Perennial favorites, these top 10 spots are the ones honeymoon couples flock to. These spots' romantic settings, top hotels and resorts, variety of adventures, good food, and something extra that's unique to each place, every one rates a "10" from lovebirds.
Birthplace of surfing, Hawaii's palm-fringed beaches and endless waves draw honeymoon couples. But that's not all. The islands' sensuality, the air perfumed with the scent of tropical flowers, the Polynesian culture, and the bounty of fresh fish drawn from the sea all contribute to making this a top spot. Add in unforgettable sunsets and island resorts that know how to cater to lovers, and you'll know why couples cross the ocean to reach Hawaii.
The food, the culture, the ambiance of Italy — whether in her great cities Venice, Rome, and Florence, the coast or the countryside — never fail to seduce honeymoon duos and other lovers. Great poems and books have been written about the wonders of Italy, but until you see it for yourself, it's just a dream.
Everyone who returns from Tahiti uses one word to describe it: Paradise. The bluest waters, the gentlest cultures, and those overwater bungalows are irresistible to couples in love. While some couples choose to settle in one spot, others island-hop. And still others get to experience the beauty of French Polynesia by sailboat or cruise ship.
Just off the coast of Florida, the Bahamas is one of the closest tropical places for honeymoon couples to unwind post-wedding. Some come by cruise liner, others are drawn to its resorts. The biggest and best known of Bahamas spots, Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island is both a water wonderland and a casino-hotel, so there's something for everyone here.
Popular for both weddings and as a honeymoon destination, Mexico's Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Cancun, Cozumel, and Riviera Nayarit are among the country's most visited spots. Resort amenities, ranging from suites with private plunge pools to romantic candlelight dinners on the beach, are part of what makes Mexico a top honeymoon spot.
As vast as the United States, the neighbor to the north is diverse as well. While honeymoon couples have made their way to Niagara Falls for nearly 200 years, there's much more in Canada to explore. East to West, the Atlantic Provinces to French-accented Quebec to outdoorsy British Columbia, Canada offers opportunities for romance and adventure in beautiful surroundings.
7. St. Lucia
Pink sands, romantic moon gates, British accents, Bermuda shorts, golf, and a sea-faring culture have brought honeymoon couples to Bermuda for generations. Activities favored by lovers include exploring Hamilton, the capital; playing tennis (wear your whites); visiting the Royal Navy Dockyards; and renting a moped or scooter to drive down Bermuda's pretty, flower-filled lanes down to the shore line for a rendezvous in a secluded cave.
A place with a sounds and a rhythm all its own, Jamaica earns its spot on the top 10 thanks to having more all-inclusive resorts for honeymoon couples than any other island in the Caribbean. With its shoreline, waterfalls, and Blue Mountains, its also one of the prettiest islands in the region.