The vacation wizards at Honeymoons.com are back with us again, folks—this time sharing the top honeymoon destinations couples should consider based upon their personality type. Don’t we all love a personalized recommendation based on exactly who we are at our core? Well read on, you individualists—find out where you and your beau should head as soon as the confetti has been swept up.
Every couple has their own unique personality, which means the perfect honeymoon ideas are different for everyone. For an outgoing, museum-loving couple, the ideal honeymoon idea might involve a big city, with lots of museum-hopping and nights out chatting up the locals. For an outdoorsy and introverted couple, a remote mountain getaway with lots of hiking, and few people, might be on the menu instead.
Your unique traits, interests, and preferences mean that you can only achieve the perfect honeymoon if you match it with your personalities. To that end, we’ve distilled honeymoons down to a few select categories based on some of the most common types of couples. From there, we chose our top honeymoon destinations for each.
Are you a pair of adrenaline junkies, beach bums, culture buffs, or exotic globetrotters? Pick your type, and read on to find the best honeymoon places in the world for you to explore.
For Adrenaline Junkies
For hiking, skiing, snowboarding, parasailing, and more, the beauty and charm of Switzerland is unparalleled. That’s why we think it’s one of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe for adrenaline junkies. Go during winter and spend a day hiking the mountains or skiing the slopes, followed by a cold brew in a genuine Swiss biergarten, a soak in the hot tub at your rustic-chic lodging, or a hot fondue dinner in a fairytale mountainside town.
2. South Africa
Relax on a beach in the morning, then come face to face with lions, zebras, giraffes, and more on a day safari in Kruger National Park, then bar hop through Cape Town’s unique dining scene by night. Once you’re all safari’d out, Table Mountain offers up mountain biking and hiking adventures, with incredible views of Cape Town from the top, where you can let your heart rate settle back down again. South Africa is perfect for adrenaline junkies, without skimping on options for more traditional honeymoon fun.
The beauty of Kauai’s Napali Coast is enough to make even the most seasoned hiker’s jaws drop. The surf-worthy perfection of Hawaiian waves is legendary. And then there’s the parasailing, scuba diving, waterfall rappelling, dune buggying, kayaking, and more…the list could go on forever. Combining beautiful beaches with a world-class adventure honeymoon destination, there are endless opportunities on the Hawaiian Islands to get your heart rates up.
For Beach Bums
Belize is a Caribbean beach-lover’s paradise that’s ideal for fun, sun, and total relaxation. Couples seeking a dash of adventure can combine their love for both, combining days relaxing at white-sand beaches and spas with day trips snorkeling or zip-lining through tropical jungles. And with lots of luxurious beachfront resorts and charming hotels, you have an endless variety of uber-romantic accommodation options to consider.
2. The South Pacific
South Pacific islands are some of the world’s finest honeymoon places for unabashed rest and relaxation. Perfect soft sand and tons of sunshine make destinations like Fiji and Tahiti slices of absolute paradise for days that are filled with beachside bliss.
Brimming with beaches on multiple coasts and a number of outlying islands to explore, Mexico is still a popular couples’ beach destination, and for good reason. The warm hospitality of Mexico’s people will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive, the seasoned hoteliers and staff are experts in making you feel like a personal friend rather than just a customer, and the beaches are countless.
For Culture & History Buffs
In Paris, the City of Lights, world-class museums and old-world charm are only the beginning. Soak up the romantic vibe of a city known worldwide for art, cuisine, and sophistication, and surround yourselves with some of the world’s most iconic sightseeing opportunities.
For culture and history buffs, the epicenter of the Renaissance period is second to none. Walled cities, works of art by history’s greatest masters, and stunning cathedrals are the tip of the iceberg here. Discover the haunting sight of Pompeii, the ancient city frozen in time by volcanic ash. Gaze with awe at the Sistine Chapel, the ultimate work by Michelangelo. Explore the Colosseum, where gladiators met their fate before screaming crowds of Romans. In the cities of Italy, the cultural and historical wonders never cease.
London is an action-packed cosmopolitan wonderland with an endless array of museums, pubs, romantic parks, and iconic sights. From Big Ben, Buckingham Palacew, and pints at a 400-year old pub to river tours on the Thames, London is a history- and culture-lover’s dream honeymoon destination. But its close proximity to other amazing historical hotspots, like trendy Amsterdam, make it an even bigger draw.
For Exotic Globetrotters
Each of these Southeast Asian honeymoon destinations has its own rich and unique culture, cuisine, language, and history, but we grouped them together because they’re all small and border one another. That makes them attractive options for globetrotting honeymooners who want to visit two or three beautiful countries all in a single honeymoon.
Explore temples atop hilltops and nestled in jungles, visit Buddhist shrines, enjoy pho and other street food in bustling urban markets alive with exotic sights, sounds, and smells. There’s so much to explore in these exciting countries, you could take a hundred honeymoons and still have plenty more to see and do.
For a Nordic adventure, Iceland is your ticket: witness the frozen beauty of fjords and glaciers, soak in a mineral-rich volcanic pool, and try adventurous traditional dishes like fermented shark (Kæstur hákarl) and wind-dried fish. Cuddle beneath the swirling northern lights, enjoy the stunning architecture and artwork of Reykjavik, and explore mysterious Viking archaeological sites…Iceland is truly an exotic marvel.
The neon glow of Tokyo is a truly sensational feast for the senses. Quieter Okinawa has a charm all its own, with gorgeous islands and historical sites from WWII. Then there are the Buddhist pagodas, Zen gardens, and majesty of Mt. Fuji. In Japan, whether you honeymoon in the big city or out in the countryside, the cultural experiences and historical sights are never-ending.
What Type of Couple Are You?
With these honeymoon ideas in mind, what kind of couple are you? If you and your other half have eclectic travel tastes, many of these honeymoon destinations allow you to combine multiple personalities in one trip: for example, Hawaii lets you combine beach relaxation with adrenaline-pumping adventure, and Iceland offers tons of opportunities for exotic cultural experiences as well as rich historical sites to visit.
The only question (or at least the hardest to answer) is, with such incredible options, how do you pick just one? Whichever you choose, using a honeymoon fund from Zola can drastically reduce the cost, giving you the ultimate honeymoon at a price you can afford. And regardless of your personality type, that’s something for every couple to celebrate!