With so many countries in the world, it can be difficult to ascertain which ones make the best honeymoon destinations. After having weddings abroad, many couples do choose to also enjoy a honeymoon in the same area, but this is by no means necessary. This is a list of some of the best places around the world to have a honeymoon.

Greece

Home of Athens, Greece is best enjoyed between March and May or October to November. This is because the summers can make the country rather hot and unenjoyable, and no honeymoon should be spent hiding from the outdoors. Greece offers plenty of ruins for sightseeing, and there is the Plaka in Athens — the oldest district in the city. If you’re looking for a place to relax and have some privacy, then luxury villas are ideal accommodation for honeymoons. Spend time with your newlywed in your own pool and private beach for a romantic time away and treat yourselves to be pampered in an exclusive spa.

The Exumas, Bahamas

Everybody likes the thought of sipping drinks on a Bahamas beach, and the Exumas are ideal for just that. Just a few miles off the popular Nassau destination, newlyweds can find the epitome of private islands surrounded by clear, blue water all around. In addition, there is the Thunderball Grotto in the area, which is a reef that is used very often for movies being shot on location. For something less Hollywood and more cultural, consider feeding the swimming pigs at Major’s Cay.

South Africa

Often called an entire world packed into one country, South Africa offers plenty for any newlyweds to enjoy. From incredible mountains to the trendy Cape Town, there are reserves and several beaches along the coastline, ensuring every taste can be met with ease. It’ll be easy to get around with nearly everyone speaking English, and it’s best to arrive between December and February for a summer beach break. You can also discover some of the most amazing animals of the world by going on a safari. You will see them in their natural habitats, making your honeymoon even more memorable.

Swiss or French Alps

Discover two of Central Europe’s top honeymoon destinations. Luxury catered ski chalets in either Switzerland or France will serve as the perfect winter escape after your wedding. Vacation packages include ski adventures in the Alps, and full in-house services for a worry-free stay. This kind of honeymoon is ideal for couples who love to go in search of adventure and want to start off their married life together with an exciting trip of a lifetime.

Maui, Hawaii

One of the few American islands, this off-the-mainland destination offers black and white sand with both popular and isolated areas; there’s a little peace of heaven available for everybody here. Learn to balance the roaring waves or rent a car to cruise down Hana Highway, which offers about 85 km of mountain scenery.

Lombok, Indonesia

If you fancy a relaxing and enjoyable honeymoon, with a laid back atmosphere and entertainment in a exotic location, then this is the place for you. Discover delicious foods and water-based activites including diving and snorkeling on a pure white sandy beach. Comfortable deluxe bungalows, located close to top quality restaurants and beaches, make for the perfect for a honeymoon getaway.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Another beach to consider looking into, the Grand Cayman of the Cayman Islands has a Ritz-Carlton in which to stay the nights between enjoying the pristine sand, rafting on the deep blue sea, snorkelling with stingrays and calling loved ones using the famous coconut phones from a snazzy chair that brings plenty of comfort after the daily activities.

Rosemary Beach, Florida

Finally, this idyllic beach town offers sandy footpaths and Appalachian sand that remains cool beneath barefoot pedestrians even when the sun beats down on the path. Consider renting a bike to sail down the 30-A, a scenic route that brings newlyweds to a new destination and activity: joint tennis lessons at the Racquet Club. Enjoy these activities while staying at one of many of the little lodges that are reminiscent of the West Indies.