Luxtripper Travel Editor
Check out these incredible multi-destination honeymoon adventures that we've selected for 2020!
For honeymooners looking to get outside and explore, Sri Lanka is the place to go; imagine golden beaches, tantalising Ceylon curries, aromatic tea plantations, wildlife-rich national parks and ancient temples! From the wonders of the Cultural Triangle and Jaffna's beautiful Hindu temples to the sweeping tea plantations of the lush Tea Country, a honeymoon to Sri Lanka lets your senses run wild. For all animal-lovers out there, you can head further south and experience an incredible safari in the Yala National Park, staying at the luxurious Wild Coast Tented Lodge.
Where better to twin with Sri Lanka than the Maldives? Only a 2 hour flight away, it's not hard to see why honeymooners flock to the Maldives each year; its all-year-round tropical climate, crystal-clear lagoons and coral atolls are seemingly plucked straight from the imagination. Pullman Maldives Maamutaa embodies this Maldivian paradise, its remote location in the Indian Ocean making this a real-life Robinson Crusoe hideaway. For pure romance, have a private lunch on the resort's sandbank, enjoy a massage for two in the luxurious spa and watch tropical fish swim below you as you go paddle-boarding.
South Africa is an all-encompassing destination, its wildlife-rich national parks, rugged coastlines and vibrant cities making this one of Africa's most popular countries to visit. With a dry and warm Mediterranean climate, the weather is ideal for an African safari; at AndBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge, you'll be able to explore the lodge's own private game reserve and see close-up sightings of Africa's 'Big Five'. Staying in one the lodge's 6 exclusive suites, you can gaze at the mesmerising plains before you from the luxury of your own private pool - a truly unforgettable moment on your honeymoon!
Mauritius has it all, from miles of spectacular coastline and white-sand beaches to lush mountain peaks and tropical jungles. Located east of Madagascar and surrounded by the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a brilliant destination for honeymooners seeking tropical beach paradise. Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Wellness Resort is ideal for couples seeking a secluded retreat and adventure. Located on a beautiful beachfront, you can enjoy glass bottom boat trips, Riverine Trails, and a 3-hour picnic in the midst of nature.
Oman is still somewhat of an enigma to the outsider, but this mysterious Arab country holds an old-age glamour that will transport you straight back to the magic of The Tales of the Arabian Nights. With a landscape that exudes romance, you can discover tropical oases, sublime desert mountains and unique beaches on your honeymoon to Oman. Staying in a Beachfront Pool Villa at Six Senses Zighy Bay, watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon of Musandam, cuddle under the stars at your own private film screening and explore the Musandam fjords on a sunset cruise.
After the sweeping desert landscapes of Oman, you'll be craving the lush green of the tropics, and where better to go than the Seychelles? Situated south of Oman in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is a beautiful nation of 115 granite and coral islands ideally located outside of the cyclone belt. Known for its sugary-sand beaches cradled by large granite boulders and vivid coral reefs, the Seychelles is a romantic destination ideal for a secluded honeymoon. In an Oceanfront Pool Villa at the Six Senses Zil Payson, you can experience a private sunset cocktail, a kayaking adventure around the marine protected Coco Island and African inspired spa treatments.
Japan is a journey into the past and future, a rich cultural experience of vermilion temples, electrifying robot cafes and flavoursome cuisine. A unique honeymoon destination, you can hop on a bullet train and zip around this spectacular country, visiting hot-spring onsens in Hakone, tranquil shrines in Kyoto, Michelin-star restaurants in Osaka and the beautiful cherry blossoms of Tokyo. Whatever your accomodation preferences, you can stay in traditional Japanese ryokans or modern luxury hotels on your Japan honeymoon, such as the Aman Tokyo.
After your journey across Japan, Philippines is another world entirely; boasting some of the clearest water in South East Asia, this tropical nation consists of over 7,500 islands, with pristine beaches, waterfalls and unique cave formations. In the paradise of El Nido, you can enjoy a secluded escape on Apulit Island in the beautiful Taytay Bay, staying in a luxurious Water Cottage. As you wake up to the tranquil whisper of of the waves, you can look forward to a day of scuba diving, cliff rapelling and a private beach dinner.
Hawaii is perhaps one of the most iconic honeymoon destinations, a tropical paradise in the Pacific Ocean with cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests and sublime beaches. With a moderate, tropical climate, Hawaii's consistent warm weather and blue skies makes this an ideal honeymoon destination if you're looking for adventure and romance; you can hike volcanic national parks, dive with sharks and trek to waterfalls! Whether you want to hop to different islands or unwind and relax, we recommend you stay in the Four Seasons Hualalai, a beautiful beachfront resort with secluded villas that have direct access to the beach.
As this is your honeymoon, you should should upgrade your stopover on your return home and have a full-blown California road trip. In a luxury hire car, you can cruise the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, blasting out your favourite tunes whilst savouring the weightless feeling of freedom. Visiting places such as Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can experience the spectacular landscape of California whilst sampling delicious local food on the way. If you're looking for luxury, feel like a film star at The Beverly Hills Hotel, near to the bright lights of Hollywood.
Bali is simply beautiful. A lush island in Indonesia, this popular destination is known for its monkey forests, temples and spectacular beaches, drawing in honeymooners from across the globe. With a tropical climate, you can explore the lush uplands of Ubud from the Royal Pitah Maha Hotel, a blissful hillside retreat looking across the vast Balinese jungle. Afterwards, the ocean beckons as you head further south of the island to the private beaches of Jimbaran Bay, where you can lounge on stretches of soft, golden sand at the luxury Ayana Resort and Spa Bali.
Despite their near distance - only 2 and a half hours by plane - Singapore is the polar opposite of Bali. The setting for the hit film Crazy Rich Asians, you'll feel the bite of the Asian Tiger as you wander through glitzy shopping malls and gaze out at the dazzling city skyline from the luxury of the Marina Bay Sands' sky-high infinity pool. Yet, serenity can still be found in this small city state; head to Singapore's Botanical Gardens and savour a refreshing glass of lime juice under a canopy of tropical trees before exploring the world-famous National Orchid Garden.
Get ready to excite your senses. India is loud and aromatic, a diverse country of unique cities, cultures and food. If you're looking for a honeymoon with a difference, you can journey through the state of Rajasthan, visiting the spectacular cities of Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur, known rather beautifully as the 'Venice of the East'. Afterwards, beach paradise awaits you at the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa in the Andaman Islands, a collection of approximately 300 islands in the Bay of Bengal with white-sand beaches, tropical rainforests and mangroves.
If, however, you and your partner are not beach lovers, you can twin your India honeymoon with Bhutan instead of the Andaman Islands, only 2 and a half hours away from New Delhi. A tranquil Kingdom in the Himalayas, Bhutan is comprised of sweeping valleys, breathtaking mountain passes and traditional dzongs, a welcome escape from the fast-paced pressures of modern life. Staying in the Amankora properties, you'll be able to discover the beautiful regions of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, visiting the iconic Tiger's Nest monastery with an expert guide.
Tanzania is a feast for the imagination, its untouched savannahs, dense jungles and imposing mountains offering an abundance of things to do on your honeymoon. Staying at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in a luxury suite with a private infinity-edge plunge pool, you can immerse yourself in the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, discovering unique African wildlife such as Hippos, elephants and lions on an incredible safari. For something that extra bit special, the lodge offers guests the exclusive opportunity to see Serengeti on a hot air balloon; imagine watching the spectacular sunrise of the savannah alongside your loved one before enjoying a luxury champagne breakfast in the bush.
After the thrill of the safari, now is the time to head to the coast and enjoy the splendour of Zanzibar. At Tulia Zanzibar Unique Beach Lodge, you can gaze out to the endless blue of the Indian Ocean from your seafront luxury villa before relaxing on the picturesque ivory-white beach. Offering complimentary honeymoon services, you can marvel at the night sky with a romantic dinner under the stars, enjoy a one-hour massage at the Tulia spa and paddle-board together on the crisp turquoise ocean.
A journey through Vietnam is like a journey through different worlds, each with its own culture, landscape and climate. A honeymoon destination like no other, you can cruise through the mysterious emerald waters of Halong Bay, wander through the twinkling lantern displays of Hoi An and weave through palm-lined rivers in the Mekong Delta. As if that wasn't enough, you can truly get away from it all on the island of Phu Quoc, a tropical paradise in the Gulf of Thailand to the west of Vietnam. Staying at the Fusion Phu Quoc, you and your loved one can experience spa-inclusive treatments before lounging on a stretch of soft, sandy beach.
Just next door to Vietnam is Cambodia, a captivating destination with a rich heritage and beautiful landscapes. Starting in Siem Reap, you can channel your inner Indiana Jones on your honeymoon and explore the vast temple complex of Angkor Wat, built in the 12th Century. Afterwards, head further south and be treated to island wonders on Song Saa Private Island, an award-winning resort offering overwater villas and ultimate serenity. With the opportunity to experience a romantic sunset cruise, couples spa treatments and a private picnic at an isolated beach, this is honeymoon heaven.
Somewhat off the beaten track, Malaysia is a fully-immersive destination ideal for a honeymoon in the tropics, its bustling cities, secluded beaches and steaming rainforests providing a combination of culture, relaxation and adventure. Starting in Kuala Kumpur, you can savour the sumptuous Malay cuisine and explore the city's top sights, such as the vivid Batu Caves, before jetting off to Langkawi Island in the Andaman Sea. Staying at the Datai Langkawi, you can listen to the distinct sounds of the rainforest on jungle trails leading to hidden waterfalls before unwinding with soothing treatments at the spa.
If you're looking to fully connect with nature without the city escape, you should embark on a honeymoon to Malaysian Borneo; think unique wildlife, steaming rainforests and marine-protected beaches. At the Sukau Rainforest Lodge, nestled on the edge of the Kinabatangan River, you will have the opportunity to encounter spectacular creatures on eco-friendly river and land safaris such as the world-famous orangutan. After this, head north of Borneo to Gaya Island Resort, a luxury hotel on the pristine Gaya Island, for marine adventures and relaxation in nature.
If you're looking to discover pure romance on your honeymoon, contact one of our Luxury Travel Specialists today for your own tailor-made luxury honeymoon adventure...