The Best 10 Honeymoon Destinations for 2016

By Halal Trip | 05, Feb, 2016
The Best 10 Honeymoon Destinations for 2016

From exotic beach destinations like Bali and Maui to Paris, the City of Love, here are our picks for 2016’s best honeymoon destinations!


Bali, Indonesia


Renowned as one of Asia’s best destinations for couples, and attracting visitors all year round, Bali is our pick for number one spot for honeymooners in 2016. A destination that most of us only dream of visiting, Bali is an island that has a little bit of everything. Known for its towering volcanic mountains covered in lush greenery, beautiful rice paddy fields and white sandy beaches that slide into gorgeous turquoise water, Bali draws many different types of visitors, especially those looking for something different and unique. Honeymooners will find that this tropical paradise has not only the most fantastic landscapes but also has plenty of fun and exciting activities to enjoy and of course not to forget the world class resorts. Stay at one of these palatial oceanfront resorts with amazing ocean views, private pools, and Balinese decor and indulge in decadent cuisines and luxurious spa treatments amidst exquisite and mind blowing surroundings. Dream no more, book your ticket and live the dream!




There is no doubt that honeymooning in the exotic settings of the Maldives is going to be romantic and memorable. Picture this - a private villa standing over crystal clear water, days ending with the most dreamy sunsets, dream-worthy room service and masseuse just a phone call away! The only thing that may encourage you to leave your luxurious comforts are the beautiful sea creatures and breathtaking coral reef just outside your porch. Aside from the candle lit dinners, walks on the beach and breathtaking sunsets, couples will also find island-hopping, scuba diving, swimming and other water sports are all possible in Maldives.


Bodrum, Turkey


Once a charming Turkish fishing village, today Bodrum is a favorite getaway and a haven for the rich and famous. Located on the southwest coast of Turkey, this quaint little town is full of whitewashed houses with blue trims that take you back to a different time. It’s a great place to experience and explore a little culture and history, as the town is home to many ancient ruins, museums, Ottoman Mosques and even a castle! However a trip to Bodrum is not complete without spending a few nights sailing in a gullet –a handmade wooden boat. Honeymooners will find this to be the highlight of their trip, as it is said to be one of the most incredibly romantic things to do in Bodrum.


Ko Tao, Thailand


Ko Tao, with its secluded bays and spectacular mountain ridges is yet another picturesque destination that has retained a rustic charm that honeymooners are sure to love. Home to over 35 diving sites, the relatively small island in the past used to mainly draw tourists geared towards diving, however with many boutique resorts and villas cropping up all around the island, Ko Tao today has become the perfect honeymoon destination for newlyweds looking for that postcard-perfect, romantic setting!


Hayman Island, Australia


Nestled in the spectacular Whitsunday Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hayman Island has the reputation of being one of the top destinations for honeymooners. If a luxury island getaway is your dream honeymoon experience, then look no further than Hayman Island to make your dream come true! The exclusive resort housed in this private island is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and idyllic coral fringed beaches with crystal clear water. While couples will be able to relax and enjoy each other’s company here, they will also find plenty of activities to enjoy, including a variety of water sports, and a sea plane excursion over the Great Barrier Reef is not to be missed!


Zanzibar, Tanzania


Zanzibar, in Tanzania is another destination that offers couples the whole idyllic beach honeymoon experience. While the archipelago of Zanzibar has over 50 islands, visitors will find Zanzibar is definitely the best known and most visited. The east coast of Zanzibar is filled to the brim with resorts, however for honeymooners looking for the ultimate private getaway, Mnemba Island is undoubtedly the top destination in Zanzibar. Home to gorgeous powdery white beaches and offering all the privacy you’ll ever need, it’s no surprise that Mnemba Island has been voted several times as the most romantic destination in the world! For some history and culture, couples can explore the labyrinth of narrow alleyways in Stone Town, the heart of Zanzibar Town, where they will discover lovely small shops, mosques, bath houses and even a palace that has seen better days.


Paris, France


Who could ask for a better destination to spend their honeymoon in than Paris? Renowned as the City of Love, Paris has always been and always will be a popular destination for honeymooners. While its amazing sites and iconic monuments like the Louvre and the Eiffel tower will definitley impress visitors, what makes Paris romantic is its incredibly rich culture and its eternal charm. The streets filled with charming boulevards, cozy cafés, inviting patisseries and great bistros, the art and architecture, the romantic walks through the various Quarters, the time spent in the cafés sipping coffee and people watching, all combined together make Paris one of the most romantic city’s and greatest honeymoon destinations ever!


Palawan, Philippines


Another great options for couples looking for a romantic beach honeymoon is Palawan in the Philippines. This exquisite island is home to plenty of breathtakingly beautiful beaches and stunning seascapes. El Nido and Coron in Palawan are among some of the most visited beaches, while couples wanting complete privacy and seclusion will have options too, as they could visit one of the small islands nearby and have it completely to themselves. Couples can spend their days enjoying the abundance of water sports available, then take a romantic stroll on the beach at sunset, and enjoy a blissful candle-lit dinner on the beach at night.


Maui, Hawaii


Well known for its laid-back ways, stunning scenery, endless adventure and great accommodation, it is definitely no surprise that Maui made our list of the best honeymoon destinations for 2016. Maui has been voted ‘Best Island’ for many years and attracts visitors from around the world. The island is in fact, perfect as a honeymoon destination, with its stunning sunsets, spectacular waterfalls and amazing beaches. Couples are sure to be fascinated by its beauty and are sure to enjoy exploring as much of the island as possible together.


Corfu, Greece


Corfu is possibly one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan Mediterranean islands in Greece. Its rich multicultural heritage, its spectacular landscape, its historical monuments, its crystal clear seas and its fantastic weather all year round would be reason enough for its popularity. Honeymoon couples are sure to love the charming Venetian style town that looks very much like an Italian town. Strolling through the Old Town will definitely be interesting while exploring the natural beauty of the island is a must as well.


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