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Romantic getaways: Top 4 island destinations for perfect honeymoon

Aerial view of Mauritius island panorama and famous Le Morne Brabant mountain, beautiful blue lagoon and underwater waterfall. (Shutterstock Photo)

Taking a trip to a natural wonder and enjoying the ocean and the calming, mesmerizing beauty of nature is one of the best parts of a honeymoon, so choosing an island destination to relax in after the hassle of a wedding makes perfect sense. Hereare some of the best destinations for a romantic island holiday.

appiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation," Leo Tolstoy once said. Of course, the honeymoon marks stepping into a new period with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, so it should be unforgettable.

Couples' honeymoon plans can sometimes include staying in a hotel, sunbathing by a pool, traveling and seeing a new country, camping in nature or an island vacation surrounded by the sea. Today, I would like to suggest five islands that you can visit on your honeymoon, islands with romantic, fun and surprising beauty.

Panoramic view of Santorini, Cyclades Island, Greece. (Shutterstock Photo)


Every year, Santorini is one of the most visited islands among the Greek islands. It is also known as the honeymoon island. Every year, thousands of couples come to this blue-and-white beauty to spend their first days of marriage. The sunset in Santorini is a truly unique beauty. And to fully enjoy it, you can go to the lighthouse and Oia village.

Santorini has black and red sand beaches. Kokkini Paralia, which is the same color as the island's soil near the ruins of Akrotiri, offers an unforgettable beach experience with its huge rock landscape. More attractive than the tourist-favorite beaches of Perissa and Kamari, on the northern ridge of the island, close to the village of Oia, a medieval capital abandoned in the 17th century, is the lesser-known Ammoudi Beach. While swimming on this beach, you can enjoy watching the windmill, the old guard of the island and the charming houses of Oia.

Longtail boats anchored at Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island, Krabi Province, Thailand. (Shutterstock Photo)

Phi Phi Islands

Thailand's most popular and touristic islands, the Phi Phi Islands' popularity increased after the film "The Beach" starring Leonardo Di Caprio was filmed here in Maya Bay on the Ko Phi Phi Le, the second largest island of the group. A lot of people come to the island, especially in the high season, which means it is so crowded the island cannot handle the much demand.

There are many alternatives for visitors that offer peaceful places to rest while also offering glimpses of the local culture. Known as the archipelago, these islands are connected to Krabi province and include two main islands, Ko Phi Phi Lee and Ko Phi Phi Don. The Phi Phi islands are located between the Phuket islands and the Andaman Sea, which are often visited by honeymooners and vacationers. These islands are within the borders of Southern Thailand and are open to settlement. However, only one-day visits to the island are allowed.

Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Lee offer unique beaches and various sea activities. You can reach beaches such as Laem Thons and Long Beach in a short time by boat around the island. There are beaches on these islands that should be visited especially for sea lovers. You can also try activities such as rock climbing and diving in Phi Phi Don.