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Honeymoon Awards: The Most Romantic Destinations in the World

In partnership with the travel and booking site Jetsetter, we asked our readers and followers to reveal their ultimate honeymoon spots in seven regions across the globe—and nearly 9,000 of you responded. There are countless beautiful spots across the globe, but you narrowed down your favorites. The winners? Turks and Caicos, Napa, Maui, Riviera Maya, Rio de Janeiro, the Amalfi Coast, Bali, Bangkok, and Bora Bora. We're sharing what we love most about each destination, plus spotlighting the best hotel in these top-ranked cities and islands.


The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in the World


Winners: Bangkok and Bali


If you don't consider a bustling city appropriate for a honeymoon, our list of the most romantic metropolises in Asia will certainly change your mind. Bangkok, Tokyo, Chiang Mai, Kyoto, and Singapore all earned top marks for having lots to see and do, plenty of romance, and world-class accommodations. But if island life is more your style, look no further than the Asian islands of Bali, the Maldives, Phuket, the Philippines, and Koh Samui. Soak up the sun, sand, and surf at these uber-relaxing retreats (you can thank us later).


The 15 Most Romantic Hotels in Asian Cities


The 16 Most Romantic Asian-Island Hotels

Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

Winner: Bora Bora


Head down under for a honeymoon you'll never forget. Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific are all packed with excellent spots to visit, including a mix of busy cities and quiet islands. Your favorite destinations? Bora Bora, Fiji, Tahiti, Sydney, and Wellington. (Has anyone ever told you that you have great taste?) Now we're sharing the best accommodations in each spot.


The 17 Most Romantic Hotels in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

The Caribbean and Atlantic

Winner: Turks and Caicos


You feel at home in the islands, and we can't say we blame you. If you're searching for the perfect tropical getaway, consider the islands in the Caribbean and the Atlantic. Readers say Turks and Caicos, the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, and Aruba are the must-visit spots, so we found the most incredible hotels in each locale.


The 18 Most Romantic Hotels in the Carribbean and Atlantic


Winner: The Amalfi Coast


Is there anything more romantic than a vacation across Europe? If you love ancient cities, serene backdrops, and delicious cuisine, you can't go wrong with a trip across the Atlantic. The Amalfi Coast was our readers' favorite spot, but Greece, Paris, Tuscany, and Venice followed just behind. Make the most of your time abroad and try to visit more than one of these luxurious cities.


The 16 Most Romantic Hotels in Europe


Winner: Riviera Maya


Does a honeymoon in Mexico sound like your definition of newlywed bliss? Then stop right here. Riviera Maya, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cozumel are all destinations our readers love to visit, so we chose hotels in each. What's prettier, those beautiful blue oceans or these chic accommodations?


The 17 Most Romantic Hotels in Mexico

South America

Winner: Rio de Janiero


Whether you want to kick back in Rio de Janeiro or relax in Santiago, there's no shortage of romance to be found in South America. Our readers also love Buenos Aires, Lima, and Cartagena, so you can trust us when we say there's plenty to see and do here for your honeymoon.


The 15 Most Romantic Hotels in South America

The United States

Winners: Napa and Maui


You don't need to travel halfway around the world for a memorable honeymoon. Looking for a passport-free trip? Consider visiting one of the most romantic American cities. Napa Valley, Miami, Charleston, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas were favorites among our readers—and it's easy to see why, with hotels like these. If you're looking for a nearby island getaway, we also have you covered. Maui, Kauai, the Big Island, the Florida Keys, and Oahu are all supremely popular locations for a post-nuptial retreat. Find out where to stay on each island right here.


The 19 Most Romantic Hotels in the Continental United States


The 16 Most Romantic Hotels in the United States Islands