In the new year as the world crawls out of a horrible pandemic, the travel sector finally seems to be getting back on its feet. The new year offers several opportunities for travellers to travel abroad and explore unknown destinations. One such crowd of travellers are the newlyweds who tied the knot just before or during the pandemic. These travellers are looking to travel to new destinations for the honeymoon which they never got to celebrate. So we have taken some time out to compile a list of the best top ten honeymoon destinations of 2023 that are waiting to be explored.
Honeymoon Destinations Of 2023 – Top 10
The first location on the list of the best honeymoon destinations of 2023 is the country of Portugal. The country shares its borders with Spain in the east and a massive coastline on the west coast. The capital city of Lisbon is one of the many locations in Portugal that offer honeymoon friendly packages to its visitors. The coastal cities of Porto, Faro and Sintra are perfect for couples looking to unwind and soak up some sun on the beach. The coastal cities are popular for their seafood and ‘Filetes de polvo’ is one delicacy that is a must-try.
Best time to visit: March-May
Pro tip: When in a restaurant try avoiding binging on the sides that are brought to the table like bread and butter. As they are chargeable.
Off the coast of South America to its north lies an island called Barbados. Over the years the island has been lost to the overwhelming hype of different kinds of tourism. But even to this day remains one of the top locations for couples looking for a honeymoon by the beach. Barbados is generally known for its numerous churches that adorn the region. But there is another secret that the country has not so secretly kept for long. Which is the excellent rum the island makes at one of its oldest rum distillery in the world. That dates back to the pirate era of the 1700s.
Best time to visit: May
Pro tip: Try their national dish called ‘cou-cou and flying fish’
Off the coast of Africa is our next best honeymoon destination of 2023 called Seychelles. The archipelago of islands is one of the top three richest nations of Africa. And a budding destination for people looking for a honeymoon by the beach. Seychelles is one of the top destinations for anyone looking for a beachside retreat away from the hustle of city life. The region is also home to several marine parks which are popular for several adventure water activities. Making the location perfect to build a deeper bond with your loved one.
Best time to visit: April and May, October and November
Pro tip: Skip restaurants and flock at take-outs for your meal, that are very pocket friendly
In the heart of Polynesia lies an island that was once called Otaheite and comes under the French. The nation of Tahiti is a micro island that is solely dependent on the tourism sector and derives its’ maximum GDP from it. But more than that it is the perfect blend of French opulence in a tropical setting. Making the island the perfect spot for new honeymoon couples take up numerous activities available on the island. The island is blessed with black sand beaches to the west and white sand beaches to the east of the island. Creating a yin and yang of sorts for the perfect harmonious balance of positivity.
Best time to visit: May and October
Pro tip: Go scuba diving with your special someone and marvel at the beautiful marine life surrounding the island.
Of all the 10,000+ islands in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali to this day remains the top honeymoon destination of 2023. The island has been the only retreat for any and all travellers looking to escape their mundane lifestyle. Even when the entire world was reeling from the backlash of the COVID-19 pandemic. The island of Bali welcomed travellers under strict protocols ensuring safety for their people and the travellers as a whole. The country is closely following their COVID-19 health protocols ensuring a safe haven for travellers looking for a getaway this year.
Best time to visit: April to October
Pro tip: Carry a stainless steel bottle that you can refill at any cafe, restaurant or hotel for free or fall a very small fee.
Off the coast of South America lies another jewel that has been a popular honeymoon destination for many decades. The island of Aruba is a mesmerizing location for any and everyone looking to spend some quality time with their special someone. The island is a destination that offers the perfect beach setup with warm sunny mornings and a pleasant breezy evening. Also, the island is home to some very famous restaurants offering several gastronomical journeys into the unknown.
Best time to visit: April to August
Pro tip: Entice your taste buds in several of the popular restaurants found on the island.
Don’t be alarmed, the place we’re talking of is the island by the name of Bermuda. And not the Bermuda triangle. The island lies off the eastern coast of the United States of America and is the perfect catch. The island is home to clear white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters. Making it one of the best places for a honeymoon destination of 2023. The months from May to October are the peak seasons and one should avoid going during these months. As the prices often soar up by more than 150% of the prices during the months of March or April.
Best time to visit: March or April
Pro tip: Do extensive research into the restaurants you wish to explore as some of them can potentially rip you off your life savings.
Off the coast to the south of North America and North of South America is an island called Antigua. The island is one of the eight members of the Eastern Carribean States. The locals are warm and welcoming which tends to keep pulling travellers back to the island. The island enjoys a pleasant climate all year round, but the months of May to November are the best time to visit Antigua. A very important thing to keep in mind is that Antiguans love their hot sauce and is a regular staple in any eatery. So makes sure to steer clear from them if you and hot things don’t blend well.
Best time to visit: May to November
Pro tip: Be careful when checking the prices as the country uses both USD and XCD (Eastern Caribbean Dollar)
The next island on our list of best honeymoon destinations of 2023 brings us to the ever famous Hawaii islands. The island is home to some very interesting activities that may get you pumped up on your honeymoon. From scuba diving to walking on the walls of a molten spewing giant that has been sleeping for many years. But its snores can still be felt and heard. The island of Hawaii is home to several dormant volcanoes that form the base of these islands.
Best time to visit: March and September
Pro tip: Do not go island hopping as they are massive.
The last place on our list of the best honeymoon destinations of 2023 brings us to Bora Bora. The island to this day remains one of the most remote islands in the world. That ensures an atmosphere of serene peace and tranquillity. But, this very peace and tranquillity often come back to haunt travellers as basic commodities found on the island are exuberantly priced. Thus ensure to pack a lot of snacks and eatables to consume during your vacation to the island. To ensure you don’t end up spending all of your life savings on buying the basic necessities.
Best time to visit: November and April
Pro tip: Sit on the left side of the plane on your flight to Bora Bora