Honeymoons are meant to be perfect as newlyweds spend time together cuddling and planning what their lives as a married couple would be like from then on. They have to be romantic, meaningful and absolutely perfect. However, what makes a honeymoon perfect and romantic? There are probably as many right answers as there are couples planning their honeymoons. Whether you’re thinking of a luxurious lodge in Tanzania, a chic hotel in any of the charming European cities or admiring the sunset at any of the tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, at Bonzah we’ve compiled a list with the most romantic honeymoon destinations around the world. Keep it at hand if you’re tying the knot this year!
Bora Bora, A Romantic Paradise
Located in French Polynesia, this little island summarizes everything considered romantic for honeymooners: white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, kilometers of coral reefs, thousands of colorful fish and picturesque mountains framing the scenery. Bora Bora is probably the most beautiful island in the world, with its stunning volcano that rises up at its centre, the lush jungle that surrounds it and the fantastic aquamarine lagoon. Absolutely blissful, newlyweds will find hundreds of luxurious resorts where they’ll enjoy an awesome time!
Bora Bora offers the best scenario where to scuba dive, go snorkeling through coral reefs, sunbathe or ride a helicopter for a breathtaking bird view of the island.
Paris: Oh, L’Amour!
Paris and honeymooners are a match made in heaven. The City of Light is absolutely special for newly weds with its delicious gourmand cuisine, its stunning cultural and historic buildings and the Seine and its bridges that invite couples to take long walks hand in hand.
Those just married will find plenty of things to do in Paris; they can spend their days strolling the city’s cobbled streets, walking hand in hand around the Eiffel Tower, enjoying a café as locals do at Le Deux Magots or admiring some of the most stunning works of art at the Louvre, the Musée D’Orsay, the Cluny Museum or the Picasso Museum. As a symbol of how much you love each other, why don’t you tie a ribbon on the Pont des Art?
Paris offers lovers some of the most beautiful panoramic views from Notre Dame Cathedral or the Arc de Triomphe and nothing can be more romantic than a boat ride at night through the Seine while enjoying a glass of champagne or wine.
Italy: Amore Everywhere!
Italy is usually listed as an all-time favorite honeymoon destination. From riding a gondola in Venice through the Grand Canal to admiring the Roman ruins or visiting the romantic city of Verona, newlyweds should definitely consider this European country as their first holiday location.
Venice will seduce you with its gondola rides of course. But don’t miss the chance to leisurely stroll around Piazza San Marco, admire the stunning domes of the Basilica di San Marco and the delicate ornaments of Palazzo Ducale.
The Amalfi Coast and its mesmerizing views is another attractive destination. Rent a car and roam through the cozy towns, try delicious Italian food and take a dive at the crystal blue waters. And for truly romantic memories, don’t miss the Duomo di Sant’Andrea Apostolo, Valle delle Ferriere or the Duomo di Salerno.
Florence, in northern Italy, awaits lovers with delicious food, fine art and fashion. With its Renaissance atmosphere and it’s a great destination for honeymooners. The Piazzale Michelangelo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore, the Basilica di Santa Croce and the Uffizi Gallery are some of the most beautiful and romantic must-sees of the city.
Cappadocia, Turkey: Exotic Romanticism
Only a few hours away from Istanbul, the wind-carved landscapes of Cappadocia are something out of this world. What can be more romantic than enjoying a ride way up high amongst the clouds in a hot air balloon? If any of you have an adventurous spirit you can explore its magical valleys, caves and rock formations.
Book a room in any of the beautiful hotels in the area, fall in love with the beautiful sunsets and enjoy delicious Turkish coffee.
Kotor (Montenegro), Romantic Medieval Wonderland
Montenegro is a small southern European just south of the increasingly popular Croatia. The fortified city of Kotor overlooks the Adriatic sea and surprises lovers with its strong character. Nothing speaks more of romanticism than strolling Kotor’s narrow cobbled streets hand in hand with your lover or taking a tour through any of its beautiful medieval structures.
Honeymoon in Kyoto: Exotic and Beautiful
Kyoto offers lovers an ideal backdrop for a honeymoon, especially if you visit the city in Spring, when the cherry trees are in full blossom and you can see the delicate pink petals cascading!
Kyoto has a calmer, more reflective pace than Tokyo. Its many peaceful gardens invite lovers to take long strolls and leisure walks around Gion. You’ll enjoy the Shirakawa canal, the wood townhouses and the romantic tea houses that are scattered here and there in Kyoto.
Lovers interested in the most spiritual side of the city can visit Kyoto’s hundreds of shrines and temples such as the Nanzen-ji Temple, the Honen-in Temple, the Tofuku-ji Temple or the Kinkaku-ji Temple just to mention a few of them.
Bruges, For a Fairy-Tale Honeymoon
Bruges, in Belgium, is the perfect backdrop for a fairytale and romantic honeymoon. There are XVII-century houses turned into cozy restaurants and cafés, a XIII-century belfry and tower with spectacular panoramic views. The cobbled streets are absolutely romantic and, the canals are charming and inviting for romantic strolls hand in hand.