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Top Island & Beach Destinations

Find the perfect island and beach destination for your honeymoon holiday. Get ideas about unique island and beach destinations around the world, complete with up-to-date information about the best hotel options, things to do and see as well as how to get there; plus the best time of year to go.

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Yasawa Island, Fiji
Yasawa Island, Fiji – Image courtesy of Yasawa Island Resort and Spa

Top Island and Beach Destinations in Australia

Find the perfect location for your beach honeymoon in Australia.

Whitehaven  Island, Whitsundays

The Whitsundays, Queensland

Romantic sunsets over crystal clear waters and balmy moonlit nights under swaying palm trees make the Whitsunday Islands a truly memorable honeymoon destination for any newlywed.

Experience the pure white silica sand of Whitehaven Beach, a photogenic beach that stretches for more than 7km along the shoreline of Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 Whitsunday islands and the perfect day trip for couples enjoying a beach holiday or romantic getaway.

While there are no resorts on Whitsunday Island as the island is a national park, Whitehaven does offer basic facilities for day guests including shaded picnic areas framed by tropical rainforest.

As one of the Australia’s top honeymoon destinations, the Whitsundays offer 74 islands – only eight of which are inhabited – sheltered by one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.

Read more about The Whitsundays, including…
  Resorts   Things to do   Sights   Weather   Getting there


Hamilton Isand

Hamilton Island, Whitsundays

Perfectly positioned in the centre of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and offers daily sightseeing, dive cruises and scenic flights making it an ideal destination for a romantic honeymoon in Australia.

The island’s huge range of activities include sea kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, twilight sailing, game fishing, water skiing, scuba diving and bushwalking along the island’s 20km of trails.

In addition, Hamilton Island’s village also provides a good range of shopping and dining experiences.

Read more about Hamilton Island, including…
  Resorts   Things to do   Weather   Getting there


Hayman Island

Hayman Island, Whitsundays

Lying in the stunning Whitsunday Passage, Hayman is a magnificent private island resort – one island, one resort – offering couples a magical experience for a romantic getaway or honeymoon in Australia.

Renowned as one of the world’s top resorts, the 5-star Hayman Island Resort offers a luxurious and pampering experience surrounded by genuine natural beauty.

The resort also offers a range of activities including tennis, squash, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing.

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Bondi Beach, Sydney

Bondi Beach, Sydney

Nestled in a cove between two headlands, beautiful Bondi Beach is a wide, kilometre-long crescent of golden sand that fronts deep blue water renowned for reliable year-round surf of both left- and right-hand beach breaks.

With its bustling carnival atmosphere, Bondi is a see-and-be-seen beach, a favourite with locals as well as overseas visitors who relish the stunning setting for sunbathing, swimming and surfing, as well as visiting couples and twosomes enjoying a romantic getaway to Sydney.

Read more about Bondi Beach and Sydney, including…
Sydney – Best Beach   Weather


More popular beach & island destinations in Australia

Mission Beach
Mission Beach

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach

Main Beach, Byron Bay
Byron Bay Beach

Gold Coast Beach
Surfers Paradise

Bedarra Island
Dunk Island
Fitzroy Island
Fraser Island
Great Keppel Is.
Green Island
Heron Island

Lady Elliot Is
Lizard Island
Long Island
Magnetic Island
Moreton Island
Orpheus Island
South Molle Is

Whitsunday Is
Brampton Island
Daydream Is
Hook Island
Lindeman Island
Long Island
Wilson Island

Lord Howe Is
Cable Beach
Cottesloe, Perth
Hyams Beach
Turquoise Bay
Wineglass Bay


Top Island and Beach Destinations in the Pacific

Find the perfect location for your beach honeymoon in the Pacific.

Matira Beach, Bora Bora

Matira Beach, Bora Bora,
French Polynesia

Unwind on this narrow crescent of powder-white sand that shelves gently into a sandy bottomed sheltered lagoon perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is just a short walk away from beachside boutiques, snack bars, restaurants and several four- and five-star resorts.

Coconut palms offer the perfect spot to relax in the shade – preferably in a swaying hammock – and the nearby, iconic Bloody Mary's bar and restaurant offers the chance to savour a lunch of freshly caught wahoo.

More about Matira Beach and Bora Bora, including…
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Ka'anapali Beach, Maui

Ka'anapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Dig your toes into the soft golden sand of this 2.5km-long beach that stretches along the northern coast of West Maui.

This one-time royal retreat is famous for its sunsets and is edged by a walkway that links the lush palm-fringed gardens of several luxury hotels with open-air restaurants and the Whaler Shopping Centre.

Kaanapali is rated the best beach for water sports action in Maui, with a huge range of activities on offer, including snorkelling, kayaking, catamaran sailing, fishing, windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing and seasonal surfing.

Read more about Ka'anapali Beach and Maui, including…
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More popular beach & island destinations in the Pacific

Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Aitutaki Island,
Cook Islands

Moorea
Moorea,
French Polynesia

Yasawa Beach
Yasawa Island,
Fiji

New Caledonia honeymoon couple
Isle of Pines,
New Caledonia

Cook Islands
Aitutaki
Rarotonga

Fiji
Mamanucas
Taveuni Island
Yasawa Islands
Southern Isles

French
  Polynesia

Bora Bora
Moorea
Huahine
Rangiroa
Raiatea
Tahiti

Hawaii
Kauai
Maui
Lanai
Molokai
Oahu
Big Island

New Caledonia

New Zealand
Abel Tasman NP
The Coromandel

Samoa

Tonga

Vanuatu


Top Island and Beach Destinations in Asia

Find the perfect location for your beach honeymoon in Asia.

Ihuru Island, Maldives

Ihuru Island, Maldives

Located on North Malé Atoll, Ihuru Island is a truly idyllic sun-kissed island paradise, fringed with palm trees fronting an immaculate sugar-white beach that shelves into a deep blue lagoon.

Just a short 15m swim away lie reefs where you can snorkel with green turtles above coral that teems with colourful fish. Relax on the beach, windsurf or paddle the lagoon.

Lodge in one of the chic beachside villas at Angsana Resort, which features holistic spa pleasures and numerous leisure activities, just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé.

Read more about Ihuru Island and Maldives, including…
Best beach   Resorts   Things to do   Sights   Weather   Getting there


White Beach, Boracay

White Beach, Boracay, Philippines

Boracay’s White Beach is almost as well known for its party image as it is for the sugar-white sand that gives it its name. The beachfront and area immediately inland is crowded with shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs – the place to party-on until the wee-hours.

The 4.8km-long stretch of fine, powder-white sand shelves gently into the azure waters of the Sulu Sea on the west coast of Boracay and is the island’s top see-and-be-seen beach for locals.

Read more about White Beach and Boracay, including…
Best beach   Resorts   Things to do   Sights   Weather   Getting there


More popular beach & island destinations in Asia


Phi Phi Island,
Thailand


Ko Lanta,
Thailand

Bali honeymooncouple
Jimbaran Bay,
Bali

Langkawi
Langkawi Island,
Malaysia

Thailand
Hua Hin
Khao Lak
Koh Chang
Ko Lanta
Ko Phi Phi
Ko Samui
Krabi
Pattaya
Phuket
Ko Tao
Koh Yao

Malaysia
Langkawi
Tioman
Pangkor
Pangkor Laut
Penang
Perhentian Isls
Redang

Singapore
Sentosa

Maldives

Indonesia
Bali
Lombok

India
Palolem, Goa

Philippines
Boracay

Sri Lanka
Bentota

Vietnam
Nha Trang
Hoi An


Top Island and Beach Destinations in the Indian Ocean & Africa

Find the perfect location for your beach honeymoon in the Indian Ocean and Africa.

Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue Island

Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue Island, Seychelles

This stunning beach flows from one hidden cove to another; its pink crescents of soft sand separated from each other by gigantic sculpted pink and rust-coloured granite boulders that are famous for their unusual curves eroded by time and weather.

Swim through warm, luminescent waters of greens and pastel blues. Sheltered by a reef, the beach is ideal for snorkeling, sun bathing and horseback riding. Arguably the most beautiful beach in the Seychelles and ironically often empty.

Read more about Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue Island and Seychelles, including… Best beach   Resorts   Things to do   Sights   Weather
  Getting There


Anse Lazio Beach

Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles

This is the most beautiful beach on Praslin Isle and also one of the most popular in the Seychelles, located in Bay Chevalier on the north-west corner of Praslin Isle.

This photogenic beach is a perfect crescent of soft, fine-grained white sand, fringed by stands of Takamaka and palm trees that extend past huge rounded granite boulders into the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Read more about Anse Lazio Beach, Praslin Island and Seychelles, including… Best Beach    Resorts   Things to do   Sights   Weather
  Getting there


More popular beach & island destinations in Indian Ocean

La Digue, Seychelles
La Digue,
Seychelles

Mauritius
Ile aux Cerfs
Mauritius

Sharm el-Sheik Beach
Na'ama Bay,
Sharm el-Sheik

Clifton Beach, Cape Town
Clifton Beach,
Cape Town, RSA

South Africa
Cape Town
Durban
Knysna
Plett Bay
Port Elizabeth

Seychelles
La Digue Island
Praslin Island

Mauritius

Kenya
Mombasa

Tanzania
Zanzibar

Egypt
Sharm el-Sheik

Morocco
Agadir


Top Island and Beach Destinations in Europe

Find the perfect location for your beach honeymoon in Europe.

Santorini, Greek Islands

Santorini, Cyclades, Greece

The glamorous island of Santorini is often considered the most dramatically beautiful of all the Greek Islands even if it is also one of the most expensive.

But don’t let the cost put you off enjoying a honeymoon or romantic getaway here, for Santorini offers all you need for the perfect honeymoon holiday in Greece, including a wide selection of boutique hotels.

Read more about Santorini, including…
Best beach   Resorts   Things to do   Sights   Weather   Getting there


Mykonos, Greek Islands

Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece

Mykonos – arguably the most glamorous and expensive of all the Greek Islands – boasts everything you need for a perfect honeymoon in Greece.

Discover picturesque white-washed houses and blue-domed churches, classy boutique shopping, exciting nightlife, a cosmopolitan (some would say hedonistic) atmosphere and a selection of long sandy beaches ranging from family friendly to secluded and clothing-optional.

Get lost in the labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets that meander through the cubist charms of Old Mykonos town.

Read more about Mykonos, including…
Best beach   Things to do   Sights   Weather   Getting There


Ibiza

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

The über-chic Balearic Island of Ibiza is renowned for its famously raucous dance club scene, jet-setting glitterati and more than 50 white-sand beaches indenting its rugged, picture-perfect coastline – the perfect spot for active newlyweds looking to honeymoon in the Mediterranean.

Choose from a wide selection of sugar-white beaches fringed by music bars, dance clubs, restaurants and hotels, which sit conveniently close to the main resorts of Ibiza town, Santa Eulària des Riu and Sant Antoni de Portmany.

Read more about Ibiza, including…
Best beach   Resorts   Sights   Weather   Getting there


More popular beach & island destinations in Europe

Skiathos
Koukounaries,
Skiathos, Greece

Paris Moulin Rouge
Plage de Tahiti,
St Tropez, France

Albufeira Beach
Albufeira, Algarve,
Portugal

Oludeniz Beach
Blue Lagoon,
Oludeniz, Turkey

Greek Islands
Alonissos
Corfu
Ios
Ithaca
Kefalonia
Lekfada
Kos
Milos
Mykonos
Naxos
Rhodes
Paros
Patmos
Santorini
Simi
Skiathos
Skopelos
Skyros
Zakynthos

France
Biarritz
Deauville
French Riviera
St Tropez
Cannes
Corsica

Spain
Alicante
Benidorm
Costa Brava
Lloret de Mar
Tossa de Mar
Cadaques
Girona
Costa del Sol
Estepona
Fuengirola
Malaga

Marbella
Torremolinos
Canary Islands
Tenerife
Grand Canaria
Fuerventura
La Palma
Lanzarote
Ibiza
Mallorca
Menorca
Formentera
San Sebastian

Portugal
Albufeira
Estoril
Funchal
Madeira

Italy
Amalfi Coast
Isle of Capri
Italian Riviera
Sardinia
Sicily
Terracina, Rome

Turkey
Antalya
Kusadasi
Marmaris
Oludeniz
Side

Cyprus
Ayia Napa
Limassol
Paphos
Protaras


Top Island and Beach Destinations in the Caribbean

Find the perfect location for your beach honeymoon in the Caribbean.

Aruba

Palm Beach, Aruba

Unwind on the soft sugar-white sands of this idyllic 2km-long beach fringed by towering coconut and date palms and lined with a choice of luxurious 5-star high rise hotels.

Water sports include diving, snorkelling, parasailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, jet skis and Hobie cats. Relax on the white sand, go swimming in the warm turquoise sea or sip a cocktail and people-watch.

Read more about Palm Beach and Aruba, including…
Best beach   Resorts   Things to do   Sights   Weather   Getting there


Cayman Isands

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Pick your own spot to sunbathe on the soft powder-white sands of this gorgeous 9km-long beach that fringes the west coast of Grand Cayman Island, from George Town to Long Point.

Edged by shady palms, casuarinas and pine trees, Seven Mile Beach is lapped by calm, crystal clear turquoise waters that offer ideal conditions for swimming, parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling.

Read more about Seven Mile Beach and the Cayman Islands, including…
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Grace Bay, Turkes and Caicos

Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales,
Turks & Caicos

Find your own secluded spot to unwind on this majestic 19km-long sweep of soft white sand that shelves into the calm and clear turquoise waters of Grace Bay.

Follow shallow snorkel trails above coral gardens teeming with colourful marine life in the offshore marine park, just a short swim from what is often described by travel magazines (such as Condé Nast Traveller) as one of the best beaches in the world.

Read more about Grace Bay and the Turks and Caicos Islands, including…
Best beach   Things to do   Weather   Getting there


More popular beach & island destinations in the Caribbean

Horsehoe Beach, Bermuda
Horsehoe Beach,
Bermuda

Seven Milre Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica

Cable Beach, Bahamas
Cable Beach,
Bahamas

Dominican Republic
Punta Cana,
Dominican Rep.

Anguilla
Antigua
Aruba
Barbados
Bermuda
Bonaire
British Virgin Is.
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Dominican Rep.

Bahamas
  Abaco Islands
  Eleuthra
  Bimini
  Cat Island
  Cable Beach
  Grand Bahama
  Harbour Island
  Paradise Island
  The Exumas

Grenada
Jamaica
Martinique
Nevis
St Kitts
Puerto Rico
Culebra
Vieques
St Lucia
St Martin

St Barts
St Vincent
Grenadines
Tobago
Trinidad
Turks & Caicos
US Virgin Is
  St John
  St Thomas
  St Croix



Top Island and Beach Destinations in the Americas

Find the perfect location for your beach honeymoon in North and South America.

South Beach Miami

South Beach, Miami, United States

Experience a beach holiday or romantic getaway at what is arguably the coolest beach in the world, famous for its heritage-listed Art Deco architecture, high energy and steamy nightlife.

Rub shoulders with celebrities and super models, be pampered in luxurious accommodation, enjoy fine dining, shop at high-end boutiques and mix with the über-hip crowd at sleek space-age nightclubs on the so-called American Riviera – the place to see and be seen among the world’s bon vivants.

Read more about South Miami Beach, including…
Miami beaches   Sights   Weather   Getting There


Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Known as the world’s most famous beach, Copacabana’s white sand runs for almost 5km in front of a lively nightlife district and residential suburb.

The non-stop beach parade of scantily dressed beautiful bodies and smiling faces embodies the heart and soul of Rio’s ‘Cariocas’ culture that thrives on sun, beach, dance, drink and sport.

Crowded daily with friendly people, the wide beach often resembles more of a large sandy park than a beach, with full-size soccer pitches and volleyball courts situated between Avenida Atlantica and the sea.

Read more about Copacabana Beach and Rio de Janeiro, including…
Best beach   Sights   Things to do   Weather   Getting there


More popular beach & island destinations in the Americas

Cabo San Lucas Beach
Cabo San Lucas,
Mexico

Cancun, Mexico
Cancun,
Mexico

Ipanema Beach, Rio
Ipanema Beach,
Rio, Brazil

South Beach Miami
Miami Beach,
Florida, USA

Mexico

Baja California
Puerto Vallerta

United States

Venice Beach,
   Los Angeles


Latest update about these honeymoon destinations: 27 May, 2017


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