First Memories: Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

Heather Dilts-Baiano
Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

Once the wedding is done, guests fed and bouquet tossed, the journey begins. The honeymoon creates the perfect opportunity to bond and forge unforgettable memories. Let’s see what the top 5 honeymoon destinations are in the world.

Mediterranean Beauty


Italy ranks high on the honeymoon destination list. It is considered a highly romantic country. June is the most sought after month because of its temperatures and incredibly scenic views. There is always an opera available, as well as food, wine and other memorable venus. Historic sites can be found around every turn. Italy even has a bike service so tourists can see the sites by bike. If you would like to honeymoon, but have a hard time planning, you can try an experience like the Tuscan Cookery School for Two.

Country Quaint or City Bustle

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. Perhaps it is the draw of romantic countrysides, famous actors, out door markets or incredible historic sites. Newlyweds also enjoy the chance to see royalty, the gorgeous parks, quaint villages and bustling cities. Big Ben and Buckingham Palace rank high on the list of “must-sees.” A part of the peoples heritage here, can also be seen in the food, so never resist a chance to try something new.

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Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

Europe’s Hidden Gem


This country had 10 million guests in 2013. Honeymooners are drawn to the pleasant temperatures in June, when they can enjoy swimming in the warm Adriatic Sea. Besides the glorious countryside views, beaches, vineyards and olive trees, Croatia boasts ancient city centres, incredibly old houses, archipelago, numerous wineries and unparalleled seafood. Perhaps a honeymoon centred around such amazing things would suit the tastes of newlyweds who love the idea of a beautiful country, exotic food and a good glass of wine.

Island Paradise


Newlyweds love Tahiti’s sandy lagoons, coral reefs, endless marine life and tropical feel. The locals don’t seem to make a big deal over tourists and seem more shy, unassuming and helpful. The water here has the most variations of green and blue than anywhere else, making snorkelling one of the favourite pastimes. You can see manta rays and oyster farms. Remember winter is the best time to honeymoon here, as this season brings cooler temperatures and less rain.

Fun In The Sun


It is easy to see why Australia is on the top 5 honeymoon destination list. The Great Barrier Reef, beautiful beaches, unique wildlife and Sydney Opera House act like numerous romantic magnets. The waters are perfect for snorkelling and newlyweds can enjoy one-of-a-kind treatments at the many spas. It is always a good idea to visit in the spring, this way, you will miss the rainy season but still be able to travel the country and enjoy the sun. The panoramic views are breathtaking, just as a honeymoon should be.

If the couple has already travelled the world, sometimes only the fantastical places like the Galapagos Islands will hold the adventure and awe. These islands hold the experience of a lifetime. Maybe someday it will make its way onto the top 5 honeymoon destinations.


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