The A to Z Destinations List for Unforgettable Honeymoon Trip
Noel Monique Renzita
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You can start deciding on a honeymoon destination by looking at this list of unique, romantic, and adventurous cities as inspiration. Not only the common or popular spots, we also include various locations, from tropical island to historical town, that you might never think of before.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Although it is not a city that often gets a romantic title, you still can have unforgettable memories in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi has a variety of charms, ranging from the vast stretches desert, the view of a metropolitan city with rapid technological advancement, to numerous mosques and museums that have attractive stories and history that are worth listening to. If you and your partner don't like hot weather with too much sun exposure, avoid traveling to Abu Dhabi in the summer.
If you want to feel a fairytale-like and antique small-town atmosphere, Bruges is the right choice. The narrow-cobbled streets and interconnected canals will lead your way to the city center where you can find market squares, old churches and wooden houses that are extremely photogenic, especially during the night when most part of the city is covered with delicate lights. Bruges is also a favorite destination for delicious chocolate lovers who will be spoiled by various tempting chocolates dishes.
Cape Town, South Africa
Multicultural and stunning in every corner, these are the right descriptions for this city. Besides offering the famous Table Mountain National Park’s exploration adventure, wide range of white sandy beaches or a numerous selection of beautiful botanical gardens, Cape Town also has a cosmopolitan urban side. Rows of art galleries, trendy bars, world-class restaurants, wineries and innovative shopping centers surely can accommodate your list of activities and your honeymoon entertainment in this shoreline city.
Dubrovnik is a charming city surrounded by stone walls by the Adriatic Sea. Despite having a fairly dark history of armed conflict in 1991, Dubrovnik has recovered and became one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean region. Now, you can realize your dream of enjoying a romantic moment along the historic old town, have a relaxing break in a cute little cafe and admiring the splendor of an antique cathedral in the city that is dubbed as the Pearl of Adriatic. Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes or sandals during the trip, because most of Dubrovnik streets is free from motor vehicles, which requires visitors to explore the city by foot.
With its unique and distinguished Scottish atmosphere as its common thread, Edinburgh successfully combines the value of history and modern elements. With the presence of a tall castle towering above the cliff as the symbol of this hilly city, Edinburgh will tempt you to explore the ins and outs of the city to its smallest corners. Lovers of theater and music will also find impressive new experiences by watching theater performances, concerts, ballets to orchestras that are routinely held in various places in the city.
If Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto are considered as common tourist destinations in Japan, maybe you and your partner can choose a different honeymoon location like Furano. Located right in the middle of the island of Hokkaido, Furano offers a choice of interesting experiences, both in the summer and winter. If you choose to visit Furano in the summer, you can enjoy the beauty of colorful flower fields stretching as far as you can see while walking or cycling. On the other hand, winter in Furano is no less charming, because white snow will cover most of the city. So, you can fill your honeymoon memories with exciting activities like skiing and snowboarding.
Have you always dreamed of a romantic stay at a resort located above the water with a view of the blue sea? No need to rush to book a ticket to Maldives, because even in Sulawesi you can realize that dream. Pulo Cinta Eco Resort is located in Boalemo, Gorontalo and is the newest favorite destination for tourists, especially newlyweds. As the name implies, this tropical resort forms a heart shape when viewed aerially. Here you can enjoy a variety of water activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling, as well as exploring the beautiful local marine biota. On top of that, when the night comes you and your partner can see the beauty of star-studded sky which surely will be one of the unforgettable moments on this special trip.
Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An is a famous international port city in the 16th and 17th centuries, where traders and merchants from all over the world did their businesses. Now, you can still feel the glory of Hoi An in the past thanks to its building architectures and urban planning that are still well-maintained. For culinary lovers, a honeymoon trip in Hoi An will be a pampering journey because Hoi An is also a culinary center in Vietnam. In addition to ordering various menus in the restaurant, you can also try traditional recipes in various cooking classes offered by local chefs. As for 'dessert'? Enjoy a romantic dinner on the boat that runs along the Thu Bon river with a backdrop of charming sunsets.
The city which is known as the connecting bridge of the Asian and European continents does have a million charms. Couples who like to visit museums or observe various architectural beauties will surely be satisfied with a combination of Roman culture, ancient Greece and the Ottoman Empire that dominates Sultanahmet district. After sightseeing, don’t forget to bring home unique souvenirs from the Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 5,000 shops. To unwind, there is no harm in trying typical Turkish bath which will provide optimal relaxation to the body.
Jeju, South Korea
This beautiful island is famous for its stunning beach and magnificent volcanic landscape. Besides that, a pleasant relaxed atmosphere offered by the island will be the highlight of this special trip that can help you forget the hustle and bustle of work or simply being far away from all city noises. The diverse natural charms found in Jeju are truly tempting, from volcanoes, semi-tropical national parks, flower fields to panoramic views of waterfalls. You can also try horseback riding along a flower-filled track with a mountainous background!
Surrounded by mountain ranges and limestone hills, you and your beloved one can enjoy several white sandy beaches while sipping a fresh young coconut under the warm sun in Krabi. If you want an adrenaline-driven adventure, Krabi also offers diving, rock climbing, rafting and kayaking activities. After sunset, you can taste a variety of delicious snacks at the night market in downtown Krabi, from mango sticky rice, fresh seafood, pad thai to authentic Thai tea, every delicacy will surely rock your taste buds.
Did you know that as Indonesian or Philippines passport holders, you don’t need visa to visit Peru? Therefore, do not hesitate to explore this South American country for honeymoon. You can start your trip from Lima, this capital city which has an interesting colonial history and a culinary list that is worth exploring. If you have arrived in this city, don't forget to continue your journey to Machu Picchu where you can see the ruins of the Inca city that is classified as one of the seven wonders of the world.
The city of Marrakech is said to be able to sharpen its visitors’ senses, for example, the eyes will be spoiled with various colors and textures, the nose with a variety of unique spices, and the ears with the strains of dancers and street musicians. There are so many things you can do and see in this city, from exploring the souk or market, enjoying a cup of mint tea to riding a camel while exploring exotic palm trees. If you want to see a majestic view of lush green fields, visit Marrakech in the spring, from mid-March to May. While autumn weather from September until October is rated as the most comfortable weather for tourists.
New Orleans, USA
In New Orleans, couples of music lovers can enjoy the history and roots of jazz music which has become one of the characteristics of this city. Various cultures are mixed into a harmonious unity, ranging from French, Creole, African-American, Caribbean, Irish and many more, creating a synergy that is second to none. New Orleans is also famous for the lively parties and festivals held throughout the year, such as Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest which are a pity to miss.
Oslo is a city full of innovation surrounded by mountains and oceans, and also one of Europe's fastest growing capitals. Although tall buildings increasingly color the Oslo skyline, but they still prioritize the preservation of the surrounding environment, you and your partner can enjoy pollution-free fresh air, well-integrated public transportation and a refreshing greenery in the gardens. At night, Oslo is transformed into a party center and a vibrant nightlife, where a line of local DJs entertains their fans.
Padar Island, Indonesia
Couples who have photography as their hobby certainly do not want to miss the beauty of Padar Island, which is still part of the Komodo National Park. Once you have satisfied capturing the beautiful views on various corners of the island, wear your snorkeling gear and be prepared to be amazed by the beauty of the variety of fish, coral reefs and red coral that fill the depths of the surrounding ocean. You can also enjoy the beautiful dusk sky and sunset on the deck of a super romantic boat.
Queenstown, New Zealand
While in Queenstown, we guaranteed you will never feel bored. Carrying the title "Global Adventure Capital", Queenstown is the right choice for all extreme experience. Bungee jumping from a bridge or falls free from an airplane? You can do it safely here. But that does not mean that couples who want to have a relaxing time cannot revel in this city, arrays of trendy restaurants, art centers and a calming vineyard are available for you to enjoy as well.
Maybe you have visited Rome, Milan, or Venice before, but still want to take a honeymoon trip to Italy? This time try visiting Rimini. This city on the side of the Adriatic Sea offers the charm of ancient Roman civilization, beaches that has successfully stole tourists’ attention and the uproar of the vibrant nightlife. Even thanks to its popularity among tourists, you will have no trouble communicating in English here, unlike other small Italian cities.
Its location on the borders of France and Germany makes Strasbourg’s atmosphere so attractive. The city center is very pedestrian-friendly and can also be explored by bicycle, even though there are operating buses and trams. Rows of antique house with unique half-timber accents on the side of small canals can easily be found in the Petite France area, making it look like the background of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales. Especially in December, a number of Christmas markets are held to celebrate the magical winter atmosphere.
The charm of Tbilisi lies in a dramatic setting that can be found in the depths of the Mtkvari River’s valley, also in its colorful architecture, arts and cultural elements that are so alive in every corner. Local hospitality and the modern dimension can be easily experienced in this ever-growing cafe and restaurant business, the lodging industry with a variety of choices, trendy bars and clubs to the ever-updated museums, galleries, parks and plazas. Everything is beautifully unified which make it a strong reason to nominate Tbilisi as favorite honeymoon destination for young couples today.
Located on the shining Lake Pichola, the city of Udaipur is called the most romantic place in all of India. The hilly city landscape, the majestic and charming king's palace, the lively and colorful antique market ambiance is the perfect setting for a special honeymoon trip for the newlyweds. Whether by car, on foot or even on horseback, various places that you can stop by, and experience will certainly be remembered for all time.
Couples who love sports and outdoor activities will surely feel at home in this city. Vancouver has a number of public parks and gardens that can be enjoyed, one of which is Stanley Park which is a favorite place for cycler, jogger and skateboard fans. You can also watch various ice hockey, soccer, baseball and rugby matches to fill your exciting honeymoon agenda. Not only that, Vancouver is also a home to popular stand-up comedy shows, so you and your partner can enjoy a fun night full of laughter.
Washington DC, USA
Take your partner to enjoy a honeymoon in Washington DC by visiting interesting museums, such as the Smithsonian Institution which deals with historic artifacts, the National Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the National Museum of American History. Various important monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument are also a hard-to-miss attractions while you’re in the capital city. What is the must-visit iconic place that has to be in your itinerary? The White House tour is definitely the one thing you should not miss.
This coastal city in Fujian province is probably not the most popular tourist destination in China, but maybe this city is the right choice for you who want to spend a romantic moment in a place that is not too crowded with tourists. Xiamen is a lively city full of modernity, but you can still see the strong roots of Chinese culture in several corners of the city. Xiamen also has beautiful islands, lakes, and interesting historical sites for tourists, not to miss is surely the typical Chinese culinary delights that will pamper your taste buds.
No need to go far to find a beautiful honeymoon destination. The city of Yogyakarta does have its own charm which makes it always attractive. Starting from the typical Javanese culture that is carefully preserved, magnificent temples to a place full of innovation which is the result of the creativity of its citizens. Sounds from the gamelan will accompany your every step when strolling around this city that is full of culture. Other than that, this city is also famous for its relaxed and casual atmosphere.
For a unique and unbeatable honeymoon trip, tickets to Zanzibar can be the answer. The islands in the eastern part of the African continent have brilliant turquoise sea beaches that are so clear and the city center that is a melting pot of various cultures. Do you like to surf the waves? Make sure you take home your surfing memories in Zanzibar which is getting increasingly popular among the travelers nowadays.