The South Pacific basically serves up the best beach honeymoon vacations in the world with an astonishing array of seaside landscapes and scenery. These honeymoons are a combination of sand, sun and champagne from Samoa to Vanuatu and Lord Howe Island.
The 83 islands of Vanuatu are a true South Pacific paradise of sun-bleached strands, aquamarine seas and shipwreck dives. There are also plenty of tribal cultures to enjoy. Visit Efate Island’s Port Vila for most of the action. Espiritu Santo has the famed pink-sand Champagne Beach, Tanna and Ambrym have volcanoes and on Pentecost Island is the famed land diving.
- Lord Howe Island, Australia
Lovers will find romance in the island’s secluded corners, natural beauty, luxury lodges and fine dining establishments.
- Tahiti cruise
Celebrate your honeymoon in the magical islands of Tahiti enjoying intimate resorts, small peaceful villages and miles of quiet pristine beaches. Stay in an over water bungalow for true waterside luxury.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Fiji is one of the hottest destinations for honeymooning couples. It’s idyllic, relaxing and romantic. Every resort, hotel and cruise ship has wedding and honeymoon packages so there are plenty of competitive choices.
- Arrowtown, South Island, New Zealand
Pan for the gold in your wedding bands in this quaint historic gold-mining town just outside Queenstown. This might help off set the costs of your wedding day.
- Cook Islands
The Cook Islands is the perfect destination for those seeking lots of activities, or simply nothing at all. You can stay in a romantic private over water bungalow or a private cottage on a white sand beach. There are hikes, cruises, snorkeling, shopping and fishing to be done. Or visit the markets, take in a church service or simply relax and recharge.
- Surfers Paradise, Queensland
The world renowned Gold Coast serves up honeymoon packages on platters a dime a dozen. You’ll be spoilt for choice from the resorts, hotels and B&Bs along the golden sands. Walk on the beach before breakfast, enjoy the views from waterside terraces and take a spot of lazy shopping in the afternoons.
- Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Have your champagne and chocolates over the breaking waves of the Shipwreck Coast, which includes the majestic Twelve Apostles in the Port Campbell National Park.
- Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands
This is reportedly the longest lagoon in the southern hemisphere and is nominated for World Heritage Listing. It’s the perfect place to stay on your honeymoon with islands dotting the 87 mile-long stretch. Uepi Island is just one of the twenty which is inhabited. It has a fringing reef, is covered in rainforest and has fabulous dive sites and a relaxed and intimate resort.
Nestle into your own fale (bungalow on stilts over the water) and enjoy the magic and romance that is Samoa. You can get married here in an age-old chapel or simply honeymoon, waking up to breakfast on your own terrace, enjoying a private patch of beach and the lush tropical gardens.