After the wedding is over and you've already sent out thank-you notes, it's time for you and your spouse to take on that much-needed honeymoon! But where should you go?
Sure, you probably will not choose your honeymoon destination based solely on how good it looks on Instagram. But there is no doubt that an idyllic resort with amazing ocean views is a big temptation when looking to book your honeymoon, and sharing that picture-perfect moment with your new spouse on Instagram is sure to make your friends green with envy, which is an added bonus!
So, here's our guide to the most Instagrammable honeymoon destinations in the world.
With its postcard-perfect beauty, Santorini has become one of the most favourite destinations in Europe for a honeymoon. This volcanic island in the Aegean Sea is home to charming, white-washed villages, idyllic beaches, great restaurants, and fantastic hotels. But the best part is, Santorini offers plenty of activities for the newlyweds.
Rent an ATV and drive through the less trodden paths of the island. Take as many pictures as you can, so you'll have plenty of options when posting them on Instagram. After a fun-filled ATV activity, relax at Eros Beach, one of Santorini's most beautiful beaches.
Take the cable car down to a cliff and be ready to capture the most scenic views of the caldera from above. End your day with a romantic dinner at one of the restaurants that offer the best views of the ocean. Toast with your loved one amidst the gorgeous sunset views, and you now have a photo that's sure to gain lots of attention on Instagram.
Mexico is one of the best destinations for a relaxing honeymoon by the beach. Drift into the shores of the stunning Riviera Maya, home to some of the country's most excellent hotels. Set along the pristine white sand beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula, Riviera Maya offers the perfect backdrop for an Instagram-worthy honeymoon escape.
Although the Riviera Maya has been on the radar of discerning travellers for many years, the recent openings of luxury resorts have firmly placed it on the map as one of Mexico's most luxurious destinations.
But beyond the gorgeous resorts, Riviera Maya offers plenty of activities to keep you and your new spouse entertained. For the history buffs, you can discover the ruins of the Mayans in Tulum, explore the Chichén Itzá, and learn more about the Mayan civilisations. Riviera Maya is also a popular destination for gay couples looking for the best of gay Mexico travel and is one of the few places in Mexico that host same-sex marriages.
Mount Kilimanjaro's imposing snow-capped summit towering over the vast grassy plains of Serengeti has lured travellers around the world to visit Tanzania. Given its dramatic landscape views, it doesn't come as a surprise why Tanzania has become the go-to destination for Instagram influencers.
If your idea of a honeymoon getaway is to go on a safari, Tanzania is the perfect destination. As one of Africa's best safari destinations, it's home to Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO-protected park with more than a million animal species, including the famous big five - buffalos, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and lions.
If you can, try to schedule your visit during the Great Migration, where you'll witness millions of zebras, wildebeests, and gazelles travel through the plains in search of greener pasture.
If you're searching for a blissful Instagram-worthy vacation, it's hard to look past Bali, where luxury hotels stand side by side temples and beautiful beaches. Bali has long been a honeymooner's favourite, and for many reasons. It has that exotic appeal that brings a sense of marital bliss and a party vibe that serves to energise even the most laidback of honeymoons.
A honeymoon in Bali is purely magical. It's the only island in Indonesia that's predominantly Hindu, a perfect place for passion. While it's famous for being a surfing destination, the island has many other things on offer - relaxing massages, yoga retreats, snorkelling adventures, scenic hikes amidst rice terraces, and many different kinds of temples.
Book a romantic photography tour if you are really serious about documenting your romantic escapes on your Instagram feed. It's a private photo session with a professional photographer who will conceptualise your shots and make your honeymoon memories stand out on Instagram. Outdoor sessions are usually very popular, and it includes going to the island's most wonderful locations, from scenic rice fields to beautiful beaches and majestic waterfalls.
An opulent oasis in the middle of the desert that exudes glamour and glitz, Dubai is a honeymoon destination unlike any other. Whether you simply want to relax by the pool, explore the city's rich culture, or partake in some fun activities, you'll find that this city is a playground for honeymooners.
What's more, the city is full of Instagram worthy locations, from the iconic Burj Khalifa to the vibrant Souq markets and the panoramic views of the vast deserts.
Whatever you dream of for your honeymoon, you are sure to find it in a romantic Dubai holiday. A honeymoon in this modern metropolis could mean spending most of your time at the beach and doing a wealth of shopping and fun activities. Of course, this desert oasis is also home to tons of beautiful attractions where newlyweds can explore.
Check out the massive aquarium at Dubai Mall, climb to the top of the Burj Khalifa for a 360-degree view of the city, race over the dunes on a desert safari, or try some water sports activities at the best beaches in the city.
For couples who prefer a more peaceful and romantic way to spend their honeymoon in Dubai, book a romantic cruise at the Dubai Creek or watch an opera show at the Dubai Opera. History buffs should head to the historic Al Fahidi District to explore the city's top cultural and heritage sites. Don't forget to check out the opulent Museum of the Future, one of the latest attractions in the city.
End your day with a romantic stroll by the beach or indulge in the most relaxing couple's massage and spa.