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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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, this might be the romantic hideaway for you. 960 1280

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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

Owners Mick and Lucy Fleming have seamlessly blended Belize's natural beauty and resort comforts at their eco-friendly lodge. 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

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

More adventurous couples can start their married life discovering coral reefs and rainforest 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

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

Matachica Resort and Spa  

Las Terrazas Resort

A candlelit dinner on the beach and sunset sailing for 2 are just a few of the romantic perks at this 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

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 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

Among the many benefits of the Ultimate Honeymoon Package at this 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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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, this might be the romantic hideaway for you. 960 1280

Turtle Inn  

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

Blancaneaux Lodge  

Chaa Creek

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

Chaa Creek  

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

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort  

Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort

More adventurous couples can start their married life discovering coral reefs and rainforest 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

Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort  

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

Matachica Resort and Spa  

Las Terrazas Resort

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

Las Terrazas Resort  

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

Victoria House  

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

Ka’Ana Resort  

Almond Beach Belize

Among the many benefits of the Ultimate Honeymoon Package at this 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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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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Caladesi Island State Park

Caladesi Island State Park

Enjoy 3 miles of undeveloped beach with your significant other on Caladesi Island State Park, which is easily accessible from St. Petersburg. Hotels and resorts closest to the island are minutes away, in Dunedin, FL. 960 1280

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Destin

Destin

What better way to start your life together than on the beautiful sugar-white beaches of Destin, FL, at Sandestin Beach Golf Resort, northwest Florida’s premier hotel. The hotel recently made National Geographic Traveler's "10 Best Fall Trips." 960 1280

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Little Torch Key

Little Torch Key

Welcome to tropical paradise on Little Torch Key. The Little Palm Island Resort and Spa is a wonderful oasis for a honeymoon. Picture this: Air-conditioned, thatched roof bungalow suites, with custom-made beds topped by plush mosquito netting. White paths of crushed seashells weave through 6 acres of tropical flowers, palm trees and sandy beaches. 960 1280

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Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach

Just outside of Panama City, the WaterColor Inn and Resort on Santa Rosa Beach is considered one of the best honeymoon locations in Florida. 960 1280

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Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island

Minutes north of Caladesi Island is Honeymoon Island, known for its turquoise waters and white sand beach. 960 1280

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Florida Keys

Florida Keys

The beautiful islands and beaches of the Florida Keys can leave anyone speechless. 960 1280

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Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Four Seasons Resort on Palm Beach. 960 1280

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Siesta Key

Siesta Key

Many consider Siesta Key the Sunshine State's most romantic getaway, according to Southern Living magazine. 960 1280

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South Beach

South Beach

While visiting The Tides, you can feel world's away from the busy nightlife of South Beach, or right in the middle of it. Your choice. 960 1280

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Naples

Naples

If kicking back and enjoying one another isn't enough, the LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort in Naples, FL, is a beautiful complement. Enjoy the relaxing sands in the morning, greens the rest of the afternoon, and an intimate dinner for 2 in the evening. 960 1280

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Sanibel Island Beach

Sanibel Island Beach

Located on Florida's southwest Gulf Coast, the beautiful Sanibel Island Beach is a favorite destination among honeymooners for its honeymoon cottages and memorable sunsets, some of the most romantic along the Florida Gulf Coast. 960 1280

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Captiva Island

Captiva Island

Captiva Island, the sister island to Sanibel, offers a luxurious honeymoon escape. South Seas Island Resort's secluded honeymoon getaways and private villas are a must. 960 1280

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