There's nothing like an island for a vacation and a romantic destination for a honeymoon. With sandy beaches, a beautiful coastline and a relaxing vibe, what more do you need for a special occasion to celebrate your marriage? We focus on some of the best island destinations in the world for your honeymoon.
Love the Unusual? Try Madagascar
Madagascar is an adventurous destination but one that you'll be talking about forever. It's famed for its wildlife, from baobabs to lemurs and outdoor activities. You'll find lots to do, from diving to rock climbing and desert driving in Madagascar. In addition, there's a rich cultural history, exciting museums, and some fantastic beaches to relax on. Madagascar is an unusual choice, but you'll experience a honeymoon adventure.
Looking for Beach and Culture? Try Curacao
Curacao is full of things to see and do, but the Caribbean island also has hidden beaches where you can be alone. You'll discover Dutch colonial architecture, excellent museums, and some of the best watersports in the Caribbean. If you like tropical resorts, Curacao has excellent honeymoon packages where everything is taken care of so you can relax and enjoy yourselves. Choose from kitesurfing to snorkeling and scuba diving, or simply head to a secluded cove to chill out on your honeymoon.
Enjoy Sports? Head to Lombok
Lombok is quieter than neighboring Bali but has a lot of outdoor and sporting activities to enjoy. You'll find beautiful beaches along the coast as well, and surfing is popular at Kuta. Many people who visit Lombok go trekking in the tropical countryside, including around Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia's second-highest volcano. There's deep-sea fishing as well, for barracuda and tuna. Or, you can simply relax and enjoy the sound of the waves on the shoreline.
Want a Cooler Climate? Visit Orkney
Scotland is an excellent honeymoon destination and the ideal place to combine a cultural city break with a romantic island escape. The Orkney Islands are some of Scotland's finest, where you'll find beautiful beaches, spectacular places to hike, and birding opportunities. You'll find delicious food, and of course, there's whisky tasting. If you're looking for a quieter, more unusual honeymoon destination where the weather is changeable, Orkney hits the spot.
Like it Hot? Go to Jamaica
As a romantic honeymoon island, Jamaica hits the spot every time. There are all-inclusive resorts, lush rainforests, and beautiful beaches. But dig deeper, and you'll find world-class cuisine from hot jerk chicken to rum cake. You'll find coffee plantations and some of the best reggae the world has heard. So get active with scuba diving or snorkeling, chill on a beach, or enjoy a cocktail or two as the sun goes down.
Love Romance? Head to Fiji
The spectacular beaches in Fiji will blow your mind on a honeymoon on this tropical island. Scuba diving is among the best in the world, with magnificent reefs. There's lush rainforest for trekking and spectacular waterfalls crashing down rocks. And then there's the hospitality and food. Fiji is a fantastic place where you can enjoy quality time together.
Looking for Laid Back and Relaxed? Head to Tobago
Tobago is famous for its peaceful vibe, beautiful beaches, fewer people, and an island full of lush vegetation. Stay here on your honeymoon, and you can spend all day chilling on a secluded beach, or you could explore to see what Tobago has to offer. Head to the island of Little Tobago, known for its prolific birdlife, or check out the beauty of Angel Reef from a glass-bottomed boat. There are beautiful gardens, and you can also visit a rainforest or two. Or, spend the day at Pirate's Bay, go snorkeling to view the reefs and marine life, and dine out on local cuisine. There's so much to do in this romantic island destination.
Like Sandy Beaches? Try Fraser Island.
Australia is an island in itself, but one of the best ways to experience the country is to visit some islands off the coast. Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island. Although the ocean is too rough for swimming, the inland lakes are what make Fraser Island special. It's also close to the Great Barrier Reef, so diving to see the underwater world is a must on this World Heritage Site island. You'll find eucalyptus forests, wildlife, and a beautiful place to relax when you spend time in this destination. Combining the romance of Fraser Island with more of Australia could be a fantastic way to spend a honeymoon.
Love Food and Romance? Sicily is the Place to Go
Sicily is a spectacularly beautiful island in the Mediterranean and is perfect for a romantic getaway. There are beautiful buildings, ancient architecture, a stunning coastline, and some fantastic hotels all over the island. You'll discover exciting towns too, but the star of the show is the food. Taste your way around Palermo's street food, taste granita in Noto, and visit olive farms in Western Sicily. You can even take a cooking lesson with a Sicilian nonna. In addition, you'll discover romantic restaurants, find vineyards on the slopes of Mount Etna, and enjoy exploring the food markets in Siracusa. Sicily is perfect for a honeymoon, especially if you love food.
There are hundreds of islands around the world to discover. Of course, some are more romantic than others, but each has its unique characteristics. If you're looking for a romantic honeymoon vacation, an island is a perfect choice, and you can be as active or chilled out as you like. So go ahead, and start planning that memorable vacation on your dream island.
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