By Darren Griffiths

Honeymoon Guide to the Most Romantic Villa Destinations

4th April 2023

For many couples, the prospect of getting away to an exotic locale on a honeymoon is more exciting than the actual wedding. Renting a romantic private villa to share with your soulmate is the epitome of relaxation.

With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which honeymoon destination is best. Here are five places to find the perfect romantic villas for your honeymoon.

Chianti, Italy

The Chianti region in Tuscany is the Italian dream. With rolling hills filled with vineyards that produce some of the world’s finest wines and incredible architecture and art from the Renaissance, just a quick drive away, this is the perfect home base in Italy. 

Look for a Tuscany villa that puts you amidst the grapevines on the iconic hills. Venture out to visit Florence, Pisa, and Arezzo for a taste of city life and incredible cultural experiences. Take a road trip through Val d’Orcia or pack a picnic and head to Elba for an unforgettable beach day together. 

Cancun, Mexico


Cancun, in Mexico, is another dreamy destination for honeymoons. It can also be a perfect place for organizing a wedding destination. The beautiful beaches in Cancun, combined with the sunny weather, make it one of the most enjoyable places to spend time with your significant other.

You can find a list of wedding resorts in Cancun, that include wedding venues and packages, on the Paradise Weddings website.

Bali, Indonesia

There are so many reasons why Bail should be your next romantic escape. Immerse yourself in a private paradise at the edge of the world when you head to Bali, Indonesia. Get a private villa with a lush garden surrounding a pristine pool for a secret oasis for you and your spouse. Travel to the incredible Uluwatu temple and watch the sunset over the sea for one of the most romantic experiences of your life.

While in Bali, have a private chef prepare traditional Indonesian food for you. Try some Mie Goreng, Sate, Babi Guling (suckling pig), and Pisang Goreng. Continue your adventure at the Menjangan National Marine Park, where you can snorkel together and see the famous underwater statues. 

Paris, France

Whether you call it the City of Love or the City of Lights, Paris is one of the most romantic urban honeymoon destinations in the world. Renting a villa in Paris is perfect for honeymooners who love the hustle and bustle of the city, but the old world charm found throughout Europe.

Rent a luxury villa in Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Champs-Elysées to hit the city in style. Stroll along the Seine and take in the art or head to Canal St-Martin for a romantic picnic. Hire a rowboat to venture out to the Temple of Love and, of course, climb the Eiffel tower after dark to see the city in its twinkling glory.

Hawaii, USA

There’s no place on Earth quite like Hawaii. The diverse islands, incredible culture, and distinct landscapes make this honeymoon destination the perfect balance between luxury and exploration.

Stay on the Big Island and venture out from there. Indulge in a seaside couple’s massage and take an unforgettable helicopter ride over the volcanoes. Travel out to the famous night dive at Kona, and snorkel with giant manta rays in a tropical lagoon. Don’t forget to dance together at an authentic Luau and stargaze on the shoreline.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is known for its iconic white and blue cliffside buildings. Immerse yourself in its scenic surroundings with a villa rental that’s guaranteed to be as unique as it is gorgeous. 

The simple act of dining on the patio overlooking the cliffside is a romantic experience itself. Pair it with a sunset in Oia for a magnificent spectacle. Find a cliffside pool or hot tub in which to relax and sip wine from one of the local vineyards, while snacking on fresh olives and dolmades. Frolic on the black sand beaches and rent a quad bike to explore.

While there, why not consider some Greek island hopping! 

While there are many incredible places to visit for a romantic honeymoon, these five getaways offer something for everyone. You and your spouse will appreciate the time to unwind and start your new life together in the lap of luxury.