7 of the Hottest Honeymoon Destinations
Planning your honeymoon for this year or next? We’ve scoured the globe for the most romantic, postcard-perfect, unforgettable destinations for your post-wedding getaway for two. From secluded beaches to epic cliffside cities to restorative rural towns, these hot spots are calling your name. Warning: We can’t guarantee you’ll ever return.
This article originally appeared on MyDomaine.com.
Every great honeymoon should start with a romantic dinner of sipping wine and dipping focaccia into smooth olive oil, don't you think? And what better place to do it than the home of the olive industry: Tuscany? The region is also the birthplace of the Renaissance and boasts numerous relics of art and science. Plus it's also a wine capital, home to Chianti, Brunello, and more. And did we mention it's home to numerous historic sites like the Tower of Pisa, the Medici Villas, Siena, and more? And, hello: Florence!
Bites to Try: Lampredotto, Crostini Toscani, Panzanella, Lardo di Colonnata, Ribollita, Pappa al Pomdoro, Caciucco
MyDomaine Hotel Pick: Poggio Piglia ($248/night and above)
Known for its whitewashed buildings climbing across the clifftops, Santorini is a drop-dead-gorgeous Greek city by the sea. Whether you’re exploring archaeological ruins, climbing ancient stairs, getting lost in back alleys, bronzing on a cruise, or filling up on divine Greek cuisine, it’ll be an unforgettable honeymoon.
Bites to Try: Sea urchin, artichoke salad, wild capers, Brodedo, Mackerel fritters, Bellinis
MyDomaine Hotel Pick: Chromata Hotel ($772/night and up)
An island nation in the Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea, the Maldives is an archipelago consisting of 1,192 islands—a true tropical paradise. Offering private massages and delicious room service, the island’s private villas dotting sparkling blue waters are the ultimate place to escape for a romantic and remote week or two!
Bites to Try: Skipjack Tuna, Mas Riha and other curries, Kavaabu, Sai, Raa
MyDomaine Hotel Pick: Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi ($863/night and up)
The Florida Keys
Want to stay in the continental U.S.? Head south to the Florida Keys for a true island experience. With fishing, diving, all sorts of water sports, and 90 miles worth of beaches—as well as plenty of Jimmy Buffet-style margaritas—this string of islands is an affordable and convenient honeymoon destination.
Bites to Try: Conch fritters, Key Lime Pie, Stone Crab, Grouper sandwiches, raw oysters, poached salmon
MyDomaine Hotel Pick: La Mer Hotel & Dewey House ($639/night and up)
The oldest of Hawaii’s main islands, Kauai appeals to laidback travelers looking for adventure in a hike through its prized trails like the Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon, or a kayak down the Wailua River. With chocolate beaches, clear blue skies, and dramatic cliffs, it’s a sight for eyes—and of course, offers lots of warm coastline for relaxed beach days.
Bites to Try: Ahi Poke, Manapua, Spam Musubi, Saimin, Huli Huli Chicken, Malasadas, fish tacos
MyDomaine Hotel Pick: The St. Regis Princeville Resort ($485/night and up)
Northeast of New Zealand, this Melanesian republic is an archipelago of more than 332 islands and 500 islets with crystal-clear waters, shiny sand, and countless luxury resorts. The tropical getaway is a great choice for honeymooners who like to surf, dive, snorkel, hike, golf, and all-around decompress.
Bites to Try: Kava (a favorite local drink made from yaqona root), Kokodo, Palusami, Indo-Fijan cuisine, Qari, Ota Fern Salad
MyDomaine Hotel Pick: InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa($288/night and up)
With turquoise waters, green-canopied volcanoes, and white sandy shores, the meandering coastlines of Bali, an island and province of Indonesia, are downright heavenly. Some of the area’s most significant features are its many decadently designed temples and pagodas which punctuate the landscape. As part of the Coral Triangle, it’s also a magnificent place to admire coral and other marine species.
Bites to Try: Babi Guling, Sate, Nasi Ayam, Tahu, Lawar Jimbaran seafood
MyDomaine Hotel Pick: Alila Ubud ($176/night and up)
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