Wedding planning, while exciting, can be a major source of stress–and your honeymoon is likely going to be your first real chance to enjoy some quality time with your spouse.
The trip should be relaxing while also suiting your wants, needs, and style as a couple. With that said, incorporating all of your favorite things into one trip can overwhelm, or take away from your time spent simply enjoying one another’s company.
When curating your honeymoon, consider your bucket list (a honeymoon is the ultimate excuse to invest in a trip you’d otherwise never splurge on), your getaway goals (lounging poolside? Days at the spa? Hiking? Indulging in local cuisine?) and the best times to visit your dream destinations.
Keep in mind that while off-season travel can save you money, it can also be unpredictable. Decide whether you’re the type of couple who can handle making the most out of your plans being derailed; the last thing you’d ever want is to spend the majority of your trip in inclement weather, or discover that most of a location’s must-visits are only open in high season.
We’ve considered the world’s most romantic, untapped, exciting and visually stunning destinations when crafting this list to give you all the reasons you’ll need to visit, and where and when to plan your stay.
Here, we bring you a list that helps you to decide Where to go honeymoon in 2020.
Greece’s rich history, exceptional food and mesmerizing beauty make it an ideal place to set off on honeymoon, spending at least a few nights amid the postcard beauty of Santorini. Overlooking the cerulean seas and typified by white walls, this is the Greece we’ve all dreamt of.
Post up at the Andronis, replete with private cave-like pools that overlook the island’s crater bay. Greek cuisine is all about the fresh catch, so take some time to explore the town, stopping by for lunch at one of the local tavernas, before returning for an evening at Lycabettus and a table with views onto infinity.
Steeped in mythology, Greece is undeniably at its most authentic out on the smaller, lesser-known islands. Take softly slumbering Folegandros, set with a dramatic backdrop of black cliffs and white sand beaches; it’s the perfect place to just unwind. Drop your bags at the Anemi Hotel, where the surrounding gardens provide sensory overload (in a good way).
Enjoy a leisurely stroll with your loved one into the village of Karavastasi and grab an ouzo with the locals at one of the many cool little taverns dotting the town.
Wind up the honeymoon sailing out to the smaller-still island of Sifnos for a few nights at one of Greece’s best-kept secrets, Elies Resort.
An exceptional hideaway with great eats, far removed from reality and a perfect place to relish each other’s company, it makes for an absurdly romantic setting.
Every year sees a new Latin American destination coming into the spotlight. This year, it’s Colombia: a vibrant country home to buzzy Cartagena and vast Llanos Orientales.
Colombia oozes romance with a buzzy nightlife, top shelf fresh catch, and surprisingly impressive wellness offerings. Check out Cartagena, where pastel buildings in the old city house some of Colombia’s best dining options.
Grab a lunch reservation at El Boliche Cebicheria—a favorite and a well-kept secret—that serves the freshest and most uniquely Colombian fish dishes in all of Cartagena.
Be sure to take an afternoon walking-tour, meandering through the charming streets and getting a sense of the city’s colonial history.
Rest up at the most luxurious hotel in the city, Casa San Agustin, and while in Cartagena be sure to grab a table at new restaurant Carmen where you can enjoy exceptional Caribbean fare in a jungle-like setting.
Before you leave make sure to arrange a rum tasting and grab a table at the famed La Cevecheria.
For something magnificent, get an authentic cowboy feel far away from it all in the exceptional Corocora Camp in the Llanos Orientales region of Colombia.
This is seriously elevated glamping, where you can spend days exploring the terrain on horseback, go off-roading in a 4×4, bird watch, and even take a hand at herding cattle.
Corocora is perfect for an adventurous couple that wants something different but won’t compromise luxury. It’s also the ideal place for a sundowner as the sun sets looking out from your private tent at the vast grassland expanse ahead.
Big Sur, California
The California coast oozes romance with its natural beauty, varied (but perfect) climates and plays host to some of the best views around. For some Big Little Lies vibes, spend a few nights in the utterly cool beach town of Montecito (where many celebrities call home) for its low-key energy, discreet luxury, and picture perfect setting.
Take off on bikes from the Montecito Inn (though be on the lookout for the opening of Rosewood Miramar Beach, opening later this year to much acclaim) and take a champagne lunch at the dreamy Four Seasons Biltmore.
Set out along the beach to neighboring Santa Barbara and get a couples’ picture atop the courthouse with insane views of both the mountains and the ocean. Then, cruise Highway One—preferably by drop top—to epic Big Sur.
For the adventurous duo, take the long road on the Nacimiento Trail that weaves through Redwoods, high up in the clouds, for the ultimate views. Here, waves lap the dramatic coast and there is nowhere better to enjoy it than at the Post Ranch Inn.
High up in the cliffs, the property is flanked by both the Pacific Ocean and Ventana Mountains. Opt for an ocean view and you won’t be disappointed for its exceptional food, unparalleled views, and five-star service. Take it from us, this is the ultimate lovers’ escape.
The small island set to make a big splash this year, Zanzibar has seen a raft of new openings to entice honeymooners to the Spice Isle. Nowhere though has managed quite the same pull as the new, design-conscious and eco-savvy, Zuri Zanzibar.
A hotel strung together with honeymoon moments, some of the best times here are found off the silken sands of Kendwa Beach (fast garnering a reputation as one of the best in the archipelago) and out on the atoll.
Grab your partner and a snorkel as you head out to Tumbatu Island where, when the tides are right, you can be lucky enough to see green turtles gliding on by; the area is a favorite nesting spot of theirs.
Then, for some time on land, the island capital of Stone Town is home to any number of quaint curiosity shops found down labyrinthine alley streets and amid bustling markets where locals hawk their wares.
For an alternative to oft-crowded Ibiza, newlyweds should turn their sights on this Portuguese seaside getaway, where the well-heeled Lisbonites flock on weekends.
Just an hour south of Lisbon, this cluster of villages is often referred to as “the Hamptons of Portugal,” with high-profile names like Christian Louboutin, Jacques Grange, and Philippe Starck all boasting homes along the rolling dunes of this rice paddy-striped coast.
Make your home at the trendy, pine-clad enclave of Sublime; and while you’re in town, live and eat as the locals do: Head down to the port in the evening to dine on whatever the fishermen have reeled in that day.
Relaxed sophistication and barefoot luxury reign supreme here, making it a perfect choice for honeymooners looking for a place where they can walk barefoot down the beach one moment, and choose from a full roster of vintage champagne the other.
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Southwest of Sri Lanka, this small nation of islands is tailor-made for ocean-obsessed couples. With snow-white sand and aquiline-blue waters, the Maldives is home to some of the planet’s most idyllic islands—and sunsets that will make your heart melt.
With every island comes a new resort, so the that private island oasis you’ve been dreaming up is ripe for the taking. Long time favorite, Soneva Fushi, is hard to beat. As the pioneer of the now oft-cited barefoot-luxury movement, you’re welcomed to the island by your very own private butler (aptly-named Mr. Friday) to indulge your every whim.
2019 is only set to stoke that Maldivian wanderlust further with some of the archipelago’s most luxurious properties poised to open their doors. The end of 2018 saw the bohemian-inspired Joali and the ultra-private Kudadoo Private Island welcome guests for the first time as well. Hot on their heels for 2019 is the much-anticipated The Nautilus.
More private homes than hotel rooms, you’ll have jewel-like coral walls for a backyard and star-flooded skies for a ceiling. Add into the mix sustainable ocean-fresh cuisine and some of the world’s best spas and it’s easy to see how you’d want a a honeymoon to last a lifetime here.
While the waters elsewhere in the Pacific sparkle on much in the same way they’ve always done, Fiji is leading the way in travel bucket lists thanks to a sprinkling of new openings that are taking the islands by storm.
From the private islands of Kokomo and Laucala to serene stretches of untouched sands at Six Senses Fiji Malolo Island, this is the spot for a dose of honeymoon escapism.
For those not content for the days to stretch ahead in a steady rotation between the beach and the pool, Fiji also offers a dose of adventure concealed within its verdant hillsides. But what has so cemented Fiji’s reputation is the warmth of its people.
Greeting you with a heartfelt ‘Bula!’ at every turn, this is an island community that welcomes you in with open arms to share in its natural beauty.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Set along pristine white sand beaches in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya is classic barefoot luxury at its very best and an idyllic setting for a honeymoon.
While this stunning enclave North of Tulum has been on the radar of discerning travelers for years, some notable recent openings have put the Riviera Maya firmly on the map as a chilled out, but steadfastly luxurious, destination.
Chable Maroma, the newest jewel to join sister property Chable Yucatan, is a bastion of wellness set on 650 feet of private beach. The perfect relaxing ‘reset’ for honeymooners looking for the ultimate in chill, this boutique property is comprised of just 70 well-appointed luxurious suites that each have private pools and terraces with hammocks perfect for lounging.
Chable is renowned for their updated take on Mayan healing, so the spa is an absolute must, as they take their wellness offerings very seriously.
Try the Deep Forest Awakening Ritual, a full body treatment that restores and rejuvenates the skin, in a sublime natural setting that you won’t find just anywhere.
Chable tapped renowned chef Jorge Vallejo to elevate the culinary offerings so you won’t have to sacrifice excellent food for a beachfront oasis, etiher. Here, you can actually have it all.