From the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean, the Canadian Rockies to Mexico’s warm sunny beaches, iconic gateway cities to desolate outposts – North America offers the widest variety of honeymoon options on the planet.
Be active, adventurous, private or lazy, the opportunities for exploration and discovery are unlimited, as are the regional cuisines and breathtaking sights.
North America boasts some really romantic escapes such as the cool breezy Hawaii, the rocky splendor of a chalet in Colorado, the jazzy French quarter of New Orleans or the wilderness areas around Lake Louise.
Best of all, North America offers newlyweds and endless variety of unforgettable romantic experiences and places to stay to fit every honeymooners budget, from economical to extravagant. The sophistication and modernity this place offers knows no bounds and is incomparable to the rest of the world.
San Juan Island is an amazing place to spend your honeymoon. It simply has it all: breathtaking vistas, amazing wildlife, stunning beaches, fun adventures like whale watching, kayaking, hiking and biking, rich history and the adorable coastal town of Friday Harbor with shops, restaurants, boutiques, museums and galleries, all in walking distance. Whether you want to get away from it all or be entertained and awed every minute of your trip, you’ll find it here, on beautiful San Juan Island.
There are 172 named islands and reefs in San Juan County. Three ferry served Islands, San Juan Island (with the county seat Friday Harbor), Orcas Island, and Lopez Island are the most populous and host the vast majority of lodging and dining options and tourism activities. Don’t be startled on your first visit to Lopez Island when people wave to you from their cars. This is “the Friendly Isle”—15 miles long with 63 miles of shoreline and 2,500 year-round residents. The Lopez landscape blends forests with rolling farmlands, quiet bays and driftwood-strewn beaches with distant views of mountain ranges and snow-tipped Mount Baker.
Step onto horseshoe-shaped Orcas Island, drop your suitcase or backpack, and drink in the green paradise the locals call “the gem of the San Juans.” It’s a magical mix of arts and culture, lush forests, pristine lakes and endless outdoor possibilities.
You’ll discover something new around every bend in the road on San Juan Island. Meet the largest herd of alpacas in the islands, or spend your day picnicking in fields of lavender. Visit the iconic lighthouses and learn about the rich maritime history of the San Juans. Variety, beauty, serenity ... day after amazing day.
It's not hard not to fall in love with Cuba. Set to a soundtrack of jazz, rumba, and salsa, it's a place where icy mojitos flow freely, classic cars cruise the streets, and historic hotels evoke the glamour of a bygone era. The perfect place, in other words, for a romantic getaway just after your wedding.
Cuba is a stand-out romantic destination that's defined by its grandeur and elegance.
You could plan your honeymoon in Havana, with its refined old cafés, antique-filled hotels, and vintage Plymouths and Cadillacs. Or venture out to the coast: outside the capital city, most of Cuba's shoreline is refreshingly unspoiled, meaning plenty of space on the balmy Caribbean beaches for just the two of you.
Wherever you stay, you'll enjoy Cuba's famous nightlife scene. This is the place where the mojito, daiquiri and Cuba Libre were invented, after all, and Cuba also had a hand in inventing music styles from rumba to jazz, salsa and reggaetón. Night and day, Cuba offers one-of-a-kind romance that's impossible to replicate anywhere else in the world.
Complete with soaring mountains, golden-sand beaches, active volcanoes, and garden-green forests, Hawaii is one of the most geographically diverse and visually stunning destinations in America. A Hawaiian honeymoon guarantees not only all the makings of a tropical paradise (sun, sand, cocktails) but also totally unique experiences (ancient cultures, thrilling water sports, quaint local towns).
Honolulu, Hawaii's largest city, is packed with every kind of cultural activity, plus top-notch restaurants, shopping, museums, theaters, and more. With its wide crescent beach, backdropped by high-rises and the iconic Diamond Head crater, Waikiki remains a hub for surfers, locals, and tourists alike. Further afield, you'll find two beautiful mountain ranges, amazing North Shore surf breaks, plus other must-see historic and cultural sites, including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona, and numerous botanical gardens.
Tulum is renowned for its powdery white-sand beaches and laidback vibe, which has made it a top destination for honeymooners. The seaside town is home to some of the best beaches in Mexico, but the spectacular ruins, nature reserves and delicious cuisine are also worth a mention. With the option to relax and do nothing or get out and explore the Mexican wilderness, Tulum has a bit of everything and is the jewel of Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
The best way to experience Tulum while enjoying each other’s company is to do a mixture of high- and low-energy activities.
The Riviera Maya -- which consists of an 80-mile section that stretches from Tulum to the Punta Allen peninsula -- boasts a plethora of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, making it a fantastic honeymoon choice for couples looking to combine relaxation and adventure.
For instance, after a morning of yoga and relaxing on a private stretch of sand, you can easily go afternoon snorkeling, scuba diving, or take a dip in a crystal-clear cenote (which is a naturally forming sinkhole considered sacred in Mayan culture). The possibilities are practically endless.
For a laid back yet elegant vibe, Bahamian spirit and understated luxury, head to the stunning pink sands of Harbour Island for your honeymoon.
It’s been described as a place where “one can wake up in the morning with nothing to do and only be half done by the end of the day” Harbour Island in the Bahamas offers boutique hotels, candyfloss beaches and Caribbean charm all squeezed into just 5 square miles that you navigate via golf carts. Find honeymoon heaven along the 3 miles of stunning, pale pink sand on the atlantic coast. It blushes rose during the day and a vibrant pink at sunset.
Eat at a Bahamian restaurant, hang out in a bar and play dominoes with the locals, or join in a Junkanoo rush-out. Have some alone time with a picnic on a beautiful, secluded beach while soaking up the sun, sit in the warm natural pools of the Queen's Baths, or simply lounge in the garden at your private cottage and read a book. A perfect end to the day is a stroll on the islands' pink-sand beaches to watch the sunset or the glow of the moon on the waves as they roll in.
If you’re looking for seclusion and tranquility and beaches that rival those in the Caribbean and the Pacific, Harbour Island is your perfect honeymoon choice.
Between its European vibe and its California weather, the Napa Valley is on many a short-list for honeymoon destinations. And what’s not to love? There are jaw-dropping views, world-renowned cuisine and wine, and a bucolic pace that inspires romance. The casual atmosphere and idyllic landscapes—sun-drenched vineyards and rolling hills—are downright delightful.
For stateside romance, few places can beat the rolling hills and world-renowned vineyards of California's wine country, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. Active couples can pedal through the region’s rolling hills and quaint country roads on a bike tour. Take to the skies into a hot air balloon for stunning views of the gorgeous California landscape.
Glide through warm-water bays on kayaks, laze along rivers on a canoe, or go white-knuckle and take to the rapids on a rafting expedition.
A honeymoon to Napa Valley is the perfect opportunity to visit Northern California and cultivate your inner wino. Explore the unbuttoned side of America’s best-known wine region.
Not from the Bustling city of Vancouver, Whistler is increasingly a world-renowned location for a destination weddings, but it’s also a destination for couples planning their great romantic post-wedding escape. While many conventional couples still plan for a beach-bound honeymoon, you might want to consider other luxury destinations – like Whistler – for your big indulgence. A Whistler honeymoon is like no other experience, with a little something for everyone.
Nestled in between the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia, Whistler has a lot to offer newlyweds. From romantic five-star meals to scenic landscapes suitable for any adventure, and of course, a host of activities to keep you both entertained. And yes, Whistler is an incredible year-round destination, even if you don’t ski or snowboard. There are plenty of activities, rain, snow, and sun, for the skier and the non-skier alike.
In the warmer months, your honeymoon in Whistler can be spent mountain biking on the challenging trails at Bike Park, golfing, horseback riding andsoaring through a temperate rain forest on a zip-line ride. And you can enjoy the stunning countryside high in the sky in the Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
The grandeur and excitement of Whistler inspire the perfect blend for romance and adventure on your honeymoon.
A mix of Caribbean ease and French culture make a St. Barts honeymoon relaxing and culturally rich. Whether you lounge on the beautiful beaches here or sip poolside cocktails while spotting celebrities, this place is the best honeymoon destination there is.
St. Barts is the most diminutive yet the most beautiful island of the French West Indies. One does not have to wonder much why most of the world’s glitterati are drawn to this place. There’s no arguing the elegance of the warm green-blue waters, the white sandy beaches, and the vibrant rolling landscapes. A St. Barts honeymoon really means the taste of a good life.
St. Barts (full name Saint Barthelemy) is a Caribbean Island dominated by the French language and culture. The island is popular for its designer shops and gorgeous beaches.
Gustavia is the capital of this island, which encircles the harbor filled with yachts, surrounded by historical attractions and elite restaurants. The traditional dishes of St. Barts include stuffed crabs, blood or fish sausage, Cristophine, which is a local squash made with codfish, and the ‘accras,’ which are small fritters, made out of deep-fried codfish.