Once the wedding is over, many couples look forward to celebrating their newlywed status on their honeymoon. To help lovebirds find the best post-nuptial getaway, US News reviewed expert opinions along with thousands of traveller votes to determine the best honeymoon destinations. From culture-focused cities to relaxing tropical beaches, this ranking offers a range of locations suitable for a variety of couples. Do these destinations belong? Cast your vote below. (Note: some of the destinations below may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Check with CDC and the U.S. State Department prior to travel.)
Bora Bora's stunning scenery is just the tip of the iceberg, or rather, the volcano. Honeymooners can choose from beautiful beaches and lagoons for sunbathing, snorkelling and sailing, as well as luxurious spas and romantic overwater bungalows. Hotel rates on this French Polynesian island are high, but a honeymoon between December and March or a Pacific Ocean cruise can help cut costs.
If you're looking for a luxurious Caribbean honeymoon, look no further than St Lucia. You'll find white sandy beaches and lush mountains dotted with boutique resorts. If you need a break from the sand, visit the Soufrière area for natural attractions such as the Pitons, Sulphur Springs and Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens. You and your sweetheart will love hiking, taking mud baths and relaxing together in geothermal pools.
If you and your partner really want to get away from it all, head to the Maldives. This chain of remote islands in the Indian Ocean is known for its seclusion and romance. The extravagant services and amenities at each resort will make you never want to leave your private bungalow or overwater villa. When you're ready to venture out, visit the tranquil beaches and spas of the Maldives or stroll around the small capital city of Malé.