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Honeymoon, the 10 best destinations for a honeymoon

From decorating the room to choosing the meal to preparing your wedding can quickly become a real headache! After celebrating this long-awaited day, you will need to recover from your emotions by changing the scenery: the honeymoon is the perfect time to relax with your loved one. If the heavenly islands are still a recipe for a perfect honeymoon, they are not the only ones you can imagine: Petit Futé reveals the ten best destinations for an unforgettable honeymoon!

10 - Japan, between tradition and modernity:

Do you want to fly together on the other side of the world for your honeymoon? Japan is the ideal destination: here, wonder and change of scenery are guaranteed! From the modern and vibrant Tōkyō to the crystal clear waters of Ishigaki, an island in the archipelago of Ryūkyū with a heavenly look, Japan offers a variety of unsuspected landscapes. If you have the chance to leave in the spring, you will be dazzled by the flowering of cherry trees

9 - Cuba, a mythical island

Who has never dreamed of flying under the Caribbean sun? So why not go to Cuba on your honeymoon. Recently opened to tourism, Cuba is the most mythical island in the region. Strolling through the streets of Havana is like walking through the largest colonial architectural complex in Latin America, while soaking up a festive atmosphere where Cuban salsa notes punctuate everyday life. For a relaxing break, the Varadero peninsula and its white sandy beaches are ideal!

8 - Iceland, of fire and ice:

Far from the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters often associated with honeymoons, Iceland delights lovers of wide open spaces. This small country of the Far North is full of unique landscapes and all the elements are in perfect harmony to perfect your stay: geysers, hot springs and brightly coloured lakes are all treasures to admire. If you leave in winter, the Northern Lights will be the most beautiful of all shows

7 - Bali, relaxation and change of scenery:

Need a Zen break after the wedding festivities? Bali is the ideal destination for your honeymoon! Nicknamed the "island of the gods", this land that emerges in the heart of the Indian Ocean is a true tropical paradise. After bubbling on the beaches of Uluwatu, Ubud welcomes travellers in a unique setting, right in the middle of the rice fields. For more authenticity, head for Lombok Island. More wild than its neighbour Bali, it welcomes travellers in search of calm and tranquility

6 - The Philippines, a country of seven thousand islands:

An archipelago of 7,107 islands, the Philippines is still unknown despite its great potential for seduction! It is one of the few destinations in Southeast Asia that is still protected from mass tourism. Secret beaches, terraced rice fields, impressive volcanoes: the Philippines are a delight for all travellers looking for nature and authenticity. It is the ideal destination for a romantic and original honeymoon!

5 - The Aeolian Islands and the Sicilian sweetness:

Only a few hours flight from France, Sicily enchants its visitors with its Mediterranean culture and landscapes. Precious satellites, the seven islands surrounding it constitute a romantic getaway to wish. The wind turbines, rocked by the winds and bathed by the sun, all differ from each other. From the elegant Panarea to the impressive Stromboli, everyone will find in this volcanic archipelago a good reason to marvel at the romantic atmosphere that reigns there to propose or enjoy their honeymoon!

4 - The American West, a memorable road trip

To celebrate your union, nothing beats a road trip for a honeymoon! Rather original, this long-distance honeymoon will seduce the most adventurous. After renting a car, head for the highways to swallow miles and discover the natural landscapes of major national parks such as Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon or the Valley of Death. To live your American dream to the full, a stopover in Los Angeles or Las Vegas is also a must!

3 - Costa Rica and its lush nature

A natural paradise in Central America, Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world's biodiversity. During your honeymoon, the Costa Ricans will welcome you with a simple pura vida: this expression summarizes their daily state of mind, here life is pure and respected, just like nature. Hiking and water sports enthusiasts will have a great time in this country bordering the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Much more than a blessed land, Costa Rica is an example to follow!

2 - Brazil, festive and colourful

From north to south, this immense country is extremely diverse. Rio de Janeiro and its Carnival, Salvador and its Afro culture, Brasília and its modernism: everything is to be discovered and it is perfect for a honeymoon! For a moment of timeless relaxation, our favorite is on the bay of Angra dos Reis, only a few kilometers from the Maravilhosa cidade. Ilha Grande and its splendid beaches, which can be reached after crossing the tropical forest, are real gems

1 - Tanzania and Zanzibar, nature at its heart:

This country of East Africa often ignored is home to an incomparable wildlife: elephants, wildebeest, zebras or lions are here at home. With discretion and wonder, we discover this sumptuous land where nature is king. The three largest African lakes - Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi - rub shoulders like a new sea to discover. For a relaxing break in your honeymoon, head to Zanzibar, a mythical island with turquoise waters
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