Skip to main content

10 Luxury Honeymoon Destinations We Love

Treat yourself to an unforgettable romantic escape at these luxury honeymoon destinations.

Domus Civita Umbria Italy

After you’ve had the wedding of a lifetime, there’s no better way to celebrate than by going on the trip of a lifetime. Our favorite luxury honeymoon destinations are located in some of the most beautiful corners of the world, from the rustic Italian countryside to the tropical waters of Bali. For the ultimate romantic escape, you and your brand-new spouse can indulge yourselves by staying in a luxury villa or rental home. These types of properties allow you to immerse yourself into the culture and lifestyle of your destination, and they often provide more privacy and unique amenities that you won’t find at most traditional hotels. Whether you’re jetting to a beachfront resort, a private villa, or a cozy cabin in the mountains, these gorgeous properties guarantee that your trip will be one to remember.

Embrace your newlywed bliss with the trip of a lifetime at our favorite luxury honeymoon destinations.

luxury honeymoon destinations

Cayo Espanto, Belize

Bordered by Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea, Belize is a small but beautiful country with plenty of sunshine and a relaxed atmosphere. This tropical paradise in Central America is closer than you think — certain flights out of Miami are less than three hours. In addition to its white sandy beaches, secluded cayes and coral reefs, Belize is home to dense (and often unexplored) rainforests that are full of unique wildlife and Mayan ruins. A private, over-the-water bungalow is sure to be the pièce de résistance of your Belize honeymoon. Imagine looking out your window and seeing nothing but serene, turquoise Caribbean waters all around you. Dreamy, right? At Casa Ventanas, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Watch through an underwater observation panel in your bungalow as the sea life swims beneath you, or take a dip and go snorkeling off of your own private dock. This gorgeous, all-inclusive property also offers a king-size bed, air conditioning, wifi, beach access, and three meals per day.

luxury honeymoon destinations

Santorini, Greece

This Grecian hotspot is famous for its panoramic views, whitewashed stone houses, blue domed rooftops, breathtaking sunsets, and volcanic beaches. Santorini is actually a collection of small islands, leaving you with plenty to do throughout your stay. Head to one of the black pebble beaches, dine on the catch of the day in a fishing village, explore an archaeological site, or take in the scenery with a hilltop hike. Wine lovers will be pleased to know that Santorini is dotted with vineyards, where you can taste some of the most distinctive wines in Europe (a result of the region’s volcanic sediment). Located high on a cliffside in Firostefani, Villa Etheras is a modern, two-bedroom romantic escape overlooking the Santorini caldera and the Aegean Sea. With white stucco walls, an open-concept floor plan, contemporary decor, and picture windows in every room, Villa Etheras will have you feeling at peace after a day of sightseeing. An incredible infinity pool and outdoor lounge area make the perfect backdrop for relaxing in the sun and taking honeymoon selfies.

luxury honeymoon destinations

Oracabessa, Jamaica

After months of planning your wedding, a slower pace of life is exactly what you need in order to catch up on your R&R. Head to Jamaica where you can live on “island time” and forget about the rest of the world for a few days. This Caribbean country has countless pop culture ties: it was the birthplace of reggae king Bob Marley, the vacation spot for James Bond novelist Ian Fleming, and is home to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, to name a few. If you simply want to relax in the sun with a cold drink in your hand, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Enjoy private beach access and picturesque ocean views from your own personal villa at GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica. Each tropical-style villa has everything you need to unwind and make yourself at home, including wifi, air conditioning, and a kitchen equipped with snacks and beverages (tea, coffee, local beer, and rum). As guests of the resort, you and your S.O. can also enjoy various amenities including restaurants, swimming pools, kayaking equipment, a spa, tennis courts, nature excursions, and more.

luxury honeymoon destinations

Umbria, Italy

You know about Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Venice, and the Amalfi Coast, but venture beyond these famous Italian destinations and you’ll find plenty of hidden gems — Umbria being one of them. This central region is nicknamed the “Green Heart of Italy” for its rolling hills, forests, medieval towns, and truffle harvests. It boasts all of the same charm and beauty as Tuscany, its neighboring region, with the added bonus of being less well-known or frequented by large crowds. For a true sense of life in the Italian countryside, stay at one of Umbria’s private honeymoon villas. Barcolino is a quaint one-bedroom room cottage on a large estate, complete with a pool, outdoor kitchen, wifi, and king-size bed. Renting the cottage gives you access to the estate’s restaurant, equestrian center and tennis courts. Travel farther south to Umbria’s border with Lazio, where you’ll find Domus Civita, a luxury villa that is literally carved from stone — a set of medieval tunnels and caves connects the main house with an underground wine cellar, pool, and hot tub.

luxury honeymoon destinations

Koh Samui, Thailand

In recent years, Thailand has continued to gain popularity as one of the most unexpected (and underrated) luxury honeymoon destinations. This Southeast Asian country is known for its nightlife in larger mainland cities, such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai, while the coastal locations and smaller islands offer tropical beaches, crystal-clear water and wildlife sightings (including elephants!). The Headland Villa 3 in Koh Samui is the perfect honeymoon spot if you’re looking to enjoy a slower pace of life. This private two-bedroom villa has a waterfront location overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, with direct beach access just steps away. Sliding glass walls open up to an infinity pool, creating a seamless indoor/outdoor living space. Enjoy complimentary wine and daily breakfast with your stay, in addition to concierge service, housekeeping, and optional excursions.

luxury honeymoon destinations

Teton Village – Jackson Hole, Wyoming

We know that sun kissed beaches and warm climates aren’t on every couple’s list of must-haves when it comes to luxury honeymoon destinations. If you’re honeymooning during the winter or simply prefer a more rugged, mountainous setting, Granite Ridge Cabin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is worth a closer look. Not far from Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, this upscale cabin is the perfect home base for winter sports like skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. Take a sleigh ride through The National Elk Refuge for a chance to get up close and personal to some of the country’s most impressive animals, or visit the Granite Hot Springs for a bit of relaxation with a side of forest views. Return to your private cabin in Teton Village to enjoy cozy décor, a hot tub, two-story fireplace, and idyllic views of the surrounding mountains and resort. In the summer, Jackson Hole is great for white water rafting, camping, fly fishing, and paragliding.

luxury honeymoon destiations

Ubud, Bali

Travel to Bali and you’ll finally understand why it’s touted as one of the most memorable and unbelievable places on Earth. Whether you’re looking to achieve nirvana or want to spend your days catching waves on a surfboard, Bali offers something for everyone. Marvel at majestic temples and religious sites, snorkel along coral reefs, or hike through the forest where you’ll find monkeys, waterfalls, and colorful birds. Ubud is one of Bali’s cultural epicenters, with museums, markets and a bustling nightlife scene. Amandari Villa puts you close to all the action while providing plenty of space for rejuvenation and pampering. Your private one-bedroom villa overlooks the Ayung River gorge and is designed to help you become one with nature throughout your honeymoon stay. Sliding doors and windows border the villa’s great room, allowing you to immerse yourself in the lush Balinese countryside and take in the tropical rainforest view from any angle. A two-tier infinity pool is perfect for lounging outdoors, while the villa’s king bedroom and ensuite bathroom offer everything you need to unwind and rest. Breakfast is prepared especially for you by the resort staff each morning to ensure that you’re ready to make the most of your day, whether it involves white water rafting, hiking, relaxing at the spa, yoga sessions, or a cooking class.

luxury honeymoon destinations

Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

South Africa offers countless once-in-a-lifetime experiences for adventure-seeking couples. While safaris are no doubt the most popular attraction in South Africa, your options don’t end there. Make a stop in Cape Town, where you can go shopping, visit museums, or catch a concert. If you’re looking for a more relaxed experience, check out South Africa’s vineyards, which serve up amazing views in addition to delicious wine and food. Daredevils can cage dive with great white sharks along the country’s southern coast. Escape to the countryside where you’ll find the River House. This magical three-bedroom property in the African bush that is sure to be unlike anywhere you’ve ever traveled. Featuring stone exterior walls, vaulted thatched roofs, large fireplaces, and nature-inspired decor, River House was designed to create the effect of an “ultra-luxurious tree house,” though you’ll find no shortage of modern amenities here. The gated property has an infinity pool, hot tub, air conditioning, wifi, laundry facilities, and more. Enjoy breakfast each morning courtesy of your private chef before joining your game ranger and tracker for a personalized safari excursion to see lions, elephants, rhinos, and other African wildlife.

luxury honeymoon destinations

Photo: Luxury Retreats

Napa Valley, California

Treat yourself to a romantic escape in California’s famous wine country. This beautiful region is one of the best luxury honeymoon destinations for wine lovers and foodies alike, with vineyards and gourmet restaurants at every turn. Napa Valley is also a year-round destination, with each season offering a unique experience and mild temperatures. The Vineyard View Home at Carneros Resort and Spa is a serene backdrop for kicking your feet up after a day of wine tasting, bicycling or golfing around Napa. This private two-bedroom villa is decorated in an airy, “modern country” style and includes access to the resort’s swimming pools, hot tubs, restaurants, fitness center, and spa. If you prefer something a bit more secluded, the Meadow Lodge at Calistoga Ranch is just the place. The inviting two-bedroom lodge is tucked away in a forest, with a private outdoor shower, hot tub, fireplace, full kitchen and indoor/outdoor living space. You’re just a short stroll from the ranch’s fitness center, hiking trails, bocce courts, and other amenities.

luxury honeymoon destinations

Taylor Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos

Beach bums can’t ask for a more perfect location when it comes to Turks & Caicos. This collection of Atlantic islands is located southeast of the Bahamas but is a bit more off the beaten path. Sunbathe along one of the many soft, white sandy beaches on Providenciales, such as Grace Bay or Taylor Bay. Animal lovers can arrange a horseback ride along the water or kayak to Little Water Cay, which was nicknamed “Iguana Island” after being designated as a sanctuary for the endangered species. When it’s time to turn in, you’ll find your own personal haven at Villa Bari. Located in Taylor Bay Beach, Villa Bari is a contemporary one-bedroom rental that’s equipped with everything you need to make yourself at home, including a full kitchen, washer/dryer, wifi, and air conditioning. Enjoy picturesque views from your private beachfront pool and lounge area, or take a short walk down to the ocean where you’ll find calm, shallow waters and snorkeling opportunities.