Honeymoon heaven: start your happy ever after at one of these idyllic islands

Honeymoon // by The QB Team

We’ve rounded up some of the best honeymoon islands to help start your happily every after. These idyllic locations are the essence of tranquility and romance – so keep reading if, like us, you’re ready to bask in the sun’s rays on a white sandy beach surrounded by crystal blue water.

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#1. FIJI

Couple walking along the beach in fiji on their honeymoon.

Fiji Tourist Office

Fiji is the quintessential tropical paradise, and a great honeymoon getaway for Australian couples craving a glamorous, international destination – and a short flight.

Relax in sumptuous destinations such as Denaru Island, on the main island of Viti Levu. This is the largest integrated resort in the South Pacific, featuring lavish resorts, stunning beach fronts, championship golf courses and all the fine dining and pampering spa treatments you could want. Elsewhere, in the far-flung islands of the Mamanuca or Lomaiviti Islands, you can relax in comfortable lodgings surrounded by colourful gardens, tranquil white-sand beaches, and an endless blue horizon.

Honeymooners will love:
Fiji’s warm and inviting atmosphere, just perfect for couples looking for pampering and relaxation. You’ll feel at home as soon as you arrive, find your romantic accommodation in Fiji with Holidays for Couples.


Tahiti and her Islands as a honeymoon destination.

Tahiti Tourisme

French Polynesia is made up of five groups of islands, of which the Society Islands – home to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and Huahine, to name just a few – are probably the most famous. On Moorea you’ll find dramatic cliffs, enchanting waterfalls and open green meadows, while the name Bora Bora is pretty much a byword for “dream getaway” and features some of the most exquisite views – and luxury overwater resort accommodation – in the world. Find your romantic accommodation in Tahiti with Holidays for Couples.

Cruise from one island to the next; indulge in candlelit picnics on deserted beaches; watch the sun set with cocktail in hand; go shopping for an indigenous black pearl to commemorate your honeymoon… whatever you do, it will be unforgettable in this part of the world.

Honeymooners will love:
Powdery white sands, gin-clear waters and luxury overwater bungalows.


Santorini as a honeymoon destination.

Perched on the edge of a still-active volcano, Santorini’s instantly recognisable whitewashed houses look out over deep blue waters that stretch as far as the eye can see.

On the other side of the island there are sandy beaches (take your pick of white, red or even black-sand beaches), while everywhere you go there’s delicious cuisine and aeons of history to discover, including the archaeological site of Akrotiri. See Holidays for Couples for your holiday options in Santorini.

Honeymooners will love:
Watching the sun set from under the shade of a beautiful windmill, in the picturesque village of Oia.


The Philippines as a honeymoon destination.

The Philippines are made up of more than 7,000 islands dotted throughout the Pacific Ocean in Southeast Asia. Honeymooners can’t go past the dazzling islands of Boracay, Palawan and Cebu. On Boracay, the four-kilometre-long White Beach features sophisticated resorts, shops, eateries, spas and watersports, and a famously laid-back atmosphere. Discover the best honeymoon accommodation with Holidays for Couples.

Honeymooners will love:
The island culture and the beauty of the tropical beaches.


Vanuatu as a honeymoon destination.

Vanuatu Tourism Office

From its tropical beaches to its thrilling volcanoes, this is an island nation of dramatic beauty – not to mention a friendly and welcoming culture. More than 80 islands make up Vanuatu, including Espiritu Santo, which boasts fascinating caves and extraordinary freshwater springs called the “Blue Holes”. Crystal-clear fresh water comes to the surface of these holes through layers of limestone and coral, to produce water that’s the most brilliant blue, and perfect for swimming and snorkelling – and posting photos on all your social media accounts.

Honeymooners will love:
Vanuatu’s beaches, such as Lonnoc, Golden Beach and Champagne Beach – ideal for swimming and romantic picnics at sunset. You can find your romantic accommodation at these beaches with Holidays for Couples.


The Cook Islands as a honeymoon destination.

The Cook Islands are home to 15 gorgeous islets bursting with colour, culture and life. Honeymooners can enjoy everything from calm, crystalline lagoons to thrilling fire-dancing showcases by talented local performers. Unwind in a stunning, all-inclusive resort (check Holidays for Couples for some great honeymoon options!) boasting spa treatments and exotic dining options, or savour the romantic atmosphere of a private villa nestled in the jungle. Relax with a picnic on the beach or make memories to last a lifetime with a paddle-boarding lesson or leisurely snorkel.

Honeymooners will love:
The picturesque views on the idyllic island of Aitutaki – nicknamed “Honeymoon Island”. How very appropriate.


Mauritius as a honeymoon destination.

Mauritius Tourism Office

You’ll hear Mauritian Creole, English, French, Indian and Chinese spoken on this island that’s located in the Indian Ocean – off the coast of Africa, just beyond Madagascar. It’s this wonderful, eclectic mix that makes Mauritius an island like no other. Colourful Creole culture, world-class luxury resorts, picture-perfect beaches and watersports, diving and world-class snorkelling in blue, blue waters all await.  There are dramatic cliffs, peaks and valleys to explore, as well as the island’s capital, Port Louis, which is home to charming shops, restaurants and cultural and historical sites.

Honeymooners will love:
Spa treatments including Asian Ayurvedic massages and ancient African and Creole healing techniques.

Discover more of where to stay at these destinations when you check out our fabulous honeymoon directory!