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Best Honeymoon Destinations in 2020

Best Honeymoon Destinations

The annual rankings of the Best Honeymoon Destinations in 2020 are announced by the U.S. News & World Report. The new rankings highlight the Best Honeymoon Destinations, as well as region- and budget-specific honeymoon lists.

The rankings are including the Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S., the Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe, the Best Caribbean Honeymoons, the Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations, the Best Cheap Honeymoons in the U.S. and the Best Cheap European Honeymoon Destinations.

Unique to U.S. News, the rankings combine editor, traveler and expert feedback to determine the most romantic destinations around the world.



The eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia takes the No. 1 spot for the Best Honeymoon Destinations and is perfect for newlyweds who want to celebrate with a secluded, upscale getaway that offers unique excursion opportunities, such as visiting the Caribbean's only drive-in volcano. Bora Bora, French Polynesia, claims the No. 2 position thanks to its exotic atmosphere and prevalence of luxurious overwater bungalows and spas. The list also features Fiji at No. 3, Amalfi Coast in Italy at No. 4, Tahiti, French Polynesia, at No. 6 and Santorini, Greece, at No. 8.

Honeymooners looking to stay in the U.S. have a variety of beautiful destinations to choose from. The Hawaiian Islands lead the Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S. list, with Kauai earning the top spot in part because it appeals to couples keen on sunbathing on beautiful white sand beaches and getting an adrenaline rush during a helicopter tour. Maui, which offers hiking opportunities at Haleakala National Park and stunning black, red and white sand beaches, comes in at No. 2. Following at No. 3, Carmel Beach, California, scores high on the list due to its charming setting alongside Carmel's upscale shops and restaurants.

At the top of this list for budget-conscious couples is Ogunquit, Maine, which provides an affordable and intimate atmosphere year-round, plus perks like beautiful beaches, whale watching tours and cozy boutique hotels. For outdoorsy newlyweds, there's the No. 2 destination, Glacier National Park in Montana, where honeymooners can enjoy hikes, scenic drives and wildlife viewing. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, at No. 3, the Finger Lakes in New York at No. 5 and the Outer Banks in North Carolina at No. 7 also appear on the list.

2020 U.S. News Best Honeymoon Destinations Rankings

Best Honeymoon Destinations

  1. St. Lucia
  2. Bora Bora
  3. Fiji
  4. Amalfi Coast
  5. Maui
  6. Tahiti
  7. Kauai
  8. Santorini
  9. Bali
  10. Cinque Terre

Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.

  1. Kauai, Hawaii
  2. Maui, Hawaii
  3. Carmel Beach, California

Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

  1. Florence, Italy
  2. Amalfi Coast, Italy
  3. Tuscany, Italy

Best Caribbean Honeymoons

  1. Grenada
  2. Turks and Caicos Islands
  3. St. Kitts and Nevis

Best Cheap Honeymoons in the U.S.

  1. Ogunquit, Maine
  2. Glacier National Park, Montana
  3. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Best Cheap European Honeymoon Destinations

  1. Corfu, Greece
  2. Florence, Italy
  3. Rome

See the full rankings here.

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