There are a million reasons that make us love travelling. And, for the newly-married, choosing that one destination for the perfect honeymoon becomes more important than anything else. After all, that would probably be the most beautiful trip of your life. If, by some luck, both of you share the common affection for food, there can’t be a better way for your honeymoon than to travel to places that serve the best of flavours.
But then, these destinations also need to be romantic enough to help you feel the magic of travelling together. To help you in making your choice easier, we have compiled a list of the most amazing foodie honeymoon destinations around the world. Pick the one you like the most, and book that dream holiday straightaway.
For couples who like the charm of natural beauty, there are very few places on the Earth that can be a better honeymoon destination than Burgundy in France. This countryside town is blessed with rolling hills, dotted with mustard fields and Medieval villages. Sounds like a dream destination already, doesn’t it?
When it comes to appeasing foodie couples, vineyards of Burgundy and the local cuisine, famous all over the world, will do much to impress. Beef bourguignon, for instance, is a signature dish of the region and has been named after the name of the destination. Besides, the honeymooning foodies can also enjoy flavours of the traditional dishes of the region including escargots, which is a preparation of snails cooked in garlic, butter and parsley, ceufs meurette (eggs poached in red wine), and a lot of other famous delicacies from the region. If you are a honeymoon couple looking to try new food on your trip, Burgundy is just the place to go to.
If both of you dream of a honeymoon wherein you enjoy your romantic moments by the sea as well as indulge yourselves in food luxuries by the sea, Oahu in Hawaii is what we recommend. While the gorgeous white sand beaches and the amazing adventure activities including snorkeling can blow your mind, the food here can actually make you feel the urge to extend your stay for longer than you have booked.
The culinary journey in Oahu can take you through some of the most amazing seafood of varying colours and flavours, a wider range of delicacies than you would’ve ever ever experienced. For instance, a delectable spread of sashimi after your romantic dip in the ocean can make your evening beautiful to say the least. Besides, the place will spoil you by serving a wide variety of delicacies including spam musubi, macadamia nut-crusted fish, foie gras nigiri and haupia (coconut pudding).
Located at just a two-hour flight away from the sultry Argentinian town of Buenos Aires, the quieter Mendoza can be a paradise for most honeymooning couples, thanks to the presence of numerous vineyards in a region which is covered by a carpet of lush green vegetation and is surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Andes.
This quaint town, in the foothills of the Andes mountains, is well-equipped with quaint Bed and Breakfast options that make for great accommodation options for the honeymooners as well. If these reasons are not enough to bring a smile to your face, let us tell you that the foodie side to you will also be satiated well by the flavours offered at Mendoza.
Out of the many amazing traditional dishes, the tender and freshly-grilled steaks happen to be the biggest highlight of this place as far as the food is concerned. Besides, there are restaurants that also offer interesting twists to these traditional dishes. For the couples who like adventures and activities, there is hiking, horseback riding, skiing and day trips to snowcapped Mt. Aconcagua to choose from.
While most foodies are aware that France is among the countries that serve the finest gastronomic varieties, Provence is a town that can serve as a one of the best foodies honeymoon destinations for a lot of couples. The cuisine offered in this particular town is special and it derives its amazing flavours from the domination of the hallowed ingredients of Mediterranean cooking, including olive, wine, tomatoes and garlic among other things.
For the perfect blend of being a honeymoon and exploring a foodie destination, you can start the day with breakfast at one of the beaches, have lunch at country auberge, tour the hills and the vineyards, witness an unforgettable sunset over the Alps, and explore the artistic side of the town as well. Besides, the French town has a plenty of other interesting experiences and eateries that make it one of the perfect foodie honeymoon destinations in the world.
Seoul, South Korea
For the couples planning their honeymoon right now, Seoul might not be even there in the list of options. Forget it as a preference, it might not even strike a regular traveller as a honeymoon destination. But as surprising as it may sound, it has the perfect combination of places and good food, making it one of the best honeymoon foodie destinations to consider.
Home to high-class hotels in plenty and being an extremely safe place to explore and easy enough to navigate, the tourist attractions of Seoul can impress most honeymooners. When it comes to food, the place comes across as one of the best places to have amazing street food. Some of the most popular dishes you can try in this place include hotteok, which is a donut-like snack that comes with a filling of ground nuts, sesame seeds and sugar, or even tteokbokki, which is a bowl of chewy rice served with meat and vegetables in a spicy sauce. While dishes like this can make your foodie dreams come true, you can wash them all down with soju, a Korean spirit, or even makgeolli, which is basically fermented rice wine.
Napa and Sonoma, USA
If you are a couple that likes everything about wine, Napa and Sonoma are the regions in the US you need to seriously consider for your honeymoon. No matter how many vineyards are spread across the country, none are as amazing as the ones in the Napa and Sonoma regions. Situated side-by-side, these wine-growing regions are located about an hour’s drive away from San Francisco.
While you can relax amidst these vineyards and also stay in some really amazing luxury hotels, what also makes these towns suitable for you as a foodie couple is the presence of several Michelin-star restaurants, including the popular ones like The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood.
A honeymoon in these place is no less than a slice of magical life. On one hand would be the beautiful vineyards of Napa Valley, the relaxing spa treatments, idyllic hikes bike rides, on the other would be the abundance of fine wine and incredible food available in the amazing restaurants of the region.
For honeymooners, Tuscany comes across as one of those places that are blessed with the best of natural beauty that an Italian countryside can have. So, if you are a couple, who loves to spend some time alone in the company of nature, Tuscany can be one of the best places to consider for your honeymoon. Besides, this quaint Italian town is also capable of catering to your varied culinary needs.
While the eateries in this place are good enough to spoil you with incredible food and wine, the hardcore foodies can actually do other interesting stuff like taking exclusive cooking classes in rustic farmhouses, where they usually teach you to make gelato and pizza among other Italian favourites. For the couples interested in cheese and wine tasting, the Chianti Hills makes for a great place to do so. If you are a vegan, take note that Tuscany is home to enough restaurants serving vegan food as well.
San Sebastian, Spain
Thanks to some really beautiful tourist destinations within its bounds, Spain makes for a great honeymoon destination. But then, if you are one of the couples who are looking for some quietude, far from the crowds in common places like Madrid and Barcelona, head to San Sebastian. This offbeat seaside destination is home to stunning white-sand beaches that are perfect for swimming and surfing. Although a small town, this place has no dearth of great restaurants.
In fact, it is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world, with the most popular ones being Arzak, Mugaritz, and El Bulli among a lot of others. However, even the smallest tapas bars in San Sebastian are so good that they make the trip worthy for foodies. Some of the most common delicacies in this place include foie gras, lobster, octopus, and quail eggs among others.
Cape Town, South Africa
The South African city of Cape Town has always been one of the top holiday destinations, be it among the honeymooners or regular travellers. The city is home to everything that a keen traveller would appreciate, right from awe-inspiring landscapes to centuries-old monuments that display their fine architecture and modern design. And added to all this, is the unforgettable culinary scene of the city that also attracts travellers from a lot of other parts of the world.
A great place to consider for foodie honeymooners, Cape Town is home to restaurants like The Test Kitchen, which is among the best in the world. Besides, there are eateries serving seasonally-influenced local cuisines that are both unique and showcase the region’s natural bounty. For those who like to enjoy their drinks, Cape Town is considered to be one of the finest wine producing destinations in the world.