These secluded beaches and one of a kind islands are soon to be some of the best beach honeymoon destinations in the world. So pick out a new swimsuit, pack your bags and prepare for the getaway of a lifetime — and don't forget to check out even more up and coming honeymoon ideas in our special edition travel magazine.

Mauritius

View of Mauritius for a beach honeymoon destination

Historic sights and cultural diversity distinguish this island paradise from your traditional white sandy beach getaway. From extravagant hotels to the infectious, welcoming spirit of the locals, Mauritius offers honeymoon bliss with a side of adventure.

Where to Stay

Sugar Beach Resort Mauritius
This 5 star luxury hotel is located in the heart of 12 acres of tropical gardens. Its contemporary colonial style, inventive gourmet restaurants and numerous beachfront and water activities complete the romantic setting and the spa is to die for.

The Oberoi
The Oberoi is one of the most romantic getaways on the island. Charming décor, a rich history and a prime location on the shores of Turtle Bay, a natural marine park with a beautiful coral reef, are just some of this resort’s amazing amenities.

Where to Eat

Chez Tino
Stop by Chez Tino on the eastern coast of the island for excellent food at a local, family run restaurant. If you find yourself in a bind over what to order, try one of the specialties: crab soup, grilled lobster or prawn curry.

Safran
This modern Indian restaurant is the place to go if you have a preference for fine dining. The restaurant overlooks Hibiscus Bay and is known for its contemporary, sophisticated recipes like marinated tandoori lobster and polenta turmeric cake.

Top Things to Do
  • Take your adventures beyond the beach. Slip away from the coast and go bird-watching or hiking in the island’s interior. Black River Gorges Park is a great place to start.
  • Wander through sugarcane fields in inland Mauritius. Better yet, learn about the history of sugarcane and its impact on the island at L’Aventure Du Sucre – a sugar museum with its own sugarcane fields.
  • Pick up some produce, souvenirs and firsthand knowledge of local culture at the island’s Central Market. Don’t forget to negotiate to get the right price for products.
Maldives
Over-water bungalows in the Maldives for a beach honeymoon destination

The Maldives’ appeal is simple: unadulterated tropical perfection. Just picture it for a moment – gently swaying palm branches, gleaming white, sandy beaches and over-water bungalows surrounded by the clearest turquoise waters you can imagine. Reservation for two, please.

Where to Stay

Agnsana Velavaru
Enchanting décor and charming natural design elements make the bungalows at this Maldivian resort a tropical dream come true. Choose between beachfront and overwater villas – no matter which you choose, you’ll never want to leave. Be sure to swing by the spa for an extra helping of relaxation.

Baros Maldives
Simply described as the essence of the Maldives, this elegant and authentically-inspired resort is home to lavish comfort in all shapes, sizes and offerings. Just a short speedboat ride from the airport, the resort features beautifully designed villas with private verandas ( some even have private pools) and three gourmet restaurants.

Where to Eat

Thila
Surrounded by water at the edge of the Kurumba Resort, Thila is known for its fresh, modern take on seafood and wide open views of the ocean. Stop by for dinner and relish the alfresco atmosphere and savory Maldivian flavors.

Funa
Spoil yourselves at one of the exclusive oceanfront tables at this intimate restaurant. Whether you’re looking for a truly special occasion or simply treating each other to a romantic meal with a dazzling sunset view, this restaurant will be a memorable experience.

Top Things to Do
  • The Maldives are known for their undersea attractions. If you are a scuba diver head to the riveting Maldives Victory shipwreck.
  • Enjoy the ethnic diversity – the islands’ unique cultural blend includes Sinhalese, Arab and South Indian influences. Admission is free to many of the mosques; however, non-Muslim visitors are typically required to get permission before entering.
  • Plan a visit to Male’, the world’s smallest capital city, and stop by the National Museum, which is housed in the former Sultan’s Palace.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
Beach on the Sunshine Coast in Australia for a beach honeymoon

Less developed than the neighboring Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast is everyone’s favorite weekend getaway. A sun-drenched stretch of coastline north of Brisbane, the coast hosts surf shops, homes and numerous resorts plus miles upon miles of beautiful golden beaches and turquoise ocean waters.

Where to Stay

Makepeace Island
This privately owned island has recently been re-vamped as a secluded resort with space for only 22 guests at a time. The island also happens to be shaped like a heart and smack dab in the middle of one of the prettiest sections of the Sunshine Coast. Balinese design and complete privacy make this resort the ultimate retreat.

RACV Noosa Resort
A five-star resort complete with some of the largest, most extravagant suites and apartments in the area, RACV Noosa Resort is just the place for a honeymoon adventure. Soak up the sun in the heated lagoon pool, indulge in the day spa or hop on the shuttle to the nearby beach to fine tune your surfing skills.

Where to Eat

Berard’s Restaurant & Bar
Fresh, local produce and an extensive wine menu meet unparalleled service and modern, Australian cuisine at this elegant Noosa restaurant. All-white décor and a beach backdrop make it the ideal place to celebrate the start of your lives together.

Bistro C
Stop by this oceanfront restaurant any time of day for a relaxing environment and award-winning food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all made from the finest ingredients, and a meal with the sound of the ocean in the background is the best way to begin or end a day.

Top Things to Do
  • Head to Noosa, the Australian alternative to the French Riviera, for surfing, sunbathing and impressive local wine selections.
  • When you’ve had your fill of sun and sand, head inland to the Australia Zoo, a can’t-miss attraction.
  • If pure, Australian-inspired adventures are your style, make your way to Mooloolaba for skydiving, body-boarding and laid-back Aussie ambiance.

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