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Honeymoon Hot List

Your better half will thank us later

Vows are exchanged, cake is cut and now you’re off to a romantic, relaxing, utterly deserved honeymoon. Do you see sapphire waters with you and your beau clinking champagne flutes on the beach? Or maybe you’re an adventurous duo—say, a steep, scenic hike at dawn and shark cage diving in the afternoon? Lucky for you, we researched the ultimate honeymoon destinations around the globe, from remote crystal shores to indulgent urban retreats—so you can focus on more important things like… frosting and flowers.


Bali, Indonesia

Bali’s lush, exotic landscape feels extravagant in itself. Its shades of sand range from volcanic black to heavenly white, or opt to bunk up inland, where fervent green rice paddies and waterfall-laced jungles are just a stroll away.


Bodrum, Turkey

This port city on Turkey’s southwest coast borders the Aegean Sea, and comes with a dose of medieval history. Make time to visit the 15th-century Bodrum Castle and Museum of Underwater Archaeology within, before staring deeply into each other’s eyes over a candlelit dinner of fresh fish and meze at one the many seaside restaurants.


Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

One of three tiny islands in the Gili archipelago, Gili Trawangan is surrounded by clear, warm waters housing over 3,500 species of marine life, including turtles, seahorses, coral reefs and more. Scuba dive to discover a whole new world together beneath the Bali sea.


Koh Samui, Thailand

Calm, picturesque beaches like Choeng Mon and Silver Beach leave plenty of room to laze around on snow-white sands. But don’t miss out on Koh Samui’s surrounding temples and turquoise-hued marine parks to take in all that Thailand has to offer.


Solta, Croatia

Nestled in the Adriatic Sea on the central Dalmatian archipelago, this secluded spot boasts beautiful scenic bays, bike-friendly villages and family-run farms with fresh, pure olive oil and light, drinkable wines. Stick to the summer high season when visiting this Adriatic hideaway, as most locals (and their businesses) shutter up during low season.


Santorini, Greece

We all know the Instagram shot: true-blue waters juxtaposed with stark white Cycladic buildings—and it never gets old, especially not as a backdrop for your honeymoon pics. Soak in that Mediterranean sun on the cliff-side beach of Amoudi, then catch a dreamy sunset from the coastal village of Oia, glass of the region’s eponymous wine in hand.


Isla Holbox, Mexico

While it doesn’t ring a bell like Tulum, that’s exactly the point of this intimate island escape. This mini-paradise is a 20-minute ferry ride off Mexico’s northern coast, and is home to boutique hotels crafted for lovebirds (think candlelit flower baths, private dinners under the stars). Stay put in the luxurious bliss, or venture out of the resorts in search of wild flamingos and the Disney-like magic of the island’s bioluminescent waters.


Cape Town, South Africa

Don’t be fooled by the Mother City’s nickname—this coastal metropolis on Africa’s southern tip is hip, spirited and stunning. Five-star properties like the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa line Cape Town’s world famous beaches, and the vibrant region lends itself to everything from a sunrise hike up Table Mountain, to a sultry day at Camps Bay or an evening wine tasting amidst Stellenbosch’s mountainside vineyards.

There's more to Greece than the white and blue buildings and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. If you're planning a visit, check out these places below!

📍Kokkinopilos. Preveza
📍Verliga Dragon lake, Thessaly
📍Ithaca island, lonian Sea
📍Aoos springs lake, Epirus
📍Lake Prespes, Macedonia
📍Balda di Stringa waterfalls, Epirus
📍Meteora, Thessaly
📍Pelion, Thessaly
📍Lake Zorika, Epirus
📍Mt Lakmos
📍Crete island, Aegean Sea
📍Gistova Dragon lake, Macedonia

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Swim or kayak through the limestone cliffs of the Twin Lagoon, a must-visit destination for those traveling to Coron, Palawan, Philippines. It is called "twin" lagoon because it consists of two lagoons separated by a limestone cliff, with one lagoon on top of the other. The water in the inner lagoon is warm and clear, with a stunning turquoise color that makes it popular for swimming and snorkeling.

Reel: @travelifejournal

Take a dip in a series of seven saltwater lagoons located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The Lagoons of Baltinache are known for their beautiful turquoise waters and unique geological formations. The high concentration of minerals in the water gives it a unique buoyancy that makes swimming in the lagoons a unique experience.

Reel: @everchanginghorizon

Watching the sun rise above the clouds at Haleakalā National Park is one of the most memorable experiences you could have. Haleakalā is a Hawaiian name that means “House of the Sun” and is an awesome place to watch the clear night sky and stars fade away as the sun lights up the sky and the earth.

Reel: @girlchill_sunset

Just 1 hour from Shanghai by train, Cherry Blossom Valley is a popular tourist destination, particularly in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The valley is named after the thousands of cherry blossom trees that cover the area and create a stunning display of pink and white flowers. The trees were originally planted in the 1980s by a group of Japanese experts who were invited to China to help with reforestation efforts. The best time to visit is typically in late March or early April. Get there early to beat the crowds!

Reel: @cyncynti

New Zealand is unbelievable. See it for yourself:

1. Fiordland National Park
2. A classic backcountry hut trip
3. Blue Pools walk
4. Hooker Lake
5. Milford Sound
6. Lake Pukaki

Reel: @kylekotajarvi

Surrounded by lush greenery, towering karst mountains, and the river flowing through, the Detian Waterfall is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of the close relationship between China and Vietnam. It is the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest cross-border waterfall in the world.

Reel: @sophoebelous

Escape to a serene and peaceful oasis away from the bustling city of Marrakech at Le Jardin Secret—a beautiful and historic garden where visitors can escape the noise and chaos and enjoy the beauty of nature. The garden was originally built in the 16th century and is home to many different species of plants, including exotic flowers, citrus trees, and palm trees.

Reel: @hypermiggzz

For a magical moment and bucket list travel experience, visit the end point of the annual monarch butterfly migration. Starting in August, the monarchs travel 2,800 miles south from Canada, making a temporary home amid the towering trees of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, where the two most popular sanctuaries to view them are el Rosario in the state of Michoacan and Piedra Herrada in Estado de México. Standing in silence while thousands of delicate wings beat in unison is something you'll never forget.

Reel: @juliiathompson

There's just something beautiful about snow covered landscapes like this popular attraction in southwestern Utah. Known for its unique geology, @brycecanyonnps_gov consists of a series of natural amphitheaters, called "hoodoos," formed by erosion of the rock layers.

Photo: @nathanleeallen

As we experience a couple more weeks of winter, we can't help but dream of tropical destinations like Hawaii. The warm water, sunny skies, and consistent waves make it an ideal destination for surfers. Hawaii has a vibrant surf culture and community and is also a beautiful place to explore outside of the water, with lush green mountains, stunning beaches, and unique cultural experiences.

Reel: @christopherballadarez

1. @sequoiakingsnps, California
2. @canyonlandsnps, Utah
3. @olympic_nps, Washington
4. @whitesandsnps, New Mexico
5. Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
6. Knik Glacier, Alaska

Reel: @nathanleeallen

Imagine getting caught in the rain while kayaking at one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Known for its stunning turquoise-colored lake, surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise is home to diverse wildlife, including grizzly bears, elk, and moose.

Reel: @reneeroaming