The Ideal Honeymoon Destination for Every Type of Couple
They exist, and they’re dreamy.
You’ve agreed to spend the rest of your lives together, but there’s one thing you can’t agree on: the honeymoon. You want beach and massages, he wants hiking and swimming with sharks. You want to explore a new city, language, and culture, he wants to explore endless wine country.
Welcome to marriage lesson #1: compromise.
Your honeymoon destination should be a place that both parties enjoy, because dragging a bitter newlywed to museum after museum while all they want to be doing is swimming off a pristine beach isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. So we chatted with travel-destination guru and founder of luxury travel company Black Tomato Tom Marchant to find the top honeymoon destinations around the world. All we can say is, compromise never looked so dreamy.
R&R + Adventure = Indonesia
“Indonesia is renowned for its hospitality and therapeutic offerings—COMO Uma Ubud offers some of the best spa experiences in the world. Once you’ve had your fill of serenity, adventure opportunities abound with volcano hiking, cycling through rice paddy fields, surfing, and diving—the options are truly endless.”
R&R + Culture = Japan
“The best spa culture is bar-none found in Japan—honeymooners should dip into Ryokans and thermal springs frequented by locals in the know. At the Aman Tokyo, honeymooners can even choose a room that has a built-in spa and hot tub so they don’t even need to leave their room. After the spa, delve into Japan’s many unique cultural offerings and ancient traditions.”
R&R + Foodie = South Africa
“South Africa: Head to Cape Town and the surrounding wine lands, where you can visit family-run wineries and award-winning restaurants. Take in the city’s stunning natural scenery during unique experiences like a wine-and-cheese picnic on Table Mountain. And, of course, don’t miss out on the city’s stunning beaches and world-class spas for unparalleled serenity and relaxation.”
Adventure + Culture = Bhutan
“Bhutan is brimming with undiscovered adventure and offers fascinating cultural insights and space for guests to find a little head space. A honeymoon in this mountain kingdom includes breathtaking views, Himalayan hikes, and exclusive cultural experiences like undiscovered temple visits and blessings with local monks. After long days exploring and trekking, couples will need the perfect hideaway to unwind in, and luckily there are an impressive array of luxurious and intimate lodges to rest up and relax in along the way.”
Adventure + Foodie = Argentina
“Learn how to blend your own Malbec in the vineyards of the Uco Valley—you can even head home with a case of your very own blend that is sure to age well and be a lasting memento. Then head to the dramatic landscape of Patagonia for amazing trekking on remote glaciers and ride horseback like a gaucho.”
Foodie + Culture = Spain
“Spain’s culinary credentials and innovative chefs have put it on the world map for incredible gastronomic experiences. Paired with amazing art & design and luxurious properties, it’s the perfect hideaway. Savor the Michelin-starred restaurants of San Sebastian, take in the romantic palaces of Seville, traverse the Pintxos route with a local chef to sample some of Basque’s emblematic culinary treasures, and delight yourself with the world-class wine in Rioja.”
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