If you and your spouse are certified foodies, then your honeymoon getaway should include visiting destinations that will require you to bond over food and discover new and exciting delicacies. Thankfully, you will find many incredible honeymoon destinations in the world that offer a truly mouth watering vacation, so planning your trip should be easy.
Whether you’re hoping to take part in a food tour of Provence, chow down at the street food stalls in Vietnam, or dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Tuscany, consider these luxury honeymoon destinations for foodies.
If you love everything about food, then Provence makes for a great destination for your honeymoon. With the lush inland farms producing the freshest ingredients and the bounty of the sea to tuck into Côte d’Azur, Provence offers the best of French cuisine, whether you’re heading out to eat at some fancy restaurants or rustling something up at the kitchen of your holiday villa.
When exploring the food scene of Provence, join an immersive gourmet food tour. During the tour, you’ll hear exciting stories about artisan products, such as truffles, tapenade, and olive oil. Experience the charming atmosphere of a farmer’s market and discover local cuisines. With a local as your guide, you’ll experience the best places to visit, how it is to eat like a local and live a unique experience that will allow you to discover Provence’ food’s scene through its gastronomic products. Indeed, a Provence food tour is an unforgettable and authentic experience that will leave you and your spouse with a full belly and lots of fun memories.
#2 The Galapagos
While vacationing in the Galápagos Islands are known for their incredible array of wildlife, this fascinating volcanic archipelago is also an excellent destination for foodies wanting to find out more about what the islands have to offer. Surrounded by one of the world’s richest marine ecosystems, fish and seafood are widely available in the Galapagos. From white fish options like tilapia, sea bass, and halibut to local seafood specialities including red and green spiny lobsters, the Galápagos Islands are a haven for seafood lovers!
One of the most famous dishes in the Galápagos Islands is ceviche. Typically, the dish is made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices. But the version in Galapagos also includes freshly caught fish, crab, squid, octopus, shrimps, and lobsters. Another seafood-based dish that is a must-try in the Galapagos is the encebollado. It’s a pickled onion soup made of tuna or other types of fish. For a luxury dining experience, check out the Almar Seafood and Grill at the Galápagos Habitat Eco Luxury Hotel. This oceanfront restaurant serves a wide range of seafood dishes, from tuna, codfish, and shrimp.
If you love to try fantastic flavours in some exotic destinations, a honeymoon to Vietnam might be the honeymoon destination of your dreams. The country has something delicious to offer for couples looking for seriously good eats – from fine dining to bustling markets and everything in between.
Begin your adventure in Hanoi, the capital, where the food scene is thriving. Check out Pho Bat Dan restaurant in Hoan Kiem District to taste the most authentic pho (Vietnamese soup). But make sure you come earlier since there’s always a long queue, proof of just how good their pho is! From Hanoi, make your way to the ancient city of Hoi An. As you stroll through town, you’ll come across many different food stalls and a myriad of restaurants. Make a stop and sample some of Hoi An’s food favourites, such as Cao Lau, Banh Mi, and White Rose Dumplings.
In Ho Chi Minh, indulge in a romantic luxury dining experience at Jardin des Sens, run by Michelin-starred chefs Jacques and Laurent Pourcel. The restaurant is housed in a 100-year-old French Colonial villa, and the menu consists of traditional French cuisines featuring unique and contrasting flavours.
#4 The United States
The United States might not be the first place that comes to mind when deciding where to go on your honeymoon, but the country is home to numerous world-renowned restaurants, with each city boasting its own food culture and unique flavours. For couples who love to pair their food with good wine, Napa should be your first stop. As the epicentre for food lovers and wine drinkers, the city is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants serving farm-to-table cuisines highlighting the region’s local produce.
Portland, dubbed “Oregon’s foodie haven“, is also worth checking out. It’s a city where organic foods made from fresh ingredients reign supreme. Stroll through its beautiful streets, and you’ll find numerous food carts and stalls where you can sample some of the city’s tastiest street foods.
Make sure you visit New Orleans. Home to a plethora of restaurants serving mouth-watering Cajun and Creole staples, the city should be on every food lover’s bucket list. Of course, don’t forget about New York, one of the world’s iconic foodie destinations. While images of pizzas often come to mind when going for a foodie adventure at The Big Apple, there’s definitely more to the city than this. It’s home to countless dining establishments, from fine dining restaurants to cosy cafes and food carts. And as the city that never sleeps, you are guaranteed access to great food 24 hours a day!
Tuscany has the perfect setting for couples on honeymoon – endless fields of vineyards, charming medieval alleys, and a spectacular seacoast. But tasty cuisines and its delicious wines make Tuscany even more special for foodie couples. The region’s dedication to culinary arts must be tasted to be believed. Here, you are guaranteed to have the best gastronomic experience of your life while making memories that will last a lifetime!
Make your Tuscan honeymoon even more special by renting one of the luxury Tuscany villas. After a day of exploring the region’s mouth watering food scene, treat yourself to a relaxing couples massage and dip in your villa’s infinity pool. Indulge in an exceptional farm-to-plate dining experience at a Michelin-starred restaurant and sample the region’s mouth watering specialities, from hand-stretched pasta to freshly-caught sea bass and homemade prosciutto. Cap-off your evening with a visit to a winery and get a taste of Tuscany’s best wines.