Top spots for a honeymoon

WASHINGTON DC 12 December 2019; Just two Southeast Asian destinations, Bali and Phuket, made it to the US News & World Report’s top 20 Best Honeymoon Destinations list released 10 December.

The new rankings highlight the Best Honeymoon Destinations, as well as regional and budget-specific honeymoon lists.

But in the global rankings led by the eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia, Asia’s popular holiday islands earned places in the top 20.  Bali took the ninth place, and close rival Phuket managed 17th place ahead of the Maldives (18).

“Picking the perfect honeymoon destination for you can seem overwhelming, especially when planning your wedding,” said US News travel editor Christine Smith. “The US News Best Honeymoon Destinations rankings help to simplify this decision so honeymooners can pick and choose their ideal trip whether they are on a budget, prefer to spend their postnuptial vacation on a beach in the Caribbean or want to immerse themselves in rich culture.”

US News analyzed more than 700 destinations using a methodology that considers user votes and expert and editor opinions. The ambience, privacy and a location’s reputation, as well as the abundance of couple-friendly activities, are a few factors used to determine the best honeymoon destinations.

2020 Best Honeymoon Destinations

1. St. Lucia
2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
3. Fiji
4. Amalfi Coast, Italy
5. Maui, Hawaii
6. Tahiti, French Polynesia
7. Kauai, Hawaii
8. Santorini, Greece
9. Bali, Indonesia
10. Cinque Terre, Italy
11. Florence, Italy
12. St. Barts
13. Paris
14. Tuscany, Italy
15. Mauritius
16. The British Virgin Islands
17. Phuket, Thailand
18. Maldives
19. Turks and Caicos Islands
20. Corfu, Greece