If there's one thing that teams Bachelor and Bachelorette know how to do well, it's plan a romantic vacation. From Fantasy Suites in Jamaica to proposals in places like Curacao, Tahiti, and Thailand, the final episodes of each season are bound to give anyone a serious case of wanderlust. With that in mind, who better is there to steal exotic honeymoon inspiration from than the most lovey-dovey couples on television?
Whether you're looking for an outdoor adventure in Iceland, a safari under the stars, or a few days of doing absolutely nothing in an ocean-front Paradise, Bachelor-nation has got you covered — even if you aren't a die-hard fan of the show's, there is truly something for everyone. Scroll through to see the best honeymoon destinations in Bachelor history, and get ready to plan a camera-ready trip of your own.
Want to bring your winter wedding to the next level? Honeymoon in an igloo, Nick Viall and Rachel Lindsay style. The “Igloo Village” at Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland boasts panoramic views of a winter wonderland, including reindeer, a forest filled with snow-covered trees, and, if you’re lucky, the Northern Lights. The huts are available from the end of August through April (aka prime Aurora Borealis season), and don’t worry — they’re heated.
If you’re feeling wild, head to the Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in South Africa like Emily Maynard and Brad Womack did on The Bachelor’s 11th Season. The destination is located within famed wildlife reserve Kruger National Park, where you’ll come face-to-face with the big five. In addition to safari-ing and witnessing South Africa’s famed sunsets, you’ll have the (optional) chance to sleep in one of Lion Sand’s “Tree houses” directly under the stars.
As Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici proved in their season 17 proposal on The Bachelor, the picturesque Pa Sak Tong Villa in Ban Mae Kon, Thailand is just about as romantic as it gets. It’s set on an incredibly private 29 acres of land, and surrounded by sprawling gardens, ponds and rice fields. If you’re looking for a little post-wedding R&R, head to the spa for a couple’s treatment you’ll both be sure to enjoy. Check out everything you need to know about planning a honeymoon in Thailand here.
Looking for something totally different than the usual beach-sitting? Take a page out of Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik’s book and head to the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in Zermatt, Switzerland. Equal parts active and relaxing, the resort will allow you to spend your days hiking, skiing, or taking in the vistas via horsedrawn carriage, then warming up by the fire.
Imagine waking up with a view of an infinity pool overlooking volcanoes and the rainforest. That's exactly what you'll get at Jade Mountain Saint Lucia (where multiple Bachelors and Bachelorettes have visited), where each of the 29 villas only has three walls. Enjoy the beach, spa and fine dining, and snuggle up in one of the ocean-front hammocks to take in an unparalleled sunset.
Curaçao is known to be one of the most colorful cities in the world, which makes it an ideal destination for long, lazy afternoon strolls with the one your love. The city itself is just the beginning, though. The beach-front Kura Hulanda Hotel and Spa, where Emily Maynard doled out her final rose on season 18 of The Bachelorette, offers proposal, wedding, and honeymoon packages, guaranteed to result in the romantic vacation of a lifetime.
Reap all the benefits of island life without actually having to leave the country. The Four Season’s Hualali, where Ed Swiderski popped the question to Jillian Harris on season 5 of The Bachelorette, is located on Hawaii’s Big Island and will give you a vacation you will never, ever want to come home from. There are multiple pools, a 5-star spa and dining options and nearly 100 species of fish for you to snorkle with (you may even see a sea turtle!)
Emily Maynard may have had 13 dates join her at Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda on Season 8 of The Bachelor, but it’s the perfect place for two people to soak up everything Bermuda has to offer. The luxury resort is located just steps away from the island’s famed pink sand beaches, plus offers a spa and golf course for the two of you to enjoy together.
When it comes to dreamy honeymoon destinations, Bora Bora has got to be at the top of the list. The Hilton Bora Bora Nui, where Roberto Martinez popped the question to Ali Fedotowsky in season 6, features over-water villas surrounded by water so blue you'll hardly be able to believe it's real. Yes, the deluxe option can run you over $1,000 a night, but that's what honeymoon registries are for!
If you're looking for a trip that's equal parts adventure and relaxation, Bali is the spot for you. In addition to its seemingly endless stretches of beach, there are hundreds of temples worth touring across the entire island (plus, there is a monkey sanctuary). The Mulia Resort, where Chris Soules gave Becca Tilley the final rose in season 19 of The Bachelor, is located on the stunning southern part of the island, and offers a number of couple's experiences like special dining and spa treatments.