel in the unexpected, a trip to Iceland will create memories to last forever. A stay in Reykjavík promises unparalleled local cuisine, charming hotels and even a close-up view of the Northern Lights if you book in September through April. Sounds romantic, right? And of course, you’ll want to set aside plenty of time to soak up in the many hot springs, especially at The Blue Lagoon. There’s even a swim up bar where you can raise a glass to your new union. Go ahead, soak it up.


Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Dubai Jumeirah Beach.

When it comes to luxury travel, shopping, restaurants and beaches, there’s nothing else like Dubai. Plus, there’s so much to take in. You can make your way up the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, before lounging poolside at the Four Seasons. By night, you can experience dinner from an all-glass boat on the creek or book in at any of the hotel’s world-class restaurants. The gold and spice markets and jeep rides across the dessert are not to be missed. The hot air balloon rides at sunrise will offer a view like you’ve never seen before, so it’s up, up and away.

The Maldives

Photo courtesy of Patina Maldives, Fari Islands.

Not too far from Dubai is one of the most sought out honeymoon destinations. And it’s all for good reason. The Maldives is as Instagram-worthy a place as they come. So, if crystal blue waters and endless white sand beaches sound like a dream, then your honeymoon in the Maldives can turn it into a reality. While you’re there, you can check into an intimate over-the-water bungalow for your stay before setting off for afternoons of snorkeling, sunset strolls and even dinner underwater. There are couple treatments at the spa to book and private chef meals, which can take luxury to a whole new level.


Photo courtesy of Bulgari Hotel Tokyo.

Cherry blossom season blooms in spring makes it the most ideal time for a honeymoon in Japan. For couples looking to get a true taste of the destination, you can book a cooking class to learn sushi and gyoza making techniques taught by the locals who’ve mastered them. Explore the temples and shrines, tour a sake brewery and definitely don’t forget to Toyosu Market to see how tuna gets auctioned.

Amalfi Coast

Photo courtesy of Belmond Hotel Caruso.

The Dolce Vida is in reach with just a flight over to the Amalfi Coast. From Positano to Capri, you can dial up the romance with cute shops, private boat jaunts and fresh pasta and seafood set amongst rocky cliffs and blue waters. Along the way, you can experience Neapolitan pizza where it originated (in Naples), stock up on linens in Sorento and live it up in luxury in Capri. The hikes, sunset views and charming towns make an unforgettable experience for any couple. Sold? Now, we’ll raise an Aperol Spritz to that.

Feature image courtesy of Belmond Hotel Caruso.