We asked the editors of Beach Tomato to share their top picks for the world's most romantic beaches. So whether you're looking for a seaside proposal spot or a secluded place to relax on your honeymoon, you'll find plenty of idyllic options below. —Lauren Matthews
1. Manda Bay, Kenya
Manda Bay is located on a tiny desert island in the pristine Lamu Archipelago. The silky-soft beach offers secluded cabanas and hammocks, perfect for gazing out over the deep blue Indian Ocean.
The gorgeous strip of jungle-fringed, powder-white beach at the Gayana Eco Resort rewards couples with enduring vistas of Mount Kinabalu.
3. Pansy Island, Mozambique
Pansy Island is a picture-perfect sandbar tucked away in the Bazaruto Archipelago. A private gourmet picnic on this secluded island takes "romantic" to a whole new level.
4. Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
One of the more remote and beautiful beaches in the world can be found at Lake Tanganyika near Greystoke Mahale. Lying on the soft sand with the crystal-clear waters lapping at your feet, you may just start to feel like a real-life Robinson Crusoe.
5. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
The gorgeous beaches of Phu Quoc are a sensational choice for a honeymoon. Sparkling azure seas and white-sand beaches run for mile upon mile alongside the warm South China Sea.
6. Vivonne Bay, Australia
Vivonne Bay on Kangaroo Island is a wonderful crescent of deserted white sand. It makes an ideal setting for a romantic sunset stroll, with just a few loitering kangaroos for company.
7. Bequia, the Grenadines
This tiny strip of sand, which runs along the length of the island's southern shore, is the perfect spot to spend some quality time.
8. Shoal Bay, Tasmania
Idyllic Shoal Bay on Maria Island can only be accessed by a two-day hike through the deciduous forests—meaning you'll find lots of peace and quiet once you get there. The beach itself is a wide arc of soft white sand that extends out into the crystal-clear sea.
9. Yaqeta, Fiji
Yaqeta is a lush, volcanic island 60 miles from the main island of Viti Levu. Inhabited by just 400 Fijians, its postcard-worthy beaches are surrounded by virgin rainforests—the ideal setting for an unforgettable honeymoon.
With such beautiful beaches in plentiful supply, we couldn't settle for just one. For incredible sunsets and breathtaking scenery, head to El Nido on Palawan. We also love Boracay, which is resplendent with lovely white-sand beaches, turquoise seas, and a sprinkling of local culture.