Seychelles

Seychelles is one of the best places in the world for a honeymoon, according to experts.(Photo by Alessandro Russo on Unsplash)

Congratulations! You’ve officially tied the knot (and hopefully not each other in a tangled mess of wedding cake!). Now, before the post-wedding blues (and maybe a few too many open bar headaches) set in, let’s get you on a honeymoon that’ll have you saying “I do” all over again (but to paradise, beaches, and maybe a complimentary upgrade!). We’ve scoured existing expert guides to find the five consensus best honeymoon destinations, catering to every couple’s budget and adventurous spirit. So, whether you crave luxurious overwater bungalows or heart-pounding hikes through ancient ruins, we’ve got the perfect escape to kick off your happily ever after! Let us know if we missed any prime spots in the comments below!

The List: Best Honeymoon Spots, According to Travel Experts

1. The Maldives

You just can’t go wrong with The Maldives.  

The Maldives top the list of best places to go on honeymoon in the world.
Follow the over water villas to Beru Bar – perfect for sunset cocktails and late night dancing on our glass over water dance floor 🍹🐟 (Photo by Rayyu Maldives on Unsplash)

This is the best honeymoon beach destination in the world, according to Hitched: “There’s a reason The Maldives are considered a classic honeymoon destination this destination has all the ingredients of a quintessential island-paradise escape … Most of the accommodation is in private-island resorts, and you’ll find some seriously lovely places to stay, including the ever-popular over-water villas that bring you closer to the sea. What’s more, although the resorts are geared up for blissful pampering, The Maldives are the perfect place to get active with water sports, from diving to paddle boarding.”

It’s a one-of-a-kind place, per 101 Honeymoons: “The Maldives is like nowhere else on earth its 26 coral atolls are renowned for their powder white sand beaches and jade seas. For honeymooners there’s the allure of being castaway in paradise, but more than that, increasingly sophisticated resorts have become irresistibly romantic and indulgent with everything from underwater clubs to 24-hour spas.”

2. Bora Bora

Zola’s expert pick for a honeymoon destination is the famed island of Bora Bora: “The most spectacular island in French Polynesia is Bora Bora. Known for its bungalows, lagoons, and honeymoon resorts, this popular resort destination isn’t cheap — but if you’re looking for the ultimate island destination, this is it. Newlyweds can enjoy a candlelit dinner by the beach, full-service spa treatment, and spend the day scuba diving in crystal clear waters.”

Bora Bora is considered one of the best places in the world to honeymoon.
Bora Bora. (Photo by Damien Chaudet on Unsplash)

Why venture here? “Bora Bora is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. The scenery is breathtaking with the aqua blue water, the beautiful mountains, the coral reefs, and fascinating marine life. This island’s picturesque views make for the best honeymoon pictures,” writes ViaTravelers

3. St. Lucia

St. Lucia is breathtaking in so many ways. “With its prime location in the eastern Caribbean, St. Lucia has long been a favorite destination …  With tons of activities, there is something for everyone, which makes this the best honeymoon destination. Soaring mountains, pristine water, white sand beaches, and dive sites teeming with marine life make this the perfect destination for nature lovers, while people looking for the ultimate in relaxation and luxury will love the high-end resorts dotted around the island,” says Honeymoon Goals.

St. Lucia is one of the best places to honeymoon, according to experts.
Aerial view of St. Lucia and the beautiful Pitons. (Photo by Corinne Kutz on Unsplash)

Condé Nast Traveller says, “St. Lucia and its sky-piercing Pitons have long been a favorite of honeymooners looking to pair barefoot luxury with the opportunity to explore a rich tapestry of history and culture. Dive sites are teeming with marine life, natural harbors (like that of Marigot Bay) carved into the island create ample opportunity for wonder and the hiking is second-to-none.” 

4. Greece 

Romance is practically in the air in Greece. Harper’s BAZAAR recommends Greece as an ideal honeymoon: “Greece’s rich history, exceptional food and mesmerizing beauty make it an ideal place to set off on a honeymoon, spending at least a few nights amid the postcard beauty of Santorini. Wind up the honeymoon sailing out to the smaller-still island of Sifnos for a few nights at one of Greece’s best-kept secrets, Elies Resort. An exceptional hideaway with great eats, far removed from reality and a perfect place to relish each other’s company, it makes for an absurdly romantic setting.”

Santorini, Greece is one of the best places to honeymoon, according to experts.
Santorini, Greece. (Photo by Unsplash+ in collaboration with Getty Images)

5. Seychelles

Here, you’ll find the epitome of luxury. The Honeymoon Edit recommends Seychelles, an island in the western Indian Ocean: “Seychelles is another beach honeymoon destination, but … it’s not just like any other beach location. Firstly, it has unique-looking beaches such as Anse Source D’Argent, a pink sand beach with large granite boulders surrounding it. Couples also have the opportunity to visit two UNESCO world heritage sites in the Seychelles islands — Vallée de Mai, a palm forest nature reserve, and Aldabra, home of Giant Tortoises.”

Scenic view at the Hilton Northolme Hotel in Beau Vallon, Seychelles.
Scenic view at the Hilton Northolme Hotel in Beau Vallon, Seychelles. (Photo by Datingscout on Unsplash)

Seychelles is like no other! “Only a few seaside places can match up to the beauty and serenity of this Indian Ocean archipelago. Palm-fringed white sand beaches, blue waters, living coral reefs, thriving marine life, overwater bungalows and virgin rainforests — you name it and Seychelles has the best ingredients for a luxury honeymoon in a tropical paradise,” writes Lifestyle Asia.

Want to visit them all? Us, too! Tell us about your dream honeymoon in the comments below. 

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