A cruise ship anchored off one of French Polynesia’s tropical islands.

Time to start dreaming about where to go on your honeymoon?  Here are some romantic ideas for celebrating and commemorating your new beginning.

Exotic Escape

On the top of many honeymoon lists is the dreamy South Seas.  Tahiti is only eight hours away by plane from Los Angeles and is one of 118 islands and atolls of French Polynesia.  Newlywed favorites include Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Taha’a, Rangiroa, and Fakarava. This romantic destination is rich with Polynesian culture, distinctive beauty, azure lagoons, and beaches fringed with coconut trees.  Sail through the islands aboard a luxurious cruise or enjoy an extended stay in an overwater bungalow at one of the upscale resorts.

 

A newlywed couple admires one of Rome’s beautiful fountains.

Extraordinary Europe

Paris, Rome, and Venice are some of the most romantic cities in the world and ideal for celebrating a European honeymoon in high style.  Couples can immerse themselves in classical history, art, and culture, and along the way, revel in an endless array of sights that satisfy every interest.  For a more intimate experience, sail through the storied Greek Isles or admire the glamorous French Rivera along the Côte d’Azur aboard a small ship.

 

Natural Wonders

For honeymooners who like adventure and the outdoors, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.  Showcasing a rich variety of plants and animals, this destination has a number of national parks and reserves to explore. Couples can zipline through a rainforest canopy; hike trails discovering parrots, iguanas, and monkeys; or encounter marine life like sea turtles and tropical fish. Discover this environmentally responsible nation on a cruise along the Pacific Coast or stay in a seaside town.

 

A honeymoon couple snorkeling in the Caribbean with colorful fish and a coral reef.

Beach Bliss

White-sand beaches, palm trees, balmy trade winds, and refreshing seas are hallmarks of the Caribbean. It is a perfect place for honeymooners to enjoy a relaxing getaway.  Famous for Pirates of its past, the Caribbean islands have influences of French, Dutch, and British colonialism along with colorful culture. Island activities range from swimming, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, to shopping, sightseeing, and rum tasting.  Most islands have a variety of resorts or villas to select from, and there are many cruise lines that sail these islands.

Emerging Hotspot

With a warm Mediterranean climate and the stunning natural beauty of its capes, bays, and coves, Croatia is fast becoming a chosen place for romantics.  The country’s Dalmatian coast embraces an architectural mix blending the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.  Hailed as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik is Europe’s best-preserved walled city; Hvar was voted one of the world’s ten most beautiful islands; and Korcula is the reputed birthplace of Marco Polo. Stay at one of the charming coastal resorts or voyage along the Adriatic Sea by ship.

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