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William And Catherine Make Beaches The Honeymoon Hotspot

Honeymoons that are just beachy

Linda Hohnholz, eTN  Jun 06, 2011

(eTN) - With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge making North Island in the Seychelles their choice for a honeymoon, suddenly beach destinations are the hottest spots to celebrate the first few days of wedded bliss. Here we explore our top four picks for honeymoons that go beyond peachy – they are what we call simply “beachy.”

Just like William and Catherine's choice in the Seychelles, Hawaii has many islands to choose from for a honeymoon. Here, we focus in on the island of Oahu, home to the famous Waikiki Beach. Oahu is a rich and romantic honeymoon destination, where the options for a beachy honeymoon are seemingly endless. Couples can hold hands under the blue skies and leave footprints in the sands of Waimea Bay or unwind in the gentle waves of Waikiki. And there are many couples activities perfect for a honeymoon, from a lomilomi massage in one of Oahu’s fine resorts, to the simple enjoyment of a secluded beach fronting a home rental on the infamous North Shore.

If you can tear yourself away from your honeymoon nest, activities galore await on Oahu. Couples may kayak to the Mokulua Islands off of beautiful Kailua Beach, explore the Koolau mountains by horseback at Kualoa Ranch, take a tandem surfing lesson or go on a sunset sail in Waikiki, or even skydive together on the North Shore. The adventures are endless.

From romantic sunsets to candlelight dinners celebrating your new life together, Oahu - the “Heart of Hawaii” - is where you may discover the honeymoon of your dreams, and with 112 miles of sandy beaches just on Oahu alone, the perfect honeymoon awaits.

If a honeymoon is meant to be a celebration of love in an intimate, secluded, and most importantly, beautiful setting, then the Maldives is one of the world’s best backdrops for all these things. There are endless ways to let the magic of the islands dazzle you on your holiday as a couple. A dinner under the stars with the occasional flicker of candle light to bring you back into the real world, a daring getaway to a nearby uninhabited island all by yourselves for the whole day, or just lazing around in your private bungalow watching the endless turquoise waters while you are treated to a spa treatment in the room.

You could choose to get to know each other through a swim around a house reef with a mask and fin, or dive among the beautiful, vibrant reefs. It is an experience you will relive again and again after you get back home. Indulge in some lighthearted competition on a night fishing trip by seeing who catches more. You will not forget the amazing boat trip you make at sunset before anchoring at a suitable fishing spot. It is as if nature plays with the colors of the setting sun just to ensure that you remember this day, this moment, and this love for the rest of your life.

If you are looking for a very special place to spend your honeymoon, Mauritius may just be the place for you. Whether your liking is a hotel, villa, bungalow, or resort, the island offers extensive honeymoon packages and wedding packages as well. They can also help you in organizing every single detail of the wedding ceremony. Everything is possible. You can choose to have an intimate, private occasion or a more adventurous way of exchanging vows.

Mauritius is a real paradise for those who want to enjoy the sea or just to soak up the sun. Some of the best beaches include: Grand Bay - One of the best areas for sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing, La Cuvette beach has been recently upgraded; Pereybere - This remarkable small cove half-way between Grand Bay and Cap Malheureux is one of the finest bathing spots on the island; Belle Mare - Here one finds miles and miles of white and spotless beaches from Belle Mare to Trou-d’Eau Douce; Blue Bay - This beach is one of the most popular bathing spots in the Southeast of the island and is an ideal spot for windsurfing and sailing; Le Morne & Tamarin - Offering kilometers of beaches for bathing and very popular for surfing; and Flic en Flac - White beaches fringed with filaos or Casuarina trees.

Mauritius, with lagoons of a typically tropical sweetness and endless white beaches, will transform your honeymoon into one unforgettable moment after another.

Sensual Seychelles, home to the unique Vallée de Mai, is claimed by some to be the original site of the Garden of Eden. Seychelles has long been dubbed the “islands of love” - a place where romance is as natural as the waves caressing the shores of a secret cove at midnight.

Seychelles is a place of safety and serenity, where an astonishingly surreal beauty and a languid pace of life conspire with an enviable tropical climate and welcoming people to provide a unique backdrop for those tender romantic experiences.

Here, couples may enjoy all the diversity in accommodation that Seychelles has to offer, from charming Creole guesthouses, intimate hotels both large and small, to the magical experience of sumptuous five-star resorts and exquisite island hideaways.

Be it a wedding, honeymoon, or an anniversary, unforgettable Seychelles holds the key to your dreams of romance in paradise. Just ask William - he said it was the best holiday he ever had, although we are sure honeymooning with Catherine had something to do with it, too.

Honeymoons that are just beachy
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