10 Top Tropical Honeymoon Destinations

Tropical honeymoons are a hot favorite among couples, not just because of the range of options but also because of the variety of backdrops, places to visit and activities to do that they offer. Here is a list of 10 of the best tropical honeymoon destinations for the laid back as well as adventurous couples. 

1. Maldives

A top choice amongst honeymooners, this stunning archipelago in the Indian Ocean is synonymous with tranquil and untouched beaches. The intimacy that these beaches offer is incomparable making it a top choice for couples looking for a tropical romantic getaway. Wheather it is walking hand-in-hand on the soft white sands or having dinner on a beautiful beach shack, Maldives has an assortment of things to do.

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Activities in Maldives: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Day & Night Fishing, Island hopping, visit the glowing beach at Vadhoo Island, Relax at a couple’s spa, dine at an underwater restaurant, pamper yourselves at super luxe resorts. 

How to reach Maldives: It is an easy to reach destination. There are several international airlines that fly to this country from major cities of the world. However, Male International Airport is the only airport in Maldives where flight transfers from around the world happen. You may also take the sea route to Maldives if you wish but it is not considered completely safe. Nevertheless, you might want to consider private ships.

2. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of the most affordable tropical honeymoon destinations. Like in a box of spices, each spice has it’s own flavour and colour and yet when put together, amalgamates into a culinary masterpiece. You can expect the same from best honeymoon spots in Sri Lanka. This tiny little emerald of the Indian Ocean is blessed with beautiful lush green forests, an extensive coastal strip and an assemblage of mountains, making it too good an option to resist. The stunning beauty of the Bentota lagoon, serene beaches of Mirissa, acres of tea plantations at Bandarwela, waterfalls of Nuwara Eliya and sure to keep your itinerary packed. The citadel of Sigiriya, The temple of tooth and the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, the spice garden and Galle are a must visit.

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Activities in Sri Lanka: snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, hot air balloon rides, Trek at Lover’s leap fall, Wildlife safari, tea plantation & factory visits.

How to reach Sri Lanka: By air is the only way to reach Sri Lanka. Colombo Airport is the gateway for many direct flights across the globe. Road is the primary travel mode for internal travel in Sri Lanka as there are no domestic passenger flights in the country.

3. Fiji

Fiji is an enchanting archipelago located in the South Pacific and one of the best honeymoon sports. This tropical paradise boasts of blue lagoons and palm lined beaches. At Fiji you can watch all your stress from the wedding melt away into the stunning blue waters of the untouched beaches. The laidback atmosphere and the warm tropical atmosphere is an ideal destination for couples looking to just lay back and relax while sipping on some flavorsome cocktails and enjoying great food. P.S Greet the warm Fiji people by exclaiming ‘Bula’ which means hello!

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Activities in Fiji: Beach BBQ, Snorkeling, Day cruise, Relax on the beaches

How to reach Fiji: There are several connecting flights from well-connected countries in the pacific rim to Fiji. The Suva Airport can be used as base for Island hopping.  Fiji National Airlines operate to all Pacific Island Countries, New Zealand, Australia and U.S.A. You may also consider travelling via Passenger Liners  of the sea route to Fiji if you have a few weeks to spare.

4. St. Lucia

This tiny little heaven in the shape of a mango, midway down the eastern Caribbean is only 43 Kms long and 22 kms wide.  St Lucia is surrounded by the expanse of the AtlanticOcean on the east coast and the turquoise Caribbean Sea on the west coast. This mini dreamland is also blessed with rich rainforests that host striking wild orchids, grand ferns, the Bird of Paradise and many other outlandish plant life.  St. Lucia is also home to exotic tropical birds including the endangered St Lucia parrot or the (Jacquot Parrot) and thus a must visit place for birdwatchers.

The diverse terrain of St. Lucia also hosts 2 Pitons or volcanic spires of 771 meters and 743 meters respectively. The Sulphur springs Soufriere is considered as the only drive in volcano and is an absolute must see. The north and the south of St. Lucia are distinct as the north offers a modern touch with all the contemporary comforts, whereas the south has a natural, rustic touch with hidden beaches, bird sanctuaries, the Sulphur springs and ruins. Nonetheless both the north and the south are equally charming.

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Activities in St. Lucia: Helicopter tours, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping

How to reach St. Lucia: One can reach St. Lucia via air, sea or even land from one of the neighboring countries. There are many airlines that fly to and fro from the Hewanorra International Airport.

5. Bali

Bali is not a location, it is a state of mind. This Land of Gods is home to some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. A spectacular blend of the mountain terrain and serene beaches, Bali offers excellent diving as well as trekking spots. The vibrant culture adds to its charm with its histrionic dances and flamboyant ceremonies, arts and crafts. The intricately carved temples let you enjoy spirituality in these serene settings.

However, Bali continues to amaze travelers as well as local and hence a honeymoon in Bali is the best thing to set out on exploration of a lifetime with your loved one.

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Activities in Bali: Surf at Kuta, have dinner on an splendid sunset cruise, take cultural tours, enjoy spa therapies together, visit beautiful temples

How to reach Bali: The Denpasar International Airport has 2 terminals that has regular International flight services from Europe, U.S.A, Australia and most Asian countries. Bali is also reachable via  many cruise liners. You also take the road fromJakrta or Java

6. Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the mother of honeymoon destinations. It has been a revered honeymoon spot for and has been in the tourism business for long. It has both, the serenity and the hustle bustle. The world class lounges, cuisine, luxurious spas all coupled with divine beaches is Koh Samui on a plate!

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Activities in Koh Samui: Take a blissful couples massage, sunset cruise, have dinner on the beach , checkout the Big Buddha Beach , Namuang Waterfall, Angthong national marine park

How to reach Koh Samui: There are several flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui. From Bangkok you may also take a train from the Hualumphong Station and combine the journey with a ferry that run from Surat Thani on the Thai mainland.

7. Jamaica

Another Caribbean Island, Jamaica retains the charm of the Caribbean and also has much more to offer. At Jamaica, one can enjoy the rainforests and the reefs, the breathtaking resorts. Jamaica spells out adventure to the e. Jamaica is rich in flora and fauna giving opportunity to the animal lovers to explore the enchanting rainforests. Take a hike up the beautiful blue mountain and experience the beauty in this world.

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Activities in Jamaica: Horseback ride and swim at Chukka Caribbean’s Adventure, Take a canopy tour, swim with dolphins, go river rafting, visit the Bob Marley Museum

How to reach Jamaica: Jamaica can be reached via Air, Sea or Land. There are two international airports in Kingston & Montego Bay.  Several points in Jamica are ports for cruise liners Montego Bay, Kingston, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio.

8. Aruba

Aruba is a tiny little Dutch island off the coast of Venezuela blessed with oodles of natural beauty including the sun-kissed blonde beaches, known to be amongst the best beaches in the world and the pleasant sunny weather. Overall the climate is very dry and has ideal tanning conditions. Aruba has everything from beaches to giant sand dunes, limestone cliffs and charming old Spanish ruins. The license plates of Aruba read ‘One Happy Island’. Head over to this happy little island to make your honeymoon even happier.

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Activities in Aruba: Watch romantic sunsets, visit the butterfly farm and the donkey sanctuary (yes you read that right!), take a dip in the natural pool, try your luck at the casino, take a submarine tour, and watch flamingos at the Renaissance Island

How to reach Aruba: Many major airlines have direct flights from North America to Aruba.The Queen Beatrix International Airport is a state-of-the-art airport has direct flights from many countries throughout the week. The best way is to travel by scheduled charter flights. Many cruise liners stop at Aruba as well at Oranjestad.

9. Kenya

If you are a couple that enjoy the wild, Kenya is the place to be. The glorious wildlife, the snow-capped mountains of Kilimanjaro, the thrilling lava flows, the expanse of the savannahs and sandy beaches make Kenya the place to be if you are looking for an adventurous honeymoon.

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Activities in Kenya: Wildlife safari, explore island of Lamu, visit the Hell’s Gate, River raft on Tana, Chill on Malindi beach

How to reach Kenya: The Nairobi Airport is well connected to most capital cities across the globe. One can travel to Kenya by rail from Tanzania. Kenya is also reachable via road by buses from Tanzania and cars.

10. Peru

Not at all a typical honeymoon destination. A hands down go to if you are an adventure loving couple. The diverse terrains have a lot to offer. Make some amazing memories here. Peru is relaxation and adventure combined.

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Activities in Peru: Hiking at Machu Picchu, White water rafting, explore the jungle trails in Amazon, Surf the impeccable waves.

How to reach Peru: Lima’s Aeropuerto International Jorge Chauez is well connected with flights from Europe & America that are flying to South American destinations. There are daily flights from South American countries to Peru. Peru has a well-connected road network that can be travelled by cars, the drive is amazing. You can also reach Peru from Boats that link Brazil to Callao which is the International port that is a stop over for many cruise liners.

Craving for those beaches and rainforests already aren’t you? Get started on your packing list for tropical honeymoon now!

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