As far as honeymoon destinations are concerned, the possibilities are endless. From dreamy beaches to exotic ruins, it can be a challenge to narrow it down to the one perfect vacation spot for you and your sweetheart to relax in after the pre-wedding stress! We’ve compiled a list of our five favorite international honeymoon locations, so keep scrolling to see these Instagram-worthy destinations!
1. Tulum, Mexico
If you’ve been dreaming of a white-sand resort to help you completely unwind from the stress of a wedding, look no further! Located on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, Tulum is a popular location for resort lovers across the globe. A popular choice is Mukan, a super remote all-inclusive resort. A highly eco-conscious and intimate location, they offer canopy beds and beach side spa bungalows for when you’re not taking a sunset cruise with a margarita in hand. Aside from the picture-perfect resorts, Tulum is full of rocky cliffs, waters so turquoise that they rival Tiffany’s, and ancient Mayan ruins.
2. Reykjavík, Iceland
While famous for its connection with the Star Wars movie franchise, Reykjavik is a stunning and scenic honeymoon destination even if you’re not a major sci-fi fan. If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination that blends modernity and tradition seamlessly, Reykjavik is it! The lifestyle in this city is both sophisticated and electric, filled with art museums, clubs, and whale watching in Husavik. You can also witness Aurora Borealis if your trip is sometime between September and April, but that doesn’t make the summer months any less romantic.
3. Stratford Upon Avon, England
It’s hard to find a more romantic man in history than William Shakespeare, and his hometown is no exception. Stratford Upon Avon is the perfect place for play lovers and bookworms. While London seems to be the place to be for theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford Upon Avon flawlessly produces some of the most beautiful theatre in the UK, making for a fun activity for a night out with your sweetheart. Visit the spots where Shakespeare wooed his bride-to-be Anne Hathaway and put your sonnet writing skills to the test! If you’ve had your fill of Shakespeare, we’ve got you covered. Other highlights include the largest butterfly farm in Europe, boat rides on the River Avon, and antique shops. If you’re looking to really fulfill all of your childhood dreams, take a trip to Warwick Castle for literal jousting, a dungeon, and a maze.
4. Valencia, Spain
Valencia, the 3rd largest city in Spain, is the absolute place to be for nightlife and unique cuisine. Another beach city, you won’t need an Instagram filter to capture how vibrant the miles of golden sand are in this city. Valencia’s Old Town is full of quirky cafes, street musicians, and breathtaking architecture. In fact, the architecture in this town has both art deco and Valencian gothic styles, and many of the buildings feature Valencia’s classic vibrant tiles. One of the most famous architectural sights is the Chapel of the Holy Grail, which is believed to house the genuine holy grail. A famous city for people who love biking, grab your wheels and see the famous Lonja de la Seda and wander the quaint cobbled alleys and backstreets. Arguably the best part- most of the art and history museums are free to visit!
5. Bruges, Belgium
Last on our list is the idyllic Bruges, Belgium. This is the ultimate medieval storybook town.Unconventional, quirky, and beautiful, this Belgian city practically oozes romance. It’s home to cobbled streets, towering church spires, and quaint markets (because you know all your loved ones are expecting you to bring them a souvenir)! Take an evening stroll along a dreamy canals and you’ll feel enchantment in the air. Summer is by far the best time to visit and try some freshly-brewed beer at the De Halve Maan Brewery and spend time at the Lake of Love. Oh, and did we mention they have a chocolate museum?