Six Top Honeymoon Destinations of 2019 to Stir Your Inner Romantic

Romance & Beaches

Silhouette of a loving couple in Santorini at sunset, Greece

For the romantically inclined traveller, there may be no trip more important than their honeymoon. Even for Globetrotters who embark on a new adventure every year, the romantic notion of that first post-nuptial trip together makes it one to stand out. So of course, you’ll want it to take you somewhere memorable. Here are six of our favourite Goway honeymoon destinations for 2019, each with its own charms to bring out your inner romantic.

Bora Bora & the Islands of Tahiti

No destination on earth says “romantic getaway” like the Islands of Tahiti, and there’s one for every style of traveller. It might be a Bora Bora honeymoon in an overwater bungalow with every luxury at your fingertips, or a more varied trip that takes in several islands such as Moorea, or culture-rich Tahiti itself.

Competitive offers combining flights and accommodation make these exclusive islands more affordable than most travellers think, all without compromising the experience. Each also offers a wide variety of activities including watersports, cultural and culinary encounters, horseback and mountain bike riding, and more to create the style of honeymoon that’s right for you. No matter how you choose to explore them, the Islands of a Tahiti are a vacation you’ll talk about for the rest of your lives. In other words, precisely what a great honeymoon is supposed to be.

French Polynesia is synonymous with paradise, so it’s impossible to suggest just one great honeymoon option.

Suggested Itineraries:
8-Day Moorea Vacation including Airfare
8-Day Bora Bora Vacations incl. Airfare
12-Day Tahiti & Moorea Escape incl. Airfare
11-Day Moorea & Bora Bora Vacation incl. Airfare
10-Day Tahitian Guesthouse Vacation incl. Airfare
6-Day Tetiaroa: The Brando

Turquoise water at Bora Bora island beach, Tahiti (French Polynesia)
Turquoise waters at Bora Bora island beach, Tahiti

Honeymoon Amid History in Italy and Greece

For history buffs, or anyone who enjoys a good story while exploring a beautiful land, Italy and Greece aren’t just destinations. Each is a pilgrimage.

An Italy honeymoon is one to set all the senses alight, even if you just visit the classic first-time trio of Rome, Florence, and Venice. With a little more time, extend your stay to include the delightful towns of Cinque Terre, gritty and exciting Naples and the Amalfi Coast, chic Milan, more of Tuscany, or even the uniqueness of Sicily.

Suggested Itinerary:
14-Day Italian Indulgence: Rome to Venice

Gondola near Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Gondola near Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy

A Greece honeymoon isn’t to be dismissed either. The whitewashed villages of Santorini and the unforgettable blue domes of Mykonos invite curious visitors to uncover their mysteries – in between basking in the sun and enjoying the best cuisine and traditions the Greek Islands have to offer, of course.

Suggested Itinerary:
11-Day Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

View of Mykonos port with boats, Cyclades Islands, Greece
View of Mykonos port with boats, Greece

If in the end you can’t decide, Goway’s Classic Italy & Cruise the Greek Islands combines the two, taking in Italy’s essentials before boarding the Norwegian star for an unforgettable Greek Islands trip that includes Corfu, Santorini, and Mykonos, along with Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor, and the beautiful Croatian city of Dubrovnik.

Fiji Honeymoon Packages

Fiji is a classic honeymoon destination, and there’s good reason for that. Whether it’s a relaxing beach vacation, an active watersports escape, or just a chance to experience the world-famous hospitality of the Fijians, there’s something here for every style of traveller. A classic Fiji honeymoon might take you to the Mamanuca Islands, located just offshore from the country’s international air gateway at Nadi. You can also stay on the main island of Viti Levu, where you’ll have opportunities to visit local villages, as well as snorkelling or diving along the beautiful Coral Coast.

Looking for something more remote? Try the Yasawa Islands, also famed for their range of watersports. Or you can head to Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu, which offers a slightly more ‘local’ taste of Fiji, receiving only a fraction of Viti Levu’s visitors. For an exclusive Fiji honeymoon that takes you to a variety of islands, consider a boutique Fiji cruise aboard a small vessel. No matter how you choose to visit, a Fiji honeymoon is a taste of the South Pacific you won’t soon forget.

Suggested Itinerary:
8-Day Captain Cook: Yasawa Island Cruise

Aerial view of Yasawa Islands, Fiji
Aerial view of Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Seychelles

Few islands preserve the beauty and complexity of nature like Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. The best Seychelles honeymoon packages emphasize these qualities, and visitor numbers to Seychelles are strictly controlled. This ensures a special experience for any couple that makes the journey, either for their honeymoon or a wildlife adventure somewhere just a little different. Seychelles protects four distinct national marine parks, and devotes 40% of its land area to national park, so you know you’re in a country that takes its commitment to nature seriously.

When it come to culture, you’ll find a delicious fusion of Asian, European, and African influences in Seychelles. The cuisine relies heavily on seafood, and the local palm wine, or calu, should not be missed. For a dream nature lover’s honeymoon that also invites relaxation and cultural discovery, consider joining the exclusive ranks of travellers who’ve been to Seychelles.

Suggested Itinerary:
12-Day Seychelles Vacation Including Airfare

Anse Source d'Argent Beach on island of La Digue, Seychelles
Anse Source d’Argent Beach in La Digue, Seychelles

Belize

A tiny country where the natural beauty of the Caribbean meets centuries of civilization reclaimed by the jungle, a Belize honeymoon offers something for beach enthusiasts, nature lovers, and culture vultures alike. It also happens to be the only country in Central America that primarily speaks English, making it a good choice for first-timers. Set between the world’s second largest barrier reef and the remains of the Mayan empire, Belize offers the perfect balance of romance and adventure.

San Pedro is a classic honeymoon destination, and an ideal base for exploring the Ambergris Caye. Belize’s largest island is a haven for watersports of every sort, with some terrific coral reefs for snorkelling or diving. Just don’t skip the country’s interior. With easy access to Guatemala, you’ll have a wealth of Mayan ruins and unspoiled jungle to explore.

Suggested Itinerary:
7-Day Belize Jungle & Beach Experience

Sunset in town of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Island, Belize
Sunset in town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye Island, Belize

Thailand

A Thailand honeymoon can live up to almost any idea of a “romantic escape.” The country offers up centuries of history and culture alongside the chance to unplug and de-stress, plus the big city excitement of Bangkok. If it’s your first visit, be sure to give Bangkok at least a few days, long enough to see the Royal Palace, Wat Arun, and ideally the ruins of Ayutthaya. Then decide whether to head north for a complete Thai cultural immersion in Chiang Mai, or south for beach perfection on Thailand’s islands.

Both styles of trip can be tailored to enhance every romantic opportunity. Consider trying your hand at Thai cooking with an expert instructor, or volunteering some time at an elephant sanctuary. You and your partner can also draw closer in mind, body, and spirit with one of Thailand’s many wellness travel options.

Suggested Itineraries:
8-Day Thailand Unplugged with Chiang Mai
9-Day Thailand Unplugged with Phuket

Bangkok view in the business district at twilight, Thailand
Bangkok view in the business district at twilight, Thailand