It’s not hard to see why couples love the simplicity, beauty, and serenity of a beach honeymoon after months of stressful wedding planning. We analyzed expert input, user votes and editor analysis to determine the best beach locations for a post-nuptial retreat. Vote for your favorites places to help us rank next year. Note: Coronavirus may have affected some of the destinations below.
Bora Bora, a small island measuring just 6 miles in length and 2 miles in width, is a place of beauty. At its center, a dormant volcano rises and branches out into lush jungle before reaching an aquamarine lagoon. Author James Michener called Bora Bora the “most beautiful island in the entire world” when he wrote “Tales of the South Pacific.” It was even called the “Pearl of the Pacific” by James Cook, a British explorer of 18th century. Bora Bora is the perfect tropical getaway. It boasts luxurious resorts, sunshine, warm water, and friendly locals.
As you may have guessed, tourism is the main industry of this tiny island in French Polynesia. You can snorkel, explore Vaitape, hike Mount Otemanu, and many other activities to help you reach that goal. Bora Bora Bora can be very expensive. Bora Bora is a beautiful place to visit, and you should visit it if money is tight.
Fiji’s turquoise waters, shimmering sands, and luxurious resorts are all very similar to other tropical destinations. The 333 islands are ideal for lovers of all kinds. Adventure-seekers like divers and surfers will also appreciate Fiji’s high quality waves and coral reefs. Fiji is unique in its exoticism. Fiji is more than 1,300 miles away from New Zealand’s North Island, in the South Pacific Ocean. This gives you the wonderful feeling of isolation. Sipping Fiji Bitter beer while watching the sun set below the horizon will make you feel as disconnected from reality as possible. Fijian customs will transport you a million miles away. Have you ever tried the dizzying kava beverage? Have you ever seen men walk on scalding stones and not burn their feet while feigning fire? It’s high time you did.
A growing number of people love St. Lucia’s natural beauty and unspoiled environment. Many of the vacationers here are music fans, who enjoy the St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival in the spring. Others are adrenaline junkies, who try their limits by climbing The Pitons and zip lining through Chassin’s rain forest. Some are honeymooners who relax on the island’s sandy beaches or take a break in one of its remote resorts.
What if you aren’t in one of these categories? St. Lucia is not a “type” of Caribbean vacation. You don’t need to spend a lot (although it is a luxurious hideaway). You’ll need to see the island for yourself to discover its indescribable beauty. Begin your day by enjoying an orange-tinted Soufriere sunrise. Then, spend your evenings dancing along Gros Islet.
Tahiti is a paradise for honeymooners. It boasts miles of coastline, numerous resorts and delicious French cuisine. However, beach-goers often choose Bora Bora’s white beaches over Tahiti. Tahiti, despite its beautiful reputation and easy accessibility, is not a romantic getaway. But that doesn’t make Tahiti a bad place to visit.
Located alongside sandy beaches, leafy forests are complemented by French crepes. Tahitian poisson cru is served alongside French crepes. Tahiti is the perfect place to experience the wonderful duality of French Polynesian archipelago. The quirky, chaotic atmosphere of the island capital, Papeete is matched by uncorrupted natural splendor. Tahiti, the largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, is sometimes referred to as two islands. Tahiti Nui, the northernmost section where Papeete is found, is the larger. Tahiti Iti, the smaller half of Tahiti Nui is more accessible. However, many tourists make the trek to Tahiti Iti for a taste if seclusion. You will need to spend a lot of money to stay in Tahiti for a week. Travelers agree that the luxury resorts, lush jungles, and warm waters are well worth the expense.
This small African island is not the most obvious choice for your honeymoon destination, but Mauritius’ serene beaches and excellent accommodations make it a great option. You can spend your day snorkeling and scuba diving. In the evening, you can dine at one Mauritius’ charming waterfront eateries. Flic en Flac, Grand Baie and Grand Baie are must-see spots.