Whether you’re looking for a famous beach resort, sunny paradise island or a secluded beach, we have the place for you. Trippy user Khadeja and her fiancé are looking for a secluded beach for their honeymoon. They asked:
My fiancé and I are trying to find a very private beach destination for our honeymoon preferably somewhere in Europe or Asia. I’ve been looking into this, but I’ve only found super expensive locations.
Here are 10 best honeymoon beach destinations for every budget recommended by Trippy users.
For a romantic experience, go to Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Savusavu, Fiji. Honeymoon packages are available at this 5-star eco-resort. Couples can enjoy snorkeling, paddle boarding, medicine walk, spa treatments, cocktail, sumptuous meals, tours and more.
Somer from Gold Coast Australia recommended Denarau Island. It’s more affordable and located close to Nadi International Airport. She wrote:
Denarau Island(about 10-15 minutes drive from Nadi International Airport)
All resorts in Denarau are lovely, clean, well-appointed, with great restaurants and close by to the Marina for day trips out to the islands. Suggestions here are Sheraton Fiji Resort, The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji, and Hotel Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa.
Liv from Cape Cod shared her experience:
I stayed at The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji and thought it was a beautiful place! Very accommodating and in a great location.
2. St Lucia
Powder-soft beaches, the spectacular Pitons, delicious Creole cuisine, and top-notch resorts make St. Lucia one of the perfect beach destinations for honeymooners. You can hike the lush pitons that soar over 2,000 feet above the pristine waters or relax at the beach – St Lucia provides an endless amount of fun and relaxation. It’s a haven for nature and beach lovers.
Jeannette from Wichita recommended Ti Kaye Village for a romantic stay. She said:
Ti Kaye Village is a beautiful small all inclusive (optional) resort. The little cottages are nestled along a cliff with gorgeous views. You have to take the stairs down to the black sand beach, but then you can grab a kayak and explore some beaches nearby. Snorkeling off the beach is a treat; we saw our first sea turtle on the right side of the bay. The food is fantastic and seeing their spice/ herb garden by the kitchen proved to us the chef cared what he served.
3. Provence, France
Van Gogh and Cezanne were attracted to Provence. So are many tourists from around the world. Provence, a region in southwestern France offers good food, attractive small towns, breathtaking lavender fields and vineyards, and of course beautiful beaches.
Trippy user John from California suggested the following itinerary starting in Nice:
Take a look at Villefranche-sur-Mer, which is just outside Nice. It is a beautiful little village in a beautiful bay. You can take a quick train to the upper part of Nice (the bus to Nice is better because you get off in old town), Monaco, Menton, Cannes, across the Italian border to Ventimiglia, and other towns in the area. I recommend renting a car because there are other places, Eze and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin for instance, that can’t be reached by train. There is public parking near the Hotel Welcome, which is inexpensive and safe. Villefranche is a great little hotel with several excellent restaurants within the waterfront area, including one of our favorites, La Mère Germaine. If you want to try the upscale French beach experience, head for Cannes and pick out one of the private beach facilities where you can eat, drink and check out the sandy beach from your chaise lounge.
If you want the beach and vineyards, one area that has both is around Bandol, which has beaches and is close to vineyards. There are several villages on the water and Le Castellet, and it’s neighbor, La Cadiere-d’Azur up in the hills. Le Castellet is a little touristy, but very lovely, and La Cadiere is a bit too quiet but has the Hostellerie Bérard & Spa with a good restaurant and some small village charm. There are vineyards in the area turning out excellent wines, and most are easy to visit.
4. Kangaroo Island, Australia
Located 70 miles southwest of Adelaide in South Australia, Kangaroo Island has over 300 miles of coastline – suitable for swimming, surfing and sunbathing. For your honeymoon, we recommend The Cliff House perched on a cliff. Guests can enjoy views of Snellings Beach (including the incredible sunset views), relax in a heated outdoor cliff edge jacuzzi, and join a tour to discover the many native animals of Australia including kangaroos and Tammar wallabies.
Cyprus is not a typical honeymoon destination for Americans, but it’s ideal for couples who like history, mountain villages, and beaches.
Lucia from Cyprus suggested the following itinerary:
Here are my top ten picks from the whole island:
1. Visit Kolios winery in Statos village near the mountains – best wines on the island and delicious mezze lunch prepared by the owner’s wife
2. check out the archeological sites in Paphos – Tombs Of the Kings and Paphos Archaeological Park. Another one worth checking out is Ancient Kourion between Limassol and Paphos
3. swim in Lara Beach
4. take a cruise or rent a boat to Blue Lagoon
5. take a hike in Akamas Peninsula National Park, beautiful views, and you might meet some goats on the way
6. drive to Nicosia to check the old town and cross the borders in Ledra Street to the North Capital (you will need a passport to cross)
7. best beaches – Nissi Beach, Lara Beach, Fig tree beach, Coral Bay
Hawaii is the top honeymoon destination and is worth considering if you like beaches, sunshine, nature, and resorts. You have a choice of six major islands – Oahu, Maui, Big Island, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai.
Jillian from Los Angeles liked the Big Island. She said:
Hawaii. All the major resorts on all the islands offer wedding packages. I don’t know what your budget is, but I’m sure you could find one resort that will work with your budget. It is breathtakingly beautiful, and there are loads of fun activities for the guests, although as the bride I doubt you’d have any time for fun what with all the last minute planning and stress over the wedding you’ll be dealing with.
If I were getting married in Hawaii, I’d want my wedding on The Big Island, maybe at the Hilton Waikoloa Village another resort on the Kona side.
7. Cook Islands
Gerry from Boston said:
Check out the Cook Islands, very beautiful and very reasonable.
Great beaches, nice people!!!
If you’re looking for powder-soft white sand and secluded beaches, go to the Cook Islands. Located on the same time zone as Hawaii, the Cook Islands consist of 15 unspoiled islands. Rarotonga and Aitutaki have the best tourism infrastructure and modern conveniences.
Aitutaki has only 1800 residents. It’s about a 30-minute flight from Rarotonga International Airport. We recommend staying at the Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort, the only resort on the lagoon.
For years, Maldives has been listed as one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world.
Made up of 26 atolls, Maldives offers crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, and an assortment of resorts that suit every budget.
Trippy user Elliott wrote:
Not far from India, the island nation known as the Maldives is Asia’s smallest country, both by population and land mass. A lack of space doesn’t stop the Maldives from attracting an estimated 600,000 annual tourists who come to take advantage of the incredible island beauty and world-class scuba diving. Floating bungalows and honeymoon resorts set on some of the bluest water you have ever encountered will make you and your new partner want to stay forever.
Male is the capital, largest city, and usual port of entry for visiting the Maldives. While the beauty of the islands is breathtaking, a honeymoon in the Maldives will cost significantly more than one in the Thai islands.
9. Borneo, Malaysia
Mountains, beaches, orangutans, lush rainforests, delicious cuisine, and friendly people are some of the great attractions you’ll find in Borneo Malaysia. For the ultimate honeymoon in Borneo, go to Gaya Island Resort.
Elliott from San Francisco highly recommended Borneo:
There is simply no other way to put it: Borneo is a nature lover’s paradise. One of only two places left in the world to see wild orangutans, you can divide your time in Borneo between searching for wildlife on rainforest treks, exploring waterfalls in national parks, and lying on undeveloped beaches. Flights to Borneo from Kuala Lumpur are cheap, often even up to the last minute!
Borneo is divided into two states, Sarawak and Sabah, that are separated by the independent country of Brunei. Sarawak is quieter, cheaper, and less busy than the northern state of Sabah, while East Sabah boasts incredible scuba diving and natural attractions. You’ll find plenty of wild beauty and friendly local culture in both places.
10. Ngapali Beach, Myanmar
For an uncommon honeymoon destination, go to Ngapali Beach, Myanmar, said Trippy user JT:
Is regarded as the top beach destination in Myanmar, but I have no personal account of it. When I was in the country last, Ngapali was only accessible by air.
Also, if you’re looking for a genuinely untouched place, I strongly encourage you to research Myanmar heavily. The government is slowly but actively opening up more and more of the country to tourism. Because it’s not nearly as accessible than it’s high volume destination neighbors, most people leave it off their itinerary entirely. The inner beauty of the Burmese people will knock you off your feet.
Located on the Bay of Bengal, Ngapali Beach is Myanmar’s top beach destination. Check out Aureum Resort & Spa Ngapali.