The third, best places for honeymoon in the world is Maldives. The islands of the Maldives are quintessential honeymoon destinations with deserted beaches that vie for the title “most romantic spot in the world.” This archipelago of dozens of atolls and more than 1,100 coral islands span 35,000 square feet of the Indian Ocean and is located about 500 miles southwest of Sri Lanka.
The Maldives are truly one of the last unspoiled island getaways in the world. It’s hard to get there—get ready for a long-haul flight from the United States plus either a seaplane or boat transfer from the international airport—but the effort is rewarded with picture-perfect sunsets, wide beaches, and some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. This is the place to interact with whale sharks, manta rays, reef sharks, sea turtles, and an array of colorful fish and sea creatures. Resorts are confined to their own islands so you won’t flit from place to place after you arrive. Almost all of the resorts are firmly in the “luxury” category. This is the place to book a beach villa or overwater bungalow.
Where to Stay : Every island resort is unique so you are bound to find one that fits your vacation style. Consider Per Aquum’s Huvafen Fushi with its underwater spa on the North Male Atoll or Niyama on Dhaalu Atoll. Other popular resorts include Taj Exotica Maldives known for the best cuisine in the South Male Atoll, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru (North Male Atoll), and Angsana Valavaru (Dhaalu Atoll). Perfect for Couples Who : Love deserted island escapes. Spend your time lazing on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, diving, and enjoying Maldivian sunrises and sunsets.
The fourth, best places for honeymoon in the world is Bali. Bali is best-known island of the 17,500 that make up Indonesia’s archipelago. While the majority of the country is Muslim, Bali is a sliver of Hindu culture and art. Spirituality is ingrained in the population and you’ll see offerings of incense, flowers, and rice in front of just about every temple, home, restaurant, or shop. Just south of the equator, Bali is always warm, ranging from the high 60s to the low 90s.
Dry season is June through September and that’s when the humidity is at its lowest. There are several tourist districts. In South Bali you’ll find Kuta and Bukit (both terrific surf spots), Jimbaran, Legian, Nusa Dua, Sansur, and Seminyak along with the airport in Denpasar and popular attractions in Tanah Lot. When honeymooning in Central Bali, look to the artist community of Ubud that is also home to beautiful rice terraces and Monkey Forest (a must-visit).
Where to Stay : Many resort aficionados will tell you that it doesn’t get any better than the pampering you’ll experience at an Aman Resort and Bali happens to be home to three of them: Amandari near Ubud, Amankila on a cliff overlooking Lombok Strait, and Amanusa in Nusa Dua on Bali’s southern peninsula. Book a package to stay a few nights at all three unique destinations.
Perfect for Couples Who : want to experience a fascinating, spiritual culture and immerse themselves in art, dance, Asian cooking, and outdoor activities ranging from swimming and diving to white-water rafting and hiking.