12 Bucket List Honeymoon Ideas

June 25, 2019 , In: Home , With: 11 Comments

Figuring out where you’re going to go for your honeymoon is bigger than planning a regular trip. This vacation will be all about celebrating your new life with your spouse, so you should do something extra special — by choosing a bucket list honeymoon.

For many couples, that means checking something off their traveling bucket list. That could mean going to a particular location or traveling for a different reason, but the bucket list is sure to make the trip even more meaningful.

To get inspired, check out these bucket list honeymoon ideas. You might find something to add to your own bucket list, only to be able to cross it off after your wedding!

1. Stay in a Bungalow

You’ve probably seen the desktop screensaver of the cabanas that stretch out over the water. They’re romantic and gorgeous, which is why you should stay in something similar for your honeymoon.

Research different bungalows available during your potential honeymoon dates in Bora Bora. It’s a location that’s so serene, it’s known for the A-list celebrities that go there to relax.

When you stay in a bungalow, you’ll get a personal butler to bring you your food, plus beach bikes and snorkeling just outside your front door. It’s a trip that everyone should be able to experience at least once in their lives.

2. Visit a Historic City

Have a thing for history? You should honeymoon in a place like Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston is rich in local history and has many buildings that have been untouched by time. Explore the city by walking the cobblestone streets or taking a carriage ride. Local cruise ships and spas also cater to newlyweds, as it’s a popular place for honeymoons.

3. Explore the Desert

Maybe your bucket list has a dream on it where you picture yourself exploring a desert. In Dubai, you can do exactly that — and without needing to bring camping gear or a map.

The Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa offers interactive adventures where you can ride a camel around the desert or drive across the dunes. You can always come back for a spa treatment if your adventuring wears you out.

4. Heal Your Spirit

Think about the last time you did something to give peace to your spirit. If it’s been too long, your honeymoon should be all about rest and healing.

The Galgorm Resort and Spa in Northern Ireland is a massive estate that focuses on the four natural elements to center guests around what really matters. You’ll both find new connections to the essence of life during yoga, sauna rituals and even sessions in their snow room.

Spiritual travel is so essential to maintaining a peaceful life. You reconnect with yourself and your roots while creating special memories. It’s the best intention to keep in mind when traveling on your honeymoon.

5. Dive Into Married Life

For many people, diving is a prime bucket list honeymoon activity. If you want to swim with the sea creatures, you should stay in the south Pacific in Fiji.

When you snorkel or dive in Fiji, you’ll get to see all kinds of sea life and vibrant shades of coral. Add to the romance by staying in a private cabin or bungalow on the beach.

6. Bike Down a Volcano

You might dream of honeymooning in Hawaii, but don’t spend the whole trip out on the beach. When you get tired of the sand and sun, bike down a volcano during the cooler sunrise hours.

This is the perfect honeymoon for those who crave some adventure, without taking you away from the dreamy Hawaiian islands.

7. Visit Machu Picchu

During your honeymoon, connect with history like never before. Hike your way up to Machu Picchu on the multi-day Inca Trail Hike, or take the train in.

You’re in for panoramic sights and an up-close-and-personal history lesson. It’s the next step to take if you’ve both already seen your fair share of museums and local historical sites.

8. Hide Away in a Suite

Long-distance couples who are finally getting married may just want time away together where they don’t have to be anywhere or do anything.

The Jade Mountain Resort in St. Lucia has suites that are perfect for hiding away. You’ll still have an amazing view and a private pool to dip into, plus on-site restaurants and room service.

9. Go on Safari

Going on a safari is on many people’s bucket lists. Seeing wildlife so close is a thrilling experience that can bond a pair of honeymooners like no other bucket list honeymoon adventure.

Check out the different safaris available in South Africa. You may even be able to find a business that will pick you up at your resort and take you back at the end of your day.

10. Enjoy a Private Beach

Step out of your usual routine and into an entirely new world for your honeymoon. The One & Only Palmilla in Cabo makes sure that no guests leave without a jaw-dropping experience.

Often visited by celebrities, you’ll enjoy having a personal butler and a floating bed suite. Cruise out to Lover’s Beach for private time on the sand, away from the other tourists.

11. Take a Cruise

You may have sailed on a large cruise ship before, but smaller ships can be perfect for a bucket list honeymoon. The SeaDream Yacht Club offers two mega-yachts that have all the accommodations of a regular cruise, but without the large crowds.

Sleep under the stars on an outdoor bed or enjoy private time in your luxury suite. There are bikes, water skis and snorkeling equipment all ready to help you enjoy your trip even more when you’re feeling up for some fun.

12. Ski the Day Away

Going skiing together might be something else on your bucket list. So why not do that for your honeymoon?

You can choose from an array of resorts all over the world to find the one you love best. Whether you want a small mountain cabin or a luxury resort experience, you can strap on your skis and spray some powder on your honeymoon.

Go All-Out

Your bucket list is a collection of your dreams and aspirations, so go all-out on your honeymoon and check off a couple of things while you’re away. Write your bucket list down if you haven’t already, and talk with your future spouse about which dreams you should experience first.

    • Morgan
    • June 21, 2020

    My best friend and I were talking about our dream honeymoons recently because her one friend is getting married soon. I am going to have to share this post with her!

    • Emily
    • June 22, 2020

    what a fun post!

    • Dera
    • June 23, 2020

    Biking down a volcano sounds AWESOME!! Going on my bucket list for sure, so thrilling!

    • Randy
    • June 26, 2020

    Thanks for these ideas! I will definitely be passing this on to my fiancee!

      • kacey
      • July 8, 2020

      Aww that makes me so happy to hear, Randy!

      Hope she enjoys!


    • Ben
    • June 30, 2020

    I think it’s a great idea to combine the bucket list with a honeymoon, especially with so much uncertainty on the horizon. I’m also glad someone else has Machu Picchu on their bucket list!

      • kacey
      • July 8, 2020

      Glad to hear you agree, Ben! I think it’s a great way to feel like you are doing something extra special, on top of an already special occasion!


    • Cole
    • June 30, 2020

    All this is goals!

      • kacey
      • July 8, 2020

      Haha, thanks Cole! Glad you think so! 🙂

    • Bryn
    • July 2, 2020

    I had never thought about a ski retreat as a honeymoon before, but it sounds EPIC! awesome article, thanks for the great ideas! 🙂

      • kacey
      • July 8, 2020

      Thanks Bryn! Glad I could offer you a new idea! 😉

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