Bucket List-Worthy Honeymoon Destinations

Your honeymoon is the perfect time for you and your partner to kick off the next chapter of life with an unforgettable adventure. Choosing the right destination can set the tone for a lifetime of memories you’ll look back on for years to come. If you’re looking for some inspiration, consider these bucket-list destinations that won’t make you think twice about skipping your honeymoon.

Each of these destinations has something unique to offer, from tropical beaches to majestic mountains, cultural hotspots to romantic getaways. As you plan your trip, consider adding all of your honeymoon adventures to your Honeyfund so your guests can contribute towards these experiences! 

Bali, Indonesia

The climate in Bali is warm and tropical year-round, making it the perfect destination for couples seeking sunshine and adventure. The island is known for its beautiful beaches, lush greenery, unique architecture, and ancient Hindu temples, so there’s no shortage of things to explore when you visit. Here are some things to do when you visit: 

  • Visit ancient temples like Tanah Lot and Uluwatu
  • Take a surf lesson in Kuta or Seminyak
  • Indulge in a couples massage at a luxury spa
  • Watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur
  • Take a romantic sunset dinner cruise

Banff, Canada

Banff is a breathtakingly beautiful destination located in the Canadian Rockies. This stunning region offers endless opportunities for adventure, including hiking, skiing, and wildlife watching. The climate in Banff is typically cold and snowy in the winter months, making it the perfect spot for winter sports. Make sure to include some of these activities on your Honeyfund registry!

  • Ski or snowboard at Banff Ski Resort
  • Soak in the natural hot springs at Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • Take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  • Go wildlife watching in Banff National Park
  • Take a romantic sleigh ride through the snowy landscapes

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a stunning honeymoon destination known for its breathtaking views, delicious food and wine, rich history and culture, unique activities, and luxury accommodations. It offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, romantic charm, and Greek hospitality to create an unforgettable honeymoon experience. Here are some must-see things to add to your honeymoon itinerary: 

  • Explore the ancient ruins of Akrotiri
  • Go wine tasting at a local winery
  • Take a romantic sunset cruise along the coast
  • Visit the beautiful village of Oia
  • Soak in the hot springs at Nea Kameni volcano

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Dreaming of a picture-perfect paradise? Bora Bora is a dream destination that promises to deliver an unforgettable honeymoon experience. This island destination is known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and lush tropical landscapes. With its overwater bungalows, luxury resorts, and world-class dining, Bora Bora is the ultimate romantic getaway. You can’t miss adding these items to your registry! 

  • Stay in an overwater bungalow
  • Go snorkeling in the crystal-clear lagoons
  • Take a romantic sunset cruise on a traditional Polynesian outrigger canoe
  • Go on a shark and ray feeding excursion
  • Indulge in a couples massage at a luxury spa

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan is a perfect honeymoon destination for couples looking to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and history. The city is renowned for its stunning temples, shrines, and traditional gardens that offer a glimpse into Japan’s rich cultural heritage. The best time to visit Kyoto is during the spring and autumn months when the weather is mild, and the cherry blossoms or autumn foliage are in full bloom. To experience a mix of this cultural hotspot’s tradition and modernity, consider these activities:

  • Visit the beautiful Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
  • Take a romantic stroll through the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Participate in a traditional tea ceremony
  • Indulge in a hot spring bath (onsen)
  • Watch a traditional kabuki theater performance
  • Stay at a ryokan

Cape Town, South Africa

From the pristine beaches of Cape Town to the majestic landscapes of Kruger National Park, South Africa offers something for every couple. The country is also renowned for its world-class wine, delicious cuisine, and rich history, with attractions such as Robben Island and the Apartheid Museum providing insight into South Africa’s complex past. If you’re seeking culture, adventure, and relaxation, add these items to your itinerary:

  • Take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain
  • Go on a safari at Kruger National Park
  • Visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • Explore the V&A Waterfront
  • Visit the historic Robben Island

Maui, Hawaii

If you’re considering a honeymoon to Hawaii, Maui should be at the top of your list! With its pristine beaches, stunning waterfalls, and scenic hiking trails, Maui is an ideal destination for couples who love the great outdoors. The island is also known for its world-class resorts and spas, offering couples the opportunity to indulge in luxury and relaxation. The best time to visit this popular honeymoon spot is during the shoulder seasons of spring (April to May) and fall (September to November) when the crowds are smaller, and the weather is mild. Here are some of our top picks for activities to do on your trip: 

  • Take a romantic sunset dinner cruise to enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean and the sun setting over the horizon.
  • Enjoy a couples’ massage or spa treatment 
  • Go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the coral reefs and tropical fish
  • Take a visit to Haleakala National Park to watch the sunrise over the volcanic crater
  • Zipline over the North Shore

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