They say opposites attract, but sometimes that means even the best couples can't agree on certain decisions. If you and your honey are having trouble choosing a honeymoon destination you both love, there's only one fair solution — going somewhere completely neutral that appeals equally to both of you.
Here are seven honeymoon destinations that have something to offer for everyone.
Smaller than the state of California, Japan is jam-packed with tons of culture, food, tech and adventure. Start in Tokyo, a city unlike any other, and work your way down the island. You'll be able to immerse yourself in the country's deep history and culture, then land at its beautiful beaches. No matter where you are in Japan, you’ll be enjoying some of the most delicious food in the world.
Japan's highlights include:
Tokyo: This city is so high-tech you’ll feel like you stepped into the future. It also has tons of fun and unique museums, including the Robot Cafe, Ghibli Museum and Origami Museum.
Kyoto: Visit the many shrines and temples and speak to your ancestors in this culturally rich town. Be sure to see the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sagano Bamboo Forest to feel the strength of the earth.
Okinawa: You can eat the healthiest food in the world in Okinawa — it’s no wonder people living here have the longest longevity. Then, stay active by playing a round of golf with a picturesque island background.
Bali is an excellent destination for couples who are thrill-seekers, rest and relaxation-ers and culture buffs! Plus, Bali is safe and easy to get around. For such a small island, you can spend months here with new things to see and do every day:
For the adventurers: In Bali, you can rent a motorbike, surf and snorkel. It's known as a surfer's paradise for all experience levels, and snorkelers can watch the most beautiful underwater show swimming right below.
For the loungers: Enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner on clean beaches, then get a fantastic massage that will take your stress away. Plus, Bali's beaches are perfect for honeymoon photos — the sunset is too beautiful to be real.
For the culturally inclined: Visit temples in Ubud and feel one with the earth. Then, watch a traditional Balinese dance show and feed and hang out with wild monkeys!
Honeymoon in France to get both the metropolitan action of Paris and the elegant charm of French Riviera. France is an easy country to visit two places in one trip. No matter where you go, you’ll feel those fabled romantic vibes:
Paris: Visit the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay or any other of the magnificent art museums in Paris. Unlimited cafes, shops, restaurants and bars are all within close proximity. And, don't be afraid to be a tourist — you can check out the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arc De Triomphe and Notre-Dame Cathedral, to name a few!
French Riviera: If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, take a short plane ride down to the French Riviera. Known for their high profile guests, Cote d’Azur is far more lavish than other regions in France. This is a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches and cascading mountains. Sip wine on a yacht, enjoy a hike with scenic views, then end the night partying in St. Tropez.
4. French Polynesia
French Polynesia has so many islands to choose from with so much to offer. Since you've already struggled for months to pick the perfect honeymoon destination, why not take a cruise to see it all? Start in Papeete with high-end shops, where you can find rare Tahitian pearls and work your way through paradise.
A cruise of French Polynesia will seem like an elegant dream come true. Snorkel or dive in Rangiroa’s lagoon filled with beautiful coral and fish. Watch stunning sunsets every night with your loved one. Plus, experience the vibrant local culture and learn unique Polynesian dances you won't find anywhere else.
You can’t go wrong with honeymooning in Greece. You can nerd out at all the history the country has to offer in the day, then live a life of luxury and romance at night:
History: Visit the historical ruins of Acropolis, then enjoy the surplus of unique Greek art and architecture.
Watersport and adventure: Go windsurfing, yacht-sailing, scuba diving, horseback riding, hiking and more in Greece's great outdoors.
Nightlife: Drink cocktails and dance with the coolest DJs in Mykonos, then chill out at a luxury bar until closing time.
Romance: Take a romantic walk on the beach and end the evening with some delicious Greek cuisine. The big blue Aegean Sea is your background!
Looking to really get away for your honeymoon? The Galapagos offers you peace and adventure all wrapped in one. With white sand beaches, unique wildlife and high-end hotels, this is the place to go to feel secluded with just you and your partner.
When you look at the Galapagos on the map, you'll see that these islands are literally in the middle of the ocean. You and your new husband or wife will enjoy the white sand beaches, tranquil feeling of isolation and tropical, beachy vibes of the Galapagos. This one-of-a-kind destination also offers unique wildlife, from penguins and flamingos to iguanas and giant tortoises. For dinner, dine on delicious fresh-caught cuisines, such as ceviche, lobster and fish tacos.
One of the greatest honeymoon destinations in South America is Argentina. It is great for those looking for romantic memories in the city and being captivated by the beauty of nature.
Recoleta, Buenos Aires, is full of romantic neighborhoods with alluring architecture, stunning hotels, high-end boutiques and chic eateries. Meanwhile, the nearby Iguazu Falls has a collection of 250 waterfalls. Take a moonlight tour of the national park and go behind the waterfalls in a boat. Now, that's a romantic trip!
Choose Somewhere New and Exciting
When you and your new spouse can't agree on a honeymoon destination, the best way to address the issue is by going somewhere that neither of you has suggested. Not only will you have a blast exploring a new and exciting exotic place together, but no one will feel like the other person got their way!