10 Best Honeymoon Places In The World For A Post-Wedding Getaway


Farah Fazanna •  Sep 02, 2022

If there’s one holiday people are going to ask you about, it’s your honeymoon. A honeymoon to remember ought to be personal — a trip that reflects a shared good taste. Here are 10 of the best honeymoon places in the world that we’ve rounded up for you — from Istanbul to South Africa.

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1. The Maldives

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If you have visions of yourselves lazing in hammocks in your over-water villa, while your butler brings you a mocktail by boat, then the Maldives is the honeymoon destination for you. Plus, you’ll never go wrong with your choice of accommodation too as every resort in the Maldives offers opulent and romantic experiences — candlelit dinners for two on your own private sandbank, wooden suites that sit directly in the sea and more. Surrounded by dreamy, luxury holiday fit for a honeymoon, you’ll never get tired of the blue scenery. Check out 7 Amazing Tips To Know If You're Dreaming Of A Future Honeymoon In The Maldives to plan your trip!

When To Go

The weather is perfect between November and April.

Where To Stay

Some of our favourites include Furaveri Maldives for the unique view (you can choose to wake up to the blue ocean or lush greenery) and Paradise Island Resort Maldives for the absolute privacy. For more recommendations, see our edit of the 8 Romantic Honeymoon Resorts In The Maldives To Book Now And Stay Later.

2. Amalfi Coast

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There are many reasons the Amalfi Coast continues to be at the top of honeymooners’ bucket lists. There is nothing more romantic than strolling Positano’s steep village streets, admiring Moorish architecture, and enjoying azure water and colourful loungers and umbrellas lining the dark sandy beaches. Amalfi Coast is perfect if you’re looking for a sexy and sophisticated getaway.

When To Go

The perfect time to explore Amalfi Coast is between May and September.

Where To Stay

Stay at the historical Dominican monastery Monastero Santa Rosa where you can enjoy the perfect view of the Amalfi Coast.

3. Bora Bora

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If you want to go further, this one’s for you. Bora Bora in French Polynesia is well-known for its vast volcanic views, aquamarine lagoons and sieved-flour sand. The luxurious overwater villas complete the textbook honeymoon image — perfect for couples basking in the post-wedding glow! Some activities include private island picnics, intimate snorkelling excursions and elaborate spa packages.

When To Go

The best time to go to Bora Bora is between November and April when temperatures are still warm. 

Where To Stay

You’ll never go wrong at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora with its unrivalled collection of overwater bungalow suites, beachfront villas and fine dining restaurants.

4. South Africa

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South Africa lies all away across the Indian Ocean and is a destination not many of us can say we've been to (though many of us dream of going!). And it's no big secret why - the country has some of the most spectacular sights to behold and amazing attractions to offer.  From stunning beaches, vibrant towns and even safaris, it'll be the ultimate honeymoon for sure!

When To Go

The best time to visit South Africa is from May to September, especially if you plan to head out on safari, as the cooler winter months in the northern regions conjure ideal conditions for viewing big game.

Where To Stay

Though the country offers myriad privately-owned guest houses and lodges that all boast their unique charm, the One&Only Cape Town is somewhat of an institution among honeymooners here. Holding a prime position on the city’s lively harbourside, the hotel is framed by the majestic peak of Table Mountain, which makes for pretty magical viewing at sundown.

5. Morocco

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Ahhh, Morocco. This country located in North Africa promises a getaway filled with exotic souks, beautiful scenery, fascinating culture and amazing sights. Sounds like an amazing honeymoon for sure! Given the distance from our part of the world, flights to Morocco usually tend to take up a large bulk of the cost. Morocco has a number of airports — flights from KL and Singapore tend to land in either Marrakech or Casablanca. Either way, there are a number of connecting flights from airlines such as Qatar Airways, Etihad, Turkish Airlines, and more. Prices can fluctuate greatly, from between RM3,500 all the way to RM6,000 (or between SGD1,800 to SGD2,800 for flights from Singapore),  so do use tools like Skyscanner or Google Flights to shop around and keep track of fares.

When To Go

Autumn (September-November) or early spring (March-April). The weather is warm, but you will avoid the extreme temperatures of the scorching heat and cold nights. Whatever time of year you choose to visit, there's something special about Morocco.

Where To Stay

Many hotels in Morocco are in riads that offer amazingly beautiful settings that would be perfect for a romantic honeymoon, such as the popular Riad Yasmine and Riad Kniza in Marrakech.

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6. New Zealand

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Imagine this: driving in a campervan with your loved one through some of the most beautiful natural scenery you'll ever see. Or stargazing at millions and millions of stars along the milky way together. Or perhaps geeking out over Lord Of The Rings stuff at Hobbiton, or even tandem bungy-jumping together (talk about taking a leap of faith as a couple!). Well, that is only some of the things you can expect on a honeymoon in New Zealand! 

This stunning country is a treasure trove that would be marvellous to explore together. So if this sounds like your dream honeymoon, it's time to start saving up and planning your trip. For one thing, New Zealand is divided into North Island and South Island, so it would be good to start figuring out what sort of activities you want to do (for example, if you're determined to visit Hobbiton that would be in North Island). You should also decide whether you want to visit both islands or take your time exploring just one (which might be more advisable if you're not looking to have a rushed trip!). If you're planning to do some of the extreme sports that New Zealand is famous for (from skydiving to bungee jumping, paragliding, and more), you'll need to set aside more budget for this too.

When To Go

The best time to visit New Zealand is during the summer months of December to March. Expect long, bright, sunny days. It's an ideal time to visit the lovely beaches or enjoy the many outdoor activities available, such as hiking and mountain biking.

Where To Stay

Perfect for whale-watching opportunities, Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is perfect for a luxurious honeymoon with its mountainous backdrop, deer park, alpine-style dining room, pool house and sauna.

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7. Istanbul

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Istanbul has long been a popular destination for honeymooners and non-honeymooners alike. This country that's popular for being a fascinating blend of Asian and European easily captivates, with amazing structures like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, beautiful scenic sights, and amazing food (that's halal!). But if you need further convincing of why it would be the perfect honeymoon destination, we've got you covered.

When To Go

The best time to visit Istanbul is between November and March. During these months, the weather is perfect for spending the day out in the sun.

Where To Stay

Witt Istanbul Suites is a genuine design haven. Once the Turkish headquarters of Ogilvy and Mather, it’s been nipped, tucked and stylishly reshaped into one of the city’s most smart and spacious stays. Huge rooms, marble kitchenettes, Ross Lovegrove bathrooms and sassy modern furniture all make for the perfect pied-à-terre.

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8. Switzerland 

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There's something about the snow-covered Swiss Alps, the lush valleys, and the quaintly beautiful towns of Switzerland that scream romantic. Whether you're looking for a winter wonderland or want to visit the country in its beautiful warmer months, Switzerland promises a stunning trip that will be etched in your memories together. Don't forget to check out our 7D6N itinerary for Switzerland, as well as our picks for where to find halal food.

When To Go

The best time to visit Switzerland is between April and October. But, if you’re looking to frolic in the snow, then book a trip between December to March. The country has four distinct seasons, each with its own attractions. The spring months of March to May bring Alpine blooms, flowering trees and cows heading out to pasture. You’ll never go wrong with Switzerland!

Where To Stay

Ski-in, ski-out stay The Hide Hotel says ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to goat-herder chic, swapping barn wood and just-shorn throws for richly hued velvets, cosmic carpets and geometric marquetry. 

9. Santorini

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Santorini has become a dream honeymoon destination for many, and could you blame them? The iconic blue waters and sun-washed white buildings of this Greek island have captured the attention of many. There's something so utterly captivating about Santorini. The simple beauty, the rich history and mythology, the scrubby wildernesses scented with wildflowers, the perfect clash of blue and white. All that light! Dazzling on little whitewashed church domes and fishermen's cottages built into the rock. And the unbelievable blue of the sea and the skies in long, hot summers that seem to last most of the year.

When To Go

Spring or early summer will be sunny without too many crowds, while most of the islands stay warm well into autumn, too.

Where To Stay

Cruising close to the clouds on the island’s loftiest locale, Santorini Sky is a series of villas set away from the sunset-chasing hordes of Oia. At 2,000 feet above sea level, the views keep on coming. Each villa has its own pool, along with a kitchen or kitchenette — helpful since, with a setting this good, you’re probably not going to venture far.

10. Tokyo

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Japan has yet to open its borders for independent travellers, but you can always start making plans! Tokyo is the capital of good taste where foodies, design buffs and culture nuts come together. Architecture doubles for art, from those all-glass Prada and Dior stores to Tadao Ando’s minimalist-concrete shopping mall, Omotesando Hills. Enjoy strolling hand-in-hand through narrow back streets bristle with slow-drip coffee bars, indie fashion boutiques, traditional tatami workshops and eighth-generation noodle counters. Everything artisanal, long before it was cool!

When To Go

Sunny days and autumn colours in October and November lend a certain romance.

Where To Stay

Aman Tokyo is the most spoiling stay in the city. Perfect for honeymooners like you!

And that wraps up our list of your potential honeymoon destinations in 2022! The world is your oyster, and with a little saving and planning, a trip to any one of these places is possible. It's time to get your partner on board and start planning for the honeymoon of your dreams!