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 extravaganza, you can see why the serenity, simplicity and beauty of a beach honeymoon is alluring. The following ranking list reflects honeymooners' dual desires for glorious sands and steamy romance. 

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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 hotels. Read More»

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Why Go: Throngs of honeymooners head to Maui every year for its radiant beaches and luxurious resorts. Plus, Maui's breathtaking 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: 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 the views over the caldera when the sun sets. Read More»

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

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Why Go: Imagine sleeping above cerulean waters. 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: Sure, at more than 1,300 miles from New Zealand, Fiji isn't easy to reach. But once you're there, the idlyllic beaches will quickly remind you why you and your new spouse chose the peaceful, remote spot for ultimate post-wedding decompression. 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 romantic isle to disturb your fun in the sun, except maybe a good night's sleep. Read More»

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Why Go: Couples in search of luxurious beach honeymoons often choose St. Kitts & Nevis for their upscale feel and secluded location. For newlyweds who want to combine beach time and tee time, St. Kitts & Nevis offer picturesque golf courses near black-sand shorelines. Read More»

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

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Why Go: Brides and grooms 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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Why Go: Nice's private beaches are the perfect escape for newlyweds looking to stretch out with a cool beverage in the warm Mediterranean sun. But it's not always serene: The Niçois really know how to party. Read More»

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