BRIDES Magazine exclusively partnered with Virtuoso to reveal the world's hottest honeymoon destinations and resorts
BRIDES Magazine exclusively partnered with Virtuoso to reveal the world’s hottest honeymoon destinations and resorts

Planning a honeymoon or other romantic getaway? Wondering where to venture and where to stay? Discover the creme de la creme of honeymoon destinations and resorts from Virtuoso’s experts.

Recognizing their savvy, BRIDES Magazine tapped the insights of Virtuoso’s romantic travel professionals in a new survey. Only Virtuoso advisors were invited to share their picks for the world’s most wow honeymoon destinations and resorts. Their lists form the perfect guide for couples looking for the ideal trip of a lifetime.

The World’s 20 Most Romantic Destinations

  1. French Polynesia
  2. Italy
  3. St. Lucia
  4. Maui
  5. South Africa
  6. Maldives
  7. Mexico
  8. Fiji
  9. Kauai
  10. Seychelles
  11. Jamaica
  12. Greece
  13. Turks and Caicos
  14. British Virgin Islands
  15. Bali
  16. Thailand
  17. Hawaii Island
  18. Nevis
  19. France
  20. Dominican Republic
honeymoon destinations: guest room with private pool and mountain and sea view at Jade Mountain
St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain was the top choice for Caribbean honeymoon resort

Top Resorts in the Caribbean

  1. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
  2. Amanyara, Turks & Caicos
  3. Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, St. Barts
  4. Ladera, St. Lucia
  5. Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia

Top Resorts in Central & South America

  1. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
  2. Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa, Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua
  3. Turtle Inn, Placencia, Belize
  4. Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu, Peru
  5. Nayara Springs, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Top Hotels & Resorts in Europe

  1. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
  2. Villa d’Este, Lake Como, Italy
  3. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
  4. Palazzo Avino, Ravello, Italy
  5. The Gritti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, Italy
honeymoon desitinations: lobby of One&Only Cape Town with Table Mountain in background
One&Only Cape Town was the Virtuoso advisors’ pick for top Africa and Middle East honeymoon property

Top Hotels & Resorts in Africa & The Middle East

  1. One & Only Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Royal Malewane, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  3. Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa
  4. Singita Kruger National Park, South Africa
  5. One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Top Resorts in Hawaii

  1. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island
  2. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
  3. St. Regis Princeville, Kauai
  4. Halekulani, Oahu
  5. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Top Resorts in Asia & Australia

  1. One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
  2. One & Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  3. Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  4. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  5. Amanpuri, Phuket, Thailand
honeymoon destinations: overwater bungalows, turquoise water and mountains at Four Seasons Bora Bora
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was the top resort in the top honeymoon destination – French Polynesia

Top Resorts in the South Pacific

  1. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  2. The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
  3. St. Regis Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  4. Laucala Island, Fiji
  5. Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, French Polynesia

Visiting These Honeymoon Destinations and Resorts

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