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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, it's easy to see why the serenity, simplicity and beauty of a beach honeymoon is alluring to many couples. Taking these factors into account, along with expert insight and user votes, U.S. News found the top sandy spots to plan a postnuptial retreat. Contribute to next year's ranking by voting for your favorite places below.

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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: With its whitewashed villas, cliffside hotels and excellent cuisine, Santorini outshines its Mediterranean rivals. Cap off your days by catching the sunset in Oia, where the shimmering waters of the Aegean Sea mirror the brilliant colors of the sky. Read More»

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Why go: Can you imagine sleeping suspended above the waves? Couples swoon over Bora Bora's lavish over-the-water bungalows. The immediate access to the sea and shore make Bora Bora honeymoons unforgettable. Read More»

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Why go: Couples in search of high-end 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 craggy cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and chocolate-hued sands, Kauai lures adventurous types craving an off-the-beaten-path Hawaiian retreat. And when you're not catching the waves at Poi'pu, you can unwind at a luxurious resort. Read More»

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Why go: With lush rainforests to explore and chalky-white sands to laze upon, St. Lucia is an idyllic honeymoon choice. Plus, St. Lucia brims with secluded boutique hotels offering spectacular views of the iconic Pitons and Caribbean Sea. Read More»

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Why go: Maui attracts throngs of newlyweds each year with its dramatic landscape filled with lush forests, beautiful beaches and dormant volcanoes. Plus, the lively luaus, memorable meals and sunset strolls are sure to impress. Read More»

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Why go: Couples in pursuit of a carefree post-wedding retreat should look to the BVIs. These islands are all about luxury: Beautiful hotels abound and the sprawling sands and turquoise waters beckon to sun-seekers craving seclusion. Read More»

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Why go: Awash with lovely beaches, open-air cafes and lavish resorts, Anguilla attracts couples craving an intimate honeymoon locale. And with fewer tourists than other nearby Caribbean isles, Anguilla is perfect for some romantic one-on-one time. Read More»

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Why go: Whether you're looking to sprawl across soft sands, explore colorful coral reefs or unwind beneath swaying palms, you can find it in the Bahamas. Plus, this island chain caters to budget-minded couples with all-inclusive resorts. Read More»

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