So you're about to tie the knot and now you're looking for the perfect honeymoon destination! Or perhaps, you're just yearning for another escapade with your life partner?
Well, you're in luck because we've rounded up for you the top 10 destinations couples are scouting for their honeymoons! Don't forget to show this list to your spouse; you might just want to book your flight right away ?
A dream island getaway awaits you at this honeymoon paradise. A predominantly Muslim country, halal dining options will leave you spoilt for choice! ?
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There are plenty of islands and accommodations to choose from in Maldives. We highly recommend booking a room with Kandima Maldives!
Imagine waking up to views of the vast ocean and its clear blue waters. And with plenty of water sports, fun activities and marine life to explore at that! You can enjoy all these and more at Kandima Maldives ?
Important Note: As Maldives is a Muslim country, the food at Kandima is halal. However, some of the restaurants serve pork. All items containing pork and alcohol are marked out clearly on the menu and are prepared separately. We recommend that you dine at your own discretion.
Book yout stay with Kandima here!
2. Bora Bora Island, French Polynesia
You've probably seen images of Bora Bora's over-water villas and clear, gleaming blue seas floating around the Internet. This South Pacific Island northwest of Tahiti is truly ever honeymooners' dream come true. With gorgeous coral reefs, guaranteed privacy and tranquil beaches, Bora Bora offers nothing short of its Tahitian meaning, 'fantasy land'.
If relaxing's not all you plan to do, Bora Bora also offers various other activities such as scuba diving. Feast your eyes on manta rays, sharks and vibrant coral reefs! You can even attain your scuba diving certificate here.
3. Fiji, Melanesia
Get set for a tropical holiday in the heart of the South Pacific! With its azure blue lagoons and palm-lined beaches, Fiji promises to be a great honeymoon destination, and the best part is - there are hotels such as Yatule Resort and Spa which provide halal food upon request!
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Yatule Resort and Spa’s, Deluxe Beach Front Bungalow ensures absolute seclusion and privacy, just the right ingredient for a honeymoon getaway. Enjoy each other’s company in absolute peace and tranquillity at just USD160 per night!
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Click here to book Yatule Resort and Spa, Fiji!
Oh Seychelles, it can’t get anymore exotic than this! Seychelles is a secluded island in the middle of the Indian Ocean just northeast of Madagascar. It should definitely be your top pick if you’re looking for a country that’s not swarming with tourists and yet has amazing views.
If you’re planning to explore the island, it’s best to learn how to speak simple phrases in French - it will earn you some brownie points with the locals!
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5. Bali, Indonesia
Picking the perfect property is top priority but as Bali is one of the best honeymoon spots in the world, you’ll have hundreds of luxurious villas to choose from – whether you’re looking for a room with a view, one with your own personal pool or a place with the ocean at your doorstep, you can be sure to find something private and bespoke without having to break the bank.
And Bali's not just known for its beaches! The variety of views, from plantations to intriguing cultural architectures, promises an adventurous yet relaxing honeymoon for your post-nuptial private time. Yet, if you'd like some rush of adrenaline, Bali's also a great place to try out water sports such as whitewater rafting and surfing.
6. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Game of Thrones fans will instantly recognize Dubrovnik as the King’s Landing! This place is best explored on foot – walk through the romantic Old Town and replay your favorite GoT scenes at the Jesuit Staircase, St. Dominic Street and the Ethnographic Museum. Alternatively, you can buy a 24-hour pass with unlimited bus rides for under USD $5.
Brimming with sights to marvel at, Dubrovnik offers that magical charm you'll want in your honeymoon. Take a cable car over the Old Town, visit the ancient churches, and relax at one of the many beaches here.
You also needn't worry about your meals as halal food is abound! If you feel like splurging, prepare for a feast at Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik Hotel’s halal-certified Mozaik Restaurant or Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel’s halal-certified Leut Restaurant.
7. Cape Town, South Africa
Honeymoons with unique experiences beyond relaxation are all the rage this year, so it's no surprise that Cape Town is in this list! Couples are looking at getting closer to wildlife and heart-pumping activities - Cape Town is the perfect place for all that without discounting the romantic element from your honeymoon.
Observe penguins in the wild of picturesque Simons Town, get up close to Great White Sharks at Gansbaai, and travel this September for the Hermanus Whale Festival happening from the 27th to 29th. The Hermanus Whale Festival is the only enviro-arts festival in South Africa and runs world-class whale-watching every year.
For magnificent views to enjoy with your life partner, take the cable car up Table Mountain and set aside a day to drink in the sights along Chapsman Peak Drive. Cape Town truly ticks off all the possible things you honeymooners are looking out for ?
8. Athens, Greece
The country best known for Greek mythology is indeed as magical as it sounds. Rich with culture and steeped in Islamic history, Greece is among the most common destinations on travellers’ bucket lists! Visit in spring or autumn as it’s the off-peak season when most flights and accommodation prices are cheaper.
Nothing says romantic like visiting Greece's architectural wonders that has withstood the test of time. Iconic sights include the Acropolis, Temple of Hephaestus, Theatre of Dionysus and more. ?
Coconut trees swaying in the breeze, tiffany green waves lapping against the shoreline and the warmth of the sunlight seeping into your skin: that’s what comes to mind for most of us when we think of Hawaii ? A Muslim-friendly destination, it’s no secret that Hawaii is one of the world’s most popular destinations amongst honeymooners.
Visit between December to May and catch a glimpse of the Pacific Whales! After all, there's no better person than your spouse to gain this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
#HHWT Tip: You can also admire these beautiful creatures from afar: one of the best spots in Hawaii to watch whales from above is Makapu’u Lighthouse! ?
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Other adventurous activities you can gear your partner up for include hiking up the Diamond Head Crater Trails for incredible views, surfing at Waikiki Beach, taking a dip in the Seven Sacred Pools, and many more.
Blessed with dramatic snow-capped mountains, picturesque little villages and seemingly endless green fields, Switzerland is definitely one of those evergreen destinations that’ll always be on our travel bucket lists.
Make your way from Zurich over to Lucerne and brace yourself for unforgettable views of Mount Titlis. In Switzerland, you'll surely gain adventures with your partner that will last a lifetime.
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With so many things to do and see in Switzerland, a week there is ideal but can be hard to plan. Check out our 7D6N itinerary for the ultimate Muslim-friendly Swiss adventure!
These honeymoon destinations may sound like a dream, but hopefully we've successfully narrowed down the options to make it easier for you to plan the ultimate honeymoon. Will you want further guides on any of these destinations? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to tag your beloved one! ? Happy honeymooning!