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21 Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2021

21 Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2021

21 best honeymoon destinations for 2021 to consider, when planning your wedding. When the planning gets to be a little overwhelming, thinking of your honeymoon can be a great Zen moment. This too, can go into stimulation overload quickly. Before you go down the honeymoon rabbit hole think what you want it to look like. Do you crave travel, adventure, or something relaxing. Is it being in a metropolitan city,  winery, maybe an Island or being surrounded in rich history. I’ve put together a list of some of the best honeymoon destinations for every type of couple.


Best Honeymoon Destination Farm & Ranch

     1. The Honeymoon Treehouse

Having your honeymoon at Bolt Farm TreehouseBest honeymoon destinations, honeymoon treehouse

Located in Wadmalaw Island, SC, is a relaxing

escape from the bustling world. No tv’s here, but

you do have antique claw foot tubs, a pizza oven,

bbq grill and even a french press. No

distractions here, just time to enjoy each other.


    2. Lone Mountain Ranch

The Lone Mountain Ranch, located between BigBest honeymoon destination, Lone Mountain Ranch

Sky and Yellowstone Park, in Montana, offers

a cozy log cabin getaway. This is a year round

resort with plenty of activities from rafting,

horseback riding, snowshoeing, and Yellowstone

next door is a great place to explore.


    3. Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley is on everyones couples mind when planning theirBest Honeymoon Destination, Napa Valley, hot air balloon ride

honeymoon.Napa Valley is laid back with European style. You will

want to stay in one of the many small boutique B&B’s to take full

advantage of Napa. There is plenty to do, from sunrise hot air balloon

ride, bike tours through wine country, great food and some of the

best wine in the world. These are just a few reasons why Napa is one of

the best honeymoon destinations, because everyone knows, everything

is better with wine.


    4. National Parks, US

The national parks, in the US, are a perfect place for a Best honeymoon destination, Yosemite National Park

relaxing honeymoon. Bring a book, camera or just a good

pair of binoculars for this honeymoon. The National Parks

are a great place to unwind from a busy wedding day and

with no cell service, you will have plenty of time to spend

with each other.


Best Honeymoon Destination Beach & Island


    5. Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii

Turtle Bay Result, located in  Hawaii, is one ofBest honeymoon destination, Turtle Bat Resort, Hawaii

the best honeymoon destinations. But, don’t

be fooled by the intoxicating views and

romantic sunset swims. This place is full of

adventure from SCUBA, hiking, fishing, and

whale watching just to name a few.


    6. St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, located in the FrenchBest honeymoon destination, St. Regis Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

Polynesia, offers land and over water villas. The

resort offers a swim up bar, several restaurants,

and shuttle service to Bora Bora. While on the

resort you will be treated like royalty. A butler

will bring you coffee and tea and open your

shades as both awake on your honeymoon.


    7. Hotel Le Toiny, St. Barts

Hotel Le Toiny, located in St. Barts is aBest honeymoon destination, Hotel Le Toiny, St. Bart

destination favorite for honeymooners.  You can

sip on a drink in a beach side cabana while

soaking up the sun. If you are wanting to stretch

legs you can give jet skiing, hiking, deep-sea

fishing a try or take a guided tour.


    8. Grace Hotel Santorini, Greece

Grace Hotel is located in Santorini, Greece.Best honeymoon destination, Grace Hotel Santorini Greece

Looking down on the Aegean Sea this spot

is a great choice for a relaxing, luxury, secluded,

location with jaw dropping visit views. You will

forget about your cell phone after your fist night.


    9. The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize

The Lodge at Chaa Creek, is located in Belize.Best honeymoon destination, Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize

Pictured here is the Kukulcan Master Suite. It has

floor-to-ceiling glass windows with a 180 degree

view of the jungle. This is truly an exceptional

choice and they even have a honeymoon

adventure package to keep you both busy and relaxed.


    10. Kayon Resort, Bali

The Kayon Resort is located in Bali and is a 5 star resortBest honeymoon destination, Kayon Resort, Bali

surrounded by rain forests and the holy Petanu River. You

can start your day with a complimentary yoga class to align

your mind, body and soul, then take one of the many tours

to immerse yourself in the beautiful culture. They specialize

in honeymooners and romance.



Best Honeymoon Destination Adventure

    11. Pikaia Lodge, Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island in nestled in the middle of the GalapagosBest honeymoon destination, Pikaia Lodge Santa Cruz Island

Islands. The Galapagos is not only a the second largest

protected marine reserve, but it is also on of the Seven

Underwater Wonders of the world. This is a

honeymoon paradise for the adventure couple. From

hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, you will have and

opportunity to view wildlife that only lives here.


    12. Adventure Honeymoon packages in Peru

If you are an adventure seeking couple then you should lookBest honeymoon destination, Adventure honeymoon packages Peru

into Peru. You can trek through the desert on a dune

buggy, hike the Inca  Trail, and kayak on Lake Titicaca.

Don’t worry, you will have plenty of time for romantic

encounters under the night sky filled with stars. So

pack your sunscreen and leave the planning to the

professionals at Peru for Less.


    13. Summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

So if you like mountaineering, and getting you passportBest honeymoon destination, Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania

passport stamped, then summiting Kilimanjaro on your

honeymoon is the ticket. Check out South Africa Adventures

for packages and guides. Now, when you you finish your

climb you can retreat to the Bay Leaf Hotel for a little

pampering traditional North Indian Punjabi cuisine.


    14. Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico is perfect for the trill seeking couple in anyBest honeymoon destination, Taos New Mexico

season. Winter offers some of the best skiing in the US,

while summer is known for fly-fishing, hiking and mountain

biking. Taos is a artsy, hippy, outdoor loving community with

some of best food and stunning vista views in any season.

Plan your honeymoon here.



Best Honeymoon Destination Metropolitan

    15. New York City Honeymoon

If you are thinking about having your honeymoon inBest honeymoon destination, New York City honeymoon

New York City these are just a few things to do while you

are there. Go for a walk in Central Park, take in a play on

Broadway, go record shopping in the East Village and not to

mention some of the best food in the world!!!


    16. Paris

If your looking for one of the most romantic place on earth,Best honeymoon destination, Paris

than Paris might just be the place for you. While in Paris

you should take in a sunset at the Eiffel Tower, walk down

Moulin Rouge for a night out and in the morning head to

Cafe` Le  Jardin Du Petit Palais for a romantic breakfast.

Chick here for help in planning for your Honeymoon.


    17. Chicago for a fun filled honeymoon

Chicago is a great place to plan your honeymoon.Best honeymoon destination, Chicago

It has a deep history of fun, even during the Prohibition in

1920’s, gave way to the great speakeasies. When in Chicago

take in a baseball game at one of the last original stadiums,

go shopping on The Magnificent Mile, eat at some of the

best restaurants  in the world or settle back with a cocktail

at the oldest Jazz club, The Green Mill.


    18. London, England 

London is a city full of history, romance and royalty.Best honeymoon destination, London, England

Couples can take a stroll around Windsor Castle, view the

Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and walk through

the Columbia Road Flower Market. While there take a day trip out

to Stonehenge to round out you visit to London These are just a few

places that make London a great choice for a honeymoon.


    19. New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is one of the most romantic cities in the US. Taking Best honeymoon destination, New Orleans, Louisiana

in a stroll in the French Quarters, a coffee and beignet at

Cafe Du Monde, or a drink at Voodoo Lounge that is open 24

hours a day, this city has something for everyone. French

inspired architecture, steamy nights, refreshing drinks, and cool

jazz all add up to a romantic honeymoon destination.


Road Trip

Best Honeymoon Destination Road Trip


    20. Route 66, Chicago to Los Angeles

If you are looking for a road trip for your honeymoon and

explore theBest honeymoon destination, road trip, Route 66 heart beat of the USA, then driving Route 66

between Chicago and Los Angeles is the way to go. Grab

your sunglasses, sunscreen and if don’t have a convertible

I highly recommend renting one for this trip. Here is a link

to a great article for planning this honeymoon trip and

discovering Americana history. You will be talking about

this for  the rest of your life.


    21. California Pacific Coast Highway

The California Pacific Coast Highway is a great road trip if youBest honeymoon destination, road trip, California Pacific Coast Highway

crave scenic coastlines. From San Francisco to Los Angles you

will drive on the famous Highway 1 coastal route. You will go

in and out of small beach towns, vibrant metropolitan cities to

vast open coastline. Rent a camper van for this trip and sleep

on the beach along the way, no hotel need. Making this one

of the best honeymoon destinations. Here is a link to a great

article to help plan this great honeymoon trip.



I hope this inspires you to think out of the box when planning your honeymoon. I also have included some other blogs that can help in your wedding planning adventure.

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I would love to hear from you, so please head over to my website at Wedding By Lee and say hi.

Cheers and Happy Planning,

Lee Hickman


























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