After months of immersion in all things wedding planning, your honeymoon is the time to escape from everyone and spend time with your spouse to celebrate. Many women have an idea in mind for where they see themselves jetting off to after their wedding, and there are definitely many tried-and-true destinations.
Here at The Everygirl, we’re always on the hunt for new places to explore, so we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite destinations that may just be the next best spot for honeymooners in a few years!
1. Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Angra dos Reis is about a two hour drive west of Rio de Janeiro and encompasses hundreds of small islands just off the Brazilian coast. A handful of premium hotels sit right on the ocean, and the average nightly rates in the area are less than $100 (!!). After checking in, spend your honeymoon relaxing on one of the dozens of beaches, hiking the nearby coastal forests, or exploring the shops and restaurants downtown.
2. Kep, Cambodia
If you’re looking to get out of your comfort zone and off the grid for your honeymoon, head to the province of Kep at the southernmost tip of Cambodia. The landscape provides guests with the opportunity to sail on the calm water of the Gulf of Thailand and hike through butterfly-filled rain forests. Up until the 1970s, Kep was a popular resort town for wealthy French and Cambodian travelers, and a lot of the original architecture still remains.
Where to stay: Knai Bang Chatt
3. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole Valley is a dream destination if you envision your honeymoon spent on the ski slopes by day and cozy next to a fireplace at night. Surrounded by three different mountain resorts, your days can be filled with outdoor activities from the slopes and the terrain parks to the aerial gondola rides across the valley. Retreat back to your hotel for a spa day or check into a cozy Airbnb for a perfectly private getaway.
4. Jebel Akhdar, Oman
Jebel Akhdar is part of the Al Hajar Mountain range in Oman that sits to the west of the capital city of Muscat and the Gulf of Oman. The Alila Hotel offers guests unparalleled views of the expansive landscape from a beautiful infinity pool, and the staff provides guided activities like hiking, rock climbing, and stargazing.
Where to stay: Alila Jabal Akhdar
6. Arles, France
Arles and Camargue Natural Regional Park are located on the south shore of France between Montpellier and Marseille. The city of Arles is a true city, with a rich history of inspiring some of most well known artists with the city’s Rhone River views. The wetlands of Camargue sit just south of Arles and are home to one of the largest flamingo populations, wild horses, and roaming black bulls — you can explore the best of both city and nature.
7. The Riviera Maya
The Riviera is a stretch of the Mexican coast line between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, just south of Cancun. The Yucatan Peninsula offers a type of honeymoon for every couple — from all inclusive resorts close and downtown nightlife to private retreats to relax and rejuvenate. Whatever your taste, the long stretches of white sandy beaches are a welcome respite from the stress of wedding planning.
8. St. Anton, Austria
St. Anton is nestled in the Tyrolean Alps in Austria and is one of the villages credited with having a hand in the invention of alpine skiing. If you and your beau are looking for a honeymoon with a lively social scene, the après-ski scene is in St. Anton is a perfect destination. You’ll meet locals and other travelers in the lively village during ski season.
Where to stay: Anthony’s Hotel
9. Big Sur, California
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is a popular destination for hikers and campers, located along the Pacific Coast Highway just south of Monterey. Although the coastline is steep and rocky (and pretty scary to drive along), there is a handful of amazing places to stay with ocean views. Big Sur offers amazing scenery, hiking trails, and cooler, cozier temperatures than Southern California’s heat.
10.The Serengeti, Tanzania
The northern half of Tanzania is home to Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, two nature preserves filled with amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery. The hotels in the area offer safari rides for guests to explore the landscape and get close to giraffes, elephants, and lions. Visit between the months of June and October for the driest weather to explore and relax outdoors.