Many couples opt for a secluded honeymoon destination where they can experience greater privacy than they could in a heavily populated area. When planning your dream honeymoon, consider the top six secluded honeymoon locations listed below.
1 - Santorini
The world famous Greek island of Santorini is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. It is known for its whitewashed churches with bright blue roofs, and its breathtakingly brilliant turquoise water. While honeymooning in Santorini, you can enjoy a variety of archaeological delights, sandy beaches, delicious Greek cuisine, and fabulous Greek culture. Although Santorini is a popular tourist destination, you can avoid much of the crowd and still experience warm weather by visiting Santorini in the spring or fall. You can also avoid much of the crowd by lodging in a hotel or resort that is further removed from the main tourist attractions, while still enjoying the beauty of the island. Choose from a variety of romantic hotels, including the fabulously luxurious Canaves. The Canaves is in a quiet area of the island and each room enjoys an excellent sea view. For more information, visit www.canaves.com.
2 - Maui
The island of Maui features a compilation of all of Hawaii's best qualities: surfing beaches, volcanoes, posh resorts, adventure, and seclusion. While in Maui, you and your new spouse can celebrate the start of your new life together with an energy-filled Luau or you can enjoy nature together by spending time at the beach or at Maui's famous Haleakala National Park. The Ho'olei at Grand Wailea is rated as one of Maui's top hotels. It features large luxury villas that include their own stand-alone space, covered patio and barbecue areas, and kitchens. Your rental also gives you access to the 4,850-square-foot Hibiscus Pool, on-site spa, and five nearby golf courses. Visit the Ho'olei at Grand Wailea website at www.grandwailea.com/pages/vacation-and-getaways/accommodations/villas-at-hoolei.html?WT.srch=1.
3 - Turks & Caicos
Among all of the top secluded honeymoon locations, Caribbean honeymoons definitely belong on the list. A network of 40 Caribbean islands named Turks & Caicos is the perfect honeymoon destination if you are looking for an antidote for your hectic lifestyle. Turks & Caicos provides vacationers with nearly abandoned, sandy white beaches, shimmering turquoise water, and colorful coral reefs. You and your spouse can enjoy your secluded getaway snorkeling, exploring caves, sunbathing, or simply enjoying time alone in one of many luxurious beachfront resorts. The Amanyara ranks #1 out of 31 Turks & Caicos Hotels by U.S. News. The Amanyara is known for relaxation, seclusion, and pampering. Guests can choose to stay in a one-room pavilion or a multi-room villa, many of which come with private pools and outdoor showers. While lodging at the Amanyara, you can enjoy an upscale restaurant, private yoga or tennis instruction, or an afternoon swim. Visit Amanyara's website at www.amanresorts.com/amanyara/home.aspx.
4 - Venice
The enchanting city of Venice, Italy is the perfect secluded honeymoon destination. What could be more romantic than riding on a gondola underneath the Ponte degli Scalzi (Bridge of the Barefoot) while hearing the faintest hint of a serenading violin? The canal-strewn city creates a magical atmosphere where you can experience modern elegance and historical insights all at the same time. Enjoy your time visiting Saint Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, the Gallerie dell'Accademia, and the Teatro La Fenice. You can also enjoy the beach at one of many nearby islands. Although Venice is often bustling with tourists, you can find seclusion at one of many five star hotels. The San Clemente Palace Hotel and Resort is located on a private island in the heart of the Lagoon. It is the ideal place to stay if you want to savor the light summer breeze and admire a colorful Venice from a distance, while still having easy access to the heart of the city. Visit the website of the San Clemente Palace Hotel and Resort at www.sanclementepalacevenice.com/en/.
5 - Maldives
For a truly unique honeymoon experience, consider staying at the Maldives. The Maldives is an island located between the Arabian and Laccadive seas, approximately 500 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. The Maldives is about as isolated as you can get. You can enjoy your honeymoon in a private villa that stands over crystal clear water as you watch beautiful orange sunsets and enjoy celebrity-worthy room service. When you and your sweetheart feel like venturing outside of your private oasis, you can enjoy the breathtaking coral reef and underwater creatures in a private scuba session. The top rated hotel in the Maldives is the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas. Learn more about this luxurious resort by visiting their website at www.adaaran.com/prestigewatervillas/.
6 - Anguilla
Also among the top secluded honeymoon locations, the Caribbean island of Anguilla is sure to impress. Due to Anguilla's embargo on all cruise ships, casinos, and high-rise hotels, you are sure to experience more privacy and relaxation here than at many other top honeymoon destinations. Enjoy low-key beachfront villas, unmarked and unpaved roads, and a surplus of clear, coral-filled waters. There is little to do on Anguilla but relax, which happens to be the perfect activity for honeymooners. If you are lucky, you may be able to catch an evening music performance by Jimmy Buffet, Quincy Jones, or another talented musician who is known for stopping by Anquilla's shores to perform. Stay in one of Anquilla's many luxurious hotels, including the highly ranked Malliouhana Hotel & Spa. The Malliouhana Hotel & Spa is the perfect place for honeymooners to lodge due to its spacious rooms and oceanfront spa. Standard rooms start at 760 square feet and include a covered patio and a marble bathroom. Deluxe suites offer even more luxurious amenities, including a private 6-foot-deep plunge pool and a private outdoor Jacuzzi. This resort is within close proximity of Meads Beach, a great place for participating in watersports like water skiing, snorkeling, and windsurfing. Check out Malliouhana Hotel & Spa's website at www.islandinns.com/malliouhana.html.