Honeymoon Dreams Come True: Explore the Best Options

photo of a couple kissing after they just got married at Disney and are now about to go on their honeymoon.

Finding the perfect honeymoon destination can be a challenge for many soon-to-be newlyweds. Are you looking for adventure, the thrill of a big city? Or is sipping mojitos on a sandy beach more your style? Whether here, near, or far away, here is a list of some of the most romantic honeymoon ideas.


Disney Weddings

Create your fairytale wedding and honeymoon at Disney Weddings. Disney delivers a variety of selections from exotic locales, romantic beach getaways, rustic cabins at Fort Wilderness and award-winning restaurants. Check out the Swan Reserve, which offers customizable packages to make your dreams come true or the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Orlando. disneyweddings.com

SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove

Newlyweds can get up close and personal with dolphins, whales, manatees and even a walrus. Discovery Cove is not just for animal lovers, as SeaWorld offers shows, roller coasters, rides, relaxing beaches and water parks with a fabulous wave pool. SeaWorld has a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive resort package with options for every taste and budget. Need some help popping the question? Discovery Cove has a Proposal Celebration Package to make the moment extra special. discoverycove.com

Universal Orlando Resort

If you’re a Harry Potter fan or love a film and television studio combined with theme park rides, shows, movie sets and fabulous dining, then Universal Orlando Resort is the place for you. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a theme park within a theme park, a great place to live out your Hogwarts fantasy with your dearly beloved. Be sure to check out Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort. universalorlando.com

Resorts, Resorts, Resorts

If theme parks aren’t your cup of tea, there are no shortages of luxury resorts in Central Florida. From the internationally famous Ritz-Carlton to local boutique treasures like The Wave Hotel at Lake Nona, these high-end luxury resorts and spas will make you feel like a million dollars.

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes


Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center


The Wave Hotel at Lake Nona


The Alfond Inn at Rollins College


Dr. Phillips House


Grand Bohemian Hotel


Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel



New Smyrna Beach

Are you craving a quiet, quaint beach town large enough for spectacular dining but small enough for privacy? New Smyrna Beach is the destination for you. From fun activities and gorgeous oceanfront retreats, there is no question why this is one of the top spots for newlyweds. Try the Salty Mermaid, a charming, old-fashioned beachfront hotel. Or the historic Black Dolphin Inn on the intra-coastal. This Italian villa-style resort was where George Clooney stayed when he was in town filming the movie “Tomorrowland.” 



Palm Beach

Make your honeymoon fantasies come true in opulent style. There is a reason the rich and famous flock to this beach in droves. The water seems bluer, the sand whiter, and the sunrises look like they came from central casting. Check out the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa to slip into a life of luxury. And don’t forget The Breakers, where tycoons and elegant socialites have vacationed since 1896.



Boca Grande

We don’t want to leave out the west coast of Florida, where life revolves around exquisite beaches and idyllic sunsets. This tiny island off the coast of southwest Florida is home to the rich and famous and a former president. You might spot a secret service agent while shopping in a local boutique. Experience a nostalgic journey through time at the Boca Grande Hotel or The Gasparilla Inn & Club. Reserve your golf cart early, as they are in high demand.



Far Away

Punta Cana

Located in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is teeming with luxury resorts. The white beaches, the plush palms and the exotic locale make this the perfect Caribbean honeymoon paradise. The Meliá Beach Resort is an adult-only playground where you can immerse yourself in luxury. melia.com

Manitoba, Canada

If you want to get away from the heat and humidity and experience a thrilling getaway, Canada is the place for you. From the majesty of the northern lights to communing with beluga whales, your adventure awaits. Tour company Frontiers North Adventures will create a vacation package to satisfy your lust for adventure.


Virgin Voyages

There can’t be a honeymoon list and not include a cruise option. There is no better choice than a Virgin Voyages cruise featuring adult-only thrills. Sir Richard Branson has outdone himself in his efforts to redefine the cruise experience. From top-notch dining, casinos, entertainment and exotic ports of call, Virgin is the number one choice for honeymooners.



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