When it comes time to plan the honeymoon, the sheer number of options can seem overwhelming. To narrow the field, consider your personality and interests as a couple—when you tailor the destination to the experience you’re after, it guarantees an unforgettable post-nuptial getaway. Read on for six honeymoon spots for every travel style.

Active Adventurers: Arizona, USA

Couples will find no shortage of wide-open landscapes to explore among the red rock landscapes of the American Southwest. The sweeping deserts are filled with hiking and biking trails for scenic tours, as well as thrilling ATV routes. Whether you choose relaxed Sedona (filled with New Age shops and art galleries, and in close proximity to the Grand Canyon South Rim), buzzy Scottsdale (home to world-class golf courses and Sonoran Desert trails), or historic Flagstaff (surrounded by mountains, desert, and ponderosa pine forests), the options for outdoor exploration are limitless.

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Summer can be sweltering in Arizona, so aim to travel during the spring or fall, when temperatures are more ideal for outdoor activities. But note: Spring is high season in Arizona, so if you’re looking to beat the crowds, opt for fall.

Beach Bums: Turks and Caicos

When it comes to simply stunning beach locales, few places can compete with the postcard-perfect beauty of Turks and Caicos, the British Overseas Territory that’s home to 40 low-lying coral islands. Most newlyweds choose to post up on Providenciales, the largest isle in the archipelago, or, increasingly, head farther afield to places such as South Caicos. Each hideout is filled with sugar-soft sand beaches and the brilliantly bright azure waters. All you need is a chair, a good book—and each other.

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Like many places in the Caribbean, it’s best to avoid Turks and Caicos during hurricane season (late-August to mid-November).

Nature Lovers: Costa Rica

Nature-minded couples will find it easy to lose themselves among the jungles, volcanoes, and beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. The ultimate honeymoon here is twofold: follow a stay in Arenal Volcano National Park—home to an active volcano, natural hot springs, and white-water rapids—with relaxing beach time in a luxe area such as Peninsula Papagayo.

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To avoid heavy rainfall, it’s best to visit Costa Rica in the dry season (mid-December to April).

Splurgers: The Seychelles

If you dream of getting off the grid for your honeymoon, consider this remote Indian Ocean paradise, off the eastern shores of Africa. The island archipelago is smack-dab on the equator, offering year-round sunshine, and is filled with superluxe island resorts and overwater bungalows. Yes, we’re talking private-island retreats where you’ll likely see few, if any, other guests as you sip Champagne on a deserted beach. Ultimate paradise.

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The Seychelles are a year-round paradise, but April, May, October, and November offer prime weather, when favorable trade winds stave off sweltering temperatures.

Thrifty Travelers: New Orleans, USA

New Orleans is a city of fantastic contrasts: it’s historic but modern, humble but vibrant, touristy but filled with hidden gems. It’s also easy to visit on a budget. You can eat your way through the French Quarter in an afternoon and hardly need dinner, or have light bites during the day and then indulge in a world-class Creole feast. Simply walking around—taking in the Greek Revival, colonial, and Victorian architecture—is a stimulating (and free) activity, while capping the night with live jazz at one of the city’s legendary music halls saps little more from your honeymoon budget than the cost of a cover charge and a Sazerac.

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  • From beignets to brisket, eat your way through the French Quarter on a food walking tour.
  • Check out one of America’s truest art forms—traditional New Orleans jazz—in venerable Preservation Hall.

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NOLA is ideal at less crowded times: during the fall, and just after popular festivals like Mardi Gras (late February or early March) and Jazz Fest (late April).

Culture Seekers: Rome, Italy

Italy has lured honeymooners the world over with its winding cobblestone streets, stunning centuries-old architecture, innumerable historic sites, and delicious carb-loaded cuisine. As you navigate famous European landmarks—the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Borghese Gallery (Galleria Borghese), the Vatican, Piazza Navona—the historic prominence promises to overwhelm even a cultural novice.

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Skip the crowds—and beat the heat—by traveling to Rome during shoulder season (early spring and late fall).

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