• Shannon McAfee

Best Destinations for Travel in 2021

Updated: Feb 24

These destinations are not only stunningly beautiful, but they are ready to welcome visitors! Keep reading to learn more about what makes these destinations worthy of considering for your honeymoon, romantic getaway or destination wedding in 2021 and beyond. Plus, information about travel requirements during covid so you can prepare.


United States | Caribbean | Mexico | Costa Rica | Tahiti


Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2021

United States

For those looking for the best places to travel during covid, you may feel more comfortable staying closer to home. These three destinations are some of the best to consider for all types of couples, from adventure-seeking to beach lovers or foodies.


Hawaii Honeymoon

Hawaii

A different experience awaits you on each island, so it's important to select the one that matches your interests, unless you plan to island hop. But, whichever island you choose, you are guaranteed jaw-dropping, natural beauty and plenty of options for adventure, dining or relaxation on a stunning beach in this tropical paradise.

Travel requirements during covid: https://www.gohawaii.com/travel-requirements

Colorado Honeymoon

Colorado

If you are a couple who loves the outdoors and the idea of cozying up in a cute little cabin or in a romantic hotel room overlooking the mountains, Colorado may be the perfect place for you. From numerous hiking trails, to mountain biking, ski slopes and whitewater rafting, you will never lack for something to do. After you've tired out from the day's adventures, you can relax together, fireside, under a comfy blanket.

Travel requirements during covid: https://covid19.colorado.gov/travel

Key West Honeymoon

Key West

Simply put, Key West is FUN and romantic! Choose from a cute little bed and breakfast right off of Duval Street or an oceanfront resort, either way you can ditch the car and walk, bike, or uber your way around this unique destination. Don't be alarmed if you're greeted by one of the many, local roosters on the street!

Travel requirements during covid: https://fla-keys.com/news/article/10775/


Caribbean

The Caribbean is always a desired destination for honeymoons, romantic getaways and destination weddings. From the multitude of all inclusive resorts, to the beautiful beaches, it's an ideal destination for those seeking the ultimate relaxing, fun and romantic travel experience. Luckily, many Caribbean islands have opened up to travelers and have tried to make it as safe and convenient as possible for visitors.


St. Lucia Honeymoon

St. Lucia

Just like the famous Pitons that enthrall visitors of this destination, this island is truly majestic and consistently one of the top choices for romance travel. Couples can experience white, black and tan sand beaches, natural sulphur springs, waterfalls and rainforests in this heavenly destination.

Travel requirements during covid: https://www.stlucia.org/en/covid-19/

Jamaica Honeymon

Jamaica

If you're seeking a laid back, island vibe surrounded by beautiful beaches and friendly faces, Jamaica is it! Plus, there are overwater bungalows, which makes this destination even more alluring for couples celebrating a special occasion. There are plenty of resort options and adventures to choose from on this romantic island.

Travel requirements during covid: https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/

Dominican Republic Honeymoon

Dominican Republic

Beautiful beaches and palm trees galore await you in this popular all inclusive destination. With activities like the ocean spa or exploring historic downtown Santo Domingo, there are fun adventures awaiting you here.


Travel requirements during covid: https://www.godominicanrepublic.com/newsroom/coronavirus/

Aruba Honeymoon

Aruba

Aruba is an island for beach lovers and foodies. All inclusive options are available, but part of the unique experience here is dining around at the multitude of restaurants with various cuisines. There are 92 different nationalities on this small, yet impactful island and plenty of adventure to be found!

Travel requirements during covid: https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements


Mexico

Mexico continues to be an all-time favorite destination for many couples. From affordable all inclusive accommodations to luxury resorts, delicious food options, wonderful service, and activities galore, this is a destination that can meet anyone's needs and interests.


Travel requirements during covid: https://www.mexicotouristcard.com/


Mexico Honeymoon

Cancun/Riviera Maya

There are 3 main areas that are popular for tourists: Cancun, Playa Mujeres, and Riviera Maya. Each area provides a totally different experience and variety of accommodations. During your visit, you can explore Mayan Ruins, swim in cenotes and even swim with the largest fish in the sea - whale sharks!

Los Cabos Honeymoon

Los Cabos

Located on the Pacific Coast side, Los Cabos is home to some of the most upscale, luxurious accommodations in Mexico. Many opt not to do all-inclusive here because the dining options are just that good. Deep sea fishing, golf, ATVing and snorkeling are just a few popular activities to choose from in this destination. With few swimmable beaches, it's important to choose your accommodations wisely if taking a dip in the ocean is important to you.


Costa Rica

There is so much to see and do in Costa Rica that you will probably feel the need to visit this destination more than once. If you are an adventure-seeking, nature-loving couple, this destination could not be more perfect for your honeymoon, romantic getaway or destination wedding. Plus, the friendly people, delicious food, and surprise animal encounters make a visit to this destination truly memorable.

Costa Rica Honeymoon

Depending on which region you are visiting, you can enjoy activities such as hiking in a tropical rainforest at the base of a volcano, zip lining above the treetops, spending the day with capuchin monkeys on a beach, or repelling down a waterfall. For a more laid back experience, head to the coastline and enjoy a little swimming and surfing.

Travel requirements during covid: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements


Tahiti

Tahiti has long been a bucket list destination and a dream honeymoon location for couples. The concept of the overwater bungalow originated here, and it's still one of the most popular features that draws visitors to this destination. But, there are so many other things to enjoy, like jungle hikes and waterfalls on the island of Tahiti, drift snorkeling, island hopping, swimming the crystal blue lagoon waters in Bora Bora, and remote island picnics.

Tahiti Honeymoon

The South Pacific Islands provide the ultimate intimate and private experiences for couples. Low island populations and small resorts make these islands the ideal destination for couples who want to disconnect and just be with each other. Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea are the most popular islands for visitors to stay and each offer very different experiences, so it's important to know the difference.


Travel requirements during covid: https://tahititourisme.com/en-us/covid-19/


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