Honey Moon Dreams – Where to Go for a Honeymoon?

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I think that the best part of getting married is not the big party but the fact that you can have a whole month together abroad after that. I think honeymoon should be something stressless and fun, and it should include balanced combination of relaxing and activities.

I’ve had very hard time choosing the destination. I love planning and seeing the world. If I could choose I’d go around the whole globe and never come back. However my job will only allow me around 4 weeks off thus I think I have to choose something else than traveling all the countries.

I’ve only traveled Europe and the US so far. I love States and I’d love to live there or at least get there for a vacation asap. I don’t though find the US very romantic, and I guess I’ll be there quite lot in future. Europe is not very much my thing and I’ll be going there for a month upcoming summer so I find it quite boring to go there again after just an year, especially when there are so many other places I haven’t yet seen.

So I’ve ranked Europe and USA out. Thus we have Asia, Oceania, Africa, South America and Canada left. Canada is quite similar to the US and Northern Europe so it’s a no go for honeymoon too. I want something cool, exotic and luxurious.

Because luxurious month in Oceania would be super expensive I think it’s going to be Asia or Africa or couple of location there. I find Asia more attractive at the moment but I haven’t decided anything yet.

Here are the locations I’ve been thinking of:

1. Singapore

Singapore is known to be clean and safe city full of things to experience and explore. It seems to be cool mixture of Asian and western cultures. Sounds fascinating! Also many bloggers have written that the food is good and quite valuably priced. This is though one of the most expensive Asian locations and has no beaches so I might want to spend couple nights or a week here but not the entire month.

2. Vietnam

Nature, beaches, exotic culture and good food with quite low prices – sounds excellent to me! I’m not too interested in seeing city life during honeymoon but if I change my mind there are capital Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City available there. I’d love to go but I don’t found this one either a place where to stay for the entire month.

3. Malaysia

Malaysia offers islands with beautiful romantic beaches, big cities with skyscrapers and exotic rainforest Borneo. I’ve heard that couple of days in the capital, Kuala Lumpur is enough but that the country offers so many different things to see that maybe we could enjoy it a week or two.

4. Bali, Indonesia

Can it go wrong with an island called paradise? I’m quite sure Bali will be perfect place for relaxing, beaches and good food. This is the place where to get tanned and live without spending too much money. Bali sounds perfect to me but I think spending a whole month in one place (even if it’s just perfect) might be a boring idea because we could explore so much more in a month! I think Bali is a must go though.

5. Mauritius 

This another paradise is part of Africa. In Mauritius you can enjoy the sun, luxurious resorts, golf and some culture. This is quite popular destination for tourists so it’s not the cheapest option but it would be cool to say that we visited two continents during our honeymoon – or actually three because I think we have to change flights in Europe and we could stay night or two in some European city.

I’d love to combine couple of different locations, something between 2-5 could be good amount of places in a month. Because obviously we also want to relax not only be in airports or planes all the time. 🙂

Have you guys been in any of those places in my list? How was it?

Where would you go for a honeymoon?

65 comments

  1. Vaikka en olekaan lähdössä häämatkalle, on tälläiset postaukset tosi hyödyllisiä. Mun mielestä matkustamisesta pitäisi jakaa enemmän ajatuksia. On kuitenkin niin paljon ideoita minne mennä. Kaikki nämä on ehdottomasti mun mieleen! 🙂

    1. Niinpä! Ja toki näille paratiisirannoille ja upeisiin suurkaupunkeihin voi mennä, vaikka talvilomailemaan ystävien kanssa, ei siihen välttämättä häitä tarvita (vaikka paratiisisaaret kuulostavatkin täydellisiltä myös häämatkaa ajatellen). 🙂 Mukavaa, että tykkäsit postauksesta ja tervetuloa uudelleen Maija.

  2. I’ve never been to any of those places you have mentioned but they look and sound amazing. I think out of all of them Singapore would be the place that I would choose to go to.

  3. Great ideas, all five are pretty good places to visit. I haven’t been but I think I’d choose Mauritius from your list. We only went to Paris for a week for our honeymoon but to be honest it’s all about being together not necessarily the location. Wherever you choose will be special though.

    1. That’s a very good point! 🙂 I still want to combine enjoying each other and seeing some awesome places. Paris is very beautiful and romantic too! We’re heading there next summer thus we want to go somewhere else for the honeymoon.

  4. What a great list. I actually didn’t go anywhere for a honeymoon except to a 4 star Inn. I think I would choose Bali because I love the beach.

  5. Being from Singapore, it is natural for us to say – this is the best. Of course!
    But being pragmatic and fair, we have to say that Singapore is indeed costly. Thus you might not stretch and enjoy luxury as we would recommend you do for a honeymoon!
    So, Bali would be the next best one followed by Malaysia in our opinion.
    On the other hand, you can use Singapore as a base and make trips all over Southeast Asia from there!

    1. Thanks for your thoughts Mel & Suan! We could get straight flights from Helsinki (where the wedding will be) to Singapore. That makes it logical to spend at least a night or two there. But I agree that staying in luxurious resorts in Bali would be more wallet friendly. I’m already looking forward to seeing Asia! 🙂

  6. Oh all these places sound wonderful!
    I’ve seen plenty of pictures from Mauritius & it’s one of those places I need to visit before I die. Dreaming of that blue water, white sand & island life <3

  7. Only four weeks?! That’s a lot of time! Lucky you! With four weeks you can travel around most of Asia. I would do those on your list and throw in Thailand if you haven’t been. I would move every week. I’ve just planned my own honeymoon, I’m going to three Hawaiian islands and Tokyo in just 2 weeks! All the best on your vacation xo

    1. Oh wow, Hawaii and Tokyo sounds amazing too! 🙂 I’ve never been in Thailand, I’ve heard some bad things about the destinations with the most tourism there but maybe I should do some more googling. There sure is some places worth visiting! If I could choose I’d love to travel for couple months but we have jobs to do thus four weeks is the maximum. 🙂 I hope you guys have amazing and unforgettable honeymoon!

  8. Those are great choices! I am not yet married but I hope I will be someday… I would like to go in a paradise beach like Seychelles… That would be amazing… just relaxing, me and him for a dreamy vacation! Let’s hope soon!!!!!

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  9. I haven’t been to any of these places but would totally recommend my country (new Zealand ) to visit. It’s beautiful down here with so much go do x

  10. I highly recommend Bali, I went last year and it’s just paradise! My parents got married in Mauritius and absolutely loved it, the pictures look insane! I used to live in Grenada (island in the caribbean) and I would definitely consider it for a honeymoon, it’s beautiful with so much to do and some very nice hotels

    1. Thanks for the tips! I have to research Grenada! All the three you mentioned seem to be perfect places for a honeymoon. Luckily we’ll have an entire month to travel so maybe we can see more than just one place. 🙂

  11. These are really great holiday wishlist. I’m glad that you choose my country for your wishlist and I’m quarantee, you’ll have the best and romantic honeymoon holiday in Bali, Indonesia. This place also my favorite place and everytime hubby and I, we’ve always fantastic and romantic time there. Welcome to my country anytime and when you need anything pls don’t hesitate to ask me.

    Kintan XO,
    http://kintanfashion.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you so much Kintan! I’ll let you know if I have any questions. 🙂 I can only imagine how gorgeous views you have every time you go outdoors. At the moment we just have wet snow everywhere here in Finland – quite far away from all the paradise like beaches and nature of Bali. I cannot wait visiting there, either for honeymoon or some other time! 🙂

  12. I love that you sat down to figure out what was the most romantic thing for you. That’s great. I have never heard of that place in Africa. I will have to check it out.

  13. I want to go to Singapore! What a great list! my boyfriend and I are not yet engaged but we live together, and it’s definitely in our future! We talk about our honeymoon a lot and it’s changed a million times!

  14. Bali sounds amazing! The Maldives are known to be extremely beautiful too, I didn’t know they were expensive. Shame you ruled out America – places like Costa Rica would be great 😊

  15. I am a long way off from a honeymoon or even being married haha but I think the Islands would be a nice place to go for a honeymoon. So relaxing, with sun and a few drinks. Sounds like a fab time.

  16. True! When I get married, i’m not going to focus on saving for the big party, but rather for the travel! I’d love to go to Bali for a honeymoon. But i’m also so smitten with Europe! I can’t believe that you’ve ruled that continent out lol

    1. Well, after living 23 years of my 24 year life in Europe it doesn’t seem all that romantic idea haha! We’re also going to roadtrip around over 10 European countries this summer so it’d be fun to do something a bit different and special for the honeymoon. Maybe if I’d live somewhere else, I could see myself traveling here for the honeymoon. 🙂

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