Most Romantic Island Getaways – Here is the list, Don’t miss ! – Honeymoons by definition suggest quiet and secluded places full of mystery and beauty. Among them island getaways are of a special kind. Imagine walking through green trees, soft sand under your feet and blue skies above, only to stumble onto a hidden beach next to pristine waters. The magic of the sound of the sea on a beach far away from the bustle of civilization is the perfect beginning to any romantic relationship.
We believe that everyone should get a taste of this beautiful experience, which is why we will be discussing, in no particular order, the best island getaways for a romantic trip.
This is a French Colony in the pacific ocean that is made up of islands. Formed from ancient undersea volcanic eruptions, the islands have a unique beauty that includes black sand beaches, high cliffs and coral reefs. The earliest known inhabitants were the Polynesian people. In 1880, the French made it a colony. The official language is french but the locals speak Reo Tahiti. The entire population of French Polynesia does not exceed 150,000 people.
This is the largest island of the archipelago. It is the social, political and economic center with the capital city of Papeete located in the northwest of the main island. It also has the only international airport of the islands near Papeete.
Tahiti is made up of two parts, Tahiti Nui(“big Tahiti”) and Tahiti Iti(“small Tahiti”). Most of the people live in big Tahiti where the capital is. The small Tahiti is only accessible by boat or foot trails. It is possible to make day trips to different beaches by boat or hiking.
The weather is comfortable and shifts from the lowest at 21 degree Celcius to 34 degree celcius. If you don’t like rain then stay away from the island from November to April as there is torrential rainfall during that time. August would be the ideal time for a holiday.
The local cuisine in Papeete is particularly enticing as well: Travelers should check out the roulottes or food trucks at Place Vaiete along the coast. Speaking of food, Chinese, French and Italian cuisines are available. But keep in mind that restaurants in Papeete are expensive, so plan your dining budget accordingly.
Places to see in Tahiti
- Fautaua Waterfall
- La Plage de Maui
- Papenoo Beach
- Museums of Tahiti
- Vaipahi Gardens
- James Norman Hall Home
- Inner Island Safari
- Municipal Market in Papeete
This is a famous international tourist spot. The island is tiny, 30 sq. kms. with only 10,000 permanent residents. The island is surrounded by a lagoon full of corals. To get to the island you’ll have to make a 230 km trip from Tahiti. The island is home to an extinct volcano and two mountain peaks.
The weather is the same as Tahiti; humid and warm with rains from November to April. Cuisine includes fish, meat and other tropical fruit including bread fruit and a local banana variety.
Places to see in Bora Bora
- Matira Beach
- Jeep Safari
- Coral Gardens
- Boat Tours
- Shark/Stingray feeding
- Bora Bora Lagoonarium
- Bora Bora Turtle Center
India is home to many islands, the most popular (rightfully) are the Andaman and Nicobar islands. It is rich in cultural and historical heritage but it is mostly known for its coral reefs and pristine beaches. There are two islands that are particularly famous for their tourist destinations.
Get every kind of Indian food including a variety of fish and crustaceans. The lighthouse restaurant at Port Blair is said to be the best place for any fish requirement.
It has a warm tropical climate with monsoon showers from June to November. December to January would be the best time to visit. Languages spoken are Hindi, Bengali, English among others.
Places to see at Port Blair
- Cellular Jail
- Ross Island
- Viper Island
- Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex
- Samudrika Naval Marine Museum
- Mount Harriet National Park
Havelock is a picturesque natural paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches, rich coral reefs and lush green forest. It is one of the populated islands in the Andaman group with an area of 113 sq. km. and is located 39 km of north-east of Port Blair. You will have to book a ticket on the ferry to get there.
Places to see at Havelock Island
- Radhanagar Beach
- Vijaynagar Beach
- Kalapathar Beach
- Elephant Beach
Neil Island is a smaller island of the Andamans home to 5 beaches and a natural bridge rock formation. It is also ideal for snorkeling and other marine activities.
Places to see at Neil Island
- Laxmanpur Beach
- Bharatpur Beach
- Sitapur Beach
- Natural Bridge
- Rose Island
Also called the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, this country is a collection of about 700 individual islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Nassau is the capital city in New Providence Island. Columbus had first landed in the Bahamas, making it historically important. Today, it is a major tourist spots but also include small secluded islands that are perfect for as an island getaway.
Cuisine includes seafood such as fish, shellfish, lobster, crab, and conch, as well as tropical fruits, rice, peas, pigeon peas, potatoes, and pork.
Places to see at the Bahamas
- Horse Pond Beach, Mayaguana
- Buenavista Cay Beach, Ragged Island
- Love Hill Beach, Andros
- Moriah Habour Cay Beach, The Exumas
- East Wells Beach, Bimini
- Northwest Point Beach, Inagua
- Sugar Beach, The Berry Islands
- Lighthouse Beach, Eleuthera & Harbour Island
In the middle of the largest ocean in the world, Hawaii is the quientessential island getaway for Honeymooners. It has all the magic and beauty of natural captured in the perfect holiday destination. Being a part of the USA does make it a little more expensive than most other honeymoon spots.
“Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists”, and volcanologists.”
The Cuisine is a mix of Asian, Polynesian and American food types. Poi is a main staple. It is made from Taro. They also have fish, meat and other exotic dishes to try. The culture is hospitable and welcoming of tourists.
Places to Visit in Hawaii
- Waikiki Beach, Ouha
- Napali Coast, Kauai
- Lenai Island ( Perfectly secluded)
- Kona Coast, Hawaii Island
- Molokini, Maui
The smallest country in Africa in terms of population, Seychelles is an ideal place to hide away for a Honeymoon. Situated in the heart of the Indian Ocean, it has legendary status as secluded beach paradise for the romantic types. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises. The main island of Mahe hosts the capital Victoria.
The cuisine is a mix of African, Indian, French and Chinese foods. They usually have sea food like fish, shell fish, and other fruits and vegetables accompanied with rice.
It has a warm tropical island climate where temperatures hover between 24 to 30 degree celcius with significant rainfall. May to November is the best time to visit. It is not the cyclone zone, so no fear of any dangerous weather.
Places to see in Seychelles
- Anse aux poules bleues, Mahe
- Anse Major, Mahe
- Anse Takamaka, Mahe
- Anse Machabée, Mahe
- Anse Severe, La Digue
- Anse Victorin, Fregate Island
- Anse Volbert / Côte d’Or, Parslin Island
These islands are famous because of Darwins work on evolution conducted on this archipelago. Formed by volcanic rock, there are made up of 19 main islands with friendly wildlife such as sea lions and huge sea tortoises. Both the land and sea are World Heritage sites keeping it pure, pristine and natural.
Best time to visit is between December to May as tourism drops due to the rainfall. However, the sea is calmest during this time and the weather is also mild.
Places to visit in Galapagos
- North Seymour Island
- Bartolome Island
- Las Bachas
- Sombrero Chino
- Mosquera Island
- Rabida Island
- Tortuga Bay
U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands consists of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 346 sq kms. The population hovers around 100,000 people. The islands are known for their white beaches and coral reefs.
Temperatures are tropical between 18 to 30 degree celcius. Rainfall is highest between May and October. Cuisine is mostly American with some Polynesian and Asian influence.
Places to see in U.S. Virgin Islands
- Saint Thomas Island
- Saint John Island
- Trunk Bay
- Coral Bay
Anguilla is a small island that is part of the UK overseas territories. The island is tiny that is only 35 sq. kms with a population of 15,000 people.
It is home to some of the most spectacular coral reefs and beaches. There are smaller, uninhabited islands where travellers would like to wander like Anguillita, Dog Island, Prickly Pear Cays, etc.
Anguillian cuisine is influenced by native Caribbean, African, Spanish, French and English cuisines. Seafood is abundant, including prawns, shrimp, crab, spiny lobster, conch, mahi-mahi, red snapper, marlin and grouper. Salt cod is a staple food eaten on its own and used in stews, casseroles and soups.
Moderate temperatures hovering around 27 degrees celcius make it an ideal beach getaway. Make sure to visit during the coolest period i.e., December to February.
Places to see in Anguilla
- Sandy Island, Anguilla
- Shoal Bay
- Barnes Bay
- Meads Bay
- Little Bay Anguilla
- Captains Bay
Located close to India and Sri Lanka, the Maldive islands are comprised of 26 atolls. It has a population of 500,000 people with Male as the capital city in the central island called the King’s Island.
It is the lowest country in the world. The highest natural point is a mere 2.4 metre making it an interesting place to visit. Apart of that it has the most beautiful beaches and coral reefs. A particular favourite is the bio-luminicent beaches or beaches that glow in the dark.
Cuisine is mostly middle eastern and indian influenced. The climate is balmy tropical one. Best times to visit are from December to May.
Places to see in the Maldives
- Ari Atoll
Karaitivu, Sri Lanka
While Sri Lanka is a beautiful and large island by itself, we focussed on a more quiet island in the north. is an island off the coast of Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka, located approximately 15 kilometres north-west of the city of Jaffna. Karaitivu means “the island of karai shrubs” in Tamil.
The cuisine is the unique Sri Lankan foods found in the mainland.
Places to see in Karaitivu
- Butterfly Peace Garden.
- Dun Ella Water Fall, Ittithambuwala, Badulla.
- Kalmunai Beach Masjidh.
- Chaplon Tea Estate Passara.
- Mandur Murugan Kovil.
- Mani Naga Pabbatha Viharaya – Sastrawela.
- Sltj Kalmunai Branch.
- Eco Park.
The cook islands are 15 islands near New Zealand that is known for its lagoons, coral reefs and rugged mountains. It is known for its snorkelling and scuba diving activies. The tiny nation has only 15,000 inhabitants. The climate is moderate to tropical.
Places to see in Cook islands
With a total of 330 islands, of which only 110 are inhabited, Fiji islands are some of the best beach getaways you can find. Closely tied to the local nations of New Zealand, Somoa and other polynesian countries, Fiji is known for its abundant natural resources and serene beaches. Its temperate climate is perfect for a holiday.
Places to visit in Fiji
- Viti Levu
- Mamanuca Islands
These are some of the most reclusive beaches and honeymoon locations on the map. They have made the list because they provide the possibility of a dream trip to an island far away from civilization. We’re sure that there are plenty more out there, so keep looking! Give us a shout out to your favourite beach getaway if we’ve missed it!