After all the wedding planning it’s time to enjoy the big day and relax during the honeymoon. When it comes to choosing a destination, the possibilities are virtually endless. Whether you’re into tropical islands, urban settings or picturesque countryside, take a look at this list of the most luxurious honeymoon destinations

1. Maldives

The 26 atolls of Maldives are world famous for their turquoise waters and white sand. With accommodation ranging from luxury resorts and hotels to guesthouses, Maldives is ideal for a getaway after all the stress involved in planning a wedding. From candlelight diners and sunset cruises to outdoor adventures for two, the atolls offer countless possibilities to create romantic memories.

Luxury resorts in Maldives are built on uninhabited atolls to preserve their exclusive character. Most of them have their own spas where guests can enjoy relaxing treatments. Each luxury resort offers a distinct experience, making visitors feel like VIPs.

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Maldives

2. Bora Bora

Arguably the most famous island in the South Pacific, Bora Bora is French Polynesia’s crown jewel. Many people dream about spending their honeymoon in the bungalows over the turquoise waters of Bora Bora’s lagoon. It’s the ultimate romantic getaway and its appeal is only boosted by the fact that it seems a world away. In fact, Bora Bora is less than an hour away by plane from Tahiti, with regular flights from Papeete to the local airport.

Most resorts are built on their own island, called motu, and include famous chains like Four Seasons, Intercontinental and Sofitel. From lounging on your own private deck and receiving room service via canoe, to indulging in a spa treatment, Bora Bora’s resorts allow you to spend your honeymoon in a secluded and luxurious setting.

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Bora Bora

3. Tahiti

Tahitians like to say their island is embraced by mana, the life force that surrounds and connects all living things. Experience the majestic mountain peaks, turquoise waters and white-sand beaches of Tahiti with your significant other, exploring the island’s interior on a 4×4 safari, guided nature hike, or horseback ride.

The couple’s package includes intimate resorts, pristine beaches, luxurious spas and romantic cruises. The Polynesian islands abound in sights, sounds, and experiences that you can discover via a romantic cruise, walking through the villages, or guided hiking trips into the mountains for an overview of the land and ocean.

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Tahiti

4. Seychelles

The Seychelles is exactly what it appears to be in all those photographs you’ve seen: the sand is really that white, the sea is really that blue and those giant boulders weren’t added in Photoshop, they’re really there. Seychelles is an island paradise that cannot be described, it has to be experienced and a honeymoon is a perfect time to visit this archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

From private island resorts to spa hotels and charming guesthouses, Seychelles offers memorable stays in stunning natural surroundings. Under the Seychelles Secrets brand, the islands’ finest small hotels, guesthouses, self-catering chalets and holiday homes welcome their visitors, providing some of the magic and intimacy of the Creole way of life.

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Seychelles

5. Santorini

Possibly the most popular of Greece’s islands, Santorini is a rare island that combines beautiful beaches, ancient cities, spectacular scenery, multicolored cliffs and great restaurants. Modern Santorini is what remains of the ancient island of Thera after a massive volcanic eruption.

Fira, the island’s capital, is built on the steep cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, its white houses in stark contrast with the red cliffs. One of the best known beaches on the island lies 12km away from Fira. Red Beach has black volcanic sand and offers spectacular views of Santorini’s caldera. The island is famous for its romantic sunsets, when the reflection on the buildings and the glow of the red cliffs creates an amazing spectacle.

We recommend mooring your boat at Marina Vlikhada.

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Santorini

6. Fiji

Fiji is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination, with an abundance of spectacular venues. Fiji’s exclusive honeymoon resorts offer the complete experience, with private island picnics, candlelight dinners and indulgent spa treatments. You can enjoy everything from romantic walks on the beach, private cruises and outdoor adventures to chartering a helicopter or seaplane to reach remote deserted islands.

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Fiji | Photo source: hookedoneverything.com

7. Bali

The Indonesian island of Bali has become such a popular tourist destination due to the fact that it offers everything you could want from an island: beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, coral reefs, historic landmarks, hiking trails and a vibrant nightlife.

In short, it’s a perfect destination for a romantic getaway, especially when considering that Bali has arguably the best spas in Asia. If you’re seeking a relaxing and pampering experience, there’s no shortage of luxury resorts on the island or private villas with their own staff.

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Bali