7 unique destinations for your dream honeymoon

The words "just married" written in the sand with the ocean coming up on it.

We understand that part of the wedding planning stress comes from finding a destination for your fantasy honeymoon. So we did some of the heavy lifting for you. From wine tours to bungy jumping to beaches and mountains – here are 7 special locations for you and your significant other to enjoy after tying the knot.

1. Taormina, Sicily

Yes, we know what you’re thinking  – this is the town where White Lotus season 2 took place. But Taormina is also famous for picturesque beaches, historic landmarks and insanely tasty cuisine.

Isola Bella, one of the most iconic beaches in the area, is a must-see; it consists of a sliver of sand that connects the mainland to a small island. 

And if you’re looking for the total White Lotus experience, book a room at the San Domenico Palace, a Four Seasons luxury resort offering everything from a cliff-top infinity pool to a Michelin-starred dining experience. Just watch out for the head vases.

View of Taormina cliffs with Isola Bella in the middle of the picture.

2. Napa Valley, California

Napa is the perfect location for a domestic, laid-back honeymoon full of local wines and breathtaking views. 

Take a hot air balloon ride over the valley and vineyards. If staying closer to the ground is more your vibe, purchase tickets for the Napa Valley Wine Train where you can spend a full day, afternoon or evening eating and drinking some of the best food and wine in the area, all while exploring different historic train cars.

Hot air balloon flying over wineries in Napa Valley, CA.

3. Bruges, Belgium

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, Bruges is commonly referred to as one of the world’s most romantic cities. Go for a hand-in-hand stroll through the narrow, Gothic-style streets and explore lesser-known attractions like Burg Square

Is there anything more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage? We think not. Hop on one of these carriage tours with your partner to discover the true beauty of Bruges. Picturesque canals, ancient bridges and cobblestone streets are just a few attractions you’ll experience while on your chariot. End your picture-perfect day at one of the many Michelin-star restaurants the city offers, like Sans Cravate, serving creative French cuisine in a cozy setting. 

If you’re in the mood for a day trip away from the city, go to the nearby seaside town of Zeebrugge. This charming fishing village is just one train stop away from Bruges and offers everything from oceanfront dining to open-air art exhibits.

A building and canal in Bruges, Belgium during sunset.

4. Iceland

If warm weather and white sand beaches don’t define your ideal honeymoon, then Iceland should be at the top of your list. 

The country’s capital, Reykjavik, hits the mark if you’re seeking a city full of cultural attractions, exciting nightlife, and natural wonders. Spend a day in The Blue Lagoon, famous for its mineral-rich waters that are said to have healing properties. In the evening, head to Magic Ice Bar and Gallery, a venue made entirely out of ice. Don’t worry, a complimentary poncho and gloves are handed to you at the door ensuring you stay warm during your visit. And of course, your trip isn’t complete without Magic Ice Bar’s signature drink, Arctic Crowberry, served in a glass made of ice.

Escape the hustle and bustle by visiting Vik, a small village located on Iceland’s southern coast best known for its black sand beaches and glaciers.

People swimming in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

5. Queenstown, New Zealand

Known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown has so much to offer. From bungy jumping off Kawarau Bridge to paragliding over the gorgeous landscape, Queenstown has everything for the daredevil in you. Don’t forget to add Faye’s adventure and extreme sports coverage for this part of your honeymoon. 

For your fantasy accommodation, Matakauri Lodge is the ultimate boutique hotel to stay in, offering 11 luxurious rooms, complete with alpine and lake views.

For an unforgettable sightseeing tour, check out this romantic Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise and Flight where you’ll cruise the length of the fjord to the Tasman Sea followed by a flight over Fjorland and the Southern Alps.

Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand.

6. Bora Bora

Bora Bora is the flight to book if you need a honeymoon full of crystal-clear water and pristine beaches. 

For the most Instagram-worthy and “omg I can’t believe they honeymooned there” reactions, reserve an overwater villa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, where waking up to panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean every morning and private access to the water right from your suite is the norm.

Want even more romance? Cruise down Bora Bora’s lagoon during sunset on this Bora Bora Sunset Cruise and Dinner, offering a unique experience of boating on a traditional Polynesian outrigger canoe. End the night with a private table at Restaurant Saint James, offering refined French cuisine, fine French wines and a wide variety of cigars, for those who wish to partake.

Huts in the water in Bora Bora surrounded by the ocean with mountains in the background.

7. Morocco

From vibrant cities to spectacular mountains, Morocco has it all for honeymooners. Marrakech is filled to the brim with history and culture, from visiting Les Bains d’Orient, a hammam (traditional Moroccan spa) where you can opt for a range of special treatments, to spending an evening in the Agafay Desert complete with a camel ride and traditional Moroccan dinner. 

Book a French-inspired riad or opt to go more luxe and stay at El Fenn, where a rooftop pool and in-house restaurant are available for your enjoyment. 

Head out of Marrakech to see the blue city of Chefchaouen or visit Fes, a city known for its leather tanneries. Make sure to explore the Medina of Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s largest car-free urban areas.

Landscape view of Marrakech, Morocco with mountains in the background.

Faye’s vow to you

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health, we promise to look after you 24/7. Make sure your honeymoon is one for the books, protected with Faye Travel Insurance.

These activities and websites are suggestions and Faye is in no way associated with them. This post is meant to give you ideas and inspiration for your honeymoon.

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