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Honeymoons are a time for both celebration and relaxation. They mark that moment when newlyweds can reflect back on the journey towards marriage, while also marking the beginning of an entirely new phase of life. Setting the tone for such a memorable vacation generally involves choosing a romantic travel destination. Although each couple’s idea of what constitutes romance can vary greatly. For some, a romantic getaway involves sipping cocktails on the beach, while for others that romance is more likely to be found bonding over outdoor adventures in the remote wilderness. The following destinations for romantic honeymoon ideas offer a bit of both, and so much more.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco, is guaranteed to be a beautiful exotic time. The stunning architecture and designs are like nowhere else, making for a truly one a kind experience. Exploring around town might find you experiencing the local beauty through mosques, palaces, and gardens. There are lots of stunning accommodations in Marrakech that are intimate and luxurious…making the location ideal for the list of romantic honeymoon ideas.

Banff, Canada

Banff is an outdoor lovers paradise. The resort town is located in Alberta, as well as is a part of Banff National Park. The scenic area offers views of the Rocky Mountains, stunning lakes, wild animals, and depending on the time of year…snow! For honeymooners who like the idea of snow sports and activities, the winter can be a wonderful time. The rest of the year is great for hiking, camping, and enjoying the peacefully isolated expansiveness of Canada. The town of Banff offers château-style hotels for the ultimate experience in romantic mountain luxury.

Lapland, Finland

Newlyweds who have been dreaming of seeing the Northern Lights might choose Lapland, Finland, as the perfect romantic honeymoon idea. The destination is remote and far enough north that catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is very possible. It makes for an unforgettable experience, which all honeymoons should strive to be!

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is pretty much tailored to romantic vacations…especially when it comes to all those overwater bungalows they have to offer. The small island is located in the South Pacific of the French Polynesia, located northwest of Tahiti. Bora Bora is so remote and idyllic that you are likely to start relaxing into that island vibe pretty much immediately. The locals are known for being kind and taking great care of their guests, and all elements of a honeymoon spot in the area will reflect this.

Paris, France

Paris has long been considered one of the most romantic cities in the world…and for good reason! The lifestyle, the old architecture, the food. Paris has it all and has been upholding that romantic way of being for quite some time. It’s also a very bustling city, so when it comes to vacationing there, pretty much everything one could want is nearby. Paris is the ideal honeymoon destination for the couple that wants to relax and relish in the ease and straightforward beauty that Paris has to offer.

Big Sur, California

Big Sur is an ideal honeymoon destination for those who don’t want to travel out of the U.S., but still crave stunning views and a resort experience. Big Sur is located on the coast of California and does not disappoint when it comes to activities or accommodations. Not to mention…the delicious seafood. The destination is deal for couples seeking a relaxing and upscale, destination.

Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como is located in Northern Italy’s Lombardo region. The lake is located at the base of the Alps, with stunning views onshore and off. Lake Como is known for being an upscale destination as its been that way for centuries. The lake is circled by villas, meaning that there are many gorgeous places to choose from for an unforgettable honeymoon stay.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece, is immediately recognizable thanks to those many white walls and buildings on the hillside leading down to beautiful blue seas. The small town of Santorini has a variety of accommodations that look right out over that view, as well as swimming pools that do the same. Santorini has a rich history and long traditions, as well as absolutely incredible food. For the couples who find nearly absurd beauty to be the best backdrop for a romantic trip (and seek out all those great photo opportunities), Santorini is the place to go.

Zambia, South Africa

Zambia is still considered a wild and little touched area of South Africa, making it an ideal spot for honeymooners who want to go off the grid for their post-wedding vacation. The area boasts a variety of luxury safari lodges as well as options for camping out under the stars. Activities include safaris and exploring the rest of the wild nature in the area, making Zambia a unique and fun destination for a honeymoon.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland, is full of must-see sites, ranging from glaciers to the famous mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon. The area also happens to be another great place to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. One reason why Iceland is so popular with honeymooners is its accessibility despite being an unusual and adventurous location. Reykjavik is only a five-hour flight from New York but couldn’t be more different than the populous U.S. city. Finding come romantic accommodations in Reykjavik assure a truly unforgettable honeymoon experience.