Top honeymoon destinations that you might want to consider
Your honeymoon marks the beginning of your new life and, now that all the stresses and strains of the wedding are out of the way, you can really begin to enjoy yourself. What better way could there be to unwind, than enjoying the peace, tranquillity and simplicity of a beautiful tropical island. White coral sands, swaying palms and a beautiful calm blue sea are what honeymoon dreams are made of. If this sounds like the kind of honeymoon that would get your married life off to a wonderful start, then here are ten amazing island honeymoon destinations that you might want to consider.
1. Ko Samui, Thailand
Situated in the Gulf of Siam, Ko Samui is a large island that is the most popular honeymoon destination in Thailand. As well as the stunning beaches, the island is in the Angthong Marine National Park, which means there are plenty of opportunities to go exploring too. The island has all the trappings of a modern resort, but the authentic Thailand is never too far away in Ko Samui and it’s just waiting there for you to explore.
2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is an island that honeymoon dreams are made of and it definitely deserves its place in our list of top honeymoon destinations. It has beautiful crystal clear waters, an amazing coral reef and a stunning mountainous backdrop. The island is famous for its over-the-water bungalows and its incredible beaches. There is more to do than just relax here, though, there are also plenty of activities including hiking, snorkelling and parasailing.
3. Harbour Island, Bahamas
Harbour Island, also known as “Briland”, is an unbelievably beautiful island in the Bahamas. It’s an amazingly laid back and peaceful place for a honeymoon and the pace of life there hasn’t really changed for hundreds of years. The island is a favourite of celebrities like Mick Jagger, and supermodel Elle Macpherson, and is famed for its pretty pink beaches.
4. Cook Islands
You can certainly get away from it all when you honeymoon in The Cook Islands. Lying in the South Pacific between New Zealand and Hawaii, the 15 islands that make up the group are just what you would expect if you marooned on a dessert island. Peace and quiet, clean air and beautiful beaches all add up to the prefect honeymoon island destination.
Another one of top honeymoon destinations is Aruba, which is a tiny island just off the coast of Venezuela that has an average temperature of 82 degrees, all year round. Aruba is all about fun and there is plenty going on in the busy resorts. It is a popular tourist destination, because of its wonderful beaches and amenities, but peaceful deserted beaches are still no more than a short walk away from the resorts. This is a honeymoon destination for you, if you are looking for casinos, exciting nightlife, and a tropical paradise to relax in.
With whiter than white sand and cyan blue seas, the Maldives are unrivaled as one of the top honeymoon destinations. This Indian Ocean paradise has over 100 resorts ranging from the top end luxury hotels, to the more affordable ones and local guest houses. The Maldives also have some of the best diving in the world, and 1,200 different islands to visit. It’s a great tropical getaway and just perfect for a honeymoon.
7. St Lucia
St Lucia is a wonderful destination for a honeymoon, especially if you are looking for a bit more than just some time on a beach. You have all your modern comforts and there are many resorts to choose from. You can laze on the beach all day, or you can go trekking through jungle, visit a local market and ride a zip wire through the rainforest. The island is synonymous with Caribbean romance and one you should have as a possible on your list of honeymoon destinations.
The Seychelles is everybody’s idea of what a tropical paradise would look like. Lush hills overlook the beautiful white beaches and what’s more, the Seychelles is a lot less expensive than you might have thought. This is another very popular honeymoon destination where there is lots to do, as well as get a tan and spend romantic evenings together. There are jungle walks, coastal treks, and a huge range of marine parks and nature reserves to visit.
Fiji is also one of top honeymoon destinations and it has just about everything! Palm fringed beaches, coral reefs, surfing, great nightlife and locals that never seem to stop smiling. While Fiji does have some busy towns for shopping and nights out, it also has deserted beaches and wonderful mountain scenery. The islands of Fiji are so beautiful they have become movie stars themselves and the islands of Fiji provided the locations for Tom Hanks’ Cast Away and Brooke Shields’ The Blue Lagoon.
10. Hayman Island, Australia
For a very exclusive, five star, honeymoon, you could take a look Hayman Island in Australia. The island, which is only 4 square kilometres in area, is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The resort is one of the most luxurious in the world, but the location, the views, and the amazing service, make it worth every penny.
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