Part of planning your wedding involves figuring out where you’ll go to celebrate the fact that you just got married to the love of your life. But with so many places to go for your honeymoon, it can be hard to make a decision. If you’re trying to narrow down your options, check out our top 15 honeymoon destinations for 2018.
Why choose it? One look at the clear water and powdery sand that surrounds this island, and you’ll see why Aruba has been a popular honeymoon destination for years.
What can I do? You can hang out on the beach sipping fruity cocktails, go snorkeling in the warm water, or spend your time shopping and dining. The choice is yours!
Where can I stay? The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is popular with honeymooners, as it has breathtaking views, four restaurants, and even a 24-hour casino.
2. Sonoma County, CA
Why choose it? It’s wine country, with more than 400 wineries and the coastline nearby.
What can I do? The main draw here is the wine, so head to local wineries like Spicy Vines or Wellington Cellars. There are also hundreds of restaurants to visit, most of which have fresh, locally-sourced food.
3. Venice, Italy
Why choose it? There’s nothing more romantic than a gondola ride through the canals that wind through this historic, picturesque city.
What can I do? Don’t leave Venice without partaking in fresh pasta, shopping at high-end stores, attending the opera or admiring the architecture of the Basilica di San Marco.
Where can I stay? If you’re looking for luxury, stay at the Hotel Danieli. Dine at the rooftop restaurant to see spectacular views of the Grand Canal!
Why choose it? Ireland is known for its rolling green hills and fairytale-like castles.
What can I do? Look down at the water from the famed Cliffs of Moher, and then tour historic buildings, such as Blarney Castle. When it’s time to relax, pull up a chair at a genuine Irish pub, or even visit the Guinness Storehouse.
Where can I stay? Ireland is filled with adorable bed and breakfasts, including the Lighthouse B&B, which has a beautiful view of the ocean.
5. Aspen, Colorado
Why choose it? Aspen sits within the Rocky Mountains and is the perfect place to spend some quality time with your new husband after your wedding.
What can I do? The main attraction in Aspen is skiing. But you can also dine, shop, and cuddle in front of a fireplace if you don’t feel like hitting the slopes.
Where can I stay? The quaint and cozy Molly Gibson Lodge is situated just minutes from the downtown area.
Why choose it? This island is flanked by coral reefs and has views of beautiful, warm water to soak in.
What can I do? This is where you take the ultimate long walk along the beach…or tan, swim, and sip on cocktails while taking in the gorgeous ocean views with your husband.
Where can I stay? The Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji is the most popular all-inclusive resort here, with accommodations right on the water.
7. Maui, Hawaii
Why choose it? Only head to Maui if you’re into clear ocean water, unforgettable sunsets and stunning views!
What can I do? Swimming, snorkeling, and hiking are all popular here, but you can also focus on relaxing together or enjoying the nightlife on Maui.
Where can I stay? The Grand Wailea offers several pools, golf, a spa and beautiful ocean views.
8. Arosa, Switzerland
Why choose it? This is another peaceful mountain retreat for snow bunnies looking to relax.
What can I do? You and your husband can take in the mountain views from a hot tub, or get adventurous by skiing in the winter and hiking and biking when it’s not snowing.
Where can I stay? Tschuggen Grand Hotel is a luxury hotel with its own mountain railway and plenty of lakes and trees nearby.
9. Bali, Indonesia
Why choose it? This exotic island is bursting with culture and amazing views.
What can I do? Together, you and your spouse can admire the temples and learn about the local culture through art, dance and music. Relaxing on the sandy beaches is also popular, of course.
Where can I stay? The Mulia Resort has several eateries and bars, four pools and fun activities for guests.
10. St. Barts
Why choose it? This Caribbean Island has a French background, a relaxing atmosphere and 22 beaches to explore.
What can I do? Grab your spouse and hike to one of the many deserted beaches here, or pack a picnic lunch for a boat ride around the island.
Where can I stay? Eden Rock offers gorgeous ocean views and is a short walk away from popular shops.
11. Sydney, Australia
Why choose it? Breathtaking beaches, clean air, and lots of breathtaking sights make Sydney the perfect honeymoon spot.
What can I do? Head to the beach, but only after checking out the famed Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Harbour Bridge.
Where can I stay? Park Hyatt Sydney is right between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, creating the best views of both.
12. Bordeaux, France
Why choose it? This city in southwestern France is a favorite among fans of wine, art, and architecture.
What can I do? Try the wine at one of the more than 100,000 wineries, visit the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool, and check out the art at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.
Where can I stay? Le Boutique Hotel has its own secret garden with a wine bar.
13. Ibiza, Spain
Why choose it? Ibiza has a wild nightlife, but it also boasts beautiful scenery, including hidden beaches.
What can I do? You can go clubbing, bar hopping, and shopping, or you two can opt to relax on a quiet beach or in a hidden orchard.
Where can I stay? Stay at the Aguas de Ibiza and enjoy the ocean views from its rooftop restaurant.
14. Catalina Island
Why choose it? This island is just off California’s coast, providing a relaxing getaway not far from the big city of L.A.
What can I do? Take a boat ride to the island and then lie on the beach, go parasailing, look for dolphins, play a game of golf, and more–your options are endless.
Where can I stay? The Pavilion Hotel has wine and cheese tastings every evening.
Why choose it? This remote country has just about every type of landscape, from green fields to waterfalls and even hot springs.
What can I do? The Blue Lagoon is the ideal place to swim with your spouse, while the Snæfellsjökull glacier in West Iceland lets you get up close and personal with nature.
Where can I stay? Fosshotel Reykjavik is the largest hotel here and has ocean views.
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