5 timeless honeymoon destinations to begin married life in style

27 June, 2023 / words by IALH Editorial Team

Written by Nancy Lova

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Continue the joy and celebration of your big day with a honeymoon to remember. This shouldn’t just feel like another vacation but more of an opportunity to relax and bond as a couple as you honour your unity. Honeymoons are the pinnacle of holidays, they’re extraordinary, luxurious, filled with bliss and most importantly a reflection of your shared interests and desires of the ultimate getaway. From Bora Bora to Jaipur, here are 5 of the best honeymoon destinations. 


Turquoise waters, luxurious island retreats and breathtaking landscapes, Fiji is an idyllic escape for newlyweds. Step off your own helicopter and onto an island of pleasure like no other filled with shimmering-sands, palm-tree lined beaches and vibrant coral reefs. With roughly 300 hotels to pick from, it won’t be hard to find the right accommodation to suit both your needs. 

And if you can’t choose which island to spend time on, then do a little island hopping as the majority of them are in close proximity to each other. 

For total opulence: Tokoriki Island Resort

For endless lagoon views: Likuliku Lagoon Resort

For underwater activities: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort 

Bora Bora

To dream of paradise is to picture somewhere like Bora Bora. Boasting a stunning scenery, all the resorts are fringed by pristine rolling hills and the bluest of waters, making this destination one of the most sought after escapes for newlyweds. 

If you and your partner agree to honeymoon in Bora Bora then it means you have one thing very much in common, great taste! The island oozes romance and offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in incredible natural beauty, a rich culture and bucket list activities. 

For exceptional luxury: St Regis Bora Bora Resort
For complete privacy: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora 

For a uniqie hilltop spa experience: Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Rio de Janeiro

For the adventurous, nature loving, tropical seeking couples looking for a truly unforgettable start to married life, Rio is a must. The country as a whole is filled with passion and vibrant energy but Rio de Janeiro is the place that’ll ignite a fire within your stay. You and your love will dance, you’ll flirt, soak up the sun at Copacabana and depending on when you visit, party from day to night at the Carnival. Rio is an enticing place, making it impossible not to have the honeymoon of a lifetime. 

For a boutique stay: Janeiro Hotel 

For beach location: Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

For an iconic getaway: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana


Many recognise pink as the colour of love, well Jaipur is known as ‘The Pink City’ so it’s only right to honeymoon here when considering a getaway in India. 

You’ll be met with a rich experience of sights and sounds. Ancient palaces, delicious cuisines, bold colours and lavish accommodation, Jaipur is an incredibly romantic place and perfect for a honeymoon. Couples can enjoy various activities including visiting Hawa Palace, an enchanting palace made completely from red and pink sandstone, Nahargarh Fort for grandeur architecture and beautiful views and a tour of Sheesh Mahal known as the Hall of Mirrors. 

For a royal honeymoon: Rambagh Palace

For a traditional stay: The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur 

For a central location: Jai Mahal Palace


Many of us think of honeymoons and instantly picture white sandy beaches and coconut palm trees and whilst this is certainly an often desired option, you may be the type of couple who prefer city breaks. If this sounds like you then somewhere you need to jet off to after the big day is Tokyo!

Home to world-class hotels, the most Michelin-starred restaurants and trips to nearby hot springs, Tokyo may well just be the ultimate honeymoon destination. 

My top recommendations? A private sushi making class, a picnic in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden under the cherry blossoms and a view like no other at the 350th floor of Tokyo Skytree. 

For dramatic scenery: Aman Tokyo 

For a stay at Tokyo’s tallest skyscraper: The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo 

For sophisticated luxury: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo


IALH Editorial Team


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