5 Most Popular Honeymoon Destinations

With so many luxe resorts, romantic islands, and beautiful cities across the globe, narrowing down the endless options to find the perfect location for your honeymoon can be a real challenge. Get some inspiration with these popular honeymoon destinations, according to research conducted by  SmugMug, a photo-sharing and storing site. Whether you're dreaming about relaxing on a pristine beach or exploring an enchanting city, there's something for everyone. Take a look!  

Maui, Hawaii

Big Makena Beach. Photo Credit: Mark Middleton.

Why we love it: Between learning to surf at Kihe, driving the famous road to Hana, getting pampered at one of Manuakea's luxurious resorts, or just kicking back on the beach, this Hawaiian island is ideal for both adventurious travelers and for those seeking some serious R&R. Golf courses, high-end shopping centers, and top-notch restaurants are set next to a diverse natural beauty that include highlands, beach, and the dormant volcano Haleakala. Read more 

Hana, Maui, right next to the Venus Pool. Photo Credit: Patrick Smith


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Gondoliers in Venice, Italy. Photo Credit: Alexander Arsky

Why we love it: From the vineyard-dotted Tuscan hills to glam beach towns and the country’s chic cities, Italy is bursting with beautiful scenery and classic honeymoon offerings. Read more ►

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Positano, Italy. Photo Credit: Bill Sensenig

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Marina Grande in Capri, Italy. Photo Credit: Steve Schaefer

Cancún, Mexico

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Hotel zone and lagoon in Cancún. Photo Credit: Mauricio Velasco. 

Why we love it: Little more than a fishing village 30 years ago, Cancún has grown into one of Mexico’s largest and most exciting vacation cities. The metropolis sprawls across most of a number seven-shaped barrier island and the nearby mainland, with a wide lagoon between. No matter the time of year, it feels like a non-stop party. Read more ►

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Isla Mujeres. Photo Credit: Patrick Smith Photography.


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Santorini, Greece. Photo Credit: Daniel Plumer.

Why we love it: From the cobblestone streets to the Parthenon to the 16th century Kritina Castle in Rhodes, honeymooning in historic Greece feels like stepping back in time. Be sure to visit Santorini, a gorgeous island dotted with beautiful beaches and whitewashed buildings. Read more ►

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Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Photo Credit: Daniel Price

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Mykonos, Greece. Photo Credit: Rainer Martens

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Mykonos, Greece. Photo Credit: Denise Gamboa

French Polynesia

Overwater bungalows in Rangiroa. Photo Credit: Robert Resnick, Revelations of Design

Why we love it: The idyllic islands of French Polynesia are an enchanting place to relax and celebrate newlywed bliss. On Bora Bora, the most popular island, an overwater bungalow against the isle’s vibrant green mountainsides and turquoise seascapes provides the perfect blend of romance, seclusion and unparalleled natural beauty. Read more ►

The remote lagoon of Rangiroa. Photo Credit: Robert Resnick, Revelations of Design

bora bora overwater bungalowsFour Seasons Resort, Bora Bora. Photo Credit: Simon Tong.

Tell us: Which destination would you choose for your honeymoon?

—Kristen O'Gorman Klein