Exotic Honeymoon Destinations


If you and your sweetheart want to unwind from the stress of wedding planning and all the hectic events surrounding your wedding day, just get away from it all and simply relax for your honeymoon. You couldn’t pick a more beautiful and remote location to do it than the Maldives.  This small country in the Indian Ocean is made up of over 1200 coral islands extending a distance of over 500 miles.  Barrier reefs protect much of this chain of islands, making it a prime destination for scuba divers and snorkelers if you can tear yourselves away from the luxurious resorts and spas (some on private islands) that are common here.  Accommodations range from extravagant underwater hotels to over-the-water cozy bungalows and quaint guest cottages.  Aside from enjoying the beautiful beaches, water sports and spectacular sunset scenery, there are interesting tours you can take of various highlights on the islands.

  • Take a half or full day tour of the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve.  Hanifaru Bay here is known for attracting large numbers of manta rays and whale sharks.
  • Visit Huraa Island to arrange for a fishing expedition with local Maldivian, and return to the beach where the local beachside cafe will prepare a meal from your “catch.”
  • Skydive on Ifuru Island under the watchful eye of Will Penny, a world champion skydiver, or one of his knowledgeable associates.   
  • Dine underwater at the world’s largest all glass undersea restaurant at the Hurawalhi Island Resort.
  • Learn about Maldivian history at two fascinating museums on the Raa Atoll.

True, a honeymoon in the Maldives is going to be expensive, but what better way to celebrate the beginning of your lives together?

Or how about a honeymoon on the other side of the globe? The Polynesian Islands are situated in the South Pacific, half a world away from the Maldives, but equally picturesque and romantic.  Of the 150 islands that make up French Polynesia,the islands of Bora Bora and Moorea are especially popular with honeymooners as accommodations specifically catering to newlyweds are plentiful.  Overwater bungalows were practically invented in Bora Bora where they have been popular for decades, offering ultimate privacy.  Feel like a midnight snack?  “Room service” in Bora Bora is delivered by canoe!  A star-gazing cruise (no light pollution here!) is a perfect way to spend a romantic evening, and during the day you can swim with the turtles, kayak in one of the startlingly blue hidden lagoons, or climb Mt. Pahia.

In Moorea you’ll want to visit Ta’ahiamanu Beach with its unique black sand and quiet atmosphere.  Hike to Belvedere Lookout for unmatched views of the volcanic formations of the island.  Snorkel with sharks and pink whiprays at Shark’s Point, and take a tour of a working pineapple plantation.  Attend a traditional Polynesian dance performance, complete with storytelling about the long history of the island populations.

Or, just relax in the peaceful, luxurious surroundings of your resort, taking full advantage of spa facilities, fine dining, extensive gardens and pools and superior service by thoughtful hosts who know how to treat newlyweds.

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