15 Honeymoon Spots Straight Out of a Fairytale
There’s so much to plan for when it comes to a wedding – rings, invitations, a venue, centerpieces, even napkins. By the time your honeymoon comes around, you’re going to need a storybook fantasy escape.
After you say your “I dos” to one another, start your “happily ever after” in one of these spots.
What could be more romantic than the City of Love itself? Stroll by the shops on the famous Champs-Élysées. Sit by the fountain in the Jardin des Tuileries. Pick any of the spots that have been the setting for countless romances in film, television, and books.
A romantic city deserves a romantic place to stay. Have champagne on a balcony with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Don’t forget to toast!
While Niagara Falls is the known as the Honeymoon Capital of the World, you might want to stay in quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake instead. Only a short drive away from the falls, it’s a character-filled place away from all the hubbub while you still have access to one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.
This charming guesthouse has everything you want as a couple. But with a four-poster bed, a lovely tub to soak, and a fireplace to roast marshmallows, you’ll have no reason to ever leave the room.
Nothing says romance like a view of the Mediterranean. The island of Mykonos is the perfect place to rest after you exchange your vows.
Kick up your feet by your own private pool with an ocean view. The great thing about this spot is that views like this on the Greek Islands usually mean the spot is tucked away on a rocky hill with a climb to get to and from the beach, but this spot is only steps from the ocean.
Bora Bora, Tahiti
If you really need to escape all your post-wedding stress, it’s hard to get more remote than French Polynesia. Bora Bora is secluded and picturesque, with nothing to distract you from your new bride or groom.
Stay on a beautiful bungalow right on the water. It has a perfect view of the sunset.
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Hawaii has many breathtaking spots, and the island of Maui is no exception. With waterfalls and volcanoes, not only does it have the beauty of an island, but many natural wonders to explore. A popular spot, there are also shops and restaurants, so you really do have it all.
If you’re going to go to Hawaii, you can’t ask for anything better than a spot right on the ocean. Cozy up on the balcony after a long, tiring day of…shopping. That’s what people do on their honeymoon, right?
Romance doesn’t only come in beaches. Castles on rolling hills have an air of medieval romance, and there’s no better place to find those than Kilmartin.
For that truly fairytale feel, stay in an actual castle. Dine by candlelight in the beautiful stone dining room.
Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city. Its architecture is a mixture of colonial and Southeast Asian, with the skyline dominated by a sacred Buddhist pagoda.
For all the luxuries of the city, stay in this gorgeous hotel. Swim in the pool. Eat at the restaurant. Or, better yet, stay in your room, enjoy the time together, and order room service.
Sahara Desert, Morocco
Maybe you didn’t consider a desert for your honeymoon, but you should. Far from the reaches of cities and their light pollution, you’ll never get a view of the stars quite this spectacular. During the day, the sun casts an orange glow on the sand dunes.
The desert isn’t wanting for luxury. Don’t camp, glamp in these luxury tents, with full-sized beds and a shower. Local chefs will provide you with mouthwatering meals.
Known as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is a city from a storybook. With palaces and temples, sitting on a lake in rolling hills, it’s the perfect place to start writing your own personal ‘happily ever after.’
Stay in a beautiful villa with a rooftop view. You won’t be disappointed.
Kyoto is the perfect mix of city and escape. If you don’t want to spend your honeymoon lying around, and would rather sample the local cuisine, sightsee at Buddhist temples, and take in a geisha show, do it in Kyoto.
Take in the city’s history, and stay in this 100-year-old house. It even has its own Zen garden.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sizzling steak with chimichurri and a glass of Argentine wine, wandering through the Plaza de Mayo – fairytale princes and princesses wish they had it this good. Soak up the cuisine and culture of Argentina in its capital.
Stay in one of its many exquisite apartments, like this one, which brings a modern art sensibility to a city steeped in old world charm.
If your idea of a fantasy land is a tropical paradise, Aruba is your spot. This Dutch Caribbean island has brilliant white sand beaches and sparkling waters, the picture-perfect place to start a picture-perfect marriage.
Get yourself a spot right by the beach. Start the day by opening the glass doors to the balcony and welcoming in the ocean air. After you kiss your newlywed good morning, of course.
Santa Barbara, California, USA
This picturesque town on the California coast that has all the best California has to offer – stunning coastline and California wines. Whether you want to stroll the beach or go for a wine tasting, Santa Barbara is where every good California love story starts.
Take in the panoramic ocean view from the hammock on your deck, or grill on your patio. This desert landscape has its own unique character.
Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Not all fairytales take place in castles. Some happen in cabins in the woods. Bar Harbor is a charming New England town with that quaint coastal feel, dotted with cottages and cabins right out of a storybook.
Escape to a lake house in the woods, with its own dock. Cuddle up to your significant other, wrapped in a blanket, and enjoy the first day of the rest of your lives together.
Lake Louise, Canada
Speaking of curling up by a fire, another great backdrop is the snowy mountains of Lake Louise. If you and your new hubby are outdoorsy types, you’ll love this spot that’s perfect for skiing and hiking.
When you picture a snowy cabin in the woods, this is what you’re picturing, so go ahead and stay in the place of your fantasies.
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