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30 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the World for 2020

Starting a new chapter of life as lifelong partners, a honeymoon getaway is the perfect celebration of your budding love and new life journey. With countless beautiful places in the world, which honeymoon destinations should you decide on for that epic once-in-a-lifetime trip? Be it a luxury Maldives honeymoon, adventuring in the desert, or enjoying margaritas in tropical Thailand, we are pretty sure you want something special for your loved on. In this issue, we specially curate this list of 30 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the World for 2020 – a list of magical honeymoon destinations for that exceptional trip of yours.

This article was last updated on 28 January 2020.

30 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the World for 2020

30. Egypt

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A beautiful country brimming with ancient history and culture, Egypt is a famed honeymoon destination with a variety of places to visit and explore. Be it the archaic pyramids, the Red Sea, the Sphinx, a dreamy river cruise along the Nile, or even scuba diving at Sharm el Sheikh, there is definitely something amazing in store for you and your partner. 

Where to stay: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Opens

best honeymoon destination Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Opens
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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Opens is a 5-star luxury hotel built in a 19th-century Victorian palace located opposite Elephantine Island and just steps away from the Nile River. Stay in the Prestige suite on your honeymoon to live in luxury and class, which boasts a spectacular view of the Nile and features a large terrace and marble bathroom. For history enthusiasts, suites named after Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie with charming wood flooring may interest you.

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29. Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Known as the location of Kings Landing from the hit show Game of Thrones, Croatia is one of the exciting honeymoon destinations filled with thrilling experiences to be undiscovered. Dubrovnik, with its distinctive medieval Old Town surrounded by colossal stone walls, overlooks the gorgeous Adriatic Sea. Lined with world-class restaurants and enchanting cobblestoned lanes for exploration, Dubrovnik is definitely on the bucket list for many.

Where to Stay: Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

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A historic hotel with 19th-century charm located on the edge of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik is a lovely base to call home during your honeymoon in Croatia. Check into the Imperial Suite with an amazing view of the Old Town, while relaxing in a whirlpool and a walk-in shower.

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Top Thing to Do: Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour in Dubrovnik

Game of Thrones Filming Locations
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Wander around the city of Dubrovnik as a member of the Lannister’s or a part of Daenarys’ posse in this tour of the filming locations of the show, Game of Thrones. See and explore the halls of Lovrijenac Fortress and walk around the Trsteno Arboretum and Lokrum Island and even sit on the fabled Iron Throne.

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28. Koh Samui, Thailand

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One of the first Southeast Asian honeymoon destinations on our list, Koh Samui is an island paradise in Thailand and the 2nd largest island in the country. This paradise is home to some of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful beaches and outstanding landmarks such as the golden statue of Buddha at Wat Phra Yai. With crystal clear waters to explore marine life, Koh Samui is perfect for divers, beach lovers, and couples looking for a tropical honeymoon.

Where to Stay: The Tongsai Bay

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When it comes to 5-star resorts, you expect great service standards. Having stayed at The Tongsai Bay, we personally felt like the service standards went beyond excellent. The staff treated us like family, and we even had a hearty chat with the resort’s general manager. Through our chat, we found out that many of their guests return to The Tongsai Bay, having fallen in love with the place and the people. Throughout our various stays at 5-star hotels in different parts of the world, The Tongsai Bay arguably had one of the best service standards. We recommend the Akorn Villa, which we stayed in and is their largest villa named after their founder, for a lovely honeymoon stay and sweeping sea views.

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Top thing to do: Ang Thong National Marine Park Tour by Big Boat from Koh Samui

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Experience the Ang Thong National Marine Park on a big boat and snorkel in the clear blue waters to see the beautiful soft corals and underwater caves. You can even hike up the mountain viewpoint to witness the beauty of the Koh Samui.

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27. Kyrgyzstan

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Known as the Switzerland of Central Asia for its the glistening glaciers, magical pine forests, and towering mountain ranges, Kyrgyzstan’s natural beauty is incredible. Stunning treks, alpine lakes, massive snow-capped peaks, endless forests; the list of must-dos go on and on. Admire the Soviet-style architecture in the cities, or simply explore its marvellous scenery in this honeymoon destination.

Where to Stay: Orion Hotel Bishkek

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Old world charm? Check. Presidential suite? Check. If you and your partner are fans of old world charm, or looking to live like royalty, then head on to Orion Hotel Bishkek for your honeymoon. The Presidential Suite allows one to experience living like royalty with dedicated butler service, with views of the Erkindik Boulevard from the bedroom and bathroom. Experience the Elixir Spa to rejuvenate your senses and check out the hammam there.

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26. Sri Lanka

best honeymoon destination Sri Lanka

One of the most breathtaking tropical honeymoon destinations in Asia, Sri Lanka is perfect for couples seeking adventure. Located near the beautiful Maldives, you can perhaps make your honeymoon trip a two-part trip. From tea plantations, luscious rainforests, world-class diving and surfing sites, to 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sri Lanka is definitely one not to be missed.

Where to Stay: Aditya Boutique Hotel

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Aditya Boutique Hotel is a lovely, cosy boutique hotel to nestle in. Book your getaway in Surya Suite, boasting a 2-storey penthouse, an expansive private sun deck and an open-air plunge pool with a view of the endless Indian Ocean.

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Top Thing to Do: Sigiriya Lion’s Rock Fortress Day Tour and Village Experience from Colombo

Sri Lanka Sigiriya Lion’s Rock Fortress
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Go on an adventure in a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Lion’s Rock Fortress. Fitness junkies? You both are in for a treat! Climb up the 1,200 steps to marvel at the views that the fortress has to offer. 

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25. El Nido, Philippines

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Palawan is one of the most beautiful provinces in the Philippines. El Nido, one of the famed honeymoon destinations in the world, is a top pick when it comes to island getaways with fine white sand beaches and crystal clear water activities. The ultimate place for island hopping, kayaking, diving, and snorkeling, El Nido is a protected area with treasures of marine life. Be sure to check out its majestic limestone cliffs and magical lagoons.

Where to Stay: El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

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Known as the Island of the Sun, El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island offers heart-stopping views of both the sunrise and the sunset. This extravagant island hideaway in Bacuit Bay has a tropical forest for a backdrop and is popular for diving and snorkeling. We recommend staying in the Canopy Villa, a treetop villa with an expansive view of the island. Alternatively, choose the Kalaw Villa for ultimate privacy located in a remote cove on the west end of the island.

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Top Thing to Do: El Nido Tour in a Luxury Catamaran

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Hop onboard a lavish yacht and sail along El Nido as a VIP and experience the island’s popular Tour D and visit the Pasandigan Cove, Small Lagoon, and more. Enjoy exciting water activities such as swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling while immersing yourself in the beauty of El Nido.

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24. Machu Picchu, Peru

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My very own dream honeymoon destination, top on our bucket list – Machu Picchu. Trekking the ancient Inca city is probably high up on many couple’s bucket lists, being one of the 7 wonders of the world. With a limited number of permits issued each day for tours, be sure to book ahead in advance.

Where to Stay: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

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Just steps away from the ancient city, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel next to the citadel. The one-bedroom suite is the perfect resting place after your day of adventure and exploration in Machu Picchu, the suite is spacious and has a terrace with a mesmerizing view of the mountains.

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23. Udaipur, India

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Udaipur, known as the Venice of the East for its city of lakes, is one of India’s most romantic honeymoon destinations. With outlandish palaces to explore, aromatic bazaars retailing all sorts of trinkets, and a magical and romantic setting found in Lake Pichola, it is unsurprising why many couples end up in Udaipur for their once in a lifetime trip.

Where to Stay: The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur

best honeymoon destination The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur
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Located on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, The Oberoi Udaivilas is a 5-star luxury resort with a sophisticated layout that mirrors the city of Udaipur, whose 7 lakes are connected by canals. Book your honeymoon stay at the resort’s crowning glory, the Kohinoor Suite with a private pool and a view of the Aravalli Hills, the City Palace, and Lake Pichola.

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Top Thing to Do: Boat Ride with Buffet Dinner in Jag Mandir Palace

Udaipur, India Boat Ride with Buffet Dinner in Jag Mandir Palace
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Under the reign of three Maharanas, Jag Mandir Palace is also known as the lake garden palace, boasting a remarkable entrance with imposing statues of 4 elephants. You can even enjoy a romantic dinner on the palace grounds with a view of the Aravalli hills.

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22. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Show-stopping, attention-grabbing, and a modern city with towering architecture. Dubai is a world-class honeymoon destination, and home to countless luxury resorts and hotels. Shop till you drop here at the incredibly huge shopping malls, or taste delectable cuisines and experience the unique sand dunes. There’s simply no shortage of adventure for you and your partner.

Where to Stay: Armani Hotel Dubai

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The Armani Hotel Dubai is the brainchild of the fashion icon, Giorgio Armani. Simplicity, elegance, and refined comfort – all of which are known of the Armani brand. Stay in the Armani Signature Suite for a modern, contemporary honeymoon experience.

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Top Thing to Do: Evening Desert Safari Tour with BBQ Dinner: Dune Bashing, Camel Riding

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An evening safari on your honeymoon is a great way to bond and explore the culture of Dubai. Enjoy traditional activities like riding camels, getting matching henna tattoos and experiencing the thrilling ride on a 4×4 at the desert safari tour. After which, feast on an amazing BBQ dinner whilst watching an exotic belly dancing show.

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21. Marrakech, Morocco

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One of the great cities of the Maghreb, Marrakech was founded almost a thousand years ago. With its rich culture and appetizing cuisine, there is no shortage of beauty, adventure and romance in the beautiful Red City. 

Where to Stay: Royal Mansour Marrakech

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A resort that offers couples the concept of a medina within a medina, Royal Mansour Marrakech is a timeless, opulent hotel worthy of a luxe honeymoon stay. Check-in at the Premier Riad for a perfect Moroccan lifestyle immersion, ideal for romantic couples with its private pool and a rooftop terrace for a view of the mystical Marrakech sun.

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Top Thing to Do: Quad Biking Experience in Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco Quad Biking
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Go on a quad biking adventure in the Marrakech desert and explore the nearby village of Berber where you will be served local and delectable mint tea and amazing Moroccan pancakes. Experience an amazing ride and the hospitality of the locals of Marrakech.

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20. Bali, Indonesia

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A province island in Indonesia, Bali is filled with romance and adventure as a honeymoon destination. From relaxing on the shores to partying to diving and hiking, there are plenty of things to do for a honeymoon escape to the jungles and beaches of Bali.

Where to Stay: Katamama Suites at Desa Potato Head

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Perfect for those looking to be in a place where they can be one with the arts and culture of Bali, Katamama Suites is near Potato Head, Escalier boutique and Alchemy. Designed with contemporary imagery combined with Indonesia’s centuries-old traditions, the resort is considered sustainable and classy.

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Top Thing to Do: Hot Air Balloon Experience with Meals at The Chedi Club Ubud

Bali, Indonesia Hot Air Balloon Experience with Meals at The Chedi Club Ubud
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A hot air balloon ride with a romantic meal is an amazing experience for anyone. See the simple yet beautiful rice paddies and Bali’s untouched landscapes from 50 meters above ground, choose whether you want a sunrise, sunset or dinner package to come with your hot air balloon ride.

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19. Paris, France

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A romantic city at every turn, Paris is always a top choice for a honeymoon destination. More than its quaint vibes, romance is all around this city what with the views of the Eiffel Tower, River Seine, and the high fashion and café culture that will make you fall in love with the Parisian culture and enjoy life as newlyweds.

Where to Stay: Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

best honeymoon destination Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
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Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris is just a short walk away from Champs-Elysees and located in the Golden Triangle of Paris with oversized suites perfect for a honeymoon getaway, with views of the Eiffel Tower after your day of wandering the Parisian streets. Stay in the Penthouse Suite for amazing 360-degree views of the city and an infinity bath with jets and a relaxing chromotherapy system for extra relaxation.

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Top Thing to Do: Disneyland Paris

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After the magical wedding comes happily ever after, right? Start your happily ever after story with a trip to the happiest place on earth in Paris!

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18. Hawaii, USA

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Hawaii is and will always be on someone’s list for a honeymoon destination. With its stunning sunrises and sunsets, white sandy beaches, amazing underwater worlds, this tropical paradise will surely be a destination to remember when it comes to honeymoons.

Where to Stay: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

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One of Maui’s most extravagant hotels, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is located between the Grand Wailea and the Fairmont Kea Lani, making its spot a perfect sunset spot. Stay in the Oceanfront Prime Suite for the balcony that showcases comfortable living and amazing views of the Pacific. The suite includes a personal assistant and exclusive Club Floor access.

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Top Thing to Do: Blue Hawaii Oahu EcoStar Helicopter Tour with Transfers

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Fly across Hawaii’s islands on this 45-minute helicopter ride for a jaw-dropping bird’s eye view of everything this country has to offer. This includes the Hawaii Big Island Akaka Falls Zipline Tour that will give you another view of the beauty of Hawaii.

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17. Tuscany, Italy

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Italy has always been a place of romance and romantic ambiance with Rome and Venice in the picture, but Tuscany is a great honeymoon destination. From aromatic cuisine to luxurious villas to vineyards for miles and cascading hills, a honeymoon in the less crowded Tuscany is a great choice.

Where to Stay: Portrait Firenze – Lugarno Collection

best honeymoon destination Portrait Firenze – Lugarno Collection
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Portrait Firenze is a place that offers panoramic views of the Arno River and Florence, just 30 meters away from the popular Ponte Vecchio bridge. Stay in the Ponte Vecchio Suite for the riverfront terrace overlooking the Arno and an intimate lounge and dining area for a more romantic feel.

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Top Thing to Do: Highlights of Tuscany with Lunch in Chianti Vineyard

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Enjoy and discover the towns of Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti and Pisa on a journey through the mesmerizing landscape of the Tuscan countryside and enjoy delectable local lunch and taste amazing Italian in a local vineyard for the ultimate Italian romantic trip.

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16. Kyoto, Japan

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With history and amazing traditions still intact after all these years, Kyoto is an amazing honeymoon destination for the culture, traditional arts, and visits to its museums and galleries. A peaceful and romantic honeymoon is on the way when spending your first days as newlyweds in this traditional yet intimate Japanese prefecture.

Where to Stay: The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

best honeymoon destination The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
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The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto is a luxurious 5-star hotel with the vastest guestrooms in Kyoto. Located just along the Kamogawa River with splendid Kyoto views, the hotel offers traditional Kyoto artful taste and sophisticated elegance. Check-in at the Suite Tsukimi for panoramic views of the Higashiyama mountains and a moon-viewing deck and Japanese garden.

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Top Thing to Do: Kyoto Sagano Romantic Train, Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera & Fushimi Inari-taisha Day Tour

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Get onboard the Sagano Scenic Railway for a day tour of the most beautiful sights in Kyoto. Visit the serene charm of Kiyomizudera Temple, walk along the world-famous path of Fushimi Inari-taisha and take in amazing views of Kyoto. See the mountainside of Arashimaya for that sentimental experience.

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15. Fiji

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With its serene beaches that provide top notch privacy, amazing water activities, and grand resorts, Fiji is an amazing honeymoon destination to release that post-wedding stress. Lay under the sun and get a tan, surf the Mamanuca islands or snorkel with manta rays in the Yasawa Islands, and don’t forget to get a couple’s massage right on the beach.

Where to Stay: Vomo Island Resort

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Vomo Island Resort is located on a private island in the Mamanuca Islands and is home to a long stretch of white sand beaches and clear blue waters of the sea. Book your honeymoon stay in The Royal, a luxurious private villa that has a private pool, full kitchen for onsite catering by the resort’s chefs, a butler on call, all these along with an amazing beachfront villa in the middle of tropical gardens.

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14. Iceland

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Iceland is the ideal honeymoon destination for adventurous couples who want to explore thundering waterfalls, lagoons, and black sand beaches. Feel the romance on another level when you see the Northern Lights in Seltjarnarnes together, visit Reykjavik for the delectable cuisine and raging nightlife too. Go on a different kind of getaway to celebrate your togetherness in Iceland.

Where to Stay: The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland

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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland is a place to relax, unwind, and release all the stresses of life with its subterranean spa and a geothermal lagoon. The opulent hotel is surrounded by the Blue Lagoon’s mineral-rich waters and is right in the heart of an exceptional volcanic frontier. Stay at the Moss Suite for a view of the Blue Lagoon on a higher level and a private balcony.

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Top Thing to Do: Blue Ice Adventure: Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Tour

Iceland Blue Ice Adventure Glacier Hike and Ice Climbing Tour
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Go on a challenge and test your climbing skills with this tour and hike. See wonderful ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges then marvel at the gorgeous waterfall, Skogafoss before returning to Reykjavik.

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13. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

best honeymoon destination Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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Bora Bora is the land of jaw-dropping scenery, gorgeous beaches and lagoons for sunbathing, snorkeling and sailing, along with different water activities and extravagant spas. Bora bora is the perfect honeymoon destination if you are in the mindset of lounging around in your swimsuits and basking under the sun all day long.

Where to Stay: The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

best honeymoon destination The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
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Set in a quiet area of the island just across Mt. Otemanu, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort offers the largest overwater suites and villas in the South Pacific. Book your honeymoon getaway in one of the Overwater Royal Otemanu that has a glass viewing panel throughout the villa and get a glimpse of the life underwater and a huge terrace with 2 symmetrical dining gazebos and awesome plunge pools overlooking Mt. Otemanu.

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12. South Africa

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South Africa is also known as “the rainbow nation” from the lively cities and sensual beaches to the wild wilderness and native beauty of the country. An idyllic honeymoon destination for those looking for a place that offers sunny beaches, wild adventures, along with relaxing views and delicious food and wine.

Where to Stay: Lion Sands River Lodge

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Go on a safari honeymoon and stay in Lion Sands River Lodge that offers unrivaled luxury with a true adventure that sets the rhythm of your South African honeymoon. Sleep out in a treehouse with views of the milky way and the stars one night and in a private villa with the amenities of a luxurious hotel but just a bit wilder and unexpected.

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11. Mauritius

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From the words of Mark Twain, Mauritius is the inspiration for heaven consisting of deep blue waters, bountiful wildlife, and lavish resorts. A honeymoon destination for newlyweds who want a little of everything that the small African island has to offer from hiking to diving to going on boat trips and having romantic walks in botanical gardens.

Where to Stay: The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius

best honeymoon destination The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius
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Set in along the shores of Turtle Bay, The Oberoi Beach Resort is sprawled over lush and sub-tropical gardens with views of heart-stopping sunsets and night skies filled with sparkling stars. Spend your relaxing days in the Premier Villa with Private Pool that is closest to the sea, has an outdoor space with a thatched pavilion and a heated swimming pool.

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Top Thing to Do: Catamaran Dolphin Cruise in Mauritius

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Catch a glimpse of the playful dolphins of Mauritius aboard a Harris Wilson catamaran, swim with the fish and lunch aboard the boat and marvel at the scenic views of the Black River and Rempart Mountain while heading to the Le Morne Crystal Rock.

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10. Singapore

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The amazing garden city of Singapore falls in our top 10 honeymoon destinations of 2020. Boasting majestic architecture, luxurious 5-star hotels and delightful cuisines from all over the world, there is no shortage of fun and quality time to spend with your lifetime beau.

Where to Stay: Marina Bay Sands

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The Marina Bay Sands is right in the heart of Singapore, towering over the bay with massive 3 connecting towers. Stay in the Marina Suite located in the 50th floor or above with amazing views of Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Strait, the suite has a 24-hour butler service, a private gym room and your own jacuzzi spa for that extra boost of luxury. Looking for more options? Check out other romantic hotels in Singapore here.

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Top Thing to Do: Universal Studios Singapore

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Get ready for a fun day with rides into the movies at Universal Studios Singapore! Explore your favorite Universal Studios movies in the form of thrilling rides and amusement park recreation. Looking for much more things to do? Check out our ultimate Singapore honeymoon guide!

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9. Seychelles

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Seychelles is a dreamy small country just off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. Be like William and Kate as they celebrated their post-wedding bliss in this dreamy place that offers sparkling, white, sandy beaches, and delightful delicacies. Seychelles is a great honeymoon destination if these are the ingredients of your honeymoon destination fairytale.

Where to Stay: Six Senses Zil Pasyon

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The Six Senses Zil Pasyon is an island perfect for and amazing island-hopping experience with it being surrounded by Grande Soeur, Petite Soeur, Coco and Marianne. Stay in a Pasyon Pool Villa to see the ocean at a high vantage point in the deck with sunbeds and dining table, along with its infinity pool and extended garden. Live in your home away from home in Seychelles in luxurious privacy.

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8. Inle Lake and Bagan, Myanmar

best honeymoon destination Inle Lake and Bagan, Myanmar
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Myanmar as a honeymoon destination is unusual but if you are into the immersive and cultural experience for your honeymoon, this is the place to be. Inle Lake is the second largest lake in Myanmar and rich in diversity of the traditions of hill tribes, while Bagan is an ancient city that is up to par with named UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South East Asia.

Where to stay in Inle Lake: Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min

best honeymoon destination Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min
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Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is right within Inle Lake with suites featuring a large terrace, oversized rain showers, and views that overlook the mountains or the lake. The Opera King Suite with Lake View is the perfect home for your honeymoon getaway that has a balcony with a view of the lake.

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Top thing to do in Inle Lake: Kakku Day Tour

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Go a day trip scenic drive through the small winding roads and hills to the Kakku pagoda complex and learn about its Buddhist history. Try local cuisine like Shan noodles, Burmese sweet teal at the Taunggyi Central Market, see the Ananda Temple, and end your day tour with a visit to Aythaya Vineyard and enjoy local wine.

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Where to Stay in Bagan: Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan

best honeymoon destination Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan
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Set in acres of tropical gardens of Bagan, Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort Bagan is a calming getaway that is enveloped by ancient temples and features local Myanmar artifacts and local arts. Stay in an Island Villa that is on a private island with personal butler service, a private pool, and an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi.

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Top thing to do: Bagan Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Experience by Balloons Over Bagan

Bagan Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Experience by Balloons Over Bagan
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Go on a scenic hot air balloon ride just before the sun rises and witness the first rays of the day mid-air with stunning 360-degree views of Bagan.

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7. Cappadocia, Turkey

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Ask anyone which are the most unique honeymoon destinations and many will point you to Cappadocia. With stunning rock formations called fairy chimneys and hundreds of magical hot air balloons filling up the entire sky, Cappadocia is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world for couples. We sat on one of those hot air balloons, and boy, we can’t stop recommending heading to this place! Check out our incredible hot air balloon ride on our vlog here.

Where to Stay: Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge

best honeymoon destination Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge
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Take in the unbelievably beautiful skyline of Cappadocia when staying at the Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge, which is located on top of the Uchisar Valley. The sustainable lodge uses recycled materials, energy-saving practices, and eco-friendly principles. Stay in a cave converted into a luxury suite or a modern loft suite in 1960s retro style but with modern finishes.

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Top Thing to Do: Hot Air Balloon Flight in Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey Hot Air Balloon Flight in Cappadocia
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Enjoy an amazing time in the sky while seeing the fairy chimneys, rock formations, and rock-cut churches in Cappadocia. Go up to an altitude of 1,000 feet for a magnificent view of the valleys and towns and commemorate your balloon ride with a glass of champagne.

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6. Bhutan

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Bhutan is the country that termed the phrase “Gross National Happiness” and that is what this country has to offer along with a quiet romantic vibe as a honeymoon destination. The opposite of a beach honeymoon, Bhutan has an extraordinary landscape that will make you want to get up on your feet and explore every inch of it with its tranquil woodland trails, lush valleys, and snow-covered mountains.

Where to Stay: Taj Tashi Bhutan

best honeymoon destination Taj Tashi Bhutan
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One of the few 5-star establishments in the country, Taj Tashi Bhutan is in the heart of Thimphu Valley featuring elaborate Bhutanese architecture and cultural immersion in the form of a Buddhist monk giving guests blessing upon arriving with cultural performances. Stay in one of the Duplex Suites with one bedroom and a mountain view to get an amazing lush valley terrain sights and the privacy of being on the topmost floor.

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Top Thing to Do: 9D8N Classic Bhutan Tour

Classic Bhutan Tour
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Go on a pre-planned trip with Klook for 9 days and 8 nights traversing through Bhutan, exploring Thimpu, the naturally luscious valleys and charming villages. You can even suggest your own itinerary with the help of Klook.

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5. Zambia

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Put Zambia on your choice of honeymoon destinations with its romantic and rustic ambiance with its action-packed surroundings. Ideal for couples looking to chase wildlife, Zambia has a famous national park offering walking safaris that will take you trekking side by side with the giraffes and plenty of adrenalin thumping activities like kayaking and canoeing through the Zambezi River and hiking to see the majestic Victoria Falls.

Where to Stay: Zambezi Grande

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Zambezi Grande offers the ultimate sophisticated adventures you’ll want in a honeymoon vacation. Just along the Lower Zambezi National Park with top-notch views of the Zambezi River. Get your activities planned with the help of the staff and stay in one of their luxury rooms and enjoy the beauty of the landscapes and stunning views of the Zambezi River on your private veranda.

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4. Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Just south of Cancun, Riviera Maya, Mexico is honeymoon destination filled with classic luxury and stretches of shiny, white sand beaches and brilliant deep blue waters. Located in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Mayan Riviera is home to mangroves and ancient Mayan cities, along with the world’s second-largest coral reef.

Where to Stay: Banyan Tree Mayakoba

best honeymoon destination Banyan Tree Mayakoba
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Banyan Tree Mayakoba mixes Asian hospitality with the passion of Mexico and 5-star luxury resort services and facilities. Set in a private gated resort, guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of untouched nature and the arcadia of fish and bird species in its maintained environments. Book your honeymoon in the Spa Pool Villa with Massage Porch, designed perfectly for couples with a view of the mangrove forest and lagoon and a massage porch where you can relax and get an amazing spa treatment.

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3. Santorini, Greece

best honeymoon destination Santorini, Greece
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Santorini is known for that wonderful caldera sunset and blue-domed structures that are amazingly beautiful. Romantic hotels, brilliant ambience of the sound of the water and its bright white façade, Santorini is one of the great honeymoon destinations perfect for newlyweds.

Where to Stay: Echoes Luxury Suites

best honeymoon destination Echoes Luxury Suites
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Echoes Luxury Suites provides guests convenience, privacy, and amazing location that make up your honeymoon vacation. With elegant design and true comfort in mind, it is set in Oia, one of the most scenic villages on the island. Book your stay in the Echoes Suite with an indoor hot tub, a private plunge pool, and ultimate views of the Aegean Sea and the Santorini volcano.

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Top Thing to Do: Santorini Volcanic Islands and Sunset Cruise Trip with Dinner

Santorini Volcanic Islands and Sunset Cruise Trip with Dinner
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Go on a scenic cruise trip on board a traditional Greek caique boat and watch the world-famous Santorini sunset as you sail around Oia and visit the nearby volcano and take a dip in the hot spring. Dinner will be served on this trip with the savory tzatziki with bread or Greek salad as you watch the sun go down and disappear into the waters of Greece.

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2. New Zealand

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New Zealand is a honeymoon destination with diverse landscapes and exquisite natural scenery that will make people swoon. From the untouched beauty of the Milford Sound and a thrilling adventure trip at Queenstown to a relaxing getaway in Rotorua, the place and the beauty will make you fall in love and get up and wander around.

Where to Stay in South Island: Hidden Lodge Queenstown

best honeymoon destination Hidden Lodge Queenstown
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Hidden Lodge Queenstown is a small boutique accommodation on a secluded hillside on the edge of town and the ideal base to see what Queenstown has to offer on your honeymoon. Stay in the Wha Suite and enjoy direct access to a huge garden and enjoy the views of the mountains and the lake, it is also the largest suite that offers the luxury of big spaces.

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Top thing to do in South Island: NZONE Skydive Queenstown

South Island NZONE Skydive Queenstown
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Jump out of a plane and freefall at 45 seconds to a thrilling experience in Queenstown. Book 12,000 feet tandem skydive for an experience of a lifetime in one of the most alluring spots in the world.

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Where to stay in North Island: Huka Lodge

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With 17 acres of countryside on the foot of the Waikato River, Huka Lodge is a place of sophistication and style. Book your escape in the Alan Pye Cottage with its infinity pool and private spa pool, majestic fireplace and amazing views of the river.

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Top thing to do in North Island: Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Tour

North Island Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Tour
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Whether you’re Lord of the Rings fan or not, an amazing opportunity to explore the home of the famous hobbits, Frodo and Bilbo in New Zealand. Visit the 44 hobbit holes, the mill, the double arch bridge along with the Green Dragon Inn in Hobbiton. You’ll also see and marvel about stalactites and stalagmites in the cave tour in Waitomo.

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1. Maldives

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Overflowing with seclusion and island romance vibes, Maldives is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. With tranquil beaches, relaxing spas, and undeniably amazing overwater resorts, this country will sweep you off your feet and will make you want to stay there forever.

Where to Stay: Soneva Jani

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Offering ultimate privacy. Soneva Jani features beautifully designed overwater villas with its own private pool, a retractable roof for stargazing, and even a slide from the second floor to the waters outside your villa. Stay in one of the Water Retreat Villa with Slide for the views and the slide that will make you playfully enjoy this luxurious yet laid-back resort.

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Top Thing to Do: Enjoy a luxury spa day at your resort

The Maldives is a place for total relaxation so with the help of the Soneva Jani staff, create your own spa day and just lie down and get pampered.

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Quite a long list of honeymoon destinations that we have but ultimately, the choice is yours. The 30 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the World for 2020 should give you an idea where you want to go and what type of honeymoon is perfect for you. Enjoy the honeymoon folks! If you’ve found this guide useful, please share this with your family and friends.


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