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Indagare’s Honeymoon Guide By Season

To help you make the most of one of the most important trips you’ll ever take, we’ve mapped out 20 of the most romantic destinations in the world, organized by season. So whether you’re in need of a far-flung escape immediately following your summer nuptials or planning for a later date, our honeymoon guide will help you select the location that’s right for you and your spouse.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a customized romantic getaway, or learn more about Indagare’s honeymoon membership, which includes one customized itinerary, VIP amenities and more.

Honeymoon Season: December – February

South Africa

  • Perfect for: Explorers, Ultimate Indulgers, Culture Lovers
  • Couples seeking: A fabulous introduction to southern Africa, combining culture and sightseeing in Cape Town, culinary exploration in the Winelands and seeing the Big Five at some of the region’s top game lodges.
  • Ideal Trip length: 10-14 days
  • Cost: $$$
  • Possible Add-ons: Mozambique, Seychelles, Namibia, Botswana
  • Indagare Musts: Private vineyard dinners and tastings; boat rides around the Indian Ocean; the spectacular city views from the top of Table Mountain; hiking the Cape of Good Hope, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.
  • Romantic Hotels: La Residence and Royal Malewane

José Ignacio

  • Perfect for: Sun Worshippers, Explorers, Soul Searchers
  • Couples seeking: An under-the-radar beach escape with a hippie-chic vibe, art-centric boutique hotels and fresh local cuisine, that can be combined with time in Argentina or Chile.
  • Ideal Trip length: 7 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: Lounging at beach clubs; horseback riding at a stunning estancia; seeing a polo match; dining at the revered Garzón; surfing and sunbathing
  • Romantic Hotel: Estancia Vik and Bahia Vik
Courtesy Estancia Vik

Courtesy Estancia Vik

Maldives

  • Perfect for: Sun Worshippers, Ultimate Indulgers, Soul Searchers
  • Couples seeking: An intimate castaway paradise—with beachfront rooms and overwater bungalows—and time for relaxation on (or in) the ocean.
  • Ideal Trip length: 7-10 days
  • Cost: $$$
  • Indagare Musts: Enjoy private beach picnics and sunset cruises; scuba diving with whale sharks; spa treatments; snorkeling in lagoons and coral gardens.
  • Romantic Hotel: Cheval Blanc Randheli
Courtesy Cheval Blanc Randheli

Courtesy Cheval Blanc Randheli

India

  • Perfect for: Soul Searchers, Culture Lovers, Ultimate Indulgers
  • Couples seeking: A dynamic cultural experience with ample sightseeing opportunities, some of the world’s most lavish accommodations, chic clothing and accessories, textile shopping and a touch of adventure.
  • Ideal Trip length: 10-14 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: The Taj Mahal at dawn or dusk; the Amber Fort, the former royal Rajput capital; touring the Old Bazaar in Delhi; a moonlight boat ride on a historic boat in Udaipur.
  • Romantic Hotel: The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Oberoi Udaivilas, Courtesy Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Oberoi Udaivilas, Courtesy Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Chile

  • Perfect for: Ultimate Indulgers, Explorers, Soul Searchers
  • Couples seeking: An escape to the edge of the earth with outdoor adventures in a series of striking landscapes, from dramatic deserts and snow-capped mountains to seaside cities and vineyards.
  • Ideal Trip length: 7-10 days
  • Cost: $$$
  • Indagare Musts: Glacier trek and hiking in Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia; staying at stunning winery-cum-hotel, Vina Vik; horseback riding, a visit to salt flats and stargazing in the Atacama Desert.
  • Romantic Hotel: Awasi Patagonia
Courtesy Awasi Patagonia

Courtesy Awasi Patagonia

Honeymoon Season: March – May

St. Barth’s

  • Perfect for: Sun Worshippers, Ultimate Indulgers, Classic Romantics
  • Couples seeking: World-class resorts in a pristine Caribbean setting where jet-set glamour meets laidback island ease.
  • Ideal Trip length: 5-7 days
  • Cost: $$$
  • Indagare Musts: Shopping in Gustavia town; spa treatments; hiking to Colombier beach; a day on the water by boat; dining at hot-spot restaurants and beach clubs.
  • Romantic Hotel: Cheval Blanc Isle de France (temporarily closed, will reopen in the fall)
Courtesy Cheval Blanc Isle de France

Courtesy Cheval Blanc Isle de France

Iceland

  • Perfect for: Explorers, Culture Lovers, Ultimate Indulgers
  • Couples seeking: Outdoor adventure with otherworldly landscapes and activities such as walking on a glacier, descending into a volcano, cruising to see whales, fjords and puffins or glamping in remote wilderness.
  • Ideal Trip length: 7-10 days
  • Cost: $$$
  • Indagare Musts: Visits to volcanoes, glaciers and geysers in the Golden Circle; horseback riding; a home-cooked meal at a local farm; a swim at the Blue Lagoon; the chance to see the Northern Lights; heli-skiing, snowmobiling and more at an adventure-focused lodge.
  • Romantic Hotel: Deplar Farm
Deplar Farm

Courtesy Deplar Farm 

Japan

  • Perfect for: Explorers, Culture Lovers, Ultimate Indulgers
  • Couples seeking: Cultural immersion in a fascinating nexus of ancient tradition and modern edge, with time spent in buzzy urban settings and calm mountainside retreats.
  • Ideal Trip length: 10-16 days
  • Cost: $$$
  • Indagare Musts: Temples along the Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto; viewing the country’s iconic cherry blossoms in bloom; shopping in Tokyo’s Harajuku and Shibuya; relaxing in the hot springs at a traditional ryokan with Mt. Fuji views; meditating in a Zen garden; a sushi-making class; the galleries and sculpture parks on Naoshima Art Island.
  • Romantic Hotel: Aman Tokyo
Courtesy Aman Tokyo

Courtesy Aman Tokyo

  • Perfect for: Explorers, Ultimate Indulgers, Sun Worshippers
  • Couples seeking: A remote and tropical destination with 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones and an abundance of activities, such as helicopter excursions, whale-watching, snorkeling, diving and surfing.
  • Ideal Trip length: 10-14 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: Chartering a boat along Kauai’s Na Pali coast to see the hidden caves and waterfalls; a sunrise hike in Maui’s Haleakala National Park; driving the mystical Road to Hana in a vintage convertible; a helicopter ride to Ni’ihau, an isolated islet that is open by invitation only.
  • Romantic Hotel: Four Seasons Resort Lanai
Courtesy Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Courtesy Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Mexico

  • Perfect for: Sun Worshippers, Explorers, Culture Lovers
  • Couples seeking: A variety of locales, from the bustling Mexico City, which is known for its culinary and design scenes, to the pampering seaside resorts of Cabo, Punta Mita and the Riviera Maya and two special sister hotels on the West Coast.
  • Ideal Trip length: 5-10 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: A tour of Mexico City’s coolest neighborhoods and reservations at its best restaurants; a visit to the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan; fishing, whale-watching and snorkeling on the Baja Peninsula; exploring cenotes and Mayan ruins in the Riviera Maya; margaritas and spa treatments at a pampering hotel; the beachfront Cuixmala hotel, which has zebras that roam its grounds.
  • Romantic Hotel: Hacienda de San Antonio
Courtesy Hacienda de San Antonio

Courtesy Hacienda de San Antonio

Honeymoon Season: June – August

Tanzania

  • Perfect for: Ultimate Indulgers, Classic Romantics, Explorers
  • Couples seeking: An exotic and once-in-a-lifetime trip with exquisite accommodations and top-notch service, as well as unparalleled wildlife viewing.
  • Ideal Trip length: 10-14 days
  • Cost: $$$
  • Indagare Musts: Staying at a spectacular tented camp; a hot-air balloon ride; a private dinner in the bush; a day-long private tutorial with a professional photographer on capturing wildlife images.
  • Romantic Hotel: Singita Grumeti Sabora
Courtesy Singita Grumeti Sabora

Courtesy Singita Grumeti Sabora

Indonesia

  • Perfect for: Sun Worshippers, Explorers, Culture Lovers
  • Couples seeking: A spiritual, wellness-focused destination with verdant landscapes, temples and remote beaches that can be explored with a boat charter.
  • Ideal Trip length: 10-14 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: Hiking volcanoes, visiting beach clubs and horseback riding in Bali; boating in the Indonesian archipelago (which comprises more than 17,000 islands); surfing “God’s Left” at Nihi Sumba; exploring the Komodo islands by private boat
  • Romantic Hotel: Amanwana
Courtesy Amanwana

Courtesy Amanwana

French Riviera

  • Perfect for: Culture Lovers, Classic Romantics, Sun Worshippers, Ultimate Indulgers
  • Couples seeking: A fantastic mix of seaside relaxation, sublime food and wine, charming towns, shopping and art.
  • Ideal Trip length: 7-14 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: A day-trip to Île Sainte-Marguerite for lunch at hotspot La Guérite; a day on the water by private boat and lunch at the iconic beach club, Club 55, in St.-Tropez; meandering the historic town of St.-Paul-de-Vence before having dinner amid the Picassos at La Colombe d’Or.
  • Romantic Hotel: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
Courtesy Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

Courtesy Hotel du Cap Eden Roc

Amalfi & Capri

  • Perfect for: Classic Romantics, Ultimate Indulgers, Sun Worshippers
  • Couples seeking: A magical seaside setting with vibrant towns, fantastic restaurants, cultural offerings and shopping, all of which make for a glamorous trip.
  • Ideal Trip length: 7-10 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: Cruising around Capri by boat and stopping for lunch at the island’s iconic beachclub, La Fontelina; exploring the Cimbrone gardens of Ravello and hiking the Path of the Gods above the coast; enjoying sunset cocktails at the legendary Le Sirenuse in Positano.
  • Romantic Hotel: Monastero Santa Rosa

Greece

  • Perfect for: Sun Worshippers, Classic Romantics, Explorers
  • Couples seeking: A multilayered destination with sapphire-blue waters, unspoiled beaches, hills dotted with olive groves and vineyards, ancient ruins and ports.
  • Ideal Trip length: 7-10 days
  • Cost: $
  • Indagare Musts: Athens and the Acropolis; beach clubs and the nightlife in Mykonos; unwinding in Santorini; savoring Greek cuisine at the waterfront tavernas; relaxing at a world class resort in the Peloponnese; exploring the islands by boat.
  • Romantic Hotel: Amanzoe
Santorini

Santorini

Honeymoon Season: September – November

  • Perfect for: Ultimate Indulgers, Culture Lovers, Classic Romantics
  • Couples seeking: The ultimate romantic city that offers something for everyone: palatial hotels, a fabulous foodie scene, incredible art museums, rich history and stellar shopping.
  • Ideal Trip length: 4-7 days
  • Cost: $
  • Indagare Musts: Shopping in St-Germain-des-Pres and the Marais; a private sunset cruise on the Seine; a cooking class; lingering over coffee and a croque-monsieur at a café; visits to the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay with a private guide, who can help you navigate the crowds.
  • Romantic Hotel: La Réserve
Paris, Courtesy Jair Laines

Paris, Courtesy Jair Laines

Thailand

  • Perfect for: Culture Lovers, Sun Worshippers, Soul Searchers
  • Couples seeking: An exotic, far-flung destination offering varied experiences, including time in a vibrant city, adventures in the jungle and a glorious beachside ending.
  • Ideal Trip length: 10-14 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: A hot-air balloon ride over rice paddy fields in Chiang Mai; watching Bangkok’s temples light up on a sunset cruise; a boat trip to Ang Thong National Park off the coast of Koh Samui, where you can pick your private beach from the water and then have the sea and sand to yourself.
  • Romantic Hotel: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Courtesy Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Courtesy Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Namibia

  • Perfect for: Ultimate Indulgers, Explorers, Soul Searchers
  • Couples seeking: A subtle safari experience that is more about desert, sand dunes, wide open spaces and great swaths of silence than it is about seeing animals (though you can do that, too).
  • Ideal Trip length: 10 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: Seeing desert-adapted animals on game drives; a walking safari; experiencing the Skeleton Coast from the air; meeting the local Himba people; a quad-bike ride in sand dunes; a sunrise hot-air balloon ride that culminates with a Champagne breakfast
  • Romantic Hotel: Hoanib Skeleton Camp
Hoanib Skeleton Camp, Courtesy Dana Allen

Hoanib Skeleton Camp, Courtesy Dana Allen

New Zealand

  • Perfect for: Explorers, Ultimate Indulgers, Soul Searchers
  • Couples seeking: A far-flung, activities-heavy honeymoon that can include hiking, fly-fishing, helicopter tours, rainforest exploration and beach relaxation, with stays at ultra-luxe super lodges.
  • Ideal Trip length: 10-16 days
  • Cost: $$$
  • Indagare Musts: A helicopter ride to Fiordland National Park for a glacier walk before continuing on to a private beach for a scenic lunch; backcountry fly-fishing with an expert guide.
  • Romantic Hotel: Minaret Station
Courtesy Alpine Lodge at Minaret Station

Courtesy Alpine Lodge at Minaret Station

Morocco

  • Perfect for: Ultimate Indulgers, Culture Lovers, Soul Searchers
  • Couples seeking: A multifaceted, exotic destination that combines a sparkling metropolis with a culturally rich mountain region and romantic desert.
  • Ideal Trip length: 5-10 days
  • Cost: $$
  • Indagare Musts: Shopping the souk, garden tours and a stay at legendary hotels in Marrakech; visiting Berber villages, hiking and unwinding at Kasbah Tamadot, a stylish hotel in the Atlas Mountains; a stay at a sumptuous desert camp; camel rides, 4×4 excursions, riverside picnics and a night sleeping under the stars.
  • Romantic Hotel: Dar Ahlam
Dar Ahlam

Courtesy Dar Ahlam

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a customized romantic getaway, or learn more about Indagare’s honeymoon membership, which includes one customized itinerary, VIP amenities and more.

– Indagare on May 17, 2018

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