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Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

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After months of high-stress wedding planning, it's easy to see why the serenity, simplicity and beauty of a beach honeymoon is alluring to many couples. Taking into account 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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#1 Tahiti

#1 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: This idyllic island in French Polynesia is a honeymoon destination right out of a postcard with black-sand beaches, luxury resorts and tropical weather. Plus, if you can pull yourself away from the sands, Tahiti's capital, Papeete, is home to bustling shopping, dining and nightlife scenes. Read More »

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#2 Bora Bora

#2 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: Can you imagine sleeping suspended above the waves? Couples swoon over Bora Bora's lavish over-the-water bungalows, many of which include private plunge pools. The immediate access to the sea and shore makes Bora Bora honeymoons unforgettable. Read More »

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#3 St. Lucia

#3 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: With lush rainforests to explore and chalky-white sands to laze upon, this Caribbean island is an idyllic honeymoon choice. Plus, St. Lucia brims with secluded all-inclusive hotels and resorts like Anse Chastanet that offer stunning views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. Read More »

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#4 Fiji

#4 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

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

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#5 Maldives

#5 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: With more than 1,000 islands to choose from, finding the perfect honeymoon spot in this archipelago isn't difficult, especially since each isle comes with gourmet dining and stunning sunsets. Plus, you'll surely revel in newlywed bliss with a few nights in an overwater bungalow. Read More »

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#6 Amalfi Coast

#6 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: A vacation along Italy's Amalfi Coast is a dream for many honeymooners. Although its beaches are smaller than those found in other honeymoon destinations, the scenery from seaside towns suspended on the cliffsides more than makes up for the petite shorelines. Read More »

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#7 Bali

#7 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: Bali's beaches are some of the best in the world, making the Indonesian island the perfect place for a luxury honeymoon. When you aren't admiring the ocean views from your beachfront cottage, explore ancient temples or pamper yourself with spa treatments. Read More »

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#8 Kauai

#8 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: With craggy cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and chocolate-hued sands, Kauai lures adventurous types craving an off-the-beaten-path Hawaiian vacation. And when you're not surfing at Poi'pu or snorkeling among the reefs, you can unwind at a luxurious resort. Read More »

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#9 Santorini

#9 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: With its whitewashed villas, cliffside resorts, top-notch cuisine and red- and black-sand beaches, 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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#10 Maui

#10 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

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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#11 Cinque Terre

#11 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: This destination is all about the colorful villages along the shoreline, and honeymooners in search of sandy shores and stunning resorts will find them in the village of Monterosso. Although it's not quite the hideaway it once was, the villages of Cinque Terre see fewer tourists than the Amalfi Coast.  Read More »

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#12 Corfu

#12 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: If you're looking for a budget-friendly Grecian honeymoon, look no further than Corfu. This island destination off the coast of northern Greece has sprawling beaches and enough history to keep couples entertained, without a hefty price tag. Read More »

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#13 U.S. Virgin Islands

#13 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: Each of these Caribbean islands offers a distinct personality to suit those on their honeymoon. St. Thomas is all about luxury, while St. Croix offers history and seclusion. Though, the most popular spot for honeymooners is St. John for its natural beauty. What's more, you don't need a passport for this Caribbean getaway. Read More »

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#14 Nice

#14 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: The pebbly beaches along the French Riviera have long attracted chic travelers and honeymooning beachgoers for decades. Nice is also the ideal place for couples looking to enjoy vibrant nightlife. Read More »

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#15 Hawaii - The Big Island

#15 in Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

Why go: The black sands at Punalu'u Beach and the green sands at Papakolea Beach make Hawaii's Big Island stand out to those on their honeymoon. Plus, a wealth of beachside resorts means couples won't have to go far to find perfect sands. Read More »

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