Weddings are a joyous affair, but they bring their challenges, too. In order to relieve the stress of wedding planning and spend quality time together, most couples plan their honeymoons beforehand.

Every couple has a different idea of an ideal honeymoon vacation, but some destinations remain constant on every couple’s travel bucket list. A lot of planning goes into deciding the perfect spot for the newlyweds to honeymoon together. Since wedding planning is a strenuous task on its own, we have come up with a list of places you can go on your honeymoon with your spouse to help you decide. Below, we have shared 8 of the best honeymoon spots around the world for the newlyweds:

  • Merriment in The Maldives

One of the most common honeymoon spots of recent years is the Maldives. This bucket-list-worthy destination is one of the dreamiest islands brimming with clear turquoise water and incredible white beaches. Being on one of these islands feels nothing less than being on a postcard with their picture-perfect sceneries. Besides water and sand, the Maldives islands are well-known for their luxurious overwater bungalows. This exotic destination is no less than a version of paradise on earth with its cold waters, warm breeze, and shady palm trees.

  • Tranquility in Tennessee

Tennessee has a lot to offer for a romantic getaway with its picturesque mountain ranges and incredible nightlife. One of the best parts of Tennessee for newlyweds is Gatlinburg, with its small-town charm and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a popular spot among newlyweds for a relaxing and cozy romantic getaway. Couples can find many Gatlinburg hotels to lodge in for an incredible experience of the mountain range and the local culture. There are a lot of fun and romantic activities to do in Gatlinburg, such as going for a helicopter ride over the Smoky mountain range or enjoying a scenic view of Gatlinburg on a skylift.

  • Sentimentality in Santorini

Have you ever seen a picturesque postcard with a scene of the sun setting on a sea? Santorini is like walking right into that postcard. The sunsets of this incredible island seem to be coming right out of a fairytale. If you and your partner are fans of mesmerizing sunsets, Santorini must be on your honeymoon travel bucket list. Besides the picturesque sunsets, Santorini is also famous for its vibrant buildings and colorful blooms. The entire island seems to be an artist’s dream, offering charismatic natural backdrops with just the right pop of color here and there.

Combine the incredible sunsets and vibrant buildings with the most turquoise of seawaters, and you have yourself the recipe for a perfect romantic getaway destination. Enjoy the nightlife, take a walk in the winding streets, and revel in the overall vibe of this island with your partner.

  • Romance in Paris

While Paris is commonly known as the City of Lights, it might as well be called the City of Love, given its popularity among honeymooners. However, Paris has a lot more to offer than the iconic Eiffel Tower. In the world’s fashion capital, you will find the chicest boutiques and patisseries. Besides clothes and food, Paris is also rich in heritage that you can see in its incredible museums. After an eventful day, you can conclude the adventures with a slow walk with your spouse on the banks of the Seine while devouring the beauty of this city. The city breathes romance, and it is the perfect destination for newlyweds to be traipsing around. You can find something to do as a couple in nearly every corner of the city.

  • Bask in Bora Bora

Being one of the top travel destinations in the world, Bora Bora is the perfect spot for a honeymoon, especially if you and your partner love beaches. Think lush, volcanic peaks, sugar-white sand, and clear turquoise water, and you have yourself the beach utopia that is Bora Bora. For a couple who loves water activities, Bora Bora offers a lot of fun activities. You can go snorkeling or kayaking with a local guide or hike the rainforests to explore nature.

If you are not feeling adventurous, Bora Bora is filled with romantic sites to enjoy with your partner. You can rent a private hut or check-in in a high-end resort to have the experience of a lifetime. However, when in Bora Bora, you should spend more time on its idyllic shores and explore scenic routes with your partner.

The honeymoon is an experience of a lifetime that couples remember and reminisce about for years to come. In order to make this experience worth remembering, most couples spend days planning the perfect romantic getaway. The destinations discussed above are some of the top-rated ones that are highly popular among newlywed couples. While the ultimate decision depends on the couple’s preferences and budget, these destinations should be on their list if they want to explore an incredible area while spending quality time with their spouse.

  • Time Travel in Brasov, Romania

Romania is a lesser known destination and most people would never consider spending their honeymoon there. But the charming city of Brasov will surprise you. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, the medieval Old Town is perfect for long, romantic walks and sightseeing. You’ll feel like you traveled back in time while discovering small artisan shops and charming, family owned restaurants or wine bars in centuries-old houses.  

One of the most popular things to do in Brasov is to go on a day trip to Bran Castle aka Dracula Castle which is only 30 min away. Or go hiking in the mountains and explore traditional villages. Or go to the the luxurious resort of Poiana Brasov with its many hotels and SPAs. Or explore the famous region of Transylvania. Best part? Compared to the other destinations on this list, half the budget will get you the same premium services and experiences!