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Tropical Honeymoon Destinations

Looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere to celebrate your recent nuptials? Choosing a tropical honeymoon destination can often feel like a kid in a candy store – so many options yet you can (or should) only leave with one!

Check out some of our favourite destinations if you want to enjoy the sea, sand, and sunshine on your honeymoon.

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Maldives

Do we even need to add an explanation to this tropical island? Known for it’s crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, (which are totally Instagram-worthy), it is the ultimate honeymoon destination.

Tropical Honeymoon Destinations

Stay: Four Seasons Resort

Visit: Reethi Beach

St Barthélemy

Not only is this picture perfect location home to celebrities who love to escape big-city living, but it is seriously heaven on earth. You can relax in one of the many resorts, swim, snorkel, tan, and even go fishing.

Tropical Honeymoon Destinations

Stay: The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten

Visit: Gouverneur Beach

Okinawa Island, Japan

Well this was certainly unexpected! Did you know that Japan is known for its honeymoon destinations, Okinawa being right at the top of that list? Okinawa Island is one of the biggest islands belonging to Japan, and is also one of the most picturesque. The sub-tropical climate makes it a very attractive tourist destination, and a breath of fresh air for city-dwellers to escape to.

Tropical Honeymoon Destinations

Stay: Ana Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort

Visit: Cliffs at Manzamo

Sardinia, Italy

If you’re planning to travel through Europe, take a detour and visit the magical island of Sardinia. Right off the coast of mainland Italy is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, which is home to nearly 1.7 million tourists and locals at any given time.

There’s much to do in the summer time such as swim, taste the local delicacies and even visit a the islands many prehistoric structures.

Tropical Honeymoon Destinations

Stay: Hotel La Villa del Re

Visit: Monte d’Accoddi

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The World’s Best Honeymoon Locations

What’s the best thing about getting married? The excuse to plan a completely indulging, relaxing, once in a lifetime honeymoon of course. Louise Ryan from lastminute.com.au shares her picks of the world’s most unforgettable honeymoon locations. 

Bora Bora, Tahiti

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French Polynesia is what honeymoon dreams are made of and the island of Bora Bora is by far it’s most breathtaking beauty. For the ultimate honeymoon experience stay in a signature overwater bungalow with direct lagoon access. Spend your days basking in the sun, swimming in turquoise waters and watching the sunset on your private bungalow deck.

Choose the Le Meridien Bora Bora Resort and you’ll also be able to spot tropical fish and marine life through your overwater bungalow’s very own glass floor. If you can manage to drag yourself away from your luxe bungalow, test your newlywed nerves with a shark and stingray snorkel safari, or learn how to paddle board on the clear lagoon waters.

Maui, Hawaii

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This island paradise is perfect for honeymooners who crave a combination of relaxation and adventure. There are plenty of ways to heat up the romance on this laid back island, whether it’s bike riding down a volcano at sunrise, a day trip to nearby Moloka’i Island, snorkelling with the friendly turtles, or learning to surf aloha style off the shores of Lahaina.

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas on Kaanapali Beach is an ideal place to retreat to at the end of the day, cocktail in hand, watching the sunset from your private ocean view lanai. Or Bliss!

One & Only Hayman Island, Queensland

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A little closer to home, the newly re-opened One & Only Hayman Island is absolute luxury and the perfect choice for newlyweds who want to stay close to home. After an $80 million facelift, this Whitsunday Island is a bucket list honeymoon destination. Stay in a pool access suite, which gives you direct access into the inviting Hayman Island lagoon style pool from your own balcony.

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Spend your early days of marriage relaxing with spa treatments, poolside cocktails, innovative dining, and world class cuisine. For the ultimate in honeymoon romance, take a scenic helicopter flight to the oh so lovely heart reef, the Whitsundays very own love inspired coral composition.

Maldives

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The Maldives is the ideal backdrop to start married life, think breathtaking coral reefs, luxurious bungalow’s and delicious local seafood, the Maldives is about as isolated as you can get. However it is not all about relaxation. If you are the type that likes to get active on holidays, you’re in luck, the Maldives is also renowned as one of the worlds best diving locations.

If you want true seclusion, stay at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa  situated on its own island. Your hardest decision is whether you should choose the overwater bungalow option, or opt for your own ocean pool villa. Either way this destination is honeymoon heaven.

Uluwatu, Bali

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Escape to the spiritual oasis of Uluwatu, a world away from the hustle and bustle of busy Kuta. Lastminute.com.au recommends the ultra indulgent Alila Villas Uluwatu for loved up newlyweds. The Panoramic Indian Ocean views and ultra modern touches make you feel like you’re on the set of a James Bond movie, never a bad thing on an island getaway.

For true indulgence, book one of the contemporary pool villas, where you’ll get your own private plunge pool, luxurious day bed and personal butler. Plus if you aren’t relaxed enough, take part in the villas daily yoga classes. Pure heaven.

For more information or to start planning your dream honeymoon visit www.lastminute.com.au

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