Royal Honeymoon Hideaways

After much speculation, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, known to the world simply as William and Kate, arrived in Seychelles for their honeymoon. See where else was on the list.

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Fall in love all over again with breathtaking views of the deep blue sea from cliff-perched towns on the Greek island of Santorini. Soak up the Mediterranean sun all day and enjoy one of the world’s best sunsets at night. 960 1280

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Sanibel Island, FL

Sanibel Island, FL

For a romantic getaway that is both convenient and private, escape to Florida’s Sanibel Island. Only 15 miles west of Fort Myers, Sanibel Island’s remote beaches are a world away from the congestion and crowds on Florida’s packed coastline. 960 1280

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Want a more active honeymoon? Get your sweetie’s heart pumping with a trip to Yosemite National Park, where you can hike, white-water raft and cuddle under the stars. 960 1280

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Bora Bora immediately conjures up an image of a newlywed paradise -- romantic overwater bungalows and miles of sun-soaked beaches perfect for traipsing around in a bikini. 960 1280

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Ireland

Ireland

Veer off the sun-and-sand honeymoon path for a romantic getaway in Ireland. The Emerald Isle’s fairytale castles, lush countryside and cozy pubs -- perfect for warming up over a Guinness -- make for an unforgettable trip. 960 1280

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Anguilla

Anguilla

Anguilla is a dream honeymoon spot for the couple seeking a relaxed Caribbean vibe with less tourist-trampled beaches. The island’s secluded beaches and star-studded luxury (celebrities are spotted here year round) come at a price though. 960 1280

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Take your love to new heights with a honeymoon tour of Machu Picchu, Peru’s incredible Inca ruins, almost 8,000 feet above sea level. Start your new life together by crossing off a bucket list trip. 960 1280

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Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

If George Clooney takes his lovers to Lake Como to be wooed, you know it must be high on the list for world-class romance. Experience Italy’s “dolce vita” in a luxurious lakeside villa with breathtaking water views. 960 1280

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Want to honeymoon on an exotic beach without packing a passport? Hawaii is one of the most popular spots to honeymoon in the world, for good reason. Explore beautiful beaches, rain forests, volcanoes and waterfalls. 960 1280

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Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s “secret island,” Vieques has neither San Juan’s high-rise hotels nor the crowds of partying tourists. Newlyweds will have the beach all to themselves in this national wildlife refuge. And for a romantic night out, kayak on Bioluminescent Bay after sunset to see glowing microorganisms light up the ocean. 960 1280

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Fiji

Fiji

What keeps newlyweds traveling across the globe to the South Pacific? Fiji’s white-sand beaches, luxury resorts and world-famous snorkeling and diving beacon honeymooners year after year. 960 1280

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Portugal

Portugal

Looking for a blend of European culture and sexy beaches? Tour Portugal’s picturesque old-world cities then head south to relax on the Algarve region’s white-sand beaches. 960 1280

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Maldives

Maldives

Honeymoon in your own private paradise at Komandoo Maldives Island Resort. Start your happily-ever-after basking in the beauty of this romantic archipelago with crystal-clear water and pristine white beaches. In this adults-only resort's overwater bungalows, you'll be in a world of your own with the ocean on your doorstep.
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Hawaii

Hawaii

Say aloha to romance at Turtle Bay Resort, the only resort on Oahu's famed North Shore. With its secluded location a world away from Waikiki's crowds, breathtaking ocean views and miles of pristine beaches this is the perfect honeymoon escape. 
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Greece

Greece

If you're thinking of Greece for your honeymoon, seriously consider Mystique Resort Santorini. The stylish resort is nestled among the beautiful cliffs and whitewashed stone homes of Santorini island. Pamper yourselves with body massages and wraps in a private suite or on a private terrace. 960 1280

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Portugal

Portugal

Portugal has recently topped the list as a honeymoon destination. Indulge yourselves with a stay at The Yeatman hotel in the city of Porto, and try The Bacchus Suite (featured here). Amenities include a double walk-in shower and sliding doors that open onto a private terrace with dining options for 2 or more. 960 1280

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Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos

A forever favorite for honeymooners is Turks and Caicos. Hotel experts at Oyster.com recommend Point Grace Resort, a leading boutique hotel on the island. Take advantage of the many activities that the hotel offers, such as scuba diving, boating and windsurfing. 960 1280

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Ireland

Ireland

Explore the Emerald Isle with that special someone. Experience Dublin’s poetic side with its diverse literature, art and music scenes; sleep at Ashford Castle, located near Ireland’s second-largest lake; and plan a classy affair at the castle’s George V Dining Room for delicious, locally sourced, modern Irish and international dishes. Fairy-tale castles, cozy pubs, cobalt-colored lakes and kelly green landscapes surrounded by craggy cliffs make this misty land the perfect honeymoon escape. 960 1280

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Mexico

Mexico

Block-out the outside world at the award-wining Maroma Resort and Spa in Mayan Riviera, Mexico. Take advantage of their honeymoon package: It includes a 3-course dinner for 2 on the beach with an aphrodisiac menu designed by the chef.
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Spain

Spain

Spend 2 or 3 weeks on a romantic tour of Spain. In addition to hitting popular cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, honeymooners should visit a few charming towns in the Andalusia region, such as Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Malaga. The country’s friendly locals, great food and vibrant cultures increase the potential for an unforgettable post-wedding getaway. 960 1280

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Africa

Africa

Do you both have a love for the outdoors, wildlife and luxury? Try something different, exclusive and adventurous: Jack's Camp in the East African county of Botswana. 960 1280

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Seychelles

Seychelles

Spend your honeymoon in the Seychelles, a popular destination for Europe’s elite. We suggest a secluded stay at Fregate Island Private, an eco-friendly resort that features 16 residences with pools, the Rock Spa, 7 beaches and multiple dining options. Sit down to a romantic dinner in the resort’s Treehouse, which is located atop one of the island’s oldest and largest banyan trees. Honeymooners will enjoy a quiet and relaxing respite in this paradise after walking down the aisle. 960 1280

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Canada

Canada

Newlyweds enjoy horseback-riding, white-water rafting and hiking at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Canada. Just 2 hours from Calgary, the Chateau is located in the heart of Banff National Park.  960 1280

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Turkey

Turkey

It’s not your typical spot for a honeymoon, but Turkey has become a popular travel destination this year. Pack your bags and head to Bodrum, a port city in the southwestern Aegean region. A much quieter alternative to Istanbul (which is also a great honeymoon spot), Bodrum has a population of less than 40,000 people, but it still offers options to maintain the romantic spark at luxe accommodations such as Ersan Resort & Spa. And for couples who are history buffs, we suggest a tour of some of the nearby ruins, including the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. It’s a wonderful spot for newlyweds. 960 1280

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Bali

Bali

What says romance more than Bali? Savvy world travelers can celebrate a new life together at the enchanting and exotic Amankila Resort in Bali.  960 1280

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Italy

Italy

Voted year after year as having one of the world’s best spas, Capri Palace Hotel and Spa is an Italian paradise. Among the spa's many offerings is a medicated mud wrap that smooths the skin. 960 1280

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the perfect place for honeymooners looking for outdoor adventure in an eco-friendly country. The lush landscape, rain forests, waterfalls, beautiful coastlines and volcanoes make it ideal for surfing, hiking, bird watching and snorkeling. If you’re looking for a calmer honeymoon, you should consider staying at the Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa on Playa Manzanillo. The resort offers several special package deals, a variety of recreational activities and a spa that has 6 private suites and uses local Nicaraguan ingredients in its treatments. For couples, we recommend the holistic raindrop ritual in the Crystal Temple.  960 1280

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Revel in post-wedding bliss at the iconic Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Celebrate your nuptials with glamour and luxury, and maybe even a big win at the casinos. 960 1280

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Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Plan a honeymoon to Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. Dozens of romantic, ultra-luxe resorts and hotels cater to happy couples’ every whim, including Six Senses Yao Noi, the Naka Island Resort & Spa or Mom Tri’s Villa Royale. Yes, there are cheaper alternatives, but why not splurge? It’s your honeymoon! And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that Phuket has some of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. A trip to Patong Beach, which made our list of the world’s sexiest beaches, should be added to any to-do list during a getaway on this tropical island. 960 1280

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Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands

If you're looking for a honeymoon without flashiness and digital distractions, stay at St. John's Caneel Bay resort. With its pristine and secluded beach location, you'll enjoy low-key luxury amongst 170 acres of lush Caribbean paradise.  960 1280

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Turtle Inn

Turtle Inn

This luxurious resort is a labor of love by famed director Francis Ford Coppola. If you're dreaming of staying in a private, thatched cottage, relaxing by the Caribbean Sea, being pampered at a romantic spa and dining at one of 3 acclaimed restaurants, Turtle Inn might be the romantic hideaway for you. 960 1280

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Blancaneaux Lodge

Blancaneaux Lodge

Coppola first fell in love with Belize at Blancaneaux Lodge, where it was used as a private retreat for his family before opening to the public in 1993. Its remote location in the Maya Mountains allows guests to explore a Mayan citadel, ride horseback to Big Rock Falls and enjoy the utmost privacy -- there are only 20 rooms in the entire resort. 960 1280

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Chaa Creek

Chaa Creek

Owners Mick and Lucy Fleming have seamlessly blended Belize's natural beauty and resort comforts at their eco-friendly lodge, Chaa Creek. Honeymooning couples here can unwind in their private Jacuzzi surrounded by a tropical garden after canoeing down the Macal River. 960 1280

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Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort

True to its name, Kanatik Reef & Jungle Resort offers the perfect blend of beach vacation and jungle adventure for your honeymoon. And with only 25 private cabanas, expect romantic strolls on the beach and a truly relaxing experience. 960 1280

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Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort

More adventurous couples can start their married life discovering coral reefs and rainforest at Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort in Southern Belize. Honeymooners can choose from a romantic suite, private treehouse or beachfront room. The honeymoon package offers a couple's massage, fine dining and wide-ranging activities including snorkeling or diving, and jungle adventures. 960 1280

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Matachica Resort and Spa

Matachica Resort and Spa

Imagine relaxing in a handmade hammock on your verandah, enjoying a private sunset dinner and snorkeling among nurse sharks and stingrays? Sound like what you had in mind? Then you'll enjoy a pampering escape to the Matachica Resort and Spa. 960 1280

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Las Terrazas Resort

Las Terrazas Resort

A candlelit dinner on the beach and sunset sailing for 2 are just a few of the romantic perks at Las Terrazas Resort, a new, luxurious resort situated on the island of Ambergris Caye. And can't you just see yourself sunbathing at that pool? 960 1280

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Victoria House

Victoria House

Also on Ambergris Caye, Victoria House offers the ultimate barefoot luxury just outside San Pedro. The award-winning property encompasses 42 suites, casitas and beachfront villas as well as 10 acres of white-sand beaches and tropical gardens. 960 1280

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Ka'ana

Ka'ana

Ka'ana says Belize is an adventurer's paradise, and with that they promise honeymooners the thrill of cave tubing, zip-lining, Jaguar tracking, Mayan immersion as well as understated luxury, craftsmanship and farm-to-table dining. 960 1280

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Almond Beach Belize

Almond Beach Belize

Among the many benefits of the Ultimate Honeymoon Package at Almond Beach Belize, a mainland resort, are the unlimited champagne and unlimited diving and snorkeling on the nearby barrier reef, which are not to be mixed, of course. 960 1280

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