THE 13 BEST HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS IN 2022

Looking for the best honeymoon destination in 2022?

For those searching for the perfect honeymoon destination in 2022, sometimes the options may seem overwhelming. With the advent of the pandemic, many travel guides are out of date or do not reflect the changes brought on by over 2 years of reduced touristic activities. However, through the help of our guide, we guarantee that you will find the perfect honeymoon destination for you and your love.

Ranging from Europe to Asia to Oceania, we’ve compiled a list of the best honeymoon destinations in 2022 so you can enjoy this special occasion together!

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in 2022 – Asia

Bali 

Bali is consistently ranked one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world and with good reason.

Newlyweds can indulge in the most romantic activities such as soaking in baths of tropical flowers, dining on the beach surrounded by candles and rose petals or, simply, enjoying a floating breakfast from a private pool. 

From towers volcanoes to windswept, black sand beaches to the peaceful mangroves of North Bali, this exquisite island has so much to offer. For those seeking privacy, complete relaxation and the chance to experience Balinese authenticity, we recommend booking a suite or private pool villa at our luxury resort. 

For visitors who crave the sea, there are many options guaranteed to make your honeymoon dreams a reality, including the Hyatt Regency Bali, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort and Bali Beach Glamping.

The more adventurous types can watch a vivid sunrise from the top of Mount Batur, explore the emerald rice fields of Sidemen or ride on horseback across the black sand beaches of Tabanan.

Samanvaya tip – Indulge in a stay at Rice Barn Villa, a unique bamboo house designed with romance and luxury in mind, boasting panoramic views, a private plunge pool overlooking the rice fields, and an opulent copper bathtub. 

A couple in Bali stands at the edge of an infinity pool with a luxury resort called "Samanvaya Luxury Resort and Spa" behind them.

Japan 

It’s no surprise that “the Land of the Rising Sun” is rapidly becoming one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in 2022. Guests visiting in the spring months can stroll between the blooming cherry trees and enjoy the soft pink Sakura blooms.

Between April and May, guests can walk through endless fields of Baby Blue Eyes at Hitchi Seaside Park. The carpets of delicate, blue flowers are so thick that they look like a sea and the hills are the rolling waves set against the vivid blue skies.

In winter, honeymooners can explore the vibrant cityscape of Tokyo, eat seafood on the relaxed beaches of Okinawa or feed free-roaming deer in Nara Park. Ski enthusiasts can head to Sapporo and enjoy full-scale ski resorts that receive heavy snow.

Samanvaya Tip – Japan offers one of the most incredible winter experiences for couples: spend the night at a cozy ryokan, a traditional dwelling, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and evergreens, while soaking in a private onsen.

Pink cherry blossoms like a walkway in Japan.

The Maldives 

For those seeking the ultimate luxurious and private honeymoon escape, the Maldives will provide everything you desire. Imagine waking up in the comfort of your private, overwater bungalow and jumping into the crystal clear waters below for a morning swim.

Other activities you can enjoy include dinner on a private sandbar, snorkeling, helicopter tours and rejuvenating spa experiences.

Samanvaya Tip – For a truly once-in-a-life-time experience stay at Hurawalhi Island Resort, an adults-only, all-inclusive retreat designed for ultimate romance. Don’t forget to book at table at 5.8, the largest undersea all-glass restaurant in the world. 

An overwater resort with private bungalows in the Maldives is one of the best honeymoon destinations in December

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in 2022 – Europe

Malta 

Less famous than Spain, Italy or France among honeymooners, Malta is a Mediterranean gem, offering sunshine, less crowded beaches and beautiful views. It is the perfect destination for honeymooners seeking old-school romance and laidback afternoons. With a pleasant year-round climate and mild winters, Malta is an ideal honeymoon destination from January all the way to December. 

Visitors can wander the historic streets of Valletta or explore the incredible architecture of Malta’s famed UNESCO sites. Those seeking the beach can head to Mellieha Bay, and enjoy the sandy expanse of seashore and crystal-clear waters.

Samanvaya tip – Check to see if there is a performance at the Manoel Theater, one of the oldest working theaters in Europe, and enjoy the chance to dress up for a night out with your love.

A doorway in Malta, one of the best honeymoon destinations in December.

Switzerland 

For those looking to enjoy a romantic winter wonderland, Switzerland is the destination of choice. Imagine sipping a cup of hot chocolate in front of a fire, while watching the cable cars run up and down the ski slopes of Zermatt. You can also explore the festive pop-up Christmas markets in larger cities or enjoy an evening stroll while bundled up in your winter jacket.

Those who visit Switzerland in warmer months have the chance to hike the exquisite Swiss Alps. Imagine hiking from farming village to farming village, eating robust breakfasts of farm-fresh cheese and breads, while taking in the stunning mountain vistas with the love of your life.

Samanvaya tip – Take the scenic Bernina Express through the snow-capped Swiss Alps, crossing 196 bridges and enjoying a meal from the comfort of a warm train car.

Lapland 

Situated in the northernmost region of Finland, Lapland is an area of surreal beauty and magical skies. Chase the Northern lights from a husky-pulled sled or wrap up in velvety blankets as reindeer take you through the snowy forests.

Visitors can enjoy an authentic sauna or spend the night in a remote, glass-roofed igloo as they watch the dancing skies.

Lapland is also notoriously beautiful in the fall months. As the tree leaves turn from green to vivid oranges, reds and yellows, guests can hike through backcountry trails and enjoy the air’s distinct crisp.

Samanvaya tip – We recommend staying at Levin Iglut, one of the most beautiful glass-roofed igloos in Lapland, complete with stunning views of the snowy hilltops and the twinkling lights above. 

The northern lights dancing in the sky with tree and snow in the background in Lapland.

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in 2022: The Americas 

Arizona 

Located in the breathtaking western United States, this off-the-beaten-path destination is perfect for those looking to experience the great outdoors with the love of their life. Those who visit in the winter months can experience the beauty of the desert in winter with red rock formation capped in snow, endless blue skies and white-washed adobe architecture stark against Arizona’s Sedona Desert.

Some activities guaranteed to thrill include horseback riding, jeep tours, balloon rides and hiking the rugged trails. Those wishing to combine a trip to the Grand Canyon into their honeymoon can book a helicopter tour and see the true majesty of the land from above. 

Samanvaya tip – After a day of exploring, enjoy a spa treatment at one of America’s best spa retreats, according to Travel + Leisure. Or, cozy up to a campfire with your love and watch the stars shine bright against the ebony skies.

The Yucatán Peninsula 

Separating the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatán Peninsula consists of Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. This world-famous destination offers the quintessential honeymoon experience, featuring all-inclusive resorts, sunny beaches and delicious cuisine.

Amble through colonial-era towns, explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, swim in a refreshing cenote or trek into the jungle with your love. While there are many otherworldly cenotes on the Yucatán Peninsula, Il Kil located in Pisté, near the ruins of Chichen Itza, offers rock walks covered by lush greenery, hanging vines and deep blue water considered sacred by the ancient Mayan people.

Samanvaya tip – While many choose to stay at Cancun or Playa del Carmen, we recommend picking Tulum or Isla Mujeres. For those seeking the lost-daydreaming-in-Tulum experience, we recommend staying at Encantada Tulum, a rustic yet elegant boutique retreat, perfect for enjoying views of the sea on sultry, tropical evenings. 

A honeymoon destination located in Yucatan Peninsula.

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in 2022: Africa

Tanzania

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, spend your honeymoon in Tanzania and witness the Great Migration at Serengeti National Park. Starting at the beginning of December, 2 million wildebeests, gazelles and zebras travel 800 kilometers in search of greener grasslands.

There are few things more awe-inspiring than watching the grasslands come alive with thousands of animals and their thundering hooves. Imagine experiencing the Great Migration from a luxury, tented camp, while soaking in a copper bathtub or watching the orange sun setting over the plains.

Samanvaya tip – While there are many incredible accommodation choices, we recommend staying at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, located within the national park to enjoy front-row seats at one of the greatest natural phenomena on earth.

a tree on the Serengeti with sunset behind, located in Tanzania.

South Africa 

While it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, guests can travel to South Africa and experience summer in bustling Cape Town, enjoy warm, dry weather at the beach or explore the many national parks. Take a meandering drive along the Garden Route to witness spectacular, coastal vistas or relax in the generous valleys of Winelands while enjoying fine dining and even day spas.  

The more adventurous can enjoy sailing, horseback riding and incredible safari adventures.

Samanvaya tip -If you visit Winelands, we recommend spending a day at Jordan Wines Stellenbosch or the night at their acclaimed luxury suites.

A view of the coast of Capetown, South Africa.

The Best Honeymoon Destinations in 2022: The Middle East

Oman 

Picture yourself nestled in a luxurious bed of silky fabrics, while watching stars shoot across the night sky of the Bedouin Desert. Located on the south eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is a melting pot of cuisine and culture due to its historical location on a bustling trade route. It’s the perfect honeymoon destination for experienced travelers looking for something truly memorable to commemorate their marriage.

Guests can meander through vibrant local markets, float in crystal clear seawaters or drive through the rugged Al Hajar Mountain passes. The Wahiba Sands have something for the thrill-seekers, who can take jeep tours through the desert, and those seeking a peek into the authentic lifestyle of the local Bedu people.

Samanvaya tip – If you have the opportunity, try Shuwa, a grilled meat dish prepared in Oman on special occasions. After being marinated in spices and wrapped in banana leaves, the meat is put underground to cook for two days. It’s truly one of the most delectable dishes!

A man leads a camel across the desert in Oman.

Dubai 

Often referred to as “the City of Gold”, Dubai is the ultimate opulent destination, featuring designer shopping, world-class dining, glamorous nightlife and many iconic attractions. Once a sleepy port city, Dubai has transformed into a playground of delights.

Visitors can sample dishes from around the world at restaurants lining Jumeirah Beach’s seven kilometer stretch, view luxury cars at Ferrari World, take a desert camel safari or simply relax in a high-rise suite with endless views across the desert, urban expanse and sea.

Samanvaya tip -Experience new heights of adventure by visiting the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Dubai is one of the top luxury honeymoon destinations in the world.

We hope you enjoy all of our recommendations and find the best honeymoon destination for you. We look forward to welcoming you here in beautiful Sidemen, Bali. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Sampai Jumpa (until we meet). 

For more information about honeymooning at our resort, please click the following link: Samanvaya Resort.

By Eva Johnstone