Instead of a Honeymoon, Consider a Buddymoon With Friends

If you’re more of a social buttery and are planning on getting married, the idea of going on a buddymoon, instead of a traditional honeymoon, might be appealing. Don’t worry, you’ll still be with your partner, but you’ll also have some close friends with you on the trip, too.

What’s a Buddymoon?

Friends enjoying their buddymoon time
A buddymoon is like a honeymoon, but instead of going somewhere with just your significant other after the wedding, you go with them plus a few close friends. There is still time for alone time since no one says how you have to spend the trip, but it’s nice to also be able to do some things with your friends by your side. Here are some popular destinations for buddymoons.

1. The Surf Club, Miami, Florida

The Surf Club, Miami, Florida
In northern Miami, you’ll find some quieter beaches and also a refined selection of restaurants and shops. You can rent a cabana for you, your partner, and some friends where you’ll have access to a pool, couches, AC, and more.

2. Hotel Esencia, Mexico

Hotel Esencia, Mexico
This hotel in the Mayan Riviera is located on a 50-acre estate. It was constructed to be a private hideaway for Italian royals, but now it consists of secluded grounds that are in close proximity to the beach. You can rent out a private villa for you and your crew so that you can spend days exploring the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza or Tulum. There’s also the opportunity to go diving, snorkeling, and relax on the beach as you sip margaritas.

3. The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Iceland

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Iceland
Just outside of Reykjavík, there is a majestic retreat that is located right on the side of an 800-year-old lava field and it’s completely decked out with minimalistic and chic decor. Your crew can spend days relaxing in Blue Lagoon’s waters, having custom massages, and beauty treatments.