The 18 Romantic Destinations To Honeymoon In This Year

You've made it official – and now it's time to unwind. Whether you're the type of couple that wants to explore a once-in-a-lifetime destination, experience otherworldly food and architecture or simply unwind on one of the world's most beautiful beaches, we've got you covered. Wedding planning, while exciting, can be a huge source of stress – and your honeymoon is likely going to be your first real chance to enjoy some quality time with your spouse. The trip should be relaxing, first and foremost, and suit your wants, needs and style as a couple. With that said, incorporating all of your favourite things into one trip can overwhelm, or take away from your time spent simply enjoying one another's company.

When planning, consider your bucket list (a honeymoon is the ultimate excuse to invest in a trip you'd otherwise never splurge on), your getaway goals (lounging poolside? A spa? Hiking? Indulging in local cuisine after all those months on a wedding diet?) and the best times to visit your dream destinations. Keep in mind that while off-season travel can save you money, it can also be unpredictable. Decide whether you're the type of couple who can handle making the most out of your plans being derailed; the last thing you'd ever want is to spend the majority of your trip in inclement weather, or discover that most of a location's must-visits are only open in high season. We've considered the world's most romantic, untapped, exciting and visually stunning destinations when crafting this list, and have teamed up with industry experts to give you all the reasons you'll need to visit, and where and when to plan your stay. Here, the 18 ultimate honeymoons to have on your short list for 2018.

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While this small island to the south of the Korean coast may not be a familiar destination to American newlyweds, it’s been a beloved honeymoon spot for lovebirds from South Korea and Japan for years. Though there is certainly some attention-grabbing kitch (the over-the-top Loveland theme park is, as the name might suggest, dedicated to the erotic and the ridiculous), the real highlights of Jeju Island are much more down to Earth–and in some cases, below sea level. Home to the tallest mountain in South Korea and massive underground tubes formed by rapidly cooled lava, Jeju Island displays astonishing natural beauty as well as some of the finest skin-loving spa treatments around.

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