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Australia has some of the world's worst honeymoon destinations



Just like a wedding, planning a honeymoon comes with pressure, as newlyweds aim to create memories that will last a lifetime. 
Weddings Online analysed some of the world’s favourite honeymoon destinations in terms of hotel price, romantic bars, restaurants and couples activities, to identify which popular destinations are not worth it for your most special holiday. 

The full research and a breakdown of the methodology can be found here: https://www.weddingsonline.ie/blog/the-best-honeymoon-destinations-in-the-world/ 

Top 10 worst rated honeymoon destinations

Rank

City

Average Nightly Cost of a Double Hotel Room (EUR)

Number of Romantic Activities

Number of Romantic Bars

Number of Romantic Restaurants

Honeymoon Destination Score/10

1

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

€207

87

1

214

1.76

2

Los Angeles, California

€294

240

9

247

1.76

3

Melbourne, Australia

€156

264

14

175

2.22

4

New York City, New York

€318

748

69

1004

2.61

5

Lucerne, Switzerland

€231

39

0

96

2.61

6

Sydney, Australia

€152

295

10

302

2.61

7

Agra, India

€51

211

0

46

2.61

8

Udaipur, India

€46

118

0

112

2.78

9

Istanbul, Turkey

€96

413

12

590

2.84

10

Lisbon, Portugal

€143

507

37

628

2.9

  • Often regarded as one of the most picturesque destinations for a romantic getaway, Abu Dhabi in fact turns out to be one of the weakest options for a honeymoon, based on the amount of bars, restaurants, activities and hotel cost. It earns a total score of only 1.76 in this rating. 

  • Top travel location Los Angeles ranks as one of the worst honeymoon destinations (1.76 total score) according to hotel cost and couples activities. A double hotel room in LA for one night costs around €294 on average, making it one of the priciest honeymoon spots in the rating. The city features only 6.34 romantic restaurants and 6.16 romantic things to do for every 100,000 residents.

  • Melbourne (total score 1.76) has 5.31 options for romantic activities, 0.28 romantic bars and 3.52 romantic restaurants per 100,000 people, while an overnight stay costs on average €156 for a double room. 

Top five best honeymoon destinations in the world

Rank

City

Average Nightly Cost of a Double Hotel Room (EUR)

Number of Romantic Activities

Number of Romantic Bars

Number of Romantic Restaurants

Honeymoon Destination Score/10

1

Dubrovnik, Croatia

€126

201

7

142

9.26

2

Mykonos, Greece

€147

95

11

148

8.81

3

Bruges, Belgium

€133

102

17

169

8.47

4

Siena, Italy

€139

83

1

87

7.96

4

Bath, England

€143

106

12

84

7.96

  • Dubrovnik, Croatia (total score 9.26) was identified as the best city in the world for honeymooning couples offering an unmatched value for money with over 200 romantic activities and a reasonable average price of €126 for a double hotel room. 

    Unsurprisingly, Mykonos was named the second best honeymoon destination in the world - the island has a lot to offer to newlyweds, while having some reasonably priced options for accommodation, earning a total Honeymoon Destination score of 8.81.

Further findings: 
  • Filled with elaborate architecture and stunning palaces, Udaipur is the cheapest city for a romantic getaway in the rating, with a double room costing around €46 for one night.

  • Mykonos is the best location for romantic things to do, with 95 romantic things to do in total and a population of 10,134.

  • Mykonos is also the #1 choice when it comes to honeymoon-friendly restaurants: the island features 148 romantic restaurants in total, beating out all other honeymoon spots on this list for couple-friendly restaurants per 100,000 people.