Top 10 tropical honeymoon destinations
Tailor-made couple experiences, private island dinners and the most romantic overwater villas.
Planning your honeymoon can come with a lot of pressure. It is the first trip after the big ‘I do’ and one of the only ones that you hope never to repeat. And there are few better ways to celebrate than to enjoy some luxurious, tropical tranquillity. Lucky for you, our team of Travel Experts have been planning honeymoons for years – their own included – so have the inside track on the world’s most romantic, tropical spots and how to get there. From intimate island dinners and overwater villas to wild stargazing and twilight safari walks, our team are here to ensure you celebrate nuptial bliss in absolute style.
We’ve listed our favourite tropical honeymoon destinations below – including where to stay to when to visit. For even more inspiration, head to our honeymoon overview page and start browsing by honeymoon type and by specific months or places.
1. When to go on a tropical honeymoon
2. How to choose the right place
5. The Seychelles
6. The Maldives
7. French Polynesia
8. The Caribbean
When to go on a tropical honeymoon
The best thing about planning a tropical honeymoon is that whenever you book, you’re almost guaranteed to get warm weather. However, with a hot and humid climate comes heavy rainfall, monsoons and cyclones – but fear not – our Travel Experts are experts for a reason. We’ll work with you to plot the perfect travel window to ensure you get the best of the weather, whilst handpicking the most intimate, secluded spots far away from the hordes of tourists.
How to choose the right place to go on a tropical honeymoon
Tropical countries are quite simply, countries found in the tropics. So, it’s likely you’re seeking somewhere hot and sunny for your honeymoon. But with so many tropical destinations, it can be difficult to choose which one to go for. To determine the perfect destination, we’ll chat to you and your partner about your likes, dislikes, bucket list activities, similarities, differences and ultimately, what you want from your honeymoon. A splash of adventure, a cultural hit, or pure beach living? Talk to us and we’ll figure it out together. Our team is full of experts who love planning each and every detail whether it’s which honeymoon suite to opt for in the Maldives or where best to scuba dive in Fiji.
Beachside bliss and volcanic discoveries
Remote, romantic and home to quite literally an uncountable number of islands, Indonesia is a flawless pick. It’s home to beautiful coral reefs, volcanic views and pristine beaches, as well as jungle-cloaked temples, leopards and orangutans. Convinced yet? How about scuba diving amongst sunken Buddha statues, bedding down at beach villas and exploring emerald-green rice fields? From Bali to Sumba, we’ll arrange exclusive excursions for the pair of you: swimming with manta rays, hiking volcanoes and feasting on freshly caught seafood while, with our skilled guides, we’ll bring you face-to-face with the iconic Komodo Dragons of Rinca too. Why stop at Indonesia? Perfectly paired with an adventure to Malaysia and Borneo, our 17-night itinerary is the perfect city, beach and orangutan-filled adventure.
Perfect month to visit: June
Most romantic hotel: Como Uma Ubu, Bali
Sun, sea and tequila
Mexico has captured our hearts for many years now, with its sizzling street-food vendors, ancient Mayan ruins and undiscovered emerald cenotes – not to mention its world-famous, romantic beaches. It may be tempting to sunbathe on the golden shores of Los Cabos for the entirety of your honeymoon (and do so if you wish), but we suggest parting with your sun lounger for some Mexican culture. Head out with local historians at Chichen Itza to uncover 1,500-year-old Mayan secrets, dive deep into the magical cenotes of Cancun and feast on fresh tacos along the streets of Merida. Sink into a world of luxury at one of our favourite hotels in Mexico at Chable Maroma on the Riviera Maya. Secluded plunge pools, outdoor moon showers and pristine tropical gardens – you’ll no doubt be booking here again for your anniversary trip.
Perfect month to visit: March
Most romantic hotel: Chable Maroma on the Riviera Maya
#3 The Seychelles
Dine al fresco and sail into the sunset
A honeymoon to the Seychelles takes paradise to a whole new level, serving up the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Dubbed ‘the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ for its cascading waterfalls, and secluded lagoons it’s part of the world that continually fascinates us. For your special getaway, we’ll arrange private yoga classes, scuba diving lessons and jungle hikes ahead of gourmet dinners and secret cinema viewings under the stars. And for ultimate seclusion, we’ll fly you in via helicopter to the private island of Félicité for a luxurious stay at Six Senses Zil Pasyon. Our Travel Experts have been scouring the Seychelles for years to find the most romantic spots, so for your last day we’ll lead you to the highest point of La Digue island to gaze out upon miles of glistening water. Easily combined with an exhilarating safari in Kenya or a city break in Dubai, the Seychelles can be tailored for any honeymooner.
Perfect month to visit: October
Most romantic hotel: Six Senses Zil Pasyon on the private island of Félicité
#4 The Maldives
Sink your toes into the warm, golden sand
We can certainly think of a few reasons why newlyweds like escaping to the magical Maldives. Home to over 1,000 coral islands, there’s plenty of beach activities to enjoy, from dolphin safaris to desert-island picnics. As it’s your honeymoon, we’ll of course bag you the most exclusive villas and suites possible with private butlers, romantic plunge pools and personalised spa treatments. Ask us to time it right and we’ll ensure a unique Full Moon Dinner is put on at Soneva Jani, where you’ll watch the moon illuminate the sand below, reflecting back on the shimmering water. Looking for a cultural combo? Head to the rolling hills of Sri Lanka for tea plantation tours and leopard safaris in Yala National Park.
Perfect month to visit: January
Most romantic hotel: Soneva Jani, Noonu Atoll
#5 French Polynesia
Lose yourself on the deserted beaches
French Polynesia and its 118 idyllic islands have perfected the art of romance. Sprinkled with beautiful blue lagoons and silky beaches throughout, there’s plenty of space and privacy for honeymooners to settle into married life together. Spend your days snorkelling with manta rays, relaxing in hill-top spas and unearthing beautiful black pearls. Island hopping between Bora Bora, Raiatea and Moorea provides the perfect excuse to bed down at French Polynesia’s most exclusive properties, like Hilton Moorea Lagoon and Le Tah’a. On your last night we can arrange an intimate candlelit dinner catered by The Brando’s Michelin-star chef, where you’ll indulge in mouth-watering local lobster, fresh fish and vintage wine.
Perfect month to visit: July
Most romantic hotel: Le Taha’a luxury private island resort
#6 The Caribbean
Set your watch to island time
The Caribbean is undoubtedly a top pick for honeymooners all over the world and there’s no surprise why. The second you step foot onto the seashell-dusted islands, it’s evident you’ve reached paradise. For a luxury honeymoon in the Caribbean we’re looking towards St Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks & Caicos and St Barth’s. Find peace in private plunge pools, snorkel your way around secluded bays and indulge in mouth-watering, gourmet cuisine. If the wafting aroma of fresh lobster or the purr of hummingbirds between banana leaves doesn’t encourage you to stay longer, we’re not sure what will.
Perfect month to visit: February
Most romantic hotel: COMO Parrot-Cay in Turks and Caicos
Ultimate privacy on the remote island state
A honeymoon in Hawaii is a one-of-a-kind experience. Home to vast volcanic landscapes and beautifully calm coastlines, it serves up a different take on natural bliss with lots of adrenaline pumping activities along the way too. And on the island of Maui and Kauai we’ll arrange just that. Think coastal safaris, surf lessons and volcanic mountain biking – but give us the nod and we’ll take you on an exclusive heli ride over the island. In the evening, we’ll bag you an enviable table for two at The Treehouse – a secret restaurant hidden amongst a canopy of mango and avocado trees. Whether you want to fly and flop or dial up the adventure, this is the place to go.
Perfect month to visit: July
Most romantic hotel: Hotel Wailea on Maui Island
Private islands and prancing lemurs
Home to 5% of the world’s wildlife, there are few places in the world that offer such biodiversity as Madagascar. Renowned for its wild lemurs and enchanting baobab trees, a honeymoon in Madagascar certainly leads you off the beaten track and shows you exactly why Sir David Attenborough fell in love with this remarkable land ruled by nature. In Andasibe National Park hang out with ring-tailed lemurs and leaf-tailed geckos, before teaming up with local experts for guided nocturnal wildlife walks. For the last leg of your honeymoon, we’ll fly you to Madagascar’s north coast on the private island eco -lodge at Miavana. Whale watch, rainforest trek and dine al fresco. We promise, you won’t want to leave.
Perfect month to visit: September
Most romantic hotel: Time + Tide Miavana private island resort
Bustling cities and blissful beaches
The perfect mix of beach and buzz, Thailand is a country of exciting contrast. Home to jungle-clad National Parks, cherished temples, warming beaches and foodie hotspots – there’s something for every type of honeymooner. Taste your way through the noodle bars of Bangkok, visit Chiang Mai’s sacred spaces, and enjoy some R&R on the islands of Phuket and Phi Phi. Our best guides will take you on private night dives and lead you through hidden caves on kayaks, all the while bedding down at some of Thailand’s most glamorous hotels. Places like Trisara in Phuket and the Sarojin in Khao Lak. We’ve had years of experience in keeping certain experiences under wraps, so don’t worry – we’ll keep the private chef-cooked dinner and sunrise boat tour on the down-low to surprise your beau.
Perfect month to visit: January
Most romantic hotel: Six Senses Yao Noi
Laze under swaying palm trees and sip on fresh margaritas
From barefoot meals on golden sands to soaking up the sun in private lagoons, a honeymoon in Fiji showers couples in luxury. Think slumberous spa treatments, glowing sunsets and beachside bungalows. On the private island of Kokomo, our pilot will take you to the skies in a seaplane for a tour of the island, before heading below deck to uncover the best scuba diving spots in the world. Just a quick three-hour flight from Fiji and we can take you to the wilds of New Zealand. So, for the ultimate post-wedding retreat, we’ll dial up the adventure – and heart rate – as you go canyon swinging and white-water rafting.
Perfect month to visit: August
Most romantic hotel: Kokomo private island
Haven’t found the honeymoon destination yet?
Don’t worry our honeymoon landing page has made it super easy to locate it. Browse by time of year, honeymoon type and trending destinations – from Iceland and Antarctica to Botswana and Colombia – there’s something for everyone. And as ever, we’ll handle everything.