Every couple has their own idea of a perfect escape. Honeymoons, vow renewals and romantic getaways take an endless array of forms — from cultural excursions to island relaxation. Whether you like to romance close to home or in a faraway land, check out the latest picks from Honeymoons.com and YourTravelInsider for the world’s Top 10 honeymoon destinations.
10. Hong Kong
All the marvels of one of Asia’s most powerful cities are here. Live like a native and commute via the Star Ferry. Find surprise take-home treasures in the hidden alleys between ultra-modern skyscrapers. Linger over spectacular dinners with panoramic skyline views. Watch Chinese “junks” sail alongside flashy speedboats on the harbor. You’ll never forget it!
Most Romantic Way to Start the Day: Have a mid-morning dim sum breakfast at a teahouse in Pacific Place or at the famous Luk Yu (opened since 1933) to enjoy Chinese haute cuisine.
The slender country that shares the tip of South America holds romance in its hand. Clasp your loved one tight to dance a sensual tango in Buenos Aires. Enjoy a seaside resort. Be awed by the pristine natural beauty of Patagonia. Go boating in the Lake Region, or taste the wines around Mendoza. You’ll want to come back for more!
Most Romantic Activity: Helicopter trip over Iguassu Falls – It’s breathtaking!
Embrace the barefoot life in this 1,200-island archipelago off the southern coast of India. Asia’s smallest country, the Maldives is home to secluded islands galore. Bask at a luxurious resort spa, flirt on a moonlit cruise, or speed up your hearts and swim with sharks. Romance is endless in the Maldives.
Best Destination Wedding: Olhuveli Resort & Spa – Book a destination wedding or vow renewal with luxurious inclusions like a sunset sail and aromatherapy milk bath. It will make you the envy of friends for life!
Swaying palms, soft-sand beaches, and rugged mountains make Fiji a veritable Shangri-La of romance. Relax all day on a beach hammock or overwater bungalow, or fill your days with adventures from waterfall hikes to helicopter rides.
Most Romantic Dinner: Turtle Island Fiji’s Private Pontoon Dinner – Share a moonlit meal floating on your own pontoon, lined with shimmering candles and surrounded by the beauty of the South Pacific.
With its famous overwater bungalows, Tahiti is a romance classic. Snorkel through bays, hike through jungles, speed through lagoons on jet skis, or just relax on beaches where breathtaking green mountains rise up from the sparkling Pacific. Tahiti is a luxury honeymoon favorite.
Most Romantic Lunch: Motu Picnic – Tahiti has lots of great restaurants, but an intimate picnic on a secluded Motu, or islet, is as romantic as lunch gets. Pack your beach towel and picnic basket, and feed yourselves with pure romance.
Rio de Janeiro, a world-renowned party town, invites you to a string of outrageous beaches that are famous for scenic beauty. Buzios, Brazil’s San Tropez, is just a two hour drive away. Modern Sao Paulo, exotic Salvador da Bahia, and mysterious Manaus, gateway to the Amazon jungle, are just a few of the other places that will welcome you. Everything happens to a sensuous samba beat.
Most Romantic Walk: Stroll hand-in-hand along the beach in Buzios at sunset.
Start off in the bustling, riverside city of Bangkok where modern restaurants, legendary street food and ancient temples like those in the Grand Palace area provide romantic moments. Ride an elephant, get around on a riverboat or hop on the metro. Browse the craft markets, festoon your love with orchids and visit a floating market. You’ll find exotic romance everywhere!
Most Romantic Dinner: Sirocco – Dine at the Sky Bar, the tallest open-air restaurant in the world.
Romance is in the air in Mexico. Strolling musicians croon out love songs at the drop of a sombrero. Stroll hand in hand to trace colonial history, see pre-Columbian archaeological sites, then grab your sunblock and head for a few of the dazzling Pacific beaches. You’ll get more than your money’s worth!
Most Romantic Ancient Sight: Tulum – Tulum is the only archaeological site that stands at the edge of an ocean cliff. Swim in clear aquamarine waters from the white sand beach below the ruins for an experience you can’t get elsewhere.
From the cafes of Paris to the vineyards of the Loire Valley to the Mediterranean beaches of Corsica, France is a lover’s dream. Sip bubbly along the Champagne Road, sample the world-famous cuisine at a casual bistro, or sunbathe beneath the palms in the French Riviera. France defines romance.
Most Romantic Date: Enjoy a perfect meal and incredible views of Paris from inside France’s most iconic landmark – the Eiffel Tower.
Ride through the canals of Venice, steal a kiss at a cafe in Rome, take a Ferrari road trip through the rolling Tuscan countryside, or prepare to be left breathless by sweeping views on the Amalfi Coast. Romance here takes many forms.
Most Romantic Hotel: Monastero Santa Rosa, Amalfi Coast – This 17th-century monastery built on the edge of a cliff has been transformed into one of the Amalfi Coast’s most luxurious hotels and spas.
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