Ultimate Honeymoon Destinations By the Beach

Are you looking for a perfect honeymoon destination near a beach, but can’t quite seem to decide where? If so, you’re not alone! Planning the ultimate honeymoon can be a challenge because there are so many dream honeymoon destinations to choose from. Below we have compiled our complete guide to the best honeymoon destinations by the beach where you can throw on your post wedding bathing suits and enjoy the start of married life in paradise. We’ve done all the research for you so you can focus on all the other details of your special day without worrying about your honeymoon destination. Keep reading to begin the adventure!

Our Top Beach Honeymoon Destination Recommendations

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There are many beautiful beaches across the world that would be fantastic destinations for your honeymoon, so how do you narrow down the list to find the perfect place to celebrate? Don’t worry, we’ve taken out the guesswork and compiled our top recommendations for romantic beach honeymoon destinations. Under each destination we list out we’ll give you some information on why it made the cut and what you can expect.


Ranked the number one beach honeymoon destination in the world by U.S. News & World Report, Tahiti is at the top of our list because of its natural beauty and turquoise waters. Tahiti is an island in French Polynesia that has dozens of beautiful resorts, miles of breathtaking shoreline, and fresh cuisine to satisfy your body and soul. Surprisingly, this idyllic honeymoon destination is considered by some an off-the-beaten-path destination. Just beyond the sandy shorelines of Tahiti, you’ll also be able to see beautiful green forests. In Tahiti, you and your loved one will be able to lay in the sunshine and get a killer tan, swim in the blue water, snorkel, surf, and so much more. If you’re looking for adventure, you can take a hike to Fautaua Waterfall. If you’re looking to explore the tropical rainforest, you can take a ferry to Moorea to explore. Tahiti offers a range of adventures to make sure you never have a dull moment on your dream honeymoon getaway.

St. Lucia

Throw on your just married bathing suit and head over to St. Lucia! St. Lucia is located in the Caribbean and is quickly becoming a favorite beach honeymoon destination. St. Lucia is known for its beautiful beaches, striking blue water, and lush, green rainforest. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or you’re an adrenaline junkie, St. Lucia has something for everyone. If you’re a climber, you can test your climbing on The Pitons. If you want an adrenaline rush, then you can zipline through the Chassin region’s rainforest at top speed. Or, if you want to relax on sandy beaches and get an amazing tan, you’re covered there too. There is no shortage of options on this under-the-radar honeymoon destination. In addition to having everything you could want from a beach honeymoon destination, St. Lucia is also one of the more affordable honeymoon locations.

Bora Bora

If you’ve looked into beach honeymoon destinations, you’ve probably stumbled across glowing descriptions of Bora Bora. Bora Bora is another island in French Polynesia, though it is only about six miles long and a bit over two miles wide. Despite its small size, Bora Bora has an incredible amount to offer as a honeymoon destination. Bora Bora is known for its stunning natural beauty. When you visit Bora Bora, you will see lush, green jungle running into beautiful, clear aquamarine water. In the center of Bora Bora, there is a dormant volcano that rises up above the island. In Bora Bora, you will find warm water to swim around in, an expansive lagoon to explore, and local underwater exhibits that allow you to see underwater life. Enjoy swimming with sea life, indulging in dinner by the water, and watching the sunset while lounging on the warm sand. If you are looking for relaxation on your honeymoon, Bora Bora is an excellent choice. Pack all your sexy bikinis, you’ll certainly be glad you did!


The Maldives are located in Asia and top our list as one of our recommended places for an ultimate honeymoon destination. If you’re looking for expansive white sand beaches, beautiful blue water, and one-of-a-kind sunsets, this is the place for you. In the Maldives, you can stay in villas suspended over the beautiful water that will guarantee an unforgettable honeymoon experience (and make your Instagram followers swoon). For those looking for adventure, the Maldives has 1,190 islands you can explore, only 200 of which are inhabited - so get ready to explore! If you’re looking for relaxation, there are luxury resorts where you can spend your time basking in the sun and soaking in the beauty of the surrounding area. The Maldives is the ideal honeymoon destination if you’re looking for adventure and seclusion wrapped into one beautiful island.


One of our top beach honeymoon destinations can be found in Indonesia. Bali is an Indonesian island sure to show you incomparable beauty of epic proportions. With huge volcanoes jutting into the skyline surrounded by a deep green canopy of foliage, and beautiful turquoise water, Bali has a special magic that attracts a variety of different visitors. When you visit Bali, you can really choose your own adventure. Want to go visit temples scattered across the island or go out for a night on the town in Kuta? Bali has a variety of options for whatever you crave. From visiting Kintamani to climbing an active volcano there certainly is no shortage for those who love adventure and culture. Not to mention, the island boasts many luxury resorts complete with delicious food and decadent spa treatments. No matter what type of honeymoon you are looking for, Bali has a mix of it all and is an incredible culture to experience! Check out our cheeky one-pieces for flattering options that will keep up with all the adventures you plan.


We’re sure you’ve heard of this beautiful island in Hawaii, despite its reputation for being a much quieter, off-the-beaten-path destination compared to other Hawaiian islands. Kauai is the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain and doesn’t have the big, luxury resorts you can find on the other Hawaiian islands. If you’re looking for a luxury stay at a resort, Kauai probably isn’t the right honeymoon destination for you. But if you are looking for beauty, adventure, and rugged simplicity, Kauai is the ultimate destination. There are only two major highways on this Hawaiian island, so be ready to do your fair share of hiking on the island to see beauty off the main highways. Kauai has beautiful hiking trails, pristine beaches, and sunsets you’ll never forget. Take a helicopter ride to discover the natural wonders of the island and its Napali coastline or kayak around the island and soak in the views of grand waterfalls!

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is a collection of five towns that line Italy’s Ligurian coast. While they used to be remote fishing villages, the towns of Monterosso, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore now are connected by a train, making them an idyllic destination for many travelers as you can easily go from one spot to the next. If you are looking for a laid-back honeymoon destination that offers you access to unique towns, delicious wines, and walking trails that weave throughout the coastline, Cinque Terre may be the perfect destination for you and the one you love.


If you’re looking to visit a Greek island on your honeymoon, Santorini is the perfect destination, with its two inhabited islands and several smaller islets. Thira is the archipelago’s largest island and is also the home of Santorini’s two major towns, Oia and Fira. If you’re looking to visit quieter islands, check out Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni. One of the most distinctive features of Santorini is its red and black sand beaches. If you are looking to relax on a beautiful beach under the sunshine, Santorini is a breathtaking destination that will provide you will a one-of-a-kind look back into its history. When you visit Santorini, you can hike to Ancient Thera and see the ruins of empires that have fallen. If you love wine, you can visit local wineries that have a unique tasting wine due to the island’s volcanic terrain. Santorini is saturated in history and beauty and is one of our top recommended honeymoon destinations by the beach.


Nice is a port town of the French Riviera that attracts a variety of beachgoers and travelers alike. This Mediterranean coastline is dotted with buildings painted in pastel hues with palm trees gently swaying in the ocean breeze, but those who have visited Nice know it has much more to offer. If you want your beach honeymoon to be infused with culture and history, Nice may be the perfect honeymoon destination for you. In Nice, you can visit ancient Roman ruins, explore the twisted streets of Old Town, walk through Baroque churches, and visit St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral. If you are looking for nightlife, Nice is also known for having one of the most popular nightlife scenes in the French Riviera. Don’t forget to pack your most stylish cover-ups to fit in with the fashionable crowd.

Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands in Thailand are another beautiful honeymoon destination by the beach to consider. The Phi Phi Islands are easily accessible from the city of Phuket by a quick boat ride, but also offer a sense of remote isolation to make your honeymoon feel secluded. The movie The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed here, and you’ll quickly understand why once you see the breathtaking beauty of these islands in person. This Southeast Asian destination offers a variety of different activities to make sure you enjoy every minute of your honeymoon. You can visit Phi Phi Le National Park, rock climb along the shore, or grab and kayak and visit some of Phi Phi Islands scenic covers. In the Phi Phi Islands, there is no shortage of beauty or adventure.


For a classic tropical honeymoon destination by the beach, Fiji is always a great choice. Fiji has beautiful turquoise waters to gaze at, expansive sandy beaches to relax on, and luxurious resorts that will make sure you have every amenity available. If you are looking for a true feeling of seclusion, Fiji may be the perfect destination for you. Fiji is located in the South Pacific Ocean thirteen hundred miles away from New Zealand’s North Island. In Fiji, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets and a romantic tropical vacation, while also being exposed to Fijian customs and traditions that will enrich your experience. When you’re in Fiji, you can snorkel with manta rays, enjoy the nightlight in Mamanucas, and scuba dive near Taveuni.

U.S. Virgin Islands

If you’re looking for the perfect Caribbean paradise, look no further than the U.S. Virgin Islands. You can visit St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, or all three! Sr. Croix is the lesser-visited island that has rum distilleries and sugar cane plantations that offer a historical look back into the past of the U.S. Virgin Islands and how they’re moving into the future. On St. John, you’ll be able to visit the seven thousand acres of dedicated parkland and beautiful surrounding beaches. On St. Thomas, you can have all the luxury you are looking for with high-end stores to visit and yachts dotting the harbor. These three islands offer you the opportunity to capture beautiful beach views while enjoying luxury amenities. Bonus: you can use U.S. dollars to pay for everything. You can choose from many romantic activities on your vacation with access to everything from hiking to swimming to scuba diving. The best part? British Islands are also only a quick boat ride away, so bring your passport and continue exploring!

There you have it, our top honeymoon destinations by the beach! Once you have your destination selected, it’s time to begin packing for vacation and choosing flattering bikini styles so you look and feel your best each day of this special trip.