Hoi An - Top honeymoon destination for 2024

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards - Best of the Best Destinations 2024 has just been announced. Accordingly, Hoi An secured the 2nd position for honeymooners, surpassing destinations like the Maldives and Venice.

Hoi An during the Dragon New Year's Day celebrations.

According to Tripadvisor, Hoi An - the city on the central Vietnamese coast is a well-preserved example of the important Southeast Asian trading port it was from the 15th-19th centuries.

Already a common stop for backpackers, it is becoming better known to tourists.

On the 14th day of each lunar month, the town trades its electric lights for traditional colored lanterns. Sights include the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Quan Cong Temple. Let the town’s expert tailors make you some bespoke clothing.

Other destinations, including the Dominican Republic, the Maldives, Santorini in Greece, Venice in Italy, Khao Lak in Thailand, Zanzibar, and Budapest in Hungary, followed suit.

In its description of champion Bali, the site noted that "Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy". Travelers can soak up the sun on a stretch of fine white sand, or connect with exotic wildlife while diving along coral ridges or exploring the colorful wreck of a WWII warship.

The list is compiled from expert and visitor reviews, with the places required to meet a variety of criteria, including romantic ambiance, excellent landscapes for candlelight dinners, and exceptional experiences and adventures for couples.

Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards Best of the Best 2024 includes the top 25 Honeymoon Destinations worldwide. "Fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings are awarded Best of the Best, signifying the highest level of excellence in travel", TripAdvisor said.