After your luxury wedding, full of family and friends, joy, and a few tears, you’ll be looking forward to spending some time as a couple. Getting away after your wedding on a honeymoon is the perfect time to get some quality time with your new husband or wife.
I put together a full list of the best luxury honeymoon destinations, along with what type of honeymoon experience you can expect to have, ranging from relaxation to adventure and more cultural post-wedding breaks.
Each destination focuses on truly exotic destinations that are certainly not just recognized for luxury, but for their diverse selection of adventure sports activities such as shark diving, zip-lining, white water rafting, and other extreme sports.
Enjoy the following list of luxury honeymoon destinations that make the best fit for any adventure traveler!
Best Adventure Honeymoon Destinations
Type: Relaxing Honeymoon
While luxury weddings on an island are becoming more popular, having your big day there might make the calm waters feel less relaxing. A Maldives honeymoon is like having your very own slice of heaven. Each Island is home to a single luxury resort, meaning your stay will be secluded, relaxing and exclusive.
The Maldives are the perfect place for a relaxing vacation, with guaranteed gorgeous weather, white sandy beaches, and crystal clear lagoons adding to the attractiveness of the location.
If you are feeling a little active, then you can enjoy bespoke experiences for two including a romantic overnight stay on a yacht, candlelit dinners on the beach and world-class snorkeling excursions.
For the ultimate romantic trip, visit the ‘Sea of Stars’ beach in Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll. Its bioluminescent glowing waters are a wonderfully surreal phenomena.
Type: Cultural & Adventure Honeymoon
Nicknamed the Isle of the Gods, Bali has been a magnet for romance seekers, with its mist-shrouded temples and beautiful mountain vistas. Known for its vivid art scene, Bali’s highly developed artistic sites are well worth seeing.
For honeymooners, enjoying a day of luxury in a spa complete with grand views is a must while you’re there. Also on the list of ‘must do’s’ include taking a trip to the islands of Nusa Lembongan – it’s the Bali most imagine but never forget.
Alongside this, enjoying a day snorkeling alongside sea turtles at Raja Ampat is an adventure that you won’t soon forget. The bottom line – it’s easy to immerse yourself in the culture of Indonesian island life.
Type: Active Honeymoon
A charming destination for the ultimate honeymoon getaway. There are 16 Seychelles islands fully developed with accommodation, so plenty of opportunity for some island-hopping.
Despite its paradise style, relaxing appearance, the Seychelles has an abundance of sites worth exploring if you fancy a more adventurous island honeymoon.
If you’re looking for some cultural excursions, why not visit the Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar – Hindu Temple, or explore one of the many national parks dotted about the islands. There are also a number of art studios and galleries alongside a scattering of the few remaining plantation houses left in Seychelles.
You can also go diving, charter a yacht for the day or try your hand at watersports including windsurfing, sailing, and canoeing.
Of course, should you desire a more relaxing honeymoon in the Seychelles, the majority of the luxury resorts provide such spa tranquility with the added luxury of secluded beaches and private pools.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Type: Relaxing & Adventurous Honeymoon
Island seclusion is a popular choice for 2017 honeymoon destinations. This idyllic island destination is undoubtedly one of the most romantic global destinations. You can choose from kicking back in the sun with your own private pool or getting out and exploring the surroundings, either way, there is something for everyone.
For a few newlywed couples bonding why not try a Thai cooking class. For the adventurous couples out there you can visit the Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple), The Secret Buddha Garden, Wat Plai Laem or the Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park.
There are plenty of spectacular beaches to choose from for a day soaking up the rays. Chaweng Beach which is slightly less private but you’ll always be a stone’s throw from a cocktail, Silver Beach with its long stretches of white sand or Lamai Beach, a quiet and sedate beach relaxing during the day and romantic at night.
Of course, if you’re looking to travel and get a little more off-the-beaten-path, take an adventure to exploring the secrets of Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai or maybe even explore the many ancient temples and hot springs on the outskirts of just about any major city.
Type: Adventurous Honeymoon
Ever wanted an excuse to visit Mexico? Your honeymoon is the perfect time to travel if you want to make your honeymoon a memorable one.
The Caribbean Coast of Mexico boasts the jungle-clad ruins of Coba and the newest in the 7 wonders of the world the magnificent Chicken Itza.
If you are intrigued by a bit of history then Mexico is the ideal honeymoon destination for you. With the likes of Teotihuacan boasting the Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon and the Avenue of the Dead. Alongside these pyramids you can explore Monte Alban, Coba Ruins and the Temples of Uxmal ruins strewn across the country.
Also worth a visit is the colonial town of Valladolid and the ancient Mayan city of Tulum. And if you’re looking for some nightlife, Cancun is just a stone’s throw away packed with clubs and bars.
A must see in the area is the underwater sculptures at Isla Mujeres, an innovative project designed to counteract the effects of climate change on our oceans and reef systems. Looking for other adventures around Mexico? Take a look at my 5 guides to Mexico: A Breakdown by travel bloggers.
Which of these adventure honeymoon destinations would you like to visit for a luxury honeymoon?