8 splendid honeymoon destinations for 2021

Written by Fatima Falcon Garcia
January 19, 2021

One of the most exciting aspects when planning your wedding is deciding the best destination to start your life as newlyweds. It must be a beautiful place, that lets you dream about the future, bring both souls closer, and that also offers fun, comfort, luxury, and space to enjoy love.

Remember that this is going to be a trip of a lifetime, this place will remain in your memories and hearts forever, and hopefully in lots of pics too!

There are many places in the world that offer everything for a memorable honeymoon but, without any doubt, there are some that have become favorite honeymoon destinations for many newlyweds.

Here you have a list of suggestions list that will surely give you a few ideas for you to choose the place that best suits your preferences when making such an important decision.

Now, let’s dive into these 8 suggestions for your honeymoon!

8 fabulous destinations for a honeymoon in 2021

1. Santa Lucía, the best tropical destination

Honeymoon Destinations 2021: Santa Lucía
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Why going?

According to the most recent World Travel Awards, the island of Santa Lucía is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. Located in the eastern Caribbean, it is known for being one of the best alternatives to enjoy a perfect honeymoon.

Its unique nature lets the newlyweds plan their future among the lush mountains, jungles, volcanoes, and its beautiful white sand beaches, which are one of its greatest attractions as they have fine sand and that deep, special touch, of the Caribbean’s turquoise waters.

What to do?

You can discover another side of romance by visiting the virgin beaches of Santa Lucia, you can snorkel and dive within its crystal waters, along with other water activities. You can also take a bike ride through the jungle enjoying and appreciate with your own eyes the natural beauties of the island.

In such a paradisiacal place, you and your significant other will experience the most romantic moments, from meals on the beach with champagne admiring the sunset, to different hiking tours.

Santa Lucía is one of the best places to relax after the ruffled days of your wedding.

Where to go?

The famous volcanic peaks, Los Pitones, is a place you cannot miss; you can also go to La Isla de las Palomas National Park and the Sulphur Springs dormant volcano, which offers a unique experience with its hot springs and bubbling mud pools.

When to go?

The best season to go to this beautiful tourist destination is during the dry season, which runs from January to mid-April.

2. Hawaii, Garden of Gods

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Why going?

Hawaii comes from Hawaiki, which means “place of the gods”, and what place would be worthy of gods? One heavily privileged by its natural beauty and climate, like Hawaii. Whether you and your spouse are looking for a relaxing honeymoon or one filled with adventure, Hawaii’s has you covered.

It is formed by 134 islands, which makes it the largest archipelago worldwide, and one of the most beautiful and romantic honeymoon destinations.

What to do?

There is so much to do to enjoy Hawaii! If you’re an animal lover, you cannot miss the opportunity to experience the Kayak tour to watch whales and swim with dolphins; you can also choose to go hiking and engage in long talks about your future together while holding hands in this outstanding landscape.

You definitely should go to a Luau, which is a typical Hawaiian festival. Apart from enjoying the domestic gastronomy, such as the Kalua pig, which is cooked pork wrapped in banana and coconut leaves, or the Laulau, a very traditional mixture of fish and meat. If you are in a more adventurous mood you can treat yourself to Opihi, which is a local and unique mollusk-based meal.

You can also dive into typical dances and rhythms from the island such as the hula dance!

Don’t forget you are in an earthy paradise. Enjoy the amazing beaches and dive into the crystal clear waters to snorkel or scuba dive. You´ll find amazing underwater landscapes!

Where to go?

Nothing better for a relaxing day full of tranquility and love than the natural Queens pool. Other essential natural Hawaiian spots are its craters and waterfalls. If you visit Maui island, do not miss the Honokohau waterfalls and, if possible, hire a helicopter trip to admire the beautiful landscapes.

In Maui, you can find the Haleakala crater, where you’ll be amazed at the 3,050 meters volcano, full of exuberant vegetation.

Another walk you cannot miss in Hawaii is the Akaka Falls State Park, which is also worth visiting to observe a 130-meter waterfall, surrounded by ferns and giant tropical plants.

If you are in the mood for shopping, visit Kalakaua Avenue which is, by far, the preferred shopping spot. It is located on Oahu island and is also known as the “Waikiki heart”.Here, you will find most of the malls, luxury stores, and the biggest brands.

Keep in mind that the word Aloha is used to say hello and goodbye and it’s a way of understanding existence and treating people and nature with love and respect. If you´re offered a lei, the Hawaiian flower necklace, wear it, since it’s a symbol of friendship and love.

When to go?

Hawaii is an ideal destination to visit all-year-long but you enjoy the best weather between April-May and September-October.

3. Los Cabos, one of Mexico’s best!

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Why going?

Because Los Cabos´ crystal waters from the sea of Cortez create the perfect landscape for those who are looking for a getaway full of romance. It’s also a place where you can enjoy and admire an impressive fusion of Mexican art and architecture, in its hacienda-type hotels, or the luxury and comfort from the chicest hotels, all designed for those who are looking for privacy and relaxation.

What to do?

If you’re a foodie, then Los Cabos is the right place for you. Menus are inspired by a variety of traditions, such as Japanese, Peruvian, French, Italian, Mexican, among others.

Imagine savoring a delicious face-to-face candlelight dinner with your new partner-in-life, with the Sea of Cortez in the background, appealing to all your senses.

If you are an animal lover, Los Cabos offers tours where you will see colonies of friendly sea lions. You can also take a camel ride! Yes, these lovely and friendly animals have adapted very well to the arid and desert areas of Baja California, and it can be a very romantic experience since they have 2 humps for an enjoyable couple trip.

What about a day of surfing, snorkeling, stand-up paddling, or a kayak ride? Or just a romantic walk along the seashore? Los Cabos has it all, there’s a beach for every activity.

Where to go

You can visit the paradisiacal beaches of Los Cabos such as Santa María, El Médano, Palmilla, or El Chileno. You can also marvel at the only hard reef in Baja California Peninsula and the only one alive in northern America, in Cabo Pulmo National Park.

If you want to buy some souvenirs for your new home and for your loved ones, go to the Art Walk and Gallery District in San José del Cabo.

And the surroundings are amazing too! You live beautiful experiences if you visit the picturesque, and very colorful towns, such as La Ribera, Miraflores, or Santiago, where the local residents will give you a warm welcome.

When to go?

The best time to visit Los Cabos is from May to June (just after the spring break and before the rainy season starts) and October (after the rainy season but before Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays).

4. Jamaica, a destination for romance

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Why going?

Because as claimed by the most recent World Travel Awards, Jamaica is also one of the preferred newlyweds’ destinations. Traditionally it’s been one of the favorite places for a perfect honeymoon due to its wide variety of cultural, relaxing, and leisure activities.

From the very first-moment couples step foot in Jamaica, they can appreciate a pristine clear sky, shiny sun, huge smiles, relaxing atmosphere, and great human warmth. Jamaica is one of the most requested honeymoon destinations. This idyllic place is a perfect setting for those who want to start living their first days as husband and wife enjoying nature, history, and local culture.

What to do?

If you and your loved one enjoy the sea, you are at the right spot!. You can explore the bottom of the sea with activities such as snorkeling, diving, and snuba, which is an intermediate version between snorkeling and diving that lets you descend to depths up to 22 to 32ft.

Thanks to these activities you´ll be able to swim within naturally dug caves and watch all kinds of sea life. You can also sail on a Catamaran to appreciate the sunset.

And if you are looking for a really romantic treat, there’s nothing more romantic than reaching the beach and taking a horse-ride at sunset. Honeymooners will get captivated while jogging with no hurries through tropical woods and historical sites from Jamaican geography.

Where to go

For couples seeking absolute tranquility, Jamaica has two of the most revered places for bamboo rafting: Martha Brae and Río Grande. You just have to let yourself go and be free. A pleasant ride in a sturdy handmade bamboo raft awaits you.

Jamaica boasts of having some of the most attractive and beautiful beaches around the world. The sun invites you to lie down and feel the gentle breeze at Doctor’s Cave Beach, Seven Mile Beach -one of the most famous- or Boston Bay Beach, which you will love if you are into surfing.

Jamaica´s underwater wonders are also remarkable. Beneath the rugged cliffs of Negril, couples will discover fascinating sea creatures, coral reefs, and underwater caves.

When to go?

The weather is good and favorable all year-round, but January, February, and April are the best months to visit it. However, Jamaica has an average temperature that doesn’t drop below 78ºF degrees the whole year.

5. Paris, la ville de l’amour

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Why going?

Because Paris is considered by many to be the most romantic place in the world, and it hasn’t been called the city of light and love in vain. Paris is a synonym of what honeymooners will get there: unforgettable images of castles, lakes, natural beauties, and vibrant nightfall lights.

It’s been the stage of many beautiful and romantic love stories, that’s exactly why confirming your love in Paris is one of the best options for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What to do?

The best way to enjoy Paris is to walk through it. The best way to do it is to walk and explore through the streets of the most romantic city on the planet. Doing it at night can translate into an unforgettable experience.

Hold hands and choose one of the many traditional coffee shops to sit down and take a delicious café au lait and a delicate and evocative bite of french famous confectionery. Just sit, relax, and watch people come and go.

Buy a crepe and take a walk by the Seine River or, if you prefer, take a boat trip on the river to see an alternative view of the city. There are many options: you can choose from the typical gourmet dinner guided tour to a very romantic dinner cruise to watch Paris twinkling lights.

After experiencing this beautiful trips, you can go back to your hotel and take a relaxing bath.

Paris is full of historic buildings filled with beautiful shops and ornamental decorations, be sure to visit them and buy some souvenirs for your new home.

Where to go

Since there is A LOT to see, making a list of places to visit in Paris can be very difficult, but here are some of the most iconic places you should definitely visit: do not miss the emblematic Eiffel Tower, go up and see the beautiful Paris from the top; attend the Pon de l´Archeveche, a bridge which crosses the Seine River where you can, like many others, leave a lock with your names weaved on it to seal your love.

No trip to Paris is complete without having walked the Champs-Élysées, strolled through the beautiful Louvre Museum rooms, or witnessed the legendary Notre Dame.

When to go?

The best time to visit Paris goes from June to September. The weather is milder, there is less rainfall and the temperatures are appropriate to visit the city quietly.

6. Bora Bora, 30 shades of blue

Honeymoon Destinations 2021: Bora Bora
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Why going?

Bora Bora is the most famous island in French Polynesia. It is located 143 miles northeast of Tahiti and it is an island entirely surrounded by an inland lagoon and by a coral reef, which makes it such a paradisiacal place to travel as newlyweds.

Due to its magnificent white sand beaches with turquoise waters, its beautiful hotels placed above the sea, and its great climate Bora Bora is a perfect place to confirm and seal love. It is composed of 118 islands inhabited by 250,000 people.

It is said to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

What to do?

Here, the main attraction is the lagoon. You’ll have lots of opportunities to practice water sports such as diving & scuba diving, Kaysurfing (surf powered by small paragliding), or the parasail flying in a parachute towed by a motorboat.

The magnificent lagoon can be explored on small ferries, speedboats, jet skis, canoes, or kayaks. Watching the reef sharks eating or bathing with dolphins is one of the most attractive and spectacular activities.

You can also visit art galleries and then sit down to admire the landscape while sipping a delicious tropical fruit juice while watching the sun sink into the lagoon. Undoubtedly it´ll be a beautiful excuse to talk about love!

Traveling around the island by car, motorcycle or bicycle takes just one day, bearing in mind you stop to admire the attractions that appear along the way.

You can spend another day fishing or sailing, and taking a good look at the landscape. The locals say that it is possible to distinguish more than thirty shades of blue.

Where to go

You must visit Punta Maitra, at the southern tip of the island, where you can see two other islands: Raiatea and Taha´a. Visit and explore Mount Otemnu too. And don´t forget that the jungle also holds some ancient Polynesian and Marae temples, which were important places for religious and social gathering.

When to go?

The best months to visit Bora Bora are April and November. December through March is a season where storms are frequent.

7. Santorini, an epic honeymoon

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Why going?

Because this Greek Mediterranean pearl is another of the most perfect and picturesque settings to spend a dream honeymoon.

Some of the most awesome and spectacular views on the entire planet are credited to happen here, due to the wild charm within the beauty of its architecture.

Santorini is a place that offers the newlyweds an aura of romance. Its crystal clear blue waters, that line the picturesque cliffs with the typical rustic white buildings of blue roofs and balconies full of flowers, undoubtedly inspire love.

What to do?

Some of the many activities you can do in Santorini is to visit its museums, take bike tours, go horseback riding or take guided walks.

Hiking can be one of the best activities to do in Santorini. While walking along the edge of the caldera you will be able to appreciate volcanoes, chapels, and monasteries that will flow you with a mystic sense of life. Planning the future in this beautiful setting can be an inspiring experience.

Its vineyards are part of the splendid landscape, that’s the reason why wine tourism is gaining more followers. If you are a wine lover, schedule a route to the vineyards and wineries to discover how vines are grown and produced and enjoy the tastings. Sigalas, Estate, Canava Roussons, or Argiris Sigalas are some of the Greek wine cellars you can visit.

Santorini nightlife offers delightful experiences; you can choose between many attractive and lovely bars, cafés, and clubs from where you will appreciate the sunset, enjoy the nightfall, and watch life happen.

Where to go

Visit  Amoudi, Playa Blanca, Playa Kamari, or Playa Roja beaches, where you´ll find the archaeological sites with remains from the Bronze Age. The most famous towns in Santorini are Oia Fira, Imerovigli Emborio, Firostefani, and Akrotiri, known as the “Greek Pompeii”, since it has been buried under volcanic ash for more than 2,000 years. All these offer breath-taking views.

Plan a visit to the Nea Kameni volcano and be sure to visit museums such as The Archaeological Museum of Santorini, the Magrüon Gzyi Museum, or the Lignos Folklore Museum.

When to go?

The most suitable months for honeymooners are from January to May and October to November. The holiday´s high season occurs from July to September and you can find a lot of tourists and visitors.

8. Tanzania, Africa´s pearl

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Why going?

Because a honeymoon in Africa is a completely out of the ordinary honeymooner’s trip. Tanzania is the perfect place to enjoy nature and wildlife in its purest state. It is a place to contemplate virgin landscapes and free wild animals in their natural habitat, such as lions, crocodiles, antelopes, elephants, and zebras.

It is located on the east coast of central Africa and is one of the countries with the most areas dedicated to observing wildlife. It is known as the pearl of Africa.

What to do?

In a place like this, all activities are challenging. You can go on expeditions in which you’ll need all your strength and endurance. For example, hiking through very dense vegetation.

Without any doubt, you’ll be able to take a close look at all kinds of wild animals, from lions and leopards to elephants, buffaloes, and giraffes. You can choose to take a photographic safari and capture multiple testimonies of your love, but also of impressive pics of animals and beautiful landscapes.

For more relaxing days, you can enjoy yourselves on paradisiacal beaches with fine sand and turquoise waters crossed by sailing boats.

Where to go

Kilimanjaro, in northeast Tanzania, greets visitors from its peak, where wonderful glaciers can be observed.

You cannot miss the Serengeti National Park, where you will witness the annual migration of large herds of wildebeest that cross it.

Lake Victoria, the largest in Africa, is a must. Also visit the beautiful and peaceful city of Mwanza, the largest one in Tanzania.

When to go?

The best time to travel to Tanzania is during the dry season, from June to October. During the wet season, from December to March, you will find light rains, and, from  April to May, rain increases. This time of the year sees fewer tourists, but the place offers a colorful landscape beyond all imagination.

Destination wedding and honeymoon in Los Cabos

If you and your soulmate have decided to Say Yes to Los Cabos for a destination wedding, it is always a good idea to extend your stay in our beautiful country and enjoy your honeymoon in this magical place.

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Cortez, palm trees, and breathtaking desert landscapes, Los Cabos brings together first-class luxury and endless adventures for the newlyweds.

Intimate escapes, trendy spas, and heart accelerating activities, with luxurious resorts, diverse gastronomy, and pleasing sea views, Los Cabos has everything honeymooners might be looking for, and much more.

Swimming with whale sharks, mezcal tastings, or snorkeling in a cove right outside the doors of your resort are some of the treats you and your couple can enjoy having a dreamed honeymoon.

Whether you are in the mood for a massage at your poolside cabana, enjoy margaritas on a private terrace with killer ocean views, or a beachfront dinner for two, Los Cabos is ready to make your wishes come true. 

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