“In life, it is not where you go, it is who you travel with” - Charles Schulz
Whether you are a newlywed or an old couple, it’s never too late to celebrate your marriage, and with that being said, there is nothing better than taking some time off to plan a romantic getaway with your significant other!
And what better way to explore and make endless memories than to visit a beautiful, adventurous, and Muslim-friendly travel destination? That’s right – you’ve got to keep a good balance of Deen and Dunya.
Can’t choose the perfect destination for you and your loved one? We’ve compiled the top 10 Muslim-friendly travel destinations to help you pick the right location for a memorable honeymoon.
Turkey is the most popular honeymoon destination among Muslim travelers for its Halal food, boutique hotels, Ottoman mansions, and Islamic cultural sites. It’s a fairytale land of Cappadocia and Mediterranean villages with beautiful coastlines that have romance wrapped up for love birds.
Bodrum, Turquoise Coast, Safranbolu, Bozcaada, and Kabuk are the top honeymooning hot spots in Turkey.
The Maldives offers a big welcome to travelers from all around the world. With its clear waters, vibrant corals, beautiful marine life, and sugary white beaches, it is the best honeymooning spot that couples could not miss out on.
Muslim couples can find a variety of resorts that offer private beachfront, secluded pools, and Halal foods.
The Arabian city is a charmer for an action-packed escape, a beach holiday, or a desert retreat – whatever sparks your interest. The country’s private couples-spa packages, world-class shopping centers with versatile dining options make for an unforgettable honeymoon.
As Dubai is a Muslim-populated country, it is not hard to find Halal cuisine and modest cultural practices here.
The Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) has ranked Malaysia as the most Muslim-friendly travel destination in the world.
It is home to many beautiful islands with sandy beaches and luxury resorts offering Halal foods and secluded indoor pools. Water lover couples should not miss Langkawi and Sipadan, perfect spots for diving, and Tioman as a nature reserve.
Singapore is a perfect dream spot for a beach gateway on your honeymoon escape. It is ideal for Muslim travelers, as there are about 70 mosques and plenty of resorts offering Halal-certified foods.
In Singapore, there is an abundance of things to do and sites to see, from art and architecture to nature and wildlife; you surely won’t be able to get enough of the skywalk!
Thailand is home to breathtaking tourist attractions like Krabi and the beautiful islands of Phang Naga Bay and Similan islands. Muslim couples can enjoy Thai halal cuisine, private hot tubs, Jacuzzi, and spas.
Apart from the welcoming smiles of the locals, Thailand offers an amalgam of nature, wildlife, beautiful trails with waterfalls, and ethereal waterbodies.
Seychelles has some of the most popular and beautiful diving spots in the world. With white sandy beaches surrounded by deep blue water, lush green vegetation, and palm trees, Seychelles is ideal for beach lovers.
As a country does not swarm up with tourists, couples who want seclusion and privacy can visit Seychelles for the perfect honeymoon.
Exotic setups, ethereal landscapes, cultural attractions, quiet beaches, brimming turquoise water, and beautiful resorts are everything that spoils honeymooners and leaves them enchanted.
Ella, Nuwara Eliya, and Manisa are big hits among love birds, with resorts that are ideal for the Muslim community facilitating prayer rooms, private pools, and local Halal cuisine.
With its palm-lined beaches and blue lagoons, this heart of the South Pacific is a honeymoon paradise for love birds. Many resorts and spas, especially in Laucula, ensure absolute seclusion and provide Halal foods if you request.
Namale, Turtle island, Tokoriki Island, Wadigi Island, Likuliku, and Tadrai Island, offer a private gateway for your intimate experience.
Bora Bora is surrounded by idyllic sunsets, blue lagoon waters, and white beaches. Overwater bungalows and guest dining by lagoons are perfect secluded picturesque settings.
If you feel adventurous, have a romantic stroll along Matira Beach or take a scenic helicopter ride to catch the breathtaking sight of the Tupai or Motu Iti.