2 Greek islands among the best honeymoon destinations in the world
US News published the list with the top-15 of the Best Honeymoon Destinations in the world. The list features 15 destinations around the world and among them are 2 Greek islands. One of them is ranked first. U.S. News reviewed thousands of traveler votes along with expert opinions to determine the best honeymoon locales. Beach destinations may nab the top spots, but the ranking also offers a versatile range of culture-focused cities and action-packed adventures that could suit different couple’s personalities.
Santorini island in Greece ranked first among the Best Honeymoon Destinations in the world.
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Santorini is known for its brilliant sunsets, rich Greek food and romantic hotels, Santorini is almost tailor-made for those who’ve just said “I do.” Honeymooners can lounge on red- and black-sand beaches or visit the island’s wineries.
2. Bora Bora
Bora Bora’s scenery is just the tip of the iceberg (or, rather, the volcano). Newlyweds have their pick of several over-the-water resorts. Hotel rates are high, but can you really put a price on a memorable honeymoon?
If you and your sweetheart truly want to get away from it all, head to the Maldives. This remote island chain overflows with seclusion and romance. The extravagant services and amenities of the resorts will make you never want to leave your private bungalow.
With jungles to explore, volcanoes to tour and trails to hike, Maui makes a great place to stretch your married legs. Couples can sprawl across miles of shoreline or venture on the Road to Hana for breathtaking views.
Though a little more rugged than its smaller sister Bora Bora, Tahiti is no less romantic. Couples can hole up in secluded resorts, lounge along dark sand beaches and sample world-class French cuisine in Pape’ete, the island’s capital.
With towering volcanoes and stone temples, Bali provides an unforgettable backdrop for any honeymoon. You can explore beautiful beaches or visit Sumantran elephants. Or, catch up on some R&R in a beachfront suite.
Fiji’s serene beaches offer complete seclusion for postnuptial relaxation. Luxe resorts and activities like snorkeling with manta rays in the Yasawas or surfing near the Mamanucas particularly stand out to new couples.
8. British Virgin Islands
The BVIs are pretty expensive, but their exclusivity adds to their appeal. Newlyweds will have 60 islands and cays to explore, with enough sandy white shores to keep them busy — or relaxed — for the duration of their stay.
The City of Light offers the newly married the ultimate experience in sophistication and romance. From the quiet ambiance of fine-dining establishments to the swoon-worthy sights, Paris was practically made for lovers.
Martinique has all the class of Paris with the added bonus of beautiful beaches and 80-degree weather year-round. You’ll also find delicious cuisine and varied lodging options, ranging from charming inns to luxurious resorts
The Hawaiian island of Kauai offers something for every couple. Private villas on secluded beaches are ideal for those seeking quiet relaxation while adventurous couples can hike through the Na Pali Coast, explore Waimea Canyon or kayak down the Wailua River.
The city of canals, gondolas and Italian cuisine, Venice has earned bragging rights as a long-standing honeymoon favorite. Just note: Because of the city’s popularity, you’ll have to contend with crowds and expensive prices.
The largest of the Greek isles, Crete is broken into four distinct regions that offer varied experiences, from jungle adventures to beach bum lazing. The sands are sublime, as are the hotels, spas and cuisine.
14. Turks & Caicos
Catering to an upscale clientele with high-end hotels, Turks & Caicos features prime snorkeling and scuba diving spots. Plus, nothing says “honeymoon” like lounging along a Caribbean beach.
The secluded Seychelles islands boast postcard-worthy beach scenes and luxurious seaside retreats. Honeymooning here won’t be cheap, but with giant boulders, porcelain sands and aqua waves, the stunning visual is worth the price.