Picture yourself in a tropical honeymoon paradise. Does your mental image include aquamarine-blue waters, white-sand beaches, and overwater bungalows? If so, you're dreaming about Fiji and French Polynesia — and for good reason. These South Pacific paradises are among the world's top honeymoon destinations year after year. In fact, this year, French Polynesia grabbed the coveted number one spot, while Fiji came in sixth. Not too shabby for these remote getaways.
Both Fiji and French Polynesia are tranquil archipelagos with blue lagoons and a reputation for attracting privacy-seeking celebs like Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban and Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. Local hotspots like Tahiti and Bora Bora are known for the friendliness of their people, a thriving Melanesian culture, and a string of secluded private-island resorts.
For instance, the Four Seasons Bora Bora (seen above) is the ultimate in South Pacific romance. With its iconic overwater bungalows, a romance menu, and a spa suite with a glass floor over the ocean, it offers excitement and relaxation to every newlywed couple. For a bit more local flavor, consider Laucala Island in Fiji, an Oprah-approved private island with just 25 villas, a nearby village, and lush greenery.
Don't just take our word for it, peruse the full list of the best resorts for honeymooners as compiled by the A-list travel specialists at Virtuoso.