Unique Honeymoon Destinations For Foodies

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If you call yourself a foodie, chances are you aren’t looking to honeymoon at an all-inclusive resort with buffets of less than local cuisine. Food lovers who also happen to be lovers looking for the perfect honeymoon location don’t need to go hungry. We have rounded up some unique honeymoon destinations for foodies where whatever is on the table is most likely going to leave you wanting more. Pack your elastic waist pants for these foodie-friendly locales.

Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico


While you might hear honeymooners heading to Cabo or over to Puerto Vallarta, foodies take their grumbling stomachs to Valle De Guadalupe while in Mexico. Located under two hours from San Diego, the area has cultivated a reputation for food and wine. Over the last few decades, Valle De Guadalupe has been gaining steam among foodies for limited release wines, some of the best olive oil outside of Europe and remarkable aged cheeses.

Where to Eat and Drink

Beginning with the area’s wine, couples can explore around 50 wineries in the region like Las Nubes. The vineyard sets up on a hillside overlooking the Guadalupe Valley. Las Nubes has been known for their wines that blend a variety of grapes to create tasty combinations. Each wine is also named after a different cloud formation. When you need to soak up some of the wine you have guzzled, you can head to Finca Altozano. Led by Chef Javier Plascencia, the menu is strictly composed of products and ingredients from the region’s orchards and nearby ranches. Laja is also worth a stop, settled on its own orchard, farm, and vineyard.

Where To Stay

Encuentro Guadalupe, Mexico

Encuentro Guadalupe, Mexico

In between courses, you can hole up at Encuentro Guadalupe. Comprised of 20 luxury eco pods scattered on a hillside, the venue’s accommodations are all built above the ground so as to not disturb the natural environment. With no TVs or phones in the rooms, guests can enjoy the peace and quiet. The property includes 11 acres of vineyards along with an on-site bar and restaurant. Foodies can also rejoice at the opportunity to take a private cooking class with one of the top local chefs in the region during their stay.

St. Barts

St. Barts Seafood

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St. Barts might be small, but it is mighty when it comes to its food scene. Beyond the stunning beach on the Caribbean island nation, St. Barts is also an easy pick for a foodie themed honeymoon. Not only can you enjoy relaxing on pristine sands but also you can sample fresh local seafood, loads of daily specials and imported wine, meats, and diary from France.

Where To Eat and Drink

The French island takes on a decidedly cosmopolitan dining scene throughout its more than 80 restaurants. Some of the best food on the island can be found at Le Toiny Restaurant with its menu featuring Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Do Brazil offers a honeymoon-worthy location for a meal, on the rocks above Shell Beach. The Brazilian restaurant is co-owned by French tennis star Yannick Noah. In Hotel Baie des Anges, you will also find another St. Bart’s muse, La Langouste, known for serving up the freshest lobster on the island. Love French wine? Make a stop at La Cave de Saint Barthelemy for some 300 varieties of French wine.

Where To Stay


While consuming a wealth of French fare, you can rest up as the Parisian celebrity set used to at La Banane. Located just 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from Gustavia, the retro chic boutique hotel provides 9 suites and a rental villa to choose from on your honeymoon. Once a favorite spot of Paris celebrities of the 1950s and 1960s, the property has been lovingly resorted to feature rooms with four-poster king sized beds, antiques and open-air bathrooms complete with rainfall showers. Other amenities on site include a state of the art home cinema, pool and close proximity to Lorient Beach.



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Part of the Soviet Union until 1991, Georgia seemingly makes for an uncanny foodie destination. However, the country bordered by the Black Sea dishes up stellar local ingredients from walnuts to eggplant to meats and cheeses. This foodie locale is largely unknown to Western travelers, making it a truly unique honeymoon location.

What To Eat and Drink

Georgia celebrates a combination of Middle Eastern and Eastern European flavors throughout its signature dishes. You will want to be sure to sample the meat dumpling khinkali, the national dish of the country along with khachapuri, a pizza-like flatbread stuffed with cheese. You can wash it all down with wine as Georgia is believed to have the oldest recorded history of fermenting grapes for wine. In fact, ancient techniques like making wine in underground clay vessels is even seeing a revival in Georgia.

Where To Stay

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While sampling from this unique foodie destination, you can rest up at Rooms Hotel Kazbegi. Located in the rugged Caucasus Mountains, the property lends panoramic views from its common spaces and rooms. Guestrooms appreciate soft bedding, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and mountain views. Large executive suites are also available. In addition, Rooms Hotel Kazbegi lends a heated indoor pool and sauna, an on-site restaurant and bar and even a casino.

Lima, Peru

Peruvian cuisine

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Across the globe, Peruvian cuisine has been gaining traction and recognition, especially in Lima. Peruvian cuisine is all about quality ingredients along with superfood staples like quinoa, amaranth, lucuma and maca. From grilled meats to churros dipped in chocolate, Peru does food just right. Thanks to the wealth of immigrants too, Peru appreciates a multicultural menu filled with Spanish, Chinese and Japanese influences.

Where To Eat and Drink

As the contender for the gastronomic capital of South America, Lima leaves no shortage of restaurants and eateries to sample some of the best Peruvian cuisine. You can start at Astrid y Gastón, considered to be one of the best restaurants in the world. The eatery is the signature restaurant of Peru’s celebrity chef Gastón Acurio. Honeymooners also shouldn’t miss the chance to dine at Malabar. You can order up from its seasonal menu with an emphasis on Amazonian cooking techniques.

Where To Stay

Belmond Miraflores Park

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While you are in Lima, you can find fashion and luxury at Belmond Miraflores Park. The luxury hotel sits in one of Lima’s most fashionable areas, right in the heart of the Miraflores district. Known for its beautiful gardens beside the Pacific Ocean, guests can appreciate suites of varying degrees of luxury with some offering balconies overlooking the city and others lending saunas and private pools.

Sicily, Italy

Sicily cannoli

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While the masses head for food scenes in Florence, Venice and Rome, Sicily relishes in its somewhat hidden food scene. Due to its rich cultural history, you’ll find plenty of dishes with not just Italian influences but also Greek, Arab, and Norman. Thanks to Sicily’s fertile land and teeming sea, bad meals are hard to come by on most restaurant menus. Sicily also places great emphasis on regional specialties, making it possible to feast your way through the island and sample very different dishes in the process.

What To Eat and Drink

From the fresh seafood like swordfish, tuna and sea urchin to tasty, deep-fried arancini, rice balls stuffed with ragu, seldom does Sicily leave you hungry. Seafood staples include tuna, sardines, clams, anchovies, swordfish and prawns. Vegetables like eggplant are celebrated while sweet treats like cannoli remain famous for a reason. If you crave wine, Sicily delivers with a tradition for sweet Marsala wine and the Syrah Nero d’Avola.

Where To Stay

Luxury boutqiue hotel Sicily

Foodies will want to check into Monaci delle Terre Nere. Seated near Mount Etna, the boutique property sets up in a historic 19th-century estate. Nineteen suites scatter across the garden covered grounds, providing no televisions or phones for privacy and relaxation. Amenities include outdoor yoga and a summertime movie series on the grounds. In addition to being a hotel, Monaci delle Terre Nere is also an organic farm. Olives, wine grapes, fruits, and herbs are all grown on site. Everything that is harvested is served to guests. You can appreciate the truly organic nature of the property at breakfast each morning or by partaking in a wine tasting class offered from the Etna Wine School experts.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech market

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Drawing on Berber, Moorish, and Arab influences, Marrakech not only lends an exotic honeymoon locale but also a foodie favorite stop. From saffron to lemons to dried fruits, the city is home to many young chefs who are taking on old dishes with a new spin. Marrakech proudly claims North Africa’s most dynamic food scene.

Where To Eat and Drink

For starters, you will want to begin a tour through Marrakech’s food scene at sundown in the plaza of Jemaa el-Fna. Turning into one of the world’s most enticing markets at this time, you can find food stalls aplenty. From here, you can sample loads of Morocco’s flavors from lamb tagine to the country’s famous harira soup. For more of a restaurant scene, you can’t go wrong with Gastro Mk, led by chef Omar El Ouahssoussi. The five-course tasting menu bears a delicious European take on Moroccan cuisine. And for true Moroccan home cooking, heat to Al Fassia.

Where To Stay

Taj Omayma Riad Marrakech Holiday 2

To escape the chaos of the inner city, couples can rest up at Taj Omayma. Just 20 minutes outside of the city, the 16-bedroom luxury vacation estate boasts mountain and desert landscape views. Blending traditional Moroccan design with modern touches, the property also features a 25-meter pool, 2-acre garden, continental breakfast and an on-site spa.

Austin, Texas

The Salt Lick

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If your honeymoon is keeping you stateside, the Lone Star State’s capital doesn’t disappoint with its food scene. Austin is a foodie haven where food truck parks seem to spring up all over town, and barbecue reigns supreme and inventive chefs are churning out hip restaurants with tasty menus. Austin has seen an influx of chefs from all over the United States, lending the city a culinary makeup that is truly unique.

Where To Eat and Drink

Food trucks are a vital part of the Austin food scene like Gourdough’s for unusual donuts. Restaurants are also a key component of keeping Austin’s food scene unique. Fonda San Miguel provides tasty upscale Mexican while Lucy’s Fried Chicken perfects the southern staple. Head over to Uchiko and you can catch executive chef and Top Chef Season 9 winner Paul Qui turnout out mouth-watering traditional Japanese plates. Barbecue in Austin is also a necessity, best appreciated by either grabbing a spot in line for Franklin Barbecue or making the journey out to the Salt Lick for brisket.

Where To Stay

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Stick close to Austin’s food scene by checking into Hotel Saint Cecilia. Within walking distance to Austin’s South Congress District, the boutique property sets up in a renovated Victorian home near the Colorado River. Guests can appreciate an atmosphere inspired by the musicians, artists, and icons of the 1960s and 1970s. Amenities include a 50-foot heated pool and lush grounds.

Your Turn…

Food fan? Where would you honeymoon for the ultimate foodie newlywed escape? Share your pick with us in the comments below.