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Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

For many brides- and grooms-to-be, the word "honeymoon" is synonymous with "beach." And after months of planning a fun (and sometimes high-stress) wedding, you can see why the serenity, simplicity and beauty of a beach honeymoon is alluring. The following U.S. News ranking list reflects what industry experts and real travelers believe are the best destinations for a beach honeymoon. Contribute to next year's ranking by voting for your favorite below.

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Why go: Honeymooners have been coming to Kauai for years. This is an adventurous island, with the best beaches requiring hiking boots to reach. But you won't have to rough it; Kauai offers some of Hawaii's most exclusive resorts. Read More»

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Why go: Throngs of honeymooners head to Maui every year. The shorelines here will surely impress. Plus, Maui's landscape provides a brilliant backdrop to a lively luau, a mouthwatering seafood dinner or a sunset stroll. Read More»

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Why go: Can you imagine sleeping suspended above the waves? Freshly minted couples go crazy for Bora Bora's over-the-water bungalows. The immediate access to both the sea and the shore make Bora Bora honeymoons unforgettable. Read More»

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Why go: Although it's a bit busier than its Caribbean counterparts, Santorini makes our list for its multi-colored beaches, its lavish hotels, its succulent Greek eats and its unbeatable sunset views over the caldera. Read More»

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Why go: Couples hunting for a relaxing post-wedding retreat might look to the BVIs. These islands are all about luxury: Beautiful hotels abound, and the sprawling sands and turquoise waters beckon to sun-seekers. Read More»

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Why go: At more than 1,300 miles from New Zealand, Fiji isn't easy to reach. But the idlyllic beaches will quickly remind you why you and your new spouse chose this remote spot for ultimate post-wedding decompression. Read More»

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Why go: Couples in search of luxurious beach honeymoons often choose St. Kitts & Nevis for their upscale feel. For newlyweds who want to combine beach time and tee time, the islands offer golf courses overlooking sandy shorelines. Read More»

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Why go:¬†With numerous couples resorts, chalky-white sands and dramatic landscapes, St. Lucia is a no-brainer honeymoon spot. There is little on this isle to disturb your fun in the sun, except maybe a good night's sleep. Read More»

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Why go: For honeymooners in search of some quality time in the sand and sun, Anguilla will satisfy. And with fewer tourists than other nearby Caribbean islands, this island is perfect for some romantic one-on-one time. Read More»

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Why go:¬†While newlyweds pay a pretty penny to get here, most have no regrets. White sands framed by giant boulders, turquoise water and rustling palms provide the backdrop for an exceptional and unique honeymoon. Read More»

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Why go: Couples searching for a multiplicity of beaches should look no further than Antigua: This Caribbean getaway has 365 of them. Accommodations are limited, but honeymooners can opt for a friendly B&B or a lavish resort. Read More»

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