If you’re looking for a tropical beach destination, but want to stray from touristy locations like Cancun or Hawaii, you must check out Seychelles – an Indian Ocean archipelago. Its turquoise waters and secluded white sand beaches create perfect conditions for newlyweds. Nobody wants to deal with crowds and boatloads of tourists, especially when you’re looking for an intimate getaway! This tropical location is the perfect way to truly get away and relax into married life. You could opt to soak up the sun on the beach or take the adventure route and try out forest-trekkings, scuba diving or swimming. You’ll even have the opportunity to go glass-bottom boating and observe the natural beauty of the waters as you float along (definitely putting that one on my list of things to do!).
This Croatian island is a secret getaway spot for even Hollywood’s biggest names like Steven Spielberg, Jay-Z and Beyonce and even Prince Harry (that’s right, it’s even sought after by royalty). Take it from these celebs, this location has everything. From terraced gardens and yacht-lined marinas to intimate stone wineries and fine dining, it’s easy to fall in love with the culture. Brides magazine suggested renting some scooters and driving to one of Hvar’s secluded beaches amid a sparkling blue bay. If you and your husband are all about food, try dinner at Zorace, above Zorace Bay for the best lobster you’ll ever eat.
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
This just-under-your-nose location is the perfect way to get away without crossing the border. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, it has all the beauty that you would get in the Caribbean – pristine beaches, 10,000 wild acres and an upbeat downtown area. Please your palette with their wide variety of seafood or head to the spa at The Sanctuary, where bobcats have been said to appear at the window during the treatment.
If you and your husband are looking for a honeymoon location where you can explore and find adventure, this French island located in the Indian Ocean is the perfect getaway. Inhabited by tropical rainforests, active volcanoes and endless greenery, there is never a shortage of things to do. Ride horses, trek the beautiful mountain sides, surf, explore canyons and walk among the villages packed with culture.