The third, best beaches for honeymoon in the world is Belize. Perfect for couples that… want an overwater bungalow experience without the long-distance flight to French Polynesia or the Maldives.
Beautiful and laid-back Belize—just a two-hour flight from Miami or Houston—is the ideal honeymoon spot after the frenetic pace of the wedding. It’s still an unspoiled tropical paradise that’s not nearly as well known as other Western Caribbean islands like the Caymans or Jamaica. As the home of the world’s second-largest barrier-reef system, Belize offers excellent diving, snorkeling, and fishing, plus perfect beaches for sunbathing. Be sure to carve out some time to visit the Mayan ruins and rainforest reserves during your vacation.
Where to Stay : The seven private villas on the four-acre private island of Cayo Espanto near San Pedro are the epitome of pure luxury. Each villa—six beachfront and one overwater bungalow—features private plunge pools and docks and the services of a personal “houseman.” Rates include three meals a day plus access to a snack pantry. Lounge on the beach or dock of your villa or take out a pedal boat, sea kayak, or sailboat. A secluded island picnic can be arranged as can excursions to the rain forest or Mayan ruins, fishing trips, and private cruises.
The fourth, best beaches for honeymoon in the world is Seychelles. While newlyweds pay a pretty penny to get here, most have no regrets. White sands framed by giant boulders, turquoise water and rustling palms provide the backdrop for an exceptional and unique honeymoon. Perfect for couples that… are adventurous. The Seychelles are all about island-hopping, so you can explore the flora and fauna that’s unique to each.
It’s easy to recognize photos of the Seychelles. Beaches on these islands are dotted with massive, smooth boulders that make it look as if some giant left them there eons ago. In the 1750s the French settled on this archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, which are about 900 miles east of Kenya. There’s a convivial atmosphere here coupled with a focus on fine food and wine. Forty-two of the islands are granite, including the popular Mahé, Praslin, Silhouette Island, La Digue, and Frégate. If you love nature, you’ll enjoy the exquisite diving and snorkeling sites.
Where to Stay : From Mahé—where the international airport is—take a shuttle plane, sea ferry, helicopter, or private yacht to Raffles Praslin Seychelles on the northeastern tip of Praslin, the second-largest granite island. Raffles is the site of 86 villas and villa suites—some tucked directly into the hillside with panoramic views of the sea in the distance.
Unlike Maldivian islands that are only slightly above sea level, the Seychelles has quite a bit of elevation. Resorts like Raffles offer on-call buggy service whenever you don’t wish to walk from one spot to another on property. A butler will also pamper you 24 hours a day and in-villa dining here is quite a treat. On-property activities range from water sports (think snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and boating) to earthly pursuits (beach football, biking, and more).
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